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

Season 1 Episode 20

Nothing Personal

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2014 on ABC
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Agent Maria Hill returns to help Coulson as what's left of S.H.I.E.L.D. collapses due to the efforts of HYDRA.

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  • Nothing Personal

    They had character development here, but there also were a lot of logistical flaws. It was a necessary episode to build hype for the end of the season, but there's been better episodes this year.
  • Ward finally gets a character

    Now that Shield is in shambles this series finally gets interesting. Ward used to be a bland and boring character, but he finally gets into his own playing the bad guy. It is probably not the right thing to think, but he is much better as a bad guy and I hope he gets to be in series two as a regular and as a bad guy with some redeeming features ( his love for Skye and his loyalty to Garrett ), as a complex character is always much more interesting than either a good or an evil character.

    As someone who is new to the Shield universe I would have liked some more information about Hydra. All I know at the moment is that they are the bad guys and have infiltrated and brought down Shield. It would be great to have some flashback moments to fill in the blanks, esp in regard to Ward and Garrett. It would help to see what their motivations and goals are and why Ward thought it was a good idea to join them.

    I loved the scene in the diner, with all the dialogue which on the surface meant something other than the hidden meaning we knew was in there. That is the kind of dialogue I am expecting from Joss Whedon and I want more of it.

    Great coda at the end with Coulson finding out that he used to be charge of project Tahiti. Now we can wait with baited breath if Coulson and Skye will show any of the problems of the treatment that were mentioned. Still doesn't explain why Fury gave Coulson the treatment even though he knew that Coulson was against using it anymore on anyone.moreless
  • .

    Finally Coulson see him self. Wow great episode
  • Awesome and Hilarious..

    Man this episode was awesome and also hilarious with the car flying out the plane.

    Skye`s messed up hair and did`nt buckle up scene was hilarious!
  • Hail Hill!

    As Coulson desperately tries to save a job that defines him, Maria Hill decides to save him from himself. The Tony Stark for Coulson's Pepper Potts, she's clever, resourceful and sets his world ablaze, making Phil question his method, change his course of action and challenge the government itself for the people he cares about. Perhaps not as cute as Pepper, Coulson is every bit as supportive, courageous and slightly uncomfortable with Maria Hill's choices, which helps the two colleagues reach their goal despite their are no longer colleages or pursuing the same goal.

    Bonus points go to Leo Fitz and his emotional breakdown, he can't take Ward being Hydra, he couldn't take if Simmons were too. Mostly because he doesn't know what he would do if that were the case, neither one of them wants to find out. Probably because, much like Ward and Garret, and Coulson and Hill, they would figure it out together too.moreless
Jeris Lee Poindexter

Jeris Lee Poindexter

Older Man

Guest Star

Josh Breeding

Josh Breeding

Parking Attendant

Guest Star

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

Agent Maria Hill

Special Guest Star

Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

US Air Force Colonel Glenn Talbot

Recurring Role

J. August Richards

J. August Richards

Mike Peterson

Recurring Role

BJ Britt

BJ Britt

Agent Antoine Triplett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jemma: I wish this bunker had a bunker.

    • Coulson: Our plane is in Los Angeles. Finally, some good news.
      Computer: Perimeter defenses activated.
      Coulson: I should've knocked on wood just then.

    • Coulson: If I come out, will you shoot me? 'Cause then I won't come out.

    • Grant: I'm not a Nazi!
      Skye: Yes, you are! That is exactly what you are. It's in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Handbook, Chapter 1. The Red Skull, founder of HYDRA, was a big, fat, frickin' Nazi!

    • Grant: Do you--do you think this has been easy on me? Do you have any idea how hard it was? The sacrifices, the decisions I had to make? But I made them. Because that's what I do. I'm a survivor.
      Skye: You are a serial killer

    • Grant: Maria Hill. I kind of hoped you went down with the Triskelion.
      Maria: And I kind of hoped you weren't the duplicitous lowlife you turned out to be, but here we are.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 29, 2014 on CTV
      Australia: May 7, 2014 on Seven
      Denmark: May 12, 2014 on Kanal 5
      UK: May 16, 2014 on Channel 4
      Ireland: May 18, 2014 on RTW TWO
      New Zealand: July 6, 2014 on 2
      Finland: September 14, 2014 on FOX