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Agents of SHIELD’s New Arc Asks, What If Winter Soldier Went Wrong?

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Agents of SHIELD’s New Arc Asks, What If Winter Soldier Went Wrong?

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Self Control,” the latest episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” took a dramatic turn in its latest episode, “Self Control.” The show not only wrapped up its Life Model Decoy double-agent storyline, it set up the plot for the final part of Season 4 — one that puts Hydra and Grant Ward back at the forefront of the series.

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The episode, which was written and directed by showrunner Jed Whedon, put all of the main agents into Doctor Radcliffe’s magical framework — a Matrix’esque world where certain life events can be re-lived without pain. The final moments of the episode showed clips of where each character in the framework fonds themselves. Coulson is teaching in a school, Fitz is living a wealthy life, Simmons is dead, Daisy and Ward (welcome back Brett Dalton!) are living together, and May is working for Hydra.

Wait, Hydra?

The new promo re-shows all those clips, plus it debuts the central logo and subtitle for the season: Agents of Hydra. It seems like when the show resumes in April, the agents will be living in a framework where Hydra triumphed during the events of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Apparently, when you cut off one head of Hydra in the real world, it just regrows inside the framework.

Airing Tuesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Quake” Johnson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie and more.

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