Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 5, Episode 14 - The Devil Complex - full transcript

Fitz and Simmons are faced with one of their greatest fears as they search for a way to seal the rift.

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

What I was
in the Framework...

wasn't programming.

Every light
needs a shadow.

You just have to learn
how to control it.


The steps you take
don't need to be big.

They just need to take you
in the right direction.

You always used to say that.

My mom said it to me.

The steps you take
don't need to be big.

They just need to take you
in the right direction.

When the monoliths exploded,

they tore open
a fear dimension.

It's our fears
come to life.

Fitz: The Gravitonium device
that we used

to seal the rift
is barely strong enough.

So, we need
more Gravitonium

to seal the rift
for good.

Deke: If you can box it up
without touching it,

you might be able
to get it off the ship.

[ Latches click ]

One ball of Gravitonium.

Thank you.

Guess what I got you.



[ Air hissing ]


[ Electricity crackles ]

[ Sighs ]

I want Hobnobs.

I can search the stock
for biscuits.

No. No.
I want the real thing.

I want proper
British junk food.

I want Maltesers,
and I want Twiglets!

Remember when care packages
were the only way

you could get through cramming
at the Academy?

Yep, but those were problems
we could actually solve.

The Gravitonium
needs to be compressed

to work with this.

I've no idea
how to do that.

I don't know how...

Why'd it have to be a fear
dimension coming to life?

Why couldn't
it be dreams or wishes?

What would your wish be?

An extra day between
Saturday and Sunday.


Speak any language.

Or a honeymoon.


Uh, uh, can you grab me
the crimpers?


Now, if we had
more than one wish,

flying wouldn't be bad.

Or a pony.

[ Sighs ]
Or a flying pony --

[ Gasps ]


[ Grunts ]



[ Body thuds ]

[ Sighs ]


[ Yo-Yo grunts ]

Mack: Good.

That's good,
but don't push yourself.

If I'm not pushing myself,

then what's the point
of this test?

Crank it up.

Let's see what I can do.

Right now, you're at 10 percent
feedback to your nerves.

If just this level's
causing you that much pain,

then maybe you should...

[ Grunting ]

I think that's enough
for today.


Mack: This arm
is just a prototype.

Fitz and I only had
so much to work with

from the salvaged clangers
we brought back,

but we'll figure
something out.

[ Fabric peeling ]

In the meantime,

I'll get these diagnostics
to Fitz,

and then, uh, maybe we could add
some additional --

I don't need any bells
and whistles, Mack.

I just need
to be able to punch things.

Your arms aren't
fully healed yet.

What you need is time.

My arms may not work,
but my eyes do.

At least let me sit in Control,
keep an eye out for anomalies.

Maybe, but you have
to allow yourself to heal.

We'll handle
the fighting for now.

We've already got an op
up and running

to find the people
who did this to you.


We'll protect you, mi amor,
even if it's from yourself.

That's what family does.

The Gravitonium
from Deke's gravity gizmo

was intensely compressed.

Refined in a way
that I cannot duplicate

with the raw element we got
from the Principia.

Let alone inserting it
into this new device.

So I was hoping that --
that Deke might be able

to have some more insight
into exactly how it works.


[ Pounds table ]

Okay. Well, I don't know much
about the stuff inside.

I just know
that it's saved --

saved my ass
like a thousand times.


Okay, well,
the short amount of time

that we bought ourselves
is up.

So, what's the plan?

Well, I've temporarily
plugged the dam,

but it could burst
at any minute,

releasing more of these...
anomalies into the base.

Or worse,
out into the world.

Are you okay, by the way?
That could not have been easy.

I'm fine.

The astronaut isn't even
my greatest fear.

Goodness knows what else could
come crawling out of there.

♪♪ me.

I can figure this out.

I just -- I need to...

I'll experiment all night
if I have to.

So, what do we do?

Maybe I can find

some of Dr. Franklin Hall's
original notes.

Yeah, that could
give us some insight

into the nature
of the element.

I'll see what I can find
on the database.

And please be careful!

