Despite ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ slipping in the ratings since it’s debut on ABC, the first live action television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t down and out yet. In fact, the cast looks to be preparing for a fight in the latest clip for the next episode, titled ‘The Asset’.

The clip features Skye and Agent Ward as they begin the young hacker’s training to become a full-fledged S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Here, Ward starts to flex his muscles as the former (or still current?) Rising Tide member’s Supervising Officer as he has her hit the punching bag while imparts some valuable knowledge on his new pupil. Check out the clip below, followed by the synopsis for the episode where we see Skye’s first official mission with the team:

When the brilliant scientist Dr. Franklin Hall is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way in — pushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down.

Additionally, Super Hero Hype has some stills featuring our first looks at David Conrad of ‘The Good Wife’ and Ian Hart of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, who will be playing the rumored supervillain Dr. Hall, in Tuesday’s episode. You can check them out in the gallery below:

What do you expect from Skye’s first official S.H.I.E.L.D. mission? Do you think that she’ll double cross Coulson and his team? And what about Dr. Franklin Hall? Any thoughts on his villainous alter ego potentially making an appearance? Share your theories in the comment section.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg airs on Tuesdays at 8:00pm on ABC.