One of the pleasant surprises of the current season of Agents of SHIELD was the pairing up of agents Piper and Davis. I would like to see them bicker their way through a mission of their own. This one-off mission could be a bonus on the AoS Season Six DVD box or stream on Disney+.
Obviously I can’t discuss more about this without getting into spoilers for the current season of Agents of SHIELD so here is your SPOILER WARNING.
“One more week with Davis and we will find a dead body: his.”
“Yes, because one more week with you and I will definitely kill myself.”
When we first see Piper and Davis this season they’ve been stuck together on the Zephyr in space for months. Nerves are frayed, tempers are short, and we’re not seeing them at their best. They bicker like an old empty nest married couple but in the end they’re still working together to get out of their Chronicom cell.
A Piper & Davis One Shot has plenty to work with because we know almost nothing about the characters (not even their first names). We know Piper was personally trained by Melinda May and has some of her attitude but I can’t recall any mention of boyfriend, girlfriend, or even a pet. Davis has worked with Coulson’s team since the pre-Winter Soldier days so he’s one of the few Nick Fury era SHIELD agents still around. He has a wife and at least one child and that’s about all we know about him. There’s plenty of room to fill in some backstory for both characters.
Piper and Davis need a long break away from each other but their shared experience on the Fitz hunt would have created a bond between them. It could be their version of Romanoff and Barton’s Budapest reference.
“Just like Delta Centauri all over again.”
“You and I remember Delta Centauri very differently.”
The actual mission could be a simple artifact retrieval that unexpectedly gets complicated. They have to get themselves and the artifact to safety without backup.
Given how Agents of SHIELD is the red headed stepchild of the MCU I don’t expect this to happen but I still think it’s a cool idea.