AoS won’t come back on air until April 4. However, photos for Agents of SHIELD season 4 episode 16 already give a glimpse of the new world in the Framework. More so, it teases the return of Grant Ward.
Screen Rant shared three photos from the upcoming episode. The stills featured Ward (Brett Dalton), a very wealthy-looking Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet). Teased in SHIELD‘s episode 15, Ward’s return isn’t really much of a surprise.
However, it is Fitz’s new found wealth that raises questions. What alternate decisions did Fitz want that led him to this stature in the Framework? The past episodes did not reveal much about his regrets. However, viewers discovered that the character had a longstanding resentment against his father.
Perhaps the Framework fixed the relationship between father and son. Hence, instead of going estranged Fitz spent his time growing up with his dad.
Another interesting bit that can be gathered from the photo is Daisy’s appearance. Her long locks in the photo is reminiscent of her earlier days in SHIELD. Back then, she did not yet recognize her true parents and still went by the name of Skye.
The photo could point that in Daisy’s subconscious, she would rather have remained as Skye and not find out the truth about her parents and being Inhuman. Consequently, since her Skye days involved being in love with Grant Ward, the Hydra agent also returns.
Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Episode 16
Aside from the photos, Screen Rant also relays the synopsis for the upcoming episode. The source shares:
“Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.”
Based on this synopsis, it could be gathered that Daisy and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) went in the Framework with their consciousness intact. Also, even though the final minute of episode 15 showed Simmons’ grave in the alternate world, the synopsis reveals she’s well.
Perhaps her death is a ruse so that she can work freely in looking for ways to free everyone from the fake world. Meanwhile, Daisy’s position as a Hydra agent could also prove helpful to their mission.
Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Not Looking Good
As of this writing, there’s no official news yet on whether Agents of SHIELD will return for another season. However, based on Comic Book Movie‘s analysis, things are not looking good.
According to the source, Agents of SHIELD stands as one of the lowest rated shows in ABC, only behind Quantico. Nevertheless, CBM notes that the show did move to a later timeslot which could explain the dip in ratings.
Hence, the final say still depends on the network. For now, fans should wait for the return of the series with Agents of SHIELD season 4 episode 16 on April 4 in ABC.
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