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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.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x18
Airdate: Tuesday April 15th, 2014
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Milan Cheylov
Writer: Brent Fletcher

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 15, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) Apr 28, 2014
AU (Seven) Apr 30, 2014
UK (E4) May 02, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) May 04, 2014
NZ (2) Jun 22, 2014
FI (FOX) Sep 07, 2014

Guest Stars
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
As Agent John Garrett
David ConradDavid Conrad
As Ian Quinn
Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
As Raina
B.J. BrittB.J. Britt
As Agent Antoine Triplett
Adrian PasdarAdrian Pasdar
As US Air Force Colonel Glenn Talbot
Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
As Agent Eric Koenig
Patrick BrennanPatrick Brennan
As Marcus Daniels

Co-Guest Stars
Jeffrey MullerJeffrey Muller
As Agent Kaminsky
Ramon HilarioRamon Hilario
As Barber (Ernesto)
Rich PaulRich Paul
As Agent #1
Alysha Del ValleAlysha Del Valle
As ABC Reporter
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 her cell, Raina is making an origami flower and puts it on the shelf with the others she's made. There are explosions and gunfire outside, and Raina sits calmly on her bunk. Ward comes in and she backs away nervously, and the agent hands her a gift-wrapped box and says that it's a gift from the Clairvoyant. Raina opens it and finds a flowered dress inside...

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Episode Quotes
Raina: So you're a liar. You're a fraud.
Garrett: An artist. A con artist, perhaps, but an artist all the same.

Coulson: Skye, please, tell me something good.
Skye: We have Internet.
Coulson: Yay. And, boy, have I lowered my expectations.

Agent Kaminsky: Hail Hydra!
Garrett: All right, all right, put your arms down, Kaminsky. You look like a West Texas cheerleader in a pep rally.

Coulson: There’s got to be something here! This means something! This has to mean something. The world needs us! Hydra is out there. We cannot let them win! We cannot let them define us! Do you understand that? We are not agents of nothing, we are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and that still carries weight! It has to carry weight. After everything we've been through, that carries weight!

Coulson: What's with the windows?
Agent Eric Koenig: Supposed to make the isolation more bearable. Every day of the week, different view. Wednesday's pretty terrific if you like topless beaches.

Ian Quinn: You. You have to be kidding me. I've been in a cell smaller than my shoe closet. I wasn't allowed to eat with a fork, which would have been worse if I'd been allowed to eat anything but meatloaf!

Cultural References
Fitz: Okay, have you even read Moby-Dick?

Moby-Dick (1851) by Herman Melville is a tale about Captain Ahab, who is obsessed with the albino sperm whale from which the novel takes its name.

Koenig: We're racking up major Call of Duty hours.

Call of Duty
is a highly popular first- and third-person shooter video game about infantry soldiers taking on the enemy in both World War II and modern-day settings. It has spawned numerous sequels.

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
EditorConrad Smart
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 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 EditorRyan R. Moos  |  Matt McCarthy
Supervising Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Re-Recording MixerMark D. Fleming  |  Ken Kobett
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
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 StaffBrett Llewellyn  |  Ngoc Ho  |  Stephanie Gee  |  Sonya Strich  |  Daniel Spilatro  |  George Kitson (2)  |  Mark Leitner
Video SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Science ConsultantPablos Holman  |  Ricardo Gil Dacosta
Based On The Comic ByStan Lee  |  Jack Kirby
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