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

Coulson and his team track down Garrett thanks to Fitz and Jemma's sacrifice, but have to abandon them to get their chance at stopping the HYDRA agent. Meanwhile, Garrett revels in his new powers and Grant begins to question whether his mentor is sane.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x22
Airdate: Tuesday May 13th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 13, 2014
AU (Seven) May 14, 2014
NL (Veronica) May 25, 2014
DK (Kanal 5) May 26, 2014
UK (E4) May 30, 2014
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 01, 2014
FI (FOX) Sep 28, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
As Nick Fury (Special Guest Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Bill PaxtonBill Paxton
As Agent John Garrett
J. August RichardsJ. August Richards
As Mike Peterson
B.J. BrittB.J. Britt
As Agent Antoine Triplett
Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
As Raina
David ConradDavid Conrad
As Ian Quinn
Glenn MorshowerGlenn Morshower
As General Jacobs
Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt
As Agent Billy Koenig
Josh DaughertyJosh Daugherty
As Kyle Zeller

Co-Guest Stars
Mark BerryMark Berry
As Admiral Jolnes
Jeffrey MullerJeffrey Muller
As Agent Kaminsky
Ajani WrighsterAjani Wrighster
As Ace (Ace Peterson)
Nicole J. ButlerNicole J. Butler
As Aunt Mindy
Asif AliAsif Ali
As Jesse Fletcher
Kyla GarciaKyla Garcia
As Mrs. Zeller
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 a Cybertek facility, owner Kyle Zeller brings in a new programmer, Jesse Fletcher, and explains that they are adding a hundred new systems in the next month to keep up with demand. Each employee is in charge of one unit, but not all of them are volunteers. Kyle is informed that the team is in position and his workers activate their monitors. On each one is an eye-implant view of the HYDRA base in Cuba, and Coulson's team. Kyle tells Jesse that the following will be good experience and orders his people to let them have it...

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Episode Notes
Because of MLB baseball, the episode was preempted until midnight in the Midwest on 5/13, the night it was originally scheduled to air.

Episode Quotes
Coulson: We only get one shot at this, so let's go over the plan one more time to make sure we're clear on exactly what we're doing, okay? Trip and I will crest the ridge, use a noisemaker to grab a three-wheel, maybe something with more fireworks, and open a window for you two. You crawl in, grab the dealer, force his hand. He'll get us our ace in the hole, and then Bob's your uncle.
Skye: Roger that.
Trip: Makes it sound easy.

Coulson: So what do you say? You ready to change the world?
Melinda: No. I'm ready to kick some ass.
Coulson: That works, too.

Jemma: That means that every bit of energy inside us, every particle will go on to be a part of something else, maybe live as a dragonfish, a microbe, maybe burn in a supernova ten billion years from now. And every part of us now was once a part of some other thing. I mean, a storm cloud, a mammoth...
Fitz: A monkey.
Jemma: A monkey. Thousands and thousands of other beautiful things that were just as terrified to die as we are. We gave them new life--a good one, I hope. It's fitting we're down here together, Fitz. This is where all life began on our planet, anyway.

Coulson: You bring a noisemaker?
Trip: Sir, I bring the noise and the funk wherever I go.

General Jacobs: I want full disclosure right now, or our boys will come in and shut you down. Why do I hear gunfire?
Garrett: You hear the dying breath of an old world, general, and a new world is coming. I've tasted it on my tongue.
General Jacobs: This is your strategy consultant?
Ian Quinn: He's... part time.

Garrett: I've seen the future. I've glimpsed it through the eyes of every creature--dead, living, or yet to be. This is the beginning.
Grant: The beginning of what, John?
Garrett: The end.

Garrett: You don't need to be set to default. You haven't let me alone all day.
Deathlok: I was told to never leave your side, sir.
Garrett: I love you, too.

Jemma: (as Fitz sacrifices himself) Why? Why would you make me do this? You're my best friend in the world!
Fitz: Yeah, and you're more than that, Jemma. I couldn't find the courage to tell you. So, please... let me show you.

Skye: I have a weapon much better than a bomb that will absolutely destroy you.
Grant: Why's that?
Skye: Because you slept with her, and she's really pissed off.

Coulson: Sir?
Nick Fury: You don't have to call me "sir," Coulson. Look at me. I look like I live under a bridge.

Garrett: Of course, I don't blame you, Nick. You haven't seen the big picture, the big bang, the timeless frozen ocean, but Phil here has. We share a bond. We're blood brothers.
Nick Fury: You didn't tell me he's gone this crazy.
Coulson: He's really stepped it up a notch.

Garrett: You remember that speech you used to give us, Nick, about how one man accomplish anything once he realizes he can be something bigger? Well, now I am.
Nick Fury: A part--a part of something bigger.
Garrett: Is that how it went?
Coulson: Not a great listener.
Nick Fury: If you tell me this whole HYDRA path thing you took is because you misheard my damn "one man speech...
Garrett: I am the key to the future of the universe. I'm the origin of all things.
Nick Fury: You got it, right?
Coulson: Totally. Loud and clear.

Coulson: You get a chance to express all your feelings?
Melinda: Is (Ward) still breathing?
Coulson: Guess she kept some of it to herself.
Melinda: He's having trouble speaking. I think I fractured his larynx.
Coulson: Oh, good.

Coulson: Your attempt to cross off Fitz and Simmons failed. But Fitz may never be the same again. So I'm going to invent new ways to ruin the rest of your life. And we'll do whatever's necessary to get HYDRA intel from you, but your torture--that's gonna be internal.
Melinda: And a little bit external.
Coulson: Sure. Some of that.

Garrett: There's a reason why they say "cut off the head." Now I'll be unstop...
Coulson: (blasts him with the missing 0-8-4) Hey, guys! I found it. Told you it'd be in here.

Melinda: And you, sir--where are you heading now?
Nick Fury: Well, I'm trading in my bird's-eye view for two solid feet on the ground. This is the last time you'll be seeing me for a stretch.
Coulson: You're gonna disappear, nowhere to be found.
Nick Fury: Nowhere? You know me better than that, Phil. I'll be everywhere.

Episode References
The 0-8-4 particle weapon that Coulson uses on Garrett was first seen in the episode "0-8-4". It was later stolen from the Fridge by Garrett in "Providence".

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 ProducerPaul Zbyszewski  |  Monica Breen
Supervising ProducerBrent Fletcher
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Lauren LeFranc  |  Rafe Judkins  |  Garry A. Brown
Co-ProducerChris Cheramie  |  Shalisha Francis
Associate ProducerRobert Parigi
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorDavid Crabtree
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 OperatorBill Brummond  |  Patrick B. O'Brien
Set DecoratorMelissa Levander
Location ManagerDonovan Terranova
Transportation CoordinatorBrett Round
Property MasterScott Bauer
Construction CoordinatorPete Lawrence (2)
Production Sound MixerKenn Michael Fuller
Script SupervisorLindsay Cohen
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
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 StaffStephanie Gee  |  Kaitlin Dahill  |  Ngoc Ho  |  Daniel Spilatro  |  Mark Leitner  |  George Kitson (2)  |  Brett Llewellyn
Video SupervisorMark L. Marcum
Science ConsultantPablos Holman  |  Ricardo Gil Dacosta
Based On The Comic ByJack Kirby  |  Stan Lee
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