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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply 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. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division)

Season 1[edit]

Pilot [1.01][edit]

Maria Hill: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?
Grant Ward: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
Hill: And what does that mean to you?
Ward: It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out "shield." [Hill gives him a look] …It means we're the line between the world and the much weirder world. We protect people from news they aren't ready to hear. And when we can't do that, we keep them safe.

Hill: Everything's changing. A little while ago, most people went to bed thinking that the craziest thing in the world was a billionaire in a flying metal suit. Then aliens invade New York then were beaten back by, among others, a giant green monster, a costumed hero from the 40's, and a god.
Ward: I don't think Thor's technically a god.
Hill: Well, you haven't been near his arms.

Ward: Why was I pulled out of Paris?
Hill: That, you'll have to ask Agent Coulson.
Ward: Uh, yeah. I'm clearance Level Six. I know that…Agent Coulson was killed in action, before the battle of New York. I got the full report.
Phil Coulson: Welcome to Level Seven.
[he walks in from a darkened corner]
Coulson: Sorry, that corner was really dark and I couldn't help myself. I think there's a bulb out.

Coulson: [To Ward.] Agent Hill did a very detailed assessment of your last three missions. Combat: Top grade. Espionage: She gave you the highest mark since Romanoff. Under people skills she drew a…I think it’s a little poop, with knives sticking out of it. What? That’s bad, right?

Hill: It was a porcupine. It was not a poop. It just means that…
Coulson: No, I’m pretty sure.

Skye: With great power comes…a ton of weird crap that you are not prepared to deal with!

[Coulson and Ward are interrogating Skye]
Coulson: This is QMB-T16. It's the top-shelf martini of sodium-pentathol derivatives. It's a very potent and extremely fast-acting truth drug. Don't worry, effects only last about an hour.
Ward: And then you'll have a nice little nap. And we'll know everything…[Coulson injects Ward with the serum] Gah, what the hell?!
Coulson: I'm sorry, did that hurt?
Ward: …No. But you've lost your mind. You should never do that do a fellow member of your team. And yes, it did hurt a little bit. But I always try to mask my pain in front of beautiful women because I think it makes me seem more masculine—my God this stuff works fast.
Coulson: [To Skye] Still don't trust us? Ask him whatever you like. [Leaves the room]
Ward: Wait a minute…you can't just…THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT PROTOCOL!!

Mike Peterson: [to Coulson] You said if we worked hard, if we did right, we'd have a place. You said it was enough to be a man. But there's better than man. There's gods. And the rest of us? What are we? They're giants. We're what they step on.

0-8-4 [1.02][edit]

Skye: Usually one person doesn't solve the solution, but 100 people with 1% of the solution that will get it done. I think that's beautiful, pieces solving a puzzle.
Ward: You and I see the world differently.

Ward: Where's your side arm?
Melinda May: If I need a gun, I'll take one.
Ward: Right, I forgot I was working with "The Cavalry."
May: Don't ever call me that.
[Later, caught in a standoff with Peruvian soldiers]
Ward: You should've taken more guns.

Skye: I don't even know where we are going.
Coulson: Peru. That's where the 0-8-4 was reported.
Skye: And an 0-8-4 is?
Coulson: Object of unknown origin, kind of like you. Team goes in, determines if it's useful or poses a threat. Last one turned out to be pretty interesting.
Skye: What was the last one?
Coulson: A hammer.

Skye: Sweet ride.
Coulson: I earned a little good will from Director Fury when I got hit right before the battle of New York.
Skye: You took a bullet?
Coulson: "ish".

Leo Fitz: Are you mental? I did explain what I meant using the Queen's bloody English!
Ward: I use normal English. Words like "duck" and "run" and "might blow us to pieces."
Fitz: Congratulations, Agent Ward, you managed to string three words together in a sentence.

Coulson: Anything else?
Skye: (Raising her hand.) Uh, yeah, I have a small question. Because I’ve been feeling like tag-a-long rookie, but now I get the sense that Ward doesn’t know which one’s Simmons and which one’s Fitz, and they’ve seen even less gunfire than me, and I’m no rocket scientist, but is this your first mission together?
Simmons: No. Course not. It’s our second.
Skye: I was your first? That’s sweet.

The Asset [1.03][edit]

Ward: There will come a moment when you have to commit to this or bail. Every field agent has a defining moment. Ask Coulson. When you have to make the hard call to either dedicate yourself to this or to curl up in a ball and run.

Coulson: You forget, I saw plenty of action with the Avengers. [Walks away]
May: [Quietly, to herself] And you died.

Ian Quinn: Many of you shareholders have been with us for years, and I see a few new names here, but I want to thank you all for traveling so far to this beautiful country and, well, for slumming it at Shaba Tal-Banar. This country where we are allowed to pursue progress and profit without the stranglehold of regulations that are now choking our world. The United States government, the R.U., the DRTC, S.H.I.E.L.D. These are just a few of the institutions that are guilty of halting the development of new technology for anyone except themselves. We dare defy them with a new idea, they steal in and sweep it out from under us. But not today.

Franklin Hall: I've seen the future, Mr. Coulson, and it's a catastrophe.

Hall: They won't understand the good I did here.
Coulson: Killing innocent people?
Hall: Saving millions. We have to live with the choices we make, but sometimes we have to die with them, too.

Eye Spy [1.04][edit]

Skye: So you asked how she could have cracked the system. I have a pitch, but it's way outside the box.
Coulson: I live outside the box.

Coulson: Have you seen Skye?
Ward: Not since weapons training.
Coulson: She stop saying "bang" when she pulls the trigger?
Ward: Mostly. Now if she can just learn the difference between the safety release and the magazine release, we will be making real progress.

Skye: What's up Phil?
Coulson: I prefer you not call me Phil.
Skye: Ok, you're the boss, AC.

May: Bus to short bus.
Ward: Go for short bus.
Coulson: Next time I'll decide what we call ourselves, ok?

[Fitz and Ward are playing poker on the plane]
Ward: ...I call, and raise a hundred.
Fitz: Do you know how I'm gonna beat you?
Ward: By losing?
Fitz: You have a tell. A psychological tick that lets me know you're bluffing. If I watch you carefully... [Louder, into his earpiece] If I watch you carefully...
Skye: Oh, sorry. One minute. [Grabs the eye-spy x-ray glasses] You know that if I do this, I'll not only see Ward's cards, I'll see you without any clothes on?
Fitz: ...I fold, you win. [Leaves]

Skye: [With a gun.] Safety off. [She accidentally releases the magazine.] Bang?

Coulson: Are you still needing your ‘you time’?
Skye: There’s always room for AC. Slide on in.
Coulson: What’s wrong with ‘Agent Coulson’ or just ‘Coulson’?
Skye: Nothing, I guess. AC’s just way cooler. Cos you are. Cool.

