07x10 - Stolen

Previously on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."...

( Breathing heavily )

Kora, you don't have to die today.

How'd you know I was gonna be out here?

I have my new friend, Sibyl, to thank for that.

I was actually supposed to die, too, but I found an escape hatch.

You want to come along?

That woman... what did you do to her?

She's none of your concern.

I only wanted what was best for you.

There's only fear in your eyes.

You don't see anything but a threat.

No. I love you. I've always loved you.

You were gonna let him put a knife through my heart!

Li, no! Stop!

( Grunts )

( Grunts )

I can't leave my people behind to die.

My daughter is still out there.

We won't let you fight this battle alone.

We'll send coordinates to that watch when we're ready to meet.

You should find someplace to hide until then.

This just feels right.

I feel like we should give the world something new.

And what's that?

Anarchy.

( Rock music plays )

Here you go.

♪ You broke my car down ♪
♪ I let my guard down ♪
♪ You took my money, and you ran away ♪
♪ You left me stranded ♪
♪ And I let you say ♪
♪ Well, it's a cryin' shame ♪
♪ It ain't a victim, I'm in a high note ♪
♪ I'm in the middle, and I don't know why ♪
♪ I ain't into teasin', well, can't you see then ♪

You care for a challenge?

Sure.

A good challenge makes life worth living.

Sounds like someone's a philosopher.

That's pretty rare for a S.H.I.E.L.D. hangout.

I don't know about all that, but I am a damn good dart thrower.

Fair warning.

How about we add a little wager? Make it fun?

Oh, I'm not sure I want to lose all my money to the hottest recruit.

Hmm?

Well, top test scores and an ace pilot.

You know, I need a pilot on my team.

I appreciate you blowing smoke up my ass, but I don't think we've met.

We haven't.

But I know a lot about you.

Like how your relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D. is headed for a very, very sad breakup.

What the hell are you talking about?

Seven years from now, in the Balkans, you get wounded real ugly, lying there with your guts out.

You call for an extract, but they refuse.

( Laughs )

You survive, but you and S.H.I.E.L.D. are over with, and you fall right into the loving arms of Hydra.

( Dart thuds )

Wow.

The future.

( Chuckles )

Why don't I call the psych ward and tell them you wandered off?

( Laughs )

( Rumbling )

( Glass shatters )

Damn.

That's a neat trick.

Yeah, that's called a superpower.

Would you like one?

Sweetheart.

Two more beers on my tab.

Okay.

Under the name John Garrett.

♪ ♪

Mack: Stuck in the 1980s.

Used to have nostalgia for them.

That is very gone.

Roxy. It's good to see you.

Likewise, sir. Didn't expect you again so soon.

Yeah, well, ( Chuckles ) couldn't be helped.

I know you guys are up to some top-secret stuff.

The Lighthouse is all yours. Control is up and running.

Wish I could hang with you.

Congrats on getting into the Academy.

Thanks. Yeah.

I thought I was in S.H.I.E.L.D., but it turns out Deke wasn't authorized to make me an agent.

Mack: Mm-hmm.

Rest of the gang signed up, too.

Maybe we'll be reunited at the Triskelion after we graduate.

Hey.

You're not in a TV anymore, Coulson.

That's cool.

Just don't ask me to explain it.

( Chuckles lightly )

Well, duty calls.

Good luck, Agent Glass.

( Footsteps departing )

She mentioned the Triskelion, but it's 1983.

Wasn't in use yet.

It's ahead of schedule.

Just like Project Insight.

What are you thinking?

Well, you're the Director...

No, enough with the formalities.

We're dead in the water here. I need you to be you.

So if you have a mission for us, let us know.

Timeline's coming apart.

We have to put it back.

Nathaniel Malick's out there with quake powers and a new base.

You made a promise to Daisy's mom that she wouldn't have to fight him alone.

♪ ♪

I think it's time to keep that promise.

Sousa: Wow.

( Simmons sighs deeply )

( Exhales sharply )

Well, consider me impressed.

A multi-story base under a lighthouse?

Daisy: Yeah, we've just spent a lot of time down here, so maybe we're over it.

Any idea why the new countdown didn't start after we fixed the Drive?

