Prior to the official announcement that Ghost Rider would be joining the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the show’s fourth season, there were plenty of rumors surrounding the character’s inclusion in the series. Most of those rumors came about when ABC and Marvel plastered a fiery chain alongside a train outside of SDCC. While many – us included – believed it meant that Hellfire, a character we’d already seen sport a fiery chain during season three, would simply play a larger part going into the next season, most believed it was a tease for Ghost Rider. Those people, of course, ended up being right. In fact, two episodes in, Axle Whitehead‘s James/Hellfire hasn’t returned for season four. That will change come the fourth episode of the season as Whitehead is confirmed to finally make his return. (Here’s to hoping we’ll get some Hellfire and Ghost Rider scenes, although I’d assume the CGI budget may be a bit too tight for that.)

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, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. 

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie. Guest starring are John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Axle Whitehead as James, Jose Zuniga as Eli Morrow, Kerr Smith as Joseph, Phil Tyler as watchdog #1, Sergio Enrique as guard, Tanner Fontana as Elliot and Lilli Birdsell as Lucy.

Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire” was written by Matt Owens and directed by Brad Turner.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays on ABC at 10 PM EST.

Source: ABC.