Girl in the Flower Dress [1.05][edit]

Skye: Did you just give me a compliment?
Ward: I - no, I made a comment.
Skye: A kind one. Did it physically hurt to do that? Do you need an ice pack?
[Ward smiles]
Skye: Wow! A compliment and a smile.

Raina: I come as a friend.
Chan Ho Yin: English isn't my first language, but that word means something different than you think.

May: His file say anything about him being homicidal?
Coulson: Just said he was kind of a tool.

Chan Ho Yin: Poor little Chan Ho Yin may have believed your lies, but not Scorch!
May: Who?
Coulson: Oh, crap. They gave him a name.

Edison Po: [to Raina] We all have to do things that make us uncomfortable If we are ever to get our toy soldiers off the shelf.

F.Z.Z.T. [1.06][edit]

Jemma Simmons: Working up a good sweat there, sir?
Coulson: I don't sweat. I glisten.

Simmons: Well, you can officially tell your physical therapist that you're fit as the proverbial fiddle, especially for a man of your age.
Coulson: A man of my age? That's something you say to an old person.
Simmons: [nervous] Is it?

Ward: I wanted it to be a person, some superpowered psychopath someone I could hurt, someone I could punish. That I could do. What I can't do is protect you guys from stuff I can't even see or understand.

Simmons: I suppose now's as good a time as any to tell you that I may have misled you earlier. You see, when I gave you back the night-night pistol, I lied. It's still an ounce off.
Ward: I know.
Simmons: You do? Of course.
Ward: After all...[imitating the others imitating him] I'm Agent Grant Ward. I just jumped out of a plane without a parachute on and saved your life!
Simmons: [laughing] Actually, that's not quite it. It's a bit more nasally than that.

The Hub [1.07][edit]

[Coulson, Ward, and May are being briefed on a special assignment to disarm a nuclear device]
Victoria Hand: I need a two man team to sneak over the border, find the device, and disarm it within the next 48 hours. And you have two people who fit my bill.
May: Ready to go.
Ward: I was in Georgia when the incurson occured. I still have contacts on the other side of the border.
Hand: And you'll need them. But, we don't have specs on the device, so I need someone on your team who can recognize and dismantle it on sight.
Ward: ...Do you mean...
Coulson: I think she does...
[Camera cuts to the commons area, where Fitz is arriving to meet Simmons and Skye with a cart full of tech. The door opens.]
Fitz: I found a localized EMP, plus a few other party favors. [The door closes when the cart's halfway through] Oh, come on. What the... Open. It's stuck. [Coulson, Ward, and May arrive] The cart's stuck. [Fitz pulls open the door and turns back to the front of the cart] That's unbelieveable. [The door closes again] WHAT THE HELL?! Who designed this?! In the Hub, of all places! [He shoves the cart out the door, which closes on him.] Oh, that's... [Door closes, cutting off his voice]
Ward: ...Seriously?

Ward: [disables an enemy and sees more arriving] Fitz! More Border Patrol!
[Fitz has already gotten out of the truck and started running]
Fitz: I'm already moving! HURRY UP!

Fitz: [surprised after kicking a bad guy in the face] I just did that.
Ward: [equally surprised] Yeah...
Fitz: Let's go.

Fitz: This is gonna take a while.
Ward: You have ten minutes.
Fitz: I thought you'd say five.

Simmons: [to Skye] I can't be a part of your bad-girl shenanigans! I like following the rules and doing what's expected of me! It makes me feel nice!

Hand: You yourself have designed dozens of operations like this. You know how this works.
Coulson: Usually with an extraction plan.
Hand: Barton. Romanoff. They never have an extraction plan.
Coulson: They know that going in.

The Well [1.08][edit]

Coulson: I can't think of a single time when anything alien in human hands ended well.
Skye: Wouldn't mind getting my human hands on Thor. He's so dreamy.
Coulson: Sure, he's handsome, but -
May: [interrupting] No. He's dreamy.

Elliott Randolph: Recent events have thrown us all for a loop. I thought I was teaching Norse mythology. No, turns out I'm a history professor.

Coulson: So, the myth is your autobiography.
Randolph: I didn't write it. I didn't want anyone to know about me. Then I had to open my big mouth.
Coulson: Were you captured? Tortured?
Randolph: Horny. I met a French girl in 1546. Ah, she loved stories. So I told her a great one, all about the peaceful Asgardian warrior who stayed. Now, how was I to know her brother the priest would write it all down and turn it into, I don't know, a thing?
Coulson: Do you know Thor?
Randolph: Oh, sure, I spent all my days palling around with the future King of Asgard. No, I don't know Thor. I was a mason. I broke rocks.

Repairs [1.09][edit]

Fitz: No! You do not touch that! Two semesters minimum of holographic engineering before you touch this!
Skye: All right, All right. I get it. I didn't go to your stupid SHIELD Hogwarts or whatever.

May: People believe what they want to believe to justify their actions.

Skye: You can catch a lot more flies with honey than with napalm.

Coulson: May used to be different. She was always quiet, she just...she was warm. Fearless in a different way, getting in trouble, pulling pranks, thought rules were meant to be broken. Sound familiar? But when she walked out of that building it was like that part of her was gone. I tried to comfort her, but she wouldn't tell me what went down in there.
Skye: What did you say?
Coulson: I said the words I thought she needed to hear.

The Bridge [1.10][edit]

Mike Peterson: Did I beat Captain America's time?
Trainer: Not even close.

Ward: I'm just saying this could easily go sideways. The last time we saw this guy he was a raging homicidal maniac... [Peterson walks up] He's standing right behind me, isn't he?

Po: I spoke with the Clairvoyant.
Raina: And?
Po: I'll share the information when the time is right.
Raina: I would love to hear much more than just information. Will you tell me what he's like?
Po: Never. The last person who tried to learn these things got a knife for it. I don't want to have to do that again, Raina. You have such pretty eyes.

May: [to Skye] The truth is you have to decide why you're here. We have a mission, and it's not to find your parents. If you can't put aside your personal attachments, then you shouldn't be here!

Raina: I don't believe I've had the pleasure.
Coulson: Lucky for you.

The Magical Place [1.11][edit]

Skye: You made me a sandwich?
Simmons: [with great emphasis] Yes, it is that!

Hand: No single agent is that important.

Raina: Now, after all you've sacrificed -
Coulson: Sacrifice is part of the job. I would give my life -
Raina: You didn't just give your life, you gave up your chance at a normal one, at love. And she did love you, Agent Coulson.
Coulson: How could you know that?
Raina: Do you miss her? Dinners at the Richmond. Do you miss hearing her play?

Coulson: One thing before we start: what is it with the flowers?
Raina: Who doesn't like flowers?

Coulson: I heard what you did for me. I think it's time that we remove this.
[Talks to her wrist binder]
Coulson: Disengage bracelet.
[Bracelet comes off]
Skye: Are you kidding me?
Coulson: I thought you'd like that.

Seeds [1.12][edit]

Fitz: Is science and technology what you imagined, Agent Ward?
Ward: Yep. No uniforms, no rope course, no defined muscularity on anyone.
Fitz: No marching in place, no I.Q.s in double digits.

