Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has plenty of work ahead of it in 2014 to right the ship, but while Coulson searches for answers about his mysterious resurrection, the team has their own problems in recovering the captive agent. Watch Skye take on returning Agent Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows) in the first clip from the first 2014 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' episode "The Magical Place"!

Courtesy of Yahoo TV, the first look at 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.''s 2014 return sees Skye unable to assist in the recovery effort, given her revoked clearance from earlier in the season. Enter Victoria Hand to denounce her worthiness to the team (amen), before a surprising condemnation from the team seals the deal to have Skye taken off the plane.

Says ABC's official description of the January 7 premiere:

“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.

We're willing to give 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' another shot at living up to its Marvel cinematic brethren, but what say you? Check out the first clip from "The Magical Place" above, and give us your predictions for the Marvel series return in 2014!

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