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Carl Creel is sent after an item that was stolen from Hydra during WWII. Fitz tries to cope with his mental issues.


Vincent Misiano


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 5 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
Nick Blood ... Lance Hunter
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
B.J. Britt ... Antoine Triplett
Neal McDonough ... Dum Dum Dugan
Reed Diamond ... Daniel Whitehall
Henry Simmons ... Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie
Patton Oswalt ... Billy Koenig
Lucy Lawless ... Isabelle 'Izzy' Hartley
Adrian Pasdar ... Glenn Talbot


Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources - but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

23 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marks the first appearance of Henry Simmons as Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie. See more »


When acting as General Talbot, Agent Coulson refers to the Marine at the gate as "Soldier". As only members of the Army are referred to as Soldiers, this serviceman should have been called "Marine". See more »


Brigadier General Glenn Talbot: We witnessed the single greatest intelligence collapse in recorded history, George. We have a duty to the American people to hunt down those responsible. So, no, I don't sleep most nights.
George Stephanopoulos: General Talbot, you said you have S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel and weaponry locked in a secure facility, so is it fair to say that S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Hydra terrorists who poisoned its ranks have been defeated?
Brigadier General Glenn Talbot: The corrupt institution has been dismantled, yes. We cut down the tree, we pulled up the roots, but ...
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References Agent Carter (2015) See more »


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

An absolutely stellar star for the season, this episode establish a grim tone that will haunt the show for the rest of days, but it works! Shield is in the crossfire, held together by the willpower of few agents, those who come back from season one are changed by the months that passed, some have left? new faces arrive and some old faces return,some come and leave right away, which sucks because I liked them a lot just in that one episode! The heartbreaking stuff with Fitz is not easier on rewatch, particularly for anyone who watched past certain episodes in later seasons, because Fitz's arch and growth is a pillar of this show, it's almost uncanny watching it unfold! I also really loved the music in this episode, as well as the production design, Creel's powers are dope and Coulson's speach game was on point! so many good quotes!

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