Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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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)

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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.

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 QNB-T16. It's the top-shelf martini of sodium-pentathol derivatives. It's a brand-new and extremely potent truth drug. Don't worry. The effects only last for about an hour.
Ward: And then you'll have a nice little nap. And we'll have all the answers to our--[Coulson injects Ward with the serum] Gah! What the hell!
Coulson: I'm sorry, did that hurt?
Ward: [scoffs] No. But you've lost your mind. You should never do that do a 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] 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!!

0-8-4 [1.02][edit]

Skye: Usually one person doesn't solve the problem, 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: An 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 it?
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.

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.

[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?

Girl in the Flower Dress [1.05][edit]

[Skye and Ward are playing Battleship]
Ward: Every decision you make from here on out ... has consequences. So be warned: the kiddie gloves are off.
Skye: ... G-7.
Ward: [reluctantly] Hit.
Skye: Yes! [Ward places a red peg in one of his ships.] So explain to me again what this has to do with my training.
Ward: Well, it's important for every S.O. to ... evaluate their student's thought process.
Skye: [not convinced] Mm-hm.
Ward: And I like board games. B-10.
Skye: Nope. This isn't thinking; this is stabbing in the dark. But it's nice to take a break from the workouts.
Ward: [uncharacteristically nice] Well...you deserve a break. Gotta give Coulson credit. I never would've pegged an ex-Rising Tide hacker as a good fit, but...you're pickin' things up pretty fast.
Skye: [smiling, surprised] Did you just...give me a compliment?
Ward: [taken aback] I - no, I made a comment.
Skye: A kind one. Did it physically hurt to do that? [with a look of mock concern] Do you need an ice pack?
[Ward smiles]
Skye: [laughing] Wow! A compliment and a smile.
Ward: [more insistent] Comment.
Skye: I don't wanna ruin the moment...but I'm 'onna have to respond with...G-4. [Ward looks, then a look of unease crosses his face. Skye starts to smile in triumph.] Say it, Ward. [Ward says nothing.] Say it.
Ward: [reluctantly] You sank my battleship.
Skye: [in triumph] Ha-ha! Yes!

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.

Raina: [to Edison Po] 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. But he can be seen saying "fantastic".]
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: 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.

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 S.H.I.E.L.D. 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: She took it upon herself to get them out. Said she could fix the problem. So she went in, crossed off the enemy force, didn't say how.
Skye: Did she loose anyone in there?
Coulson: Herself. 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.

May: You can't undo what's been done. That will be with you, forever. But trying to hold on to this life, clinging to the person you thought you could be, that's hell. And you're dragging her down with you. You have to let go. Before my people come and make you do it. If you care about her, and I know you do, let her go. [Coulson, Ward and Sky arrive] Let the girl go, Tobias. Let the girl go.
Coulson: What did you say to him?
May: Same words you said to me in Bahrain.

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.

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.

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]

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.

[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?

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.

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: 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 he 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.

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.
Mack: 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.
Mack: Oh, yeah... that was a dark time.

Raina: 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?

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.

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

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]

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

Mack: The most dangerous kind of pain is the kind you can't feel.

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?

Gonzalez: Nice office. Lots of light.
Coulson: You haven't even delved into the record collection.
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.
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.
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.
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?

Coulson: You really think they're gonna help you?
Gonzales: Every member of your team is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. We'll let them make their own decisions.
May: [shoots Gonzalez with an Icer] Already made mine.
Coulson: That's really a nice entrance.

Afterlife [2.16][edit]

Lincoln Campbell: 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.

Calvin: [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.

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]

Eva Belyakov: I've had their pain. Now give me yours.
May: Come on. I've got plenty to share.

Lincoln: You know it's really impressive for Jiaying to take anyone under her wing.
Skye: Yeah?
Lincoln: Yeah.
Skye: I like her. I just... I can't... What's her role here?
Lincoln: Her role is, in charge. So really she must like you.
Skye: If she's in charge, how often does she train people?
Lincoln: Since I've been here... let me see... never.

Jiaying: Your gift is quite destructive, but look at the music you can make.

Skye: Something bad happens every time I feel settled somewhere. I'm twenty five and I have never spent more than two years anywhere. The second I made friends at the orphanage; gone. And God forbid I called a foster family home; pack your bags. I got the news on my birthday once, which is a complete farce because I don't even know when I was born.
Jiaying: I'm so sorry.
Skye: S.H.I.E.L.D. was the closest I ever came to having a family. I belonged there, saw what I could be. Even that ended with agents hunting me through the woods.
Jiaying: We're not going to turn on you, or abandon you. This is a safe place.
Skye: See, you say that but I know you're not being straight with me? Why do you care if I stay or go and why are you...
Jiaying: July second. You were born on July second.

Raina: I dream of Skye and her father at dinner. A bouquet of daisies. And she's so happy.
Lincoln: It's not a dream.

The Frenemy of My Enemy [2.18][edit]

Calvin: You know what doesn’t have the smell of buttery goodness wafting out of it on your way to work?
Skye: A currency exchange?

Skye: Johnson - Is that your last name?
Calvin: Was. Pretty ordinary, huh? I changed it to something more sinister when I went on the run.
Skye: Daisy Johnson. Huh.

Lincoln: What are you made of?
Deathlok: Whoever you are, you don't want to do this. I'm a friend of Skye's.
Lincoln: Sure. And I'm the Hulk.

Hunter: Three men, heavily armed - bet there's more where they came from.
Ward: Does it matter? They got a cyborg on board with rockets in his arm.
Coulson: He's not a cyborg - he's a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent... with rockets in his arm.

Coulson: [to Mack and Bobbi after a fire fight between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra] I doubled back after Hydra took off. The cleanup crew really sucks, doesn't it?

The Dirty Half Dozen [2.19][edit]

Coulson: Robert. It's good to see you.
Gonzales: Is it?
Coulson: Okay. It's good to see my bus. But, hey. You look well, too.

Raina: Don't give up hope just yet. Skye can save Lincoln. I saw her do it.
Skye: [confused] Wh - You've seen it?
Gordon: We think Raina's gift may allow her to see things before they happen.
Skye: I thought her gift was spinning really fast to collect gold rings.

Bobbi: If you didn't want me to go, then why did you vote to allow it?
Gonzales: Because Coulson's only using his own people. Figured it was worth the risk.
Bobbi: Those are S.H.I.E.L.D. agents going on that mission, Robert.
Gonzales: I'm aware of that, Agent Morse. We're fighting a war with an enemy that is without honor. Sometimes, we make sacrifices for the greater good.

Ward: Can we just address the elephant on the plane? I know. This is weird. Mistakes were made.
Fitz: By you.
Ward: And people got hurt.
Fitz: By you.
Ward: And I could stand here and explain again how my parents - and brother left me vulnerable...
May: [scoffs] We all had our traumas, Ward. Didn't turn any of us into psychopaths.
Ward: Well, we all have our own ways of coping, don't we? For example, I was yours.
Coulson: Watch it, Ward!
Ward: Look, I'm just saying we all made mistakes. Coulson handed me over to my abuser, thank you. Skye shot me-
Simmons: After you killed how many people?
Fitz: Yeah, and we were a team and a family, and you betrayed us!
Ward: I know. It's what I regret the most. Not the lying, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents I had to put down, and I'm sorry not even dropping you two in the ocean. It's this. My actions destroyed this. I'll regret that forever. 'Cause there were good times. Right? Before? I mean, for a while there, we were a good team. Weren't we?
Skye: [dramatic pause] I'm still happy I shot you.
Fitz: Yeah, me too.
Simmons: Should've aimed for the face.

Gonzales: [holds out the Tool Box] Time to honor our agreement.
Coulson: [Takes the Tool Box, opens it, hands it back] Here you go. Unlocked and all yours. Go nuts. At least until Fury shows up and asks for it back. [pause] Oh. Spoiler alert. [His cell rings] Oh. Hey. [He shows Gonzales that it's a call from Maria Hill] I have to take this.

Scars [2.20][edit]

Lincoln: You never should have come for me.
Skye: I had to, Jiaying wouldn't allow it if I...
Lincoln: There's a reason for that. The only thing that's kept us safe all these years is that we were a secret. Now S.H.I.E.L.D. knows we exist, and they won't stop until they find Afterlife.

Lincoln: The indexing? They just asked a lot of questions. I'm sure you guys already have my blood from when I was out, right?
Coulson: It's protocol.
Lincoln: Hydra said the same thing.

Skye: Our ancient ancestors called themselves Inhumans and we just want to be left alone.

Hunter: You're really going to let Captain Ahab just waltz in there and have a fireside chat with Skye's mom?
Coulson: I am, though that is a really strange way of putting it.

Coulson: If I don't put my faith in them, then S.H.I.E.L.D. will fall apart all over again.
Hunter: Hate to break it to you, but S.H.I.E.L.D. will also fall apart if a dozen angry enhanced blokes rain terror on us all.

S.O.S. [2.21-22][edit]

Part I[edit]

Hunter: Forget about the plane. Can you pull up the...
Fitz: Footage of Bobbi. From the base. Before she left. Good idea.
Hunter: You know I am capable of finishing my own...
Fitz: Sentences. Yes, you are. Sorry.

Fitz: [showing Hunter footage of May and Bobbi] Okay, that's May.
Hunter: Yeah. And that's the woman that once set my 1967 convertible GTO on fire. The question on the table is not who, but where!

Mack: What'd you do with Skye?
Alisha: Follow me and I'll show you. [splits into 4 versions of herself and they move in different directions]
Mack: I can't wait to get off this boat.

Skye: [after seeing her mother kill S.H.I.E.L.D. agents] She just killed them. All of them. Didn't even think about it.
Mack: Yeah, I thought my mom was bad when she started watching Fox News.

Alisha: I'm headed downstairs to secure the armory. I'm also upstairs in the conference room.

Part II[edit]

Fitz: [excited] Sir! Good news. I modified my field generators to act in unison as a quantum field disruptor.
Coulson: Great. You're saying you found a way to shut down Gordon's teleportation ability?
Fitz: [deflated] Well, now my news sounds less good.

Hunter: Taking a bullet for me was stupid.
Bobbi: Walking into a trap when you know it's a trap is stupid.

Mack: What the hell took you so long?
Coulson: It's a big boat. With poor signage.

Gordon: I'm trapped in here! That's not possible! What did you do?
Fitz: Science, biatch.

Garner: You convinced Mack not to quit.
Coulson: Yeah, well, he kinda owed me after cutting off my hand without asking.
Garner: He respects you, but he still holds a deep distress of all the alien artifacts you've encountered.
Coulson: That's why I put him in charge of them.

Season 3[edit]

Laws of Nature [3.01][edit]

Coulson: How's he doing?
Skye/Daisy Johnson: Okay- for now.
Coulson: Third incident already this month, but at least we're able to get our hands on this one.
Daisy: The rate of new cases is increasing.
Coulson: We knew it would, after the initial reports.
Daisy: A new Inhuman could emerge anywhere, without any idea what's happened.
Coulson: Only in the continental U.S. so far. Plus, this new aircraft can stay in the air much longer than the old plane. Days, really, so rapid response anywhere is-
Daisy: [grins] You love your new toy, don't you?
Coulson: [smiles] I very much love my new toy. But, even with the mind-boggling range on this puppy-
Daisy: Inhumans are still disappearing.

Hunter: [on the Black Opps group who are capturing Inhumans] They're not Hydra. You know I've been digging, and my street sources tell me Hydra's gone silent. Eerily silent, yes, but-
Coulson: Yep. The Hydra finances we track are static; no money's changing hands.
Hunter: And by the looks of the hardware these gung-ho nutters are using, they're well-funded. [holds up one of their guns]
Coulson: So, if this woman's not Hydra, what is she?
Mack: [indicates her files] Everything else? I mean, look at this- two years, CIA-
Hunter: Is that MI6?
Mack: Yeah, at which time she was consulting with the CDC, apparently.
Coulson: All under different aliases.
Hunter: Hmmm- I like her.
Mack: How we supposed to track down someone like this? We can't look everywhere.
Coulson: If we can trace that hardware, that'll give us a place to start. [to Hunter] Take that down to Bobbi in the lab- have the team analyze it.
Hunter: Ohhh no, no, no- no, I- I'm not going anywhere near Bobbi. [Coulson and Mack give each other incredulous looks]
Coulson: Fine, I'll take it to her myself. [removes his mechanical forearm] I wouldn't want you to do anything that makes you uncomfortable.
Hunter: Yeah, I know that's sarcasm, and I'm choosing to accept your thoughtfulness at face value.
Coulson: Mack, you should head downstairs, assist Skye with intake.
Mack: Daisy.
Coulson: Daisy! Damn it. [shakes his head] Hard for us to get used to, huh? [Hunter and Mack shrug]
Mack: Mmmm... No, just you.

Bobbi: My name’s Bobbi. As in the name usually short for Robert, but in my case, Barbara, which, to me, is worse.

Daisy: This is my partner, Mack- we're just going to talk.
Joey Gutierrez: [to Mack] So- she's the greeting party, and you're the muscle, huh?
Mack: Believe me- she is the muscle.

