Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
About the Show
With brand new Series 2 starting on Friday 24 October, catch Series 1 of the action-packed US drama on 4oD, with episodes 13-17 available from 21-24 October and episodes 18-22 from 25-31 October
Series 1 Summary
Exhilarating, action-packed US drama co-created by Joss Whedon, the creative force behind the film Marvel's The Avengers and iconic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The series brings back the Avengers character of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), who has assembled a select group of highly skilled agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organisation known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division).
Their mission is to investigate super-human individuals and highly unusual events worldwide, examining the new, the strange and the unknown to protect the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Coulson's team consists of Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), a highly trained pilot and martial arts practitioner; Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), a brilliant engineer; Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), a distinguished bio-chemist; and mysterious computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Episode 1 - Pilot
Just after the Battle of New York, the existence of superheroes and aliens has become public knowledge and the world is trying to get to grips with this new reality. Phil Coulson is back in action and his attention has been drawn to a secretive group called The Rising Tide.
In order to find out more about this unseen, unknown enemy, he gives his team their first assignment together. They must try to track down an ordinary man who has gained extraordinary powers - the use of which could have devastating consequences.
How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders guests as Agent Maria Hill.
Episode 2 - 0-8-4
Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents travel to Peru to investigate an object of unknown origin, codenamed 0-8-4.
But when Coulson runs into Comandante Camilla Reyes, more than just sparks fly at 30,000 feet...
Episode 3 - The Asset
Coulson and his team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate brilliant scientist Dr Franklin Hall (guest star Ian Hart), who has been kidnapped.
Skye provides their only way in to crack the case, but the agents are pushed to their limits when the plan is suddenly turned upside down.
Episode 4 - Eye-Spy
The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempt to track down a mysterious female who has single-handedly committed numerous high-stakes robberies.
But when the woman's true identity is revealed, a troubling secret that stands to ruin Phil Coulson could come to light.
Episode 5 - Girl in the Flower Dress
An elusive girl in a floral dress may hold the key to the mystery that brings Phil Coulson and his team of agents to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power.
Meanwhile, Skye is harbouring a secret that jeopardises her relationship with the team just when they need her most.
Episode 6 - FZZT
When floating bodies turn up, Phil Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. must hunt down an elusive killer. Nobody is safe - not even the team.
Episode 7 - The Hub
Dangerous secrets are being kept from Coulson's team, and he works the system to save Ward and Fitz when they are sent on a Level 8 classified mission that could end in tragedy.
Episode 8 - The Well
Phil Coulson and his agents have to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the events chronicled in the feature film Thor: The Dark World, but the circumstances threaten to destroy a member of the team.
Episode 9 - Repairs
Phil Coulson and his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are haunted by a mysterious force that threatens to destroy them all, and only a deeply hidden secret from May's past can save the team.
Episode 10 - The Bridge
Phil Coulson takes the war back to Centipede, and this time he brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support.
As they get closer to the truth, startling secrets are revealed and an unexpected twist threatens the whole team.
Episode 11 - The Magical Place
As the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents organise a full-scale hunt for their missing leader, Skye is forced to take action alone.
Coulson uncovers vital information about the mystery of his death but, with Centipede out for blood, this knowledge may come at the cost of one of the team.
Episode 12 - Seeds
The team are swept into a storm at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s academy of science and technology when they are called in to investigate an attack on some students carried out with a mysterious freezing device.
Coulson and May travel to Mexico City, where a former agent gives them some startling information about Skye's history.
Episode 13 - T.R.A.C.K.S.
Hot on the trail of the Clairvoyant, Coulson and the team board a mystery train that seems to be heading for certain destruction.
Episode 14 - T.A.H.I.T.I.
Coulson goes on the attack to save a gravely injured Skye by enlisting the assistance of Ward's former senior officer, John Garrett (guest star Bill Paxton). In the process, he uncovers some shocking truths about both his own life and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Episode 15 - Yes Men
As Skye recovers from her injuries, Coulson and his team of agents encounter Lorelei, a deadly seductress who has escaped from Asgard and enslaved a biker gang in her search for power.
Lorelei manages to enchant Ward, but her long-time nemesis, one of Thor's warriors, Lady Sif, steps in to thwart her.
Episode 16 - End of the Beginning
Agents John Garrett and Antoine Triplett are back to help Coulson and his team track down S.H.I.E.L.D.'s nefarious enemy, the Clairvoyant. But will Deathlok destroy them all in order to protect his master's identity?
Episode 17 - Turn, Turn, Turn
Phil Coulson and his team of agents find themselves without anyone they can trust after realising they are trapped with a traitor in their midst.
Episode 18 - Providence
Colonel Glenn Talbot is now on the trail of Phil Coulson and his team, so they seek refuge in the last place that anyone would look.
There, they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most dangerous secrets, which could destroy them all.
Episode 19 - The Only Light in the Darkness
With their world turned upside down, Phil Coulson races to save the life of his one true love as the mystery of 'The Cellist', which began in Marvel's The Avengers, is finally revealed.
Episode 20 - Nothing Personal
Just when there's no one left to trust, Agent Maria Hill (How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders) returns to team up with Phil Coulson as S.H.I.E.L.D. is being destroyed around them.
Episode 21 - Ragtag
Ward's betrayal and HYDRA's shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson's team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed.
Episode 22 - Beginning of the End
Dark secrets are revealed as Phil Coulson and his team of agents put everything on the line to stop Garrett and the forces of HYDRA. Samuel L Jackson guest stars.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. synopsis
With brand new Series 2 starting on Friday 24 October, catch Series 1 of the action-packed US drama on 4oD, with episodes 13-17 available from 21-24 October and episodes 18-22 from 25-31 OctoberEpisode Guide >
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