"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." fans were surprised when season 3 ended with Daisy Johnson (a.k.a. Quake and Skye), played by Chloe Bennet, going rogue and running away from her former partners. That said, it isn't really clear why she escaped S.H.I.E.L.D. Fortunately for fans, they won't have to wait until the season 4 premiere before knowing exactly what made Daisy run.
In an interview with TVLine, Bennet shared her thoughts about what pushed Daisy to go against S.H.I.E.L.D.
"Daisy cares so much about the people that she's with, the people of S.H.I.E.L.D., that she feels like if she gets too close to them, something bad is going to happen, they'll get hurt. I feel like she's protecting them, in a way, by going rogue," said the 24-year-old actress.
Daisy's motivations for going solo remains quite vague considering her scene going rogue was preceded by events six months before. Clearly, there's not a whole lot of backstory for why Daisy went rogue.
Viewers last saw Quake crying while listening to her boyfriend Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) say goodbye to her over the comms. Clearly, his death was a big blow to her.
As noted by Cinema Blend, another reason for Daisy flying solo is the fact that Lincoln, killed by Hive (original form Jason Glover), was also indirectly killed by Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Fitz's (Iain De Caestecker) actions. Hive wouldn't have been on Earth if it wasn't for Coulson and Fitz.
Daisy could have very well left S.H.I.E.L.D. behind because of trust issues with the agency. It's also possible that she was up to something that her friends wouldn't have allowed her to do, and instead of simply following Coulson's orders, she could have decided to follow a worthier cause. There's also the possibility that she just wanted to be away from S.H.I.E.L.D. for a while to mourn the death of Lincoln.
Nevertheless, Bennet's explanation for Daisy going rogue also makes much sense, since it is in Daisy's nature to want to protect her friends by staying away. However, Daisy's intentions and reasons for going rogue will unfortunately be misinterpreted by the world in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." season 4. She will be considered a terrorist because of her connections to destruction.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will return to ABC for season 4 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a new time slot of 10 p.m. ET.