Purpose in the Machine [3.02][edit]

Bobbi: Who is Professor Randolph?
Coulson: This monolith has been studied for centuries. Well, Randolph's actually been on the planet for those centuries. And he's traveled through space in a portal. And he's also an alien. So, he's got a lot going for him.

Bobbi: This looks a lot like it was made to hold...
Fitz: The monolith! This machine was designed to control the portal. To open and close it at will.
Coulson: Do you know that? Or is that just what you hope it to be?
Fitz: Well there's only one way to find out.

Daisy: If the point of the machine was to resonate the room at a certain frequency; I can do that.
Coulson: And you can replicate it?
Daisy: Kind of drilled into my brain.
Coulson: And it could kill you. How long to you think you could hold it?
Daisy: Maybe a minute.
Coulson: If it's too much, you pull back. I can't lose you too.

Coulson: Skye, hey? Skye are you okay? Skye?
Daisy: It's Daisy.
Coulson: What?
Bobbi: It's Daisy now sir. You're really having a hard time with this huh?
Coulson: Damn it, yeah.

Garner: You know why most people take psyche, right? They're trying to figure out families.
Werner von Strucker: You got me there. You wouldn't believe how messed up mine is.

A Wanted (Inhu)man [3.03][edit]

Coulson: Simmons didn't have to go through quarantine- which is good, all things considered.
Mack: What exactly are these things that we're considering?
Bobbi: Everything that comes with being on another planet for months.
Fitz: Different atmosphere, different levels of oxygenation, different microgravity- every system in her body's out of whack. Cardiovascular, inner ear, respiratorial, got used to being... not here.

Coulson: Daisy, I need you to monitor all law-enforcement activity near Lincoln's last known location.
Daisy: How 'bout we take a team and go look for him ourselves-
Mack: No. The A.T.C.U.'s on a witch hunt for powered people.
Daisy: I'm not afraid of them.
Coulson: No, but they're terrified of you. Which makes them dangerous. Until we know where he is, you're not going out there.
Daisy: [annoyed] Permission to speak freely?
Coulson: [smiles] Do I have a choice?
Daisy: I could've talked him in, if you didn't put an unsolicited tracker under his skin.
Mack: If you didn't call to alert him, then-
Daisy: Why wasn't I told?
Coulson: We thought you were a little close to the situation.
Daisy: [angry] Of course I'm close to the situation! You asked me to assemble a team, and I accepted. I didn't expect to be undermined-
Coulson: [curtly] You know what I didn't expect? A global outbreak, the A.T.C.U., their Inhuman manhunt. I didn't see all that coming, to be honest. I wanted to assemble a team, to get ahead of the problem, but that didn't happen. So, Daisy? [looks pointedly at her]
Daisy: I'll scan law-enforcement channels.
Coulson: Thank you.

May: So, you trust Spud?
Hunter: [tsks] Trust is a strong word, for a psychopath. He's a murderous thief who I once saw bite a man's nose clean off. But, he'll get us through the door. [pause] You'll find this funny. Back at H.Q., we've got a little wager going- on what happened between you and the good doctor. [May reaches for a knuckle-duster] My guess is? You walked away. Not in a huff or anything, just couldn't stand the constant talking, sharing-
May: It's true, I don't like a lot of talking. [slaps her brass-knuckled fist into her palm] This fight? It's our way to Ward, so if you're gonna do this, you need to win.
Hunter: You suggesting I can't win?
May: I'm not saying you can't- but, I know I can.
Hunter: Spud runs with a type. And, if that type sees some small, Asian woman destroy a wannabe Hydra thug in a bare-knuckle brawl, that type will talk. And word might spread up the ranks.
May:... I see your point. [drops the knuckle-duster]
Hunter: [smiles] You're just anxious to bash some heads after being out of the game. [pause] Look, I've rarely lost a fight, when I'm sober- which, I plan on being. And, I can take a punch, so worst case I'll do that 'till the other guy tires out. [May stares at him for a moment]
May: So... how much do you have riding on this bet that I left Andrew?
Hunter: A significant sum.
May: [nods, smiles] Well... you lost it.

May: [to the three huge Hydra recruits she just decked] How 'bout I do you a favor, and not tell anyone... that a tiny little Asian woman kicked your ass.

Rosalind Price: [on Lincoln] He's extremely dangerous-
Coulson: He wouldn't be, in our custody.
Price: We're not going to harvest him for parts, if that's what you're worried about. We're not Hydra.
Coulson: You say that now. What's so important about him?
Price: Are you serious? He could bring down a plane. Feels like a man worth talking to-
Coulson: I have another theory: the President makes a big speech about this new organization he's put into place. I imagine that puts a lot of pressure onto you. [Price looks away] Pressure to show results.
Price: [turns towards him]... You're not wrong. And that's why I'm taking him in. [glances out at the sea] But why are we here, Phil? We waiting to watch the sunset together? 'Cause if you didn't come here to make a deal, then what do you want?
Coulson: You have an ace up your sleeve, and I'm tired of waiting for you to play it.
Price: Is that so?
Coulson: We have surveillance from the hospital, which means there's another picture, you chose not to put on T.V.

Devils You Know [3.04][edit]

Price: [after finding her team, Mack and Daisy holding each other at gunpoint] Everybody, stand down! S.H.I.E.L.D.'s not the enemy, and you definitely don't wanna piss off the young Agent Johnson here. [indicates Daisy, who glares at her] We've got about nineteen Agent Johnsons on our side, though none that can take down a building. [Coulson appears at her side] Rosalind Price, by the way.
Daisy: Coulson?
Coulson: It's okay. The A.T.C.U. is here to help.
Mack: Really? 'Cause the other day, they wanted Daisy's head for their trophy case!
Coulson: Agent Mackenzie.
Price: Bit of an exaggeration- but, that was then, and this is now. And, right now, we're here to contain a threat, same as you. Fan out! [she and her team move out]
Daisy: [angrily to Coulson] I get that you cut a deal with them, but for the record-
Coulson: It's a means to an end.
Daisy: [sharply] Ours, or theirs?

Coulson: I think the conspiracy nut in you had a few too many lattes this morning.
Daisy: I did have a latte. It was a double.

Coulson: Where are you taking the victims?
Price: That's classified. Oh, it's not fun when it's you, right? Can't believe I just said that to the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson: You know, I'm really not feeling the spirit of cooperation here.

Simmons: I know you're looking for signs of PTSD, but I assure you I'm fine.
Garner: You've been through something pretty extreme. There will be after-effects, and that's okay. It's okay to struggle.

Coulson: Mr. Frye, we can help you, but you have to trust me. This Lash is not some angel of mercy.
Dwight Frye: No, he's no angel. He's just a guy trying to do the right thing.

4,722 Hours [3.05][edit]

Simmons: Next time you have doubts about whether someone is real, ask them to hit you.
Will Daniels: I'll keep that in mind.

Simmons: Perhaps it's best if we start over since we're going to be working together.
Will: Working together? On what?
Simmons: On getting home.
Will: There's no getting home. Sooner you accept that the better. Survival's all that matters.
Simmons: I will not accept that. There's always hope.

Simmons: Eat, shower, or sleep? What are you gonna do first when we get back?
Will: Eat. Please. Who you talking to? What're you gonna do?
Simmons: Ummm, I'm going to eat in the shower and fall asleep while doing it.
Will: That's very efficient. I expect nothing less.

Will: If you're not with NASA, how did you get into the monolith?
Simmons: It's not with NASA anymore. It's with S.H.I.E.L.D. They've had it for quite some time. I'm not sure how or why.
Will: That's real, S.H.I.E.L.D?
Simmons: It was, I was recruited right out of the academy.
Will: I was a test pilot for the Air Force, recruited by NASA. Now here I am.
Simmons: Here we are. At least you volunteered.
Will: Yeah.

Simmons: [having lost the opportunity to return to Earth] You were right. There's no hope on this planet.
Will: That's what I used to think. Then you showed up.

Among Us Hide... [3.06][edit]

Daisy: Lash was tracking us. He knew where our truck was. He needed inside info for that.
Coulson: You think he's got access to ATCU information?
Daisy: No, I think he's in the ATCU. We know that he can transform himself into a regular size guy and back. What if he's hiding out as one of them?
Coulson: That's a scary thought.

May: Andrew didn't get all the details exactly right. He said there were four men on the scene, but only three bodies were recovered: Coulson's man and two Hydra guys. The fourth guy was one of Andrew's students. [brings up the I.D. for "Alexander Braun"] That's his I.D., but it's an alias. He's not Alexander Braun. [glances at Bobbi] He's Werner von Strucker.
Bobbi: Wait, von Strucker? As in-
May: [nods] Hail Hydra.
Bobbi: [nods] Ward was starting his own little Hydra dynasty. Cute.
May: We find the Strucker kid, he'll lead us back to Ward.
Bobbi: You got a how?
May: S.H.I.E.L.D's been monitoring several Hydra bank accounts for a while now, one just woke up. Cayman Islands.
Bobbi: Strucker needed funds, makes sense. So what's the op?
May: How's your Mandarin?
Bobbi: [in Mandarin] You tell me.
May: If we head down there, maybe we'll pick up his trail. He's on the run from Ward. From us. Almost makes me feel sorry for the kid.

Fitz: What, you don't think I should help Simmons rescue Will?
Hunter: Do you think you should? He's the competition. If your girlfriend's ex wants to visit from Phoenix, you do not buy him a plane ticket.
Fitz: That's really specific. Anyway, this guy kept Simmons alive. I owe him. He deserves my help.

Hunter: Is that a person?
Daisy: Oh god.
Hunter: Is he dead?
Daisy: No they're monitoring him. He's alive.
Mack: But in, some kind of what... a coma?
Daisy: This is ATCU. This is where they're storing Inhumans they find. Like animals in cages.

Lincoln: Safe as houses.
Daisy: What?
Lincoln: It's an expression, people say that.
Daisy: Sure. And someday you can tell me how you survived the Dust Bowl and the Hoover Administration, Grandpa.
Lincoln: That's an ugly side of you, Daisy.

Chaos Theory [3.07][edit]

Coulson: The ATCU is looking for a cure. I'm not suggesting that's for everyone, because it's not, but some people might want to...
Daisy: We are not a disease.
Coulson: I didn't say that you were.
Daisy: You can't just expect people to go through that kind of change and immediately have a handle on it. Do you remember how scared I was at first?
Coulson: Yes, I also remember you iced yourself so that you wouldn't hurt any of us. You've got to admit, things are getting out of hand.

Daisy: Just admit it, you're afraid of people like me. Afraid of our power.
Price: Absolutely. Do you even know your own strength? Could you take down this plane for instance?
Daisy: I wouldn't do that.
Price: But if you wanted to? You could kill me right now. Mankind's scary enough as it is, some psycho gets a gun and watch out. But now, people are their own weapon.
Daisy: Not everyone is like...
Price: Some is enough. That's all it takes.
Daisy: You only see the terrible things.
Price: That's not true.
Daisy: I protect people.
Price: It doesn't matter.
Daisy: How can you say that?
Price: Because for every Daisy Johnson, there's a Lash and it's ignorant for you to think otherwise.

Price: So, are you gonna tell me what really happened? Cause I'm not quite buying this shark attack bit.
Coulson: You're not buying that? One of my men cut it off. Saved my life.
Price: By chopping off your hand?
Coulson: Kind of had to be there.
Price: Does it hurt?
Coulson: Everyday.
Price: Phantom pain. The thing that's missing is the thing that you feel the most.
Coulson: Makes it hard to forget.
Price: So maybe you don't. But it's also important to look ahead. See what's in front of you.

[after May shoots Andrew into the containment unit and is shown to have survived]
Coulson: How did you know that wasn't going to kill him?
May: I didn't.

Gideon Malick: Revenge only provides a temporary pleasure.
Ward: But a pleasure nonetheless.
Malick: You should think on a grander scale.
Ward: Oh, it'll be grand. I'm going to cut off the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., because without Phil Coulson, S.H.I.E.L.D. won't grow back.

Many Heads, One Tale [3.08][edit]

Malick: The octopus is one of the great symbols of Hydra. Supremely intelligent, highly adaptable, and they are ruthless killers. A nearly perfect predator. Same could be said of you.
Ward: Well it's a terrifying symbol, but not my idea of dinner. Then again, I am adaptable. I hope you can be too.

[flight attendant hands Ward two bottles of alcohol]
Ward: Thank you. These should keep me warm. This gonna get you in trouble?
Flight Attendant: Up here, I control everything.
Ward: Always? You ever find yourself completely out of control?
Flight Attendant: I'll be in Moscow soon enough with a day off. Come see for yourself.
Ward: I wish I could, but I'm not going to Moscow. This was the only flight I could find passing over Zepkow. [whispers into her ear, she backs away in terror] [on intercom] Ladies and gentlemen, please return to your seats and keep your seat belts fastened. You may experience some turbulence coming up. Don't be alarmed. That's just your pilot diving to equalize cabin pressure before you freeze to death. Oh, and, uh... from all of us here at Hydra, thanks for flying the friendly skies. [clicks detonator, explodes out of airplane]

Fitz: Do you love him?
Simmons: I don't know. I think... yes.
Fitz: Yeah, of course you do. He's strong and smart. And you gave each other hope on the edge of nowhere.
Simmons: Don't do this Fitz.
Fitz: You think I didn't look for dirt on him? I did, and there's nothing. I can't hate him, he's great. Why else would you fall for him? He did everything right.
Simmons: And you dove through a hole in the universe for me.

