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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: End of the Beginning

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.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

Director: Bobby Roth
Writer: Paul Zbyszewski

Alternate Airdates:

DK (Kanal 5) Apr 14, 2014
UK (E4) Apr 18, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Apr 20, 2014
AU (Seven) Apr 23, 2014
FI (FOX) Sep 07, 2014

Guest Stars
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
As Agent John Garrett
Saffron BurrowsSaffron Burrows
As Agent Victoria Hand
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Mike Peterson
B.J. BrittB.J. Britt
As Agent Antoine Triplett
Titus WelliverTitus Welliver
As Agent Felix Blake
Maximiliano HernandezMaximiliano Hernandez
As Agent Jasper Sitwell
Brad DourifBrad Dourif
As Thomas Nash
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


In Sydney, Australia, Garrett and Triplett arrive at a safe house and then call Coulson on the sat phone to compare notes on the Clairvoyant. Mike Peterson--Deathlok--breaks suddenly beaks in and the two agents open fire with EMP weapons and then the icer. Although temporarily stunned, Mike manages to leap through the ceiling and makes his escape...

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Episode Notes
The closing scene is footage from the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which premiered three days after the premiere of this episode.

Episode Quotes
Agent John Garrett: Damn, I must be getting old. Either that or I drank a lot more in my 30s than I remember.

Agent John Garrett: Impressive toy.
Fitz: I prefer the term "high-tech hardware."

Cultural References
Garrett: Just hope it's not the Amazing Kreskin.

Kreskin is a mentalist who reached the height of his popularity in the 70s, but has continue performing for decades afterward.

Jemma: Brilliant deduction, Dr. Watson.

The fictional John H. Watson is a retired Army surgeon, and the partner of British consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon  |  Maurissa Tancharoen  |  Jed Whedon
Executive ProducerJoe Quesada  |  Stan Lee  |  Alan Fine  |  Maurissa Tancharoen  |  Jeph Loeb  |  Jeffrey Bell  |  Jed Whedon  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerMonica Breen  |  Paul Zbyszewski
Supervising ProducerBrent Fletcher
ProducerLauren LeFranc  |  Rafe Judkins  |  Samantha Thomas  |  Garry A. Brown
Co-ProducerChris Cheramie  |  Shalisha Francis
Associate ProducerRobert Parigi
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorDavid Crabtree
CastingTamara Hunter  |  Sarah Halley Finn
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 OperatorBill Brummond  |  Kyle Jewell
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 EditorRyan R. Moos  |  Eric Litman
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Stunt CoordinatorTanner Gill
Art DirectorRoland Rosenkranz
Costume SupervisorJessica Fasman
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 StaffNgoc Ho  |  Brett Llewellyn  |  Sonya Strich  |  Daniel Spilatro  |  Mark Leitner  |  George Kitson (2)  |  Stephanie Gee
Video SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Science ConsultantPablos Holman  |  Ricardo Gil Dacosta
Based On The Comic ByJack Kirby  |  Stan Lee
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