Agent Phil Coulson, mysteriously returned from the dead, puts together an elite squad of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to deal with the unusual, the strange, and the superpowered. On their first case, they befriend a hacker named Skye who knows the location of a super-strong factory worker whose emotions are running out of control.
The team heads to Peru to collect an 0-8-4: an unidentified object of great power. Coulson and his people get it, but run across a local commandante, Camilla Reyes... who has a history with Coulson.
Coulson and his team track abducted scientist Franklin Hall to the private manor of a rich industrialist, Ian Quinn. To get in, Coulson has no choice but to send Skye in to lower the laser grid security system so they can stage a rescue.
Coulson and his team go after a woman who engineered a series of seemingly impossible diamond thefts.
A Chinese man with superpowers goes missing under mysterious circumstances, and Coulson and his team soon discover that a hacker friend of Skye's is involved... and Skye is helping him.
A mysterious death by electrocution results in a levitating corpse. Coulson's team finds another victim and discovers that an alien plague is responsible... and Gemma is the next victim.
S.H.I.E.L.D. sends Fitz and Grant on what turns out to be a suicide mission, leaving Coulson to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Skye goes looking for information on her parents.
The team investigates an assault in Norway and discovers that a paganist hate group has obtained an Asgardian staff that grants rage and superhuman strength to anyone who touches it. Complications ensue when Grant ends up touching the staff.
The team is called in to investigate a woman who may be generating poltergeist-like phenomena, but soon discover that something much more sinister is involved.
To take on the threat of Centipede, Coulson brings in Mike Peterson, a former test subject who is trying to make a new life for himself as a superhero. However, he soon finds his loyalties tested when Centipede abducts his son in an attempt to get the key to Stage 3.
S.H.I.E.L.D. mobilizes to recover Coulson, who has been abducted by Centipede. Skye is forced to go rogue to find her friend, while Grant and Melinda skirt authority to get results. Meanwhile, Centipede representative Raina offers Coulson the chance to cooperate and learn the secret behind his mysterious resurrection.
The team is called in to investigate a mysterious freezing incident at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Science & Technology Academy. However, Coulson and Melinda go on a side mission to find the partner of the agent who died delivering a baby Skye to an orphanage, and learn the true story of their teammate's background.
Co-Guest Stars: Boyd Kestner
as Agent Lumley (Richard Lumley)
Coulson and his team try to get a lead on Ian Quinn in the hopes he will take them to the Clairvoyant. However, a mission on a train goes awry leaving the team scattered and disorganized... and one of them on the verge of death.
Special Guest Stars: Stan Lee
as Debonair Gentleman |
Coulson teams up with a fellow agent to find a cure for Skye before it's too late. However, the price may be more than Coulson or Skye are willing to pay.
The Asgardian warrior Sif comes to Earth to bring back Lorelei, an enchantress who can seduce men with the power of her voice... and chooses Ward as her new protector.
Coulson organizes three pairs of field agents to hunt down three likely candidates for the Clairvoyant. One of them turns up the Clairvoyant at a terrible cost, but Coulson realizes that not all is at it seems.
A mysterious encrypted signal goes out and S.H.I.E.L.D. is thrown into chaos. Meanwhile, Coulson tries to determine who Melinda is really working for and who he can trust.
In the aftermath of HYDRA's infiltration, S.H.I.E.L.D. is declared a potential terrorist organization. Coulson and his team receive a mysterious set of coordinates and travel to Canada seeking refuge. Meanwhile, the Clairvoyant takes advantage of the chaos to break into the Fridge, release dozens of super-powered criminals, and acquire mystical and high-tech weaponry.
With their world turned upside down, Coulson races to save the life of his one true love.