Skye: "Bad seed" isn’t a S.H.I.E.L.D. term, Ward. Just a term.

Simmons: Today, we'd like to share a few stories from the field in which we learned this lesson up close and faced the consequences when untested technology or biology lands in the wrong hands. And don't worry we brought pictures.

Coulson: We need to root out all the secrets.
May: Agent Ward and I have been having sex.

Donnie Gill: It's true what the other guys say - you are the smartest person to come through here.
Fitz: Is that what they say? Yeah? Well, Simmons is probably smarter, technically, but that - that's just because she likes homework more than life itself.

Skye: Wall of Valour.
Ward: So you’ve read about it?
Skye: Every SHIELD facility has a memorial to the agents lost in the line of duty. SHIELD’s history can be traced on walls like this. [Touching the wall.] Huh. Bucky Barnes.

Ward: Skye looks young enough to blend in.
Skye: You’re not exactly Old Man River, and Fitz looks younger than us.
Fitz: Time will come when you won’t make fun of me for that. You’ll be jealous. You’ll be jealous, wrinkly old hags.

T.R.A.C.K.S. [1.13][edit]

Coulson: Let me get that.
Simmons: Oh. Thanks, Dad...who looks far too young to have a daughter my age.

Fitz: How's your Scottish accent?
Skye: [in a poor Scottish accent] I don't know. You tell me how great it is, laddie.
Fitz: [in a perfect American accent] American, then.

Fitz: [to Skye] You're the least supportive pretend girlfriend I've ever had.

Simmons: [arguing with Coulson, pretending to act as his daughter] All mom ever wanted was your love. To be with you! In our two-story Victorian home in the Cotswolds! But could you even give her a moment, what with your banking job requiring you to travel to the States from Tuesday to Saturday every other week? No!
Passenger: [interrupts] Excuse me, ma'am, I'm personally sorry for your loss. [turns towards Coulson] As for you, this is your chance to do better.
Coulson: I understand. [the passenger walks away]
Simmons: He's right. You never had time for her, but you had time for your work! And your prostitutes!
Coulson: Prostitutes? Plural?

Skye: Fitz, have you ever heard of an 0-8-4 being a person?
Fitz: No, but I suppose it's possible. I'd hate to meet the guy.

T.A.H.I.T.I. [1.14][edit]

Melinda May: If Coulson thinks there's a chance in a million to save Skye- to save any of us- he'll take it.

Coulson: Garrett? What the hell are you doing here?
John Garrett: Well, as opposed to the Level 8 jackass I'm staring at, I still follow orders.
Coulson: You're the worst at following orders.

Antoine Triplett: How did Coulson score such a sweet ride?
Ward: He died.
Trip: That's tight.

Garrett: Well, I'm a bit of a sweet talker when I need to be. [about Ward] You wouldn't believe what I could talk this son of a gun into.

Quinn: My head's still ringing from the last visitor.
Garrett: At least the last visitor left you with a head. I'm not always that considerate. I'm interested in one of your newer projects.
Quinn: Hmm? Oh, but there are so many to choose from. (Garrett grabs him by the tongue)
Garrett: Let me be clear: you have no rights. You have no lawyer. The only thing keeping Agent Coulson here from throwing you out of this plane is the very weak heartbeat of a young agent downstairs, and the only incentive I have for not tearing your tongue out is that you use it to answer my questions. Is that clear?

Fitz: Comms are down. There's too much mountain on top of us.
Garrett: Trust me - it's better. You don't want them hearing the horrible death we're walking into.
[Fitz gives a worried stare]
Garrett: Humor, son. You Brits are too serious. Besides, if the job was easy...
Ward: It wouldn't be fun.
Fitz: I'm not afraid - not yet.

Yes Men [1.15][edit]

Jasper Sitwell: You know, usually when a friend wants a favor they do something nice. Takes me to a nice restaraunt, buys me a bottle of wine.
Coulson: Want to go to a movie? Hold hands? Okay, but I need to ask you a question first.
Sitwell: I don't know where director Fury is. Don't be so shocked. For a quiet guy you make a lot of noise. How many favors have you called in?
Coulson: Clearly not enough.
Sitwell: Something I can help you with? [Coulson stays quiet] Fine, but Fury is a high level agent who is off grid. You don't find him unless he wants to find you. You did something like that once too. Remember? I never asked you. How was Tahiti?
Coulson: It sucked.

Simmons: These are the same readings Dr. Selvig and Dr. Foster picked up in New Mexico and in London. They herald the arrival of an Asgardian.
Fitz: ...Thor.
May: Not sure. Either way, S.H.I.E.L.D. wants us to be the welcome wagon.
Fitz: Oh-Okay, fine. No cause for concern, right? Asgardians are allies.
Ward: Loki wasn't.

[Lady Sif sees Coulson, whom she belived dead]
Lady Sif: What dark magic is this? Thor said you perished at the hand of Loki.
Coulson: And he was right. For a while anyway. But Loki wasn't the only one with some tricks up his sleeve. Turns out S.H.I.E.L.D. had a few of their own.
Sif: Thor will be pleased to hear it. He considers you a friend.
Coulson: I feel the same. Which is why I prefer he hear it from me, if that's okay.

Lorelei: I wanted gold! You bring me paper?
Rooster: It's cash. It's like gold. This is the currency here.
Lorelei: [points at a $100 bill] And who's this ugly women?
Rooster: That's... uh... that's Ben Franklin. He used to be president. He used to rule this whole country.
Lorelei: And women can rule your land? Can they not?
Rooster: You'd be the first.
Lorelei: Yes. I will.

[Coulson discusses how to catch Ward and Lorelei]
Skye: What can I do? And don't you dare say "nothing" or tell me to sit down here and count ceiling tiles while Ward is missing.
Coulson: Ward's got drop boxes and storage lockers all over the world. They're filled with currency, weapons, ID's. He's gonna use aliases, cash, anything to keep Lorelei off the radar. You're the best radar we have. Find them.

[Sif has Lorelei at sword point]
Lorelei: Kill me. I'd rather die than go back to that place.
Sif: You'll not get off that easy.
Lorelei: Why? It's what you want. I can see it in your eyes. Or would you rather hear about how the man you loved followed me around like a dog? Hear of his touch? His kiss? The look in his eyes when I...
[Sif silences Lorelei with the collar]
Sif: You were saying?

Fitz: You better get back here, Simmons. You cannot be running about. Okay? Lorelai does not...
Coulson: Fitz.
Fitz: Sir?
[He turns around, only to have Coulson punch him in the face.]
Simmons: Oh, poor thing. He’s always getting knocked out, isn’t he?

End of the Beginning [1.16][edit]

Simmons: We'd like to send a blood sample of yours to some colleagues to do a molecular breakdown. 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 thing stays between us, then we should trust him, right? He's the boss.
Simmons: So you're saying we should obey the rules?
Fitz: Who are you and what have you done with Skye?

