Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Agents of HYDRA is a story arc that serves as the third and final pod of the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It focuses on the alternative lives the main characters have inside the Framework.
On the heels of their encounter with Ghost Rider and battling the Watchdogs to their highest ranks, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. find themselves in their most mind-bending mission yet. The heroes have been plugged into a virtual reality known as "The Framework," created by Dr. Radcliffe and Fitz. They awake to find themselves in an unrecognizable world – a world in which Hydra reigns supreme. What will become of the team as they make their way through this strange new landscape? What friends and foes will they face? And ultimately, will they ever escape and return to their real lives?
|What If...||Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With HYDRA in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.|
|Identity and Change||As Daisy and Simmons struggle to discover an escape route to the real world, the identity of the Inhuman leader of the Resistance is revealed.|
|No Regrets||The truth behind Fitz's turn could bring down all of S.H.I.E.L.D..|
|All the Madame's Men||Daisy finds herself teamed up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Aida prepares to put her ultimate end game into effect.|
|Farewell, Cruel World!||The clock is ticking for Daisy and Simmons to get the team out of the Framework, but not everyone is ready and willing to leave.|
|The Return||Coulson and the team's victory in the Framework is short-lived, as an even deadlier enemy looms against them all.|
|World's End||With the surprising emergence of Ghost Rider, Coulson and the team attempt to stop Aida from ending the world.|
- Since the characters escaped the Framework, the "Agents of HYDRA" title was not used for the last two episodes in the pod: The Return and World's End. While the title sequence for The Return features a normal "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." title, the title sequence for the season finale was changed back to the Ghost Rider pod title sequence to reference the return of Robbie Reyes.