Ward becomes exposed to a piece of an Asgardian staff, which causes his worst memory to resurface.
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Coulson identifies Professor Randolph's pen as a "Waterfield '44 with a 14ct nib and mother of pearl inlay." If a company named Waterfield existed which made fountain pens, there appears to be no remaining evidence of it. 14ct nibs were typical for any but budget models during the era of fountain pens, making that an easy guess for Coulson. The pen in the show is made from celluloid in an iridescent pattern which is commonly called mother of pearl, but there's no inlay. Based on its limited on-screen exposure it appears to be a 1930s era Gold Bond with a lever filler (also very common at that time). Additionally, as of the episode's air date and excluding particularly rare models, a vintage fountain pen is easily within a professor's or Federal agent's salary. See more
Simmons tells Ward she's going to give him 10cc of benzodiazepine to relieve his symptoms. Problem is, there's no such individual drug. Benzodiazepine refers to an entire class of psychoactive drugs (including Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, et al.) commonly prescribed for their sedative/anxiolytic properties. The writers probably were worried about brand trademark infringement, but they could have used a generic version. See more
In ancient times, people believe the heavens were filled with gods and monsters and magical worlds. Then, as time passed, those beliefs faded into myth and folklore. But now we know the stories are true. Other worlds, with names like Asgard, do exist. And beings once revered as gods, like Thor, have returned, leaving us with more questions... an enormous mess to clean up.
References Thor: The Dark World
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
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