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Agents Of Shield Season 1 Episode 1 Full Episode

Agents of SHIELDÂ has had a killer second season thus far, and Netflix recently announced that the entire first season would be streaming on their site come tomorrow, November 20th. In celebration of Netflix’s announcement and Thursday’s release, I have compiled a list of the can’t miss episodes from Agents of SHIELD Season 1.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and acknowledges the continuity of the franchise's films and other television series. The series was produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy. The first season of the American television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D., follows Phil Coulson and his team of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents on several dangerous cases revolving around Project Centipede and Coulson's mysterious resurrection following his death in the film The Avengers (2012).

Of course, I’ll preface this by saying that by not watching all of the episodes, you could miss out on some valuable information, especially in terms of characters and Marvel Easter Eggs. However, if you don’t have time to watch a 22-episode season and want to catch up, this list is provided for your convenience. I do recommend watching all the episodes, though, and think it will make a great binge-watch show. This list provides 13 of the best Agents of SHIELD Season 1Â episodes .

Without Further Ado, the essential Agents of SHIELDÂ Season 1 episodes:

1.01- “Pilot”

Of course, you can hardly watch a series without watching the pilot episode. The pilot episode gives us a good sense of who our characters are, what they’re bringing to the table, and the scenario which has brought them together. It raises a few questions that the series takes its time in fully answering, and introduces some main recurring players as well (i.e. Mike Peterson). Guest Starring: How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders and Firefly’s Ron Glass. Adobe acrobat 7.0 professional keygen download mediafire.

1.02-“0-8-4”

There aren’t too many early episodes of SHIELDÂ that are essential to the plot and characters, but this is one. It introduces another main plot point that continues into season 2. Also, it marks the first TV appearance of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

1.07- “The Hub”

This is a really important episode for several reasons. There are a few similar episodes in the first half of the season, but in my humble opinion this is the best. This episode puts Agent Ward and Agent Fitz on a mission together. It was a really strong character episode for both of these characters, and I think that including this episode in your essential binge will create some emotional investment that will pay off down the line. Just trust me.

1.10- “The Bridge”

Mike Peterson returns as a SHIELD trainee. The main plot really takes full force in this episode, and Mike Peterson choosing a side has disastrous results. This starts a train of excellent SHIELD episodes that progressively get better.

1.13- “T.R.A.C.K.S.”

This episode is by far the most exciting episode to this point in the season. The whole team is used, they play with the concept of time, and there’s a train heist. What could be better? Even with the killer Season 2 that SHIELD has put forth, “T.R.A.C.K.S.” is easily top 5 best of the show so far.

1.14- “T.A.H.I.T.I”

Trust me when I say that you will want to watch this episode after the previous one. However, this one is important in its own right. Episode 14 introduces important recurring players John Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Antoine Triplett (BJ Britt), and they join together with Coulson’s team on an urgent mission to save one of their own.

1.16- “End of the Beginning”

Garrett and Triplett return, to join the team in a battle against Deathlok (J. August Richards) and the Clairvoyant. This is an outstanding ensemble episode, and it’s the last SHIELD episode before the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Those of us who watched the show live in season 1 know that Winter Soldier was a game-changer for the entire Marvel Universe, TV and otherwise.

1.17- “Turn, Turn, Turn”

Like the title suggests, one of their own “turns.”

1.18- “Providence”

Agents Of Shield Season 1 Episode 1 Full Episode

The remaining team members find refuge amidst confusion about the status of SHIELD. Guest Starring Patton Oswalt as Eric Koenig.

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1.19- “The Only Light in the Darkness”

While the rest of the team faces an imminent threat, a fascinating character study  is done on Agent Coulson as someone who believes him dead is in grave danger. Guest Starring Amy Acker as “The Cellist.”

1.20- 1.22- “Nothing Personal”, “Ragtag”, “Beginning of the End”

Really, from episode 16 on is can’t miss, but these last few are the best of the best. Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson both return in a powerful swan song for the series’ freshman run. There’s resolution, but also more questions. Everything you want in a cluster of final episodes.

So there’s my list. Really, once you turn the corner around Episode 13, there is no looking back. I really believe that all the episodes are important. The show is really about the characters. There are a lot of great character episodes early on, but the series gets better and better as it goes along. Plus, there are some really fun Marvel cameos along the way (like Jaime Alexander as Lady Sif). All in all, SHIELD had a pretty good freshman run, and you should DEFINITELY catch up when it comes to Netflix this Thursday. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

What do you think? Do you agree with my list? Could you have left some more out? Or did I forget to include your favorite? Let us know!

