With most of the focus now on “The Inhumans,” Marvel fans will have to wait for the show to air its eight episodes before "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns for its fifth season. In the meantime, a new regular has been added to the mix, Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley).

Also known as Slingshot for those who followed her in the comics, the Columbian woman will be seen more this time around. She first appeared back in season 3, gifted with the ability to move at super speed. She initially struggled to communicate with the other members of the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." but eventually settled down.

Yo-Yo and Mack romance to sizzle?

By now, most are aware of the brewing romance between Yo-Yo and Mack (Henry Simmons).

Things got emotional last season, particularly the part where Mack and Daisy (Chloe Bennett) went into the Framework, according to Screen Rant. It was a key moment for their relationship, with Mack opting to stay after being fictitiously tied up with his daughter. Despite the risk, Yo-Yo went into the Framework but was unable to convince Mack to come out. He eventually came out when everything collapsed.

With a fresh start, it will be interesting to see how their relationship turns out. Their tandem is one of the overlooked parts of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and things could get rosy this time around. Will it factor in with the new threat, S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department)?

Critical season ahead

Despite most criticizing the ratings of the show, most are left befuddled in terms of why ABC opted to renew “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for a fifth season.

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In a way, its tie-up with the MCU could be a reason, though show-runners cannot rely on that forever. For those who missed it, Variety previously reported that ABC wanted to cancel the show. It took the intervention of parent company Disney to alter those plans. Its future remains on thin ice, though "The Inhumans" could save the day. The spin-off started its run and has so far gotten positive reviews. Could this be the reason why "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will only start once the inaugural season of “The Inhumans” is done?

"The Inhumans" series focuses on The Inhuman Royal Family who live on the moon. Inhumans and NuHumans share the same heritage – ancient Kree experiments on human beings resulted in the Terrigenesis process being invented, birthing the Inhuman race, according to Screen Rant.

With storylines seemingly similar, could a crossover between the two shows be in the works? Seeing as how the CW garnered success with its shows (“Arrow,” “Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), ABC could do the same with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" and “The Inhumans.” The only question now is: When?