"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiered this week and luckily not everything in this comic book-inspired series was kept confidential. The pilot episode picked back up right after the battle in NY, and now the world knows about the presence of superheroes and villains.
But there are still a ton of questions that we want answered. First off, we need to know just exactly how Coulson returned from the dead. While the true details of his revival are certainly the most interesting mysteries of the series I unfortunately don't think we will learn the answers any time soon. Agent Coulson and Agent Hill explained that he was only dead for about eight seconds, and then he woke up in Tahiti. But after Coulson left the room while his new chance at life was being discussed, Hill and a S.H.I.E.L.D. medic became cryptic, revealing that Coulson can never know how he was really resurrected. Uh what?! How would Coulson not really know how he was just miraculously alive again? And why is he not demanding answers?
Another answer we want to know is who exactly is Skye? Skye is apparently not her real name, and after watching her erase the records of Michael Peteron's identity, we are starting to wonder, did she erase herself? New reports claim that Skye may be a well-known Marvel character in disguise. If Skye is in disguise, who could she be, maybe Jessica Jones or Dakota North? Another identity that is "sketchy" is Agent Ward. Coulson says that he has the highest scores since Romanoff, but that he has a mysterious family history. Hmm? Who is he related to, are they villains or are they other superheroes?
The mystery doesn't end there; we want to know what is on that memory card. Maybe this has more to do with Skye's real identity, but she certainly risked a lot to return to her van and retrieve the tiny but powerful memory card with the "damaged" Agent Melinda May. Depending on what is on the memory card could deeply impact Skye's role on the series. If it is in fact secrets to her old life, maybe she is planning on abandoning the group?
Finally the other question everyone is wondering, is could the Rising Tide really be one person in a van? In the premiere episode, Coulson reveals to his newly assembled team that these villains are a powerful group of hackers that have accessed all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secrets. But then in the end of the episode we discover that Skye is actually the Rising Tide, she was alone in her van hacking away. But could that be possible, I know she is good and a serious super-hacker, but it seems unlikely that she is working alone.