Felix Blake: You a scorpio? I was just wondering why our newest agent paired the two of us together. Must have thought we were compatible in some way.
May: It was random, Blake.
Blake: You seem like a scorpio.
May: You don't believe in the Clairvoyant, but you believe in astrology.
Blake: I have some theories of my own.

Blake: Mr. Peterson... stop. You have a son - Ace. He needs you. We can still help you, Mike.
Deathlok: Mike Peterson's dead.

Hand: The plan was flawed from the start.
Garrett: Come on, Vic. The plan was solid.
Hand: We have an agent down because we weren't prepared.
Garrett: Blake knew the risks.
Hand: And don't call me "Vic." - It's condescending.

Garrett: Impressive toy.
Fitz: I prefer the term "hard-tech hardware."

Turn, Turn, Turn [1.17][edit]

Hand: You got something to say, Agent Shaw?
Shaw: Apologies, ma'am. I'm just having a hard time killing the people we once called friends.
Hand: Once that encoded transmission went out, everything changed. You understand that, don't you? We swore allegiance to each other. And today, that loyalty will be tested. If you waver you die.

Hand: The worst thing you can do right now is to underestimate Hydra. They hide in plain sight. They earn our trust, our sympathy. They make us like them. And when you hesitate, they strike. If we're to survive, we must learn to strike first.

Coulson: Fury would bury you for this.
Garrett: Probably. Instead, he'll just have to roll over in his grave.

Coulson: You really believe all that crap spreading death and destruction?
Garrett: I wouldn't say I'm a true believer. Let's just say I felt the wind changing direction and swung my sail.

Garrett: As for you, Agent Fitz, you'll hold a very high rank, run our tech division if you volunteer. If not, you'll have no rank and a lot of pain. Of course, either way, your services will be required.
Fitz: You're gonna suffer for what you've done. And I I plan on being a very big part of that.
Garrett: [chuckles] I like you, kid.

Providence [1.18][edit]

Raina: You're not Clairvoyant?
Garrett: Hardly. But if it's any consolation, you weren't alone in believing, not by a long shot.
Raina: So you're a liar. You're a fraud.
Garrett: An artist. A con artist, perhaps, but an artist all the same. Had to pull the wool over S.H.I.E.L.D.'s eyes somehow to do what we set out to do. Remember what that was?
Raina: To change the world.
Garrett: Why don't you take a seat and let me show you how we're doing that? Oh, don't worry. I wouldn't dream of letting Ernesto cut your hair.
[Raina takes a seat in the barber's chair]
Garrett: [leaning in with a smile] Welcome to Hydra.

Coulson: Skye, please tell me something good.
Skye: We have internet.
Coulson: Yay! And boy, have I lowered my expectations.

Coulson: Nick Fury gave me this badge. When he did, I swore an oath, we all did. To serve when everything else fails, to be humanity's last line of defence, to be the shield.

Garrett: Once we hit the fridge and grab all the fun toys tucked away inside we'll be able to take any base we want.
Kaminsky: [Lifts both hands straight in a Nazi salute] Hail HYDRA!
Garrett: Alright, alright, put your arms down Kaminsky, you look like a West Texas cheerleader at pep rally.

Ward: (on Garrett) You were disappointed- that he wasn't a real Clairvoyant.
Raina: ...There was a question I would have asked. (pause, looks at him) You've known him a long time?
Ward: Since I was a teenager. He pulled me out of a Hell. Saved me from myself. (pause, smiles at her sarcastically) So, now do you know me? Know how to work me?
Raina: (smiles) I'm just curious. If I wanted to work you, I'd ask you about Coulson and his team- and how you managed to gain their trust.
Ward: I jumped out of a plane. Deep-cover tactics, 101: perform selfless acts of bravery early on. So, I jumped to save the scientist. I had a parachute.
Raina: They never suspected?
Ward: Agent May was the primary threat- so I... let things get intimate.
Raina: You don't seem like her type.
Ward: (smiles)... I'm everyone's type. (pause) Skye was the unknown variable. Being her S.O. put me in the position to being a sounding board- get an idea what she was thinking.
Raina: And Coulson? He wasn't skeptical when you pressured him to join?
Ward: (smirks)... He pressured me. You'd be surprised, how often you get invited to the party when you don't wanna go. "Sir, I was trained from Day One as a specialist. I go in alone- I get it done. This team thing- not my speed." (shrugs) I gave Coulson a person he thought he could help- plane was full of them.
Raina: (nods skeptically)... It's that simple? You really felt nothing for them? I spent time with Coulson- he's a good man. Someone who'd lay down his life for you. Don't you owe a man like that something?
Ward: Sure. (glances in Garrett's direction)... But I owe Garrett everything.

Coulson: Fury sent us these coordinates for a reason.
May: And what reason is that?
Coulson: [snapping] I don't know, May! I don't know! There's got to be something here! This means something! This has to mean something! The world needs us! Hydra is out there! We cannot let them win! We we cannot let them define us! Do you understand that? We are not agents of nothing! We are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that still carries weight! It has to carry weight! After everything we've been through, that carries weight!

The Only Light in the Darkness [1.19][edit]

Coulson: Yeah, we're safe here. But what about everyone else? The people that don't happen to have access to a top secret, underground shelter? What about them? I don't know if it's wise, but it's right. I'm taking a team, and that's the end of it.

Eric Koenig: So you're not gonna mention your grandfather?
Trip: It's not something I advertise. Didn't want to be treated any different because I'm a legacy.
Eric Koenig: If I was the grandson of a Howling Commando, I'd have that tattooed on my chest.

Eric Koenig: What's the difference between an egg and a rock?
May: Edible. Not.
Fitz: Well, that's absurd. The differences are-
Simmons: -innumerable. If you want, I can start listing them but then-
Fitz: -we'll be here all day.

Eric Koenig: You wash up on a deserted island alone. Sitting on the sand is a box. What is in that box?
May: Machete.
Trip: A sat phone so I can call someone to get me off that island.
Fitz: How big is the box?
Eric Koenig: Just say the first answer that comes into your mind. What's in that box?
Fitz: Simmons.
Simmons: That's a hard one. Let me think. The TARDIS.
Skye: I want to say my laptop, fully charged. But I don't want to seem subversive - with the Rising Tide and all...
Eric Koenig: You're over-thinking it.
Skye: The laptop would be stupid, anyway. There's no wi-fi.

Koenig: The NSA. You want to hack the NSA? That's a bad idea, Skye. That's a terrible idea. The NSA's already got S.H.I.E.L.D. on its watch list. Why poke the bear - the big, scary, waterboarding bear?

Nothing Personal [1.20][edit]

Hill: [to the numerous agents surrounding her] 3 minutes and 20 seconds. Really? If you were my agents, it wouldn't be for long.

Coulson: [to Talbot] If I come out, will you shoot me? 'Cause then I won't come out.
Glenn Talbot: Hold your fire, soldiers.

