Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 4, Episode 9 - Broken Promises - full transcript

Though Coulson and May are growing closer, Coulson remains unaware of the dark secret May is hiding beneath the surface. Meanwhile, Aida is unrelenting in her search for the Darkhold.

Previously on "Marvel's
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."...

Agent Johnson
saved us all.

Just go with it.
You'll thank me later.

Coulson: Let's start
with the secret plan

you cut
with senator Nadeer.

Daisy: Did you know she has
an inhuman prisoner locked away?

I'm from S.H.I.E.L.D.
[ Cracking ]

I have friends
who have also gone through this.

It's nice to meet you,
What's your name?

Aah! Aah!
Thank you, doctor.

I think
we're finished here.

May: If you won't read it,
i will.

Radcliffe: It's too much
for a human mind to bear.

Perhaps I
could read the book.


Fitz: Everybody is trying
to do their best

to prevent another tragedy
like Lincoln.

But we built aida
to protect agents like him.

I can't figure you out.

We flirt, we talk on the phone,
we go to dinner,

and then nothing.

I've asked
agent Nathanson

to accompany aida
back to your lab.

Oh, my god.

What the --

[ bones crack ]
[ Grunts ]

My apologies,
agent may.

I'll have you cleaned up
in no time.

Not just a robot.

It's one that can pass
for a human.

There's nothing
I'd rather be doing,

no place
I'd rather be.

I'm right
where I belong.


[ slow music plays ]

[ May groans ]

I'll play you music
when I can.

Studies show
that listening to music

increases dopamine levels
by 9%.

And I'll arrange

for more comfortable
accommodations eventually.

But I must
keep you hidden...

...a secret

until your substitute
has served her purpose.

So, unfortunately...'ll have to
stay here for now.

[ Dramatic music plays ]

Mace: Due to recent events,
S.H.I.E.L.D. is on high alert.

This is a serious threat
we're facing,

which is why I've assembled
you all here today.

It is absolutely critical

that we safely dispose
of the darkhold.


Once the Zephyr's ready,

agents may and MacKenzie
will accompany me.

We'll transfer the darkhold
to an agent who specializes

in making items like this

How's he going to manage that --
some sort of magic spell?


right, yeah,

probably had your fill
of dark-arts jokes,

what with the flame-headed demon
and all of that.

While we're handling the book,
your mission

is to accompany Dr. Radcliffe
and erase aida's hard drive.

I'm not --
I'm not sure...

Aida read
the darkhold.

We can't risk having any
of its contents in her memory.

It's too dangerous.

Makes sense,

although does seem
a little bit unfair to aida,

considering how many lives
she just saved.


First of all, that thing
is not a "she" --

it's a damn robot.

And second of all,

what's the matter
with you two chuckleheads?

Have either one of you seen
a movie in the last 30 years?

The robots
always attack.

Well, technically speaking,
aida's not a robot --

she's an android.
That's true.

Android, robot -- it doesn't
matter what you call 'em.

The end result's always
the same --

they rise up
against their human overlords

and go kill crazy.

You make a fair,
if somewhat intense, point.


Yeah, I don't see any harm
in replacing her hard drive.

Better safe than sorry,
as they say.

So happy you agree,
'cause it's also an order.

Now get to work.

[ Footsteps depart ]

[ Music box playing
"happy birthday" ]


[ doors creak ]

[ Knife slicing ]


Glad you finally
woke up.

Looked like you were having
bad dreams.

It was about
mom's birthday,

when the chitauri

Worst day of my life.


though finding you
in that cocoon seven months ago

was a close second.

Seven months?

I was gone that long?


what is this, Ellen?

Why are we here?

I needed a place
for us to be alone...

Just you and me.

Simmons: Somehow,
i feel responsible

for whatever
happens next.

Are you sure this is the inhuman
you saw in the husk?

Absolutely positive.

I knew senator Nadeer
was connected to him somehow,

and in my research on her,
i recognized him --

Vijay Nadeer -- her own brother,
if you can believe it.

Yeah, but there's zero evidence
that he's been missing.

He's been posting
on Facebook, Twitter.

His bills are paid.

He even recently signed up
for a master class in directing.

But there have been
no new photos of vijay

in the last
seven months.

So either he's suddenly
gotten camera-shy or...

Or someone's hiding him.

Not someone --
the senator,

considering she's the country's
leading anti-inhuman hatemonger.

I'd have a much better idea
where she was hiding him

if the director
hadn't insisted I wear a hood

before going
on assignment.

Just awful.