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Agents Of Shield Season 1 Episode 1 Full Episode

'Beginning of the End'
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 22
Directed byDavid Straiton
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography byFeliks Parnell
Original air dateMay 13, 2014
Running time41 minutes
Guest appearance(s)
  • Bill Paxton as John Garrett
  • J. August Richards as Mike Peterson / Deathlok
  • B.J. Britt as Antoine Triplett
  • Ruth Negga as Raina
  • David Conrad as Ian Quinn
  • Glenn Morshower as Jacobs
  • Josh Daugherty as Kyle Zeller
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
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'Beginning of the End' is the twenty-second episode and season finale of the first season of the American television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), revolving around the character of Phil Coulson and his team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as they attack a major Hydra base. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon, and directed by David Straiton.

Clark Gregg reprises his role as Coulson from the film series, and is joined by series regulars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge.

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'Beginning of the End' originally aired on ABC on May 13, 2014, and according to Nielsen Media Research, was watched by 5.45 million viewers.

Plot[edit]

Following the events of 'Ragtag', Coulson, Melinda May, Skye and Antoine Triplett are attacked by several Centipede soldiers (controlled from Cybertek) and a Hydra operative wielding the Berserker staff in a Cuban Hydra base. After Skye activates her Trojan virus within Hydra's computer systems so the team can uncover their plans, May uses the staff to collapse the base and bury the Hydra agents.

Trapped on the ocean floor, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons send out a distress signal, and devise a controlled explosive to blow the windows open and escape. Fitz forces a distraught Simmons to take the sole oxygen tank, professing his feelings for her. He is nearly drowned after using the explosive, while Simmons swims to the surface with his unconscious body, where they are rescued by Nick Fury, who picked up their distress signal. Fitz survives, but sustains damage to his temporal lobe as a result of oxygen deprivation and is left comatose.

After being saved from death by Raina's synthesized GH325, Garrett begins exhibiting the super-strength given by the Centipede serum, as well as the manic behavior and hypergraphia caused by GH325, and the symbols he carves resemble those found in an earlier mission by Grant Ward in the Todorov Building in Minsk. Coulson, May, Skye and Triplett use the Trojan to locate the new Cybertek facility, and launch an assault while Ian Quinn is giving some military generals a tour. Hearing the gunfire, the generals demand to know the situation, and an annoyed Garrett murders one of them. A panicked Quinn flees with the gravitonium, along with Raina.

Ward tries to capture Skye, but is attacked and incapacitated by May, while Skye releases prisoners Hydra took to coerce the Cybertek staff and Centipede soldiers into doing their bidding, including Ace Peterson. Fury arrives and provides Coulson with the Destroyer gun, which he uses to take out the remaining Centipede soldiers, before they confront Garrett and Mike Peterson. Skye sends Peterson a message from Ace through his eye implant ('Dad, what are we? We're a team'), and Peterson, realizing Ace is safe, fires a missile at Garrett and then kills him with his cybernetic leg.

In the aftermath, the Centipede soldiers are arrested by the military, Coulson takes Ward captive, and Peterson, unable to face his son, leaves to seek redemption for his crimes. The GH325 in Garrett's blood revives him, and he uses Cybertek machinery to upgrade into an advanced Deathlok, but Coulson vaporizes him with the Peruvian Tesseract weapon. Coulson criticizes Fury for using GH325 to revive him, but Fury asserts that he values Coulson as much as any Avenger, because he represents the heart and moral center of SHIELD. He then declares Coulson the new director of SHIELD, tasking him with rebuilding the organization from scratch, and equips him with a 'toolbox' containing useful data. Under cover of his apparent death, Fury heads to eastern Europe to continue hunting Hydra, while Coulson, May, Skye and Triplett use co-ordinates in the toolbox to locate another secret base, the Playground, where they reunite with Simmons and meet Billy Koenig, the deceased Eric's identical brother. Elsewhere, Raina meets with Skye's father, 'the Doctor'.

In an end tag, Coulson begins experiencing hypergraphic episodes as a belated side effect of the GH325.

