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

Season 1 Episode 19

The Only Light in the Darkness

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 22, 2014 on ABC
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Episode Summary


The life of Coulson's true love is threatened by HYDRA and the team has to undertake a perilous mission to save her. Meanwhile, Grant tries to get close to Skye and convince her to decrypt the hard drive, but discovers that there's an unexpected complication.

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  • Skye realises that Ward is a hydra murderer!

    Skye realises that Ward is a hydra murderer!
  • Next!

    Okay, now I'm FINALLY waiting for the next episodes. Before, it was like... hey, there's a new one, I might as well waste time. I'm so glad this show turned out the way it did, albeit after (I'm assuming) losing many viewers who lost interest after the dreadful first several episodes. Good job.

  • The Only Light

    I still suspect they will figure out a way for Ward to really be "good" and for his sins to be forgiven, but I can ignore that if SHIELD continues delivering strong episodes like we had here.

    They had a slasher film vibe with Skye running from Ward, they said some solid comedy from Patton Oswalt, and they had us wondering what will happen next week. Not much more you could ask for.moreless
  • No turning back?

    It was lovely to meet Coulson's cellist. And Amy was a lovely choice for her. I hope we will get to see her again.

    So the dreaded love triangle is gonna be between Fitz, Simmonsand Triplett? I like the idea of romantic FitzSimmons but I hate love triangles. So far they seem to be going the unrequited route. Thoug it's hard to say as right now we are at teh realization stage. And Iain is doing a really great job.

    May leaving was an interesting turn. And the way Coulson was treating her, though somewhat understandable if petty, made me with for her to kick his ass. I hope she does at least a little before the season ends. I can't wait for her and maria Hill to meet. And her Mom is cool. She can stay.

    I loved the scenes with the lie detector. And I wonder whether Skye's state issued name was a dig at the fans complaining about the character.

    Who I'm really afraid for though is Ward. I felt like with killing Eric he crossed a line and they don't plan on redeeming him. Which makes me very sad. It is really interesting now as I cannot really believe anything he says. Though I do believe he came form an extremely abusive household. And I do believe he has feelings for her. I'm not sure how I should read him passing the lie detector. The machine picked up his lies. He did say the truth about Skye though. He was there to get information from her after all.

    Skye is now in the know. And the team is split. They are gearing up for a grand finale it seems. I hope they don't disappoint.moreless
  • Awesome

    damn that was an awesome episode.

    And to the mightthor below me, how much did u get paid to give the bad review?

    this show is awesome.

    So accept, stay silent and move on!
Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan

Marcus Daniels

Guest Star

Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Audrey Nathan

Guest Star

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Agent Eric Koenig

Guest Star

BJ Britt

BJ Britt

Agent Antoine Triplett

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Grant: As soon as I had the upper hand, I put two in the back of his head.
      Fitz: Good.
      Grant: One for me, one from you.
      Triplett: I would have emptied the mag.

    • Skye: Quinn is the least scary of the bunch and he shot me. Twice.
      Coulson: Quinn is more of a sociopath. Most of those inmates are full blown psychopaths. Violent. Impulsive.
      Skye: And some with superpowers. Lovely.

    • Coulson: Marcus Daniels was an assistant at a physics lab where they were trying to harness the electrical power of something called Darkforce. And nothing bad happens when you work with something called "Darkforce."

    • Grant: Everything's falling apart around us. we don't know how it will end. If there's something you want to tell her, don't wait.
      Fitz: Maybe Simmons should check you for a head injury, 'cause that's not the Ward that I know.
      Grant: You know what? Do what you want. I don't care.
      Fitz: Good to have you back.

    • Jemma: How can you be sure he's going to Portland?
      Coulson: Daniels was obsessed with a woman there. He called her his only light in the darkness.
      Jemma: That's almost romantic! (Fitz stares) Almost.

    • Koenig: The NSA. You want to hack the NSA? That's a bad idea, Skye. That's a terrible idea. The NSA's already got S.H.I.E.L.D. on its watch list. Why poke the bear--the big, scary, waterboarding bear?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 22, 2014 on CTV
      Australia: April 30, 2014 on Seven
      Denmark: May 5, 2014 on Kanal 5
      UK: May 9, 2014 on Channel 4
      Ireland: May 11, 2014 on RTE TWO
      New Zealand: June 29, 2014 on 2
      Finland: September 7, 2014 on Fox


    • Jemma: The TARDIS.
      Referencing the long-running British science fiction program, Doctor Who. The title character's time-space vehicle, the TARDIS, has a chameleon circuit that makes it appear in the shape of a 1960s English police box, and is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.