Clark Gregg Talks Coulson’s ‘Magical’ Recovery: Plus Promo For Next Week’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tonight Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aired its third episode. While we learned a little more about the team, there are still some big mysteries that won’t be revealed for several more episodes. The biggest one of those secrets is how in the world Agent Phil Coulson survived getting stabbed through the chest by Loki‘s scepter! We’ve been getting plenty of hints along the way, like Coulson‘s lack of muscle memory, but Clark Gregg may have dropped another tease that hints at the answer.
Gregg appeared on Larry King‘s internet show for Ora TV, Larry King Now, to talk about his career (and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. of course). A three minute clip of the chat has been released through Hulu (via The Wrap). Gregg gets asked about his resurrection and all those comments about Tahiti. The actor said he doesn’t know exactly how Coulson is back, but he has been told a little bit about the larger plan:
I know more than the audience, but less than the writers.
Tahiti is a magical place. [E]very time someone mentions it lately, I seem to go into post-traumatic stress. So, I think there’s a little more to Tahiti than meets the eye. There’s a much darker, more interesting story there. Something much more magical has gone on to bring this guy back to life.
If you watch the clip, Gregg also mentions there’s a very good chance The Avengers will find out they were deceived about Coulson‘s fate. It’s funny that Gregg emphasizes the “magical” part of his statement. Theories have varied across the web about how he returned, with everything from a Life Model Decoy to a clone being mentioned. We’ll have to wait and see how exactly they pulled it off, but maybe it’s less science based and more magic based.
While you all ponder on the secrets that may be hidden within Gregg‘s comment, check out the promo for next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. entitled Girl in the Flower Dress. What do you think about Clark Gregg‘s comments? Do you have any theories on how he’s still among the living?