Warning: spoilers from this past week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode are ahead.
The sixth episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fourth season aired this week and it definitely threw a few surprises our way. We got to see a second Ghost Rider, one we’ll assume is Johnny Blaze for the time being. We also found out Robbie and Gabe Reyes’ uncle, Eli Morrow, was the real bad guy behind turning Lucy and her husband Joe into ghosts.
By the end of the episode, Morrow had recreated the experiment that turned all of his colleagues into ghosts before in an attempt to create matter out of nothing. In an attempt to cut the power to the main chamber here Morrow is waiting to get “zapped”, Coulson starts pulling random cords off the power supply boxes.
Needless to say, Coulson’s method doesn’t work and we see Coulson, Robbie, and Agent Fitz all disappear. In an interview after the episode with Entertainment Weekly, actor Henry Simmons, who plays Agent Mack on the show, said his character thinks the others are dead.
“The way we see it is they are dead,” Henry Simmons tells EW. “In my mind, they’re gone, they’re dead, because that’s everything we’ve experienced so far.”
Notice that last three words of Simmons’ quote there: “experienced so far”. It’s been quite clear with the introduction of the ancient Darkhold book that a true crossover with Doctor Strange was imminent, and this quote just seems to fuel that speculation.
While the team has run into problems with its members being transported to other planets, all of the problems they’ve run into so far in the series is scientifically-based. The introduction of Ghost Rider added some supernatural themes to the show and should Coulson & Co. be transferred to another dimension courtesy of Eli Morrow and the Darkhold, S.H.I.E.L.D. might have to call up the Sorcerer Supreme, or more than likely a sidekick, to come help the team out.
What’d you think of the episode? Where do you think Coulson, Fitz, and Robbie went? Let me know in the comments below.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.