Trip: We're not Hydra. We're agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Talbot: Well, right now, to the rest of the world, that's the same thing.

Skye: Think about all that time he spent as your S.O., getting to know you, being your mentor only to lie to your face, betray you like that.
Ward: It was, uh, difficult to accept. But thankfully, that's over.
Skye: Because you took care of him.
Ward: Can we not discuss this right now?
Skye: If you had one more moment before you shot him in the back of the head so heroically, if he was sitting right here and you could say anything you want, what would you say?
Ward: Skye-
Skye: (angrily) Would you say he's disgusting? Would you tell him he's a disgusting, backstabbing traitor? Or to rot in hell?
Ward: ...What are you doing?
Skye: I'm just trying to have an honest conversation for once.
Ward: (notices the cops in the diner trying to clear people out) They're starting to clear people out- we should go.
Skye: No, I think I'm good here.
Ward: Skye, we've been made. Come on.
Skye: No. (turns her laptop around showing an image of Ward labeled as a "Dangerous Fugitive") I tipped them off. (sarcastically) Hail HYDRA.

Skye: You think I don't want to watch him suffer?
Deathlok: Not suffer. Die. Garrett doesn't think you're gonna let that happen.
Skye: He's a murderer.
Deathlok: Yes, he is. Are you?

Hill: Wow. I can’t believe you shot Lola.
Coulson: I can’t talk about it.

Ragtag [1.21][edit]

Coulson: We have no authority to do this. We're no longer S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. We're...
Fitz: We're vigilantes.
Coulson: I was gonna say, "doing this because it's the right thing to do," but... yeah.

Coulson: So if you're with me, I'm gonna finish what I started. I'll be damned if I'm going to let Garrett and Ward get away with murder. And I want my plane back.

Ward: I could've crossed off that drug lord without getting my picture taken. Single shot, half a mile away.
Garrett: You're missing the point. I didn't want to just cross him off, I wanted to make a spectacle. People are killed by guns everyday in Bogota. But how often does a monster punch a drug lord's head clean off? Hell, that's international news!

Coulson: Skye, Trip, get ready for a large file transfer.
Skye: How large?
[A filing cabinet comes crashing out the window]

Skye: You know, I never gave you enough credit for this whole zen-warrior thing. But I got to admit, it'd be nice to feel nothing right now.
May: You think I don't feel anything?
Skye: Look at you. You're a statue. And you and Ward had a thing. So if anyone should be furious...
May: I am. I'm furious. But I'm sure as hell not gonna waste it on a tantrum. I'm gonna mine it, save it. And when we find Ward, I'm gonna use every bit of it to take him down.
Skye: Wish I knew how to use that hate-fu.
May: I'm up most mornings at five.

Beginning of the End [1.22][edit]

Coulson: Backup isn't coming. It will be just the four of us. We'll be out-manned and outgunned, but Fury always said a man can accomplish anything when he realizes he's a part of something bigger. A team of people that share that conviction can change the world. So what do you say? Are you ready to change the world?
May: No. I'm ready to kick some ass.
Coulson: That works, too.

Trip: Sir, I bring the noise and the funk wherever I go.

Garrett: You hear the dying breath of an old world, general, and a new world is coming. I've tasted it on my tongue.
Jacobs: [pause] This is your strategy consultant?
Quinn: He's...part time.

Garrett: Fury. Well, hell. When was the last time anyone saw a tag team wrestling match with four dead guys?
Coulson: I only see one dead guy in here.
Garrett: Oh, the power's all on this side of the room, fellas. Phil, I'm surprised you'd try and stop me. 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'd gone this crazy.
Coulson: He's really stepped it up a notch.

[An injured Garrett puts on the new Deathlok armor.]
Garrett: There's a reason why they say, "Cut off the head." Now, I'll be unsto- :[Coulson vaporizes Garrett with the 0-8-4 from Peru.]
Coulson: Hey, guys. I found it. I told you it'd be in here.

Season 2[edit]

Shadows [2.01][edit]

Jim Morita: Guten Tag boys. Alright, nice and calm, no sudden moves or we'll tie a blasting cap to your—hey Dugan, what's the German word for nuts?
Dum Dum Dugan: I don't know, Jim. But tie a blasting cap to him, I bet we'll hear it.

Peggy Carter: These assets are now under the protection of the Strategic Scientific Reserve. They'll be hidden out of sight, indefinitely... as will you.
HYDRA Officer: Cut off one head, two more shall grow in it's place.
Carter: Then I guess we'll keep cutting them off.

Coulson: You've said in your numerous public appearances that you have a facility where you're storing the technology and prisoners captured in the S.H.I.E.L.D. raids, yes?
Talbot: Yeah, I'm flattered you keep up with my press.

Coulson: We have to fight on for him, for those we've lost. We have to take risks, so that the sacrifices they made were not made in vain, and then we'll disappear.

Heavy is the Head [2.02][edit]

Trip: No need to think the worst till it shakes your hand and says hello.
Skye: Is that another one of your grandma's sayings?
Trip: Fortune cookie. Had some kung pao chicken the other night.

Coulson: Right now we have more important problems. A five-alarm fire otherwise known as Lance Hunter.
Skye: Is he...?
Coulson: Captured. But if he talks, our entire operation's compromised. We'll have to burn the base and evacuate. I know, and we've just retiled the bathrooms.

Skye: I know you're the boss and you have to compartmentalize everything, but it's not healthy. You need to loosen up. Try yoga or something.
Coulson: I tried it, but I'm really not flexible.

Skye: I'm really sorry, tough to lose people you care about.
Lance Hunter: Secret to that - don't get attached.
Skye: Tried that. Didn't work. For you either.
Hunter: You know, you remind me a bit of Izzy. Raw but sharp, you've got skills. Probably could earn you some real money in the private sector.
Skye: As a mercenary? Yeah, I don't think so.
Hunter: We prefer the term private military contractors. Don't knock it, everyone needs an exit strategy eventually.
Skye: Not me. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s my life now.
Hunter: S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't a life, it's just a job, means to an end. Remember that.

Raina: Hello?
Coulson: Who is this?
Raina: Agent Coulson, I'm glad you got my message.
Coulson: Raina, as I live and breathe.
Raina: It's been a while since we've spoken.
Coulson: I'm kind of in the middle of a manhunt; can we make this quick?
Raina: Why? You need time to trace this call, don't you? I take it then you haven't tracked down Mr. Creel or the item he stole.
Coulson: What do you know about that?
Raina: I know HYDRA's about to get their hands on it.
Coulson: Congratulations.
Raina: Let me be clear - Mr. Creel is working for HYDRA. I am not.
Coulson: Why the breakup? Bad dental plan?
Raina: HYDRA has only one thing on their minds - world domination, which is so 1945
Coulson: What do you want Raina?
Raina: It's what I don't want. Which is the obelisk falling into the hands of people who don't understand it.

