Earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that the comic book character Lash, an Inhuman who believed he alone had the power to decide which Inhumans were truly worthy of going through the terrigenesis process, would be joining ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a villain in Season 3.
On Wednesday, Marvel snuck the character's casting in an extended synopsis for the show's upcoming season. Former NFL star-turned-actor Matthew Willig (NCIS) will take on the role of Lash, who is described as a "monstrous Inhuman whose loyalties remain ambiguous."
The synopsis also revealed what some of our favorite characters will be up to when the show returns. Coulson (Clark Gregg) is busy rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. and getting used to opening the peanut butter jar one-handed; May (Ming-Na Wen) still hasn't returned from her vacation with her ex (guest star Blair Underwood); and Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) is recovering from the torture inflicted on her by Ward (Brett Dalton) in the Season 2 finale. And speaking of everyone's favorite scruffy psychopath, he's definitely still butthurt about being tricked into killing his lady friend and has made it his personal mission to take down Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. with the newly rebuilt Hydra. Perhaps the most important news about Season 3 isn't actually whether Ward's Beard will make a triumphant return (that's still unconfirmed), but that Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) will be consumed by his desire to uncover the truth about Simmons' (Elizabeth Henstridge) mysterious disappearance.
Oh, and apparently we're definitely calling Skye (Chloe Bennet) Daisy now, which isn't annoying or confusing at all. As hinted at in the season finale, she'll be heading up the team's search for new Inhumans and forming the Secret Warriors, a group that will play an integral role in Season 3. You can expect her to get a little help from Mack (Henry Simmons) and probably Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) since he's basically the only other Inhuman she really knows now.
Unfortunately, Marvel is still keeping mum on just who Constance Zimmer (UnREAL) is playing, except that she is the "no-nonsense, highly-skilled and somewhat mysterious leader of the ATCU (Advanced Threat Containment Unit)." Other new characters this season include her partner Banks (Andrew Howard) and the Inhuman Joey, who's struggling to control his newfound powers, which he probably developed after taking those fish oil pills that were infused with Terrigen. Just a guess, though!
None of this, however, tells us what the hell Hunter (Nick Blood) is up to in Season 3, which means I guess we'll all have to meet back here in a month to find out.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, September 29 at 9pm on ABC.