We already know that when Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns on January 7th (my late birthday present!) that we’re going to see Saffron Burrows (‘Troy’,’Fay Grim’) as Director Victoria Hand running the team in Coulson’s absence but the question is how long would she be running it for?

Thankfully either Coulson or S.H.I.E.L.D. is as good as they are cracked up to be as they are apparently back in the thick of things in the second episode after the mid-season break. It seems a bit quick but I suppose we’re to accept he wasn’t gone long enough for S.H.I.E.L.D. to assume he’s been compromised. Even with all of the various alien and advanced tech that is out and about right now. I do have to say it seems a bit early for them to be revealing that Coulson will get away a full 5 days before the show returns.

At least their making progress on Skye’s past, right? Nah, at least they’ve got Lola back and she’s being used for some gold ol’ fashion chasing going on!

Check out some of the stills for the upcoming episode ‘Seeds’:

Episode Synopsis:

“Seeds” – Coulson and May uncover startling information about Skye’s past, while the team is swept into a storm at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, January 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons. Guest starring are David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Christine Adams as Agent Anne Weaver, Dylan Minnette as Donnie Gill, Daniel Zovatto as Seth Dormer, Boyd Kestner as Richard Lumley, Zachary Burr Abel as Tad and Maiara Walsh as Callie Hannigan. “Seeds” was written by Monica Owusu-Breen & Jed Whedon and directed by Ken Fink.

Are you glad to see Coulson back already or does it seem a bit too quick that not only will he be back but running his team again?

Source: Comic Book Movie