Just because we keep
putting ourselves

in increasingly perilous

which is worrisome,

and I just don't want

anything to happen to you --
your -- to your brains.

'Cause they're so smart

if -- we -- we need those
to survive.

Thanks, Deke.

Come on.

They're okay, right?

Like, they're gon--
Like, they're gonna be --

they're gonna be fine?

They'll figure it out.
Have faith.

Or a, you know, Xanax.

Guess I was just super moved
by their nuptials.

Become very invested
in them as a couple.

I just want them to,
you know,

last for, like,
a long, long time.

Oh, hold on.

Looks like we've got
a tracking hit.

Our intel was right.

Everyone slips up sometimes,
even Air Force Generals.

I'll send him
the coordinates now.

[ Keys clacking ]


Hale: I was unaware that
the timetable was so strict.

I'm not making excuses,
but there's no reason to --

[ Sighs ]

Yes, we're close.

[ Gasps ]

[ Tires screech ]

[ Glass shatters ]

[ Coughing ]

[ Lights thump on ]


Looks like you were right.

Good first stop
on your redemption tour.

Thank you, sir.

Feels good to get one over
on Hale in return.

[ Sighs ]
You'd think our military

would have better encryption
on their phones.

Radio home.

Tell them
we bagged us a general.

[ Engines rumbling ]

[ Electricity crackling ]
Deke: Fitz!

There you are.

They -- They told me
to tell you

that they got her --
General Hale.

[ Tool clacks ]

All right, well,

wasn't really expecting
confetti or anything,

but maybe like a "blimey"

or, like, some kind
of acknowledgement.

[ Electricity crackling ]

You need a hand?

I'm pretty good
with metalwork.

I guess it runs in my DNA.

All right, man,
well, I'm no doctor,

but that looks like the opposite
of what you're sup--

[ Body thuds ]


[ Wrench clatters ]


[ Sighs ]

I'm the only doctor here.

[ Helmet thumps ]


[ Sighs ]

[ Engines rumbling ]

General Hale.

[ Door closes ]

Soundproof walls.
Low lighting.

Sensory deprivation?

Wow. What's next,
blasting death metal?

I'm not here
to torture you, General.

I just want
to sit down and talk,

ask you some questions that
have been bugging me lately.

Where's my driver?

Let's start with
why you've declared
war on my people.

That's a tad dramatic.

I'm a general
in the United States Air Force.

You're the leader of a domestic
terrorist organization.

I'm just trying
to bring you to justice.

I missed the part
where "bring to justice"

and "blow up with beacon bombs"
are analogous.

I have orders not to let
you escape by any means.

I'm simply doing my job.

Is it your job to cut
the arms off one of my agents?


For that, I do apologize.

One of my subordinates got
a bit...overzealous.

I'm sure
you can understand.

I mean, after all,

wasn't it your Agent Johnson

who shot our mutual friend
Glenn Talbot in the head?

That wasn't Daisy.

Ever the guardian, huh?

"Get behind my shield.
I'll protect you."

I can see why people
follow you so blindly.

It's called loyalty.
But only to a point.

You need more than that
for what I'm trying to do.

And what would that be?

Prevent our extinction.


I need to access
the main terminal.


I couldn't find any
physical notes from Dr. Hall.

Tell me someone scanned
them into the system.


I-I already did,
and I couldn't find anything.


We have zero records
of his actual research?


[ Pounds computer ]

Oh, my...

How is that possible?

Okay, you don't need
to beat yourself

or the computer up
over this.

Are you okay?
Have you even slept?

During what possible
period of time, Daisy?

Okay, Fitz,
you don't need

to carry the weight
of the world.

We are all here.

I mean, even Yo-Yo wants me

to set up a security feed
in the med bay

so she can watch out
for anomalies.

What am I missing?
[ Console beeping ]

I --

No, no, no, no, no.

We just lost two cameras.

That's 10 levels below us.

Do you think
it's another anomaly flare?

We know it can reach
beyond its origin point.

If we don't
contain it soon,

there won't be any safe levels
in the whole base.

[ Sighs ]

Okay, well, I'll --
I'll go check it out.

