"Absolution"/"Ascension" - It's a showdown a season in the making as S.H.I.E.L.D. takes on Hive, and when his master plan is finally revealed, the team must spring into action. Who will live, and who will die? Things heat up in the exciting two-hour season finale of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Tuesday, May 17 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.
This third season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has offered a series of game-changing episodes. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team have been more driven than ever to put an end to Gideon Malick (guest star Powers Boothe) and the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward (Brett Dalton).
No longer able to keep powered people out of the public eye, Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) and Agent Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie (Henry Simmons) pressed forward to find more Inhumans, building a team of secret warriors whose mission is to train and protect powered people. However, the growing presence of Inhumans proves to be a polarizing issue, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team has faces conflicting public opinions and defend their team from groups who have a more extreme ideology.
The divide between those who want to protect Inhumans and those who seek to destroy them is constantly widening, and Hydra, now strengthened by Grant Ward, looms once again. However, Ward is no longer the same villainous traitor that they once knew, and the team faces an all-new enemy, whose motivations, goals and strengths are unclear. Uncertain about who (or what) they are facing, the stakes for S.H.I.E.L.D. and their assembled group of Secret Warriors are higher than ever, bringing some members of the team closer together and driving others apart. Will S.H.I.E.L.D.
New faces, both friend and foe, have join the series, including Inhumans with incredible powers, such as Elena “YoYo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley), a character inspired by Marvel Comics who can move with super speed. Familiar characters will also return, such as Joey Gutierrez (Juan Pablo Raba), President Ellis (William Sadler) and Carl Creel (Brian Patrick Wade).
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.