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Girl in the Flower Dress 

Centipede kidnaps another gifted man. S.H.I.E.L.D. tries to track them down. Also, secrets about Skye are revealed.


Jesse Bochco


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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
Ruth Negga ... Raina
Louis Ozawa Changchien ... Chan Ho Yin / Scorch
Shannon Lucio ... Debbie
Austin Nichols ... Miles Lydon
Tzi Ma ... Agent Quan
Cullen Douglas ... Edison Po
Jimmy O. Yang ... Chinese Teenager #1 (as Jimmy Ouyang)
Alice Wen ... Chinese Teenager #2


Centipede kidnaps another gifted man. S.H.I.E.L.D. tries to track them down. Also, secrets about Skye are revealed.

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English | Chinese

Release Date:

22 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Actress Ruth Negga (Raina) originally auditioned for the role of Simmons. See more »


During the car chase sequence between Agent Coulson and Miles, Miles tries to initiate what he refers to as the "gridlock protocol", he does this by using his cellphone however on the screen a video play list is open, called "Act 1 Video Pla..." and the file he chooses is called "gridlock.mp4", revealing that it is a video file that will subsequently play. See more »


Debbie: We don't understand what gave you this ability, but the reason you don't burn Is because your blood platelets are fire-resistant.
Raina: Which is why we're removing them.
Chan Ho Yin: [Protesting] Raina, you said I have a gift.
Raina: And you're giving it.
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References Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) See more »


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
Written by Bear McCreary
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Oh, crap. They gave him a name.
29 July 2017 | by jhudson1725See all my reviews

Agents of Shield still tries to find solid ground and it actually is starting to see it in the horizon. They still have their goofs and mishaps, but other comic book shows like Smallville and Arrow had to find their way.

I am liking the further bonding between Skye and Ward, like in their game of Battleship in the opening. That was cute and fun. It was good that they confronted Skye's loyalty to the cause and it actually had a better emotional payoff than I thought. Skye trying to find out more than herself rather than Shield, could lead to a good, eventual payoff.

The antagonists in this episode ranged from curious to crazy. Let's start with the firestarter, Chan-Ho Yin aka Scorch. The special effects for his pyrokinetics was actually impressive as it looked very much alive as well as real. The intensity of it was cool as he incinerated an evil doctor and it actually looked disturbing. Raina on the other hand was weirdly curious in powered people but she is somehow very calming as well.

It was nice to see that Centipede is coming back as it will look like it is going to be a recurring problem in the season. We also got the name of who could be running the Centipede program, the Clairvoyant. That name is related to telepathic people which is actually very intriguing as people having ESP was a falsehood somewhat established in the previous episode.

There were some flops in this episode too. First, how the hell was Ward, a highly trained international spy, so easily made by the target. I mean he was just standing there staring at him, could he have been more obvious? Another gaff is Myles hacking into city traffic lights with an mp3 file was laughably cheesy and weird.

Probably the main thing wrong with this episode was the weirdly over sexual scene Skye in lingerie and her sort of bouncing around in them. Sure, we already established that she is really attractive, but that was really unnecessary. I will say that the chemistry between Skye and Miles was very good and believable, maybe, and I'm just spit-balling here, because the two actors started dating then and until mid 2017.

+ Good fire effects + I'm liking Skye more + Centipede is back, and maybe with a telepath - Goofy moments - Unnecessary lingerie scene

Final score: 7.3/10

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