Uh, the electrochron displacement mechanism did stabilize it, but it is possible the cumulative damage severed our operative transmission receiver's ability to penetrate space-time.

Did you understand that?

Actually, yes. I did.

I'm gonna grab some rest.

Uh, the bunks are down that way.

Can I take that off your hands?

Um, I got it. Thanks.

Just thought I'd put some weight on the new leg, is all.

O... kay.

Thank you.

What?

Say what you will about the '50s.

At least he doesn't know chivalry is dead.

Okay, anyway...

I wish you'd pulled a solution for this out of my head.

I need Fitz's brain now... wherever it is.

So, you don't remember anything about where you guys were?

No. That's the point.

What was the last thing that you... do remember?

You were being hunted by Chronicoms, but did it ever get... violent?

Why are you asking?

Did I say something when you removed the implant?

Not exactly.

Daisy, I don't want to know.

I thought we agreed... no information was supposed to come out.

I don't have any information. I...

You couldn't control yourself.

No matter how confused I was, I can't know...

You were not confused. You were...

You were devastated.

I've never seen you so freaked.

Y-Y-You were inconsolable.

That's why I asked.

Mack: Johnson, Simmons, report to Control.

( Sighs )

♪ ♪

Mack: We're not waiting on a broken clock.

We're gonna do something.

Even if we could leave this time, leaving this Malick unleashed on the world could have irreparable consequences.

He's taken control of Afterlife. We have to take it back.

Starting with his hostages.

And protecting Jiaying at all costs.

Simmons, can you send our coordinates to her watch?

On it.

Uh... I-I-I don't think it's a good idea to bring her here.

I hear you, but we can't lose any more parents.

This is about protecting your existence.

Aside from May and Yo-Yo, Jiaying doesn't know us.

We could minimize what we tell her.

Nothing about her future, her power, or you, her...

Daughter?

May: ( Sighs )

Um, Daisy, there's, uh... one other thing.

At Afterlife, there was a woman who...

( Energy crackles )

That was fast.

He's hunting us.

Nathaniel: They call it Afterlife.

I couldn't have picked a better name myself.

Everyone I bring here has been saved from a tragic end and given a new beginning.

How do you do that?

How did you see my future?

I'll show you.

It's called the Time Stream.

Sent back from the future.

( Beeps )

Almost done prepping, Mr. Malick.

As soon as Dr. Grady here is finished, you'll get to dip your toe in.

Grady here's not afraid of hazardous materials.

S.H.I.E.L.D. decided his tech was too dangerous and was set to take him out, so I brought him into the fold.

You saying this thing's hazardous?

Well, nothing to worry about. It's not gonna hurt you.

It'll just... blow your mind.

You'll be meeting Sibyl.

She'll guide you.

There's a lady in there?

( Laughs )

Something like that.

She and I are after something... same thing you were after in the story of your life you're about to see.

Immortality.

Prepare yourself.

Most people don't like the ending.

♪ ♪

( Breathing heavily )

♪ ♪

My people need protection.

You should leave that to us.

I don't know who you people are, and somehow, you knew how to find me.

We needed your help.

And then you led that man right to our front door.

Daisy: We're not your enemy.

We save Inhumans. He wants to take their gifts.

That's how he got his.

Is that even possible?

It is.

That could kill them.

If I can get in, I can get them out without being seen.

I got my power back... thanks to you.

And if you get taken, you could lose it again, and then you give it to...

I'll go.

Scout a point of attack.

You said "be me".

This me is disposable. If I get caught...

Disposable's the last thing you are.

Recyclable, then. Minimal risk.

I can take him in.

I can't allow that.

It's the easiest way.

I know the layout.

I'll drop him somewhere secret and then go.

Alright.

We'll fly close in the Quinjet.

You and Gordon drop in, do recon, and find the prisoners.

Then Yo-Yo and I will go in.

I'm going with you.

We need you alive.

Your people need you to lead.

I have to get her back.

Kora won't listen to you.

Maybe I can talk some sense into her.

But if she sees you, it can provoke her.

A-And then everyone's at risk.

Gordon: They're right.

We can't risk it.

I'll stay.

But you have to bring back my daughter.

♪ ♪

What the hell, May?

Did it just slip your mind that I have a sister?

