Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be on a one week hiatus, but that hasn’t stopped news from rolling out about the show. Promotional stills from this season’s fourth episode are now available online, along with a synopsis of the episode’s events.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 4
Season four of the show features our favorite agents up against Ghost Rider. The fourth episode, titled “Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire”, continues the story of Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna) and Quake (Chloe Bennett), as well as the now legitimate S.H.I.E.L.D. agency.
Without details on episode 3, it’s very hard to figure out what’s going on in episode 4. The stills give very little away, showing only one or two characters at a time. One theme through the photos? Mack looks about as confused as he’s ever been. Coulson shows up in a prison, but who is he meeting with? Perhaps most distressing–where is May?
What we do know about episode three is limited, as well, and seems to come out of left field for the season. We’ve got Ghost Rider’s mysterious past, Daisy’s quest for knowledge, the effects of the Sokovia Accords, government involvement with S.H.I.E.L.D. and now…magic ghosts that possess people? Episode three will also involve a city-wide black out. As the episode is called “uprising”, some theories think this episode will reveal the Watchdogs in a bigger way.
Where Are FitzSimmons?
Coming clean on this one: I am a Fitzsimmons shipper. I’ve been on this boat since “Fitz *points*” “Simmons *points”. Last season was beautiful and frankly a bit overwhelming for my shipper heart. It got me back into the show, which I’d all but abandoned. This season, however, my favorite Brits are barely getting any action (in all senses of the word.) The still for episode 4 have not eased my aching heart at all.
So far this season, Simmons got promoted to official S.A.D.I.S.T. Fitz is left in the dust, watching football with Radcliffe who is essentially a S.H.I.E.L.D. prisoner. While the Fitzsimmons “will-they-won’t-they” story is definitely wrapped up, there’s a whole world to explore with the LMDs, and so far this plot thread is burning away in favor of Ghost Rider’s introduction.
The shots from S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 4 show plenty of Mack and Coulson, but only one lonely shot of Simmons in the field. More Mack is a great thing, sure, and watching him work in the field with Simmons should be exciting. But there are dropped threads all over this show. I hope they get picked up soon, or the show risks losing itself in too many storylines.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 4 airs Tuesday, October 18th. From Marvel’s press release: “GHOST RIDER AND S.H.I.E.L.D. GO HEAD-TO-HEAD, ON ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ON ABC
“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, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.”