Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opens up with where we left off with Robbie Reyes a.k.a. Ghost Rider getting into his car as he goes to find Aida. On the Quinjet, Fitz explains to Simmons how Aida is neither human nor Inhuman as well as how she got her powers through Fitz’s lethal experiments in the Framework. Fitz is still haunted by what he did in there, but Simmons tries to snap him out of it as they need to find a way to kill Aida as soon as possible. Daisy and Coulson are watching over Yo-Yo and Mack’s bodies as Yo-Yo went into the Framework to save Mack. Daisy tries to get them out, but suddenly gets nervous as something is happening to the Framework: Aida has started the process to shut the Framework down.
Elsewhere, Aida is planning on burning the world to the ground by using the Darkhold. Suddenly, Robbie shows up as he is there for the Darkhold and begins fighting Aida’s men. During the fight, he uses his chain to burn Aida, as he discovers that she is human before she gets away. Back on the Quinjet, Coulson gets an angry call by Talbot as he has discovered that Jeff Mace was never an Inhuman and now the government can’t trust S.H.I.E.L.D. once again. Talbot begs Coulson to show up at a hearing that is taking place the next day so he can defend S.H.I.E.L.D.’s name. Coulson explains that he can’t show up to the hearing because they are still hunting Aida.
Daisy finds Robbie as they get each other up to speed. While they are catching up, Aida discovers how Ghost Rider was able to burn her as the Spirit of Vengeance was created by the same darkness that created her. Back on the Quinjet, Robbie explains the same thing to Coulson and Daisy as the Ghost Rider wants to send her back to hell. The next morning Coulson tries to get contact Talbot, but fails to reach him. Elsewhere, the Superior is at the hearing with Talbot as he tries to convince Talbot that S.H.I.E.L.D. and the threat of the Inhumans must be stopped. The Superior shows him the Darkhold that he claims is the tool in stopping these people. Daisy suddenly shows up and shoots Talbot in the head, but it’s actually an LMD version of her.
Coulson and the gang arrive to stop the Superior as Coulson and May finds Talbot injured, but still alive. Daisy and Robbie go after Aida as they begin to fight her as well as a few men. The Superior arrives to join the fight, but gets instantly destroyed by the Ghost Rider. They return to the Quinjet, where Coulson proposes that he uses the Darkhold as bait to Aida. The team learns quickly that Aida can be hurt by Robbie and Coulson believes Ghost Rider might be the key to stop her. Simmons and Fitz arrive to inform them that time is starting to run out for Yo-Yo and Mack. Coulson decides to head back to the base as he is conducting a plan. Daisy takes Robbie to where Mack and Yo-Yo’s bodies are being kept at as she explains how they can save them.
While Fitz and Simmons are working on their end, Aida shows up and tries to hurt Simmons. Fitz tries to calm Aida down while Simmons attempts to stab Aida behind her back. But we discover that Aida has super-speed as she unarms Simmons before stabbing her in the chest. Aida continues to twist it further into Simmons’ chest until Fitz agrees to get Aida to the Darkhold. But Aida uses her electricity powers on Simmons as she kills her before promising Fitz that she is going to kill everyone he loves. Aida zaps away to find Coulson, but has no idea that everyone is one step ahead of her. The real Simmons emerges from the shadows as she fires multiple shots at Aida, before Coulson turns into the Ghost Rider, and pulls her into the portal as they have a zap-fight. Eventually, Aida gets burned to death by him.
In the Framework, Yo-Yo is still freaking out as a Hydra agent shows up, ready to execute her, before Radcliffe shows up to save her. Soon Radcliffe realizes that the Framework is slowly beginning to shut down. Radcliffe takes Yo-Yo to Mack, warning her that in this world Mack doesn’t know who she is. Radcliffe talks with Mack while Hope walks up to Yo-Yo before Mack spots her. Yo-Yo eventually tries to reach out to Mack, hoping he will remember her, but Mack still doesn’t know who she is, only that Daisy mentioned Yo-Yo’s name to him. She tries to get through to Mack by explaining to him that Yo-Yo only entered the Framework in order to save him. The bus suddenly stops as the road is cut off, and one second later, all the passengers are gone, except for Radcliffe, Hope, Yo-Yo and Mack. Radcliffe thinks it must be Fitz who is trying to help them from the other side. Back at Mack’s apartment, Hope finds out from Yo-Yo that this world isn’t real and that she isn’t real. As time begins to run out, Radcliffe tells them that they have to go, but Mack still won’t leave. Yo-Yo decides to give up and stays with him. But a few minutes later Hope is suddenly gone and Mack breaks into tears. Daisy gets worried that they still haven’t returned until suddenly Yo-Yo and Mack open their eyes, as they are back.
Ghost Rider gets ready to take off as he needs to get the Darkhold somewhere safe as he begin to swing his chain which opens up a portal. Coulson hands him the Darkhold as Robbie and Daisy share a look before he leaves with it. Coulson and the group reflect on what they have been through and whatever comes next, they will deal with it together as a team. We cut to Radcliffe having a drink at a beach as he reflects on everything before he suddenly disappears, hinting that the Framework is now offline.
We find the agents at a diner, before they get surrounded by a mysterious man and his squad. The mystery man activates a device which freezes the gang as he tells his men that “the window closes in less than two minutes”. The post-credit scene features Coulson waking up in a cell and as he walks towards the back of the room, a window emerges and we see that Coulson is somewhere in space.
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