Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 5, Episode 21 - The Force of Gravity - full transcript

Daisy's future as the destroyer of worlds could take a critical change.

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

You need to look inside yourself

and figure out what kind
of man you want to be.

'Cause lately, what you've been,
it needs fixing.

Where did you get that?

What matters is that we might
be able to save Coulson,

by combining that with my mum's DNA.

This is my ship.
S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't welcome here.

- We're here to rescue you.
- Rescue me?

I'm the one that's gonna save us.

What should we do with them?



They're prisoners of war.
Treat them accordingly.

Quake.
I rescued humanity.

Did you know that?

I want to believe you, Daisy.
May I call you "Daisy"?

So, this is Quake...

Destroyer of Worlds.
I think you're here to help me.

Give yourself a moment to adjust.

Your mind will clear shortly.

- Where am I?
- A neutral location...

perched near the edge
of the galaxy, safe.

I assure you.

Allow me to introduce myself.

I am the firstborn Taryan,
master of the house Kasius.

Kasius?



Please...

just hear me out.

You are Inhuman.

I always knew the tales
of the experiments were true.

Okay, for the record,
we don't love to be called experiments,

just "moving forward".

No, I imagine your people
treated you unkindly.

- I've worked through it.
- You deserve better.

All Inhumans do, something better...

elsewhere.

Where are my friends? May? Coulson?

You mustn't worry about them.

They are your past.

I am your future.

You are now prisoners of war.

I suggest you use your time to consider

- the disrespect you've shown me.
- Suggest all you want.

You're just the villain of the month,
and you're going down,

- just like all the rest.
- And how do you plan to stop me?

With Earth weapons?

The tools of cowards.

We Remorath earn our kills.

That is how we earn our rank.

With humans, it's not about earned power.

It's about the gun.

It allows the weak
to pretend to be strong.

I don't need a gun to stop you.

I have several ioniser missiles
aimed at your Lighthouse right now.

If you or your people do anything,
I will release them.

Since you like weapons so much.

Will they be held indefinitely
or scrapped?

That depends on whether
or not they push you to it.

Don't worry. I know what I'm doing.

We are both about to get
everything we need.

All I need is gravitonium.

Well, I know someone
who may be able to help us out.

It's all a bit unpleasant, isn't it?

Try not to think about it.

- Do you think it will work?
- Daisy's plan? I don't know.

Frankly, the Centipede Serum
is terrifying to me.

Yeah, let's... let's walk through
the simulation one more time.

Yeah.

The Centipede Serum
forces new cellular pathways,

like biological infrastructure.

In doing so, it can also carry
any element we feed it.

For example, Jiaying's healing DNA...

which we could deliver to, say...

- Coulson's ailing cells.
- Should work.

- It's just...
- What Yo-Yo said...

- the danger.
- Yeah.

Well, I've been thinking
about that, and...

her warning was that trying to save
Coulson ends the world, right?

But, what if... what if...
what if we don't just try?

What happens if we actually succeed?

Jemma, what if there's another way
to frame this?

Coulson wasn't there in the future.

You're saying we break the loop,

not by allowing someone to die
but by making sure they live?

What if all we have to do is not fail?

That's quite an audacious leap...

especially from someone who once believed
time cannot be changed.

Maybe it's time to be audacious.

You got to be kidding me.
That is totally nuts.

No, no joke. It really happened.

Good thing, too, otherwise,
Aida would've killed me.

I've had to hear this story enough.

Yeah, but that's the most
incredible story I've ever heard,

and I'm the same age as my grandparents.

I am done, by the way.

All right, oxygen's been re-routed
from non-essential parts of the plane.

Then, I guess we can breathe easy, right,
wait for the stalwart team to get back?

Did you hear that?

Damn.

I've spent some time on this plane.

Quinjet is this way.

Okay, come on.
How do I get this thing working?

The warnings were right.

Zephyr to Lighthouse.
Mack, anyone? Mack, are you there?

Yeah, yeah, I'm here.
Talk to me. What's going on?

- Things have gone a little crazy.
- Yeah, I know. It's all over the news.

No, no. Talbot.

It's... He... He's boarded us.
Him and his new Remorath friends.

- Talbot. Did he see you?
- No.

And that's a good thing.
Agent Kim wasn't so lucky.

- Talbot killed Kim.
- Very, very much.

The general's not on our side
anymore, okay? He...

Oh, no.

Stand down.

I don't need the jet so I can fly.

I need it so I can breathe.