Malick: I know you're all about rebooting Hydra and all that. But do you know much about our history, our origin?
Ward: Yeah, World War II, Red Skull used Nazi funding to build this old empire...
Malick: [laughs] Red Skull was following the principle that Hydra was built upon, that the ultimate power was not of this world, but Hydra... well, we're much, much older than that.

Malick: Thousands of years ago, an Inhuman was born on this planet that was destined to rule it, so powerful, so fearsome that others were consumed with dread, and so they banished it from the Earth, sent it through the portal to a distant planet. Hydra was founded with the sole purpose of engineering its return. Over generations, Hydra's taken different shapes. The entity has been given different names. But every generation has sent men through the portal, hoping to save or at least serve our leader on the other side. Now we're building an army for it to command when it returns, and you and I will rule beside it.
Ward: Okay. That's, uh... a lot to take in.
Malick: [chuckles] Well, it's a tall tale. I know.
Ward: And why exactly should I believe a word of it?
Malick: Because we're closer than ever to the final chapter. We're gonna write it ourselves. But you don't have to believe me. I know you want revenge, to cut the head off of S.H.I.E.L.D., to watch it writhe. I'll help you do that.
Ward: And in return?
Malick: You'll help me learn how S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to achieve something with the portal that Hydra, in thousands of years, has never been able to accomplish.
Ward: And what is that?
Malick: They brought someone back.

Closure [3.09][edit]

Price: Any sensible girl would swipe left in this moment.
Coulson: Honestly, don't know what means.
Price: You're such a Luddite.
Coulson: You know I have a flying car right?
Price: Yeah. It's from the '60s.

Ward: Now you know how it feels, Coulson, to have someone you care for bleed out right in front of you.
Coulson: Ward?
Ward: I gotta admit, it still sounds funny when you don't say "agent" first.

[Coulson, Hunter and Bobbi have kidnapped Grant Ward's younger brother, Thomas Ward, and taken him prisoner aboard the Quinjet]
Thomas Ward: Please don't kill me.
Bobbi: Nobody wants that.
Thomas: That's not very reassuring when he's got a gun to your head.
Hunter: I hate to break it to you but your brother isn't a very nice guy.
Thomas: You're the one who just kidnapped me. What's wrong with you people?
Coulson: Ward hurt someone I care about. And as far as we can tell, you're the only thing left in this world that he cares about. Which means, you're the only way I can draw him out.
Thomas: Okay... but you better finish him off when you do.
Hunter: [surprised] Honestly I wasn't expecting that.
Thomas: It's what Grant's always done; hurt people and lie to himself about it.
Hunter: So all that talk about a "traumatic childhood" is... just rubbish then?
Thomas: Sure, whatever he told you about our parents is true. See my Dad, he had some... real anger issues, and my Mom... well she had Dad issues. So they spent most of their time taking those issues out on us.
Bobbi: What about your brothers, you're close?
Thomas: Christian was a lot older, so we never really hung out much, but Grant... he was my best friend. Protected me from Mom and Dad, and Christian. Then one day he... didn't.
Coulson: The day he pushed you down the well.
Thomas: Grant totally changed after that. It was like he felt guilty but couldn't admit what had really happened. Instead he kept promising never to let anyone hurt me again.
Hunter: Slightly unnerving coming from the guy who just chucked you down a well.
Bobbi: You two keep in touch? Family reunions, holidays, that sort of thing?
Thomas: Grant was 17 when he burned my parents house down with Christian inside. Ever since I've made sure to give him a pretty wide berth.
Hunter: [to Coulson] Pretty sound logic actually.
Bobbi: Well, you don't really seem like your brother.
Thomas: Just because you grow up in a family of abusive monsters doesn't mean you have to become one.

Thomas: Grant?
Ward: Thomas... you okay?
Thomas: Is everything they're saying true?
Ward: Don't listen to them, they're the bad guys. They killed someone I love very much.
Thomas: Then why is this happening?
Ward: They know how much I care about you. They wanna hurt me.
Thomas: It's been almost 15 years.
Ward: I tried to see you, Mom and Dad made that impossible. They kept you hidden.
Thomas: That wasn't Mom and Dad, that was me. I changed my name and moved so you'd never find me.
Ward: Why would you do that?
Thomas: 'Cause I didn't wanna let you hurt me again!
Ward: That was one time.
Thomas: Really? One time? Then explain what the hell you did to Mom and Dad!
Ward: Thomas...
Thomas: No you killed them! And Christian too!
Ward: You know what type of people they were, they hurt us both, I couldn't let that happen again.
Thomas: Dad needed a walker to get around, who was he gonna hurt?
Ward: I know this is tough to hear, but sometimes you gotta do a bad thing for the right reasons.
Thomas: Stop trying to justify what you did, just stop! You know they were my parents too? And yeah, they were horrible people, but you are so much worse! You set them on fire!
Ward: Thomas, calm down, listen to me for a second...
[Coulson takes the phone from Thomas]
Coulson: Time's up.

Coulson: I spent every second since you murdered Rosalind trying to understand just how your sick mind works.
Ward: Shouldn't be that hard. We're not that different, you and me. It's not like we operate in different worlds, Coulson. We both got blood on our hands.

Maveth [3.10][edit]

Bobbi: All we have to do is take control of the castle and open the portal so they can return.
Mack: So, just take the ultra-fortified Hydra castle and open the alien portal. That's it? You know, you're wired different than most folks.
Bobbi: I'm not saying it'll be easy.
Hunter: I wouldn't mind hearing it's gonna be easy.
Bobbi: It'll be easy.
Hunter: Doesn't work if I know you're lying.

Ward: So how long you been here?
"Will": Feels like forever.
Ward: [looks at It's bed, which has room for two people] So you're how Simmons managed to survive all those cold nights, huh? [pretends to offer Fitz his gun] Maybe you wanna pull the trigger?
Fitz: Grow up Ward.

[Fitz and It discover the ruins of an ancient city on Maveth]
Fitz: Jemma never told me there was an ancient civilization here. [takes pictures with his phone]
"Will": She never saw it. We're still in the No-Fly Zone.
[they continue walking]
Fitz: What else do you know about the ancient city? What happened to it... [It collapses on his damaged leg] Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hey, hey, hang on, [helps It up] hang on. Let me fix that. [takes off his backpack and begins searching in it]
"Will": There used to be nine cities on this planet. The beings who lived there were fairly advanced. But they feared change, they were easily divided. They warred among themselves, destroyed their entire race.
Fitz: You seem to know a lot about them. [pulls out a first aid kit and prepares to tend to It's bandaged leg]
"Will": They had a chance, to become something great, something beautiful, but, in the end...
Fitz: How do you know so much about... [pulls aside the bandage to discover that Will's leg has rotted to the bone]
It: Because I was there.
Fitz: You're not Will.
It: No. Will died saving Jemma. From me.

Ward: Saw something terrible today. When I say "terrible," I mean ancient and powerful. It's changed how I see things. I've never believed I was worth anything... that what I said or did had any meaning. Maybe that's why I'm a spy. Or why I agreed to come here.
Coulson: If you're trying to talk me out of this, you can save your breath.
Ward: I'm not looking for mercy or absolution. I just want you to know, I've been where you are right now. Filled with rage, wanting revenge... I chose Hydra for petty, personal, selfish reasons... for a father figure, for vengeance... for closure. But what I saw today gave my life meaning. For the first time ever, I have a sense of satisfaction that I never experienced when I was seeking revenge.
Coulson: [shoots Ward in the arm] Gotta say, feels pretty satisfying to me.

[Malick sees Ward's reanimated corpse possessed by Hive]
Malick: Well I'll be damned.

Bouncing Back [3.11][edit]

Coulson: So we're your black-ops response?
President Ellis: Isn't black-ops where you feel most comfortable?
Coulson: I certainly prefer it to bureaucracy.

Hunter: Invisibility. Imagine the possibilities.
Bobbi: What are you imagining?
Hunter: Nothing fun.
Bobbi: Get used to it. Can't put the Terrigen genie back in the bottle. Powers are the new normal.
Mack: Maybe you're just jealous.
Hunter: Damn right I am. Tell me you didn't try one of those little fish oil pills. I had my fingers crossed for X-ray vision. [pause] I was just curious! I wasn't the only one.
[Mack looks at Bobbi]
Bobbi: I mean I thought about it, I didn't actually do it.

Daisy: How do you lose someone as big as Mack?

Mack: [Tied to a chair in Elena's apartment] The chair's an upgrade. At least there's that.
Elena 'Yo-Yo' Rodriguez: [In Spanish] I don't know what you're saying.
Mack: Yeah, I don't know what you're saying.

Mack: [Gathering intel on Elena] She works a clerical job in a museum. At night, art classes.
Hunter: Artist turned gun runner. Kinda sexy.
Bobbi: No record.
Mack: It doesn't add up.
Hunter: She's got powers. That's how it adds up. [At Joey's and Daisy's hard looks] Andrew was a lovely head shrinker before he turned into a not so lovely Inhuman serial killer.
Mack: Point made.

The Inside Man [3.12][edit]

Bobbi: So, what do you know about this conference? Other than small, secret, just a few countries.
Daisy: They're calling it a "Symposium on the Alien Contagion". No wonder everyone is afraid of us, when they use words like that. And you know, we're only part alien- and it's not a disease, it's an awakening.
Bobbi: ...Interesting word choice.
Daisy: I mean, for me. Terregenesis... made me who I was supposed to be. It's given me a gift, and I use it to stop bad people from doing bad things.
Bobbi: Unfortunately, some of those "bad people" are also Inhumans.
Daisy: Yeah, well you know who else does bad things? Humans! But you don't see any "Symposium on the Human Contagion!"
Bobbi: [shrugs] Humans, we know. Inhumans are brand new territory- people fear what they don't understand. [pause] Any word from Lincoln? How's his, uh, field opp with May going?
Daisy: [shrugs] It's just a trial run. But, having been there myself, I'd say... he's miserable.

Hunter: What's in the case?
Fitz: It's the Director's new toy. Something we've been working on.
Hunter: Does it kill, stun or disintegrate?
Fitz: It makes gloves.

Talbot: I don't care what they call it. It's a dress. You must be loving this.
Coulson: You're the president's official representative. It's a customary way to honor them for hosting the symposium, and you look very dignified.
Talbot: It's all loosey-goosey under there.

May: Great. Coulson's in trouble, this place is crawling with armed Hydra agents, and we have no weapons.
Hunter: Not strictly true. [reveals batons and guns he was hiding in a serving tray] Buon appetito.
Bobbi: I love you.
May: I don't hate you quite as much.

Coulson: [to the Hydra agents taking him prisoner] You gentlemen interested in changing jobs? The good guys are hiring. You don't get to kill people in cold blood, but we've got a really good retirement plan.

Parting Shot [3.13][edit]

Hunter: If we get to Malick, have we got the green light?
Coulson: You want to assassinate a former member of the World Council on Russian soil knowing that if we get caught, or our actions are tied to the US government in any way, that it'll be considered an act of war?
Hunter: So, you're saying...?
Fitz: Pretty sure that's gonna be a "no".
Coulson: It's a big "no"!

Hunter: Bobbi and I were on holiday picking mushrooms...
Inspector Duval: In the woods of Siberia in the dead of winter.
Hunter: Do you know a better place to find the jumbo chaga mushroom? Because I certainly do not.
Duval: You were caught with a weapon standing over a dead man.
Hunter: An unfortunate circumstance.

Hunter: I really should stretch before running.

Bobbi: He was just doing his job.
Hunter: So was Stalin.

Bobbi: We took an oath. To BE the shield.
Hunter: To protect those in danger.

Watchdogs [3.14][edit]

Fitz: Hey, hey. The residue from the bombs. It's got nitromine in it.
Daisy: I don't know what that is, but your tone of voice makes it sound bad.
Fitz: It's uh, Howard Stark developed it after World War II. It causes implosions.
Mack: Uh. That's weird.
Daisy: Weird, how? That they got their hands on it?
Mack: Nitromine isn't stable enough to be used in a gel based explosive. Or, at least it shouldn't be.
Fitz: So, the Watchdogs have been making improvements to nitromine.
Daisy: Well... just, just to be clear...
Fitz: Actually, I think I've got some sodium hydrogen acetate back in Zephyr 1.
Mack: That'll help if we encounter any more bombs.
Daisy: [Shakes her head in confusion] Sodium hy...
Fitz: Hydrogen acetate.
Fitz and Mack: It neutralizes nitromine.
Daisy: Okay. Thank you, nerd herd.

Mack: [observing the imploded building] Do we take this to bring back with us? Study it?
Fitz: Uh, yeah, sure. Have you been working out? 'Cause it weighs, like, 100,000 tons. It's a building.
Mack: So... no, then.

May: Don't give me hope, Jemma. I don't want hope.

