By Natalie Abrams
Updated July 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Who’s the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.? That’s one of the many questions we hope the cast and executive producers of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. answer during the show’s panel at Comic-Con on Friday. To prepare for the big event, EW is here to give you a refresher on where the super series finished out its most recent season:

Where we left off: In order to prevent Hive from turning humanity into swayed Inhumans, Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) sacrificed himself and became the prophesied Fallen Agent, perishing alongside Hive in the space-bound quinjet. A flash forward to six months later revealed Coulson (Clark Gregg) is no longer the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the organization is tracking Daisy (Chloe Bennet), who has gone rogue — and goth!

What we know about season 4: S.H.I.E.L.D. is definitely going through an upheaval. For one, Coulson is no longer director, changing the game for the longtime agent. We’ll also find a much more ruthless Daisy next season, who is dealing with guilt and loss, hence the self-imposed exile. As for next season’s big bad, the executive producers are looking to move away from the mustache-twirling big bad toward something more grounded. Plus: The introduction of Life Model Decoys!

Comic-Con burning question: Who’s the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) assembles a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to handle strange new cases.

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