Power is a drug, and “Agents of SHIELD”’s Aida is ready for another hit. Dr. Radcliffe’s (John Hannah) AI experiment has, inevitably, taken a turn for the worse. The Darkhold gave her a taste of the impossible, and, with one Life Model Decoy under her control, Aida (Malory Jansen) will enter the midseason premiere with her mind set on increasing her mini army.

‘Agents of SHIELD’ episode 9 teasers

Eschewing a lengthy midseason hiatus for the first time in years, “Agents of SHIELD” will return to ABC on Jan.

10 with “Broken Promises.” A Philinda romance is in the air but, unbeknownst to Coulson (Clark Gregg), he’s inching towards disaster.

“Though Coulson and May are growing closer, Coulson remains unaware of the dark secret May is hiding beneath the surface,” ABC teased. “Meanwhile, Aida is unrelenting in her search for the Darkhold.”

We don’t know what Aida is after – or even if May 2.0 (Ming-Na Wen) has any emotional ties to her missing counterpart. As per usual, trust is at a premium. SHIELD always seems to have a traitor on the inside, and this time she’s closer than the former director could ever imagine.

Trust is always an issue in a spy organization. But it’s much worse when you don’t know if the person next to you is the person next to you,” showrunner Jed Whedon told TVLine. “We want to not just tell scare stories of things popping out of closets, but the emotional stories — and when you get into trust, that’s when things get emotional.”

Are more 'Agents of SHIELD' on Aida’s hit list?

While we don’t know who, if anyone, Aida plans on targeting next, we can tell you this – season 4B will only feature two versions on Wen’s character.

“Agents of SHIELD” isn’t about to turn into “Attack of the Clones.”

“[The LMDs] also won’t build 10,000 versions of themselves, mostly because we don’t have $200 million” Whedon said, according to TVLine.

Find out what’s next for May, Aida, Coulson, and the rest of the SHIELD crew when “Agents of SHIELD” returns to ABC on Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET. Click the video below to see a preview for season 4B:

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