We’re now only two weeks from Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returning with the episode “Bouncing Back” and we now have an updated synopsis for the mid-season premiere which continues to tease the emergence of the Secret Warriors. Also featured in the synopsis is more information about the threat that the team will facing in the second half of the season, primarily coming in the form of Gideon Malick and the ancient Inhuman which now occupies the former body of Grant Ward.
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?
Definitely sounds like the team are going to be dealing with their own Civil War on the small screen when the series returns. Are you ready for more of what has been a pretty stellar third season? Excited about the Secret Warriors finally making their debut? Sound off in the comments section below. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns March 8th at 9/8c on ABC.