“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” will be taking Clark Gregg‘s Agent Phil Coulson to some dark places in the upcoming episode “FZZT.” In a new clip from the Nov. 5 episode, Coulson recalls the experience of dying in “The Avengers” to guest actor Vincent Laresca

“I’ve been where you are right now, so please believe me when I tell you, you don’t have to be afraid,” Coulson tells the man. “I got hurt once. Pretty bad. I died. Some say it was only for eight seconds, but I know it was more than that. I know I wasn’t here anymore. I was there.”

As Coulson gets more and more lost in that memory, Laresca’s character asks him what dying is like. “It’s beautiful,” Coulson answers.

The subject of Coulson’s death and how he is still alive have been ongoing mysteries on “Agents of SHIELD,” so it’s no surprise that the series is dealing with them now that networks are headed into November sweeps. A “Thor: The Dark World” crossover episode is definitely happening, and goodness knows what else Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have up their metaphoric sleeves.

“Agents of SHIELD” went away for a week on Oct. 28, so there have been plenty of teases for “FZZT.” A promo showed Titus Welliver’s return, and the cold open teased some pretty horrible events that will unfold. The official synopsis for “FZZT” reads, “When floating bodies turn up, Coulson and the Agents of SHIELD must hunt down an elusive killer. No one is safe — not even the team.”

“FZZT” will air on ABC on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz