“Agents of SHIELD” threw everyone for a loop in its finale, when we skipped forward six months to find several of the characters very much changed.

Daisy (Chloe Bennet) has apparently left SHIELD and decided to rock the goth look, though whether this means she’s returned to her hacker roots remains to be seen. She’s also experienced quite the power upgrade, if her ability to rocket herself onto rooftops is any indication.

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The bigger change by far, however, is Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) new position in SHIELD.

Before heading off with Mack (Henry Simmons), Coulson warns him that they’ll have to call the Director and tell him/her they’ve struck out again in their attempt to locate and detain Daisy. Excuse us? Since when is Coulson no longer the Director of SHIELD?

While speculation abounds about just who could have taken his place, we’ve got a three guesses of our own.

Nick Fury

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We’ve never quite gotten over how perfect Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) was for this job, and if Jackson chooses to return for a role on “Agents of SHIELD” you won’t find us complaining. We also have a feeling he’s the only person whose orders Coulson would actually obey.

Glenn Talbot

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There’s only so many times SHIELD can screw up and almost end the human race before some sort of oversight committee decides that they need new leadership. Talbot (Adrian Pasdar) is just contentious enough to rile up our agents while still getting the job done.

Melinda May


May (Ming-Na Wen) is probably the most likely candidate, especially considering the heart-to-heart she had with Coulson about the way she has always carried out his orders, regardless of her own personal beliefs. The “loyal foot-soldier” turning into the woman calling the shots sounds like a great kickoff for Season 4 to us.

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”