Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 1, Episode 2 - 0-8-4 - full transcript

While extracting a strange object out of Peru, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are taken hostage aboard their plane.

H.Q.: S.H.I.E.L.D. 616,
you have course confirmation.

You are cleared
direct to The Slingshot.

Agent Coulson,
everything all right up there?
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We heard you had
a little dustup on the ground.

COULSON: Yeah, we're all good.

It's gonna be blue skies
from here on out.





SIMMONS: Coulson, hang on!

Hey. No joyrides, okay?
That's my house.

No worries.



Where do they think of this stuff?

WARD: Skye? The girl's not qualified
to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

Agreed. That's why
I've invited her on as a consultant.


S.H.l.E.L.D. does it all the time.
Technically, Stark's a consultant.

And technically, Skye's
a member of the Rising Tide.

She hacked our RSA implementation.

Twice. From a laptop.

Imagine what she'll do
with our resources.

I am. That's exactly
what I'm imagining during this frown.

You brought me on
for risk assessment? Shes a risk.

She doesn't think like us.


Agent Coulson told us the news.
What a wonderful surprise.

- Isn't it, Fitz?
- Yeah. Yeah, it's a surprise.

No, it's wonderful.
You must be very excited.

Yep. First day of school.


Okay, so, it's just... Sorry. Yeah.

We have two kids on this bus
who aren't cleared for combat.

You're adding a third.

At least Fitz-Simmons
are trained S.H.l.E.L.D. scientists.

But Skye?

You said this was a select team.

Assembled to work new cases,
to protect people.

I don't see how
letting some hacker tag along...

I'm looking for an objection
I haven't already anticipated.

I'm calling this,
but your frown will be on record.

We've been called in
to investigate an 084.

We all know what that means.

Yes, we do. It means
we don't know what that means.

FITZ: Officially, it's an
Airborne Mobile Command Station,

but we call it "the bus."

We find it best to use shorthand
when in the field.

But everything has to be just so,
you know? Because of the danger.

Yeah, I've been up here before,
but I didn't see much,

because of the bag
that Agent Ward put over my head.

Yes, so sorry about that. Water?

MAY: Wheels up in two.
Lock it or lose it.

What's that mean?

No backing out now.
Let's find a bunk for our guest.

Yeah, and there's only one left
and it's right next to mine.

So... Sorry. You can...

Hey. I know we didn't really...

Might want to read that.
This isn't like other planes.

You could say that again.

Say what again?

Sweet ride.

I earned a little goodwill
from Director Fury

when I got hit
right before the Battle of New York.

You took a bullet?

Ish. An Asgardian stabbed me through
the heart with a Chitauri scepter.

The effect was similar.

Got a few weeks R&R and this plane.

Had it completely refurbished, studs up.
Spared no expense.

Yeah, Agent Ward told me
they sent you to Tahiti.

It's a magical place.

You mentioned that.

Here. Use a coaster.

I'd buckle up.

- I don't even know where we're going.

That's where the 084 was reported.

And an 084 is?

An object of unknown origin.
Kind of like you.

Team goes in, determines
if it's useful or if it poses a threat.

The last one
turned out to be pretty interesting.

And what was the last one?

A hammer.


Tire tracks 40 meters back.

I'll check them against the site's trucks.
Make sure we're alone.

Too much exposure here.
I'm gonna find a place to park.


I would love to see
a capuchin in the wild.

Maybe even a yellow-tailed
woolly monkey.

You know, Peru has
32 different species of monkey.

Yeah, and close to
200 species of snakes.

The shushupe has a fascinating venom.

It's neurotoxic,
proteoloic and hemolylic.


- That's fascinating.
- Yeah.

No, I'd be much more concerned
with earthquakes...


There's no vaccine for dengue fever.


Look at this.

We should warn the people who live
around here if the 084 is dangerous.

They're already dealing
with anti-mining rebels

and the Shining Path guerillas.

I could post something.

