Originally Posted by Crimson King
If the mystery of the season is "What really happened to Coulson?" then I think it would be a mistake to blurt it out in the first episode. Give it time. They're not blind to this kind of plot hole.
I just thought he was a clone or something. I figured that'd be the only reason they wouldn't tell him that they brought him back. Because is a clone ever really the same as the original? I think Coulson would freak out if he knew he was a clone.