Phil Coulson: They couldn't have a psychic. They're not on the index. They're a myth.
Skye: So is Thor.
Mike Peterson: They tried to take it off of me at the sci-ops facility. Realized they couldn't do it without killing me.
Jemma Simmons: I'm afraid we're terribly curious. How did they stabilize the Extremis in you?
Leo Fitz: And keep you from exploding?
Jemma Simmons: Yeah.
Mike Peterson: Oh, that wasn't them. That was you two.
Leo Fitz: Come again?
Jemma Simmons: What's that?
Mike Peterson: Your gun. It somehow froze me right at the moment I was about to explode., helped my body absorb the serum, stabilize. Your weapon saved my life.
Jemma Simmons: [scoffs] Well...
Mike Peterson: All that, and it didn't leave a scar, so...
Jemma Simmons: Well, I...
Leo Fitz: Well, I should think not.
Jemma Simmons: Yeah, we couldn't have that, could we? It would be a shame if, especially if you're so, well, formed and symmetrical.
Jemma Simmons: [to Leo] Wh-when did you stop talking?
Leo Fitz: About three embarrassing sentences ago.
Melinda May: You taking a punch for me. I don't need your protection.
Grant Ward: You think I don't know that? I took that punch because you're faster than me. You can do more good on your feet. It was tactical not personal.
Melinda May: My mistake.
Grant Ward: I'm not some recruit who can't separate church from state. I'm on the same page as you. So don't flatter yourself.
Phil Coulson: [Talking about his last girlfriend] She was a cellist, second chair. Portland Symphony; saw her play whenever I was in town. Ever see a beautiful woman play the cello?
Grant Ward: No.
Phil Coulson: It's something else. She laughed at my jokes, too, which was a very nice bonus.
Phil Coulson: Mr. Peterson, this agent Grant Ward. He's the man who shot you at Union Station. Fitz, Simmons designed the weapon he used, and I think you remember...
[interrupted by Skye]
Skye: [nodding with huge smile] ... kidnap victim.
Mike Peterson: Agent Coulson?
Phil Coulson: Mr. Peterson, if you could put that bulldozer back where you found it... we need you to suit up.
Grant Ward: I'm just saying this could easy go sideways. The last time we saw this guy he was a raging homicidal manic
[Mike walks up]
Grant Ward: He's standing right behind me, isn't he?
Edison Po: I spoke with the Clairvoyant.
Edison Po: I'll share the information when the time is right.
Raina: I would love to hear much more than just information. Will you tell me what he's like?
Edison Po: Never.
[Raina looks slightly downcast]
Edison Po: The last person who tried to learn these things got a knife for it. I don't want to have to do that again, Raina. You have such pretty eyes.
Phil Coulson: Edison Po, former Marine, expert in tactics and rapid response. Fell off the grid in '08, reappeared 18 months ago at a diner in Boston.
Grant Ward: Where he stabbed a friend's eyes out.
Phil Coulson: With a steak knife and finished his meal.
Skye: That's funny. Po doesn't look crazy. I'm kidding. The guy's a walking mug shot.
Grant Ward: Not sure why you wanted to go with the lottery story, sir. It's a tough sell.
Phil Coulson: Exactly. Nothing makes people more suspicious than a handsome man offering them free money.
Skye: It would be a lot shorter if I could access more files. Maybe remove my internet nanny. I'm talking about my track bracelet.
Phil Coulson: I got that.
Skye: So you'll take it off?
Phil Coulson: No.
Phil Coulson: I asked May to look into SHIELD's more restricted files.
Skye: I was kind of hoping to keep this private.
Phil Coulson: Agent May specializes in private.
Phil Coulson: Katherine Shane?
Skye: Do you know her?
Phil Coulson: We ran a few ops together in the '90s. Smart, resourceful. Had a soft spot for Truffaut movies.
Skye: Easy there, charm school.
Phil Coulson: [Watching a video of men breaking into a prison by smashing through the roof] At 08-00 hours, three men infiltrated the Havenworth federal penitentiary.
Skye: Infiltrated? More like cannonballed.
Mike Peterson: Agent Coulson, Agent May.
[May says nothing and turns away coldly]
Phil Coulson: Last time you saw her, you threw her into a brick wall.
Mike Peterson: Right.
Mike Peterson: First time around, I wasn't who I wanted to be, but now I get it. Having all this it's a privilege. And training to be an agent, working with SHIELD, it's me trying to do better, trying to be better. I just need you to give me a shot.
Phil Coulson: Everyone deserves a second chance. But let me be clear: there will not be a third.
Phil Coulson: Their technology keeps advancing at a disturbingly rapid pace. They must have endless manpower, resources.
Skye: And someone with a *fat* wallet.
Jemma Simmons: Po's the strategist. Raina's the recruiter. Perhaps this Clairvoyant's the money.
Leo Fitz: That makes sense. If I could see the future, I'd go straight to Las Vegas.
Grant Ward: [May comes up to him at the plane's bar] I'll pour you a Scotch.
Melinda May: Don't ever do that again!
Grant Ward: ...Brandy, then?
Phil Coulson: Whatever this is, whatever you think you're doing, it won't work. I won't give you what you want.
Raina: You will. And we want is simple. We want you to tell us about the day after you died.
Melinda May: [Watching a prison video of Raina and Po] Can we hear the conversation?
Skye: That's the bummer there was no audio, but it's not a total loss. I was able to use SHIELD's lip-reading program
Skye: because we have one of those!
[May gives her a look]
Skye: [Continuing] It didn't work on the girl because she never looks up at the camera, but Po did once and it caught this...
Edison Po: The Clairvoyant does not like to be touched.
Skye: I wrote that down, so we don't have to hear that again. Ever.