Agents Of SHIELD Season 4, Episode 10 Synopsis: “The Patriot”


This week on Agents of SHIELD, a secret about Mace puts the team in danger.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD‘s mid-season opener saw the team looking into the nefarious activities of Senator Nadeer, and discovering that Aida was going full Skynet on them.

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Hey, might as well join in on the pop culture revelry. In Agents of SHIELD‘s “Broken Promises” episode, the team was frantically finding a way to stop Aida after she revealed her self-awareness (courtesy of the Darkhold nonetheless). As dire as things were, Mack didn’t hold back on the fun “I told you so” references related to killer robots.

In more tragic events, Daisy, Jemma, Phil, and Director Mace were trying to find Senator Ellen Nadeer’s younger brother, Vijay—a new Inhuman who hadn’t exhibited abilities yet. When they did find him, his powers manifestes as a defense mechanism.

Vijay always had a tight bond with his sister, so when Ellen implored him to go with her, he agreed. Sadly, she lured him into a trap where she herself murdered him in cold blood—proof to the Watchdogs that she was committed to wiping out the Inhumans, no matter the costs.

The post-credits did show a very hopeful ending though. As Vijay’s weighted body settled to the sea floor, it started to cocoon over. Could he be healing—or could he be healing and evolving into something vengeful?

Back in the “SHIELD versus Aida” realm, Mack was able to disable the dangerous android by decapitating her with his trusty and not-so-rusty axe-gun. But the end revealed that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Radcliffe was in on the whole Aida attack, and the Aida that was destroyed was only a copy of the original Aida.

This week we may see what Vijay has become, and maybe a glimpse into Radcliffe and Aida’s ultimate plan. Here’s the official synopsis:

“The Patriot”

"Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, which leaves all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a dangerous position."

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST.