Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)
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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


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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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Marks the debut of Carl "Crusher" Creel aka The Absorbing Man in live action media. Although in Hulk (2003), Bruce Banner's father gained a similar ability. See more »


When the car driven by Idaho hits Carl Creel and overturns, Creel and the car had started at the same location, but he was waiting for them, despite being on foot and not knowing which direction they had headed, and the car had been driven for several minutes. See more »


Leo Fitz: Look at Koenig, running analysis. Well, it looks like we've got our new golden boy.
Jemma Simmons: "New"? As opposed to the original?
Leo Fitz: Yes! Me. And I've been sidelined.
Jemma Simmons: No. Well, I mean, maybe, but in the way that a player is sidelined due to injury in a football match.
Leo Fitz: Football or American football?
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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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That's how we have to live the shadows
7 August 2017 | by jhudson-11704See all my reviews

Agents of Shield returns and it comes back with a new tone, some new cast, familiar faces and a new threat. And for the most part, it works.

Let's start with the new tone in the show. Shield basically doesn't exist anymore so they operate in the shadows and its even more intriguing because they don't have the money and manpower available to them in the first season. I also love how Skye is an actual field agent rather than a hacker.

With a new season, comes some new cast members. We have Agent Mack, an engineer who's built like a tank, Hunter, a merc with a mouth yet not Deadpool, Hartley, played by Lucy fricking Lawless, and Idaho, who is there. Half of these don't make it through the first episode, and while I'm not surprised or sad that Idaho is gone, I am sad that Hartley is because Lawless brings something great to anything she is in like Xena, Spartacus or Parks and Rec.

We also get familiar faces from a Marvel movie, The First Avenger, as Agent Carter, Dumb Dumb Dugan and Jim Morita make a cameo that is very welcome and reveals something cool about a villain in this season. A head of Hydra has been around since the 1940s and not only that, but he hasn't aged, which is a great twist and mystery to be explored.

This episode's villain was Carl "Crusher" Creel. While this is a great nod to Daredevil, where Creel was involved in one of Daredevil's pivotal moments, this is where we actually see him. While his personality wasn't anything new or interesting, his powers sure were. And it was really well done for a TV show to show him change his body into any substance.

The humor and writing were also on pace with the last third of the first season, which I enjoy as it is already starting to feel different and better than the first season.

+ Carter and the Commandos + Tone, writing and humor +/- Creel + New Cast - Some gone though

Final Score: 8.7/10

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23 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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