He's leaving.

And I think he's coming down to you.

I don't understand.
If he's flying the Quinjet,

I should be reading
its signature somewhere.

Not if he's figured out a way to go dark.

If he's not relying
on the quinjet's own power,

- then that means...
- Then the signature wouldn't show up.

Okay. What if I force it by remote?

- You can do that?
- I can do many things.

If we can find Talbot...

maybe we can talk him down and end this
before anyone else gets hurt.

Yes. Maybe.

Prison cells are all the same,
no matter what species builds them.

If there's a way in...

there's got to be a way out.

So, we're just not gonna talk about him?

- "Him" who?
- Phil, come on.

- Talbot.
- Oh.

That "him".

Look, I hate it, too,
but I've seen a man go rotten overnight.

He might be lost.
You don't have to feel

- like you're responsible.
- Of course, I do.

After all our ups and downs,
Talbot got shot in the head,

and he waited for us to rescue him
from Hale.

- We were a little busy.
- Yes, but even after we didn't come,

even after Hydra messed with his brain...

he still put himself in that machine.

- He did that for us.
- We didn't ask him to.

We didn't have to.

- What?
- The first time we met him.

When he told us about the peacekeeping
force he was sending to the Hub?

I mean, imagine back then
if someone had told us

that someday we'd be worried
about Glenn Talbot.

I know.

But things evolve.

They change.

People change.

Yeah, they do.

And sometimes, even then,
you can't save them.

But you still have to try.

Back to work.

Mr Creel.

General?

How you feeling?

- What are you wearing?
- Well...

choices were limited.

It's the new me,
but I'm here to talk about the new you.

It's all right, soldier. Relax.

You've been through a lot.

It's good to see you, Carl.

It's good to see you, too, sir.

I know what it's like.

You're trapped in this hospital bed...

noggin's not working right.

I know you do, sir.

But I also got through it...

and I can help you.

The two of us are stronger together.

General, you seem...

- You all right?
- Right as rain.

Never felt better.

I did come in contact with...

gravitonium...

just like you.

- No.
- It's okay. It's all right.

Soldier, I'm fine.

As a matter of fact,
I've learned a few things.

Do you still hear the voices?

What if I told you...

I know how to control them...

silence them.
I can silence them for you, too.

You are formidable,

but your strength
has been going to waste.

Come with me, and I can show you
how to unleash your power.

- As your weapon.
- As my disciple.

Oh, God. What is with your family
and this God complex?

- What do you know of my family?
- Plenty.

Well, then you know that I am
from a long line of inventive thinkers.

I have ideas, methods,
which don't, shall we say,

- mesh with those of my breed.
- That's not completely chilling.

I'm merely saying that...

I understand what it is to be
on the outside,

as I'm sure you are...

different, hunted by lesser humans.

You deserve better than that.

Look, yeah, some people
have given me a hard time.

Humans are... are complicated.

They disagree.
Sometimes it comes to blows.

Only, sometimes, it's a person
who risks everything for their friends...

even though she lost her limbs.

Hypothetically.

We fight...
okay, but not with a lack of respect,

and that's something I don't think
you're quite understanding.

No matter.
You will come with me...

- willingly or not.
- I'm gonna have to choose "not".

Problem?

What is this?

- Why can't I...
- Because you're not conscious yet.

Not conscious?

I'm not a fool.

I know how strong you are...

and I have to make sure
that you are thoroughly...

broken in...
before you're brought to me.

Fitz, it's done.

This could change everything.

Change everything about what?

Uh... Daisy asked us to run some tests.

Looking for a way to revive
Coulson's necrotic tissue.

Jemma thinks it could work.

Okay, that's...

that's good to know. That's really good.

What do you need, Mack?

It's Talbot. The gravitonium
is becoming a problem.

He's racking up a body count.

- No.
- Yeah. There must be something

you can do to reverse the machine.

Something else that needs fixing?

Right now, Talbot's out there.
He's dangerous.

If there's a solution,
we need it fast, okay?

Or none of this matters.

Okay, we're on it.

Thank you.

He and I will work it out.

There.

Circuit panel. Good.

Remorath tech wasn't exactly my major,

but let's assume the circuitry
still creates an electric field.

I use the charge from my arm,
maybe I can short it out.

And the door opens.

- That's the theory.
- At this point, I'll take theory.

I mean, we still have to face
the guard outside, but...

we'll cross that bridge
when we come to it.

Hey, guys.

You ever notice these schmucks
are really hard to beat up?

- We're glad to see you.
- Yeah, likewise.

We just had a tiny adventure with Talbot,

and ended with a man down.
I figured I'd better start looking

- for you on the prison level.
- Good thinking.

Where's Daisy? She's not here?

No. Qovas handed her off to his warriors.

We got to find her next.

- You see where Talbot went?
- Sort of. You're not gonna like it.

These voices... I...
...thought I was stuck with them.

You don't have to be.

Let me help you.

You have it in you.

- I...
- It's okay, son.

I'm telling you the truth.

This will make everything better.

Join me.

What do you feel?

Peace.

So much quieter.

- Wait...
- This part isn't gonna be great

- for you, Carl...
- Sir! No!

...but it will be over quickly. I promise.

The two of us are stronger than one...

and your suffering, it's over now.

Thank you, Carl.

Thank you, Carl.

So, he can do that.

He must've gotten his location
from the quinjet's flight log.

We knew Talbot was killing people,
but to see him do that to Creel, I just...

I ever tell you about Isabelle Hartley?

Yeah, a little.
I know she was your friend.

Hmm.

- I know Creel killed her.
- Yeah.

I wanted him dead.
I thought I'd never forgive him,

but, once he was deprogrammed,
and once I got to know him...

he was a decent man.

I'm glad I had the chance.

I'm sure he was, too.

You have an amazing capacity
to forgive people, Mack.

Yeah.

But the bodies are still piling up,
aren't they?

He has to be stopped no matter what.

Yes, and maybe for good.

If it comes to that...
I'm the one who does it.

Understood?

Our Astralscope projects
your consciousness here.

Physically, you are being brought to me...

but rest assured, you are already mine.

You know, I have a little experience
getting out of stuff like this, right?

I'm afraid this is different.

You already lost all sense
of how long you've been here, haven't you?

I find that people outside
of physical space, when they lose time,

when they get hungry but they can't eat,

when they get tired
but they can't sleep...

they break.

So...

I already know what your future holds.

Hm. Funny. I see the future, too.

And you have two despicable sons
who wear even dumber makeup than you,

and they die like cowards
stabbed in the back.

When I get out of this,
I'm stronger than you know.

Everyone thinks that.

But in my case, it's true.

I'm the Destroyer of Worlds.

I don't see a way to reverse the effects
of the gravitonium on his system

or even neutralise it.

How are you doing?
Give me some good news.

I finally got the compound right.
Should only take a few days to synthesise.

It's funny, isn't it?

The Centipede Serum
was part of our first mission,

and now it's the key to curing Coulson.

- We've come full circle.
- Just in time for the end of days.

You ever think it would be Talbot?

I don't want to think about it.

He was one of the good guys.

Yeah, I know.
I don't know what he is anymore, but...

he needs to be stopped,
even if that means...

Even if it means finding
a terminal solution.

I mean,
if there are no other options, we...

we could try the odium.

How do we get him to take it?

Drinking it might not even
be strong enough.

We could use the Centipede Serum
to deliver it straight into his cells.

It's a little too quiet in here.
That make anyone nervous?

Maybe it's Remorath nap time.

Then we need to wake
one up and ask for directions.

All these hallways look the same.

That's the same writing
that was in the Lighthouse in the future.

- What's it say, Deke?
- How would I know?

Because you lived there.

Well, they don't teach you the language.
I can count to five.

You lived there for decades,
and you know five numbers?

I also know zero,
so, no, I know six numbers.

- I'm amazed you were able to survive.
- You know, I found you, didn't I?

And I can lead us back to the Zephyr,
so I'm doing my job.

- You're the ones who lost Daisy.
- We didn't lose her.

Just do your best, Deke.

It won't be long before they figure out
we're gone, so just pick a direction.

This way.

Wait. No, not that way.

We can fight or we can run.

Fight.

Daisy.

Are you okay? Did... Are you...
Did they hurt you, or whatever?

I'm fine. Just had a little
head trip with Father Kasius.

Father Kasius?
What, you mean his dad's here?

Here but not "here".

Well, that's just another reason
that we need to get to the Zephyr

- and fly out of here.
- We're not going. Not yet.

What? What... What are you talk...

You can't escape without,
you know, escaping.

Qovas has a couple of
ioniser missiles aimed at the Lighthouse.

If we try to leave, he'll fire them.

- The Lighthouse can handle it.
- Maybe.

But the people of River's End
might not be so lucky.

We can forget about finding the Quinjet.

- Then how do we find him?
- I don't know. We have to think like him.

He's a man we all knew...

a man that had a lot of stars
and stripes on his uniform.

What does he want to do now
that he has all this power?

Death and destruction.
That's what they all want.

Ah, I'm not so sure.

He risked his life to save us
from the Remorath.

And then he went on a killing spree.
He's in full-villain mode.

Yeah, but, everyone's the hero
in their own story.

Then what's his?

- Macbeth?
- Ah, I mean it.

Did he say anything
before he went into the machine?

He kept saying, "I can fix this."

What's he fixing?

I don't know.

His mistakes, his reputation?
Maybe he's trying to prove...

that he's still a good soldier,
a good man.

A good dad.

Hello?

Hello, George.

Daddy's home.

What's the matter? Cat got your tongues?

I'm just surprised.

With everything going on in the world,
I... I didn't know...

- You look...
- Like a million bucks.

- You're okay?
- Yeah.

Fit as a fiddle. Never better.

I'm a new man. Clear-headed and healthy.

Why are you dressed so funny?

Well...

this is my new uniform, son.

Your dad's a superhero now,
just like those Avengers.

And guess what?
I even have my own superpowers.

That's just a taste.
I can move buildings and cars.

And you want to know something else?

I can even fly. And I don't need a hammer
or an iron suit to do it.

- Can I fly with you?
- Absolutely.

Things are gonna be different
from now on.

Your daddy's all better.

And I'm not gonna let anything
bad happen to you or anyone else.

I'm gonna chase those invaders
out of town.

Now...

- you ready to go for that flight?
- George...

honey, why don't you go up to your room
and play so your father and I can talk?

Not now, Carla. We're having fun.

Glenn, please.

We need to talk.

- I heard about the accident.
- What the hell are you talking about?

- S.H.I.E.L.D. called, and...
- S.H.I.E.L.D.

Sorry.

- Look what you made me do.
- I'm really sorry, Glenn.

They're just worried about you.
That's all.

And so am I.

George, please, honey, go upstairs.

I'm sorry, George.

I can fix it, though.

Better yet, I can take you
to a real spaceship.

What do you think about that, partner?

They are fools if they think
they'll get off this ship.

Bring me the powered one.
She belongs to Kasius.

As for the others...

they do not deserve a warrior's death.

Kill them with their own weapons.
Let them die in shame and dishonour.

We're getting close to the bridge.

We have a clear path
to the Zephyr from here.

We might not get that chance again.

- We're not leaving till we finish the job.
- Yes, you are.

- May?
- I'll deal with the missiles

and get back to the base. You and Daisy
get to the Zephyr and go home.

- Loving this plan. Good luck, May.
- You're with me.

I need you to set the coordinates
for the trip back.

Right, because numbers.

Yay.

No, it's too risky. We do it together.

I'll take care of it. Go home, Phil. Now.

Are you giving me an order?
'Cause that sounded like

- you were giving me an or...
- Yes, I'm giving you an order!

You're just gonna slow me down,
so zip it and get to the...

Thought that might shut you up.
Now go.

Uh...

Not a word, Agent Johnson.
That's an order.

Copy that... Hot Lips.

It's a really big ship,
and it's full of these crazy aliens.

But don't worry, they're my friends.

And I have a friend for you, too.

- Put her down, Dad.
- I can't do that, son.

She's not on our side anymore.

That's not true.

I love you.

- I would do anything for you.
- Oh, really, Carla?

Like when you helped Hydra
brainwash me,

or when you worked with S.H.I.E.L.D.
to conspire behind my back?

- That's not true.
- "Your compliance will be rewarded."

Any of that ring a bell?
Do you remember that? Do ya?

They said it would help.

I'm sorry, Carla...

but the only way I'll ever trust you again
is if you join me.

Welcome to the neighbourhood.

We don't want to hurt you, Talbot.
We just want to talk to you.

Where's Coulson? What did you do to them?

- They're prisoners of war.
- We're not at war with you.

They declared war
when they tried to stop me.

Stay right there.

Go ahead, cowboy.

Stop! Stop! Hold your fire!

Take cover!

- Qovas has ordered the launch.
- Excuse me, fellas.

Just looking for the men's room.
You know if there's one close by?

You know what? On second thought?

I'm actually just gonna find
a corner somewhere.

- Urgh! What are you doing?
- Weapons. In case more show up.

Don't just stand there.

Start transferring the missile-target
numbers to the teleporter.

