In the current season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we continue to see our heroes trapped in the Framework, with little hope for escape. In a newly released clip for next week’s episode, we get some hint as to what may have changed in Phil Coulson’s life to make him refuse to join S.H.I.E.L.D. in this alternate world, and perhaps give us some insight into which regret Aida attempted to correct for him in the Framework.

We see Coulson and Grant Ward discussing a rescue mission, and if it’s possible to rescue her without great personal risk. We see them weighing the limited options, and discussing what events may have led them to make the decisions they made in their respective pasts. Ward reveals his own origin as well.

Watch the clip and tune in to an all-new episode this Tuesday at 10:00 PM ET on ABC.

Source: Marvel