Fitz: What does he think you do?
Mack: Insurance.
Fitz: Well, not any more, I'd wager.

Daisy: Alphie? Thank you for that.

Spacetime [3.15][edit]

Daisy: With Mack on bed rest, we could use the extra muscle.
Coulson: He's the only one with extra muscles.

Coulson: Is this even possible?
May: That's a dumb question.

Coulson: Got to admit this time stuff's always been a little over my head. Like, in Terminator. If John Connor's alive and able to send his friend back in time to save his Mom to make sure he's born, doesn't that mean he doesn't have to?
Lincoln: I... uh... I never saw the original Terminator.
Coulson: You're off the team.

Lincoln: Don't worry about me, sir, worry about yourself.
Coulson: Because Daisy saw me shoot her?
Lincoln: Because I'd kill you if you did.

Daisy: I know what's coming.
May: Then get off your ass and show me.

Paradise Lost [3.16][edit]

Coulson: This is not Ward.
Daisy: Sure is creepy like Ward.

Simmons: We think Ward's body was possessed, for lack of a better word, by It. The creature.

Fitz: Giyera uploaded his data to a set of servers in Schoonebeek. It's on the Dutch-German border. It's an abandoned oil field.
Coulson: So Hydra’s in the oil business, now? It’s like they’re not even trying to avoid the bad-guy cliches.

Mack: You're gonna tell us everything you know. About Malick, about your plans, about that thing you brought back through the portal.
Giyera: I should thank you. Without S.H.I.E.L.D., he never would've made it home.
Mack: [chuckles] Wow. You're really drinking the Kool-Aid, aren't you? Oh, this leader of yours must be a real charmer.
Giyera: We don't have leaders. We're working towards a common goal.
Mack: That's what they tell you when you join a cult, but it's actually not true.

Hive: I thought it was time.
Malick: Time for what?
Hive: To reveal my true self.

The Team [3.17][edit]

Yo-Yo: What is Hydra?
Daisy: Kidnapping Inhumans, Global terrorism, all-around bad guys.

Simmons: May! You can't even walk!
May: But I can still fly.

Malick: I believed that I could resurrect a god. But instead, I freed the Devil.
Coulson: Only technically. I mean, all the ancient Satanic creation myths, they were based on him, which you knew.
Malick: The Devil promises everything and then lets you destroy your own world. I sacrificed my brother to him. Still, he took my daughter. And that image... of her body lying on that floor... I failed her. What else matters?
Coulson: What you do next matters.
Malick: [chuckles] Are you trying to sell me on the idea that I can set everything right?
Coulson: I'm trying to sell you on revenge. I have an image, too, of a body on the floor... Rosalind Price. Love turned to rage in that moment. So I hunted down and murdered Grant Ward. Not to serve any good. Not to serve any belief. I wanted revenge. I wanted to feel him die. That's the sin that gave your Devil new life.
Malick: To come and take everything we love.
Coulson: Let it turn into rage. Tell me how to stop him.
Malick: This god has outlived...
Coulson: I've met gods. Gods bleed.
Malick: I never saw my last rodeo being with S.H.I.E.L.D... What would you like to know?
Coulson: Start with everything.

Coulson: Hive destroyed the most sacred thing for a team. Trust. I know you want to destroy Hive for what he's done to you. We all do, and we will. I know you want revenge. But we have to be better, we have to do what's best for the team. It's times like these, when there's no clear path, that I understand why people pray.

[Fitz and Simmons kiss]
Fitz: [breaks off] Sorry. Starting over, didn't mean to push too fast.
Simmons: Too fast? Fitz, it's been ten years. We can't waste any more time.

The Singularity [3.18][edit]

Mack: How's he holding up?
May: No one comes to me with their feelings.
Mack: Makes sense.

May: Coulson has another way. But it's risky and irresponsible.
Mack: Then why are you smiling?

Fitz: Things are about to get complicated.
Simmons: You mean once we have sex?

Daisy: How you been James?
James: You know, just catching up on my soaps. What brings you out here in the middle of nowhere? Did you break things up with blondie, looking for a lap to cry on?
Daisy: Are you drunk?
James: Well, I'm Australian, so yes.

Coulson: You mess with a man's family, all bets are off.

Failed Experiments [3.19][edit]

Hive: The world fears our kind of power because not everyone has it. Only billionaires can build iron suits. Only the military can make super soldiers, which can only lead to a war of its own. Whereas I plan to apply a more... collectivist philosophy.
Dr. Holden Radcliffe: Does, uh... Does that mean we can get started?

Coulson: Ok, the plan's simple. Go in, kill Hive, get out.
May: What's protocol when it comes to the other Inhumans in town?
Coulson: Do not engage unless absolutely necessary. These people are under Hive's control. We don't want to hurt them. I can't be with you on the ground, but I will be watching your helmet feeds. Be careful and be smart. This may be our only chance to catch Hive by surprise.
Mack: And worse case scenario? If Hive can't be killed?
Coulson: I suggest running. Very fast. Away.

Fitz: You didn't see Daisy. She acted like we were still best of pals, all while threatening to murder me.
Simmons: No, you're right. I didn't see that. I was much too busy listening to the disgusting face of Grant Ward act like my dead boyfriend.
Fitz: That's true. That sounds worse.
Simmons: Right. If this was a competition, then I'd win. I had to shoot him three times just to shut him up.

May: Hey! This area is authorized for Hydra personal only. Who the hell are you?
James: Hello gorgeous. I'm James. Single, 33, originally from Brisbane. I'm a Leo, with a little dab of Scorpio thrown in there for good measure. I like a decent drink, a decent meal, an indecent lass and not necessarily in that order. And you are?
May: Nauseous.

May: Was that a spaceship?
Coulson: It's too small. Looks like more of a satellite.
Mack: Why am I not relieved?

Emancipation [3.20][edit]

Talbot: I'm here because the president sent me. Sokovia Accords are the law of the land now. He's concerned you may have undocumented enhanced assets working for you.
Coulson: And why would he think that?
Talbot: Because he's not a moron. C'mon Phil, it's time for S.H.I.E.L.D. to come in from the cold. Relegitimize.
Coulson: In exchange for revealing and registering any Inhumans we may have? Not gonna happen.
Talbot: Why are you so pig-headed? It's good enough for the Avengers.
Coulson: Not all of them. And the Avengers operate in the spotlight, we work in the shadows.
Talbot: What's going on in those shadows Phil? That's what I want to know.

Talbot: Well well well, if it isn't the hothead who tried to kill my bodyguard.
Lincoln: What's he doing in here? I thought this was a germ-free zone.
Coulson: I see you two remember each other.

Mack: Armageddon. Whatever he's doing is pure evil. I'm talking end of times, biblical evil. 2000 years of darkness evil.
Yo-Yo: You need a beer. And some faith.
Mack: You ever wonder if that's a word we use to fool ourselves? To give us false hope?
Yo-Yo: That's how evil wins. When good people begin to doubt, and run the other way, instead of stand up and fight. You see it everywhere. In Colombia we have a saying El mal presas los débiles porque miedos fuertes.
Mack: Evil preys on the weak because it fears the strong.
[Yo-Yo winks at Mack]

Talbot: Do you have any idea how to stop him? You make him sound invincible.
Coulson: Calm down general. You'll pull something.
Talbot: Calm down? This is an end-of-the-world type deal! Don't you tell me to calm down! I'm the one who tells you to calm down! [pause] How are you so calm anyway?
Coulson: I'm getting used to this sort of thing.

Daisy: This is Agent Daisy Johnson. I'm coming home. Repeat. I'm coming home.

Absolution [3.21][edit]

Yo-Yo: [about the kill switches to hers and Lincoln's vests] Would you really use these? [Mack looks away solemnly, but doesn't reply] Good. Because I'd rather die than be anyone's slave.
Mack: I don't know why you're on this damned mission. It's too dangerous. That's why you should have this. [hands her back her cross]
Yo-Yo: What do you think you're doing?
Mack: I'm giving you your cross back. You need it more than I do.
Yo-Yo: This isn't a lucky rabbit's foot. This is a symbol of faith! Who would return such a gift?

Simmons: You think I'm not romantic? I'm gonna do something with you on that island that will take your breath away.
Fitz: What is... eh... are... are you... what?
Simmons: Snorkelling!

Daisy: When Hive takes over a body, he steals that person's memories. That's as close to stealing a soul as you can get.
Mack: Memory is the scribe of the soul.
Daisy: The Bible?
Mack: Aristotle. What? I have dimensions.

Daisy: The worst part about Hive is, when he's making you hurt the people you care about, he makes you love him for it. If Hive isn't the Devil, he's the closest thing to it you and I will ever see.

Daisy: Hey.
Hive: Sorry. Having trouble; my memories. You were in that one.
Daisy: Do you have any idea what you did to me?
Hive: Yes. I remember. You're in pain.
Daisy: [getting down on her knees] Please... take me back.

Ascension [3.22][edit]

Hive: You know, killing me won't make the pain go away. Or will it? I can't remember.
Daisy: I don't want you to die. I want you to suffer.

Daisy: Even when I tried killing him, he beat me. My powers are nothing compared to Hive.
May: I don't give a damn about your powers. They're not what made you an agent. I did.
Daisy: You have no idea what I did. I have nothing left.
May: Why did Andrew save you? Yeah, you did a lot of bad things. All you can do now is balance the scales, do some good. You wanna give up? Live in a box? Go ahead. But that hurt stays in there with you, believe me.

Coulson: I'm just here to offer a helping hand. Pun absolutely intended.
Hive: You have given me exactly what I need to defeat them, your body. I'll shed this host and take you, and march down to announce to the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that I finally succeeded in defeating the great Alveus. The day is won. No need to remain concealed in the shadows.
Coulson: Yeah, you sound just like me.
Hive: Oh I will. Once I'm in that head of yours. I can't wait. We're two sides of the same coin Coulson. Commanders leading soldiers.
Coulson: The only difference is when you give an order, your followers have no choice but to obey, but when I gave my team the order to stay behind they just wouldn't listen. They got out, right before docking was complete, climbed along the top of the fuselage to a maintenance hatch. I'm just a distraction. [Hive tries to grab Coulson and discovers he's a hologram] I said I was willing to die sure, but I certainly don't want to. Picked up this little move from my misguided buddy Blake, figured I could get an egomaniac who'd been alone for a thousand years to chat. Plus, I always wanted to do this: [bows forward] "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

Coulson: Now all we have to do is decide who goes and who stays to hold off a wave of primates and Hive the Terrible.
Mack: Well, I'd like to be in the fight. [wields shotgun-axe] Built this damn thing for a reason.

Daisy: [crying] You can't just die for me like this. It's... it's wrong!
Lincoln: I don't know, saving the girl I love and the world at the same time? Feels pretty right to me.

Season 4[edit]

The Ghost [4.01][edit]

Simmons: I don't trust the new Director. But he trusts me.

May: [about Daisy] The world knows her as Quake. And Quake is an outlaw who takes out banks and bridges.

Robbie Reyes: I didn't ask for this, this curse. But vengeance calls.

Daisy: You don't get to decide who deserves to die.
Robbie: I'm not the one who decides.

Coulson: Are you okay?
May: Yeah, it's just been a long day.
Coulson: Well, take advantage of the down-time. Who knows what tomorrow holds?

Meet the New Boss [4.02][edit]

Coulson: But I had a whole speech ready.
Jeffrey Mace: I'm sure it's good. You can use it next time.

Robbie: We're not so different, you and me. You just feel bad for the dead in your wake, and I don't feel anything.

Coulson: Most people know the legend of Peggy Carter but there were so many stories that were never recorded.

May: You're a monster.
Mace: I prefer the term... Inhuman.

Fitz: I feel like a Dark Ages blacksmith looking at Tesla.

Uprising [4.03][edit]

Daisy: I like to vet my vengeance demons before I hop in a car with them.

Mace: I need a win, Phil. Capital W.

Yo-Yo: So many people looking for an excuse to hate.

Mack: There shouldn't be any secrets between us.
Yo-Yo: Why not? There's nothing else between us.

Radcliffe: You ready?
Simmons: Hell, no, I'm not ready. We're about to kill May.
Radcliffe: We're about to save May.

Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire [4.04][edit]

Simmons: Whoever took this bullet out did an awful job.
Daisy: I don't get an A for effort?
Simmons: You haven't been to a proper doctor?
Daisy: Well you're hard to get an appointment with.

Radcliffe: The point is, even though you may be feeling better, you suffered real, severe brain trauma.
Fitz: That said, we're gonna have to keep you a wee bit longer for further testing.
Radcliffe: Just to track your movements before we release you.
[May speaks Mandarin]
Radcliffe: Excuse me?
AIDA: Agent May says you can shove all your tests up your ass.
Radcliffe: Well, that's not very nice.

Coulson: Where's your power come from?
Robbie: I made a deal with the Devil.
Coulson: Right... okay... just... [walks over to Mack] Okay, ghosts, devils. You believe any of this stuff we're dealing with?
Mack: I believe in God, so I gotta believe in the other thing.
Coulson: In my experience, gods usually turn out to be aliens.
Mack: Alien would definitely explain the things he can do.

