"End of the Beginning"
Season/Episode 1:16
First Air Date April 01, 2014
Writer(s) Paul Zbyszewski
Director Bobby Roth
Previous Episode 1×15 Yes Men
Next Episode 1×17 Turn, Turn, Turn


  • 1 Basic Details
  • 2 Credits
  • 3 Quick Summary
  • 4 Best Quotes
  • 5 Trivia
    • 5.1 Marvel References
    • 5.2 Pop Culture References
    • 5.3 Other Trivia
  • 6 Notable Reviews
  • 7 In Depth Summary
  • 8 References

edit] Basic Details

Season: 1 Episode Number: 16

Title: End of the Beginning

Original Air Date: April 01, 2014 (Nationwide), March 23, 2014 (PaleyFest 2014)

Repeat Air Dates: April 05, 2014, June 01, 2014

edit] Credits

Writer: Paul Zbyszewski

Director: Bobby Roth

Main Characters

  • Agent Phil Coulson – Clark Gregg
  • Agent Melinda May – Ming-Na Wen
  • Agent Grant Ward – Brett Dalton
  • Agent Skye – Chloe Bennet
  • Agent Leo Fitz – Iain De Caestecker
  • Agent Jemma Simmons – Elizabeth Henstridge

Other Characters

  • Agent John Garrett – Bill Paxton
  • Agent Victoria Hand – Saffron Burrows
  • Mike PetersonDeathlok – J August Richards
  • Agent Antoine Triplett – B.J. Britt
  • Agent Felix Blake – Titus Welliver
  • Agent Jasper Sitwell – Maximiliano Hernández
  • Thomas Nash – Brad Dourif

edit] Quick Summary

Agents Garrett and Triplett are back to help Coulson’s team track down S.H.I.E.L.D.’s nefarious enemy–The Clairvoyant. But will Deathlok destroy them all to protect his master’s identity?

edit] Best Quotes

  • Felix Blake: From all the reports I’ve read, "unconventional" seems to be Coulson’s middle name these days.

    John Garrett:(sassy) Fire breaks out, let me take Blake. He’s coy, but scrappy.
  • Jemma Simmons: Maybe if you spoke to Agent Coulson–

    Skye: Yeah, I don’t think that’s a good idea. If Coulson thinks it’s important that this stays between us then we should trust him, right? He’s the boss.

    Jemma Simmons:(incredulous) So you’re saying we should obey the rules?

    Leo Fitz: Who are you and what have you done with Skye?
  • John Garrett: Guess it all comes full circle. Ward’s your S.O., I was his. Turn, turn, turn. But this S.O. thing goes both ways. You’ve had a big impact on him. He’s different than I remember him. […] Well, the tough thing about being a specialist is being alone. A team gives you a whole new perspective. Guess it’s the difference between fighting against something and fighting for something. Or someone. Ward’s got that now.
  • Grant Ward: We’ve all got axes to grind. We’re here to take him in, not out.

    Antoine Triplett: Ask yourself something, Agent Ward. If Skye hadn’t made it, what would you be thinking right now?
  • Melinda May: You don’t believe in the Clairvoyant but you believe in astrology?
  • Melinda May: I wouldn’t call anyone in critical condition lucky.
  • Leo Fitz: Don’t you seem all chipper to pick up and leave me on my lonesome.
  • Jemma Simmons: Brilliant deduction, Dr. Watson.

    Leo Fitz: I’ve always pictured you as Watson.
  • John Garrett: Impressive toy.

    Leo Fitz: I prefer the term ‘high-tech hardware’.
  • John Garrett: The whole reason I sent him to you is to knock off the rough edges, but maybe you did your job too well. He let his emotions get the best of him.
  • Grant Ward: Whatever punishment I’ll take it. But I don’t regret what I’ve done. […] Not if it means you’re safe. You and the rest of the team.
  • Leo Fitz: I didn’t do anything!

    Skye: What? I didn’t say you did. (beat) What did you do?
  • Grant Ward: I wasn’t put on your plane so you can make me a better person, Coulson! You put here to make the hard call, and I made it.

edit] Trivia

edit] Marvel References

  • Deathlok’s appearance in full spectrum resembles his comic form.

edit] Pop Culture References

  • Fitz and Simmons referred to the other as "Dr. Watson", the companion of Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

edit] Other Trivia

edit] Notable Reviews

edit] In Depth Summary

edit] References

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