Despite its third time slot in four seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has once again reshaped its programming just a bit to better service their viewers. The darker tone in season four gave them the chance to bring Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the focus has now shifted to the evolution of Life Model Decoy’s and the growing hatred for Inhumans. This has manifested into a difficult task for S.H.I.E.L.D. with many of their foes now appearing to work together, which also includes an ally of theirs whose betrayal has not yet been discovered.

With the Watchdogs, Senator Nadeer, and Dr. Radcliffe on the hunt for the Darkhold, it has given the series a chance to bring back a former cast member in Patton Oswalt. He will be returning to the show this coming week as Billy and Sam Koenig. (The former has been kidnapped because of his knowledge of the Darkhold’s whereabouts.) Sam is helping S.H.I.E.L.D. rescue his brother. Now, three new clips from the episode show each of the Koenigs in action, while another teases the future of Philinda.

Television Promos has released the new clips from episode fourteen, titled “Hot Potato Soup.” The first clip shows Sam freaking out about knowing Quake, before revealing he may know the location of the Darkhold after all. The second clip has Radcliffe and Billy being interrogated  and tortured, but Billy promises he won’t tell whoever has taken them what they want to know. The third clip is the only one without the Koenig brothers, but instead teases the potential of Philinda – the shipping name for Phil Coulson and Melinda May to be a couple – taking the next step in their relationship.

It was made clear from the synopsis for the episode that the Koenig brothers would play a crucial role in this singular story. Not only because they have close ties to the Darkhold’s location thanks to Coulson entrusting Billy with that responsibility, but also because fans will finally get the chance to find out the family secret that has led to three Koenig brothers in total being featured on the show.

Those who are hoping for Philinda to take the next step are surely interested to see how the end of that clip plays out. With this relationship taking so long to develop – and only having a breakthrough because LMD May is acting on May’s true feelings – it would be a slight surprise to see the clip end with a kiss. Instead, something bad will likely take place right after this cut that interrupts the romance once again.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D season 4 continues with “Hot Potato Soup” on Tuesday, January 31st on ABC.

Source: Television Promos

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