Hm. It seems I’m going to be dubbing the season premieres of my favourite shows as Let’s Kill A Character. Three shows (which are my favourite) have killed characters which I was emotionally invested (Chicago Fire and Bones) and going to invest (Agents of SHIELD).
Since this is a Lucy site, let’s look at Isabelle “Izzy” Hartley. She’s dead folks. DEAD as in D-E-A-D. Not coming back (well 99% not coming back since all things are possible on Agents of SHIELD).
TV|Line and Entertainment Weekly both deliver the bad news....
I was so surprised that Lucy Lawless’ character died in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.season premiere! Is there a chance to see her in any of the following episodes? Or is there any chance to watch Lucy on other shows, like Parks and Recreation? –Natalie
Sorry, but plan to be Hartley-broken – that was Lawless’ one and only appearance. As for returning to Pawnee, she discussed that in our Q&A.
EW had an interview with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchareon:
EW: Going into the premiere, we knew Coulson would have to lean on some unsavory people to keep S.H.I.E.L.D. afloat, but then you basically kill them all off. Why did you decide to only use Lucy Lawless for one episode?
JED WHEDON: We wanted you to invest in the character and feel like this person was a real equal to Coulson. She definitely fit the bill on that front. Lucy has such a strength to her. We didn’t want people to know what was going to happen. We wanted it to feel like a big deal.
It seemed like you were going to explore Isabelle being the late Victoria Hand’s (Safrron Burrows) love interest from the comics.
Whedon: There were versions, but it started to be irresponsible if we addressed it to not address it with more weight and time and energy.
Maurissa Tancharoen: And then we would’ve been known as the people who killed off two lesbians on the show.
So there you have it. DEAD and MINUS a hand....
For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite