3:30 pm EDT, March 21, 2017

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ goes Hydra in new posters and stills

Inhumans beware! Hydra is rising in new posters and stills from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×16.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on April 4 with its final story pod of the season. The pod begins with an episode titled “What If…” and it’s that exact question that this new information begins to elucidate.

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Hey, spoiler alert: Everything is terrible!

New in-world posters from ABC reveal that, shockingly, a world dominated by Hydra is not one brimming with compassion and tolerance. Instead, Hydra’s propaganda blends the imagery of real-world bigotry and suppression with blatant anti-Inhuman prejudice.

In the Framework, allegiances will be shifted. Prepare for a new world order. #AgentsofSHIELD

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Citizens of the bizarre Framework reality are urged to maintain vigilance against Inhumans. Words like “Sanitation” and “New World Order” are speckled ominously across the images.

“Harboring one,” a poster warns, “Betrays all.”

All in all, it looks like Daisy and Simmons are going to have a lot on their plates when they wake up in this nightmarish dystopia with absolutely no connection to our reality whatsoever.

New stills from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×16 do suggest a bright side, though. Fitz still looks really good in a suit.

“Hail the New World Order!” ABC’s synopsis says of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×16. “Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×16, “What If…” airs Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your predictions for Hydra’s takeover in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×16?

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