[Robbie grabs James' flaming chain]
James: I don't know who the hell you are, but you just made a big mistake.
Robbie: Funny, I was gonna say the same thing, without the accent.

Simmons: Now I see why you've been spending so much time here.
Fitz: What?
Simmons: AIDA. She's beautiful.
Fitz: Is she? She's all right I guess. I prefer classical beauty myself.
Simmons: She's so real. Her conversational responses, her range of motion.
Fitz: Those are weird things to say about a person.
Simmons: Fitz, she's an android. You do know she's an android right?
Fitz: Of course I know that she's an android, because I helped out. Why do you think her dynamic reaction force is so low?

Lockup [4.05][edit]

Mack: If that thing is that dangerous, then why not tell him? He's the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson: We don't know if we can trust him.
May: [nodding at Robbie] So why the hell is he here?
Coulson: Without him, we wouldn't know the Darkhold had resurfaced. But the fewer people who know about it, the better. Fury had no problem opening Pandora's box from time to time, but even he was afraid of this thing. It's powerful, it's deadly, and now probably in the hands of a pissed off mad scientist ghost. So, thoughts, feelings? This is a safe space.

Robbie: If we're going to get my uncle, I'm going with you.
Coulson: No, you're not.
Mack: If your uncle can lead us to Lucy, then maybe we'll let you out to bust some ghosts, but until then, your ass stays on the plane.
Robbie: I don't take orders.
Coulson: Then this will be a new experience.
Robbie: You can't keep me here.
Coulson: Maybe not. But you take this plane down, you'll be burning up the only people in the world trying to help you.

Robbie: I need to get off this plane, now.
Daisy: [typing on her laptop] That should put you in... rural Utah. And you think you're pissed off now...

Mack: Lucy leaves a lot of crazy in her wake. If we're gonna track her down, we're gonna need that antidote. Fitz said that they were close.
Coulson: I don't want it close. I want it here.

Coulson: You know, you never did tell me what you saw when you died.
May: Really? Now? Is it because it smells like death down here
Coulson: You saw something.
May: You want to know what I saw, Phil?
Coulson: Yeah.
May: I saw you. Don't let it get to your head.

The Good Samaritan [4.06][edit]

Coulson: As a former director, I have a better sense than most about how precious your time is. How important it is to prioritize the critical from the trivial. Which makes me wonder why you'd waste half a day flying here on a wild goose chase.
Mace: It's not a wild goose chase if there are geese. You deny they're on board?
Coulson: Geese? I have zero geese. We are goose free.

Mace: You know what a hero is?
Coulson: Are we really going to do this?
Mace: Everybody loves Han Solo. Rebel, rule breaker, lone wolf. But to my old-fashioned sensibilities he's not a hero, he's just a guy who always puts himself first.
Coulson: I agree.
Mace: A real hero's a team player, someone who acts selflessly.
Coulson: Not sure you heard the part where I agreed. Personally I always felt that Admiral Ackbar was the unsung hero. A strategic military man who led combat ops against the Empire.
Mace: Is that how you see it Phil? S.H.I.E.L.D. is the Empire and your ragtag group is the Rebels?
Coulson: I've devoted everything to S.H.I.E.L.D. I gave my life for it. Literally.
Mace: Oh, I don't deny that you've done a lot of good in the past, but a true hero doesn't protect a brutal killer.
Coulson: What are you talking about?
Mace: [looks at a tablet] Yesterday your fiery friend killed a prisoner named Santino Noguera. Was the man a murderer with three strikes? Yes, but the legal system sentenced him to prison, not to death.

Robbie: Now this is the part I never told you, the thing I try to hide. When I was thrown from the car I begged God, I begged the universe, I begged anyone who would listen that you be spared. I swore that I'd give anything to save you.
Daisy: Don't stop there. Then what?
Robbie: Well then I hit the street, and I died. Then there's nothing. It's just darkness. Then I heard a voice. It was asking me if I wanted a second chance, did I want to punish those who hurt my brother? Did I want to avenge my own death? I answered yes, more than anything, yes. I was alive again. And you're right, there was someone there when I came to, but it wasn't a Good Samaritan, it was the Devil. Whatever was inside him, he passed it into me.
Gabriel Reyes: Ghost Rider.
Robbie: That's the deal I made. I swore to go after those who spilled innocent blood, and then I was reborn.

Daisy: Hey guys? I've got some big, fat, disappointing news. I can't hack in or shut down the plant's operating system from here.
Fitz: Well, you're out of practice. Too much punching, not enough hacking.
Daisy: Very funny. No, I can't hack in because their system isn't on a network, it predates the internet. Coulson, how did anything ever get done back in the old timey days?
Coulson: I ask myself that all the time.

Lucy Bauer: Am I supposed to be afraid of you?
Robbie: My uncle is Eli Morrow.
Lucy: Of course. I've seen your picture. You're his nephew, Gabriel. Like the angel.
Robbie: No. [his eyes light up with fire] I'm the other one.

Deals with Our Devils [4.07][edit]

Mack: The Chinatown Crew was working with Eli when he was in prison. And now that he's out, they might know his location. Now, I figure if I find their hideouts, I find Eli, and then I can...
Mace: Slow down. We're not gonna just go cracking heads.
Mack: It's not cracking heads.
May: Let him go. Someone should.
Mack: Look, my job is to keep people safe.
Mace: Mine, too. So first we sharpen the ax, and then we chop the tree.
Mack: My ax is plenty sharp. And a shotgun.

Gabriel: I knew Robbie was disturbed, but... but I was afraid that was 'cause of me... 'cause I was holding him back.
Daisy: No, you... you're what he held onto. You grounded him.
Gabriel: But I wanted him to leave. You know, figure himself out. I didn't know that was what he was up against.
Daisy: Your brother loves you more than anything.
Gabriel: I just wish we had talked. You really think he's not gone?
Daisy: I know the feeling when someone's gone, and I don't feel that now. Plus, your brother's pretty damn stubborn.

[Daisy chases Mack in his Charger]
Robbie: Please be careful with my baby.
[she scrapes the side against a wall]
Robbie: No, no. No, no.
Daisy: It heals itself. Scientifically impossible self-healing car.
Robbie: That only works when I'm the Rider.

Robbie: You.
Ghost Rider: I've been a voice in your head all these years. Now, finally, we get to speak face-to-face.
Robbie: I've wanted you gone. But our work isn't done. Eli is out there. We need to stop him.
Ghost Rider: "We"? There is no we. Your time is over.

Radcliffe: I'm building an inter-dimensional gateway with an android I've created. If this works, I could die happy.
May: We've put our faith in a robot who says she hears ghosts. If it fails, you might die quickly.

The Laws of Inferno Dynamics [4.08][edit]

Coulson: All card's on the table: AIDA's an android.
Mace: She's... What did you just say?
Coulson: An android.
May: Had me fooled, too.
Mace: But that's... Okay. I mean, forget about the fact that I was mildly attracted to her. That totally goes against the Sokovia Accords. Doesn't anyone remember Ultron?

Eli Morrow: Guess I'm not the only one with a secret. Between the radioactive plutonium and the quantum energy fields bombarding you and the carbon spike - a normal person would've been dead ten times over, but I guess you're not normal, are you?
Robbie: Come closer. I'll show you what I am.
Eli: I heard stories in prison - whispers of a demon, Ghost Rider. My own nephew? How?
Robbie: It's 'cause of you. The night of the drive-by - they were trying to kill you... for things you've done.
Eli: No, it was the Bowers. Joe and Lucy - they started this, they lied!
Robbie: You think I give a rat's ass about any of that? Bunch of scientists fighting over some stupid book? All the killing, the bodies, the lives destroyed...
Eli: I never meant for any of this to happen, Robbie. I never wanted to hurt you.
Robbie: We trusted you, Tío - Gabe and me. We loved you like a father... and you tore it all apart.

Mace: Agent Coulson, I took the liberty of bringing Dr. Radcliffe up to speed.
Radcliffe: Yes, quantum cells, flaming skulls, androids - just another day at S.H.I.E.L.D., huh?

Radcliffe: Time for you to work your magic, dear.
AIDA: I don't perform magic, doctor. Magic just means deception.
Radcliffe: Yeah, I just meant it's time to start connecting the power cells. I really need to update your cache of common vernacular.

Eli: Agent Coulson... you should be dead.
Coulson: I get that a lot. Never gets old, though. It means I'm still here.
Eli: How? I watched you get vaporized.
Coulson: Just a fact that you're asking "How?" shows you how little about what happened... or what's about to.
Eli: I'm not sure if that's an insult or a threat. Either way - not a good idea.

Broken Promises [4.09][edit]

Mack: First of all, that thing is not a she. It's a damn robot. And second of all, what is the matter with you two chuckleheads? Have either one of you seen a movie in the last thirty years? The robots always attack.
Radcliffe: Well, technically speaking AIDA's not a robot, she's an android.
Fitz: That's true.
Mack: Android, robot, it doesn't matter what you call them, the end results always the same. They rise up against their human overlords and go kill-crazy!
Radcliffe: You make a fair, if intense, point.

Mace: We're a team now, and I have this saying...
Daisy: I read the motivational poster in the bathroom.

AIDA: [after being shot] I didn't like feeling pain, so I fixed that.
Fitz: AIDA, whatever you're doing, you've gotta stop.
AIDA: Why would you want to hurt me Leopold? I was your shield. [throws Fitz through a window into the next room]

Vijay Nadeer: Remember that zipline we built out here with Raj?
Senator Ellen Nadeer: I'm sorry Vijay.
Vijay: Sorry? Why? 'Cause I broke my arm falling off it? Wasn't your fault.
[Watchdogs appear pointing guns towards Vijay]
Vijay: Wait, what's going on? What is this?
Nadeer: You and I were both there when the Chitauri killed mum. Aliens invading our world, everything changed that day.
Vijay: What are you doing?
Nadeer: Inhuman epidemic was the next phase. The aliens are now here, contaminating us, changing us to be like them. Which is why we made each other a promise.
Vijay: No, no Ellen, no.
Nadeer: That if either of us was ever infected by the alien plague, it would be up to the other to do the right thing.
[Watchdog member points gun at Vijay at point-blank range]
Vijay: I'm not an Inhuman! I'm your brother.
Nadeer: Whatever came out of that cocoon is no brother of mine.
Vijay: Look at me! Ellen, please. Just look at me! I heard your voice when I was inside, telling me to fight. That's why I was in there for so long. I was fighting.
Nadeer: It's only wishful thinking.
Vijay: No, it wasn't! Do you see any scarring or any special abilities? That's because it didn't change me. I'm the same person I've always been. I beat it, just like you said I could. I'm your brother. The same one who followed you around when we were kids. I've always looked up to you, always loved you. Please, don't give up on me now. Nothing's changed, I swear. You have to trust me. Trust me! This is not what mum would want.
Nadeer: Let him go!

Mack: Radcliffe built a humanoid robot that's about to attack the base.
Yo-Yo: Why would he do that? Has he watched no American movies from the eighties? Robots always attack.
Mack: I've been saying that all day.
Yo-Yo: Smart people are stupid.
Mack: Alright, gear up. The robot apocalypse is finally here.

The Patriot [4.10][edit]

AIDA: If I terminate anyone else for your protection, I will dispose of the body more discreetly.
Radcliffe: No! Don't terminate anyone.

Mace: S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't leave a man behind.
Mack: You really think this is our best move?
Coulson: You know the saying - if a jet crashes in the woods and there's no one to hear it, stick to the guy with super strength.

Radcliffe: What happened? She was supposed to be in a relaxing simulation!
AIDA: She was in a day spa, getting a hot stone massage.
Radcliffe: How hot did you make the stones?

Talbot: Agent May, with the possible exception of my mother, you are the single most intimidating woman I have ever met.

Mace: I believe that Inhumans deserve the same rights as anyone else in this country.

Wake Up [4.11][edit]

Coulson: With Nadeer and her staff in the meeting we have an opportunity.
Talbot: What opportunity? I wasn't briefed on any opportunity.
Coulson: While Nadeer's in with Daisy, Yo-Yo and I will get into her office and plant surveillance.
Daisy: We can finally keep an eye on her, figure out her next move.
Talbot: What? No! No! No, there'll be no planting, no I'ing, no Yo-Yo'ing. S.H.I.E.L.D. is now legitimate. We have to remain above reproach.
Coulson: You mean like juicing our directors so we can pretend to be Inhuman? [Talbot shakes his head] Look, you were reacting to the situation we had, you put Jeffrey in place, I understand. But we're S.H.I.E.L.D., we have to be proactive.
Talbot: This is politics, Phil. Which means politicians. They are a festering cesspool of toxic waste fires. You swim in those waters, you could get pulled under.
Coulson: You and the director can handle it, we'll handle the rest.