It's hard to breathe
in those things, huh?

It is nice having someone here
to talk to again --

you, specifically.

Someone other than Fitz?

Oh, well,
of course, Fitz,

but he has been
rather distracted lately.

Distracted how?


You know how boys can be
with their robots.

[ Both chuckle ]

i really don't.

Speaking of the director,

here comes
his little Smithers now.

What do you want,

The director would like
a word with quake.

My name's Daisy.

Well, not according
to the press release.

Now, if you'd follow me,

[ Sighs ]

Mace: I must admit -- we make
a pretty impressive pair.


well, looks like
we're stuck with each other.

Well, I was just trying
to make the most

of the precarious situation
you put me in.

Is this when I get read
the riot act?

Not by me.

if you're as smart as they say,

then you'll know
that, uh,

I saved you
from being thrown in prison.

You saved face.

You turned it
into a publicity stunt.

You already had
plenty of publicity --

destruction of public property,
assault, armed robbery --

I never carry a weapon.

You are the weapon.

The public
was turning against you.

They look up to you.

You're welcome.


okay, this isn't
how I wanted this to go.

Uh, we're both inhuman.

And as you say,
we're stuck with each other,

so why not
make the most of it?

I read your written statement,
and I believe it.

You were just trying
to protect the innocent.

And I know
you're new here,

but that's what S.H.I.E.L.D.
is all about.

New here?

It was a joke.

I was making a joke
to break the ice.

Got it.


seems they look up to you,
too -- the hero of Vienna.

It's a nice pic.

Not as big a deal
as they made it.

They gave me
too much credit.

You don't get
to be modest

and have a framed glamour shot
on your desk.

[ Chuckles ]
Fair point.

we're a team now,

and I have a saying --
a tea--

I read the motivational poster
in the bathroom.


Well, um, the team trust
has been eroded for both of us,

but I'm hoping
we can earn it back --

tackle problems together

within the administrative
structure and start --

you want
to tackle problems?

The watchdogs --
enemy number one.

I believe
they're funded internationally.

They have ties to people
within the U.S. government.

I don't want to chase
conspiracy theories.

It's not a theory
if I can prove it.

I want to chase hard facts,
like the fact

that senator Nadeer
is aware of an inhuman

who's being held
against his will.

Now we're talking.

Agent Simmons
has seen his face.

If she can I.D. Him,
maybe sh--

she did.

He's the senator's brother --
breaking news.

How fitting.

No wonder she used all those
cloak-and-dagger methods.

You got a lead
on his whereabouts?

No sign of him, but she's been
out of the office all week.


Agent Rodriguez
is still recovering,

so that leaves you, me,
and agent Simmons.

Wheels up in 10.

Wait, wait, wait.

Where are we going?

To rescue him.

[ Door opens ]


I wasn't expecting you.

Radcliffe: Uh, change of plan,
my dear aida.

Change of plan.

Is everything okay,

You look sad.


Yeah, yeah, no,
everything's fine.

Just, um...

Bit overwhelmed
with work is all.

I'm sorry to hear that.

[ Device beeps ]


bit too observant.

Might have to
take a look at that

in the next
software patch.

It was almost as if she knew
i felt guilty.

Ah, don't be silly,

Aida can't
differentiate --

I know what you're doing,

You came here
to end my life.

that's not true, aida.

We simply wanted to make
a few upgrades, that's all.

[ Device beeping ]

Bloody hell.

I made a few upgrades
of my own.

[ Grunts ]

[ Grunting ]





I didn't like feeling pain,
so I fixed that.

Aida, whatever you're doing,
you -- you got to stop.

[ Gasps ]

Why would you want
to hurt me, Leopold?

I was your shield.



[ Breathing heavily ]

You still make
my favorite breakfast.


That's because
you don't eat breakfast

if I'm not there
to cook it.

[ Sighs ]

I thought you were gonna
sell this place.

I had
a couple of offers,

but I decided
to take it off the market.

I'm glad.

This is one of the last houses
dad designed before he died.

Seems like it should stay
in the family.

You're probably right.

Plus, it's the perfect place
for you to recover

after your ordeal.


what happened to you
inside that cocoon, vijay?

I don't know.


You were in there
for seven months.

Surely you have some memory
of being inside.

It was dark.


For a long time,
all I could hear was your voice.

Telling you to fight.

And I did.

It just took
a long time.


if it hadn't been for that
S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist --

wait, does that mean
S.H.I.E.L.D.'s back?

Unfortunately, yes.

Well, maybe that's not
such a bad thing.

S.H.I.E.L.D. is
one of the main reasons

the world has
the problems it does.

There you go -- painting with
a broad brush again.

It's people like me
who keep the world safe.

I'm not making a case
for the whole organization.

No, just the one
good S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

Ellen --

let's just drop it.


it's a nice day.

How about we go for a walk,
stretch our legs?

That's the signal.

The senator will be
transporting the target.

Shoot to kill
on my command.

be prepared for anything.


[ computer beeping ]

Any luck finding aida?

I'm checking local apbs,

But Fitz and Radcliffe
should be back any minute.

Maybe they'll have some idea
where aida's headed.

This isn't some Johnny 5
we're talking about.

This is a bloodthirsty
murder-bot on the loose.

This thing really killed

Question is why.

If we catch her,

I'm sure we'll get some
crazy-ass Roy batty explanation.

Maybe Nathanson saw something
he wasn't supposed to see.

Guess we won't know
till we find aida.

First, maybe we lock up the guy
who created this mess.

Don't -- don't be so quick
to judge.

Aida's programming
was perfect.

This is -- is clearly
the darkhold's fault.

You're saying
reading the darkhold

may have corrupted
aida's programming?

Is that even possible?

Technically, no,
but we are dealing with a book

that can
read people's minds

and also reveal the hidden
secrets of the universe, so...

I never should have let aida
near that thing.

Don't be so hard on yourself,
agent may.

I, for one, am glad
that aida read that book.

Otherwise, both of you
would not be standing here alive

at this very moment.

Well, book or no book,
you're still a big, dumb idiot

for building that thing
in the first place.

Let's save that debate
for another time.

Right now,
we need to find aida,

and the first step
is figuring out what she wants.

[ Scoffs ]
Well, that's simple.


she wants to live.


I'm still feeling very
optimistic about this mission.

I bear much of the blame
for this aida situation.

Science and technology
are my responsibility --

it's not your fault.

I knew the risks

that came with using
powerful autonomous machinery.

I knew the dangers
and --

and you thought
i was one of them.

You didn't want that technology
to fall under the control

of a director
you didn't know.

No, I did not.

But now it's completely
out of control,

and for that,
i am sorry.

Well, agent coulson
will have to handle it.

We have
our own life to save.


and, uh...

I'm sorry I put the bag
over your head.


So, what's the play here,

How do we find this senator
and her brother?

Normally, I'd use my contacts
up on the hill,

go in, rattle a few cages,
see what drops out,

but I don't want to draw
too much attention.

of being front-page news.

Which means we need to find
a more covert way in.

Well, seeing as you both
have more experience

with undercover work,
I'm open to suggestions.


sorry for the wait,
miss beaks.

What can I do
for you?

[ Southern accent ]
It is absolutely crucial

I speak with senator Nadeer
about bill 2474.

The armed forces bill?
That's right.

So, you're
Margaret's replacement.

As if anyone
could replace Margaret.

[ Chuckles ]

Well, unfortunately,
the senator is away on business.

Maybe we can schedule you in
for a conference call

later this week.

Or maybe I could just take the
lobby's sizable campaign funds

to a senator who's willing
to speak right now.

Wait right here.

Let me see
what I can do.

Mace: You know,
i have to admit --

Jemma is much tougher than I had
originally given her credit for.

Yeah, well,

being in S.H.I.E.L.D.
will do that to you.

I think Simmons
has been kidnapped

like three times
since I've known her.


Yeah, well, only twice
on this planet.


[ cellphone beeps ]

Mr. shockley.

Shockley: Yeah.

I need to speak
with senator Nadeer.

She's unavailable.

What's the problem?

Remember the scientist

that helped the senator's
brother get out of that husk?

Well, she's here
right now.

That is a problem.

What should I do?

Take care of it.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

[ Normal voice ]
I'm going to need your phone.

[ Grunts ]

[ Electricity crackles ]

[ Grunting ]

[ Grunting ]

Is she okay in there?



[ Grunts ]


[ body thuds ]

Daisy: Simmons,
are you there?

Is everything okay?


A little bloody and bruised,
but I'll survive.

We may have a bit of a political
situation on our hands

when he wakes up.

[ Breathing heavily ]

But now
we can trace that call.


I really should
get out of the city more.

This is exactly
what I needed.

Thanks for bringing me
out here.

Remember that zip line
we built out here with raj?

I'm sorry, vijay.

Sorry? Why?

'Cause I broke my arm
falling off it?

Wasn't your fault.

