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Closure 

Ward's vendetta and plan for revenge against S.H.I.E.L.D. brings the team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will be willing to do anything to settle the conflict.

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Kate Woods

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Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 4 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 ... Daisy 'Skye' Johnson
Iain De Caestecker ... Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Jemma Simmons
Nick Blood ... Lance Hunter
Adrianne Palicki ... Bobbi Morse
Henry Simmons ... Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie
Luke Mitchell ... Lincoln Campbell
Powers Boothe ... Gideon Malick
Constance Zimmer ... Rosalind Price
Juan Pablo Raba ... Joey Gutierrez
Andrew Howard ... Luther Banks
Mark Dacascos ... Giyera
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Ward's vendetta and plan for revenge against S.H.I.E.L.D. brings the team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will be willing to do anything to settle the conflict.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When coulson wakes up on the planet Maveth, he looks at the 2 moons of Maveth and says... 'I'll be damned!...'Tatooine'! 'Tatooine ' is the planet where both Anakin and Luke skywalker grew up in the Star Wars saga!! See more »

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[first lines]
Rosalind Price: Two All-Americans from D.J.'s: extra bacon, double cheese.
Phil Coulson: Is it me, or is every burger that's named "The All-American" just really awful for you?
Rosalind Price: Oh, don't be a hater, Phil.
Phil Coulson: [picks up matchbook] Half Moon Pub. Isn't that where we had our first drink?
Rosalind Price: I go there a lot.
Phil Coulson: Of course you do.
Rosalind Price: Yeah, it's not like it's a memento or anything.
Phil Coulson: [lights candles] Just matches. Got it.
Rosalind Price: You know, Banks thinks I'm crazy to... keep seeing you like this.
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References Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) See more »

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Step Up and Do the Damned Job
7 December 2015 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

What makes this show great is the lack of filler episodes, there is something new and interesting with each Ep.

What seems to be coming to a head is a thread started in the last Ep of Season 2 where Simmons got swallowed by a Rock. In S301, it shows where she went, and later the nature of where she went. But it is more than that, it weaves into the Inhumans storyline of S2 and even back to the first Captain America film where Red Skull abuses one of the Infinity Stones. It even relates to The Avengers films and also Guardians of the Galaxy somewhat. On one end are the infinity stones, which we will be seeing in the next set of Marvel films, but what Agents of SHIELD deals with is Hydra's place in this story (And of course, the Fate of SHIELD).

We've been assuming Hydra was an organization created by the Red Skull. But the level of fanaticism of Hydra agents could never be explained. And Grant Ward is the Ultimate Hydra True Believer, the ultimate fanatic.

In this episode and Episode 8, we now know that Hydra is most ancient and has a singular purpose, which is tied to the Sand-Planet somehow, we never knew it until now. We don't know much about what awaits on the Sand-Planet. But it appears that Hydra spirited away chunks of the portal that Daisy obliterated "for future use".

The only ones who really know how to use those are Fitz-Simmons, so we know they are involved, voluntarily or involuntarily. And even Ward's involvement is at the whim of another Madman, Gideon Malick, another true believer, played by the consummate professional bad-guy Powers Boothe. As he twists Ward to do his bidding, that's where we see the core of the Fanaticism of Hydra. And we know that he is lying to Ward somehow.

Ward of course shoved Coulsen off the deep end (purposely) and it seems that he knows exactly what Coulsen will do, which of course, he does, being the man he is. But there is one thing Ward could not predict, how far Coulsen will chase him to get what ends up being pure revenge.

I have my own predictions of what's going to happen in the next episode, but why worry about that, we'll know soon enough. But all I will say is that both Coulsen and Ward smash their i-Phones.

And, we still have Lash being held somewhere by Hydra, another loose Cannon, who it appears only has his own agenda: will he end up being an Ally or an Enemy- What's his place in this?


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