<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

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.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Director: Holly Dale
Writer: Shalisha Francis

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Dec 13, 2013
DK (Kanal 5) Feb 03, 2014
AU (Seven) Feb 12, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Dec 15, 2014

Guest Stars
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Mike Peterson
Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
As Raina
Cullen DouglasCullen Douglas
As Edison Po
Molly McCookMolly McCook
As Laura Hayward

Co-Guest Stars
Ajani WrighsterAjani Wrighster
As Ace Peterson
Paul LacovaraPaul Lacovara
As Brian Hayward
Rico DevereauxRico Devereaux
As Prison Guard
Main Cast
Clark GreggClark Gregg
As Phil Coulson
As Melinda May
Brett DaltonBrett Dalton
As Grant Ward
Chloe BennetChloe Bennet
As Skye / Daisy
Elizabeth HenstridgeElizabeth Henstridge
As Jemma Simmons


At the Havenworth Federal Penitentiary, Edward Po is eating in the mess hall when a prisoner, Tiny, comes over and tries to sit down. Po tells him that the seat is taken and the prisoner hastily leaves. A man slams down through the roof near Po and takes out the guards, employing superhuman strengths. He tells Po that it's time to go and Po corrects him, saying that he should refer to him as "Sir." Two other super-powered intruders drop rappel lines down and Po and the intruder depart...

Read the full recap
Episode Quotes
Coulson: He fell off the grid in '08, reappeared 18 months ago at a diner in Boston.
Grant: Where he stabbed a friend's eyes out.
Coulson: With a steak knife. And then finished his meal.
Skye: That's funny. Po doesn't look crazy. (everyone stares) I'm kidding. The guy is a walking mug shot.

Jemma: It would be a shame, especially when you're so, well, formed and symmetrical, and when did you stop talking?
Fitz: About three embarrassing sentences ago.
Jemma: Yes, right.

Raina: I don't believe I've had the pleasure.
Coulson: Lucky for you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon  |  Maurissa Tancharoen  |  Jed Whedon
Executive ProducerJeffrey Bell  |  Joe Quesada  |  Stan Lee  |  Alan Fine  |  Joss Whedon  |  Jed Whedon  |  Maurissa Tancharoen  |  Jeph Loeb
Co-Executive ProducerPaul Zbyszewski  |  Monica Breen
Supervising ProducerBrent Fletcher
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Rafe Judkins  |  Garry A. Brown  |  Lauren LeFranc
Co-ProducerChris Cheramie  |  Shalisha Francis
Associate ProducerRobert Parigi
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorPaul Trejo
CastingSarah Halley Finn  |  Tamara Hunter
Unit Production ManagerRichleigh Hz Heagh
First Assistant DirectorMaileen Williams
Second Assistant DirectorKatie Carroll
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorLodge Worster
Costume DesignerAnn Foley
Key GripMarc Christie
Camera OperatorAllen Easton  |  Bill Brummond
Set DecoratorMelissa Levander
Location ManagerDonovan Terranova
Transportation CoordinatorTommy Tancharoen
Property MasterScott Bauer
Construction CoordinatorPete Lawrence (2)
Production Sound MixerKenn Michael Fuller
Script SupervisorDawn Gilliam
Production CoordinatorR. Kyle Hiemenz
Assistant EditorEric Litman  |  Ryan R. Moos
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Stunt CoordinatorTanner Gill
Art DirectorRoland Rosenkranz
Costume SupervisorDon North
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Kolpack
Production AccountantBarbara Gutman
Chief Lighting TechnicianJohn Farr
Department Head HairScott Williams (1)
Visual Effects ProducerSabrina Arnold
Special Effects SupervisorGary D'Amico
Department Head Make-upCheri Montesanto
Second Unit DirectorGarry A. Brown
Production StaffMark Leitner  |  Sonya Strich  |  Daniel Spilatro  |  George Kitson (2)  |  Ngoc Ho  |  Drew Grant  |  Brett Llewellyn
Video SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Science ConsultantRicardo Gil Dacosta  |  Pablos Holman
Based On The Comic ByStan Lee  |  Jack Kirby
Missing Information
Click here to add Episode Notes
Click here to add Music
Click here to add Episode Goofs
Click here to add Cultural References
Click here to add Episode References
Click here to add Analysis