Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 4, Episode 5 - Lockup - full transcript

As Robbie Reyes struggles to control The Ghost Rider, S.H.I.E.L.D. infiltrates a high-security prison to unravel the secrets that haunt them all.

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agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."...

Lucy, look at you.
What happened?

We shouldn't have used
the darkhold.

That book can fix us.

You can't let him touch you.
You'll go crazy. [ Gasps ]

You saved a friend of mine
from a guy

my bullets
went straight through.

You're the only one we know
that can hurt those things.

You know someone that worked
at that momentum facility?

My uncle. Doing time at
south ridge penitentiary?

He always said the guy he
beat up was the real criminal.

Who is she?

Dr. Lucy Bauer. Joseph's wife.

They were the project leaders

at this privately funded
think tank.

What is she after?

She's gonna go after the book.

It's called the darkhold.

Look, I know you two
like to work alone.

You don't need us? Fine.

Right now, we need you.

Do you have any idea
where to start?

Joseph Bauer.

He's been in a coma
all these years.

Well, he just woke up.

Where's the book?

[ Lock disengages ]

[ Doors creak ]

Joseph: Well, Lucy,
this has to be it.

Mildew and cobwebs.

You know, this reminds me of
outer mongolia. [ Chuckles ]

You got to admit,
the yurt was kind of romantic.

And we were so sure
it was there.


What are the odds
that it's here?

In the family home

of the guy who killed
the last person who had it?

[ Chuckling ]
we've never been this close.

Well, we've said that before.

What if we spent all these years
doing the science

instead of looking
for shortcuts?

If we did the actual work...


This is weird.

[ Stone scraping ]

Is it...

[ laughs ]

[ Both laugh ]

Okay. Here.

Wait. What the...?

Are you seeing what I'm seeing?

[ Exhales sharply ]

I didn't think
it would be in German.

No, I'm reading english.

Wait. Are you not seeing
what I'm seeing?

Joe, German is your
first language.

Y-yes, but this is not possible.


What if, in some way,
it is reading... us?

[ Suspenseful music plays ]

[ Chuckling ]

Coulson: Dr. Bauer, stay with us!

Get away! Get away from me!

Get away! I see what you are.

Focus, Dr. Bauer.
We need your help.

You... you're demons.

You're demons.
You've come to take me away.

You've come to take me away.

She was here... Your wife, Lucy.

Dr. Bauer, please.

We don't want
anyone else getting hurt.

It was a mistake.

We never should have taken it.

We should've left it buried.

The book?
We need to know where it is.

You can't have it.
Get away from me.

Get away!

[ Monitor beeping rapidly ]
get away!

Get away!

Dr. Bauer, please,
where is the book?

I buried it
back where I found it!


[ Gasps ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

You're too late. She knows.

[ Flatline ]



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


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Mack: If this thing is that
dangerous, then why not tell him?

He's the Director
of S.H.I.E.L.D.

We don't know
if we can trust him.

So why the hell is he here?

Without him, we wouldn't know
the darkhold had resurfaced.

But the fewer people
who know about it, the better.

Fury had no problem opening up
pandora's box from time to time,

but even he was afraid
of this thing.

It's powerful, it's deadly,
and now probably in the hands

of a pissed-off
mad-scientist ghost.

So, thoughts, feElings?

This is a safe space.

We need another crack
at Eli morrow.

He's the one
that knows this book.

He'll know
what Lucy Bauer wants with it

and where she's going next.

My uncle is not
gonna talk to you.

Well, then this time,
we won't give him a choice.

Let's inform S.H.I.E.L.D.

We're taking an asset
into protective custody

as part of a routine

May, want to go to prison?

Could be taco Tuesday.

I'll call the warden
and find out.

Lucy leaves a lot of crazy
in her wake.

If we're gonna track her down,
we're gonna need that antidote.

Fitz said that they were close.

I don't want it close.
I want it here.


If we're going to get my uncle,
I'm going with you.

No, you're not.

If your uncle
can lead us to Lucy,

then maybe we'll let you out
to bust some ghosts,

but until then,
your ass stays on the plane.

I don't take orders.

Then this will be
a new experience.

