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While extracting a strange object out of Peru, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are taken hostage aboard their plane.


David Straiton


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Clark Gregg ... Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen ... Melinda May
Brett Dalton ... Grant Ward
Chloe Bennet ... Skye
Iain De Caestecker ... Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Jemma Simmons
Leonor Varela ... Camilla Reyes
Carlos Leal ... Archeologist
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Anthony Dilio ... Cusi
Celestino Cornielle ... Vilca (as Celestin Cornielle)


Skye is now integrated into Coulson's team as a consultant. Their next assignment is in Peru, tracking a "0-8-4", a S.H.I.E.L.D. prefix for "an object of unknown origin". Once there, the team quickly realizes that the object is actually a piece of forgotten HYDRA technology powered by Tesseract energy. Coulson meets with a former ally, Camilla Reyes and brings her onboard the team plane. Later, Reyes betrays Coulson and plans to take the HYDRA weapon for herself so she can take over Peru. The squabbling team members band together, utilizing each of their talents, and save the day. Skye receives a text message from another member of the Rising Tide and confirms her allegiance to them. Afterwards, Director Nick Fury scolds Coulson for the damage to the plane, and warns him about the risk Skye poses. Written by sudhanshu prakash

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Release Date:

1 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Coulson tells Skye that the last 0-8-4 was a hammer, he is obviously referencing Thor's hammer (Mjolnir). See more »


When the life raft is open over the hole in the plane it has a cut in it which disappears in the next shot. See more »


Grant Ward: Where's your side arm?
Melinda May: If I need a gun, I'll take one.
Grant Ward: Right, I forgot I was working with the cavalry.
Melinda May: Don't ever call me that.
Grant Ward: [after they get attacked by a bunch of commandos] Should have taken more guns.
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References Serenity (2005) See more »


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
Written by Bear McCreary
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Worse than the pilot
2 October 2013 | by erixxx-595-700801See all my reviews

When I saw the pilot, I was hugely disappointed. Crap acting, unbelievable and light weight plot, poor dialogs.

Then I saw the second episode... It is a downfall from the first. They actually made it worse. Who writes this stuff? Who produces it? Who wants to star in it? It feels so cheap, in every way possible. Nobody made the slightest attempt of presenting you with a proper TV show that is worth watching. This in a time when there are so many great TV shows. Maybe it would have worked in the eighties, when we were watching The A-Team and Dukes of Hazard.

What a shame. This should be just as good as The Avengers. Instead it is just as good as Twilight.

I will stop watching this show. I advise you to do the same.

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