Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 4, Episode 22 - World's End - full transcript

With the surprising emergence of Ghost Rider, Coulson and the team attempt to stop Aida from ending the world.

Previously on "marvel's
agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."...

I haven't been
totally honest with you.

I drank
the bottle of haig.

I chose you!
Now you choose me!

That's not
how it works.

You can't
control everyone anymore!

I want them to suffer.

That book
will rebuild the world

inhumans are hunted.

Were you able
to save mack?
He didn't want
to come back!

I'll go
get him out myself.

[ Screams ]

Daisy: You think Robbie
will make it back?

Coulson: I don't think we've
seen the last of Mr. reyes.

[ Engine starts ]

[ Engine revs ]

May: I've set autopilot
to change bearing, altitude,

and speed
every couple of minutes.

I hate playing defense,
but if aida drops in on us

before we figure out
how to stop her,

it's game over.

Any word from Piper
since she halo'd out?

Not yet,

but she knows what to do
if this doesn't go our way.

It has to
go our way.

And then...

You're gonna explain

why you drank
that bottle of haig without me.

Fair enough, but we're gonna
need another bottle

to discuss what happened
with that bottle.

Simmons: So, is she human
or inhuman?



She was created
from the darkhold.

Is that how she got
her inhuman powers?

That was me.

I devised a procedure
which extracted

dormant inhuman DNA
from subjects pre-terrigenesis.

[ Tablet beeping ]

If you're writing
a report,

I should probably
be more specific.

I performed
lethal experiments

on approximately
two dozen people --

innocent people, people we've
known from this world --

Lincoln Campbell, vijay nadeer,
Gordon from the afterlife --

Fitz, I'm not
making a report,

and that wasn't
really you.

It was me.

I can still hear
the screams.

But you're also this man,


we need
to find a solution.

Well, my solutions
only make things worse.

They end up hurting
or killing people.



that's exactly the kind of
solution we need right now --

a way
to kill aida.

We've emptied
a dozen bullets in her,

and she didn't die.

How do we kill her?

I don't know.

Do you want
to kill her?


[ tablet beeps ]


vitals are stable.
That's good.

Should've forced mack
to come back with us.

Wasn't your decision
to make.

Yeah, well, now we might lose
both mack and yo-yo.

not your call.

She went in
with no extraction plan,

no idea
how to find mack.

I think I may have been able
to help her with that.

[ Computer beeps ]

No, no, no,
no, no, no, no.


Did you do something?

No, this was not me.
I didn't --

are you guys
seeing this?

What's happening
to the framework?


Somebody help me!

Is anybody there?!

[ Gunshots, glass shatters ]

Is anybody there?

[ Footsteps approach ]


please help me.

[ Gun cocks ]

No, no, no!
Please, no!

No, no, no, no!

[ Gunshot ]


[ both breathing heavily ]


You being here,
it's madness.

I came here for mack.

Well, a Valiant
but foolish endeavor.

[ Breathing heavily ]
How did you find me?


I kept
discovering these --

in my pockets,
in the streets.

I felt like a pac-man
gobbling up biscuits.

Somebody wanted me
to find you.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Can you take me
to mack?

[ Whoosh ]

I fear
you're too late.


Aida's shutting down
the framework.

It's collapsing
on itself.

This is what happens
when you piss off your creator.

Are you
laughing at me?

To see a creature
of logic and calculation

now consumed with rage
and hate...


Call me "sweet"
one more time,

and I'll rip
the titanium spines

out of
all of you tin cans.

There's no need
to call us names.

Why are you
so upset?

You created us.

A decision I regret.


there is that word again --

You built an empire

by eliminating
the regrets of others.

How does it taste
on your tongue?

I want to burn this world
to the ground.

I thought
you wanted to rule it.

Don't mistake my anger
for recklessness.

The darkhold has shown us
exactly what to do.

It's just that I also want
S.H.I.E.L.D. to suffer.

You've made that clear.



especially Fitz.

[ Vehicle approaching ]

[ Tires squeal ]

[ Tires squeal, screech ]

[ Engine shuts off ]


I've come for that.


[ grunts ]


[ grunts ]


[ gasps ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Grunts ]

You're not like
those machines anymore.