- You can't keep me here.
- Maybe not.

But you take this plane down,
you'll be burning up

the only people in the world
trying to help you.

He's growing on me. You?


Robbie: I need to get off
this plane now.

That should put you in...

Rural utah.

And you think
you're pissed off now...

This is no joke. All right?

I should be down there,
getting answers, my way.

Oh, yeah? How you gonna do that?

Cracking skulls?

It's worked so far.

Really? I've been careful.

I've never been caught,
not even a parking ticket.

Then you show up, and you bring
S.H.I.E.L.D. With you.



You've been murdering people
while possessed and on fire.

You don't know
what you're talking about.

I know you're settling scores,
hoping that thing will go away.

How's that going for you?

Look, Robbie,

I get that this
is personal for you.

But if you want answers,
you need to trust S.H.I.E.L.D.

You don't even trust them.

Why else are you up here
hiding from them?

I keep my distance
because it's what's best...

For everyone.

I'm starting to see why.


Fitz: We can learn a lot
when someone dies,

as was the case when you
and radcliffe killed agent may.

that was less of a killing

and more of
a-a full system reboot,

which is brilliant.

And her brain scan allowed us
to create an antidote.

[ Exhales sharply ]
bold strokes. Well-played.

[ Tablet beeps ]

I think we're gonna need
bold strokes,

'cause, apparently, that thing
that Lucy Bauer's after,

Coulson is saying
it's pretty serious.

Something called the darkh...

All right, stop.

Not another word.

At least you finally
said one to me.

I have my lie-detection today,

and I do not want
another secret.

Along with daisy, Robbie reyes,
and your pet project aida...

Oh, come on. How many times
have I got to say it?

The polygraph is the reason
I didn't say anything.

Forget the polygraph.
This isn't about the polygraph.

What was I supposed to do?

We're supposed
to share everything.

We share a bed,

but this whole time, you were lying
there, keeping things from me.

Oh, come on.
I wanted to tell you, of course.

I... and... and I-I knew

that you'd think she
was fascinating... it.

It's fascinating.

And now it is going
to get me sacked.

Did you know there are
over 212 micro-expressions

that can betray a lie?

One eye dart to the left,
and I'm finished.

Unlike some people,
I'm terrible at keeping secrets.

So... It is about the polygraph.

All right, well, okay.

Well, look, I'll just stay here,
and I'll help you practice.

We could do the...
The penny in the shoe thing

and the thumbtack
under the tongue.

It's the other way around.

And no, just go.
Coulson needs you.

I'll work it out.

I am not getting fired today.

Hey, no eye dart to the left.

I want 100% bought that.

All right,
I'll see you later, then.

[ Sighs ] who am I kidding?

They'll skip right over
the firing part

and throw me behind bloody bars.


You know, I ask for field work,
you give me paperwork.

What's wrong
with taking it easy?

[ Sighs ]

Come on.
You had a near-death experience.

It was a death experience.
I'm over it.

Well, I'm really not over mine.

I thought you'd want
to talk about it.

You know, what it felt like.

Didn't feel
like a trip to Tahiti.

Which means
it was something else.

[ Cabinet beeps, lock clicks ]
see, I died,

but anything I would've seen
or felt was wiped away.

I don't remember anything,
but you do.

What do you want to know, phil?
What did you see?

Seriously? Yeah.

No. W... Agents, follow me.

So, we're transferring
into S.H.I.E.L.D. Custody

one Elias morrow.

Everything should be in order.

Agent may called ahead
just to cut down on paperwork.

She really hates paperwork.

Don't you?


We'll get this taken care of.

One last thing.


[ Gun cocks ]

You can't fool me, you demons!

[ Gun cocks, gunshot ]

[ Gun clicking ]


[ Gunshots ]

Demons everywhere!


- Demons!
- Demons!

I'm gonna state the obvious.

Dr. Bauer's here,

and we need to get to Eli morrow
before she does.

Our icers are in lockup.

Mack, do you read me?
The prison's compromised.

Let me guess... Lucy Bauer?

Lucy and the whole
"peanuts" gang.


She has friends.

We'll have to assume
they're targeting Eli morrow.


Well, he put her husband
in a coma, right?

