We’re less than a week away from the mid-season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and ABC has released the first sneak peek at the upcoming episode, titled “Maveth”. In the final moments of this past Tuesday’s episode, “Closure”, we saw Coulson (Clark Gregg) dive into the portal after Ward (Brett Dalton), his team of Hydra soldiers, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) before hitting his head on a rock upon landing. While we know that he’s alive, thanks to the promo for the episode, it’s hard to know what his plan is exactly. He’s outnumbered, on a foreign planet, and acting solely on his rage – failing to think about his actions beforehand.

However, while we don’t know what Coulson intends to do exactly, other than try to kill Ward, it appears that the rest of the gang is currently trying to come up with some sort of plan under the orders of acting-director, Mack (Henry Simmons).

On the opposite ends of things stands a rebooted Hydra with Gideon Malick (Powers Boothe) in charge. They are trying to bring back something or someone from the other side of the portal, and if what Malick says is any indication, “Death” will be the only thing that returns.

Be sure to tune into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s season three mid-season finale this Tuesday, December 8th, at 9 PM EST!

Sources: Television Promos on YouTube 1 & 2.