ABC has released a number of photos from the upcoming 10th episode of Season 4 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The episode, entitled The Patriot, is speculated to focus on S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Mace who, in the comic side of the Marvel Universe, is the wartime superhero known as…The Patriot (which was covered in this MCU Exchange piece). In the MCU, Mace is an Inhuman with a skill set not unlike his comic book version. Indeed, even when he suited up on the show, the costume reflected much of this similarity:

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These new images, however, do not seem to focus on Mace at all with most images seeming to be of some sort of outside press conference with only one image of Mace released, and he is decidedly not in costume.

Speculation about the third arc of this fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to suggest that the final disposition of Mace will be decided. But that’s jumping the gun, we’re still early in the second arc for this season which is labeled LMD and will likely focus on Aida and Agent May and their impact on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. These images seem to set up something happening in an official capacity.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight at 10p.m. Eastern on ABC.

Source: ABC