Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 21 Trailer, Synopsis, and Episode Guide

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Agents of SHIELD season 4 is back! Here’s what we thought of the latest episode. And here’s what to expect next on Agents of SHIELDseason 4…

Here’s the promo for “The Return”…

And here’s the synopsis for “The Return”…

In the exciting penultimate episode leading into next week’s season finale, Coulson and the team’s victory in the Framework is short-lived, as an even deadlier enemy looms against them all.

You can also watch every episode of the web series, Slingshot, right here.

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Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episodes

Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 1: The Ghost

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization.

Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy, aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past.

But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.

But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.

Air date: 9/20/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 2: Meet the New Boss

Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all.

Air date: 9/27/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 3: Uprising

As Coulson, Mack and Fitz attempt to track down and neutralize a rogue group looking to end Inhuman Registration worldwide, Simmons and Dr. Radcliffe only have hours to save May before she succumbs forever to her mysterious illness, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Air date: 10/11/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 4: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire

As Ghost Rider’s quest for vengeance brings him into an explosive confrontation with S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and Mack must rely on an unlikely ally in their time of desperate need; and Daisy reunites with a familiar face to stop the Watchdogs.

Air date: 10/18/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 5: Lockup

As Robbie Reyes struggles to control The Ghost Rider, S.H.I.E.L.D. infiltrates a high-security prison to unravel the secrets that haunt them all, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie.

Air date: 10/25/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 6: The Good Samaritan

The shocking origin story of Robbie’s transition into Ghost Rider is revealed as the lives of Coulson and the team hang in the balance.

Air date: 11/1/16

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Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 7: Deals With Our Devils

air date: 11/29/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 8: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics

“S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ghost Rider find themselves unlikely allies when the lives of all of Los Angeles hang in the balance.”

air date: 12/6/16

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 9: Broken Promises

Though Coulson and May are growing closer, Coulson remains unaware of the dark secret May is hiding beneath the surface. Meanwhile, Aida is unrelenting in her search for the Darkhold.

air date: 1/10/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 10: The Patriot

Separated from their team, Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, leaving all of SHIELD in a precarious position.

air date: 1/17/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 11: Wake up

May races to find the truth about what happened to her, while Aida’s next move could mean the death of them all.

air date: 1/24/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 12: Hot Potato Soup

Agents Sam and Billy Koenig (Patton Oswalt) are hunted down to get at the Darkhold book, and only Coulson and the team can save them before the clock ticks out.

air date: 1/31/17

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Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 13: BOOM

Daisy, Mace and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team must find a way to contain an explosive Inhuman. Meanwhile, Coulson and Mack come face-to-face with Radcliffe’s inspiration for Aida.

air date: 2/7/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 14: The Man Behind the Shield

Mace fights for his life while Coulson and team find themselves in a deadly cat-and-mouse game as they attempt his rescue.

air date: 2/14/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 15: Self Control

Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.

air date: 2/21/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 16: What If…

Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.

air date: 4/4/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 17: Identity and Change

As Daisy and Simmons struggle to discover an escape route to the real world, the identity of the Inhuman leader of the Resistance is revealed.

air date: 4/11/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 18: No Regrets

The truth behind Fitz’s turn could bring down all of S.H.I.E.L.D.

air date: 4/18/17

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Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 19: All the Madame’s Men

Daisy finds herself teamed up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Aida prepares to put her ultimate end game into effect, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

air date: 4/25/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 20: Farewell, Cruel World

The clock is ticking for Daisy and Simmons to get the team out of the Framework, but not everyone is ready and willing to leave.

air date: 5/2/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 21: The Return

In the exciting penultimate episode leading into next week’s season finale, Coulson and the team’s victory in the Framework is short-lived, as an even deadlier enemy looms against them all.

air date: 5/9/17

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Trailers

You get a look at Ghost Rider in the Agents of SHIELD Season 4 premiere trailer…just not the full flame skulled version just yet. Watch the trailers for the Agents of SHIELD season 4 premiere episode right here and enjoy the flames.

You can check our a clip from the first episode, as well…

You can also click the gallery up top for a look at photos from the Agents of SHIELD season 4 premiere.

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Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Return Date

We won’t get to see this episode until January 10th when Agents of SHIELD returns from its midseason hiatus. You can catch up with Agents of SHIELD on Amazon.

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Ghost Rider

Gabriel Luna is playing Robbie Reyes, who will be possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance. James Henrie (Fear The Walking Dead) is playing his wheelchair-bound brother, Gabe. We interviewed Mr. Luna about playing Ghost Rider right here if you’re looking for more info.

Here’s the first full, official look at Ghost Rider in all of his flame-skulled glory. Check it out:

For the sake of comparison, check out this tweet from Robbie’s co-creator, Felipe Smith…

— Felipe Smith (@FelipeTweeters) September 12, 2016

Traditionally, Ghost Rider is a flame-skulled supernatural motorcycle rider, although the Robbie Reyes version instead drives a street racing car. 

“Season 4 will unquestionably be the series’ biggest, most ambitious story yet, and it all begins with the introduction of one of our greatest legacy characters in Ghost Rider,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb in a press release back when the character was first revealed at the San Diego Comic Con. “When the Spirit of Vengeance rides into S.H.I.E.L.D., it’ll change everything.”

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“As always, we are going to put our own spin on the character,” executive producer Jed Whedon said of Gabriel Luna as Ghost Rider in a statement. “We are staying true to the comics in the places where we feel like it’s really important — we love the character’s family dynamic and the East L.A. kid in him.”

We wrote more about this version of Ghost Rider right here if you’re interested.

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Story

The official synopsis for Agents of SHIELD Season 4 is pretty long. But it does have a big stack of Ghost Rider details in it, so that’s cool!

Here it is in its entirety…

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all new time period, Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.

Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D. – as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.

In the season premiere episode, “The Ghost,” Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D will never be the same.

More on Agents of SHIELD Season 4 as we learn it!

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Cast

That same TV Line report that first hinted at Ghost Rider’s inclusion also confirmed that Life Model Decoys will play a major role this season, as they’re casting for Aida, a “very attractive” robot.

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Lilli Birdsell (The Walking Dead) has been cast in Agents of SHIELD season 4 as a character named Lucy, according to Deadline. She’s described as a beautiful woman with a violent past. That’s not much to go on, is it?

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELDhas cast Mallory Jansen (most recently of ABC’s Galavant) to play the robot AIDA in season 4 of the superhero show, according to TVLine. This is big news for anyone eagerly awaiting the Life Model Decoy storyline (i.e. us) as it means the LMDs will come into play sooner rather than later.

We heard talk of AIDA in the season 3 finale when Dr. Radcliffe carries on a conversation with a female-voiced artificial intelligence he calls AIDA. Fans of the comic will know that AIDA, short for Artificial Intelligence Data Analyser, is more than just a robot, but a character in her own right. Will Agents of SHIELD’sAIDA demonstrate the same nuance and personality as the comic book’s version? We’ll have to wait and see…

Jason O’Mara will play the new director of SHIELD. We have more details on that right here.