Making Friends and Influencing People [2.03][edit]

May: In the field you need to maintain control, whatever the situation: hostages, bombs about to go off.
Skye: So what you're saying is what I just did was puny and sad?
[May checks Skye's heartbeat]
May: 61 beats per minute, consistent the whole time. Not that puny. Speaking of not puny... here, I want you to get used to this, it's a sniper rifle.
[Hunter and Mack come by]
Hunter: Pardon me, just one quick question, you went to S.H.I.E.L.D. academy, right?
May: You didn't. If you did, you would've known better than to shoot us.
Hunter: Apology number 470: I am very sorry Agent May...
May: Don't be sorry. Just wait.
Alphonso MacKenzie: Uh, we were just having a little wager, so did you...?
Skye: Go to the academy? Yeah, no.
[Hunter sighs]
Mack: Alright, well have fun with the inventory and remember: Koenig likes them neat.

[Simmons enters her home gun drawn to find Coulson]
Coulson: Did you think I wouldn't find out?
[Simmons lowers her gun]
Coulson: Sriracha? Beer? That's all? What kind of diet is that?
Simmons: Well, I also have tea. And if my diet is such a concern, then perhaps dead-drops shouldn't involve fast food.
Coulson: We'll revisit that protocol.

Ward: A gifted that refuses HYDRA is a threat. And threats are taken care of quickly.
Skye: [scoffs] That's the difference between S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA.
Ward: And that's why HYDRA will win. Because while a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is considering right and wrong, HYDRA's already taken the shot.

Daniel Whitehall: Why cling to the founding principles of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Freedom. Equality. Individual rights. These principles make mankind a plague on this planet. Think of a forest. It dries up and catches fire with the first spark. Now, mankind would fight that fire, believing every individual plant perfect in its own individual way. But it's the fire that's perfect. Essential. Now more magnificent plant species, like the giant sequoia, their seeds need the heat of that fire to crack open and be born. To literally rise from the ashes. And they will live for a thousand years. You don't need to keep burning. Rise. Be born.

Hunter: May shot me.
Trip: Man. I wanted to be the one.

Face My Enemy [2.04][edit]

Coulson: This is fun, right? Isn't this fun? Look - [Holds up his sleeves] Cufflinks!
May: I will pay you $500 right now for a pair of flats.

Skye: [Hears a noise over the comms] Wait. What was that?
Coulson: Yeah. That's May.
Skye: Is-is she okay? Is everything okay?
Coulson: Yes. She's laughing. I think the worst of it's over now.
May: [Walks up to Coulson] My face hurts.

Coulson: We're blown.
May: Why?
Coulson: No idea. I think Talbot's still pissed 'cause we kidnapped him that time.

Talbot: [to Coulson] You know, I spent five long months in an enemy war camp. You people make me miss those days.

Trip: Are you digging into a top-secret mission to find out about the parts they're not telling us?
Skye: (shrugs, smiles) I'm a good, helpful soldier.
Hunter: Well, I happen to appreciate your instinct to be thorough. I myself prefer a pint and a good nap, but then I'm the lazy type.
Skye: Lazy's not the first word that comes to mind.
Hunter: Dangerous? (Skye shakes her head) I understand, but truly, you should be lazy. I just... hide it well.
Skye: Think that's why you avoid the ex-wife? (Hunter scowls)
Mac: See, now you're bringing it back up!

Skye: Hey, at least you got away from your ex- the guy I had a crush on is now the psycho living in our basement.
Mac: You know, I wish I could relate, but- all my exes are awesome (grins)
Hunter: Is that right? I seem to remember an entire year where you had to pretend you liked quinoa.
Mac: Oh, yeah... that was a dark time.

May: I can help you -
Whitehall: Raina, I'm not like most of the people with whom you interact. I'm not easily confused. I've been around too long to lose sight of what's mine. I generally don't do my own dirty work anymore. We should all aspire to do only that which we enjoy, don't you agree? But in your case, I will make an exception.

A Hen in the Wolf House [2.05][edit]

Simmons: Do you have any idea what this means? We could kill millions of people, perhaps even billions.
Kenneth Turgeon: Pretty awesome, huh?

Ward: [on Garrett] To be honest, I was almost relieved when S.H.I.E.L.D. put him down. The Garrett I knew was long gone since the writing started. And whatever took his place, I don't think it was meant to survive.

Skye: Hold on, are you saying that I'm an alien?!
Coulson: It's a theory.
Skye: No, a theory is what scientists use to prove things in nature, this is you telling me that I might be an alien! That's not something you just say like it's no big deal!
Coulson: I was trying not to rattle you.
Skye: Guess what? Epic fail!

Skye: Have you been drinking?
Hunter: I was working. Had to maintain my cover.
Skye: Your cover as what? Ron Burgundy?

Simmons: If it hadn't have been for Agent Morse, I -
Bobbi Morse: Bobbi.
Simmons: - Bobbi, right. If it hadn't have been for Bobbi, I would never have made it out. Probably be brainwashed, happy to comply to who knows what. [whispers] She's amazing.

Lance Hunter: ...Bobbi?
Bobbi Morse: Hey Hunter. Nice suit.
Lance Hunter: "Nice suit"- really, that's what you're leading with?! (pause) What did you do to your hair?
Bobbi Morse: Ever heard of "undercover?"
Lance Hunter: I prefer you blonde.
Bobbi Morse: Well, I didn't do it for you. Two seconds in, there's already a tone.
Lance Hunter: This- this isn't a tone, this is my speaking voice when I'm upset with an unreasonable person!
Antoine Triplett: (chuckling, to May) What's the deal there?
Melinda May: (smirks) Hunter ever tell you stories about his she-Devil ex-wife?
Antoine Triplett: All the time. (He looks at Bobbi, May nods) Damn.

A Fractured House [2.06][edit]

Christian Ward: [to Coulson] You may think you know Grant Ward, Mr. Coulson, but trust me. Underneath every lie he tells is just another lie.

Ward: [about Christian] He'll smile, bare his soul. It is all manipulation. He is a master at it. Look, I know what I am. But my brother? He's worse.

Ward: I'm still a part of your team.
Coulson: My team? You th-- You are not, nor you'll ever be, on my team. You dropped Fitz-Simmons out of a plane. You murdered Victoria Hand and Eric Koenig. You betrayed every one of us, you deluded son of a bitch! The only reason you're alive is because you were of use! And the only reason you're being transferred is because your brother is of more use.

[Ward is being marched out of S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters and sees Skye]
Ward: Skye...
[Simmons steps protectively in front of Skye]
Simmons: If I ever see you again, I'll kill you.

