Could Phil Coulson and Melinda May actually turn into something romantic?
From early in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s run, fans have rooted for the longtime colleagues to get together, but it seemed like a fleeting possibility. However, as the duo find new common ground, it seems like their relationship could go to the next level, especially after May (Ming-Na Wen) revealed that the one thing she saw when she died was Coulson (Clark Gregg).
When asked whether Coulson may ever open himself up to love after his last two relationships ended in heartbreak — R.I.P., Price — Gregg, unprompted, seemed to reveal that the show will finally explore that dynamic. “There seems like there might be some long gestating sparks happening a little closer to home,” he tells EW. “I’m just going on what I’ve been reading [in the scripts]. Something is different between them. I don’t know, something’s going on. They’re just a little different with each other and I can’t quite figure out what it is. They’re either becoming even better friends after all they’ve been through or, I don’t know, I keep feeling like some of these lines are a little flirtatious.”