Adrianne Palicki's Mockingbird promoted to series regular on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

It looks like one of the first legit Marvel heroes to join Coulson’s new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team will be sticking around for the long haul.

Marvel has confirmed that Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse has been promoted to a series regular for the remainder of the second season. The addition of Palicki has been an excellent move this year, adding another butt-kicking lady to the team while also providing some fun drama and humor with fellow newbie Lance Hunter (Nick Blood).

Palicki has been on recurring status for much of this season, but beginning with the midseason premiere, “Aftershocks,” on March 3, she’ll officially be a regular. Considering that a spot or two has opened up on the cast in the wake of that midseason cliffhanger, the news makes a lot of sense. Coulson is going to need some bodies in the field to deal with all this Obelisk fallout.

Along with the casting news, ABC has also released the synopsis for the midseason premiere:

After discovering an alien city with ties to his resurrection, Coulson and his team destroyed it before the forces of Hydra could claim its secrets, eliminating the villainous Whitehall in the process. But new threats to the world have arisen, including Skye’s father, Cal, who now seeks retribution against Coulson for stealing his revenge against Whitehall; a disturbing alliance between former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ward and Agent 33; the enigmatic Raina, who struggles with her transformation into something inhuman by the alien Obelisk and seeks vengeance; and Skye, who developed mysterious new powers from the Obelisk but whose lack of experience with her new abilities may threaten the safety of those she loves.

Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack begin the next phase of a plan which seems to have grave repercussions for Coulson and his team, who are unaware that there’s another mysterious force moving against them. And as Hunter is forced to make the biggest choice of his life, Coulson will find his mission threatened by this shocking endgame.

In the midseason premiere, “Aftershocks,” Coulson’s team must deal with the consequences of their war with Hydra as shocking revelations threaten to tear them apart, and Hydra makes a dangerous move that may involve a traitor in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midst.

What do you think of the season so far? Are you glad to hear Palicki is going full-time?

(Via TV Line)

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