Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 (2016 - 2017)


Season 4
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. explores darker territory in its fourth season with the thrilling introduction of Ghost Rider, setting up an action-packed new chapter of Marvel's edgier mythologies.



Critic Ratings: 25


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Air date: Sep 20, 2016

In the fourth season premiere, S.H.I.E.L.D. is again legitimatized and gets a new director as Coulson falls back into a roll as an agent and teams up with Mack to track Inhumans. Also: Agent May trains specialist strike teams and Fitz and Simmons take a step forward in their relationship.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2016

Daisy battles Ghost Rider, but at a big cost. Also: Coulson faces the new Director, who reveals his bold agenda.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2016

May fights for her life as her illness worsens and Simmons and Dr. Radcliffe try to save her. Also: Coulson, Mack and Fitz attempt to thwart a rogue group looking to end Inhuman Registration.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2016

S.H.I.E.L.D. has an explosive confrontation with Ghost Rider; Coulson and Mack rely on an unlikely ally in a time of need; and Daisy gets help from a familiar face to thwart the Watchdogs.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2016

S.H.I.E.L.D. invades a high-security prison in search of secrets as Robbie Reyes tries to control Ghost Rider.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2016

Robbie's back story is revealed as Coulson and his team fight for their lives.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2016

The team search for answers as Ghost Rider's clock counts down.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2016

In the mid-season finale, S.H.I.E.L.D. teams with Ghost Rider as the fate of Los Angeles hangs in the balance.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2017

May hides a dark secret from Coulson and Aida relents in her search for the Darkhold.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2017

A shocking secret is revealed about Mace that puts S.H.I.E.L.D. in danger.

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In Series 4, Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes crosses paths with former agent Daisy "Quake" Johnson. Together, they investigate the worrying appearance of ghosts at a scientific facility. S.H.I.E.L.D are also on the trail, uncovering the mysterious Darkhold, a book of knowledge that is too much for a human brain to contain.

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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (4)

It doesn't disappoint.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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After setting up chess pieces all season long, this episode finally brought together the season's two disparate strands: Ghost Rider's hellish vengeance spree and AIDA's toying with artificial life.

Sep 21, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Well that's it, season 4 is over and, for me, without a doubt ends the strongest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to date. And with the recent confirmation of a fifth season the thoughts of where this show will be taken is extremely exhilarating.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Overall, it's a really solid premiere episode of Agents of SHIELD in its new time slot. "The Ghost" lets a lot of new story arcs begin and shows off the new darker, harder side of the show.

Apr 6, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite a few missteps along the way, they were minor compared to everything else that was going on.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Possibly the best overall season of AoS, while it doesn't quite reach the heights of the final few episodes of Season 1, the actual storytelling over the three arcs is great.

Feb 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Agents of SHIELD had plenty of comic material to draw upon, but focusing on Hydra allowed it to stay grounded and realistic.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The series often turns on a dime, but the viewer never feels whiplash. An impressive accomplishment given the multitude of times this show could have easily veered off the rails.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

What a season!

Mar 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is far and away the best season of the series.

Mar 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"Agents" is in its best creative space since the end of Season 3.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opened Season 4 with the introduction of a well-publicized new threat - the hot-headed, vengeance-seeking Ghost Rider - but closed its premiere with a second, equally ominous twist.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4

  • Aug 14, 2020
    Es la mejor temporada de toda la serie. Ghost Rider fue muy bien manejado, y sobre todo en toda la temporada se maneja la incertidumbre acerca de quién puede ser robot y el arco final, dandonos un gran giro, junto a la gran actuación de Iain De Caestecker
  • Aug 08, 2020
    Ok this one got a bit weird
  • Aug 07, 2020
    One of the greatest seasons of any television show. Having two story arcs, one that ended at mid season and another for the remainder then connecting them together was a work of a master.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    It took a turn for the worst, Ghost Rider was handled boringly and the 2nd half computer world episodes were lame.
  • Jun 22, 2020
    My favorite season so far. Multi-layed story with so much depth, it starts at one point and then takes you on a journey to places you'll never expect!
  • Jun 09, 2020
    This was a nearly perfect season. I did not realized how invested I was in the characters until I watched this season, which puts them through a blender every step of the way. There were times I was wondering if the agents would even get out alive. Absolutely fantastic. Watch. This. Show.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Probablemente mi temporada favorita de la serie.
  • Mar 08, 2020
    It was good I like to hide your stuff which is Hydra but I am also ghost rider and it was a good ending Didn't really like the bad guy but
  • Feb 18, 2020
    The season is weaker than the last, but still a good season. It shows two very good plots, that definitely put the characters to their limits.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    Agents of SHIELDS - I noticed in some TV series where the whole season's story is divided into half which is a wise approach because the viewers dont get tired of catching up. But in SEASON 4, its divided into 3 part:1/3 focused on the story the dangerous book DARKLORD and a reboot of well-known character, GHOST RIDER( which just found out that its a MARVEL CHARACTER, not just a fictional character portrayed by Nicholas Cage); 2/3. The chasing game with scientist, Holden Radcliff and AIDA, an intelligent robot who got steroids courtesy of the forbidden book; 3/3 the their crazy adventure to the FRAMEWORK, its another dimension made by AIDA that can transfer the consciousness into a new world. And in this other side of the world, HYDRA is ruling the world and SHIELDS are the rebels. I love that they did thia switch up story because sometimes, I tend to get tired to follow and finish a series from big TV networks because they got more episodes than from original series from streaming services. But this series has all of the elements that I want to make me hook. Since its a Marvel series, its connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by making an Ultron reference thru AIDA. Because of what happened in the Avengers: Age Of Ultron, making another A.I robot is prohibited but Holden Radcliff, managed to discreetly make AIDA which becomes a strong ANTAGONIST in this series. I dont want to spoil alot for those who haven't watch yet, hihihihi ( or probably I'm the last person in the world. to watch this, hahahaha). The only part that keeps me thinking: what happened to Vijay Nadeer after his sister dropped him to the ocean? It was not revealed in this season so probably its going to unravel in S5. But I just dont like that his story was left unclear after he transformed into a cocoon which what exactly happened in Daisy Johnson before she become an Inhuman as Quake. Overall, Season 4 is a great one and it keeps getting better every season. I really hope that it wont end up for cancellation like what happened to the Netflix X Marvel original series and just keeps doing it and get even better.

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