Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tuesday 9:00 PM on ABC
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 21

    S.O.S. Part 1

    Airs 5/12/15

  • S 2 : Ep 20


    Airing Tomorrow

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    The Dirty Half Dozen

    Aired 4/28/15

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    Frenemy of My Enemy

    Aired 4/21/15

  • S 2 : Ep 17


    Aired 4/14/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clark Gregg

    Phil Coulson

  • Ming-Na

    Melinda May

  • Brett Dalton

    Grant Ward

  • Chloe Bennet


  • Iain De Caestecker

    Leo Fitz

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  • Based on Marvel's fictional government organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. It shows that not all heroes have to be super. Agent Phil Coulson (The Avengers) recruits a new team to go into the field and handle any cases involving the strange and the bizarre. Accompanying him are solo field agent Grant Ward, field agent turned desk jockey Melinda May, and British scientists Leo Fitz and Gemma Simmons. Coulson soon recruits a civilian computer hacker known only as Skye, a mystery woman with an unknown past.moreless

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  • Quotes (211)

    • Skye: The secret is out. For decades, your organization stayed in the shadows, hiding the truth, but now we know—they're among us. Heroes... and monsters. The world is full of wonders.

    • Skye: We can't explain everything we see. But our eyes are open. So what now? There are no more shadows for you to hide in. Something impossible just happened. What are you going to do about it?

    • Agent Hill: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?
      Grant: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
      Agent Hill: And what does that mean to you?
      Grant: It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out S.H.I.E.L.D.

    • Grant: What changed?
      Agent Hill: Everything's changing. A little while ago, most people went to bed thinking that the crazier thing in the world was a billionaire in a flying military suit. Then aliens invaded New York and were beaten back by, among others, a giant green monster, a costumed hero from the 50's, and a god.
      Grant: I don't think he's a god.
      Agent Hill: Well, you haven't been near his arms.

    • Coulson: (stepping out of the shadows) Sorry--that corner was really dark and I couldn't help myself. I think there's a bulb out.

    • Agent Hill: Well, the death of a common ally is an effective team builder.
      Coulson: Plus, it wasn't that much of a stretch. I stopped breathing for about 40 seconds.
      Agent Hill: Eight. It gets longer every time you tell it.
      Coulson: Yeah, well you get shanked by the Asgardian Mussolini, you can tell it your way. I was looking at the big white light and it felt like a lot longer than eight seconds.

    • Coulson: Agent Hill did a very detailed assessment of your last three missions. Combat, top grades. Espionage, she gave you the highest marks since Romanoff. Under people skills she drew a... I think it's a little poop with knives sticking out of it.
      Grant: What?
      Coulson: That's bad, right?

    • Agent Hill: It was a porcupine. It was not a poop. It just means he...
      Coulson: No, I'm pretty sure.

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    Notes (69)

    • Injoke: The birth day and month on Mike's card is the same as the actor playing him, J. August Richards. The character he plays is six years younger, however.

    • Special Thanks: Jim Steranko, Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch, Lou D'Esposito

    • Injoke: Skye's line about "With great power..." is a reference by the writers to one of Marvel's Spiderman character's best-known lines, first used in Amazing Fantasy #15.

    • Injoke: Jemma's comments about a "journey into mystery" is a writers' joke about Journey Into Mystery, the Marvel comic where Thor made his first appearance in 1962.

    • The pilot episode brought in 11.9 million viewers, making it ABC's most-watched debut in four years.

    • Thanks to the boosted budget for the pilot, the scenes in Paris were actually filmed in Paris.

    • International Airdates:
      UK: September 27, 2013 on Channel 4
      Finland: March 9, 2014 on Fox

    • Samuel L. Jackson is credited as Special Appearance by.

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    Trivia (6)

    • When Ward it looking for the helicopter in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is shown behind him, then again in front of him when he takes off.

    • Although the episode is shot in actual location in the Stockholm subway, they are not using the correct train. When shot from the outside it's the real train but from inside it's not. Stockholm trains do not have the seats along the sides, so that people faces each other. An the seats are padded with real fabric. The chart of the subway lines looks to be the real lines but not the chart that is used in the real trains.

    • Batesville, UT is an actual town located in Utah's Tooele county.  However, in 1887, the name of the town was changed from Batesville to Erda.

    • There is a Ohio University, but no University of Ohio as presented here.

    • Trivia: We find out that Melinda's middle name is Qiaolian and Grant's middle name is Douglas.

    • Trivia: The first name of Skye's father, Cal, is revealed. Skye's birth name of Daisy is also given. (see Notes)

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    Allusions (34)

    • Jemma: I'm not Hermione. I can't create instant paralysis with that.
      Referencing Hermoine Granger, the primary female protagonist in the Harry Potter series. She is Muggle (non-wizard) born but despite that displays a comprehensive knowledge of most forms of magic despite her relative age. She is close friends with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.

    • Skye: Hunger Games?
      Referencing the 2008 novel, the first in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is set in the distant future and has one district, The Capital, dominating 12 districts and forcing them to send youngsters from ages 12-18 to fight in a gladiatorial-survival game set in a wilderness environment. The first novel was made into a movie in 2012.

    • Fitz: And you know, maybe I could have done the whole "James Bond in mid-air" thing...
      Referencing the fictional spy James Bond, code number 007, created by author Ian Fleming in 1953. Bond has gone on to be the feature character in numerous movies featuring several different actors, the first movie being Dr. No in 1962. Most of the movies start with a stunt-filled spectacular, and the 1979 movie Moonraker features a battle between Bond and a villain fighting over a parachute in mid-air.

    • Skye: This guy makes Captain America look like "The Dude" The Big Lebowski?
      Referencing the 1998 Coen brothers' cult classic, The Big Lebowski (1998), starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. In the film, title character Jeffrey Lebowski (also referred to as "The Dude") frequently uses the catchphrase "The Dude abides" to indicate his acceptance of something.

    • Skye: I didn't go to your stupid S.H.I.E.L.D. Hogwarts or whatever.
      Referencing Hogwarts School of Magic, presided over by headmaster Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Magic. The school is found in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels about the title character and boy sorcerer.

    • Skye: The Tin Man has a heart after all.
      Referencing L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and subsequent movie adaptation in 1939. The Tin Man is seeking a heart, and travels to the city of Oz to obtain it from the Wizard. Accompanying him are the Scarecrow (seeking brains) and the Cowardly Lion (seeking courage).

    • Garrett: Just hope it's not the Amazing Kreskin.
      Referencing the stage name of the famous mentalist, George Joseph Kresge. Kreskin had two shows in the 70s where he demonstrated his abilities, and was a regular on talk shows in the same period. He has remained active since then, making yearly predictions and demonstrating his ability to "cold read."

    • Jemma: Brilliant deduction, Dr. Watson.
      Referencing the friend colleague of the famous fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Sherlock Holmes is a consulting British detective who lives at 221B Baker Street. His roommate, partner, and chronicler is Dr. John H. Watson, a former Army surgeon.

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  • Fan Reviews (135)
  • The show needs....

    By Cat_Scratch, Apr 27, 2015

  • thing about last episode(s02e16) that i dont understand..

    By savanpatel54, Apr 08, 2015

  • fingerprints of marvel all over it

    By 3dsoul, Mar 12, 2015

  • Loving it!

    By RDavey83, Mar 05, 2015

  • I didn't like it... and then I did! It's enjoyable if you stick with it through the beginning...

    By urbanriot, Feb 23, 2015

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