Christian Ward: Dignatares, ladies and gentlemen, less then 48 hours ago, brave men and women lost their lives at this very spot where I'm standing now, and I think we owe it to them to discuss something all often elusive - the truth. Sometimes we want something simpler than they actually are, but... the tough reality is, we are complex creatures. And I've come to understand something that the world must, as well. There is a difference between S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA. One was an organization built on protection, and the other - world domination. And just as good and evil existed side-by-side within S.H.I.E.L.D., the same was true in my own home. At first, I was ashamed to share this truth with the world, but my younger brother, Grant Ward, was a member of HYDRA. He was a traitor. He was a traitor to his friends, his family, and his nation. When evil sits to ones own heart, that is when the surest hand must cut it out. I give my word. I will personally make sure my brother is punished for his crimes. But as is so often true, the darkness lingers longer than the light. And while S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone, HYDRA is a problem that world must still face. Otherwise, that darkness will grow and spread and cast a shadow over us all.

The Writing on the Wall [2.07][edit]

Skye: May gave out specific instructions: you go on a date with a crazy wall. I get to chaperone.

Hunter: Subtlety is key.
Bobbi: You were dressed like a cowboy.

Coulson: I was put in charge of the T.A.H.I.T.I. project so those people are my responsibility. If going back in this machine saves even one life, then it's worth the risk.

Skye: In the history of bad ideas, this is light years ahead of everything.
Coulson: No. Trying to bring dead agents back to life using alien blood blows everything else away.

Fitz: He'll recover, he did before. Besides, brains never delete files, they just lose connections, but there's always a back up. It's just a matter of digging and finding them.
Mack: So you've got back up files too?

The Things We Bury [2.08][edit]

Simmons: Peggy Carter, founder, happens to be British, held this in her hand!

Christian Ward: [to Grant Ward] Listen to yourself! Just listen to yourself! You twist every act and blame it on somebody else! Mom and Dad were terrible, but they didn't put the match in your hand when you burnt down that damn house! And I didn't squeeze the trigger when you killed all those people!

Christian Ward: [to Grant Ward] You lie to yourself. You want to know why? It's simple. You can't reconcile all the ugly, horrible things you do with the hero you so desperately want to become.

Coulson: What are we talking about? Tesseract-level power?
Dr. Calvin Johnson: Sure. I don't know what that is.
Coulson: You realize we're talking life and death here.
Calvin: I know! It's exciting, isn't it? I mean, both sides racing to the temple, life and death, flesh and blood, emotions! Who knows how it'll shake out? All I know is, my baby's gonna be right there in the center of it.

Hunter: Doesn't matter what I ask. I can't trust the answer.
Bobbi: Write that sentence down, hand it to your therapist.

...Ye Who Enter Here [2.09][edit]

Sam Koenig: [to Raina] Sorry, but you're gonna need a lanyard.

Bobbi: I wish I could give you some advice, but I've never been friends with a guy first. It's always been a roller coaster. Fast out of the gate, hit the drop, the turn, the loop, the screeching halt, then back in line to do it all over again.
Simmons: But is the ride worth it?
Bobbi: I'll let you know when it's over.

Coulson: There are three million people on this island, and I'm not going to let HYDRA turn them into collateral damage.

Raina: Be honest, Skye. Haven't you ever felt lost or had that feeling that you were part of something bigger? Like you were special?
Skye: When you say "special," what you really mean is "alien."
Raina: Is that what you believe? We're human, Skye. We just have the potential to be more. But the Diviner? Now that is most definitely alien.
Skye: Where do you get this stuff? My father?
Raina: Partly. But my grandmother came from a long line of special people who believed in a story, about the blue angels that fell from the heavens. The ancients called them the Kree.
Skye: And what do the Kree want?
Raina: Change.

Ward: Skye, I give you my word; come with me, we won't fire a single shot. Everyone gets out alive.
Billy Koenig: Good one. Is that what you told my brother before you killed him?
Ward: How many of you are there?

What They Become [2.10][edit]

Skye: [to Ward] Maybe you don't remember, but we've played this game of "let's kidnap Skye" before, and it didn't end well for you.

Calvin: [to Skye] I'm sorry I couldn't be there for you, that I couldn't protect you That I couldn't teach you about the stars...[voice breaking] Or sing you to sleep. I know I'm a terrible disappointment, but I'm here now. And everything that's about to happen is supposed to happen.

Calvin: [to Skye] I'll make plenty of time to answer all of your questions. But first, now that he's served his purpose, I'm gonna kill the man who destroyed my life. Best day ever.

Agent 33: I didn't have a purpose before. I was lost. Now I'm happy to comply.

Skye: (after shooting Ward) Never turn your back on the enemy. You taught me that.

Skye: This is your one chance to walk away, or I will kill you.
Calvin: Okay. I'll go. But I'll be waiting for you. After you change, no one else will understand. They'll be afraid. Change is terrifying. But I'm your father, and I love you. I will always love you, Daisy.

Aftershocks [2.11][edit]

Coulson: We did not fail! Trip prevented a disaster, and Whitehall's dead. We cut off the head. And while HYDRA scrambles for a new one, I will crush them! I'm gonna make somebody pay, whoever the hell it is!

May: "You'll never take us alive!"? Really? A little over the top, don't you think?
Coulson: I only had a day to come up with this whole thing. Besides, if I let you write the script, no one would say anything.

Calvin: Raina, let's not lose our heads.
Raina: What happened to me!?
Calvin: Metamorphosis, by the look of it.
Raina: I was supposed to become something divine, something transcendent. My grandmother said I'd be an angel, not some gnarled freak of nature covered in thorns.
Calvin: You always did like flowers.

Raina: I can't live like this. My insides feel like gravel. I cut myself when I move. [crying] I can't live as this repulsive creature.
Calvin: Then don't.

Skye: There's something very wrong with me.
Fitz: No, you're just different now. You're just different now, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Who You Really Are [2.12][edit]

May: Not bad. But once I'm pinned, you should try for a finishing blow.
Skye: You want full Mortal Kombat?
May: I want you to stop holding back, Skye.
Skye: I didn't want to hurt you. I didn't want to try to hurt you. I feel like I'm constantly on the verge of…I don't know.
May: Look... we lost Trip, and it hurts like hell, but you can't shut those feelings out. Can't sustain that.
Skye: What's my option? l just might lose it right here?
May: We've talked about this. Control. Embrace your emotions, your nerves. Use them... on your terms.
Skye: I don't know. What I'm feeling…is pretty dark. I'm afraid I'm gonna go postal and tear your head off.
May: Go for it. I promise you won't.

Simmons: Skye is my friend. She's different.
Fitz: Oh, yeah. Like I was your friend, and then I changed. How did you handle that?
Mack: Uh, t-the point is, secrets don't help any of us. Skye should have just come clean.
Fitz: What, and risked being locked up, studied, or who know what else? No, I wouldn't let her.
Simmons: Oh, you wouldn't let her.
Mack: We could have handled her in a way that could have kept everybody safe.
Morse: It wasn't fair to us, Fitz. We had a right to know.
Fitz: A right to know. What - is that the same way that Sif and the Kree had the right to know?
Hunter: I think the situation is a bit different, mate.
Fitz: No, you would have done to her exactly what they wanted to.
Simmons: You don't know that!
Fitz: Yes, I do know that! They would - you would - you'd "handle her"! Mack just said! Like, uh... like Skye's something to be locked up in a cage somewhere. We should be protecting her.
Mack: No, Fitz. We're the ones that need the protection from her.