Coulson and may are barricaded
in the warden's office,

here, on the west side.

And Eli morrow is located

in the east wing, here,
in cellblock e.

We'll split into two teams.

Daisy, you lead a team
to extract Coulson and may.

I'll lead a team to grab Eli.

I'm going.

This is my family.

You have no reason
to keep me out of this.

Because you only kill
people that deserve it.

Exactly. Well, down there,

everyone deserves it,
so you stay put.

No, we need an advantage
down there.

It's him.

We can't even touch
these things.

He can kill them.

You said if you needed
some ghosts busted...


But you don't leave my sight.

And just so we're clear,

this is an icers-only op.

Anyone could have the psychosis,

so they can't be held
responsible for their actions.

Now, S.H.I.E.L.D. Is marshaling

forces to control the perimeter,

but that's hours away.

Right now,
we're the only ones going in,

and we'll be outnumbered.

Works for me.

[ Device beeping ]

Fitz's quinjet
is five minutes out.

That means we leave in six.
Gear up.


You sure you're up for this?

Let's find out.

new and improved gauntlets,

but simmons said if you quake...

I could shatter
every bone in my body

and be crippled for life?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Daisy...

I'm not gonna risk it.

Besides, I didn't always
have powers, and...

I did all right.

Cases of sanity, as ordered.

Hey, I'm gonna need you up here
quarterbacking us on comms.


Yeah, it means that you, uh...
You call the plays.

Oh. Well, see,
I was under the impression

it was the coaches who
called the plays. Well...

And that's why
american footballers need

those little radio things
in their ears

to tell them what to do

for the few minutes that they're
on the field. Yeah. Got it, coach.

So, these work like epipens?

Almost, but more efficient.

To counteract the psychosis,
the serum needs to be dElivered

directly into the brain stem,

The injector needs to be placed
at the base of the skull.

Oh-ho-ho, no.

Now, you know
I don't like needles.

Well, I mean,
it's a bee sting, really.

Oh, hell...


Where are the guards?

That's a good question.

Keep your heads down.

Not all of them
will be friendly.

Yes, sir.

Harlan: A few more questions.

Agent simmons,

are you now,
or have you ever been,

a member of Hydra?



On assignment, undercover.

My allegiance has always
been to S.H.I.E.L.D.

Almost done.

Have you ever obtained
sensitive information

that you are obligated to report
up the security spectrum

or to the Director?

[ Polygraph machine beeps ]

Agent simmons, would you like me
to repeat the question?

No, it's j...

It's very wide-ranging.

Mace: Agent simmons.

I'm gonna need you
to come with me.


Man: Hey, who are you guys?!

How's it looking, coach?

Fitz: Well, from what I can
tell, Lucy and her cohorts

are searching cell by cell
for Eli morrow,

which means they don't know
where he is.

Oh. That's good.

Yeah, except I have now
lost them.

So they're either avoiding
the cameras

or they've reverted
to a halituous state.

Say what?

A hali...
They've gone all ghostly.


Yeah. Well, they are scientists.

They tend to think strategically
in these situations.

That's what makes us
such formidable adversaries.

At least they haven't infected
the prisoners.

This is not the objective.

Come back any time, G.

I didn't bring you down here
to settle scores.

I'm good. Really?

'Cause I don't think
you can control

that thing inside of you.

And if I have to shoot you
to keep him from coming out...

I will.


We're here to, uh... Rescue you?

Thought we'd meet you halfway.

Do we have Eli morrow?

- Not yet.
- Then we back up mack and Robbie.

Agents, we need warden green
and his C.O.S Lucid

if we're gonna retake
this place.

Plus, the "demon" conversation
gets stale.

Copy that.

- Aah!
- Stop whining.

I know it's a little public,

but it's the fastest route
to Eli's cell.

Believe me.



Coulson: I see it, too.

It's how they're organizing.

All the new watchdogs,
they're recruiting in prison,

uniting against us.

Man: Hey, you seeing this?

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

They protect those freaks.

Which one of you's the freak?

Come on, let's go.

Hey, stop.

[ Locks disengage ]

Man: Aw, damn! Here we go!

Fitz, we could really use
that exit.

