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The Fourth Season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was officially confirmed on March 3, 2016 by ABC.[1] The season premiered on September 20, 2016.

Synopsis

Ghost Rider

In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson 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 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.

Robbie Reyes 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 has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.

LMD

On the heels of their encounter with Ghost Rider, their strangest phenomenon yet, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. suddenly find themselves up against a myriad of new and ongoing threats: The anti-Inhuman Watchdogs are gaining political influence with Senator Nadeer, and uniting behind a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the team, Aida has kidnapped Agent May and replaced her with a Life Model Decoy. Aida's evil plans for May and the team remain a mystery.

Agents of HYDRA

On the heels of their encounter with Ghost Rider and battling the Watchdogs to their highest ranks, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. find themselves in their most mind-bending mission yet. The heroes have been plugged into a virtual reality known as "The Framework," created by Dr. Radcliffe and Fitz. They awake to find themselves in an unrecognizable world – a world in which Hydra reigns supreme. What will become of the team as they make their way through this strange new landscape? What friends and foes will they face? And ultimately, will they ever escape and return to their real lives?

Plot

Ghost Rider

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Following the defeat of Hive, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson is consumed with guilt over the death of her fellow agent and lover, Lincoln Campbell. To help cope with her grief, she has left S.H.I.E.L.D., effectively going rogue. Taking on the alias "Quake", Johnson begins engaging in vigilante activity, directly opposing the actions of the anti-Inhuman mercenary organization, the Watchdogs. During her latest engagement, she runs afoul a group of gangsters in Los Angeles. The confrontation is suddenly interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a second vigilante with fire-based abilities, who slaughters the gangsters in cold blood. Through investigation, Johnson comes to learn that the vigilante is Robbie Reyes, a local mechanic. Instead of being an Inhuman, like Johnson initially assumed, Reyes' powers are a result of his bonding with a supernatural entity from an alternate dimension.

LMD

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Agents of HYDRA

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Cast

Main article: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Credits

Starring Cast

Supporting Cast

Episodes

Image Title Number Airdate Writer(s) Directors
TheGhost The Ghost 4.01 September 20, 2016 Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen Billy Gierhart
Ghost Rider is coming, and S.H.I.E.L.D. will never be the same.
Meet the New Boss 1 Meet the New Boss 4.02 September 27, 2016 Drew Z. Greenberg Vincent Misiano
Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all.
Mistery Figure Uprising 4.03 October 11, 2016 Craig Titley Magnus Martens
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.
Ghost Rider vs Hellfire Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire 4.04 October 18, 2016 Matt Owens Brad Turner
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.
Lockup Lockup 4.05 October 25, 2016 Nora Zuckerman & Lilla Zuckerman Kate Woods
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.
Blaze The Good Samaritan 4.06 November 1, 2016 Jeffrey Bell Billy Gierhart
Robbie's shocking story on how he became Ghost Rider is finally discovered as Coulson and his team's lives hang in the balance.
Aida Magic Deals With Our Devils 4.07 November 29, 2016 DJ Doyle Jesse Bochco
With the loss of half the team, the remaining members search for answers as the clock counts down for Ghost Rider.
Eli Demise The Laws of Inferno Dynamics 4.08 December 6, 2016 Paul Zbyszewski Kevin Tancharoen
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.
Aida finds the Darkhold Broken Promises 4.09 January 10, 2017 Brent Fletcher Garry A. Brown
Coulson is unaware of a dark secret May is hiding, even as the two grow closer; Aida is determined to find the Darkhold.
Patriot The Patriot 4.10 January 17, 2017 Sharla Oliver & James C. Oliver Kevin Tancharoen
Separated from their team, Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, leaving all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a precarious position.
Wake Up 15 Wake Up 4.11 January 24, 2017 Drew Z. Greenberg Jesse Bochco
May works to uncover the truth about what happened to her; Aida's next move puts everyone's life at risk.
The Soul Patch Hot Potato Soup 4.12 January 31, 2017 Craig Titley Nina Lopez-Corrado
Agents Sam and Billy Koenig are hunted down to get at the Darkhold book, and only Phil Coulson and the team can save them before the clock ticks out.
BOOM 2 BOOM 4.13 February 7, 2017 Nora Zuckerman & Lilla Zuckerman Billy Gierhart
Daisy, Director 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.
The Man Behind the Shield Wall The Man Behind the Shield 4.14 February 14, 2017 Matt Owens Wendey Stanzler
Mace fights for his life while Coulson and team find themselves in a deadly cat-and-mouse game as they attempt his rescue.
Self Control Self Control 4.15 February 21, 2017 Jed Whedon Jed Whedon
Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.
What If... Daisy and Ward What If... 4.16 April 4, 2017 DJ Doyle Oz Scott
Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With HYDRA in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.
MadameHydra-TheDoctor-EvilRedLight Identity and Change 4.17 April 11, 2017 George Kitson Garry A. Brown
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.
No Regrets No Regrets 4.18 April 18, 2017 Paul Zbyszewski Eric Laneuville
The truth behind Fitz's turn could bring down all of S.H.I.E.L.D..
All The Madame's Men 4 All the Madame's Men 4.19 April 25, 2017 James C. Oliver and Sharla Oliver Billy Gierhart
Daisy finds herself teamed up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Aida prepares to put her ultimate end game into effect.
Farewell, Cruel World! 1 Farewell, Cruel World! 4.20 May 2, 2017 Brent Fletcher Vincent Misiano
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.
The Return The Return 4.21 May 9, 2017 Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon Kevin Tancharoen
Coulson and the team's victory in the Framework is short-lived, as an even deadlier enemy looms against them all.
Radcliffe World's End World's End 4.22 May 16, 2017 Jeffrey Bell Billy Gierhart
With the surprising emergence of Ghost Rider, Coulson and the team attempt to stop Aida from ending the world.

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