The 4th season is broken into segments with each one bearing a theme. The first theme was Ghost Rider, and the 2nd is LMD. The final segments theme is Agents of Hydra. LMD is a reference to androids called Life Model Decoys that mimmik human behavior. LMDs have a long history of use in SHIELD comics being used as decoys and spies. The final Pod for Season 4 was Agents of Hydra and had the agents breaking out of an alternative universe created by AIDA and the Darkhold in which Hydra controlled the world.
THE FINALE -
WOW Coulson become the....Holy crap I want to talk about that because its nuts but its too soon I know I know its too soon to Spoil that one. Let me just say that Coulson must have the crazyest biology in the universe by the time this season is done. Human, Kree blood and then yeah. Nuts.
The ending sets up an interesting beginning without spoiling too much the team is taken away by mysterious group and appears in a setting that seems to point toward a cosmic story. There is a mysterious blue light in the distance that is said to be important for the story they are going to tell. I have a theory on where they are. The next season of Agents of SHIELD will occure after the Inhumans show. This makes me think that where Agents of SHIELD begins could be designed to build on the other Marvel ABC show. That could mean they are on Attilan or some other space based Inhuman facility.
I also liked how they gave the agents their own version of a shawarma scene. Victory celebrated over pie I dig it.
Info on the Finale!
The Finale of Season 4 is almost here and what a season it has been. The return of Ghost Rider for the finale has also been confirmed which should help tie together the full season.
Gabriel Luna guest stars as Robbie Reyes
With the surprising emergence of Ghost Rider, Coulson and the team attempt to stop Aida from ending the world on the exciting season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” this Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on ABC!
“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, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
Guest starring are Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Jordan Rivera as Hope Mackenzie, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, Zach McGowan as The Superior, Joris Jarsky as Sergei, Zibby Allen as Lt. Evans, Joel Stoffer as silhouetted man and Karole Foreman as waitress.
”World’s End” was written by Jeffrey Bell and directed by Billy Gierhart.Episode 21 The Return
“COULSON’S VICTORY IN THE FRAMEWORK REVEALS A GREATER THREAT, ON ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’ “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, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MAY 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Coulson reveals more about his past in a clip from the next all-new “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 PM ET on ABC!
"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.," TUESDAY, APRIL 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
This is an interesting Teaser because it shows how things have changed in one more way. In this world Grant was recruited by Victoria Hand instead of Garrett. That is a curious change and might be why he is better in this world than he was in the real one.
Episode 17 Season 4 "Identity and Change"
Episode 16 Season 4 "What if...",
Marvel released a picture and a short synopsis:
Skye discovers a startling secret in her first moments logged in at her new Hydra job.
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.
“What If…” – Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard
Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.
In Agents of SHIELD the first LMD is AIDA and she appears to have darker designs. In the mid season finale it was revealed she had kidnapped Agent May and replaced her with a LMD designed to look and act just like her. The next segment also continues with the hate group called the Watch Dogs. The Watch Dogs are revealed to have a mysterious benefactor called the Superior.
The Final Segment of Season 4 is called Agents of Hydra. In this pod of episodes many of the Agents have found themselves placed into an artificial world created by AIDA and Doctor Radcliff called the Framework. This world supposedly is an ideal version of each person's real life. For Daisy this means that Lincoln is still alive, Coulson is a teacher, Fitz is seen getting out of a car with woman that is not.....Simmons. Speaking of Simmons her grave is shown and I'm not sure if anyone quite knows what that means. The biggest fireworks though were saved for Agent May who was shown standing proudly on top of a Triskellion building emblazoned with the Hydra symbol. Does this mean that May is Hydra? Or does she have Hydra sympathies? Or did the framework simply rework reality to make her this way.
One interesting aspects of the final segment include Superior who is now a living brain in a jar controlling a fully robotic body of himself could he be MODOK?
Also the most well known villain of Agents of SHIELD makes a return within the frame work, that is right Grant Ward is back!
Who is Chris Adler?
One name that jumped out at me in the description was Chris Adler. He is being played by actor Skyler James who is a 16 year old with a huge book of work that includes shows like the Middle and the Fosters. Most of his parts have been small but its still a big body of work.
A named 16 year old character in Agents of SHIELD is pretty interesting in and of itself though. With the show continuing to focus on Inhumans I'm wondering if he could be an important Inhuman.
I don't know of any Chris Adler's in Marvel comics but there is a character called Irene Adler. Irene Adler is precognitive mutant named Destiny. Destiny makes books called the books of truth that effectively have prophesies in them and are a key part of a few X-Men stories. Could Chris Adler be based off of Destiny?
Pictures from What if?
Agents of SHIELD Season 4 will return in April 2017.
Trailers for Agents of Hydra:
What what another major shocker! Look who is back.
Agents of SHIELD the Framework has Hydra Propoganda:
I like posters and is anything better than a Hydra Propoganda Poster. Marvel has released a big batch of Hydra Propoganda posters that provide a glimpse of what is going on in the framework. It seems quite clearly that Hydra managed to take over SHIELD in this universe.
It does seem that Inhumans exist and that Hydra is firmly for "controlling" the new Inhumans and sees them as a threat.
New Agents of Hydra Posters look back at old posters as if they were in the frame work.
Season 4 - Episode 15 "Self Control"
“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., on “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
"BOOM" Season 4 - Episode 13
New preview for Boom reveals a major characters death! So Spoilers warning.
Now the Agents know the Truth about May but...
It looks like they are going to stumble right into a trap and face a new Inhuman. The Inhuman is suggested to have Explosive or Combustible powers. Could this be Nitro or Dante? Is Nitro too big of a character for Agents of SHIELD?
Who is Nitro?
“A COMBUSTIBLE INHUMAN IS HELL-BENT ON BLOWING S.H.I.E.L.D. TO BITS, ON ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’ “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, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
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