Marvel has released the first clip from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Season 3 midseason premiere episode, “Bouncing Back.”
The Marvel series is set to return for a “game-changing” second half of the season next Tuesday on ABC, following an agonizingly long three-month hiatus, during which Agent Carter aired its sophomore season.
The sneak peek features Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Coulson (Clark Gregg) talking about Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) and having a heart-to-heart about the events of the dramatic midseason finale, with Fitz still feeling guilty about Will’s (Dillon Casey) death.
But hey, what happens in Maveth stays in Maveth, right?
At least, that’s basically what Coulson’s thinking here. The Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t seem too hung up about killing Ward (Brett Dalton), who’d murdered Coulson's new squeeze Rosalind (Constance Zimmer). Dude deserved to have his chest crushed to death. “You did what you had to do,” Coulson tells Fitz. “We both did. Sometimes there’s no choice but the hard choice. That’s the job.”
Here's the extended synopsis:
In the mid-season premiere, “Bouncing Back,” in the aftermath of his trip to Maveth, Coulson is more determined than ever to get to Gideon Malick and put an end to Hydra once and for all. Meanwhile, Daisy and the team encounter more Inhumans who have powers like they’ve never seen before, but will they be friends or enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
No longer able to keep powered people out of the public eye, Daisy and Mack press forward to find more Inhumans, building a team of secret warriors whose mission is to train and protect powered people. However, the growing presence of Inhumans proves to be a polarizing issue, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team must face conflicting public opinions and defend their team from groups who have a more extreme ideology.
The divide between those who want to protect Inhumans and those who seek to destroy them is constantly widening, and Hydra, now strengthened by Grant Ward, looms once again. However, Ward is no longer the same villainous traitor that they once knew, and the team faces an all-new enemy, whose motivations, goals and strengths are unclear. Uncertain about who (or what) they are facing, the stakes for S.H.I.E.L.D. and their assembled group of Secret Warriors are higher than ever, bringing some members of the team closer together and driving others apart. Will S.H.I.E.L.D. be able to stop one of the most powerful Inhumans to walk the Earth?
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, March 8, on ABC.
(via Television Promos)