Sif: Yet you do not serve a king?
May: Not really how it works with us.
Sif: I wonder if I serve the king as the great warrior you say I am.
May: Odin? Oh, we know you do. You've met him.
Sif: Shut... up.

Sif: Kava means keys.
Coulson: Keys?
Sif: A device used to unlock...
Coulson: Yeah. I know keys.

Sif: Coulson, your people make decisions based on logic.
Coulson: Usually.
Sif: Usually. As do mine.
Coulson: Leaving Skye with us is the logical choice, I promise.
Sif: No. No. That is not what I mean. Asgard is millennia beyond you in our pursuit of science and knowledge. And we have learned there are some things that can never be understood.
Coulson: Is this little talk one of 'em?

One of Us [2.13][edit]

Dr. Andrew Garner: I haven't worked with S.H.I.E.L.D. in a long while. I moved on for a reason.
May: It's a different S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson's the director now.
Garner: Okay, but why me? Is this Skye that bad?
May: She's that good. A good agent.

Skye: Tell me about the wedding. I'm thinking May could go either way... understated or full bridezilla. She can be a control freak.
Garner: I'm not here to discuss my ex.
Skye: Did you guys have actual conversations? You know, like, pillow talk, or was it just pillow stern looks?

Garner: [about Skye] She thinks the world of you.
May: Well, I taught her how to fire an automatic. Of course she likes me.

Karla Faye Gideon: Maybe it would make more sense just to forget about S.H.I.E.L.D. M-Move on. I mean, haven't they robbed us of enough?
Calvin: That's the point. We can't forget. We can't just slink away and let them take from us. From me! They took my little girl. They stole her from me, and they still have her. She isn't safe there. Losing a child, it, it tears you apart! I'm just like you. I wasn't strong. I couldn't protect the people I loved. So I tried to change, improve myself, with chemistry. Results were inconsistent. Some volatility issues. But I keep working on a formula. Always tweaking. We can't stop now. We can't let them make us afraid or make the world afraid of us! They are the criminals, and we're gonna shine a light on that!

Mack: You were right. For a while there, it all went to hell. It was bad. But now Bobbi and I work for an organization, an outlier that came out of the wreckage from what Fury left.
Hunter: What organization, Mack? Who the hell are you working for?
Mack: S.H.I.E.L.D. The real S.H.I.E.L.D.

Love in the Time of Hydra [2.14][edit]

Robert Gonzalez: You must be Lance Hunter.
Hunter: And you must be crazy.

Fitz: [to Skye] Things change. That's what I'm saying. So maybe if you can learn how to control this, then... you could have Avenger-level powers, something like Captain America, even.
Simmons: I think it best we keep in mind the unstable natures of Skye's power. If there is an Avenger equivalent, right now I'm afraid it's The Hulk.
Fitz: Well, Hulk, saved the world, last I checked.

Hunter: So that's what this is about; you guys don't want Coulson in charge. I'll be the first to admit the guy's not perfect. Sometimes chews with his mouth open, tends to hog the mic on karaoke night. But other than that, he's not so bad really.

Ward: I know what you're going through. My family did a number on me. Stripped me down, left me hollow. I was a shell. So, when someone finally did come along and offer to build me back up, I didn't resist. Even though what he really did was make me a killer.
Kara: But you seem so well-adjusted.
Ward: It was a long road. Took getting locked up to give me some perspective. But then I paid my family a visit. They were surprised to see me, but I think that eventually, we were able to dig in, really express our feelings.
Kara: That's it?
Ward: I haven't looked back since. You are the only one who can find yourself.

Talbot: Lieutenant, when was the last time I got your name right?
Lieutenant: Never. Sir.
Talbot: You are correct.

One Door Closes [2.15][edit]

Melinda May: The last person who betrayed me? I broke his larynx.

Gordon: I wish you wouldn't stare.
Skye: Uh -
Gordon: Th-that was a joke. I'm not very good at them. I don't mind that you're curious, honestly. And, yes, I used to have eyes. They were blue. This? This was the obvious change for me, but what happens inside can be just as profound. You see, the mist changes everyone differently. The real difference between the two of us is what happened after we went through the mist.
Skye: What do you mean?
Gordon: I knew from an early age how special I was. Had a mentor, a guide of sorts. And the first thing she did after I transformed was embrace me. Tell me, Skye, what was the first thing that S.H.I.E.L.D. did to you?

Robert Gonzalez: Nice office. Lots of light.
Coulson: You haven't even delved into the record collection.
Robert Gonzalez: I have no plans of moving in. You may not know who I am, but I -
Coulson: Oh, no. I actually know quite a bit about you, Robert. You started in S.H.I.E.L.D. young, like me, dropped out for awhile when your wife passed, but then came back with a vengeance, rose to command the Iliad three years later and, by all accounts, became one of the best commanders S.H.I.E.L.D. ever had. I know this because I spent months searching for you when S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, because I'd heard you were a good man, 'cause I wanted you on my team.
Robert Gonzalez: I wish I could say the same. I wish you were the man you were even two years ago. But by all accounts, you're not.
Coulson: You didn't know me then, and you don't know me now.
Robert Gonzalez: I know that Fury brought you back from the dead.
Coulson: Right. I didn't ask for that. But I've come to appreciate the gesture.
Robert Gonzalez: And that he filled your veins with alien blood. God knows what that did. Weaver thinks it made you into some kind of a messenger for an alien race. Can you say with certainty that that's not true?

Afterlife [2.16][edit]

Lincoln: Gordon's the only one who knows where we are, and he's the only way in or out. It keeps us secret and safe from the outside world.
Skye: Or it keeps us prisoners.
Lincoln: You're not very trusting, are you?
Skye: I woke up naked on a table in a place no one can even point to on a map, so call me crazy.

Lincoln: Our gifts don't have to be terrifying. They're a part of us. I felt lost before I came here, too. Looking for answers in the all the wrong places. But we're connected to something bigger and older than than we could have ever imagined, something extraordinary. Don't walk away from it.

Cal/The Doctor: [to Gordon] You clearly have an unfair advantage, and we clearly don't see eye to eye.

Skye: What happened to you?
Raina: Destiny, apparently. I wanted to be set free, but now I can't even bear the light of day. I dread being awake, but my sleep is filled with such horrible nightmares. Children are so afraid of monsters. They should know it's worse to be one.

Robert Gonzalez: This is not about Coulson. It's not about me. It's not about anyone on this ship. It's about S.H.I.E.L.D. We cannot afford to be enemies to each other when there are new threats out there waiting for the moment we are at our weakest. A house built on shifting sand will fall. And without a strong and united foundation, S.H.I.E.L.D. will fall again.

Melinda [2.17][edit]


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