“Agents of SHIELD” likes to put a spin on classic origin stories, and the tale of Ghost Rider will prove no different.Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) and his flaming skull skidded onto the scene in the "Agents of SHIELD" season 4 premiere. Peeling back the layers on the Los Angeles mechanic and the vengeful force within him is a multi-episode endeavor, however. Currently acting as the audience’s window into Reyes’ world, Daisy (Chloe Bennet) will use next week’s episode to uncover her pal’s biggest secret yet.

'Agents of SHIELD' takes on Eli Morrow

Titled “Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire,” the Oct. 18 hour will dive into the story of Robbie’s uncle, the infamous Elias Morrow (Jose Zuniga).

Canonically, good ol’ Uncle Eli is the restless spirit fueling Ghost Rider. He also just so happens to be a serial killer…

“Pretty soon you’ll learn more — next episode, I think,” co-showrunner Jed Whedon teased, according to Entertainment Weekly.

While “Agents of SHIELD” is clearly drawing inspiration from the Marvel NOW!’s iteration of the Spirit of Vengeance, viewers shouldn’t expect the story to unfurl in quite the same way. The Marvel Cinematic Universe wants to keep you on your toes, after all.

“In terms of the uncle and [Robbie’s brother] Gabe, we’re definitely pivoting from the storyline in the comics,” Whedon explained. “We’re pulling the characters, the character names and the relationships, but I think you can already feel that we’ve changed it.

Those dynamics will be entirely different. We’re using them as inspiration.”

Ghost Rider's Origin Story Continues

Expect “Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire” and “Lockup” to not only dive into Ghost Rider’s origins, but to also provide some definitive answers about the series’ latest spectral additions.

“As Ghost Rider’s quest for vengeance brings him into an explosive confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and Mack must rely on an unlikely ally in their time of desperate need,” ABC said of episode 4, adding that “S.H.I.E.L.D.

infiltrates a high-security prison to unravel the secrets that haunt them all” while “Robbie Reyes struggles to control The Ghost Rider” in episode 4.

Catch “Agents of SHIELD” Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Click the video below to see a preview for the series’ next episode.

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