[ Guns cock ]



What's going on?
What is this?

You and I were both there
when the chitauri killed mom.

Aliens invading
our world.

Everything changed
that day.

What are you doing?

The inhuman epidemic
was the next phase.

The aliens were now here,
contaminating us,

changing us
to be like them,

which is why we made each other
a promise...

No. No, Ellen, no.

...that if either of us was ever
infected by the alien plague,

it was up to the other
to do the right thing.

[ Gun cocks ]


I'm not an inhuman.

I'm your brother.

Whatever came out
of that cocoon...

Is no brother of mine.

Look at me.

Ellen, please,
just look at me!

I heard your voice
when I was inside,

telling me to fight.

That's why
i was in there for so long.

I was fighting.

That was only
wishful thinking.
No, it wasn't.

Do you see any scarring,
any special abilities?

That's because
it didn't change me.

I'm the same person
I've always been.

I beat it,
just like you said I could.



I'm your brother...

The same one who followed you
around when we were kids.

I've always
looked up to you.

I've always loved you.


Don't give up
on me now.

Nothing's changed,
i-i swear.

You have to trust me.

Trust me.

This is not
what mom would want.


let him go.

This isn't
what we discussed.
I said let him go.


thank you.


[ indistinct conversations ]

Just sent aida's photos out
to local authorities.

Looks like your creepiness
finally works in our favor.

Shouldn't be too hard
to find

your beautiful
"weird science" sex-bot.

That's unfair, mack.

I've never had sex
with aida.

We're just good friends.

Good to know.

So, aida's basically
a walking smartphone, right?

If a person loses their phone,
they can track it.

Why can't we do the same
with her?

Yeah, well, normally, we can,
only aida's somehow managed

to take control of her entire
operating system.

Which unfortunately
includes her tracking program.

Meaning aida can read
her GPS history?


that's not good.
That's bad.

How bad?

[ Cellphones ringing ]


looks like
we're about to find out.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

Hello, aida.

[ Computer beeping ]

Aida: It's nice to hear
your voice, agent coulson.

[ Cellphone thuds ]

This right here -- it's exactly
how "the lawnmower man" ends.

What is it you want,
The thing
that gave me a soul.

The darkhold?

I'm sorry, aida.

You've been acting
a little off lately,

so that's
not gonna happen.

Aida: I was afraid
you'd say that.

[ Static crackles ]

She's in the system.

any bright ideas?

Uh, Simmons and I have built
a -- a non-Internet server

to power the base in case
we ever got hacked again,

which seems to happen
all the bloody time, doesn't it?

At least once a year.

How's yo-yo recovering
from L.A.?

She knows her limitations,

but I'm sure
she'll want to help.


Then take agents navarro
and Flynn and go get yo-yo.

You four will be the
first line of defense if
aida gets into the base.

What are you and may
gonna do?

Try to keep aida
from getting into the base.

All right.
Let's go.

[ Door creaks ]

I was hoping
you'd pay me a visit.

it's not that type of visit.

This have something to do
with the power being out?


Radcliffe built
a humanoid robot

that's about
to attack the base.

Why would he do that?

Has he watched no
American movies from the '80s?

Robots always attack.

Been saying that
all day.

Smart people are stupid.

All right, gear up.

The robot apocalypse
is finally here.

Where we headed?

Emergency staircase
to the base's bar entrance.

We need
to lock that down manually.

Don't you think we'd be better
off guarding the darkhold?

No, the darkhold's secure
where it is.

Better hope so.


hello, aida.


my hand
does that, too.

[ Grunts ]


you're not
getting that book.

Yes, I am.

[ Device beeps ]

But I'm gonna need
your help.


May...Wake up.

[ Groans ]

Where's aida?

Out there, looking for
the darkhold, presumably.

I was about to fight her,
and then...

Woke up in here.

Me, too.



Seems aida
nailed you pretty good.

Radcliffe failed to mention
she had ninja programming.

There's an electronic lock
on this door,

so till Fitz overrides
the system, we're trapped.

And the darkhold --

you're sure
aida won't find it?


no, there was something
different about her.

It was like
she was actually angry.

No. I mean,
that's just impossible.

I mean, aida --
she doesn't feel anything.

She emulates.

Her reactions are --
are nothing more

than approximations
of emotions.

It's pure mimicry.


That's just it.

What if
reading the darkhold

somehow made the emotions
that aida was mimicking real?

Well, I get how the book
can pass knowledge along

to its reader,
but human feelings?

I mean, that's like something
from one of mack's movies.

