Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returns in less than a week, but if you just can't wait that long, you don't have to! Well, at least not for the first two minutes of the opening episode, which are now available to watch online.
Note: The video itself is sadly a little blurry in places, so don't worry, it's not you.
The clip shows us a little more of the Skye with her new hair cut, as well as Melinda May . They are eavesdropping on a criminal transaction which reveals that not only is the fledgeling "new" SHIELD up against Hydra and the government, but their own ex-operatives.
A former SHIELD agent flashes his badge as he talks about some of the items and information that was confiscated from SHIELD, and makes it very clear that he's not on anyone's side, he just wants money.
We also get our first glimpse of Lucy Lawless in action, as a double-agent in this particular scene. She is the "buyer" for the intel, but as Skye and the team crash through the roof to help, it becomes clear that she knows them, and is more annoyed that they are following her than anything else.
We know that she is going to be working with Coulson and the team (not least because we hear her talking to him through an earpiece in the final shot) but we still aren't sure who exactly she is. The seller clearly does, however, mentioning her "reputation". Given that this is in the context of her finding and (presumably) stealing government intel, I'm guessing that Ms Hartley hasn't always been one of the good guys, which should be awesome.
Finally, we also get to check out another new character, Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) in action.
It's a lot to pack into two minutes of screen time, and it's definitely reassuring for me that we will not have another slow start to a season. It really looks like Agents of SHIELD is going to come out swinging for season two, and that should be fantastic.
[Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469) Agents of SHIELD returns September 23rd.