If every show on TV was rolling on as many cylinders as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been in Season 4, viewers might not be able to make it through a full week of primetime without spontaneously combusting. Speaking of such heat-related acts, it appears as if the ABC comic book drama has finally locked in a point when audiences can once again watch Gabriel Luna's tragedy-driven Ghost Rider return to inflame more situations. Expect to see the fan-favorite character's skull once more for the Season 4 finale, titled "World's End."
The name "Worlds End" notably refers to just a single world, and I believe we all know that it'll be Hydra's gamechanging Framework existence going bye-bye after already doing so much interesting damage. And so it'll be extremely intriguing to know how Robbie Reyes' Ghost Rider will factor into this takedown of an alternate reality. According to the official synopsis, Ghost Rider will be making a "surprising emergence" to assist Coulson and more in pulling the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents out of the Framework. And not everyone has leaving in mind, either, which could lead to some major problems that a spirit of vengeance just can't fix.
A big reason why Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had to put the brakes on any Ghost Rider storylines is because the effects that go into his signature fiery visage were extremely expensive, meaning they had to limit what his overall impact. And he definitely served his purpose earlier on in the season, so it would have been acceptable, if not wonderful, if fans had to wait until Season 5 to watch him roar back on the scene. But it appears as if everything worked out to get him back for one last act of vengeful bravery. Now we just have to wonder how he'll be coming back.
Will he show up as an alternate, truer version of Robbie Reyes within the Framework? Someone who's into wearing icepacks on his head and driving extremely slowly and with much regard to the laws of both physics and local government? That doesn't seem as likely as him returning to the real world to help out from that side of things, and we're just hoping that his reemergence for the finale hasn't been formed in a way that kills him off permanently. Not when we're wanting that spinoff to happen.
With Gabriel Luna set to return for a hot-headed finale episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fourth season, find the supernatural-ish spy drama's last few episodes airing Tuesday nights on ABC at 10:00 p.m. ET. head to our summer TV schedule to see everything else premiering on the small screen soon.