We're all doing our part.
Just take it easy, okay?

[ Footsteps fade ]

[ Sighs ]




Just run possible simulations

to compensate for the uneven
distribution of...

[ Sighs ]

Come on, Fitz.


The Doctor: You're on
the right track.

[ Footsteps ]

You're not
quite there yet.

[ Chair clattering ]

Oh, no.

No, you cannot
be here.

There's work that needs
to be finished.

What -- What work?

What are you --
What are you doing here?

What you are unwilling
to do.

Yo-Yo: Wait.
What's going on?

More anomalies
have begun occurring.

Until we get a better handle
on the situation,

we're moving you
to another floor

out of the line of fire.

And what's my say in all this?

I'm not brain-dead.
I can speak for myself.

We think you'll be safer
on another floor.

Stop treating me
like a child, Mack.

I'm an agent.
Same as both of you.

If things are getting
crazier around here,

then you need me more than ever.

I don't need you to protect me.

[ Door opens ]

Don't move.

Fitz: This can't be real.

Like the astronaut
wasn't real?

Like the world --
my world --

that you destroyed
wasn't real?

Come on.

We both know
better than that.

I'm very real.

And I am gonna finish
what you started.

I didn't start anything.
That was all you.

Not me.
That's not me.

But you and I
are the same,

aren't we...Fitz?

That's what
they call you here, isn't it?

So familiar.


No, 'cause --

No, whatever it is that
you're plotting, I'll stop you.

Come on.

You couldn't stop me
if you wanted to.


Plans are already
in motion.

[ Gunshot ]
Simmons: No!


You can't escape me, Fitz.

We're not finished yet.


Saving humanity --
that's usually my line.

I don't think you understand
the forces at play here.

My vantage point
is much higher than yours.

What are you trying
to save the planet from?

Why do you need
the Gravitonium?

No. I understand you,
Agent Coulson.

I even admire you a bit.

But I don't trust you yet.

That feeling is becoming
increasingly mutual.

You're not exactly giving off
benevolent vibes here.

Benevolence is not enough.

Your charisma and empathy
is only gonna get you so far.

I don't lose sleep at night

about the difficult calls.

I do what's necessary.

And, yes, sometimes,
people have to die.

But I'm willing
to pull the trigger.

Are you?

If the right person's
on the other end of the gun.

Then let me point it
in the right direction.

Let me show you what
we are really up against.

Come with me.

No, thank you.

I don't like taking orders
from backseat pilots.

[ Chuckles ]

But I've always been
in the driver's seat.

Oh, come on.

Do you really think
that hacking my phone

was [Chuckling] some sort
of stealthy exploit

I was unaware of?

You underestimate me.

What is it, Piper?

We tried to pull the sleeping
driver out of the car.

-We couldn't lift him, ma'am.

He's too heavy.

An android?

More like a statue.

It hasn't moved.

What is it?

Get out of the car,
Mr. Creel.



[ Helmet thumps ]

Agent May.

You're working for Hale?

I suggest you listen
to what she has to say.

She can be persuasive.


[ Engines roaring ]

[ Metal thumps ]

Don't beat yourself up.

You did what you were told,
gave us the contact numbers --

the rest is on me.

I acted too fast on the intel.

Another trap.

Feels like you'd be safer if you
just tossed me out of the plane.

We should at least
consider it.

[ Machinery whirring,
air rushing ]

Anton: Agent Coulson.

So good to see you again.

[ Electricity crackles ]

What the hell happened?

That robo-assassin burst in
and shot Mack.

[ Groans ]

Yeah, but I won, though.

Gunshot wound to the leg.
No major arteries hit.

[ Strained ] I'm fine.

I thought you deactivated
those things

before bringing them back.

It's not an anomaly?

No, it would have disappeared.
That thing is real.

How the hell
could that have happened?

How did he get
put back together?

It was him.

Him who?

The other.

[ Sighs ]

The -- The Doc-- The Doctor
from -- from the Framework.


[ Sighs ]

He's here.


You didn't really think you'd
seen the last of me, did you?

