Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to our screens for the second half of its third season early next month, and a new, in-depth synopsis for the show’s midseason premiere, “Bouncing Back,” continues to tease the formation of the Secret Warriors, and the threat of an old foe thought to be vanquished for good.
Yes, Coulson put an end to Grant Ward in the Fall finale – but the mysterious entity inhabiting Maveth (who we recently found out was actually Marvel Comics supervillian, Hive) took possession of his body and travelled to earth, where it made contact with the sinister Gideon Malick.
This lengthy synopsis gives us a great idea of what to expect not only from the midseason premiere, but from the remainder of the season as a whole.
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?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC at 9 pm EST on Tuesday, March 8th.