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Ward's betrayal and HYDRA's shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson's team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed.


Roxann Dawson


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Bill Paxton ... John Garrett
J. August Richards ... Mike Peterson / Deathlok
B.J. Britt ... Antoine Triplett
David Conrad ... Ian Quinn
Ruth Negga ... Raina
Austin Lyon ... Teenage Grant Ward
Glenn Morshower ... General Jacobs
Paul Elia ... Diaz
Joel Johnstone ... Ott


Ward's betrayal and HYDRA's shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson's team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed.

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Release Date:

6 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Coulson uncovers the Cybertek files on the Deathlok program, he notes how the program goes back to the 90's. The original Deathlok (Luther Manning) was introduced in 1974, but set in a post-apocalyptic future of 1990. The second Deathlok (John Kelly) was introduced in his own comic series in July 1990. See more »


Agent Ward takes aim at a deer from a distance of 1800 meters with a TAC-50 rifle. The image of the deer almost completely fills his telescopic rifle scope. The scope he is using is not nearly powerful enough to magnify the image of the deer to that size. See more »


Skye: You know, I never gave you enough credit for this whole zen-warrior thing. But I got to admit, it'd be nice to feel nothing right now.
Melinda May: You think I don't feel anything?
Skye: Look at you. You're a statue. And you and Ward had a thing. So if anyone should be furious...
Melinda May: I'm furious. But I'm sure as hell not gonna waste it on a tantrum. I'm gonna mine it, save it... and when we find Ward, I'm gonna use every bit of it to take him down.
Skye: Wish I knew how to use that hate-fu.
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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
Written by Bear McCreary
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7 February 2019 | by noorea-85147See all my reviews

Amazing episode! The Flashbacks were great, the kid they cast as young Ward was spot on! kudos to the casting people! I love how the flashback added context to the Ward- Garret dynamic, and how it is playing out in modern day. I also love the stuff with Fitzsimmons and how Fitz continues to see the good in people (heartbreaking with hindsight), May and Coulson posing as Fitzsimmons is halrious...this episode sets up the finale quite well.

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