“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” introduces new threats in its fourth season


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The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on a panel at PaleyFest in 2014.

Langston Hughes, Contributing Writer

ABC has brought back Marvel’s hit television series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for its fourth season. The agents are back for another round, facing new dangers and encountering new threats. However, it might be more than what they bargained for.

In the previous season, the agents were able to take down an ancient inhuman, who was able to manipulate other inhumans to do his bidding using supernatural powers. They lost a fellow agent and friend in the process, causing one of the agents, Daisy, who is also an inhuman, to go rogue. In this season, the agents might be in over their heads as they now encounter a new type of threat.

In the first episode, we are introduced to a man named Robbie Reyes, a local mechanic in Los Angeles. However, to the rest of the city, he is known as the Ghost Rider, a vigilante who kills those he believes deserve it. This vigilante, however, does not use a gun. He burns them with his hands.

Daisy believes he is an inhuman just like her, but he tells her otherwise, explaining that he sold his soul to the devil. His reasons for doing so are not made clear as of yet, but it will be revealed later in the season. The rest of the episode shows the other agents as they encounter what one of their scientists believes is a ghost.

As the rest of the season develops, it is clear that agents at S.H.I.E.L.D will need help if they are to defeat the new threat that awaits them.

The only way to defeat the new threat may be to enlist the help of the Ghost Rider who seems to be the only one equipped to deal with these supernatural forces.

In my opinion, the show had a very strong season premiere. The first episode was very exciting, especially with the reveal of what appears to be the main protagonist, the Ghost Rider.

Many people don’t know much about this character, but the show makes you want to know more about him and his past.

This season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D promises to be a thrilling adventure. One that I believe will leave fans on the edge of their seats in each episode.

To find out more, watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on Tuesday nights at 10/9 central.