We were trying not to be swallowed by a time storm.

Were you purposely trying to keep me in the dark?

Is this some weird way of you trying to protect me?

No.

( Sighs )

No.

But Kora is volatile.

She already tried to kill your mother.

( Sighs )

She just never said anything about a sister, another kid.

( Sighs )

It's possible that Kora wasn't alive.

When we were at Afterlife, she stole a gun from a guard, and I think she intended to use it on herself.

But Nathaniel got to her.

I think, in the original timeline, she...

She went through with it.

Which is why my mom would have left Afterlife to go do charity work and meet my dad and...

We can't go down that hole right now, Daisy.

Let me go with you.

No.

We need you and your mother to survive.

You're staying put.

Don't tell me it's because I'm not 100%, because I feel fine.

You're not going.

This isn't time for that family reunion.

We promised your mom we'd save Kora.

If she can be saved.

Nathaniel: You can see the fluids draining from Mr. Li here into our friend Mr. Durant.

The process used to be messy.

But a guy I know once said discovery requires experimentation, so we experimented, found a better way.

Still not painless.

This is Kora, the one Inhuman we trust.

The others felt entitled to judge who is given gifts, who not.

It was tradition.

When you're raised in it, you don't know any better.

Those days are over.

Kora and I are champions of the people, like Robin Hood... stealing from the high and mighty and giving to those more deserving.

Take Durant here.

Simple mercenary, just trying to earn a decent living.

S.H.I.E.L.D. decided he worked for the wrong people.

What did they do, Durant?

They shot down our plane.

They shot it right out of the sky.

And who are they to decide that?

S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, Inhumans... all committing horrors in the name of world order.

Control.

You saved him from that oppression.

And from the crashing plane.

What kind of power is he getting?

♪ ♪

That's what he's getting.

( Chuckles )

Kora.

Mr. Li is in a lot of pain.

Why don't you put him out of his misery.

Mercy comes in many forms.

I should have killed you years ago.

♪ ♪

I forgive you for believing that.

♪ ♪

( Screams )

♪ ♪

I want a power like that.

Nathaniel: Don't worry.

You'll get yours as soon as we take it from S.H.I.E.L.D.

♪ ♪

( Switches click )

20 minutes out.

Nope.

What? You don't trust me?

You seem pretty calm, considering where we're headed.

Well, this fight is necessary.

That probably helps.

♪ ♪

( Alternative music plays )

( Humming )

( Vocalizing )

( Chuckles lightly )

Hey.

( Click, music stops )

I was just... taking a look at this again.

Staying in the '80s wouldn't be my worst-case scenario, but... I know everybody wants to go home.

( Sighs )

And, hey, at least we're still alive, right?

It's not the first time he's saved us.

When it looked like the end for Fitz and me, there was Enoch.

Yeah, well, he sacrificed himself so that we could all go on.

And we will.

Just got to figure out why this thing isn't communicating with Fitz anymore.

Maybe it never was.

But you said he was controlling the jumps.

I thought he was, but consider the logic.

We followed wherever the Chronicoms went.

They dictated time and place.

The Zephyr could have been pre-programmed to follow.

But we took out the Chronicoms.

And the Drive was damaged in the process.

Every jump since then has been a malfunction.

So, why wouldn't Fitz help us?

♪ ♪

Don't.

Maybe it's too painful to remember.

To want to remember.

Please don't even think that.

I sent him messages that disappeared into the depths of space.

No answer.

Fitz is out there.

( Sighs ) Whatever's happening right now is happening for a reason.

We're gonna fix this and get back to him.

Okay?

Yeah.

Okay.

♪ ♪

( Quinjet engines shut off )

Find the location of the prisoners, then jump back.

Copy.

If you're not back in 30 minutes, we're coming in.

And no hero business. Understood?

Understood.

I'm taking us into a section that's usually empty, so no one will see us.

Is there anything special you need me to do?

Do we have to, like... hug or something?

( Chuckles lightly ) You're hilarious, but no.

You guys might want to take a step back, though.

♪ ♪

( Energy crackles )

I feel tingly.

It goes away.

Actually, it's not unpleasant.

If we head this way, we can find where they're keeping them.