Right, because...

because the Lighthouse is the target,
so the coordinates are ticket home.

That's...
that's good thinking, May. But...

- which one's the launch system?
- I don't know! Pick one.

Nope. That's navigation.

I'll take that just in case.

Okay, I got it. Weapons system.

And I... I found the launch codes.
Do I deactivate the missiles?

We're not deactivating them.

Well, then what the hell
are we doing here?

We're giving them a new target.

Now do you see what I am...

what I've become?

I'm a superhero...

and I plan on doing what needs to be done.

You're not a hero.

George. It's okay, George.

They're the bad people.
They're trying to stop me.

I need to get him out of there.

I can't get near.

You're the bad one.
You want to hurt them.

No. No, I don't. No, I'm just giving
them a warning. That's all.

So, that they'll understand...

that I'm the one who's gonna save them.

I just need to get a little more fuel
in my tank first,

and then I can do it.

You'll see.

You keep watching the news, son.

You'll see.

Close it up.
Let's get this bird ready for lift off.

They're here.

Davis, we're back. Is everything oka...

We're under attack...
Two of them... dark.

Can't lose our pilot again.

- Thanks. I owe you a life debt.
- Nice try, but I'm good.

- I hate those things.
- Tell me about it.

Coulson, you're bleeding.

I'll survive.

Agent Davis, fire up the engines.
It's time to go home.

Go home?
What about Agent May and Deke?

They're taking the express train.

Okay... okay, the one that looks
like the house with the broken roof?

- I think that's a three.
- Uh-huh.

And then... and then it's...
like a... like a...

like a chair with...
with, some wavy lines.

Got it.

All right, give me the next one
so we can get off this ship.

You will never get off this ship.

Watch me.

I will watch you bleed.

- Deke.
- Thank you.

Okay!

- Okay, okay.
- Any day now!

Hey, I'm trying, okay?

Okay. Here we go.
Here we go. Here we go.

Um... Uh...

There's a crooked something...

something...

Damn it!

Few stitches, I'll be fine.

So...

You made out with May.

- Did I?
- Oh, yeah.

People see what they want to see,
I guess.

- And?
- We're ready for lift off.

Strap yourselves in. This could get bumpy.

- How do you think she's doing?
- Having the time of her life.

Almost done!

Okay.

Crooked teapot and, uh...

And now you'll learn respect.

Okay, that's it.

You have just sealed the fate
of everyone in your base.

And now you will die.

Well, one little thing...

...we changed the target.

Told ya I didn't need a gun to stop you.

How?

I know zero.

- Coulson.
- Tell me you have them.

What's taking you so long?

Mack and Yo-Yo just got back, as well.
We'll all be together.

Where were they?

Um...

They went after Talbot.

He killed Carl Creel,
turned him to gravitonium and...

consumed him.

He killed others, as well. I'll brief you
as soon as I have all the details.

- Get back safe.
- We'll see you soon.

I don't think we can treat him
with kid gloves anymore.

He's dangerous and delusional.
If he finds more gravitonium,

- he's gonna...
- Coulson...

what the hell?

I... I... don't understand. It was...

All right, Coulson. Hold it.

Davis, call base! We need a med team
to meet us when we land!

On it.

Coulson, stay with me, okay?
Stay with me.

You fight, okay? You fight.
I'm gonna get you home.

He is not going to die.

Not yet, at least.
But his condition is worsening...

and accelerating.

What about the treatment
we talked about?

We have something we think will work.

It will just take some time to combine it
with the Centipede Serum.

- Time we don't have.
- We're doing everything we can.

What about Talbot?

You find a way to stop him?
He's worse, too.

Yeah, we think so.

Unfortunately, it's not a cure.
It's more...

It's more terminal.

If we can combine the odium
with another dose of the Centipede Serum,

- it should be able to penetrate his cells.
- That's not possible.

Well, yeah, it's entirely possible.
We ran a simulation...

No, it's not possible.
There is no more Centipede Serum.

What I brought back,
that's the last of it.

So, we either save Coulson...

Or we save the world.

Don't worry.

These fellas don't bite.

At least, I don't think they do.
You don't bite, do ya?

- Who's flying this plane?
- Gravity.

It doesn't just make you
crash and burn, darling.

It also makes you ascend...

to the heavens.

What do you want from us?

You drew me.

You see me in your head, don't you?

You ever see me tearing the Earth apart...

bringing something up
from the ground?

Good.

Now tell me...

where.