Do you remember the panic when that
anti-matter meteor splashed down

just off the coast of Miami,
nearly devoured the city?

- No.
- Precisely.

Because we kept it quiet and contained.

So what am I doing?

Well, if it gets out, I might need you
to create some kind of diversion.

Put the public on the wrong scent.

So everything that I'm against.


- Good morning, Professor.

I'm Agent Coulson, with S.H.l.E.L.D.

I understand
you made an interesting discovery.

(SIGHS) I'm not sure how to explain it.

This temple dates back
at least 500 years.

It's filled with pre-lncan artifacts.

One of them is impossible.

And looks like it might be dangerous.

Well, that's why we're here.

Watch out.

Exactly as we found it.

Who else knows about this?

Just the Ministry.

I believe they are the ones
who contacted you.

Sir, I need you and your team
to evacuate this site

until we determine
the risk associated with this object.


Leave the man alone.

Now. For your own safety.

There's nothing about this anywhere.
It's amazing.

I searched every data stream.
What do we got here, guys?

Whoa, careful, I... No. Wouldn't do that.

The object's placement
in fossiliferous rook formations

suggests it's been here
for at least 1,500 years.

That pre-dates this temple
by a millennium.

Maybe it's alien.

Yeah, but the shape and
the craftsmanship, it's almost German.


Tires match the profs truck.
Where's your sidearm?

If I need a gun, I'll take one.

Forgot I was working with The Cavalry.

Don't ever call me that.

Apologies. I've heard the stories.

What went down in Bahrain.
About you in action.

You know, it was smart of Coulson
to pull you out of retirement.

It's nice to have a trusted friend
who has your back.




Should've taken more guns.



- WARD: Sir?
- Go.

We have a situation.

Lots of rebels in this area.

Not enough gunfire.

Keep working. I'm on my way.



Camilla? Do you mind?

After you.



And now for a proper hello.

A promotion, congratulations.

Three years ago, but thank you.

Agent Melinda May, Agent Grant Ward,
this is Comandante Camilla Reyes.

She's with the Policia Militar del Peru.

We used to work together
back in the day.


Let the team know everything's okay.

REYES: I know you found
a strange object on Peruvian soil.

We should have a conversation
about how to proceed.

Of course.

But an 084
supersedes all national claims.

You look good.

Yeah, I work out.

Come, let me show you something.


Are you seeing this? It's alive.

"Alive," alive?

It has a functioning power source.

Sleepy's reading radionuclides,

but they don't match
any known isotope.

I get temporal matches,
but even then they seem to shift.

Is that even possible?

It depends on the shifting
of the temporal radio stuff, so...

It's totally weird, right?

I'm gonna go check on Coulson.

We've got company. National police.

- What?
- Why are they here?

They heard about this object,
they're probably here to protect it.

This area has lots of rebel uprisings.

Yeah, people are fighting back

against the government's
mining policies.

It's pretty kick-ass.

Yeah. It's kick-ass. All the violence.

That's not what I'm saying.

I know it's what you're typing.
In your van, alone, where it's safe.

How much longer?

- What's the hurry?
- Are we in danger?

Not if everyone does their job.
What is yours exactly?

The cacao is from
a secret valley in Peru. Very special.

The best chocolate in the world.

-It could use some sugar.


You know me, Camilla.
I'm a pretty simple guy.

There was nothing simple
about your last mission here.

I had some great help.

There isn't any chance
we get to keep the device, is there?

It's not mine to give,
but I'm sure we can find a way

to resolve this respectfully
in a way that gives your...


Stay close, on my 6.



Sounds like they're engaging
with rebels.

Let's go.

They're coming for it. Let's move!

Come on.

No. No, no, no.

-It doesn't matter.
-It does to me!

Please, let us do this!

We need a containment case
for the 084.

There's no time.

But it has a fluctuating power core.
Frequencies way above 10 exahertz.


Sorry. Science class is over.



Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait!

You did not just pull that out of the wall.
What is the matter with you?

