Gideon Malick is a family man. The Hydra leader returned home after his unsuccessful trip to Russia and was seen skeet shooting with his daughter, Stephanie Malick.
"One Tree Hill" alum Bethany Joy Lenz made her debut as daddy's little girl in the recent "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episode, "Parting Shot." Gideon (Powers Boothe) has not made his business a secret to his daughter, who is eager to meet Hive, the beast that has taken up residence in the body that once was Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).
"What's interesting to me about the end of that [episode] is it seems like she was just raised in the family business," executive producer Jeff Bell said. "It's not what you expect. Powers Boothe really has done a great job this season, and not just being like 'I'm a heavy bad guy, head of Hydra,' but we really take him to interesting places going forward and I think he does a great job. A big part of that is the relationship he has with his daughter."
S.H.I.E.L.D. thwarted Gideon's attempts to create an Inhuman sanctuary in Siberia, but at the cost of two agents, Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). They were forced to deny their involvement with S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to protect the organization's anonymity and in the process, had to walk away from Coulson and their teammates (Palicki and Blood will spinoff their characters on ABC's "Marvel's Most Wanted").
The race to accumulate Inhumans between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra will drive much of the story heading into the final episodes of season three. The divide of how to treat these new powered people could also play into the next Marvel movie, "Captain America: Civil War."
"As there are more powered people, it really is a thing to come to terms with. It's something that S.H.I.E.L.D. has to come to terms with. It's a great generator of story moving forward, but I don't want to say that there's a movie called 'Captain America: Civil War' or anything, but there's a movie called 'Captain America: Civil War', and part of it is there are people with powers and not everybody is happy about that," Bell said.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.