What have you done?

I'll show you.

[ Grunts ]

[ Groaning ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Screaming ]

How long before
the framework's completely gone?

Fitz estimates
between 12 and 20 hours.

Looks so innocent,
just numbers and symbols,

but each
thread of code

has a corollary
in the framework --

a favorite blouse,
a schoolhouse,

a newborn child --

they're all blinking
out of existence forever.

Mack and yo-yo?

There's no guarantee that
they'll survive until the end.

Fitz and Daisy
are doing everything they can

to protect them
and devise an exit.

[ Cellphone rings ]

General Talbot.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

General, I'm relieved
that you're still alive.

Three of my finest
aren't so fortunate,

and I have no idea
what killed them.

We lost
good people, too.

The short answer is
they were murdered

by a vanishing banshee made of
matter from another dimension.

You expect me to put that
in my report?

I have a cybernetic hand.
I've been to an another planet.

This stuff happens
in S.H.I.E.L.D.

There's not going to be
a S.H.I.E.L.D.,

not since director mace's
autopsy report was leaked.

I've got a dozen
intelligence agencies

who now know
that mace wasn't an inhuman.

They know
S.H.I.E.L.D. lied about it,

and they're wondering what else
you might've lied about.

That was your lie,
not ours.

Damn it, Phil,
you're missing the point.

There's an international
intelligence inquiry
tomorrow morning,

and I need you there
to defend S.H.I.E.L.D.

That's impossible.

Damn it, coulson,
so is a vanishing banshee.

Phil, I'm not gonna get up
on my hind legs

and beg
for buttermilk,

but you
or one of your right hands

needs to be there
to take down these spooks

before they take down
S.H.I.E.L.D. once and for all.

That's an order.

I wish we could,

but my team and i
are aida's primary target.

Our presence would only endanger
the lives of everyone there.

If anything changes,
you'll be the first to know.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

Is that a good-news face
or a bad-news face?

It's a weird-news face.

Robbie reyes
just stole his charger

out of a S.H.I.E.L.D.
impound garage outside of Dover.


what's new?

Nothing much.

Beat up a couple dudes,
turned out to be robots.

[ Sighs ]

I didn't think
I'd see you again,

not after you fell through
that hell mouth.

I'm as surprised
as you.

What happened?

The darkhold.

[ Grunts ]

My arm still hurts.
Why won't it heal?

Let me see.
Don't touch me!

If you want
to make me feel better,

then explain
why my arm hasn't healed.

That flame-headed demon

was born in the same darkness
that created you.

You will need
to be careful.

How'd you find aida?

There was a-a tear

in the dark world
when she was created.

It's how I escaped.

The thing in me
is drawn to dark matter

the way your GPS
tracks my car.

So you're saying

aida's made of the same stuff
as the darkhold?


And the rider
wants to send them both

back to
where they came from.

I hope
that means hell.

Hell is relative.

space, planets --

it's all connected.

Plenty of them
qualify as hell.


the earth
is just one territory

in a war
that's been going on forever.

[ Footsteps approach ]
Can you beat aida?

I don't know.

But what I do know
is the demon in me

hates her in ways
I've never felt.

We all
feel like that.

Why do you have that?

It was in the module
with the lmds Robbie destroyed.

Do we know
who he is?

No, looks like
aida's been busy.

She could've
duplicated anybody.

I'll run
facial recognition,

see if
we can ID this guy.


we look fantastic.
We look fantastic.

Don't disappoint me.

You know I don't handle
disappointment very well.

That is why we are going to
recreate the other world.


to please you.

All right, people,
let's wrap it up.

Grab your bags,
and let's get to the bus.

[ Gasps ]

You have to remember,
in this world,

he has no idea
who you are.


Let me
talk to him first.

I don't know
if you saw me,

but I was
at the steel mill

when coulson, Daisy,
and the others jumped.

I saw what happened
when they went through --

the truth
about this reality.

I believe
you saw it, too.

Listen to me,
i don't have anything --

I'm ready.

Good job, sweetheart.

Ah, I wish everyone was
as good at packing as you are.

[ Chuckles ]


woman: Hey, mack,
i can't find my suitcase.