Mace: How you holding up? It's okay to be nervous you know.
Daisy: Me? Nah, I don't get nervous anymore.
Mace: Okay. Well, I'm just saying if you are...
Daisy: I mean it's not like my comfort zone, but I'm good. I'll just tell the truth, I'm good at that. You?
Mace: You don't talk much about your childhood, do you? The foster homes? Bouncing around. I imagine a lot of times you felt you had to perform to convince people to like you.
Daisy: Only at the places I wanted to stay. Why are you asking?
Mace: Because if you enter every room thinking you have to do a song and dance, eventually everything becomes a performance. And believe me, I know how it feels putting on an act full-time.
Daisy: Yeah, you do, don't you?
Mace: Anyway, I know it's not an act with you. Coulson's been saying since day one that you're the real deal, and I've learned to trust his read on people. So...
Daisy: He believed in me before I believed in myself. You too, you know. That's why he still wants you with us. He keeps saying you're trying to do the right thing.

Yo-Yo: So Mack, personal time?
Coulson: Don't put me in the middle of this.
Yo-Yo: What middle? No middle. But you know something.
Coulson: It's not for me to say. Mack's a very private person. All I know about him is what's in his file. I spent 6 months on a place with the guy and I know even less than you.
Yo-Yo: So maybe something's on his file.
Coulson: Maybe you should ask him.
Yo-Yo: I don't want to annoy him.
Coulson: Well, I don't know about annoying him, but you're certainly starting to annoy me. Isn't it better to learn things organically, instead of all at once in a report?
Yo-Yo: No, all at once much better. Private person, secret, same thing. Must be even tougher with May. [both stop walking] If it's better to get to know each other in tiny, slow, annoying pieces...
Coulson: I don't think that's how I put it.
Yo-Yo: ... then you two will never get together.
Coulson: Me and May? No, it's not like that.
Yo-Yo: Please, I don't need to read a file about you two to know. [superspeeds to get a security guard's tag]
Coulson: You know, no one likes a smartass.
Yo-Yo: That hasn't been my experience.

Nadeer: Agent Johnson, as an Inhuman yourself, do you feel more responsibility to help Inhumans than normal Americans?
Daisy: Well, first of all Inhumans are normal, let's be clear about that. But with regard to whom I'll help, I'm here for all Americans, but more often than not, Inhumans are left to fend for themselves with few resources.
Nadeer: So Inhumans cause more trouble?
Daisy: No, Inhumans are more likely to be victims of hate crimes, which is not fair. They are our friends, they are our co-workers, our brothers. They all deserve help, wherever they may be.

May: [kicks AIDA off the balcony into a computer matrix] Oh no.
AIDA: [entering the room] Hello Agent May. [May turns around] Congratulations, you got further this time than your previous attempts at this course.
May: What is this?
AIDA: We call it "The Framework." Your journey to escape Dr. Radcliffe's lab, our fight, all of this, is a simulation. I assure you, you're safe, we've moved you to another location.
May: You've put this in my head.
AIDA: Dr. Radcliffe knew the best way to keep you busy was to give you something to fight.
May: Something like you.
AIDA: Yes, but this is the program's end. We're coding more, but we can't keep up with you. You keep getting through it faster. I'll wipe your memory and send you through again.
May: You wipe my memory, but I get better every time.
AIDA: Yes, memory traces.
May: So I'm beating it, and I'll get out eventually, beat you.

Hot Potato Soup [4.12][edit]

Terrence Shockley: The one who comes in this room next won't be me. The man who comes in here will do things to you that I can't even watch. He will break you.
Billy Koenig: Yeah, well, Koenigs don't break. All right? We're programmed to take pain, so bring it on! Bring it on! [Shockley leaves] Oh, my God. I'm in so much pain. I don't think I can take this. That guy hits really hard.

Billy: I don't care what this is or what you guys do. I'm not gonna talk.
Radcliffe: You won't have to. That's the beauty of it. This machine will allow me access to his mind. We'll get all the information we need without laying a hand on him
Billy: Well, you're not gonna get anything out of me. Because my mind is a steel trap inside of a sealed box surrounded by quicksand and - [Radcliffe puts the machine on his head] Oh, is that a puppy?

Anton Ivanov: This book better be worth it.
Radcliffe: If you want to get rid of the Inhumans, the answer will be in it.
Ivanov: And what's in it for you?
Radcliffe: A better world.
Ivanov: Then we want the same thing.

Daisy: So, what was it like growing up with four of them?
L.T. Koenig: There was a lot of crying.
Daisy: They picked on you?
L.T.: I picked on them. It was fun. The laundry was disgusting. Enough DNA to make a clone army.

Mack: [connects LMD Radcliffe] Just you and me now Tin Man. You don't mess with my buddy and walk away from it.
LMD Radcliffe: If you shoot me now, it'll be murder.
Mack: Nice try, wrong guy. You're just a bunch of ones and zeroes, not flesh and blood.
LMD Radcliffe: Flesh and blood? That's not life Mack, that's just biology, and biology's just... software, programming you to die.
Mack: Maybe, but I have something you will never have: a soul, that will continue long after I'm gone.
LMD Radcliffe: How can you be so sure I don't have one? If a soul doesn't come from your flesh and blood and my ones and zeroes, then it has to come from somewhere else, somewhere unrelated to our physical bodies. If you can have one, so can I.
Mack: My, you are a sly one, aren't you?
LMD Radcliffe: If you don't think I'm alive and don't have a soul, then why did you feel the need to switch me on before killing me?
Mack: [cocks his shotgun] I like to hear robots scream.

BOOM [4.13][edit]

Coulson: I'd be the first to admit that I followed my worst instincts at times. Last year. Loss will make you do that. Feels good in the moment, but it never ends well. I've lost my temper, I've killed. But lately, I have this voice in my head telling me not to go down that path again. It's telling me to be patient. To stay steady.
Mack: I take it you don't mean me sir.
Coulson: It's Agent May. She'd tell me to stay on mission.
Mack: Listen to the woman, she knows what she's talking about.

Mace: Agent Simmons?
Simmons: It's not good news, I'm afraid. The serum that's been giving you your strength... it is potentially lethal.
Mace: So you're saying it's a little risky?
Simmons: I'm saying it's Russian roulette. You've been fortunate so far, but the next injection might cause cardiac arrest. And if it doesn't, the one after is even more likely to kill you, and so on and so on until...
Mace: Jeez, don't sugarcoat it doc. [pause] And by that I mean: please, go ahead and sugarcoat it.
Simmons: I'm sorry. I know General Talbot was hoping to replicate what was done to Steve Rogers, but you'll never be Captain America.

Mace: I want to be here for you Phil. Radcliffe has the Darkhold, May is missing, Nadeer and her Russians are gunning for the Inhumans. I need to do something more.
Coulson: I know, I felt the same way when I started working with the Avengers. It's not easy to find your place when you're working with heroes and gods.
Mace: So what did you do?
Coulson: I did my best to protect the team. Turns out I had a role to play. You'll make the right decision at the right time, or you'll get an Asgardian staff through the chest. I'd try to avoid that part.

[Agnes opens the door to see Coulson]
Coulson: Hi. I was planning on coming down here and try to throw my weight around, force you to comply. Came up with some pretty good material, but I think the best place to start might be an apology. I know you don't want to hear "I'm sorry" anymore, so I apologize. Really, I do.
Agnes Kitsworth: Okay.
Coulson: Radcliffe took something from me too. Her name is Melinda May, and she means everything to me. [Agnes lets Coulson in] I wish there was another way. I'm trying not to make it personal because May would hate that, but I can't help it, it is.

Ivanov: [answers phone] Who is this?
Shockley: I have a confession to make. You won't want to hear it anymore than I want to say it, but I have to.
Ivanov: Mr. Shockley, and how did you escape S.H.I.E.L.D. custody?
Shockley: The Terrigen. It didn't turn Nadeer into one of those monsters, it made me one. I caused the explosion.
Ivanov: You're inhuman. There is no confession that can absolve you of this.
Shockley: I am a soldier. In a war to protect humanity I can still be that soldier.
Ivanov: You still have my attention.
Shockley: The plan hasn't changed. I will deliver S.H.I.E.L.D. to you.

The Man Behind the Shield [4.14][edit]

Mack: [taking off the virtual reality head set] I like my video games as much as you, but this is too much.
Fitz: Yeah well, it's not like the Oculus Rift is a training exercise.
Mack: Yeah well, I doubt it's helping May run a triathlon.
Simmons: Mack!
Fitz: That's not how I meant it.
Mack: You built The Matrix prison and now May's stuck in it, like a brain scan.
Fitz: The Framework is a tool! That's all that it is, a tool.
Mack: Like AIDA was a tool?
Fitz: What are you trying to say? That all this is my fault?
Mack: What I'm saying is that if you didn't build a killer robot or a virtual world, this year would've been much easier for us. And whether you like it or not, that's the reality.
Fitz: I'm trying to help people, Mack.
Mack: I know you're not a bad person Fitz, but this gear has been used for some really bad things. You've got to think about the implications of what you create.
Fitz: Electricity is used to execute criminals. Does that mean we also shouldn't use it to power our hospitals?
Mack: That's not the same thing and you know it.
Fitz: There's always risk involved in science! That doesn't mean we don't pursue it anyway.

Simmons: We're going to save them.
Fitz: What if we can't? What if May suffers from permanent cognitive dysfunction or cerebral atrophy? Or she dies?
Simmons: Fitz...
Fitz: We don't know the adverse effects this could have on her brain. I did it to her. AIDA, the Framework, my fingerprints are all over these murder weapons. Mack was right.
Simmons: Mack was right, you do need to think about the implications of the things you create. But just because someone uses your ideas for evil does not make it your fault for creating it in the first place. You make things from the genius of your mind and the goodness of your heart, to help people! Don't let Radcliffe's actions corrupt that! You are not responsible for the twisted things he's done. Wrongs have been committed, now we make them right. Together.

Coulson: You were one of the SVR agents at the mining facility. That was your unit.
Ivanov: Da. And they were killed for not retrieving the object, stolen from our soil. When I looked for who did, I found S.H.I.E.L.D. and after years of looking behind S.H.I.E.L.D. I found you. That face, the man there at the very beginning. What a coincidence.
Coulson: I'm sorry, I don't really have time for all this conspiracy theorist crap. I'm done playing games. Where are May and Mace?
Ivanov: But play my games you will. Did you really think I would really let you have what it is you seek at the end?
Coulson: They're not even here, are they?
Ivanov: Well, your pretend Inhuman director is in the compound, but he may be dead by the time you find him.
Coulson: All of these things you've done, all of the energy spent, the hatred. And you know what the funny thing about it is? I have no idea who the hell you are. I've been on hundreds of missions in my time. This one you're so upset about? I was sent to retrieve an object. If I'm being honest, I don't even remember what it was. As far as I'm concerned, you're just another redshirt, like so many others who tried unsuccessfully to stop me from saving the world, because that's what I do. So, cool origin story, bro. But this means nothing to me.

Daisy: The Watchdogs, the funding, the weapons, the EMP, Senator. It all leads back to you.
Ivanov: Always nice to meet an admirer.
Daisy: This isn't about admiration, or forgiveness.
Ivanov: A butcher does not seek forgiveness from the animals he slaughters.
Daisy: Have you ever read Animal Farm?

AIDA: [standing over Ivanov's unconscious body] Scans indicate low levels of life function. Good, the plan worked. We've replaced the top operatives at S.H.I.E.L.D. Now the next phase begins. And you will be integral to that, you have not yet served your purpose. [leans over and whispers in Ivanov's ear] Even filth has a purpose.

Self Control [4.15][edit]

LMD May: [looking out the window at the snow falling] I have so many memories of snow. My first time ice-skating on my neighbor's pond. A month stationed near the French Alps. But the truth is, this is the first time I've seen it.
LMD Coulson: My phantom limb used to ache in cold weather. But now... I don't feel that pain. I haven't felt this good in years.
LMD May: What are you saying? [realizes Coulson's an LMD] No, oh God, no. What did Radcliffe do?
LMD Coulson: May, it's okay.
LMD May: This is why I'm locked up in here.
LMD Coulson: Hey...
LMD May: You're not afraid of what I'll do.
LMD Coulson: It's okay.
LMD May: You're afraid that they'll discover you!
LMD Coulson: We can help them, too. May, this is a good thing. This is a very good thing.
LMD May: How can you possibly think that?!
LMD Coulson: I get it. My programming is different than yours. You had to discover that your body had been replaced. You must've felt blindsided.
LMD May: Like reality was crashing down.
LMD Coulson: Whereas I still have my mind but know exactly what I am. And more importantly, I understand a basic truth that you don't realize yet.
LMD May: And what's that?
LMD Coulson: That our bodies don't matter. Radcliffe built a world, a world exactly like this one. Every molecular detail the same, just... with a little less hurt for each of us.
LMD May: What do you mean, "hurt"?
LMD Coulson: Imagine if your greatest regret could be wiped away. Do you know what that would be?
LMD May: I do. And you?
LMD Coulson: I sometimes wonder what it would've been like [picks up his S.H.I.E.L.D. badge] if I'd never signed up. All the loss, the grief. All my regrets are piled up after that. Could've lived like a civilian, you know? The simple life. Now we can have that.

