Last seen making a tearful exit from the team in season 3, Nick Blood and his character, Lance Hunter, will be back for season 5 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Originally joining the show as Mockingbird’s (Adrianne Palicki) ex-husband, the mercenary became a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and a show favorite. At the time of his and Palicki’s exit, they were supposed to star in a spin-off called Most Wanted, however ABC never greenlit the property.
Palicki won’t be returning, as she is currently working on the new Seth McFarlane sci-fi satire, The Orville, so Lance Hunter will be coming back alone, which should surely require some explanation. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns later this year and now I’m even more ready for it to come back!