Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)
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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


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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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The title appears designed to evoke the Biblical "house divided against itself" image, reflecting the condition of S.H.I.E.L.D. post the HYDRA betrayal, and the inability of the Ward clan to get on the same page. See more »


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


Senator Christian Ward: S.H.I.E.L.D. attacked the United Nations for God's sake, under your watch.
Brigadier General Glenn Talbot: The people who attacked us may not have been S.H.I.E.L.D.
Senator Christian Ward: It's time I step in.
Brigadier General Glenn Talbot: And do what?
Senator Christian Ward: Control the situation. Now with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s back in the spotlight, the press is gonna take this and run with it.
Brigadier General Glenn Talbot: You're worried they're gonna find out about your brother, aren't you?
Senator Christian Ward: What worries me is that you even know about him.
Brigadier General Glenn Talbot: I don't play politics, senator. I haven't said one word about your brother to anyone, and I don't intend...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
Written by Bear McCreary
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Re-watch thoughts
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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28 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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