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

Season 1 Episode 18

Providence

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 2014 on ABC
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Col. Glenn Talbot pursues Coulson's team as they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s darkest secrets.

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Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Agent Eric Koenig

Guest Star

Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan

Marcus Daniels

Guest Star

Rich Paul

Rich Paul

Agent 1

Guest Star

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

Agent John Garrett

Recurring Role

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

Raina

Recurring Role

Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

US Air Force Colonel Glenn Talbot

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Raina: So you're a liar. You're a fraud.
      Garrett: An artist. A con artist, perhaps, but an artist all the same.

    • Coulson: Skye, please, tell me something good.
      Skye: We have Internet.
      Coulson: Yay. And, boy, have I lowered my expectations.

    • Fridge Agent: How the hell did Hydra know that you were coming?
      Garrett: We told them. (Grant shoots the agents)
      Grant: A little warning next time. They had automatic weapons.
      Garrett: I couldn't resist. It was too good a line.

    • Agent Kaminsky: Hail Hydra!
      Garrett: All right, all right, put your arms down, Kaminsky. You look like a West Texas cheerleader in a pep rally.

    • Coulson: There's got to be something here! This means something! This has to mean something. The world needs us! Hydra is out there. We cannot let them win! We cannot let them define us! Do you understand that? We are not agents of nothing, we are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and that still carries weight! It has to carry weight. After everything we've been through, that carries weight!

    • Coulson: What's with the windows?
      Koenig: Supposed to make the isolation more bearable. Every day of the week, different view. Wednesday's pretty terrific if you like topless beaches.

    • Ian Quinn: You. You have to be kidding me. I've been in a cell smaller than my shoe closet. I wasn't allowed to eat with a fork, which would have been worse if I'd been allowed to eat anything but meatloaf!

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 15, 2014 on CTV
      Denmark: April 28, 2014 on Kanal 5
      Australia: April 30, 2014 on Seven
      UK: May 2, 2014 on Channel 4
      Ireland: May 4, 2014 on RTE TWO
      New Zealand: June 22, 2014 on 2
      Finland: September 7, 2014 on FoxFinland: September 7, 2014 on FoxFinland: September 7, 2014 on Fox
      Finland: September 7, 2014 on Fox

    • Ward mentions Johnny Horton, a criminal who gave himself lion paws for hands. In the comics, Johnny Horton is the supervillain Griffin.

    • The episode aired at a special time of 9/8 central.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Fitz: Okay, have you even read Moby-Dick?
      Referencing the 1851 novel by Herman Melville titled Moby-Dick (originally The Whale). The story is based around Captain Ahab's obsessive hunt for Moby-Dick, the whale who cost him his leg and who eventually kills him.

    • Koenig: We're racking up major Call of Duty hours.
      Referencing the video game franchise with first- and third-person shooters. The game is initially set during World War II, but has expanded into the Modern Warfare version as well. It has spawned a number of sequels and expansions, and can be played on one's own or as part of a team.

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