( Energy blasts )

( Grunts )

Waiting is the hardest part.

Take him to be prepped.

♪ ♪

You knew we were coming.

To this very spot.

Well, if you want to get technical, I knew there was a 94% chance.

Because you have the Time Stream.

♪ ♪

You don't know what you've gotten yourself into.

Sibyl wants this planet for her Chronicoms.

Oh, you hear that, Durant?

I think he's giving us the old good guy pitch, appealing to the "better angels of my nature".

Ooh. Nice Abe Lincoln reference.

Maybe I'm just helping you not die.

Your father was co-opted by Sibyl. Look where that got him.

Um, my father was killed by your team.

Or do you want to try to deny that?

Didn't get me as choked up as I thought it would.

Sounds like the apple fell far from the tree.

I have no use for my father's way of thinking.

He trapped himself in Hydra, bound by its history, rules, hierarchy.

No, thanks.

Here's my pitch... goodbye to all that.

Say hello to anarchy.

You'd be surprised how tempting that is to some people.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪


Buddy!

There he is!

( Weapon cocks )

You don't have to do this.

He's just a kid.

We gave him a chance to join us.

You must be Kora.

And you're Agent Coulson.

Oh, call him Phil.

I've seen it all, bud... everything you did to me.

I'm sorry... have we met?

Not yet, but I got a sneak peek at my future, and you play a big part in it.

Here's a hint... you vaporize me with a space laser.

Garrett.

Clever... digging up our greatest hits.

I'm not even mad.

They let me watch you die a bunch of times.

Made me feel better.

Oh, yeah? Which one was your favorite?

Uh... Oh.

Long-haired creepo, stabbed you with a pointy stick.

( Laughs ) That was funny.

You haven't changed a bit.

And I'm aware that statement makes no sense.

( Knobs click )

Here comes the good stuff, John.

( Whirring )

( Grunts softly )

♪ ♪

Hmm.

( Breathing heavily )

( Grunting )

♪ ♪

Hey.

Hey.

Lookin' spry for an old guy.

How's it feeling?

Fantastic.

I think I'm a fan of the 21st century.

Yeah, don't get your hopes up.

We make a mean prosthetic, but, uh, fascism is back.

You mean the thing I helped wipe out 10 years ago?

Yeah. The past won't leave us alone.

Yeah, Mack caught me up.

You know, you said her name to me when, uh...

Malick was doing a number on you.

Jiaying.

Hydra did the same thing to her.

They cut her up, they took her power... in my past and in her future.

She can heal herself, live... a long time.

Malick thought that's what I could do.

He's after the real thing now.

Did Mack say anything about what happened with her and I?

Yeah, well, things got really bad, and it...

( Sighs )

It's a long story.

But it came to an end.

Maybe now's your chance to experience what she was like before that.

You should talk to her.

No, I shouldn't.

She... She can't know who I am.

Why not?

Because of the timeline...

The timeline is screwed.

Pardon my French.

And look who you're talking to... a guy who served under "I Like Ike" and was supposed to be dead by now.

Ike?

Y...

Point is... you got a rare opportunity here.

I got a list of people long gone by now I'd...

I'd do anything to have one last stolen moment with.

Regardless of what space-time has to say about it.

I don't know.

I'll be your chaperone. How about that?

You need me to bail you out, I'll be right there.

You really are a square, aren't you?

Harsh, but... yes.

♪ ♪

Coulson, come in.

Coulson!

Something's wrong. They should be back by now.

My turn, then.

I'll go in and take a look around.

( Door opens )

No. It should be me. You stay put.

I'll zip in and out. They'll never see me coming.

Unless they do.

Mack.

If they caught Gordon, who knows what we're walking into.

Just stand by for my signal.

As soon as I find Coulson, I'll call for you.

I'll be ready.

♪ ♪

This isn't anarchy. This is evil.

Justice isn't always pretty, Agent Coulson.

You know, a man who's died and killed as much as you should understand that by now.

Garrett: Speaking of pretty, I get to keep the old baby blues, right?

Good question.

You know, I'm not... really sure.

What?

Whoa. No, no, no, no, no. Time out, man!

That is not what I signed up for!

Kora, please.

Gordon helped Jiaying keep Kora prisoner.