It was just here
a minute ago.

Don't worry.

My dad's gonna get everyone
to a safe place.

What's your name?

Elena, but my friends
call me yo-yo.

[ Chuckles ]
That's a funny name.


everything in the armory
is gone,

like it
just disappeared.

Yeah, I know.
I'm seeing it, too.

Half the people in here
are missing clothing, luggage.

Is there any word
from the other bases?

Not in
a couple hours.


We need
to leave now.

All right, everyone,
listen up.

Grab what you can,
and follow me.

Let's go.


come on.
Let's go. Let's go.


I tried
to warn you.

Next time,
i talk to him.

He'll remember me.

We've ID'd the head.

He's one of
the senior Russian analysts

invited to
the S.H.I.E.L.D. inquiry today,

and look who he's bringing
as his plus-one.

[ Sighs ]

I've left messages
for general Talbot,

but he's not answering.

What's aida's
play here?

Why have
the lmds attend this?

My guess
is to drive the final nail

S.H.I.E.L.D.'s coffin.

[ Conversations stop ]

For decades,
we have turned a blind eye

to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s indifference
to the rule of law.

They claim
to be a spy agency

but behave more like
a secret police,

leaving destruction and chaos
in their wake.

But of
all their dangerous policies,

there is one that threatens
our very survival.

It is their secret program

of breeding, recruiting,
and weaponizing inhumans.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

What kind of commie
double cross is this?

I assure you, S.H.I.E.L.D.
has no such program.

Hear me out,

We offer a solution,
a path to putting S.H.I.E.L.D.

And their inhumans away
once and for all.

This book opened my eyes
to the truth about inhumans.

It contains
a plan to defeat them,

and you can all
be a part of it.

I smell a load
of l. Ron horsecrap.

[ Gunshot in distance ]

[ All gasping, murmuring ]

Daisy, goodness.
Is coulson with you?


[ indistinct shouting,
gunshots in distance ]

We'll flush them
to you.

[ Shouting, gunshots continue ]


you see? This is
what S.H.I.E.L.D. wants --

a world of inhumans.

We must resist.

We must unite!

Read this.

You'll see the answer!

[ Gunshots ]

There's still a pulse.

Everybody out --

And get
some medical help.



they'll be back
for that.


hello, Daisy.


I had a lot of time
after you shattered my spine

to think about what I'd do
when I saw you again.

I decided it might be fun
to watch you kill yourself.

Aida, seriously,

Just consider it.

[ Robbie grunting ]


[ panting ]

It's time for me
to take you home.


[ grunts ]


Evans: Quake, Johnson --
i don't care what you call her.

She's not gonna get away
with this.

The world
is gonna see the truth.

That wasn't Daisy.

That was a duplicate,
a life model decoy --

the same with those Russians
that were in here.

They're not human.

They did this.
Don't let them get away!




That's all you got?


[ grunts ]


[ grunts ]


[ grunts ]


[ grunting ]


[ rumbling ]

Daisy: Robbie!


[ grunts ]

Really? You?

You don't understand,
do you?

Even if
you defeat this body,

I will build more.

You cannot stop me.

Never say,
"you can't stop me,"

'cause the minute
you do...


well, yeah.


[ rumbling ]


I missed it,
didn't I?

You two together,
and we missed it.

Come on.

We got to go.
Come on!


this must be
aida's payback

'cause I quaked her skinny ass
out that window.

She's gonna send
Daisy-bot after Daisy-bot

to assassinate people.

[ Kicks wall ]
She won't have to.

As soon as the video of your lmd
shooting Talbot in the head

gets out,
S.H.I.E.L.D. is dead.

It's worse than that.

Daisy's not
just S.H.I.E.L.D.

She's inhuman.

My god,
you're right.

It's the same tactic
aida used in the framework --

unite people
in their fear of inhumans.

But instead of
a Cambridge incident...

It's me.
I'll be the monster.

She wants
the same fascist state

that she had
in the framework.

This is her plan.
She's won.

No, she hasn't.

maybe today,

but like Robbie said,
we're part of a bigger war.

This isn't
the framework.

We're awake,
we're unified,

and frankly, pissed off enough
to risk everything to stop her.