Do you realize we do not know
the amount of photon emissions

coming out of this... Okay.

And we don't know what'll happen
if it gets excited.

Stay close.

SIMMONS: Fitz, come on!


Come on.


Your men need to fall back now
or we'll never make the runway.

Now, your truck' let's go.

- Get back!

Tell your men to get down.


My truck.


Get in! Get in!

Move! Now!

- Yeah, that's a good idea.
- Yes, of course.

- After you.
- After you.


Coulson's secure in PMP's truck.
Take the south route to the airfield.


Slow down!

You're joking, right?

Ward, listen! We've got to be careful!

There's a binding energy structure
that could overheat!

I could roll down a window!


Do not roll down a window!

Stay quiet and keep your heads down!

Head left. The ravine empties.

- But Ward...
- BOTH: Quiet!


- How fast can you have the wheels up?
- Fast.


- Ramp!
- On it.

What are you doing?
Coulson is still out there!

Get off the ramp,
you're in the line of fire.


WARD: Cut it pretty close, sir.

Didn't want to leave anyone behind.

I gotta say, I miss my van.

Now, what was the problem?

As I said before,

this device has a high frequency
fluctuating sub-material compression...

Fitz, in English.

The 084 is fueled
by Tesseract technology.

HYDRA, World War ll,
Captain America.

It's full of lethal amounts
of gamma radiation.

Gamma? You're saying it's nuclear?


He's saying it's much, much worse.

H.Q.: And the 084
is in your possession?

It's on board
and contains a Tesseract fuel cell.

So there's that.

Copy. You are a go for check-in
guidance through restricted airspace.

- Safe travels.

Top speeds a priority, May. Obviously.

I know you didn't want to see combat.
I apologize for that.

Do you need anything else

before I go check on the device fueled
by evil that's sitting in our cargo hold?

This was fun.

Not to worry. The device is stable.

Not that it couldn't explode
at any minute,

especially if hit with machine-gun fire.

But things like this happen
from time to time when in the field.

And at first, it's very unpleasant,
and you regret your decision

40 leave the lab at all.

FITZ: Are you mental?
I did explain in great detail

exactly what I meant
using the Queen's bloody English!

I use normal English.

Words like "duck" and "run"
and "might blow us to pieces."

Wow. Congratulations, Agent Ward.

You managed to string
three words together in a sentence.

Is everyone all right?

Banged up, but alive.

Thank you for the extraction.

REYES: But we lost a lot of men.

We'll make sure
the rest of you get home safe.

Are we safe on a plane with that?

There's a PMP airfield in Equitos.
It's a short distance...

We're going as fast as we can
for a S.H.I.E.L.D. containment facility.

There's no safer place for us to go.

Sir, if I may, do you have
anything to drink around here?

Upstairs. I think you'll find it
quite comfortable up there.

I expect a grand tour.

I know you do.

...we are dealing with!

WARD: I don't understand
anything you're saying!

Do we have a problem in here?

No, sir.

Just working on our communication.

Not everyone
was prepared for a firefight.

We got out, didn't lose anyone,
saved a few of theirs.

I'd say we did all right.

Anything else?

Yeah, I have a small question.

Because I've been feeling like
the tag-along, hayseed rookie,

but now I get the sense
that Ward doesn't know

which she's
Simmons and which she's Fitz,

and they've seen
even less gunfire than me.

And I'm no rocket scientist,
but is this your first mission together?

No. Of course not.

It's our second.

I was your first? That's sweet.

WARD: You're amused?

I'm terrified!

I am in way over my head,

but I've been on this team
just as long as any of you.

I might as well be team captain.


Just joking.
But maybe that's not a bad idea,

because these guys
do not like each other much.

This isn't about that. I am a specialist.

Today, I could have eliminated
the enemy threat if I was working alone,

but I had non-combat ready agents...

Whoa, whoa, wait, you work alone?

It's so typical. Who do you think
designs your equipment?