If I release the door,

all the doors
in cellblock a open.

The s-security wings,

the exterior exits...
Just do it!

[ Console beeping ]

[ Prisoners shouting ]

I get it.

You and phil Coulson are close.

I'm the new Director, your boss,

so you think there are things
that I don't need to know.

But I do.

Agent simmons, can I trust you?


Great, 'cause, boy,
do I need your help.

[ Chuckles ]

I'm debating senator nadeer
on television

about the "inhuman war
on humans."

I hate that the media's
calling it that.

Burrows says
it's terrible branding.

But either way,

this is a battle
for hearts and minds.

What can I do?

Facts, simmons.

I need cold, hard,
scientific facts

to back up our case
during this debate.

I can put together a powerpoint

on, um, inhuman genetics,
biology, sociological impact...

Yeah, here's the thing.

I think it might be better
if I literally had

what's in your head...
In my head.

[ Chuckles nervously ]

Even S.H.I.E.L.D. Doesn't have
that kind of technology.

Oh, sure it does.


So, all you need to do
is listen in,

tell me exactly what to say,

and know that any error,
slip-up, or mishap

could endanger the lives
of humans and inhumans alike.

Ah. [ Chuckles ]

Also, we're live in 15 minutes.

About back there...

Forget it.

Uh, I can't do that.

That thing inside you
is my responsibility.

No, it's mine.

And if you can't control it?


My uncle can't know what I am.

So I'll keep it down.

Not for you, for him.

I need you
to do something for me.


Ghost busted.

[ Groans ]

[ Screaming ]

Unless your face also does
A-A clown posse thing,

I'm infected.

Give me some space.

[ Breathing heavily ]


Are you okay? Can you hear me?

Mm. Mm!

Yep. You can back off the mike.

Copy that, sir.

Man: Everyone set?
Quiet, please.

We're about ready to roll.

Our end is live in 4, 3, 2...

[ triumphant music plays ]

Stephanopoulos: Many of you are
familiar with senator ellen nadeer.

She's head
of the finance committee

and outspoken advocate

of the so-called
humans first movement.

Thank you for having me.

And of course, our next guest
needs little introduction.

He is a patriot,

a public servant known
all over the world.

He put his life on the line
to save others

during the u.N. Bombing
in Vienna.

He's now the Director

of the newly reformed

Jeffrey Mace.

It's an honor
to be here, George.

Let's get started.
Director Mace...

After an intro like that,

I think I deserve
some equal time.

I'd like to ask the Director
a question.

Go ahead, senator.

Just what
is S.H.I.E.L.D.'s purpose

if it's not protecting us
from the inhumans?

Why are human lives
not S.H.I.E.L.D.'s priority?

Actually, inhumans and humans
share 99.8% of the human genome.

Inhumans are human,

and the science
is in agreement with me.

In fact, we share 99.8%
of the human genome.

It really is that close.
I had no idea.

It really is, George...

Genetics can't explain
the blackouts

that plunged parts of the world
into darkness.

People were terrorized.
Lives were lost.

Two people died
in a helicopter crash...

Let us never forget...

While 17 inhumans were murdered.

That more inhumans than humans

were lost during that crisis.

And yet every day,
there are reports

of disturbances in hong kong

or blue-skinned killers
in Wyoming.

Well, if I was to respond
to every tabloid story

and... and...
And sasquatch sighting,

I couldn't do my job,

which is to protect
this great nation.

What about the very real

happening right now
outside of Los Angeles?

Is it true that S.H.I.E.L.D.
has compromised a prison?

We have... No data
on that, do we?

It's our policy not to comment
on ongoing operations,

but I can assure you

that S.H.I.E.L.D.
has the situation

completely under control.

Let's go, go, go, go!

[ Door slams ]

Come on, come on, come on!

Fitz: Coulson, the exit
is on the north side.

I'm gonna try and get you
to a secure cellblock.


[ Prisoners shouting ]

Let's go!

We're gonna make it!

- Come on!
- Come on!

Let's go! May!

Go through!

You're gonna make it.


Daisy, no! Open the door!

This is my fight, not yours.

Don't do this!

Damn it!

[ Whistles ] here, boy.

