We have a new hero, or villain, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Don't you love it when those lines blur? Who the heck is Gordon on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? He must be important, he got his own flashback to the early 1980s. The eyeless man from the tag scene of the midseason finale was given a name and a little bit of backstory. Young Gordon, who also seems to have some teleportation powers, was raised in a facility where Skye's mother worked. Yes! We saw Dichen Lachman one more time. Gordon was blinking around the room, terrified of what he had become after his terregenesis process. Skye's future mother was able to talk him down. Please, let this mean that Skye's mom is still alive or at least capable of being alive! Skye and Raina both need her help.
Raina, of course, could get that from Gordon himself. He took her away from a potential tragedy at the end of the episode. His long coat made him look a little bit like Neil Patrick Harris as Doctor Horrible — was that intentional? Anyway, that scared kid has gained a lot of confidence. It's just... who is he?
Could he be Gordon Thomas from Marvel comics? Other than having a super cool last name, the character was a vigilante who figured into the Civil War storyline. It's never too early to start planting those seeds on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But Gordon Thomas was never an Inhuman. He didn't have super powers at all. However, the show can do pretty much whatever they want with these characters. Daisy Johnson was not an Inhuman in the comics either, and yet she is now.
It also seems likely that Gordon is Uatu, an Marvel character known as "The Watcher." He isn't Inhuman either, but his powers certainly line up. The Watcher can teleport, create force fields, fly, read minds, and alter his appearance at will. He's kind of perfect, is what I'm getting at here. He also lost both of his eyes. See? The only issue here is that The Watcher's job forbids him from interfering with the world he watches. So if this is Gordon's identity, he's already got some 'splaining to do.
I can't wait to see more of Gordon next week and the repercussions that his character will have on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Finally, don't ignore the change in temper that took place in Coulson's team. Coulson was die hard, Mack was yelling, and even Simmons and Fitz were uncharacteristically fearful of Skye's powers and rude to her. They are supposed to like science and discover and new things! I think the team was more affected by the alien city than they realize. This would be a handy way to get Raina and Gordon back with Skye and the others. The team could be in a lot of danger.