|First Air Date||November 26, 2013|
|Previous Episode||1×08 The Well|
|Next Episode||1×10 The Bridge|
edit] Basic Details
Season: 1 Episode Number: 9
Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
Repeat Air Dates
Writers: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Director: Billy Gierhart
- Agent Phil Coulson – Clark Gregg
- Agent Melinda May – Ming-Na Wen
- Agent Grant Ward – Brett Dalton
- Skye – Chloe Bennet
- Agent Leo Fitz – Iain De Caestecker
- Agent Jemma Simmons – Elizabeth Henstridge
- Tobias Ford – Robert Baker
- Hannah Hutchins – Laura Seay
- Taylor (grocery store owner) – Christopher Gehrman
- Roger (mob leader) – Josh Clark
- Officer – Mickey Maxwell
- Martha Delacourt – Beth Kennedy
- Agent Davis – Max Osinski
edit] Quick Summary
Coulson and his team are haunted by a mysterious force that threatens to destroy them all, and only a secret from May’s past can save them.
edit] Best Quotes
- Leo Fitz: You screamed like a girl.
Jemma Simmons: I am a girl!
- Jemma Simmons: All I can tell from these brain waves is that she’s upset.
Skye: You need a computer for that?
- Skye: All right, I get it! I didn’t go to your stupid SHIELD… Hogwarts, or whatever.
- Melinda May: People believe what they need to believe to justify their actions.
- Skye: You can catch a lot more flies with honey than with napalm. Just saying.
- Skye: God is love. It’s simple and it’s sappy but… that’s the version I like. God is love, the thing that holds us together. And if that’s true, I don’t think he’d punish a mistake. I think he’d forgive a mistake.
- Melinda May: It needs to get done, not discussed.
- Skye: Did she lose anyone in there?
Phil Coulson: Herself.
- Melinda May: I don’t mean to scare you, I just need to use you as bait.
- Melinda May: If you care about her, and I know you do, let her go.
- Jemma Simmons: ‘Our language’? You mean the English language first spoken in England?
- Grant Ward: She used her Britishness against us!
edit] Marvel References
- Tobias Ford shares many similarities with the character Ghost of the Marvel comics, and was frequently referred to as such before his real identity became known.
- The world Tobias Ford ended up jumping to and from Earth is possibly one of the other Nine Realms as described in Thor
- The particle accelerator facility Hannah and Tobias worked at was trying to re-create a portal due to the events of Thor: The Dark World
- The gas station depicted on the opening scene belongs to Roxxon
edit] Pop Culture References
- Skye referred to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, where all S.H.I.E.L.D. agents trained at, as "S.H.I.E.L.D. Hogwarts", in reference to the Harry Potter series.