ABC and Marvel have released the latest clip for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in advance of the show’s return tonight. The promo (above) features Director Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) briefing Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Mack (Henry Simmons) and Dr. Holden Radcliffe (John Hannah) on the Darkhold situation. After deciding to secure the Darkhold, Phil Coulson and Mace decide that AIDA’s (Mallory Jensen) hard drive must be wiped due to concerns over the influence of the Darkhold over her.

As seen in the mid-season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Melinda May has already been replaced by a life-model decoy. This replacement is in attendance at the meeting, when the decision to wipe AIDA’s hard drive is made. This may be how AIDA is aware of their plans to delete her memory in a previously released promo.

The synopsis for 4X09 was released last week and teases Agent Melinda May’s secret.

“Coulson is unaware of a dark secret May is hiding, even as the two grow closer; Aida is determined to find the Darkhold. ”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will return Tuesday, January 10 at 10/9c. If you need a refresher, the teaser for the shows’ return can be viewed here.

Source: Marvel