For all the Inhumans, Hydra villains and Marvel zombies populating Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in its 2016 return, the team has some pretty dark spaces of their own. Enter the first clip from next Tuesday’s “Bouncing Back” premiere, as Coulson takes Fitz to a pretty dark place in pursuit of Gideon Malick.

Our first official clip from next week’s premiere sees a determined Coulson interrupting Fitz from building a strange new doohickey, as the two share a moment over what happened on Maveth. Coulson also wants use of the T.A.H.I.T.I. machine, but for whom?

So reads the official 2016 premiere “Bouncing Back” synopsis:


In the midseason 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?

Those won’t be the only names surfacing when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. resumes Season 3 on March 8 either, as Brian Patrick Wade will reprise his role as Marvel’s Absorbing Man, soon to be followed by Adrian Pasdar’s General Glenn Talbot and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, alternately known as Marvel Secret Warrior “Slingshot.”

Well find out more when Season 3 returns, but take a look at returning Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. photos below, and stay tuned for more on our 2016 premiere.

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