[ Sighs ]
Well, it would explain

why she's acting
counter to our programming.

What -- you're saying she's been
overwhelmed by this --

this flood
of new emotions?

Yeah, well, think about it --
fear, anger --

they're --
they're powerful feelings,

feelings that
make people kill,

so can you imagine then
being bombarded with them

all at once?

I mean,
we've had our whole lives

to process
complex emotions.

Aida would've had days.
It would be overwhelming.

Damn it,
that's enough!

[ Sighs ]
Who are we kidding?

We know
it was my fault.

It was nothing more than hubris
that led me to create aida.

If only I'd shown
some bloody restraint.


you were trying
to save lives.

Yeah, but more,

I wanted to create an android
that could pass as human.

Never in my wildest dreams
did I imagine

she'd actually become human.

Aida is still
just an android.

but is she?

She has her own experiences,
her own thoughts.

Now she even has
free will.

How, then,
is she not a living being?

It's just a theory.

A theory we both know
to be true.

And we're supposed to --
what -- kill her?

How does that not
make us murderers?

Shockley: What the hell
were you thinking?

I need more time
to see what he is.

He's an inhuman.

Then why hasn't he changed?
Vijay still looks the same.

He's shown
no new abilities.

'Cause he was hiding them
from you.

Your brother has been in a husk
for seven months.

Fighting the disease.

For which
there is no cure.

We've both read
the reports.

This isn't something
you just will your way out of.

I'm not convinced.

I wonder why that is.

What are you implying?

Maybe you and your brother
aren't so different after all.

You know, there's ways of
finding out if you're inhuman.

Don't threaten me.

It's only a threat
if you're one of them.


we've got company.


Ellen: I'm surprised to see
you here, director mace,

especially in the company
of quake, a known terrorist.

Guess you haven't been watching
the news lately.

Agent Johnson here
is a national hero --

helped save
a lot of lives in L.A.

Really? Is that
what they're saying?

Funny how easily the press
can be fed a false narrative.

Is that a hex mag?

It's not really something
the secret service uses,

but it's a favorite
among the watchdogs.

Guess it's not just a theory
after all.

These men are simply
providing security.

The world has become
a very dangerous place

because of
people like you.

Why, even today, I had an aide
attacked in my office...

Which is why I'm sure
you understand my wariness

to have S.H.I.E.L.D. agents

show up uninvited
to my private property,

if they wish me harm.

I can assure you
we want no such thing.

But I do
have reason to believe

that your brother's being held
here against his will.

At gunpoint.

That's a serious accusation
you're making.

Daisy: Well,
if you have nothing to hide,

I'm sure you wouldn't mind us
taking a quick look around.

i would mind.

Does general Talbot
even know you're here?

This operation
doesn't concern Talbot.

It will
once I return to D.C.

Unless you have some paperwork
from the u.N.,

I think
it's time you leave.

[ Guns cock ]


I just got off the phone
with the superior.

[ Gun cocks ]

He says
eliminate the inhuman.


someone needs
to make Radcliffe

watch all the
"Terminator" movies.

Even "salvation"?

He brought this
onto himself.

[ Guns cock ]


[ electricity powering up ]

Are you hearing this?

[ Whirring ]

She did not just go
all "maximum overdrive" on us.

take cover!


now it's just
the two of us.

How many times
have we been locked up together?


Hard to say.

First time
by a robot, though.

You ever feel like you're living
someone else's life?

Every day.


You never show it.

That's 'cause I have
an excellent poker face.

You're terrible at poker.

That's true.

I'm too cautious --
don't take enough chances.

Maybe you should start.

I'll keep that in mind
if we ever get out of here.

Won't be long till Fitz
retakes control of the system.

Where are we headed
once he does?

Back to
where we came from.

Mace's office?

Why there?


because that's where
you hid the darkhold.

But there's no safe
in that room.

Which is why
we cloaked the book.

It was actually
mace's idea.


I always worried that robots
would try and kill me one day.

We grew up different.


even got a special provision
in my life insurance

for death by robot.

Are you serious?

This goes sideways,

my brother's gonna be
one rich dude.

Radcliffe: This gunfire's
not letting up.

Maybe we ought to
think of getting to safety.

Almost got it.


[ computer beeping ]


[ electricity crackles ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Electricity hums ]
Was that...?

Let's go.


Aida, stop.

Careful, Fitz.
She's dangerous.

Fitz, it might be best
not to engage.

Surrender the book.

Everything will be fine --
i promise.

