TV Club: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes Ghost Rider’s story to a fiery conclusion

“We’re not a team that trusts. We’re not a team at all.” S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Jeffrey Mace has a knack for saying things that precipitate change. With those words, the clouds of mistrust and unease swirling around the agency’s former and current director dissipate, and the two are finally on the same page, having exhausted their respective wells of accusation and anger. They’re a team, after all—one that can march into battle and in a single salvo prevent a nuclear explosion, banish a villain to an alternate dimension, and restore Coulson’s team to full strength, Inhumans and all. Sometimes, you need to get everything into the open before you can see what needs to be done. Knowing the people around you is crucial when you’re executing a plan where almost every aspect happens in the course of one breath …

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