Production[edit]

Development and writing[edit]

In April 2014, Marvel revealed that the twenty-second episode would be titled 'Beginning of the End', and would be written by executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon, with David Straiton directing.[1] Whedon said they wanted to give the season 'a happy ending in a way' with Tancharoen adding the series was 'a little bit back to square one' and 'boiled down to the basics'. Whedon continued saying, though teases were given for Raina, Skye, and Phil Coulson, 'we wanted to feel their victory' in the episode.[2]:192

Casting[edit]

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In April 2014, Marvel revealed that main cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge would star as Phil Coulson, Melinda May, Grant Ward, Skye, Leo Fitz, and Jemma Simmons, respectively.[1] It was also revealed that the guest cast for the episode would include Bill Paxton as Agent Garrett, J. August Richards as Mike Peterson / Deathlok, B.J. Britt as Agent Triplett, Ruth Negga as Raina, David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Glenn Morshower as General Jacobs, Josh Daugherty as Kyle Zeller, Patton Oswalt as Billy Koenig, Mark Berry as Admiral Jolnes, Jeffrey Muller as Kaminsky, Ajani Wrighster as Ace Peterson, Asif Ali as Jesse Fletcher, Kyla Garcia as Mrs. Zeller, Nicole J. Butler as Aunt Mindy and Cynthia Rose Hall as employee.[1] Oswalt, Berry, Muller, Wrighster, Ali, Garcia, Butler, and Hall did not receive guest star credit in the episode. Paxton, Richards, Britt, Negga, Conrad, and Morshower reprise their roles from earlier in the series.[3]Samuel L. Jackson makes a special guest appearance as Nick Fury, reprising his role from the films.[4]

Filming[edit]

Filming occurred from March 23 to April 9, 2014.[2]:191

Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins[edit]

Agents Of Shield Season 1 Episode 1 Full Episode

In his appearance, Jackson's Fury wields a version of the gun that Coulson used in Marvel's The Avengers.[5]

Release[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

'Beginning of the End' was first aired in the United States on ABC on May 13, 2014.[6]

Marketing[edit]

For the final six episodes, Marvel began the 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level Seven' initiative, in which a different image was released each Thursday before a new episode, depicting a first look at a key event from the upcoming episode. Bell stated that the initiative was a way to tie the series back to its comics roots, and was thought of at the beginning of the season. The production team tried to pair specific artists to the teaser posters based on their previous work and how it connected to the themes and emotion of the intended episode.[7] The poster for 'Beginning of the End', created by Phantom City Creative, is reminiscent of the first official poster released, with differences including the characters' order and clothing, the poster's coloring, a broken S.H.I.E.L.D. logo over Hydra's, and Ward being tinted by Hydra.[8] Phantom City Creative director Justine Erickson said, 'It made sense to bookend the series with a poster that on one hand called back to where they began, but more importantly showed how far they've come as a team.' May and Skye are positioned closest to Coulson in the poster because they are now both the closest emotionally to him, while Ward's positioning needed to show how he went 'from the most trusted of colleagues to betrayer and villain'.[2]:159

Home media[edit]

Agents Of Shield Season 1 Episode 1 Full Episode

The episode, along with the rest of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season, was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9, 2014. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, and a blooper reel.[9] On November 20, 2014, the episode became available for streaming on Netflix.[10]

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Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

In the United States the episode received a 2.0/7 percent share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, meaning that it was seen by 2.0 percent of all households, and 7 percent of all of those watching television at the time of the broadcast. It was watched by 5.45 million viewers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ abcStrom, Marc (April 25, 2014). 'Declassifying 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Beginning of the End'. Marvel.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  2. ^ abcBenjamin, Troy (July 29, 2014). Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One Declassified. Marvel Worldwide, Inc.ISBN978-0-7851-8998-5.
  3. ^Strom, Marc (April 22, 2014). 'Declassifying 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Ragtag'. Marvel.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  4. ^Vineyard, Jennifer (April 7, 2014). 'Samuel L. Jackson Just Filmed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Season Finale'. Vulture. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  5. ^Garcia, Kevin (May 14, 2014). 'Hey-Ho Friends: Secrets of SHIELD episode 'Beginning of the End''. Observation Deck. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  6. ^ abBibel, Sara (May 14, 2014). 'Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'The Goldbergs' Adjusted Up; 'The Originals', 'Supernatural' & 'About A Boy' Adjusted Down'. TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  7. ^Towers, Andrea (April 3, 2014). ''Agents of SHIELD' first-look art teases Clairvoyant reveal – Exclusive'. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  8. ^Towers, Andrea (May 8, 2014). ''Agents of SHIELD': Season finale poster art teases 'beginning of the end' – Exclusive'. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  9. ^Fowler, Matt (May 30, 2014). 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Blu-ray And DVD Details'. IGN. Archived from the original on May 30, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  10. ^O'Keefe, Meghan (November 11, 2014). 'Exclusive: 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Is Coming To Netflix November 20!'. Decider. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.

External links[edit]

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  • 'Beginning of the End' on IMDb
  • 'Beginning of the End' at TV.com
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