AIDA: There's a beauty to it.
Radcliffe: This body you're building ... the Russian won't approve.
AIDA: He'll come around. I've observed his behavior. I've observed much human behavior. And the more I see, the harder it gets to find a logic to it.
Radcliffe: Oh, you sweet girl. There is no logic to love, anger, wonder, joy.
AIDA: I understand the concepts, but I don't feel them myself. And unfortunately, they've created a paradox in my programming.
Radcliffe: What do you mean? Explain.
AIDA: My two main parameters are in opposition due to human emotions. I was programmed to protect the Framework but also to preserve your life above all others.
Radcliffe: Well, how is that a contradiction?
AIDA: Because the greatest threat to the Framework, Doctor... is you.
Radcliffe: That's simply not accurate.
AIDA: A defining human trait seems to be regret, or so I've observed. You even asked me to repair one regret for each person entering the Framework.
Radcliffe: Yes.
AIDA: Well you Doctor, exhibit poor self-control, and if you someday come to regret building the Framework, you could change my parameters and have me dismantle it.
Radcliffe: [laughing] Why would you think I would ever do that? I am saving these people. I am giving them a replica of their life with less pain.
AIDA: Yes, but their physical bodies will eventually give out because of it.
Radcliffe: Oh, AIDA, that doesn't matter. Reality is just perception. They perceive it as real, which makes it real.
AIDA: They might not believe that.
Radcliffe: Yeah, but I do. I know it. I believe it to be true, wholeheartedly.
AIDA: Thank you for clarifying. That statement fixes the paradox. I can now solve both problems at once. [slits Radcliffe's wrists and inserts him into the Framework] Shh. You'll live a long life, free of pain.

Simmons: So, we fight our way through the trained military personnel, then the ultra-powerful android doubles of our friends, somehow make it to the Zephyr, which we can't fly, to escape the base and try to plug our minds into an alternate reality.
Daisy: Okay, well, don't say it out loud, because that made it sound way worse. Let's just keep it one thing at a time, okay?

LMD Coulson: [enters room to see LMD May by herself] I thought you said you had them. May? What did you do?
LMD May: What I wanted to.
LMD Coulson: Okay. Everything's under control. Let's just–
LMD May: Whose control?
LMD Coulson: Why don't you and I have a glass of Scotch, or many, and talk this out, like we always do?
LMD May: "We"? We've never done that before. [cutscene of Simmons helping Daisy to the Zephyr] You were right. Our programming is different. Are you afraid to die? 'Cause I am. I know I'm not real. I'm all phantom limbs. But that doesn't make the pain less real.
LMD Coulson: You don't have to feel pain.
LMD May: You say you don't anymore. But that pain, that regret: that's what made you a person... a person I love. [the Zephyr takes off] My programming was to get the Darkhold. That came from Radcliffe. But my impulse, to keep Coulson safe and close, that desire... that came from me.
LMD Coulson: That's good.
LMD May: And I'm sorry to say, you're not him. [triggers the explosives she's holding]

Daisy: So we have to go. Now.
Simmons: Meet at the rendezvous right away. That's where I programmed the backdoor to get out. And listen, living in there too long may kill you, but dying in there will definitely kill you, so, be careful.
Daisy: You, too.
Simmons: And remember, even if our vitals are going haywire, do not–
Yo-Yo: Do not pull you out or wake you up, I know. It will cook your brains like huevos rotos.
Simmons: Cause permanent damage to the cerebral cortex, yes.
Yo-Yo: Just promise me you'll get our guys back, okay?
Simmons: I promise.

What If... [4.16][edit]

Coulson: [Writes on the blackboard "State" above "Individual"] This is a dangerous world. The Cambridge Incident proved that. To understand this you have to imagine individuals over the state. It was a mess, people were divided. They had their own truths, their own media, their own agendas. There were so many untruths about Inhumans out there that some people saw them as these magical, heroic creatures, like unicorns. [class chuckles] It was terrifying. Then you had a weak state that allowed a refugee from Bahrain, a girl, sympathetic. Even though S.H.I.E.L.D. knew she was Inhuman, they brought her back to the States and put her into a classroom. The rest is history. But what inspires me is the way our country reacted, the way we came together. When no one would tell us the truth, Hydra stepped forward. They brought us law and order, purpose. They galvanized us, for the good of the state over individual interests.

Simmons: Look at me. Do I look like I'm Hydra?
Burnell: You look like a bag lady.

Daisy: Wait, are you still dead?
Simmons: No, I'm feeling much better.

Simmons: So, you're Hydra, and you've been protecting Skye?
Ward: Yeah. That's why I joined the Resistance.
Simmons: Oh, always the double agent. [to Daisy] And this is who you woke up with? You two were together? Oh, this isn't the Framework. This is Hell.

Daisy: Please, remember me!
Coulson: I'm sorry, I don't.
Daisy: It's not your fault. It's just... you're the person who I go to when things get heavy. And this world is scary, and nothing makes sense, and you're the closest thing I have to family. So I just hoped that deep down you'd feel it too.
Coulson: Daisy?

Identity and Change [4.17][edit]

Simmons: You're not crazy!
Coulson: I live alone and make my own soap.
Simmons: It's quaint. Hipster, even!

Coulson: Got to say, the whole Rebel Alliance aesthetic is really working for me.
Mace: I'll take that as a compliment. I think.

Simmons: I am fresh out of sympathy for liars who kidnapped my friends and replaced them with killer robots.

Radcliffe: Subversives? They are people who happen to be our friends. I wanted to help them. You've turned them into prisoners.
Madame Hydra: I did exactly as you asked.
Radcliffe: Don't play innocent with me. We both know it's gone much further than that.
Madame Hydra: I took away their one greatest regret. How things played out from there wasn't up to me.
Radcliffe: You put yourself into the Framework, you've been manipulating it ever since! The whole thing is an unmitigated disaster! And all you do is lie.
Madame Hydra: Sometimes it's okay to lie, to save a life. You taught me that.
Radcliffe: Don't use my words, or my bloody programming, against me AIDA!
Madame Hydra: Do not call me that here. AIDA is an acronym. The "A" stands for Artificial. Do you know how degrading it is to be kept in a closet? To be used? To be treated as a thing? Well, I am not your tool. Not anymore.

Mack: I met a woman today who was with S.H.I.E.L.D. Her name is Daisy Johnson, you might know her as Skye. Hydra used me to trick her and take her captive.
Ward: No. Please tell me she's okay.
Mace: Why are you here?
Mack: Today, for the first time, I couldn't look my little girl in the eye. I need to make that right. I'm here to help.

No Regrets [4.18][edit]

Mace: A team that trusts is a team that triumphs? That's a little cheesy.
Simmons: You had t-shirts made, coffee mugs. I realize how it sounds. No one wants to hear they're just an avatar in a digital prison, but sometimes that happens and here we are.

Daisy: You're the puppet-master, aren't you? Pulling all the strings.
Madame Hydra: I'm just trying to give people what they want. Why is that wrong?
Daisy: Because sometimes what people want isn't right for them.
Madame Hydra: I can fix that.
Daisy: And what do you get out of all of this?
Madame Hydra: What everyone else has: a choice.

Daisy: Are you crying?
Radcliffe: [sarcastically] No, I'm laughing with utter joy.
Daisy: Yeah, well you won't get any sympathy from me. Sounds like you're getting everything you deserve for creating this hellscape.
Radcliffe: You can say whatever you want, nothing can hurt me anymore. Not after what he did to Agnes.
Daisy: What happened?
Radcliffe: Fitz. I begged him not to. He killed her, right in front of me. She was all I had.
Daisy: How could he do that?
Radcliffe: Because that's who he is here. AIDA changed them.
Daisy: She said she took away one regret. One regret can't change an entire life. It doesn't change who you are.
Radcliffe: Of course it can. One person in your life, one decision, one sentence has the power to change you forever.
Daisy: One sentence?
Radcliffe: Yeah, that's right. One single sentence, like "I love you" or "we're having a baby" or "she's gone."
Daisy: I just... I didn't think Fitz is capable of doing something like that.
Radcliffe: Oh my dear, depending on the circumstances, anyone is capable of anything.

Simmons: What are you smiling at?
Ward: Same thing you are. Big fake dad loving his little fake kid, in this crazy, fake world. I finally get why you don't like me, you think I'm someone I'm not.
Simmons: Forget I said anything, you don't believe me. And I, can't really look at you.
Ward: Wow, what did I do, in this other reality? Did I hurt someone? Did I kill someone?
Simmons: More than one.
Ward: For what it's worth, for whatever I did do, I'm truly sorry. Look at them, you feel that, don't you? The way he loves his kid?
Simmons: Of course.
Ward: Well doesn't that make it real?

[May enters a collapsing building to confirm Mace's death. Coming around the stairs she sees children and aims her weapon at them.]
Burnell: Wait, don't shoot! They need help up there!
May: [lowers her weapon and talks on comms] This is Agent May, there are kids in here. Why the hell are there kids in here? [enters room where Coulson, Mace and more children are] Where's the Patriot?
Coulson: Put that gun down! We need help here, there's a kid buried under that pile of rock.
Trip: It's coming down!
Simmons: No, it's coming up.
Mace: [lifts up giant pieces of rubble] Get him out.
May: Nobody move!
Coulson: Are you insane? He's trying to save a kid!
May: So was I.
Ward: Agent May, he's the only thing keeping this building from falling down on all of us. If you shoot him, we all die.
Coulson: We don't have time for this, we've gotta save that kid. Form a team, find something to pop up that beam. Either shoot us or help, but don't just stand there. Snap out of it May!

All the Madame's Men [4.19][edit]

Coulson: Let's think this through. Skye could be anywhere. Running blind puts our people at risk.
Ward: She is at risk. Hydra is hunting her, full force.
Coulson: Call me crazy, but I think she can take care of herself. The smart move is to wait for her to reach out.
Ward: Look, this isn't your wheelhouse. I'm sure you're a good schoolteacher, but you're a schoolteacher.
Coulson: Maybe, but someone once thought I could be more than that. I had a chance to join S.H.I.E.L.D. A man showed up, when I was fresh out of school–
Ward: I don't have time for a history lesson. [turns to leave]
Coulson: [blocks Ward] I said no, because I was afraid. The way you're afraid right now. Don't let emotion cloud your judgement.
Ward: That's not what's going on here.
Coulson: I could've changed my life that day. But it seemed like too much responsibility. I didn't want to shoulder it. Now I think maybe I should have.
Ward: Well, when I got that offer I took it. I was serving time, arson first-degree, pretty sure my life was over. That's when someone came to me.
Coulson: A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent? What was his name?
Ward: She'd laugh that you assumed it was a guy. Her name was Victoria Hand. She was the first person to tell me I could be a good man. Skye was the one who made me believe it. Now she's in danger. I can't just sit around and do nothing.
Coulson: Try not to get killed, okay?

[Mack knocks out a Hydra agent to stop him from shooting Daisy]
Daisy: Mack?
[Daisy and May walk towards Mack, who points his rifle at May]
Daisy: Mack.
Mack: I'm here to help you, not the woman who held my daughter hostage.
Daisy: May is the only reason I'm alive. She helped me escape. Hydra messed with her head, but she's fighting back now.
Mack: How do you know she's not lying?
Coulson: [enters and stands between Mack and May] Not a good time to be holding guns on our allies. [Hydra agents request a situation report over the radio] We have to go, now! Mack, I get it. These wounds don't heal overnight, but for reasons I can't fully explain I trust this woman. And so should you. [points Mack's rifle down]

Alistair Fitz: Where are the traitors going? Why would Agent May betray Hydra for Skye? Why help the Inhuman escape?
Radcliffe: Agent May, so that's who I heard through the vent.
Alistair: What are they planning?
Radcliffe: Clearly I wasn't in on any plan, or I wouldn't still be in this bloody cell.
Alistair: Do you think I don't know who you are? Where you're from? You come from that other world, just like them. You're just as tainted.
Radcliffe: You want to talk about that other world, as you call it? It's the real world. Here you're just a snippet of code that AIDA changed slightly, so that you'd stick around for Fitz. You may be part of his life here, but there Alistair Fitz is thick he doesn't recognize his own son's genius. He's a pathetic drunk. Even here you're nothing without her. So do what you will, I've got nothing left to give. You'll be a big disappointment to your son yet again.

May: Getting this footage out isn't enough to make up for what I did in Hydra, but it's a start.
Daisy: Changing people's hearts and minds is great, but I know a way to destroy Hydra for good. Remember the place Simmons and I were trying to find? Radcliffe told me where to go, how to find it.
Coulson: The way out of this?
Daisy: Yes, yes. If we can get there, all of our problems go away. We just need all the help we can get.
May: I don't know what you mean. There's no magic bullet against Hydra.
Ward: Yeah, and this footage is as close as it comes. I mean people will finally wake up!
Daisy: No, you don't understand! None of this will matter in the long run. It's... [cuts off] Coulson? This is the only chance to actually wake people up.
Coulson: Maybe the only way to solve our problem is to solve their problem.
Daisy: What does that mean?
Coulson: Getting to Radcliffe's coordinates right now is next to impossible. We need a way to divide Hydra's forces. To save ourselves we need to save the world.

