Agents of SHIELD LMD Photos and Plot Details

New Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD LMD photos show off Aida and her mysterious plan

ABC and Marvel have released several new Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD LMD photos, all of which can be glimpsed in the gallery viewer below! The official plot synopsis for the upcoming second batch of episodes for the show’s fourth season bears the subheading LMD, which stands for “Life Model Decoy.” The Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD LMD synopsis reads as follows:

“On the heels of their encounter with Ghost Rider, their strangest phenomenon yet, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. suddenly find themselves up against a myriad of new and ongoing threats: The anti-Inhuman Watchdogs are gaining political influence with Senator Nadeer, and uniting behind a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the team, Aida has kidnapped Agent May and replaced her with a Life Model Decoy. Aida’s evil plans for May and the team remain a mystery.”

Speaking with TVLine, Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell explains that, while we’ve seen the last of Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes for the time being, the character could easily return down the road.

“[Ghost Rider is] a lot for 22 [episodes], especially with everything else that we like and care about on the show,” he explains. “It would feel like one flavor over a long period of time, but we’ve certainly left it open.”

“We want everything to feel like its own mini world, and to have its own flavor,” adds Jed Whedon. “So we do think you’ll come into the next section [of episodes] and immediately feel like, ‘Oh, this is a different kind of story.’ So we’re excited about that.”

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns Tuesday, January 10 and airs at 10:00 PM ET on ABC.