Fitz, change of plans.

Find us another way into the cafeteria.
I don't care how.

[ Dramatic music plays ]


[ Prisoners shouting ]

Hey! Where are the guards?!

Where are the guards?!


Robbie, what are you doing here?

- We're getting you out of here.
- What?

[ Device beeps ]

Step back, please.

No, no, don't.

This is S.H.I.E.L.D.?

You're in danger.

Lucy Bauer is here,
and she's coming for you.

Robbie, I told you
to stay away from this.

Mr. Morrow, Dr. Bauer can walk
through walls, so we got to go.

Walk through walls?

Yeah, S.H.I.E.L.D. Said
she had abilities.

Yeah, and now we think
she has that book.

So who knows
what else she's capable of.

The book?

Yeah. Let's go.

[ Shouting continues ]

People are scared that inhumans
don't share our core values.

And who could blame them?

How many of our citizens

have died
under S.H.I.E.L.D.'s watch?

Fatalities have decreased

since the signing
of the Sokovia Accords.

We're proud to say
that fatalities

have actually decreased sharply

since the signing
of the sokovia accords.

It's a legacy
I hope to build on.

Treaties mean nothing
to the inhumans.

We're dealing with something
different here.

when you say "different,"

that sounds like a dog whistle
aimed at hate groups.

There's no dog whistle needed,

Just the word "inhuman"
is frightening enough,

and yet they choose
to define themselves that way.

See, that kind of comment,
uh, illustrates the problem.

If we can't talk
about inhumans with respect...

You can't talk about them
with honesty.

How can people trust you?

[ chuckles ]

Director Mace,
you take a damn good photo,

I'll give you that,

but that doesn't make you
the man for this job.

Simmons: Stick to the facts.

Since S.H.I.E.L.D. Has been re...

Hmm. [ Earpiece beeps ]

So, you don't think
I'm the man for the job.


I became
the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Because I bElieve
in their mission.

Protecting and integrating
inhumans is part of that.

Senator, I promise you
that I am the man for the job,

because I'm not just a man.

I'm an inhuman.

[ Crew murmuring ] Director Mace, just
to be sure I'm hearing you correctly,

you're saying
you are literally inhuman?

Yes. I'm an inhuman.

You know,
my life didn't just change

when that bomb went off
in Vienna

or when I shielded
that woman from harm.

It also changed when I went
through terrigenesis.

So, yeah, this is personal.

And people like me
that are different

should not be hunted down.

Fitz: I'm sorry,
but it's the fastest way in.

Yeah, and, um,
you're looking for the chute

in the northwest corner.

Got it.


Guess it really is taco Tuesday.

You know, you never did tell me
what you saw when you died.

Really? Now?

Is it because it smells
like death in here?

You saw something.

You want to know what I saw, phil?

I saw you.

Don't let it go to your head.

You didn't think of that before
I jumped in the trash?

What's the fun in that?

[ Dramatic music plays ]

You're done!

[ Gasping ]

It's been a while
since I stretched my legs.

That was suicidal and stupid.

And you weren't
supposed to come back for me.

We just saved your life.

And risked your own.

I never asked for that.

Let's argue about who
should've left who to die later.

You need a medic.
I'll be fine...

Fine? No. You won't.

Fitz, what's the status
on Eli morrow?

Quinjet's on its way to the yard
for extraction.

Mack has him in his custody.


[ Growls ]

[ Sighs ]

Mack: The exit's just ahead.

[ Alarm blaring ]

[ Coughing ]

Hey. A little help here.

All right, get Eli out of here!
I'll be right behind you.

Stand back.

[ Prisoners shouting ]

- Hey!
- It's going down!

It's going down!
It's going down!

Hey! Come on.

[ Grumbles ]

Hey. Robbie.

Just keep going.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Will meet you
out in the yard.

What about you?

I got one last thing
to take care of.


I'm right behind you! Go!

[ Shouting continues ]

[ Alarm blaring ]

[ Growls ]

[ Screams ]

[ Sirens wailing ]

[ Tires squeal ]

[ Police radio chatter ]

They'll get you set up,
lead you back inside.

Where's Eli morrow?