Or the polymers for your weaponry?

Yeah, try going into the field

-with just your bare bum!
- People like us do it.

See them proving the point I just made?

You're not wrong.

We still need to iron out the kinks.

But, Ward,
you can speak six languages.

Simmons, you have two PhDs
in fields I can't pronounce,

and, Fitz, you are a rocket scientist.

So work it out.

I'm good at stuff, too!



...but really amazing to be here

and have that bickering
and all that stuff.



After you.

So should we work or just continue to...

I'm saying
I said there would come a moment

when we would regret the decision
to go in the field.

I didn't think
that would happen in week one.


This seam in the sedimentary layers

suggests some sort of molten cave-in
a few decades back.

Yeah, well, this here?
It's optical amplification.

Now, I think...
Well, I'm most likely dead on,

that the Tesseractic energy
excites plasma

with an inverse population
of energy levels.

A laser.

A ray of pure energy. Two terajoules.

See the amplifier?

We're lucky the drones didn't trigger it

while we were taking
electromagnetic readings.

This is a weapon, powerful enough to...

Enough to melt through 50 feet
of solid rock to bury itself.

Imagine what it could do to a person.

Yeah, or an airplane.

For example.

Hunger Games?

Matterhorn. One of 100 books my S.O.
gave me that I'm just getting around to.

8.0.? Supervising Officer?

Got it. Hackers have lingo, too,
but I'll pick yours up.

I feel like you and me, wrong foot.
Can I buy you a drink?


What I said before,
when I said the uprising was...

Whatever I said. A good thing?

I don't want you to think I'm oblivious.

What I was talking about
was the tweets.

Tweets. Are you trying to make things
better or worse?

Peruvians have organized
for the first time in decades.

Thousands of suffering people who've
never met uniting over a common idea?

It's mind-blowing.

And I don't wanna bring it up,

because I don't want to
see your hate face,

but that's what
the Rising Tide is all about.


Usually, one person
doesn't have the solution.

But 100 people,
with 1% of the solution?

That'll get it done.

I think that's beautiful.

Pieces solving a puzzle.

You and I see the world differently is all.

I've never been in a war zone
during a war. Till today.

That was crazy.

Take it you've seen that a lot?


What... Did you get shot?

Skin-deep, nothing to worry about.

You got shot.

Did that happen protecting us?

I said don't worry about it.

Well, no wonder you were so pissed.

I wasn't pissed.

I was trained to be the whole solution.
To eliminate variables.

And today, they keep adding up.

We're turning.

We've entered restricted airspace,
so we have to follow certain flight paths.

It's regulation.

This plane is capable
of fully automated flight,

but May has to be
on the stick herself tonight.

You've got an 8.0.,
May's got to be on the stick.

Lots of good lingo on this plane.


And we just
can't seem to understand each other.

First walkie-talkie wristwatch.
1936, Poland.

They only made 20, I think. Still works.

I forgot you're such a sentimentalist,


Romanticizing history.

Yeah, most of it's glued down.

There was an elegance
to things back then.

There we agree.

With everything around us
changing so quickly,

it doesn't hurt
to have a few touchstones to the past.

Reminds me of what's important.

The last thing I want to do
is relive days gone by.

- A few nights, maybe.

I see what you're doing.

I am reminiscing.

This plane is such a step up
from the RV we used to work out of

when you were stationed in Cuzco.

I don't remember much working.


I also don't remember you
being this direct.

Skye, hand me the bottle.

Okay, Turbo.
But you're still nursing the one you got.

I'm not the only one.

We're stuck above the clouds
for the next few hours.

We might as well enjoy ourselves.

We could make a few more memories
to add to your collection.

What do you think?

I think Ward already knows

you'll have lo eliminate May
from the equation to have a chance.

Which gives him about 20 seconds
to get to her first.





We were allies. We had history.

When did you decide
to throw that away?

As soon as I saw your team.


