Two characters from Agent’s of SHIELD not seen for a long time are reintroduced to the show. In the “post-credits” scene of the most recent episode of the series, there is a flashback of events from the first season, when SHIELD had just been totally infiltrated by HYDRA schedules like Hydra, and John Garret (Bill Paxton) and Grant Ward ( Brett Dalton), who stole that big Gravitonium case from Secret Station The Fridge. Raina (Ruth Negga) and Ian Quinn (David Conrad) disappeared with Gravitonium at the end of the first season and he is back for season five, but he is not coming alone.
The flashback in question shows moments after Raina and Quinn’s escape with the Gravitonium, four years ago, while discussing their plans for the unstable element. Quinn admitted that he never really agreed with Hydra’s idea of domination and that he only wanted Gravitonium. Raina corrected him saying that, in fact, it was the Gravitonium that wanted him.
She opened the case containing the element, and as it was the plan all along, the Gravitonium made a direct path to Quinn and sucked it in! Perhaps you know who Creel (Brian Patrick Wade) has been listening to in your head since your little test with the Gravitonium. During his escape, Creel told Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Talbot (Adrian Pasdar) that he could hear voices arguing. These hallucinogenic symptoms were part of his attempt to absorb the properties of Gravitonium, as it does with all the other elements, but TV Guide hypothesizes that, perhaps, it cannot absorb something like a person. “Could it be possible that the Gravitonium didn’t kill Quinn (and whoever else might have been sucked in the way), but simply stored his consciousness in some way? Could Quinn’s voice be one of the voices in Creel’s head? If so, who more is there? “, they comment.
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