In the comics, Val is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who worked side-by-side with Nick Fury for years, but ultimately took a sinister turn when she not only joined Hydra, but took on the mantle of Madame Hydra. In her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, she approaches John Walker as a friend and extends a helping hand via what appears to be a blank business card and the promise of a phone call – but what is she planning? Clearly there isn’t a lot of information to go on right now, but for some reason there is a part of my brain that is screaming “Dark Avengers,” with Walker in the Captain America position. It’s pure speculation, but we’ll see what more we learn about what is going on in the finale (it seems incredibly unlikely that the show won’t provide us with at least a tad more to go on).