I need the darkhold.

What? No!

No one's ever reading
that damn book again.

I don't want to read it.
I want to use it as bait.

Aida's human now.

She feels what we feel,
including fear.

No, I'm sorry, man.
I'm taking it.

She's got to be terrified
we'll use it to stop her.

She's also
terrified of Robbie.

As soon
as she saw his chain flame on,

she teleported out.

Is that true?
Can you destroy her?


But it's like
Daisy said,

she won't let me
anywhere near her.

This thing in you --

is it as desperate
to destroy aida as we are?


Then I have an idea that
might solve all our problems.

We're running
out of options.

There isn't enough power
on the Zephyr

to protect mack
and yo-yo.

Then we'll have to
go back to base.

That's a terrible idea.

I agree.

The military, aida,

more lmds
are probably waiting for us.

but I'm tired of hiding.

Let's take the fight
back home.


look, I know you two
still have a lot to work out,

but right now, I need you
on the same page, okay?


all right, may,
take us back to hq.


[ horns honking ]

What's going on?! Move!

I got to
get out of here!

[ Honking continues ]

Isn't there any news
about this?

Seems like all the stations
have stopped transmitting.

[ Cellphone beeping ]

Wish I could get
a couple of bars.

I have to
make mack believe me.

It's not that
he doesn't believe, my dear.

It's that he's decided to stay
in spite of that.

Then I'll change him.



Do you know
who I am?

My name is Elena.

You gave me a nickname --

You remember me.


But Daisy --
she mentioned your name once.

Yes. Daisy.
She's a friend.

She and coulson
and the others

are safe
on the other side.

That's where I'm from.

That's where you're from.

Torrent downloaded from RARBG

I'm just trying
to keep my kid safe

and get these people
out of town.

I don't
have time to --

you're right.
There isn't any time.

Look around you,

This is the end.

You know that.

In your heart,

you know the truth
about this world,

about your daughter.

What are you saying?

It's...[ Sighs ]

When Daisy told me why you
didn't want to leave this place,

I was so hurt.

Why would you f--



That's why I'm here.

I would never want to
take this away from you, mack,

but I thought
maybe if you saw me,

if you looked
into my eyes,

you would remember us,

the life we have,
the love.

[ Brakes hiss ]

Hope: Dad!


that's impossible.


[ Hope screams ]

They're gone!

Where'd everybody go?

I don't know,

I-I'm here.

Why are we still here?

I suppose our friends
on the other side.

Perhaps Fitz
has found some way

to stall
our ultimate demise --

at least for now.

I'm scared.
What's gonna happen next?

Next, um...


we go home.



this is
a terrible plan.

You know, robot may
was way more supportive.

Is she what happened
to the haig?

That again?

You want
to have that talk now?

I never want to have a talk,
but maybe we should,

considering we don't know
how this will play out.


so, they really believe they're
in a different world right now?


Every bit
as real as this one.

Even scarier
'cause hydra won.

I imagine where you came from
was a whole lot worse.


Yeah, but it's hard
to describe.

The main thing is,
there, I'm just a passenger.

Ghost rider drives.

And by "drives,"
i mean fights and kills.

It's kind of all we did.
[ Scoffs ]

That sounds terrible...

And painful
and lonely.

Yeah, that about
sums it up.


but I'm here now...

And that's good.

That is good.

Now, if we could
get these two back,

it'd be even better.

How long do they have?

Fitz: We're in the server room,

You can begin.
Okay, good.

So the idea is that I built
a back door into the framework

so they can escape,

but the problem is,
i can't make them use it.

[ Keyboard clacking ]

That's on yo-yo.


did you
bolt the door?

Of course.
What do you think I am?

[ Whoosh ]


I think you're dead.

Yo-yo: [ Sighs ]
I get it. I do.

She's beautiful
and she's sweet

and she adores him,
but she's not real.

He knows that.

He also knows

that she's not alive
in the other world.

I just --
i thought if he saw me,

he would remember us.

You should leave,

save yourself
while you still can.


I'll drag him
if I have to.

No, you won't,
and I'll tell you why.

Let's say you manage
to force mack to the other side.