I sent him out with Robbie.
He should be out here.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Where's my uncle?

He's supposed to be with you.
What the hell happened?!

Move, or I will take your mind
apart piece by piece.

Burrows: Director Mace, that
confession of yours was unbelievable!

You were a hero to people
before you had super-strength.

But now your approval numbers
are through the roof.

Thanks, burrows.
Uh, if you don't mind...

Of course.

Huh? [ Chuckles ]

Well, sounds like
you were a hit.

Oh, this is your victory, too,
agent Simmons.

You were a great help.

It's like I always say...

A team that trusts
is a team that triumphs.

But trust must be earned...

With random,
non-invasive testing.

Your, uh...
Your polygraph this morning

generated some alarming results,

so I'd like you
to give it another go.


About that...

Do you happen to know
what a micro-expression is?

The dart of an eye,
tensing of forehead...

The littlest thing
can say a lot.

More specifically, they can
say if a person is lying.

What are you getting at?

I don't think you want me
to strap back into that machine.

He may ask me what I thought

of that story you told
on television today.

You know, the one
about becoming a hero in Vienna?

Because if asked,
I would have to tell the truth,

which we both know
you didn't do.



I'm gonna exempt agent simmons
from any further testing.

Thank you, sir.

He's right, you know.

A team that trusts
is a team that triumphs.

If you're looking for Robbie,

he's off hating himself
somewhere else.


I came to see you.

The arm is fine.

I didn't ask.

I know what you're doing.

Trying to distance yourself
from everyone else

so they don't drown
in your wake?

I invented that move.

It doesn't work
for one simple reason.

Phil Coulson.

He found me in that cubicle
and dragged me out.

He didn't give up on me...

And he won't give up on you.

I never wanted that.
Mnh-mnh, no.

You don't get to choose
who cares about you.

And Coulson...

He's got a bigger heart
than most.

[ Somber music plays ]

[ Sighs ]

Lincoln wouldn't want you
killing yourself

over what happened.

I promised Coulson
I'd see this operation through.

After that, I'm gone.

[ Sighs ]

Daisy? Mm-hmm.

What'd you say to her?

Nothing she didn't already know.

Well, we're gonna need her.

Fitz found
Eli morrow and Dr. Bauer

on the security-cam footage
outside the prison.


She didn't kill him. No.

She forced him to leave with her
in an ambulance.

What does she want with him?

I don't know.

But I got a feeling
he's about to find out.

[ Suspenseful music plays ]

[ Alarm blaring ]

What do you want me to do?

Read it.

'Cause I can't.


We are going to fix me...

And then finish what we started.

Don't see why this couldn't have
been a phone call...

Never underestimate
the power of human connection.

Or should I say "inhuman"?


Either way, congratulations
on those poll numbers.

I have you to thank.

You gave me no option
but to tell the truth.

Speaking of the truth,
I went looking for some,

and guess what I found?

This is S.H.I.E.L.D.
Working with a former agent,

now known as quake,

a walking weapon
of mass destruction.

[ Tablet beeps ]

This one was new to me.

New to you, too, I see.

We're not sure
what the hell he is,

but we do know
he's a cold-blooded killer.

Santino noguera...

A model prisoner
looking at early release.

That is, until he ran into
whatever that... Thing is.

We know he came in
with S.H.I.E.L.D.,

and he left with S.H.I.E.L.D.

So tell me,
are your people aware

they're harboring a murderer,
or do they just not care?


In two hours,
these will go to abc news,

just in time
for this evening's broadcast.

How do you think those
poll numbers will hold up?

[ Sighs ]

What do you want?

Precisely Synchronized by srjanapala

Robbie: They say
when the rider burns you,

he burns your soul.

[ Tires squeal ]

[ Engine revving ]


You don't get to decide
who deserves to die.

Robbie: I'm not the one
who decides.

[ Screams ]

agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...

Ghost rider."

tuesdays at 10:00/9:00 central
on abc.

Do you trust me?

[ Giggles ] where are we going?

Enter a whole new world
where the untold stories

of some of your favorite

Aladdin and Jasmine,

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,

The Count of Monte Cristo,
and more...

Will be unleashed.

What's coming,
and how do I stop it?