Directed by: Bobby Roth
Written by: Jeffrey Bell
- Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg)
- Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen)
- Grant Ward (Brett Dalton)
- Skye (Chloe Bennett)
- Leopold Fitz (Iain De Caestecker)
- Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge)
- Ian Quinn (David Conrad)
- John Garrett (Bill Paxton)
- Antoine Triplett (B.J. Britt)
Finally, after 13 episodes, we discover what the hell “Tahiti” really is, and what else they put agent Coulson through after his untimely death at the hands of Loki. The team rush to the bunker where Coulson was treated, codenamed Guest House, to bring agent Skye back from the brink of death.
Newcomers, and stayers, John Garrett and Antoine “Trip” Triplett are introduced as S.H.I.E.L.D. muscle to bring in Ian Quinn. Trip is one of my favourite characters to enter the show, and Garrett brings the same level of experience that Coulson does. All in all, welcome additions. I’m excited to see where they go from here.
I will always shiver at the pure look of dread on Coulson’s face when he discovers the true origin of GH325. Clark Gregg destroys his role as Coulson, and this is one of those moments I would put in a montage to show it off. And, this episode, we get our first ever look at a Kree inside the MCU.
The episode also ends with an Asgardian landing on Earth. I love Asgardians, and I’m excited for the next episode to see what adventures we get taken on with a mind-controlling Asgardian named Lorelei. S.H.I.E.L.D. is so cool, just for being able to have these interactions at all.