Finally! Marvel and ABC are releasing a teaser of what we’ll be seeing when ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns! After a month long hiatus the love it or leave it Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is set to return on Tuesday January 7th (it’s a day late birthday present to myself, thanks Marvel!) While many out there have felt the show is a little lackluster (including our own review staff) I’ve been a fan so far and after the mid-season cliffhanger that was aired on December 10th, I’m dying to see where the show goes from here!
In anticipation for the show’s return, ABC has released this little promo for the upcoming episode:
““The Magical Place” — Coulson uncovers vital information about the mystery of his death, but, with Centipede out for blood, this knowledge may come at the cost of one of the team on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring are Saffron Burrows as Agent Victoria Hand, Ron Glass as Dr. Streiten, Ruth Negga as Raina, Rob Huebel as Lloyd Rathman, Aiden Turner as Vanchat, Felisha Terrell as Emily Deville, Cullen Douglas as Po.”
With the episode’s title being “The Magical Place” you’d expect we’re finally going to see what happened to Coulson after Loki killed him in ‘The Avengers’ though this preview isn’t really hinting at that. What we’re seeing is Skye still getting no respect from S.H.I.E.L.D. (not surprising) and Saffron Burrows (‘Troy’,’Fay Grim’) returning as Director Victoria Hand to temporarily take over Coulson’s team while Centipede has him locked up. Hand has had a lot of influence on major events in S.H.I.E.L.D. over the years, so I’m glad that she wasn’t just a brief cameo and would love to see her show up more both on the show and in the films, even if just as a background character to start with in the movies.
That doesn’t mean we won’t find out anything about Coulson’s fun in the sun trip to Tahiti as the episode’s synopsis hints we’re going to get at least some information on what happened there – just probably not any real answers quite yet.
Are you looking forward to the return of the show? Do you think we’ll finally find out about an actual hint on Coulson’s death or will it only be a vague hint that doesn’t give us any real details?