AceShowbiz - "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has just parted ways with two of its members. [SPOILER ALERT!] Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) were written off the show though they're not necessarily gone forever since they will get their own spin-off, "Marvel's Most Wanted".
In the latest episode aptly titled "Parting Shot", Bobbi and Lance landed in Siberia where they ended up getting arrested during their attempt to save the Russian Prime Minister from Hydra which tried to kill him. To protect S.H.I.E.L.D., Bobbi and Lance denied any involvement with the organization or that it still exists.
Bobbi and Lance were eventually released, but they couldn't not return to S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to prevent Russian Prime Minister from blaming the U.S. government for the assassination attempt. Coulson let them go, thanking them for their service so far.
As Bobbi and Lance prepared to leave, they hit a bar. No longer able to acknowledge them in public, the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. members sent them drink after drink as they toasted to each other in silence. Bobbi and Mack cried, knowing that they may never meet again.
Speaking of filming the bar scene, Palicki tells EW, "It was not acting. No acting required for that scene." Executive producer Jeff Bell admits that he also cried watching the ending of the episode written by Paul Zbyszewski. "I think it's a great episode and the ending is just really beautiful, and really moving in a way that you don't get very often. It killed me. I've seen it 10 times, and I'm not going to say that I wept openly, but I'm saying that I felt a little - okay, I cried. Big deal. So what?"
Palicki also praises the writer for their "beautifully written" exit. "It's such a chivalrous exit that we got to be the heroes and take a bullet for the team, in a sense. It was humbling...," she gushes.
On how they're dealing with the fact that they're no longer part of the team, Palicki says, "For Bobbi specifically, she's always been part of a team, so it's a little bit of letting go of the control and having a plan and being very structured. I'm sure this is a really scary leap. Also, now she's just stuck with Hunter 24-7, which might be a little bit of her worst nightmare. [Laughs] I say that with love. I'm sure on Hunter's end, and correct me if I'm wrong, it's probably a lot of relief. This is what he's been wanting for so long."
Blood jokingly responds, "Yeah, he's cool with it," before adding, "No. I think despite himself, he's going to miss them, obviously particularly Mack, because they've got a long history as friends, but he's developed relationships with all of them. Despite himself, he'll miss them, but at the end of the day, he's cool with it. He can live without them."
Palicki and Blood will next film the "Marvel's Most Wanted" pilot which is yet to be picked up to series by ABC. Teasing how it will be different from "S.H.I.E.L.D.", Palicki shares, "I think it's a little less based, at least in the pilot, in the mythology of the Marvel world and more about these two characters, and how they drive each other, and their adventures, like a Mr. and Mrs. Smith-type. There's a lot of banter, there's a lot of humor, there's a lot of action."
Blood adds, "It's exploring how you make a relationship work with the backdrop of all this crazy stuff that goes on when you live in the world that they live in. Essentially, it's about those two characters and how they negotiate their relationship."
Bell echoes Blood's statement, adding that fans will learn more about Bobbi and Hunter's past. "I would say what's fun about telling stories about spies is trust is at the heart of everything. Everybody has secrets, everybody has a past. Even Bobbi and Hunter are going to find out things about one another where it's like, 'You didn't mention that before!' " he dishes.
Asked about the possibility of a crossover between the two shows, Bell responds, "Let's get the pilot picked up. I would be really happy if we can do that. Whether characters can crossover, fans always love it when you can do that kind of thing... That's fun when that can happen, but let's get the show picked up first."