Could Coulson have been the one thing keeping Skye a member of his team? In a new clip from “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s” upcoming episode “The Magical Place,” it doesn’t take long for Melinda May to turn on Skye.

It’s no secret that Victoria Hand is not a big fan of Skye (especially after the turn of events in “The Hub”) so it’s not a surprise that she would not trust Skye to use her hacking skills to try to follow Centipede’s money trail in the new episode, airing Jan. 7. What is a surprise, though, is that May wouldn’t have Skye’s back when Ward tries to convince Hand of the hacker’s usefulness.

May has always been cold to Skye, but maybe she has some ulterior motive here for keeping Skye out of the line of fire? Whatever her reason, her fling Ward likely isn’t going to be too happy about the fact she didn’t have his back either when he stood up for Skye. Their relationship looks to be hitting some bumpy spots already.

The synopsis for “The Magical Place” reads, “Coulson uncovers vital information about the mystery of his death, but, with Centipede out for blood, this knowledge may come at the cost of one of the team.” A trailer and teaser image have already been released.

“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” returns on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz