The Team Is Somber in First Look Images From S.H.I.E.L.D.’s “T.A.H.I.T.I.”

When we last checked in on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team, Skye’s fate was up in the air following a near fatal shooting at the hands of Centipede’s Quinn (guest star David Conrad).

We’ve had a long time to contemplate Skye’s chances of survival in that hyperbaric chamber (It’s a Joss Whedon show after all), but S.H.I.E.L.D. finally returns to our screens on March 4 with “T.A.H.I.T.I.”

The episode promises to see Coulson going on the attack in his efforts to save our favorite hacker. Bill Paxton guest stars as Ward’s former S.O. John Garrett, who is enlisted to help in the effort.

And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite for the show’s return, Marvel recently teased us with the nugget that Coulson will “uncover shocking truths about his own life and S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Check out the gang in the aftermath of Skye’s shooting in these just-released images below.

Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to kick some butt Tuesday March 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.