Leo Fitz: No! You do not touch that! Two semesters minimum of holographic engineering before you touch this!
Skye: All right, All right. I get it. I didn't go to your stupid SHIELD Hogwarts or whatever. I'm gonna go upstairs. And I'm gonna do my own research on my computer. My boring, old, flat computer.
Skye: You can catch a lot more flies with honey than with napalm. Just saying.
Skye: Just let me go in and talk to her, sir, as a friend.
Phil Coulson: I can't let you do that. It's too dangerous.
Skye: She's not dangerous. She's nice like, overly nice. She never misses a birthday post to her friends, runs the youth program at her church, rescues dogs. Hannah's a safety inspector not just because she's detail-oriented, but because she...
Phil Coulson: She genuinely cares.
Skye: Right. And someone with that much empathy being responsible for that much loss of life, she's devastated, spouting nonsense about god punishing her for...
Melinda May: People believe what they need to believe to justify their actions.
Skye: Is that how you justify your shoot-first policy? At least let me try to repair *that* damage.
Phil Coulson: I'll lose the tie. If she is telekinetic, I don't want to have a noose around my neck.
Jemma Simmons: There's no principal that would support Telekinesis.
Leo Fitz: Not yet. We did believe for a bit, though, remember? Freshman year? When Sally Webber made the books fall off the table in neurobiology?
Jemma Simmons: Oh, well, that was a particularly cruel prank.
Leo Fitz: You screamed like a girl.
Jemma Simmons: I am a girl!
Phil Coulson: This is a delicate situation. We don't know what kind of danger this woman poses, so I'll make initial contact with Agents Ward and May.
Skye: It's a delicate situation, so you're bringing along warm *and* fuzzy?
Melinda May: I don't mean to scare you, I just need to use you as bait.
Hannah: Well, that's comforting.
Skye: A telekinetic? I thought they didn't exist.
Phil Coulson: We never verified one. That's why we're going to Batesville to conduct an index asset evaluation and intake.
Skye: Does that mean we talk to her and see if she has powers?
Phil Coulson: Basically.
Skye: Well that needs a better name. Less IRS, more... better. Something like "the welcome wagon".
Tobias: I was trying to protect you from them, trying to atone from my sin. Hannah, please, maybe if you forgive me, I won't go to hell.
Hannah: Only God can forgive you.
Melinda May: And he won't. You can't undo what's been done. That will be with you forever. But trying to hold onto this life, clinging to the person you thought you could be - that's hell.
Jemma Simmons: All I can tell from these brain waves is that she's upset.
Skye: You need a computer for that?
Leo Fitz: Things got out of hand. May sorted it out. She's the Cavalry.
Skye: Where does that name come from, anyway?
Leo Fitz: You don't know?
Jemma Simmons: Didn't Ward tell you?
[Skye shakes her hand]
Jemma Simmons: Of course not. You spent no time at the academy. It's quite a story.
Skye: Yeah, well, Ward isn't exactly a chatty S. O.
Leo Fitz: Well, imagine if you will a heavily secured compound. Manama, Bahrain. Multiple S. H. I. E. L. D. agents are taken hostage, tortured for information. May's mission: eliminate the threat.
Skye: You mean kill people.
Jemma Simmons: Not people: entire squads of mercenaries; almost 100.
Leo Fitz: More than 100.
Jemma Simmons: More than 100 men, heavily armed. Her vehicle got totaled, so she rode in.
Leo Fitz: And, um, she had a M249 in each hand.
Jemma Simmons: Right. In each hand. And she rode in on a horse.
Leo Fitz: Hence the name
Leo Fitz: the Cavalry.
Skye: Is this real?
Jemma Simmons: She eliminated the enemy threat single-handedly.
Leo Fitz: She saw a lot of hurt that day.
Skye: Is that why she's so...
Jemma Simmons: Happy?
Phil Coulson: Ward, take a firearm. Escort Fitz-Simmons downstairs, assess the damage, get us up and running.
Jemma Simmons: Wait. Guys, um where's Fitz?
Leo Fitz: [Cut to Fitz, locked in a closet] Hello? Can anybody hear me? What the hell's happening? Did we crash? Who was screaming? This is not funny, Jemma, if this is a prank. This is a prank.
Hannah: Do you believe in god?
Skye: Honestly? Not really.
Hannah: Well, I do. And I know that he's punishing me, and I deserve it.
Skye: No. No, you don't. No one does. I had a few nuns around me growing up, and they would talk like that, scaring kids with stories of god's wrath. It made me not want to believe. The only words that stuck with me were something that sister McKenna said from the Bible, I think. She said, "god is love. " It's simple and it's a little sappy, but that's the version I like. God is love the thing that holds us together. And if that's true, I don't think he would punish you for making a mistake. I think he'd forgive a mistake.
Grant Ward: We're here, sir. Where'd you go?
Phil Coulson: We were attacked, locked in, then the guy disappeared.
Leo Fitz: Hey, that's our story.
Grant Ward: That isn't a word in our language.
Jemma Simmons: Our language? You mean the English language, first spoken in England?
Phil Coulson: [after May tranqs Hannah] So much for the welcome wagon.
Skye: Sir, can it be me to talk to Hannah? Her life has been turned upside down, and we stuck her in a nightmare box. She thinks she's being punished. Can I please be the one to deliver the good news?
Grant Ward: That a non-corporeal madman is hunting her?
Skye: I should be with Hannah, anyway. No wonder she keeps screaming in there. You keep sending in the Cavalry, you're bound to get a reaction like that.
Phil Coulson: Don't don't call her that.
Skye: Why not? No normal person can shoot 100 Bahrain...
Phil Coulson: That's not how it went down.
Skye: Whatever, 20. I just I don't understand...
Phil Coulson: She didn't have a gun. None of us did.
[Skye perks up]
Phil Coulson: And it wasn't a rescue or an assault, whatever they say at the academy these days. We were the welcome wagon. And it went South.
Skye: How many...?
Phil Coulson: Plenty. A civilian girl and a few of our guys were stuck inside a building, being held by the followers of this gifted individual or worshippers. We never found out.
Skye: May did.
Phil Coulson: She took it upon herself to get them out. Said she could fix the problem. So she went in, crossed off the enemy force. Didn't say how.
Skye: Did she lose anyone in there?
Phil Coulson: Herself.