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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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Airdate: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Feb 19, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) Mar 10, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Mar 11, 2014
UK (E4) Mar 14, 2014
NZ (2) May 04, 2014


Guest Stars
Saffron BurrowsSaffron Burrows
As Agent Victoria Hand
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Mike Peterson
Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
As Raina
Cullen DouglasCullen Douglas
As Edison Po
Ron GlassRon Glass
As Dr. Streiten
Rob HuebelRob Huebel
As Lloyd Rathman
Aiden TurnerAiden Turner
As Vanchat
Felisha TerrellFelisha Terrell
As Emily Deville

Co-Guest Stars
Samantha CutaranSamantha Cutaran
As Karine
Imelda CorcoranImelda Corcoran
As Dr. Goodman
Darren Dupree WashingtonDarren Dupree Washington
As Interrogating Agent
David LimDavid Lim
As Waiter
Christopher RochaChristopher Rocha
As Tow Truck Driver
Justin GantJustin Gant
As PO Guard #1
Wayne Alon ScottWayne Alon Scott
As PO Guard #2
Matt MullinsMatt Mullins
As Centipede Soldier #2
Adam LytleAdam Lytle
As Centipede Soldier #3
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


Vanchat meets with a Centipede operative, Emily Deville, and provides her with a piece of salvaged Chitauri technology. As they talk, someone tosses in a flash-bang grenade. Grant and Melinda storm in and take out Emily's security guards, but Vanchat runs out. The two agents go after him down a stairwell and Melinda informs Fitz-Simmons that Vanchat is on the way. Fitz-Simmons are in the van with Skye, and Fitz tells Jemma to embrace the change. The scientists send their drones in, cutting off Vanchat's escape. He flees into an elevator and Skye overrides the controls, shooting it up to the top of the building. When Vanchat emerges, he finds Agent Victoria Hand and a team of agents armed and ready for him, and Victoria tells him that they want him to help find a friend...

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Episode Quotes
Raina: It induces theta brain-wave frequencies to help uncover the secrets buried in the subconscious. If you cooperate, you can surf those waves.
Coulson: I've gone surfing. That is definitely not like surfing.

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  |  Garry A. Brown  |  Rafe Judkins  |  Lauren LeFranc
Co-ProducerChris Cheramie  |  Shalisha Francis
Associate ProducerRobert Parigi
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorDebby Germino
CastingTamara Hunter  |  Sarah Halley Finn
Unit Production ManagerRichleigh Hz Heagh
First Assistant DirectorHarmony Gosbee
Second Assistant DirectorKatie Carroll
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorLodge Worster
Costume DesignerAnn Foley
Key GripMarc Christie
Camera OperatorBill Brummond  |  Allen Easton
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 EditorTara Fidler  |  Ryan R. Moos
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyJeff Mygatt
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 StaffAmy Bridenball  |  Zachary Moss  |  Iden Baghdadchi  |  Sharla Oliver  |  Erin Shade  |  DJ Doyle  |  David Crisp
Video SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Science ConsultantPablos Holman  |  Ricardo Gil Dacosta
Based On The Comic ByJack Kirby  |  Stan Lee
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