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A Fractured House 

The world turns against S.H.I.E.L.D. when Hydra impersonates them to attack The United Nations, and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall.


Ron Underwood


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 5 more credits »

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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
B.J. Britt ... Antoine Triplett
Henry Simmons ... Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie
Adrianne Palicki ... Bobbi Morse
Adrian Pasdar ... Glenn Talbot
Tim DeKay ... Christian Ward
Falk Hentschel ... Marcus Scarlotti
Brian Tee ... Toshiro Mori
Brian Van Holt ... Sebastian Derik


The world turns against S.H.I.E.L.D. when Hydra impersonates them to attack The United Nations, and an unexpected enemy leads the charge to bring about their downfall.

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Release Date:

28 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The relationship between Grant and Christian Ward on the show is similar to the relationship of Simon and Eric Williams in the comics. Simon inherits the family corporation and is loved by everyone around him just like Christian Ward. Eric becomes the evil brother who then gains the super villain name Grim Reaper. See more »


In the establishing shot of the United Nations building, Stark Tower should be visible but it is not. See more »


Jemma Simmons: Ah. The bodies just disintegrate. I saw references to this weapon in HYDRA's lab. Yeah, sent from their demolitions expert, uh, Toshiro...
Bobbi Morse: Toshiro Mori. I've crossed paths with him before. He has a lab in Okinawa.
Phil Coulson: Good. Then that's where you're going. We need to find the location of the next attack and stop it before it happens.
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References Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) See more »


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13 February 2019 | by noorea-85147See all my reviews

"Sometimes we want things simpler than they actually are, but the tough reality is, we are complex creatures." This episode is amazing, sort of an easy to forget with all the amazing episodes this show has, I really love the way the Ward brothers are written, that dual scene gives me chills every time, it was also good to see the team working together if in a dysfunctional way! Bobbi and Hunter bickering was surprisingly fun, I expected it to be annoying (maybe hindsight?I don't remember how I felt about it the first time) but we do get a fighting duo which is something new, and Bobbi has her own fighting style different from May, it's nice to have variety.

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