One of the biggest questions viewers of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were left with following the season 3 finale was who has replaced Coulson (Clark Gregg) as director of the organization, and why? The why has already been revealed with the season 4 synopsis revealing S.H.I.E.L.D. has now been reinstated by the government officially, but Coulson is still dead according to public record. During the show’s summer break, they have brought on Jason O’Mara to play the new director, whose identity has remained a secret for now.
When the synopsis for the season premiere was released, almost every new cast member was listed to appear, with O’Mara being one of the few missing. Viewers will have to wonder throughout the entire first episode who the new director is, but now his debut has been confirmed for the second episode of the season.
SpoilerTV has revealed the title and short synopsis for episode two. The episode will be titled “Meet the New Boss”, which would confirm his appearance even without the synopsis. This episode will not be entirely devoted to O’Mara, but could be an interesting one for Daisy (Chloe Bennet) as well. Here is the synopsis:
Daisy sets out to battle Ghost Rider, but at a terrible cost; the new director’s bold agenda shocks everyone.
The new director will likely be teased at certain points during the season premiere, but it appears his introduction will not be smooth sailing for everyone. His “bold agenda” teased in the synopsis could be referring to his desire to stop Daisy from continuing her life as Quake, no matter the cost. Inhumans have begun to populate the Earth, and not all of them are looking to do good. His strategy as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be to arrest or possibly eliminate any Inhumans, Daisy included.
Daisy is currently rogue and not reporting to S.H.I.E.L.D., which is sure to only further complicate things. Although there has yet to be a teaser for the second episode of the season, we may have already seen part of the battle between Daisy and Ghost Rider thanks to set videos. Viewers should get a better understanding for why they are fighting after the season premiere, but if S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming after her, Daisy is going to need all the help she can get. Ghost Rider would be a formidable ally to have, although don’t be surprised if Daisy gets some help from her remaining friends at S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 premieres Tuesday, September 20 @10pm on ABC.