Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. are going to come face-to-face again soon. Ward (Brett Dalton) has been plotting against the organization, but his scheming hasn’t been very confrontational…until now. The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3, episode 9 synopsis makes it clear that Ward will do his best to bring down Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) organization for good.
“Ward’s campaign for revenge brings the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will do anything to settle the score,” the synopsis reads. That’s all that the summary says, so it looks like Marvel is getting even more secretive before the midseason finale (which will be episode 10).
Ward had teamed up with Malick (Powers Boothe) and started torturing Andrew (Blair Underwood) in the last episode. Could May’s (Ming-Na Wen) ex-husband be the key to bring Coulson’s team “to their knees”?
Luckily, the trailer gives more information. It seems that even though Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) wanted Hunter (Nick Blood) to give up the search for Ward, Coulson didn’t. “I sent you to do a job. You failed,” Coulson tells Hunter as he grips the agent by the throat.
In episode 9, aptly titled "Closure," the director wants to finally end this fight with the former double agent. Coulson says he has to cross lines that he probably shouldn’t, and it looks like he even offers to fight Ward. “Want to take me out? Come get me. We’ll settle this right now,” he says.
Watch the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3, episode 9 trailer below:
The press release also reveals that Malick and Rosalind (Constance Zimmer) will be back. Viewers will see how Rosalind decides to handle the news that Hydra has infiltrated the ATCU.
Joey (Juan Pablo Raba) will also be around. When fans last saw him, he seemed to have control of his powers and desperately wanted to be in the field with Daisy (Chloe Bennet). Will he finally be approved to fight? As previously reported, the Secret Warriors will come back into the spotlight in the second half of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3, so Joey’s clearance would be a step in that direction.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 3, episode 9 airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.