If you missed my “Black Women Will Feature Prominently In The Next 2 Episodes Of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’” item published yesterday, read it HERE.
In tonight’s episode, look for actress Pascale Armand (above) who plays a pivotal character named Akela Amador. The episode is titled Eye Spy, and in it, Agent Coulson and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team try to “track down a mysterious woman who has single-handedly committed numerous high-stakes heists. But when the woman’s identity is revealed, a troubling secret stands to ruin Coulson.”
The mysterious woman is of course Akela Amador, as played by Pascale Armand – primarily a stage actress, with few screen credits. In fact, based on her IMDB page, I’d say that this is her highest-profile on-screen role ever!
ABC has released a new clip from tonight’s episode, embedded below, highlighting Amador’s heisting skillz.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.
The TV serial comes from Joss Whedon (who wrote and directed the big-screen version of The Avengers), alongside Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse).
Watch Ms Armand in action below and tune in tonight at 8pm for the full episode: