Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Episode 4 Promo Released

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is already three episodes into its fourth season, but this year’s fiery main attraction, Ghost Rider, has only really encountered (well, he did terrify the hell out of Fitz and Mack last week, but no words were exchanged) one of the main characters thus far, as he and Daisy have formed a partnership of sorts. That all changes on next Tuesday’s instalment, however, as the Spirit of Vengeance’s host Robbie Reyes finds himself a captive of Coulson and friends.

In the promo for “Let me Stand Next to Your Fire,” Mack recognizes Reyes, and the team somehow manage to subdue him. With the defiant Rider safely (for the time being, anyway) in custody, Coulson asks him how he came by his powers, and we get the same explanation he gave Daisy: a “deal with the devil.”

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Fans have been curious about this themselves, ever since it was announced that the supernatural character was going to be utilized for the show. Is he possessed by the literal Spirit of Vengeance, or will they come up with a slightly more rational/scientific reason for his powers? Considering we’ve already met a few ghosts this season, I’d say the explanation is going to surprise many people and open the door to a very different reality than we’ve been used to seeing… much like a certain Marvel Sorcerer that’s set to make his big screen debut very soon.

You can find out what else will be going on in the episode with the official synopsis below:

GHOST RIDER AND S.H.I.E.L.D. GO HEAD-TO-HEAD, ON ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ON ABC

“Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire” – As Ghost Rider’s quest for vengeance brings him into an explosive confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and Mack must rely on an unlikely ally in their time of desperate need; and Daisy reunites with a familiar face to stop the Watchdogs.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00pm EST on ABC.