Marvel.com introduced the first images of her in the episode. It’s unclear what exactly she will be doing in “The Hub,” but the synopsis reads, “Victoria Hand is the next phase of the fans’ S.H.I.E.L.D. experience — a strong, ruthless woman who will do anything to get the job done. She and Agent Coulson will have a power play.”
In the comics, Victoria Hand started off as a SHIELD accountant who went on to work for Norman Osborn and help found H.A.M.M.E.R. She later earned redemption with the New Avengers and became a close ally of Steve Rogers.
Since none of that seems likely to happen in “Agents of SHIELD,” it will be interesting to see how the Marvel show does a twist on her storyline. Based on the episode synopsis, it seems likely that she is at least an agent of SHIELD.
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m.