( Garrett groaning )

Uh, dude, come on.

I don't feel so hot.

Uh, unplug me, man.

I changed my mind!

( Energy crackles )

( Energy crackles )

Garrett: Yoo-hoooo!

( Nathaniel chuckles )

You see?

Everything worked out. Huh? Pun intended.

You don't know what you're doing, giving that man that power.

It was written in the stars.

( Breathing heavily )

I wanted out, and I was out.

I disappeared, reappeared.

There should be a word for that.

You teleported.

I like that!

Yeah. Thanks, Phil.

Alright, you think with enough practice, you could take me with you, you could go where I tell you to?

Bet your bottom dollar.

Good.

We have our target out there. Let's go find her.

( Breathing heavily )

Hang on.

Is that...

Oh, yep!

Here it comes.

Cleared for takeoff, bud.

( Energy crackles )

♪ ♪

Tell me there's news.

I'm sorry. Nothing yet.

I knew this was a mistake.

I never should've agreed to this plan.

You can trust us.

Trust you?

I don't know anything about you.

And no one will tell me anything.

We just want to help.

Afterlife is important to us, too.

You don't know the first thing about it.

She's been there.

Before your friends showed up, we'd never had an outsider find us.

( Exhales sharply ) She's no outsider.

Go on. Show her.

( High-pitched tone )

Vibrations.

Where did you learn that?

From you.

At Afterlife.

In 30 years.

We're from the future, and I know how that sounds, but it's...

( Sighs )

... it's the truth.

I, um...

I had a feeling I...

I knew you.

There's something... so familiar.

Your gift... it's a lot like...

♪ ♪

Nathaniel took that from you.

It almost killed me.

It's knowledge of the future that led him to us, that he used to warp Kora's mind and turn her against me.

♪ ♪

Were you close with her?

Inseparable.

She clung to my leg for the first three years.

Shy, sweet girl.

What changed?

Terrigenesis.

I thought she was ready, but...

Kora lost control.

There were accidents.

The more I tried to help, the more she pulled away.

That must be hard.

Being so close to someone and not being able to reach them.

The others... they wanted her gone.

But they don't see what I do.

Kora has a... a good heart.

She's worth saving.

Well, she's lucky to have you.

My power has allowed me to live a long life.

I used to think it was my greatest gift, but I was wrong.

It was her.

♪ ♪

Um... sorry.

Did I say something?

Uh...

Growing up, I...

I never knew my mom.

And when I finally found her... uh... she wasn't who I'd hoped she would be.

She hurt you.

I can't speak to your mother's reasons, but for me... sometimes, trying to do the right thing comes out all wrong.

♪ ♪

( Energy crackles )

( Grunts )

( Sighs )

We're here.

Nailed it! Yoo!

More like third time's a charm.

Hey. I saw these guys open up for Twisted Sister.

You've had yourself a day, but it's not over yet.

We're gonna have to split up. Are you ready?

If the job was easy, it wouldn't be any fun.

♪ ♪

( Handcuffs clatter )

Coulson.

Hang in there. We're leaving.

The door.

You let me worry about that.

This room was built to hold powerful Inhumans.

Yeah?

And I'm about to bust us out of here.

Watch.

It's gonna be super-satisfying.

You can't get us out.

But maybe I can.

( Grunts )

Save your energy. You're too weak.

( Inhales sharply )

The other Inhumans...

I can't let this happen to them.

Gordon, wait!

( Energy crackles )

It's okay. You're gonna be alright.

You're hilarious.

♪ ♪

Who the hell are you?

Melinda May!

Blast from the future!

It's your old buddy... John Garrett.

Same rugged good looks... just... maybe a little less rugged.

How'd you find this place, John?

Well, my pal Nate told me how to find it.

He's around here somewhere.

( Energy crackles )

( Crash )

( Groans )

( Inhales sharply )

I know where I'm going, but the landing part's a little tricky.

Coulson called it teleporting.

Gordon.

What are you doing here?

Planning a little road trip.

Looking for an open-minded gal to tag along.

Thought you'd never ask.

( Chuckles ) Oh, sorry, babe.

You ain't who I'm... ( Groans )

( Both grunting )

♪ ♪

Oh, right.

Bye.