The reason I'm still alive
is because you need me

to verify the change of routes for your
pilot when HQ calls in any minute now.

I'd appreciate that.

But if I don't, S.H.l.E.L.D. will
shoot this aircraft out of the sky.

That'll take the 084 out of your hands.

Maybe I should let them.

No, I think you'll make the call.

You already handed me your plane
for the life of one of your little lab rats.

If I open the cargo hold,
you lose them all.

And you are such a sentimentalist.

This is my fault.

Should've learned kung fu.

SIMMONS: Oh, yeah,

but I shouldn't have pushed you
into the field in the first place.

You weren't ready.

It was my job
to make a proper threat assessment.

"We." We weren't ready.

This couldn't have happened
if Agent May wasn't on the stick.

She would have busted out
some of her ninja knowhow.

Agent May? No, no, no,
she transferred from administration.

Well, I've seen her destroy a guy, so...

You've heard of The Cavalry?

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

Well, everyone
at the Academy talks about...

- She's The Cavalry!
- She's The Cavalry!

I told you never to call me that.

I can't believe it.
We're sure to get out of here now.

How do we get out of here?


We can't go through the doors.

They're bolted,
tied to the pressurization lines.

You two geniuses have nothing?

Yeah, well, it's hard to concentrate
in these intense situations.

Hey. Don't freeze up. Take a breath.

You don't need to come up
with the whole solution.

Just part of it. Right?


Pieces solving a puzzle.

COULSON: You knew
this was a weapon all along.

REYES: But you got to it first.
I had to play nice.

Yes, Coulson, for once,
I'm actually ahead of you.

My country commissioned
that weapon decades ago.

After the fall of HYDRA,

many scientists followed their Nazi
friends to hide in this side of the world.

German engineering.

The weapon was lost
during a clash in the jungle. Until today.

With it, we'll end the rebel uprising
and finally stabilize my country.

You mean rule your country.

You stay in your borders,
I'll stay in mine.

Those borders are disappearing.

Aliens descended on New York,

They don't care whose colors you wear,
they just care who's in the way.

We should be working together,
not fighting.

Well, that's clearly the worst idea
we've heard yet.

But it could work.

Reyes is going to kill us the minute
we land, regardless. Blame it on rebels.

This way, we have a fighting chance.
I'll take it.

What's first?

We can't get upstairs
without going in the lab.

And the only way to release
the lab doors is from upstairs.

The first thing is we're tied
to the cargo doors.

- So unless you can...

What the hell was that?

Her wrist.



What's next?

Was it 11 years ago now?

You swooped in with S.H.l.E.L.D. with
so much confidence, so much mystery.

You had 100 men at your disposal.
And now...

A hand-picked team.
And, yes, they're that good.

Phil, you're not even aware.

You're renewed idealism, your
collectibles, your airborne man-cave.

Surrounding yourself
with young, attractive agents.

You're having a mid-life crisis.

More an after-life thing, really.

And I'm not going to even mention
the red Corvette.

Her name's Lola.

(LAUGHS) Of course it is.
It's textbook.

You built this team so you could
feel relevant, to feel needed.

They don't need me.

They need time.

Well, time is not on their side.

but you gave them something better.

A common enemy.

Okay, we're sure, right?
Everyone sure?

- We're all on board.
- Yeah, let's do this fast.

No turning back. No freezing up.

Because if we do, then...

- All of us die.
- We know.

All right.


You guys talk a lot.





H.Q.: S.H.I.E.L.D. 616,
we have radar contact.

Requesting confirmation
on a change in course Over.


Answer it or they all learn
what a 30,000-foot drop feels like.

Agent Coulson, are you there?

You have course confirmation.

You are cleared
direct to the Slingshot.

Agent Coulson,
everything all right up there?

We heard you had
a little dustup on the ground.

Yeah, we're all good.

It's gonna be blue skies
from here on out.


Forget what I said before.

This is the moment that we'll regret.





SKYE: It worked.

The drop in cabin pressure
released the doors.

I'll take care of the soldiers,
you guys get to the 084.

And Coulson?

Let's hope he can handle himself.

- Aah!



Get back!

Go now! Find the 084!


Help! Help!


Got you!

Hold on!

It's okay.

I've got it! Fitz!

We got it, reel us back in!

FITZ: I've got you!


What are you doing?
We need your help.

Trust me.

Don't want you to know
what a 30,000-foot drop feels like.




Cut him loose.

- Sorry!
- Sorry, Ward!

WARD; Hold on!



I read the safety pamphlet.

I think you might be the first.

No other way in, huh?

I was just starting
to warm up to this place.

The 084 is cooling and stable.

But we should call HQ and get it
to The Slingshot as soon as possible.

I told you they were good.


MAN 1: Make sure that track is clear
before you seal it in.

MAN 2: All right.
Got some packing materials, still.

MAN 1: Meet you up top.

Not a scratch. But your plane's totaled.

I hope S.H.l.E.L.D. insurance
covers hijackings.


Under "incidentals."


What exactly am I signing up for?

Like I said. Front row seat
to the craziest show on Earth.

Yeah, but I didn't expect the show
to get this crazy this fast,

all for an object
you're just gonna destroy.

Slingshot is protocol.

A weapon like the 084 is too dangerous
for any person or country to have.

People like Reyes
would always be after it.

What happened with Reyes anyway?

She's being held at a S.H.I.E.L.D.
detainment facility.

I expect the Peruvian government
will negotiate for her release.

She probably won't spend
much time in jail.

No, I mean what happened
with you and Reyes?

You guys totally did it
back in the day, right?

That's classified.


Looks like Skye might end up
as more than just a consultant.

Despite her reservations.

You know,
she could turn into a solid asset.

With some serious work.

Well, if she wants to be a field agent,
she'll need a supervising officer.

Someone disciplined, someone good.

All right. I'll do it.

Just to clarify,
you were talking about me, right?

- FITZ: We blew up a plane.
- I had a new experience.

Eat that, Professor Vaughn.

You had a new experience.
But it was new for all of us.

MAY: They're happy.

Hey, come on.
You guys don't want to miss this.

Where is it?

FITZ: So it'll take about 180 days
to reach the Sun.

Now, yes, of course,
it would've been faster

if they used hydrogen-fuelled APU's,
but they're having fun.

How many of those have you guys had?


Skye, it's important when in the field
to unwind from time to time.

Yeah, especially after a hard day
of everyone almost dying.

Which doesn't happen every day, right?

It's an anomaly. An irregularity.
Not the norm.

Speaking of not the norm,

whose idea was it
to blow a hole in the plane?

May said that the doors were tied to
the pressurization, so I thought...

So we thought
it was the only way to release them.

It was everyone's idea' sir.

Yeah, it was quite genius really.

Nice work.

MAN: All clear for liftoff.

FITZ: Time for blastoff.

-(Nasally) Launching in three, two...

The trajectory will take it
beyond the Lagrange Points

so that it doesn't hit Herschel.

SIMMONS: Yeah, and there haven't
been any coronal mass ejections,

so it shouldn't lose telemetry.

WARD: Guys, English.



FURY: Really? Really, Coulson?

Six days?

It only took you six days

to take a completely renovated piece
of state-of-the-an machinery,

and turn it into scrap?

My team acted with my authority.

Don't talk to me about authority.

Do you know how much this plane cost?

It's got a bar.

A really nice one.

Talking to me about authority.

You know, I have the authority
to downgrade your ass to a Winnebago.

I'm aware of that, sir.

Well, I want it fixed just like you found it.

So don't have Fitz-Simmons
going making modifications

like a damn fish tank.

YES, sir.

And the new girl,

she's a risk.

I know, sir.

You know, sir?

How's Lola?

She's fine, sir.

Thanks for asking.

Talking to me about authority.

Yeah, we're gonna
have to kill the fish tank.
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