The Ghost
Gallery The Ghost
Season 4
Episode 1
Airdate September 20, 2016
Written by Joss Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen
Directed by Billy Gierhart
Previous "Ascension"
Next "Meet the New Boss"

"The Ghost" is the season premiere of the fourth season, which first aired on September 19th, 2016.

The title refers to Ghost Rider, who is introduced as a new major character, the ongoing efforts of the S.H.I.E.L.D. teams to capture the elusive Quake, and the literal ghost unleashed in L.A. by a transfer of stolen goods.

Synopsis Edit

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.

Plot Edit

In the wake of Lincoln's death, former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson, now the vigilante "Quake," is hunting gang affiliates of the terrorist group Watchdogs in Los Angeles when Aryan Brotherhood members are murdered by the fiery "Ghost Rider". Agents Phil Coulson and Mack, who were forbidden from searching for Johnson by new S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Jeffrey Mace, are tipped off to her location by Agent Melinda May. Agent Leo Fitz discovers that S.H.I.E.L.D. ally Holden Radcliffe has created the android AIDA, and agrees to help perfect her. He keeps this from his girlfriend Agent Jemma Simmons, who is in the Director's inner circle. Simmons discovers that Coulson and Mack are investigating Johnson, and orders May to stop them. She arrives to find them surveilling Chinese gangsters who bought a weapon off the Brotherhood: a mystical figure, who turns the gang members berserk, and secretly infects May as well. Johnson tracks down the Ghost Rider, but he defeats her. She later sees his human form, Robbie Reyes, looking after his disabled brother Gabe.


Main Cast:

Guest Stars:

  • Jerry Ying Thug #1
  • Jenson Cheng as Chen's Thug #1
  • Ken DuBois as Chen's Thug #2
  • Victor Chi as Chen's Thug #3
  • Edwin H. Bravo as Chen's Thug #4