I should have known there was
more of you out in the wind.

You squash one cockroach,

there's bound
to be others nearby.

I think you will find

I do not squash so easily
these days.

So much for
the "superior humanity" schtick.

I have simply redefined
what that means.

Parts of me
will always be human.

But I have gained so much more
with this new form.



How's that for a cool
origin story, bro?

May: So, what?

You turned over a new leaf?

Or just another Russian
infiltrating our democracy?

Humanity still stands

I will ensure this planet's
survival for generations.

But Hale is an important part
of that.

So you're the one
holding her leash?

You will bring her to me.

Or Mr. Creel will blow this
lovely plane out of the sky.

He and I will survive,
of course, but...

I am less confident
about your chances.

I'm sorry.
This is my fault.

This is my fault.
If I'd just --

If I could have just worked out
how to s-shut the rift sooner,

then -- then my greatest fear
wouldn't be...

Who says
it's your greatest fear?

Yo-Yo: Who cares
whose fear it is?

What matters
is stopping him.

[ Grunts ]
What does he want?

I don't -- I don't know.

[ Sighs ]
But you do, Fitz.

He is you,
so just think.

No, I -- No.
I-I don't know.

[ Inhales deeply ]

You have to try.

This is our only lead
to gain some insight

into -- into what
he might be after.

He said that he wanted
to do what I was unable to do.

To finish
what was started.

W-What does that mean?
What --

Is he trying to bring back Aida
and make her another body?

After Ghost Rider?

I don't think there's
any coming back from that.

That wasn't his only operation
in the Framework.

He was also in charge
of Inhuman experimentation.

That's why he sent
that Terminator after Yo-Yo.

And that means
he's also after...


Where is she?

There was
a surveillance shortage

on one of the other levels.

She went to check it out.
Okay, we have to --

we have to lock down the base,
close the Doctor in.

I'll find her.


[ Grunts ]

What the hell?

There's nothing wrong with you.

[ Sighs ]

Okay, wild goose, one.
Daisy Johnson, zero.

[ Choking ]

[ Gasps ]



That moral high ground
is eroding at your feet.

Utilizing robots
built by terrorists?

You're standing next to the man
responsible for shooting Talbot.

Daisy Johnson shot Talbot.
I saw the tape.

That was an android.
And programmed by him.

He's an android programmed
by Leopold Fitz.

You want proof?

Let's tear Anton apart,
limb by limb.

His electronic parts look

remarkably like
S.H.I.E.L.D. tech.

-That's not what happened.
-What's your proof?

You see how little
you control?

Yes, there's much to understand.

But I can help you with that.

Coulson, come with me.

He's not going anywhere.

I come with you,
my people get away unharmed.

I can agree to that.

Excuse us.

[ Whispering ]
You can't be serious, Phil.

[ Whispering ] We've been
behind her this entire time.

If I can get clarity
on what we're dealing with,

then all the better.

and we don't discuss it?

We know this is a trap,

And it's
a really good one, too.
Don't do that. Not now.

Not when you're turning
your back on me.

Turning my back on you?

What other way out is there?

This is unavoidable.
It's suicidal.

Which is now
a recurring theme for you.

I'm not airing
our dirty laundry

in front of the bad guys
right now.

How considerate.

[ Sighs ]
He's all yours.


[ Breathing heavily ]

Daisy: Fitz.

[ Flashlight clicks ]
[ Grunts lightly ]

Oh, come on,
Agent Johnson.

[ Flashlight clicks ]

That's not how you address
a Hydra superior.

What -- What -- What's going on?

The Doctor:
Escape is unlikely.

Between the restraints
and the carisoprodol,

your energy
would be better spent

making yourself
as comfortable as possible.

I'm afraid I didn't have
too many painkillers.

[ Breathing heavily ]

You're not Fitz.

You are another anomaly.

Where is Fitz?
Where's the real Fitz?

Oh, believe me --
you're looking at him.

Okay, so, what is this?

Uh, is it payback, huh,
for the Framework?

I know you like
your Inhumans alive

when you turn them
inside out.

My Inhuman work

not only took threats
off the streets...

deepened their understanding
of their powers.

That's a Nobel Prize speech.

My work helps people...

which is precisely
what I'm doing now

by restoring your powers.


No. No! No, no.
Ah, ah, shh.

I've told you.
I've told you.

Try and make yourself
as comfortable as possible.

No. No, you can't --
No, no, no!

[ Screaming ]
[ Flesh tearing ]


Put it on.

I'll need to scan
your hand, too, for weapons.

You know, somehow,
this is only

the second-worst party
invitation I've ever received.

Just put the damn hood on,

You know me, Carl.

Whatever lies
Hale is selling you --

Look at how he scrambles
to save face.

You're still here.

Hey, speaking of faces,

how come your robo-warriors
don't have any?

They are merely soldiers.

Tools for battle.


'Cause, see, I think,
when you lost your partner Aida,

you lost the ability
to make convincing LMDs.

That's why Hale
isn't one.

And you know
what else I think?

You're not the one
calling the shots here.

What happened, bro?

Hale must have
your balls in a vise.

it's his head in a jar.

[ Engines roar ]

[ Crying ]
Please, don't do this.

Please, don't do this.

You know what restoring
my powers could do.

You -- No.

[ Groans ]

...this rift could be
what destroys the world.

Your powers
could be what save it.


This is the path
to destruction.


[ Groans ]

...are what's needed
to compress the Gravitonium

and insert it into the device
to shut the rift for good.

[ Groans ]

My hypothesis has science
to back it up.


[ Breathes sharply ]

What does yours have?


[ Breathing heavily ]


What are you doing to her?

How many times
do I have to say it?

What needs to be done.

Mack, you need to sit down.

Take the weight off that leg.

Not a chance.

Not when more of those things
could be coming after you.

Nothing's going
to happen to me.

You're damn right
nothing's gonna happen to you.

Not on my watch.

No, Mack.

Nothing can happen to me.

What's that supposed to mean?

Well, think about it.

You saw me
in the Lighthouse.

You know I make it
to that point in the future.

Nothing can happen to me
until then.

You just lost both your arms.

That's not nothing.
But I didn't die.

The future we saw
isn't guaranteed.

We're actively working to make
sure it doesn't come true.

That means
you could still die.

I could still lose you.

What then?

Well, then,
we would have broken the loop.

[ Footsteps approach ]

You need to stay off that leg.

I tried to tell him.

Well, you just don't want
to re-aggravate that...injury.

Have Fitz or Daisy
checked in yet?

No, he's still out there,
looking for her.

Stay with her.


Ev-- Everything -- Everything's
gonna be fine, Daisy, okay?

It will be if you let me finish.

You are a monster.

You programmed those robots
to attack Yo-Yo,

and now you've got Daisy lying
on an operating table.

If the robot attacked,

it must be because
it was provoked.

I simply programmed it

to keep Mack
and the others at bay

while I set to work
removing Daisy's inhibitor.


Well, her powers
are the missing key

to manipulating
the Gravitonium.

What's going on?

They're -- They're -- Wait.

Just stop,
stop, stop, stop.

You know that I'm right.

No. No.

[ Breathing quickly ]

Because -- Because --
Because -- Because I'll --

[ Stammering ]

You'll what?

Look at you.

You are weak!

But together,
we can fix it.

Who are you talking to?


Finish what we started.


Simmons: Fitz!

♪♪ me...

Put the scalpel down.



It's not me.

It's not me -- it's...


He w-- He was --
He was right here.

He was right --

What is happening?
[ Sniffles ]


it wasn't an anomaly.

It was you.


Programming the robots.

Keeping everyone else

I couldn't find any physical
notes from Dr. Hall.

We just lost two cameras.

That's 10 levels below us.

To isolate Daisy.

All part of his...plan.

Of my plan.

Hey, look at me.

We can work
all of this out.

You just need
to let Daisy go.


There's no turning back.

Of course there is.

He planned for that,

[ Gun cocks ]

You would point
a gun at me?

The Doctor would.

He programmed it to make sure
I'd go through with it.

[ Whimpering ]

He didn't want to hurt you.

Just like he didn't want
to hurt Mack.

But it's just --

I wouldn't have done
any of this

if I didn't believe
it was going to work.

You don't know
it's going to work.

The science is sound.

There are always
risks involved.

You know that, Jemma.

You're right, but...

potentially paralyzing Daisy
or destroying the world

are two massive risks,

Let's hope
that that doesn't happen.

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

Fitz, Fitz, Fitz!
No, please.

Please, Fitz.
Fitz, I am begging you.

you do not want to do this.

[ Sighs ]

No...I don't.

But I have to.
No, no, no, no.

No, no, no, no!
[ Screams ]

[ Screaming ]

[ Crying ]

[ Rumbling ]

[ Daisy breathing heavily ]

I will --

I will never forgive you.

[ Gloves snap ]
I suspect you won't
be the only one.


[ Grunts ]

[ Rumbling ]

The adrenaline will help
jump-start your powers.

Here's what you need to do.


You need to compress
the Gravitonium down

as much as possible.

[ Rumbling ]

Then carefully guide it over

and insert it into the sphere.

[ Rumbling, pulsing ]







How long
have you been seeing him?

My mind's been
through a lot.

[ Sighs ]

Been hearing him
for a while now.

Since we left
the Framework.

Only just started
seeing him.

It's your injury acting up.

You used to see me, too,
when I wasn't there.

You were my conscience.

Then what was he?

[ Sighs ]

You had a psychic split.

But that dark persona,
that's not you.

It is me.

It's not an apparition.

It's not some evil


How are Daisy and Mack?

You have to talk to them.

They can come to forgive you
if you just explain --

I don't deserve
forgiveness, Jemma.

Just like
you don't deserve me?

Mack's injured.

Daisy's traumatized.

Do you know what the worst part
about all of this is?

I still believe that it was
the right thing to do.

[ Slaps thigh ]


[ Breathes deeply ]

And you're right.

It's such a...confusing
gray area.

But if we are going
to change the timeline,

we have to do things

Make harder choices.

What does that make us?

I don't know.


I really don't know
where we go from here.



[ Sighs ]

I don't know really
what to say.

That's a first.

I guess I don't
have to ask how you're doing.

I'm sorry.

You didn't deserve that.

You're a victim
in all of this, too.

[ Crying ]

I just don't --

I don't really know
how to process it.

He's losing himself.

I feel like
I'm losing him, too.

[ Sighs ]


[ Sighs ]

You haven't lost him.

You know him better
than he even knows himself.

He's complicated.

And he's stubborn.

[ Sniffles ]

That's why you let him win
arguments sometimes, right?

He can be a real baby
when he's sick,

so that's why you got
to take care of him.

And he's always got the weight
of the world on his shoulders.

That's why he needs you there
to help lighten the load.

Oh, and he loves his prosciutto
and mozzarella sandwiches

that no one can make right
except you.

How could you possibly know
all those things?


Because my mom used to tell me
about her parents all the time.

She always spoke
about her dad

with so much love
and admiration on her face.

Said that he was the best man
she ever knew.

So I know
that you can help Fitz.

And I know that you two
are gonna be okay

because...the steps you take
don't need to be big...

[ Inhales sharply ]

...they just need to take you
in the right direction.


[ Inhales sharply ]

You're our grandson?


[ Breathing sharply ]

[ Coughing ]

Apologies for the delay.

Still empty-handed.

You see
how your lack of results

could be construed
as ineptitude.

If you thought less of me,
I wouldn't be here.

You're here because
the Confederacy allows it.

You want
a seat at the table,

you must prove
you are deserving of it.

I've secured what I believe
to be the final piece.

It's all within reach.

Always said
prior to failure.

No, I'd die
before that happened.

Well, before you do that,

there's a tradition
within the Confederacy.

If one faces failure,
you drink the Odium.

Fight your last in a wave
of savage glory.

But if your resolve
is as strong as you claim,

you'll have
no need of it.

I hope fortune
turns your way.

And, of course...

Hail Hydra.