"Agents of SHIELD's" Gregg Weighs Coulson's Chances of Becoming a Super Villain

In "Maveth," the midseason finale of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", Director Phil Coulson exacted his revenge on Grant Ward for the death of Rosalind Price and killed him during their interplanetary excursion. With a week left until the show returns, star Clark Gregg weighed Coulson's chances of going even darker and perhaps even becoming a super villain himself.

"One of the things I've always liked about Coulson and about our show is that he's a moral man," Gregg told TVGuide. "He's a normal man trying to do a job in a world with super villains and superheroes... and suddenly, the body count is piling up, as a result of Grant Ward, someone that he is -- to a certain extent -- responsible for having on this team. He crosses a very serious line, because he could have left him on this distant world and he chooses a different path."

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"There are definitely people on his team who thought he should have pulled the plug on Ward a long time ago," he continued. "I think there are others, like Fitz, who -- when they see the reality of killing somebody, really have to ask the question that Coulson is probably going to ask himself: When you do that, aren't you the very same as those you're fighting against?"

"I don't think he's going to know for some time if this was a terrible mistake that changes him and maybe turns him into a super villain -- it becomes, really, a show about a team run by a super villain -- or not," he concluded.

Starring Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will return to ABC at 9 pm EST on Tuesday, March 8.

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