We both know that's not true,

[ Scanner beeps ]

I took the base

You're no longer
in the system.

There's nowhere
for you to go.


where's my sister?

Probably best
that she's not here for this.


[ grunting ]

[ Gun cocks ]

Guess now we know
what your power is.

He's here.
We don't know that.

[ Gunshot ]

now we do.

Go find vijay.
I'll take care of them.

[ Grunting ]

It's over, aida.

I did not
kill anyone here.

That was intentional.
You murdered Nathanson.

Nathanson insisted he reboot me
before repairing my wounds.

I regret what happened.

Regret's not part
of your programming.

The darkhold fixed that.

It showed me regret
and desire --

so many astonishing things.

It made you dangerous.

I only wanted to help you.


roll credits.


sorry, aida.


take him out!


did you know
he could --
i did not.


Ellen: Vijay.


I didn't know.

Simmons: Vijay...

You need
to come with us.


She's seen
what you are.

That's why
they're here.

S.H.I.E.L.D. wants
to make you their weapon.

Nothing could be further
from the truth.

It's like I said
when we first met --

I have friends
just like you.

Are they agents?

Yes, but that
was their choice.

She's lying.
I trusted you.

Now trust me.

We're family.

we have to go now.


don't do this.


you're making
a mistake.


he's not safe
with her.


Vijay had a choice,
and he made it.

I'm sorry.


you did
everything you could.

As did you.

[ Helicopter blades whirring ]


get us out of here.


little brother,
don't worry about them.

Look at me.


I want you to know
how sorry I am.

[ Gunshot ]


[ exhales sharply ]

But we made
each other a promise.


never question me again.

Is that understood?


S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't
going away.

We need
to strike back.

I can assemble a team.

That won't be necessary.

I think it's time the superior
sends some men of his own.


I trust they'll be able
to get the job done.

But there is one thing
i still need from you --

get rid of the body.

here's another one --

have you ever watched
"chopping mall"?

[ Scoffs ]

Eight teenagers
trapped in a shopping mall

while three deadly
security robots hunt them down.

Of course I've seen
"chopping mall."

Come on, now.

[ Chuckling ] You got to
do better than that.

Hey, turbo.

[ Bottle cap pops, clatters ]

Drink up.


How's Radcliffe
holding up?

He's taking it pretty hard,

Aida was his life's work.
She was kind of like a child.

"Small wonder."

Yes, director.

I'll handle
the darkhold personally.

We'll leave
first thing in the morning.

Copy that.

You gonna need
a pilot?

I think it's more
a solo mission.

Sounds like senator Nadeer
was the one

who's been organizing
the watchdogs.


At least now we know
who our real enemy is.

To aida.

Aida: To aida.

[ Sighs ]

Is everything okay,

It will be.

It's just...

[ Groans ]

We were so close.

She had it in her hand, aida --
in her hand!

She just couldn't
get out with it.

Your previous model had
the darkhold book in her hand.

And all the answers
it holds.

I've only glimpsed it,
but it opened my eyes

to possibilities
beyond my wildest imaginings.

It can show us how --

how to live forever.

[ Sighs ]

Well, it's a bit
more complicated, but yes.

Man could,
once and for all,

break the bonds
of his mortal restraints.

Is it still possible
to make such a leap

without the darkhold?

I'm afraid not...

Which is why
i took a chance

and had aida
make a play for it.

It was a risk
we had to take.

But she failed.

Ah, through no fault
of her own.

She played her part
to perfection,

right down
to my little speech

about how the darkhold
was making her a real girl.

[ Chuckles ]

Oscar-worthy stuff.

[ Inhales sharply ]

Though poor Fitz --

he was quite
down in the dumps afterwards.

But I had to protect myself --
switch to the long game.

Will there be
another opportunity

to acquire the darkhold?

[ Sighs ]

After today...

They're never gonna
let me near it again.

Which is why I'm counting on her
to get it for me.

[ Beeping ]

I can't begin to tell you
how sorry I am

about all of this,
agent may.

But it's for
a good cause.

The situation requires
drastic measures.

[ Groans lightly ]


I think we might need to adjust
her propofol levels.

Up her dosage
by 50 milligrams --

see how that takes.

Relax, agent may.

I promise you,

everyone at S.H.I.E.L.D.
is doing just fine.

We must be patient.

[ Device beeping ]

And soon enough...

Everyone will get
exactly what they want.



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?

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Enter a whole new world
where the untold stories

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Aladdin and Jasmine,

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,

the count of monte cristo,
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will be unleashed.

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