Executive Director of Marvel TV Communications, Arune Singh just announced that Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) will be appearing on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this spring in an “integral role”!
Singh and The Mary Sue also talked about what else is forthcoming in the latter half of the show’s first season. And I think I know why Sif might be showing up... Spoilers ahead!
The Mary Sue had a good round-up of the show's upcoming plots, including the announcement that Stan Lee will cameo in the very next episode, “T.R.A.C.K.S.”, which will air on February 4th. The episode centers around Coulson and the team on the hunt for the Clairvoyant during a tense train ride. Could Stan Lee be playing the Clairvoyant after all? Or just a jolly but beleaugered train condu...oh who are we kidding he’s totally a train conducter. Just think of how cute he’s going to look in a train cap!
(Oh, here he is, not being a train conductor. Fine, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ruin my day like you always do.)
Sif will appear in episode 15 (out of 21 total for the season) and considering the revelations in this past week’s episode, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Skye has some familial connection to Sif. (Which also means I have to rewatch “The Well” to see if Skye touched the staff.) To quote my esteemed co-worker Bridget McGovern:
I hope if it turns out to be true, then Skye makes everybody call her Lady Skye from now on. And starts incorporating armor into her casual wear.
Paul Lee, president of ABC, also teased during the presentation at this week’s Television Critics Association that the forthcoming episodes build into an arc that will lead to the reveal of who or what the Clairvoyant is at the end of this season. So...who’s important enough to be revealed as the Clairvoyant? Ward’s brother? Skye’s parents? Coulson himself somehow?