Will he
ever forgive you?

Will he ever
forgive himself

for abandoning
his daughter?

[ Sighs ]

You have to come to terms
with the reality

that he is willing to die
in here with her.

I know, I know.


that's killing me.
[ Chuckles ]

If he dies here, that means
he dies in the real world,

and I'll lose him forever.

And all for a little girl
that isn't even real.

She doesn't even exist.


okay, remember what
we talked about before?

How there isn't room
in your heart for me?

No, that being human
sometimes means --

that there's pain and tears
and suffering?

Yeah, I'm catching on
to that pretty quickly.

Now I understand why humans
have written so many sad songs.


that's a great example.

There are lots of ways
to express sadness and pain.

There's music and art.

And smashing heads
on the floor.

That's the one
i like the best so far.

Did you know that blood
has a copper smell?

Okay, Ophelia, I'll go with you.
Please don't hurt anyone.

It's aida.

The "a" stands
for "artificial," remem--

Ophelia, you're upset

because --
because this is all new.

There's --
there's lots of feelings.

That must be overwhelming.

It is overwhelming.

There are
too many feelings,

which is why I've decided
to only feel one of them --


It's hot and clean
and sharp like a knife.


and my vengeance
is going to make you suffer

the way
that I have suffered.

[ Simmons grunting ]



[ Panting ]

Beg me
to let her live.

We drank the bottle
as a new beginning.

It felt right,
but now I'm not sure

how much was you
and how much was programmed.

Part of it
seemed real.

Maybe part of it was.


Maybe on my end,

So here's what
i think we should do.

When we get out
of this mess,

we take a couple of steps back,
start again.

Then when
it feels right,

maybe we open
another bottle.



See you
on the other side.


I'll do
whatever you want.

We can go away,
start again.

[ Breathing shakily ]
Too late.

This is
making me feel better.

why do we feel better

when we make
someone else suffer?

Because there's something wrong
with you, you psycho!

[ Grunting ]

Stop. Stop, stop,
stop, stop, stop.

Please, please,
spare Jemma.

So it's Jemma now?

Trying to
humanize her.

I'm afraid you're gonna have to
do better than that.

[ Grunts ]

Fitz, please.
I'm scared.

Make her stop.

The darkhold!

That's the only way
we could beat you.

Let Jemma go,
and I'll go get it for you.

[ Gasps ]


you did this,

I'm so sorry,


coulson's reading
the book.

He's firing up the gateway
right now.

Come on. Please.

Let me
take you to it.


[ gasping ]

Jemma! No!



[ Grunts ]

I'm gonna kill everyone you love
right in front of you,

and there's nothing
you can do.

[ Whoosh ]


[ whoosh ]

Agent coulson.

Do you really think
you can stop me

from taking
the darkhold?

I don't know.
I figure it's worth a shot.

There's only one person

who might be able
to stop me,

and he isn't here.

Yeah, see,
that's where I think

you might be
missing the point.

I know you've only been human
for a little while,

but there's
a basic human concept

you really need
to learn.


it's called teamwork.

[ Gunshots ]

[ Gasps ]

Your trap failed.

Your weapon
can't stop me.

I know.
I just really wanted to do that.

Now it's my turn.

Don't you get it?

You can't kill me.

Maybe not.

But I'm pretty
sure he can.

[ Grunts ]


[ grunts ]


good luck, sir.

They're at mack's house.

I don't know how much longer
i can protect them.

I'm trying
to build a back door now.


[ horn blares ]

[ Grunting ]

[ Screaming ]

[ Sobbing ]

[ Screaming ]

Is she really...?



hope! Hope!

Daddy, the lady said
that you were gonna die

and that
I'm not real.


that's not true.

That's not true.

You're the most real thing
in the whole world.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean
for her to overhear.

Why are you
doing this?

Why are you putting those ideas
in my little girl's head?

Because this world
is ending,

and I don't want you
to end with it.

Daisy said that hope
wasn't alive in the other world.

That's true.

Well, I'm not living
in a world without her.

Hope: Daddy!

Okay, it's now or never.
Time's running out.

That door
is the only way out.

Please, mack.

who cares about you

is on the other side
of that door.

