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The Writing on the Wall 

A mysterious man is killing off former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and carving the same markings as Coulson. Coulson tries to track him down. Meanwhile, May leads a team on a manhunt for Ward.

Director:

Vincent Misiano

Writers:

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

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
Simon Kassianides ... Sunil Bakshi
Adrianne Palicki ... Bobbi Morse
Brian Van Holt ... Sebastian Derik
Joel Gretsch ... Hank Thompson
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Janice Robbins / Agent Rebecca Stevens
Monica Lacy ... Katie Thompson
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A mysterious man is killing off former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and carving the same markings as Coulson. Coulson tries to track him down. Meanwhile, May leads a team on a manhunt for Ward.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the comics, Cameron Klein is the grandson of Stanley Klein, one of the Howling Commandos. See more »

Goofs

(possibly intentional) When Grant Ward arrives at the Goldbrix Tavern, the sign on the door clearly reads Closed, but he walks right in and the bartender is behind the bar ready to serve drinks. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Goodman: This isn't a failure, Agent Coulson. It's a first step. We rejuvenated life.
Phil Coulson: This isn't life. We need to shut it down and destroy the host.
Dr. Goodman: You can't do that! It's thousands of years old, pre-dating the pyramids! We haven't even scratched the surface of the benefits.
Phil Coulson: These are human beings, not lab rats!
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Connections

References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Blue Jays Dancing
(uncredited)
Performed by Bill Gordon
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My gosh!
11 November 2014 | by nmgtheoSee all my reviews

First of all, my gosh that episode was awesome! And 9.9/10 on IMDb (at the time of this review)? I know it's right after the episode but dang.... looks like this was the best episode so far. All the other episode didn't even break 9. Not that that's bad. A solid 8 is still good. I'm hoping I don't jinx it for this episode though. This episode is one you would not want to miss. There was not too many big reveals but a lot of excitement and information nonetheless. So watch it before you watch the next one or else you will be horribly confused. And now, I leave you with my final words: this episode was good, and this review is spoiler free. Goodnight!


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