( Energy crackles )

( Grunts )

( Energy crackles )

Whoa.

( Groans )

Daisy, do you copy?

Daisy, come in.

May, what's wrong?

John Garrett's here with Nathaniel, and they have Gordon's powers.

Get Jiaying someplace safe.

We have to go.

♪ ♪

I've been looking all over for you.

♪ ♪

Mack: Coulson.

Gordon?

The Inhumans are being held in a room down that way.

Alright.

( Inhales sharply )

Better call Yo-Yo.

Yo... Yo...

Still not used to that.

May radio'd. Nathaniel's at the Lighthouse.

He's with John Garrett.

I'll explain on the way back.

Okay.

Yo-Yo and I will get the hostages out.

Find Kora. We'll meet back at the Quinjet.

I got a feeling she might be expecting that.

Malick's got guards up ahead.

No problem.

Hey, dummy!

Do your thing.

( Blade slices )

Aah!

( Groaning )

( Grunts )

It's okay. You're safe.

For the record, I'm digging the upgrade.

Alright. Let's get you out of here.

Don't shoot.

The two of us in here?

You want to bring the whole of River's End down on our heads?

Give me a reason.

Where's Kora? What have you done with her?

Sorry. Kora couldn't make it.

But she sends her best.

And don't you look at me like that.

You still have Daisy.

Isn't one daughter enough?

( Laughs )

Oh. Y-You didn't know.

Wow. It's like a season finale of "Dallas" around here.

I'm sorry.

I wanted to tell you, but I...

What you said about your mother... you were talking about me.

It's...

It's okay.

I hurt you?

But I would never...

It's actually a riveting story.

See, Hydra just cuts you all to bits.

You're left for dead, your powers stolen.

That part, you both have in common now.

Daisy grows up alone.

Sad.

Finds you eventually, but by then, you're all militant and she's with S.H.I.E.L.D....

Stop it.

You're on opposite sides.

So you start to drain the life out of her.

Enough.

And it's working.

You're about to kill her.

But guess who steps in to crush your spine.

Dear old...

( Rumbling )

Enough!

( Exhales sharply )

Nice quake.

I'd give it a B.

B-plus.

Definitely room for improvement.

( Rumbling )

♪ ♪

( Coughs )

If you haven't done the math, I've had these powers a lot longer than you have.

( Crackling )

Leave my daughter alone.

( Groans, breathing heavily )

( Crackling continues )

( Both grunt )

Stay back.

I won't say it again.

Mom, no!

( Rumbling )

( Crunch )

Well, I guess she won't live forever.

And you won't live at all.

( Rumbling )

♪ ♪

( Electricity crackling )

♪ ♪

( Grunts )

( Rumbling stops )

( Breathing heavily )

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

If he's not here for Jiaying, what's he after?

Who's this Garrett fella, anyway?

( Energy crackles )

There you are!

Sousa, shoot him!

( Energy crackles )

( Gunshots )

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

( Footsteps approaching )

♪ ♪

Kora.

Turn around.

Slowly.

Agent Coulson.

I've been waiting.

The rest of your gang is gone.

They abandoned you.

Garrett moved them off somewhere else.

I wanted to come with you.

Meet my sister.

You know, Sibyl told me all about her...

( Weapon fires )

♪ ♪

May: Nathaniel killed Jiaying. I don't understand, but he didn't want her power at all. I'm still trying to find where he went, and Garrett's MIA, too.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

They took Simmons.

( Energy crackles )

Where's Deke?

( Grunts )

May: Deke, come in. Deke.

( Humming )

Deke, come in. Where are you?

( Switches click )

( Engine starts )

♪ ♪

Deke Shaw, answer your radio!

May, where are we going?

We're not going anywhere. You are.

The Zephyr's been hijacked.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

We'll return in a moment.

Garrett: Today just keeps getting better and better.

First, superpowers, now a spaceship.

Can I get a "best day ever"?!

Best day ever!

If duct tape doesn't work, I can liquify a femur or two.

It's your call.

( Latches click )

Why am I here? What do you want?

My pal Sibyl ran the numbers, and every outcome where we don't come out on top has one thing in common.

Fitz.

He's gotten in our way long enough.

And now you're gonna take us to him.

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