We already had a pretty good idea that Bobbi Morse would be appearing on Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now we know who will be playing her too.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Adrianne Palicki, known for her TV work on Friday Night Lights and recently seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, will join the show as Bobbi Morse. Palicki will first appear in the fifth episode of Season 2, with a possibility that we’ll see more of her down the line.
Morse’s history in the comics is a little confusing, but her most accepted continuity is that she’s a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who becomes the Avenger known as Mockingbird. She has a lengthy history with Hawkeye, as the two were married at one point, and was one of the heroes replaced by Skrulls and later recovered during Secret Invasion.
She’s also a character who makes perfect sense for the show, a fact we pointed out a while back. It’s interesting that the THR story says she might not be an ally to Phil Coulson and his team, so it’s possible Morse isn’t clear on who can be trusted in the wake of the S.H.I.E.L.D.-Hydra fiasco from Season 1. I’d certainly be on board to see Palicki’s Morse duke it out with Ming-Na Wen’s Melinda May.
And if Mockingbird’s arrival leads to a cameo by Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, so much the better, don’t you think?