The only person
i care about is right here.


What are you doing?

You need to leave.


It's okay.

The only person
i care about is here, too.

Great. [ Scoffs ]

Just great.

Am i
the only sane person here?


make it stop.

I'm right here, sweetheart.
I'm right here.

[ Crying ]
Am I gonna die?

I don't want to die.

I want to be real.

Please, daddy.

Don't leave.
No, no.

I will never
leave you.

You're my little girl.

I will always
love you.

I will...

[ Crying ]
My baby.

My baby.

No, no, no, no, no.


I don't see mack.

[ Monitor beeping ]

He's gone.


[ gasps ]



[ device beeps ]

[ Breathing shakily ]







[ gasps ]

[ Laughing ]


[ Sighs ]

[ Device beeps ]

[ Laughs ]


[ sighs ]

That was horrifying.

I don't know how
you live with it all the time.

I'm just grateful

ghost rider kept its part of
the deal and went back to you.

You know why he made the deal
in the first place, right?

I do.

Are you
gonna tell the others?


And I'd ask
that you don't, either.

I will
when it's time.


when I first saw you
with hope, I, uh...

...i understood why
you didn't want to come back.

I didn't make it easy.

She was...


I feel terrible that I tried
to pull you away from her

and worse
that we couldn't save her.

Can you forgive me?

There's nothing
to forgive.

Those years with her,
as a father,

it'll always
be a part of me.

But they also
gave me a glimpse

of a life
i could have here...

With you.


you really have to leave
right away?


I have to get this book
someplace safe.


keep an eye
on my brother?

The gateway's
almost ready.

Don't need it.

I've learned a few things
since you saw me last.


[ grunts ]


[ panting ]

[ Grunts ]


[ portal whirring ]

I don't envy you.

I was gonna
say the same to you.


what did he mean
by that?


mack: We picked up radio chatter
on the Zephyr.

The good news is,
is that Talbot is alive.

He's in a coma,
but alive.

The bad news is
they know we're here,

and they're
on their way.

Yeah, you should go
while you can.

we're all going.

I'm gonna stay.

This is my fault --

aida, the lmds,
all the deaths.

Those aren't
on S.H.I.E.L.D.

Those are on me.

And, uh,
i can explain

that I built the lmd
that shot Talbot.

That way --


we were all
in the framework together.

We understand how confusing
and screwed-up that world is.

And trust me,
it's gonna take me years

to process everything
that happened in there.

But the one thing that I don't
need time to understand

is that
we are all in this together.


I tried to take the blame
for everything not too long ago.

I dyed my hair.
I ran away.

I thought that
separating myself from the team

would help me
protect it.

But in truth,
i kind of just lost myself.

And you -- you were the one
who pulled me back in.

This is not on you,

We all
lost ourselves in there.

And yeah,
it might take you a long time

to forgive yourself.

But speaking on behalf
of the team,

you have nothing
to apologize for.


may: If there's a price
to pay,

we pay it together.



anybody else hungry?

I'm not saying we're definitely
gonna get locked up,

but if we are,

wouldn't mind grabbing
a bite to eat first.

[ Waves crashing ]


though immortality
may have eluded me...

...perhaps it's for the best.

After all...

...what is eternity without
my beloved Agnes by my side?

This is the way the world ends.

Not with a bang, but a --

♪ I'm not rich
and I'm not famous ♪

♪ I don't have a lot of money
I can offer you ♪

you know,
i think this is the first time

we've all been together
in a really long time.

Woman: Anybody have room
for some pie?

[ All murmuring ]

Okay, so we have apple,
strawberry, rhubarb,

and chocolate banana cream.

[ Electricity crackles,
powers down ]

[ Electronics whir ]

Here we go.

[ Door opens ]
[ People gasp, murmur ]


[ footsteps ]

Phillip j. Coulson.

Yep, that's me.

You got us.
Nice job.

And hey, congrats on
the whole power-outage thing.

It was very ominous.

[ Device powers on,
high-pitched ringing ]


the window closes
in less than two minutes.

Take them.


[ clank in distance ]

[ Exhales sharply ]


all right, Phil,
enough sight-seeing.

Get back to work.