'Agents of SHIELD': Melinda May's secrets revealed in 'Repairs'

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"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" is going to pull back another layer of mystery in tonight's episode, "Repairs." According to showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, Melinda May's history will finally start to be explored.

In a teaser for "Repairs," the married showrunner duo hint that one of May's secrets could be the key to saving the rest of the team. That will supposedly have something to do with Skye's parentage.

"Soon enough we'll start peeling back the layers of [May]," Whedon tells TV Guide. "Now that we've gotten the first episodes under our belt and we've established the characters, we have a little bit more freedom to tell singular stories about the characters and dive into story lines like that, which makes us excited about the back half of the season."

But, like everything on "Agents of SHIELD," the answers surrounding May's mystery won't come all at once. "That may not just be all laid out in one episode," Tancharoen says of May's history. "It's a complicated past so there are many layers to it."

The showrunners are as excited about digging into "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD's" meaty bits as audiences are, apparently. It sounds like some big revelations will be coming in "Repairs."

"We were excited to get into their history and into Skye's history," Whedon says. "As secrets become uncovered for Coulson, he's going to become a little more driven to uncover more secrets about the people around him."

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m.

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