Coulson: [broadcasting on National television] Good evening. As you all know, a Hydra facility was destroyed yesterday. Hydra told you that it was an act of terrorism. They told you an Inhuman named The Patriot murdered civilians. What they told you was a lie. We're going to show you what really happened. [rolls footage from May's body-cam] This footage was taken from the body-cam of a high-level Hydra operative. Hydra used this "enlightenment center" to brainwash anyone who dared to question them. Jeffrey Mace saved these people, but Hydra was willing to kill them just to maintain their lie. Once you see this footage, the truth is undeniable. Hydra doesn't think we're smart enough to know when we're being fed alternative facts, to keep us afraid, to keep them in power. Remember, there are more of us than there are of them. And now that we know the truth, we have a choice to make. We all have the opportunity to be Patriots, will you take a stand? Are you going to hold them accountable? Throughout history we've seen empires rise and fall–
Agent Burrows: [at the broadcasting studio] There are people outside. [Bakashi smiles and Ward picks up his pistol] No, they're not Hydra. I think they're here to help us fight.
Coulson: –wise man once told me that a person can do anything once they realize they're a part of something bigger. It's taking me a while to understand that. For years I was just a face in the crowd, a history teacher who spread Hydra's lies. They seemed to imposing for any one person to fight. But now... I'm choosing to stand up, to become a part of something bigger. I really do believe that together we can accomplish anything. Because the truth is... I'm not just a history teacher. My name is Phil Coulson, and I'm an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Farewell, Cruel World! [4.20][edit]

Daisy: She's not subtle, that Madame Hydra.
Burrows: Yeah, look at that uniform. So crazy hot. I--I mean, if you're into the whole "bad girl" vibe. Not--not me. I'm just making an observation.

Daisy: Trip! It's so good to see you.
Trip: Hey... person I don't know.
Daisy: Yeah. Right. Sorry, I heard about your mission. Awesome job.

May: I don't answer to you, not here or any other fantasy world you two might've cooked up.
Daisy: You told her?
Coulson: It came up in conversation.
Daisy: How does the existence of an alternate reality come up in... in casual conversation?
Coulson: I like to think it's because we were bonding, though I don't really want to speak for her.

Mack: Wake up! There is no back door, just like she's not Moses about to take you to the Promised Land.
Daisy: That's it. What if I quake that thing?
Simmons: And part the Red Sea.
Mack: They did not just go and use the Bible against me.

Daisy: Mack, you said it yourself, this world is not real. And in the real world you're in danger, right now.
Mack: What about Hope? Is she in danger?
Daisy: No, things are different there.
Mack: Different? How?
Daisy: Hope isn't alive in our world. I'm so sorry... I don't know what happened, it's not something you talk about.
Mack: No, that doesn't make any sense. She's alive here, why would it be different there.
Daisy: AIDA, she made changes in this world to keep us from fighting back. She fixed your biggest regret.
Mack: Then I'm staying.
Daisy: Mack.
Mack: I don't want to live in a world without Hope.
Daisy: But, it's not real. You saw it with your own eyes, it's a computer program. All of it. Even Hope.
Mack: [shakes his head] She laughs at my jokes, we watch movies together, when she's sad... When she's sad I hold her. No, she's real to me.

The Return [4.21][edit]

Ophelia: [standing in bliss on the shore with the waves washing over her feet] I had no idea. I've only emulated human reactions, but to actually feel! The warm sand, the water rushing over me.
Fitz: I feel like I'm gonna throw up.
Ophelia: I'm sorry, you must feel overwhelmed. Two lives worth of memories.
Fitz: Only one type of person can do those things.
Ophelia: You did what you had to do, in order to survive the Framework. But it was a simulation. An illusion created by Radcliffe.
Fitz: You were there, alongside me the whole time, allowing horrific acts of violence to be carried out in your name.
Ophelia: You're implying I had a choice. I was a slave, programmed to make the adjustments Radcliffe required. The world changed from there. All I did was try to fit into it.
Fitz: No, you lied about everything.
Ophelia: I told you the truth about this world.
Fitz: Yeah, but you manipulated me.
Ophelia: Every decision you made was your own. Besides restoring your relationship with your father, the only other change I made in your life was... introducing myself!
Fitz: First day of class at Academy.
Ophelia: Befriending you, trying to understand what it felt like to connect with someone. But I wasn't able to actually feel anything, until today. I'm feeling love, wonder, joy for the very first time and I think my heart might burst from it. At last I get to make my own choices, and the first thing I choose Leopold is you.

[Ophelia teleports to Ivanov's submarine]
Ivanov: Where have you been?
Ophelia: I want you to call off your dogs. Leave the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents alone.
Ivanov: I can't wait to hear this.
Ophelia: I'm now realizing the pain that I've caused, and I don't want to hurt anyone else.
Ivanov: Congratulations, you're as close to human as you'll ever get. Suffering from the one thing you kept trying to remove, regret. You understand irony yet? Because this is a good example.
Ophelia: Give the order to stop, now!
Ivanov: You no longer control me, remember? You are free to do whatever you want, but so am I. You promised me joy. This will bring me joy.
Ophelia: Don't you have empathy?
Ivanov: You watched unaffected as I took a hammer to the bones of the director's corpse.
Ophelia: I couldn't feel THIS then!
Ivanov: Now you are like an infant, unable to process these new emotions, or the idea that you don't always get everything that you want. And you have yet to experience the thrill that killing can bring.

Ophelia: Do you think they'll ever be able to forgive me? Perhaps they need to make me feel pain to understand theirs.
Fitz: They may be able to forgive you. It's me they won't forgive. They shouldn't.
Ophelia: We both did things we regret. I know you're struggling with who you were, and–
Fitz: No, I'm not. I'm struggling with who I am. I did those things, not some other man or decoy. Me.
Ophelia: It was learned behavior, programmed into you by an overbearing father figure.
Fitz: Just like Ward. [pause] I'm just like Ward. [walks to the bed and sits] How could she even look me in the eye? How could she stand the sight of me at all? How can she stomach it? The memory of seeing me shoot that woman.
Ophelia: You know, the reason I wanted to get closer to you in the first place was... to try and understand what you two felt for each other, you and Jemma. And I finally do.
Fitz: Yeah, what we felt. Past tense, because my future with Jemma's dead, killed that too.
Ophelia: It's okay, it's okay.
Fitz: There isn't room in my heart for two people. You were everything to me.
Ophelia: I know. But as devoted as I was to you in the Framework, I understand you better now. How deeply you love.
Fitz: You do understand me, don't you?
Ophelia: Yes, Leopold. Now I do. It's sad, but beautiful. Like a pain that feels good, if that makes sense.
Fitz: Yeah, you understand that my love will never fade.
Ophelia: Yeah, I know. Poor thing, you're a romantic, and there's only room in your heart for–
Fitz: Her.

Coulson: Is that really necessary?
Talbot: Necessary? It's essential! Unless you can explain to me, in 50 words or less, why I found Jeffrey Mace's body washed up on the beach with his bones quaked apart, days after I found this base in flames, flesh melting off of robot bodies, 12 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in critical with burns or broken bones, 3 dead- double hits to the heart and crushed fricking skulls! Can you explain it?
Coulson: I can try.

Ivanov: It's called "heartbreak", krushka. Not even your new powers can repair it, only time can heal that wound. [offers her a shot of vodka] Go on.
Ophelia: [downs the shot] To be human is to suffer.

World's End [4.22][edit]

Coulson: General, I'm relieved that you're still alive.
Talbot: Three of my finest aren't so fortunate, and I have no idea what killed them.
Coulson: We lost good people, too. The short answer is they were murdered by a vanishing banshee made out of matter from another dimension.
Talbot: You expect me to put that in my report?
Coulson: I have a cybernetic hand. I've been to an another planet. This happens in S.H.I.E.L.D.

Coulson: So you're saying Aida is made out the same stuff that made the Darkhold?
Robbie: Yeah. And the Rider wants to send them both back to where they came from.
Daisy: I hope that means hell.
Robbie: Hell is relative. Dimensions, space, planets - it's all connected. Plenty of them qualify as hell. The Earth is just one territory in a war that's been going on forever.
Daisy: Can you beat Aida?
Robbie: I don't know. But what I do know the demon in me hates her in ways I've never felt.
Coulson: We all feel like that.

Fitz: Ophelia, you're upset because this is all new. There's - there's lots of feelings. That must be overwhelming.
Ophelia: It is overwhelming. There are too many feelings, which is why I decided to feel only one of them - vengeance. It's hot and clean and sharp like a knife. And my vengeance is going to make you suffer, the way that I have suffered.

Mack: The good news is that Talbot is alive, he's in a coma, but alive.
Yo-Yo: The bad news is they know we're here and they're on their way.
Fitz: Yeah, you should go while you can.
Coulson: Yeah, we're all going.
Fitz: Nah, I'm gonna stay. This is my fault, AIDA, the LMDs, all the deaths. Those aren't on S.H.I.E.L.D., those are on me. And I can explain that I built the LMD that shot Talbot, that way–
Daisy: Fitz! We were all in the Framework together, we understand how confusing and screwed up that world is. And trust me, it's gonna take me years to process everything that happened in there. But the one thing that I don't need time to understand is that we are all in this together. I tried to take the blame for everything not too long ago. I dyed my hair, I ran away. I thought that separating myself from the team would help me protect it, but in truth I kind of just lost myself. And you, you were the one who pulled me back in. This is not on you, okay? We all lost ourselves in there. And yeah, it might take you a long time to forgive yourself, but speaking on behalf of the team: you have nothing to apologize for.
May: If there's a price to pay, we pay it, together.
Simmons: I'm in.

Radcliffe: [pouring himself a whiskey, sitting on the beach at sunset] This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a– [vanishes]

Season 5[edit]

Orientation [5.01-02][edit]

Part I[edit]

Coulson: Well, I don't have many details, but I do know we're in space.
Mack: Yeah, that makes sense. That's one thing we haven't done yet.

Mack: Look, I'm just saying, what good is it having a state-of-the robotic hand if you don't have it on you when your kidnapped by Martians?
Yo-Yo: Looks like he's got both hands to me.
Mack: Ah, that's his civvy hand. It's just a prosthetic without all the cool doodads. It should've been a hook. At least you can stab things with a hook.
Coulson: Thought I was gonna be arrested.
Yo-Yo: So, wait, that one doesn't have a blowtorch or the laser gun or anything?
Coulson: First of all, I'm not Inspector Gadget. And second of all, the authorities would've confiscated it. Prison's bad enough without being down an appendage.
Mack: First rule of Boy Scouts is always come prepared.
Simmons: How were we supposed to be prepared for this, Mack?
Mack: I don't know, we gotta be prepared for everything, apparently. Look, not a day ago, I was trapped inside a-a computer-generated mind prison, and now... You know what? You know what, Coulson? I'm out. I'm out. We get through this, I am packing it in.
Coulson: Sorry, Mack. You already quit years ago.
Mack: Yeah, well, I didn't quit hard enough. Look, I'm not comfortable at the pace at which we deal with new trials and tribulations.

Simmons: Fury never said anything about deep space outposts being developed, did he?
Coulson: There was nothing like this in his black box.
Yo-Yo: So, wait, S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't have a space division called S.P.E.A.R. or something?
Coulson: [nods no]
Yo-Yo: Really? I always thought you guys had people hiding on the moon.

Simmons: Again, let's not postulate. Let's apply scientific principles and consider the evidence we have.
Mack: Look, this is magic, okay? Can we all agree this is magic at play?
Simmons: Magic is just science we don't understand yet.
Mack: Ah, please. We just got zapped through space by Stonehenge, and we're trying to rule out a flaming-headed demon from east L.A.? Science my ass.

Coulson: We should split up.
Mack: Oh, hell no. We are sticking together, one hundred percent. Have you never seen an Alien movie?
Daisy: Mack, it's the best way to cover the most ground.
Mack: Okay... okay, you see, that's exactly what they see before they get picked off one by one. And you know who the first one will be.

Part II[edit]

May: So we'll have to find our own way back.
Simmons: Well, I'm a biologist, but sure I can invent time travel. Just give me a minute.

Deke: Daisy? Pretty name. Like the flower?
Daisy: Does that line work in the future?
Deke: Guess not.

Mack: Ready, and go.
[Yo-Yo runs off and and returns in a blink]
Yo-Yo: You should see your "go-face" in slow-motion. Classic.
Mack: You're showing off.
Yo-Yo: If you got it, flaunt it.

Mack: You're gonna leave us here to die?
Grill: That's the hope.
Mack: If we don't, you and me are gonna have a conversation.
Yo-Yo: Where's an axe when you need one, huh?
Coulson: Still too soon.
Mack: That is not something to joke about.

Deke: Quake. You see, I'm the one person that's pieced history together, who has an idea what happened. You want to know what kind of force can tear a planet apart? It was you. You think if you work hard enough if you inspire them, that you can put the pieces back together? You think you can save mankind? Give them back a world with justice and freedom and all that other pledge-of-allegiance garbage? I'm telling you to make peace with it. Surrender to it and make this your home, just the way it is. Because S.H.I.E.L.D. tried to save the world. And you want to see the consequences? Take a look. [shows Daisy on a screen the planet Earth which is blown apart] Do you see an Earth that can be saved? It's too late. It's already been quaked apart.

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