As Marvel's hit TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues its Season 4 run, we have two new clips from next week's episode, Hot Potato Soup, which airs Tuesday, January 31 at 9 PM ET on ABC, and features the return of a beloved character. This footage gives us our first look at the returning Agent Koenig, played by Patton Oswalt, who hasn't been seen since the 20th episode of Season 3, entitled Scars. We also have another clip that shows things heating up between May (Ming-Na Wen and Coulson (Clark Gregg)
The clips debuted on Television Promos, with the first clip featuring Coulson telling May that he always wanted to read the literary classic Ulysses by James Joyce. He also revealed that he always wanted to take a month off and read this book in pubs during a trip to Ireland. May they adds that maybe they should take this trip together, when May asks if he meant what he said earlier, when he told her that she was ready for whatever happens next. Just as the clip ends, it appears that Coulson is moving in to kiss Agent May, although the clip stops before anything happens. The second clip features the return of Patton Oswalt's Agent Koenig, who is being tortured by an enemy, along with Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah), but he makes it clear that whatever is done to him, he'll never talk.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O'Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past.
But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons' new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she's now the Director's confidant.
Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention. Take a look at these new clips from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., returning Tuesday, January 31 at 10 PM ET.