'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 3: Ming-Na Wen talks about revealing Lash's identity


SPOILERS AHEAD for the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

This week’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, titled “Among Us Hide…” revealed the identity of a major character for the seasonthe Inhuman Lash. Just as how some of the fans have predicted based from the previous episode, Andrew Garner is Lash.

The final scenes of the previous episode hinted at the possible death of Andrew, after being cornered by men of HYDRA, as per the orders of Grant Ward. However, it was revealed that not only is he alive, but he actually escaped death by transforming to the vicious Lash.

The first to discover the information about Andrew was Agent Melinda May. In an interview with ComicBook.com, actress Ming-Na Wen shared her experience upon knowing of the reveal about her character’s lover.

“You know, I feel so dumb, because here I am in the thick of shooting our show, and when I read that script my jaw dropped,” Wen said. “I was so surprised. Completely, completely, thoroughly surprised. And here I am reading on Twitter all these fans are coming with that idea. And I can’t answer, of course, but it amazes me how smart our audience is, because I was completely blindsided. I never, never even suspected until after I had read that script. I guess, as Ming, I would not be a very good agent. I don’t know what it is with May and bad boys, but she doesn’t choose men wisely.”

With what she knows right now, may would certainly be affected by it, and will be put in a tough spot.

“I can’t give anything away, but all I can say is it definitely puts May in some of the toughest positions of her life,” the actress said. “I think for her to leave S.H.I.E.L.D. was, on the one hand, just a hope and a dream, but now that she’s back and has to face this, Andrew is the love of her life. Putting the pieces together and realizing that she may have to make another horrible decision Bahrain already messed her up, so I can’t even imagine what it would do to her.”

The reveal of Andrew as the Inhuman Lash made the show’s take on the character significantly different form how the comics had Lash. In the comics, Lash was an Inhuman from the hidden city of Orollan, Greenland. His identity was never known, or even his real name, at the least. He was also never seen to have the ability to transform into a normal looking human. He is an Inhuman who sought to seek out others of his kind following King Black Bolt’s release of the Terrigen Bomb on New York City, eliminating along the way those he deemed not worthy of Inhuman powers.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesdays on ABC.