Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 2, Episode 21 - S.O.S. Part 1 - full transcript

S.H.I.E.L.D puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever.

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- Why should I trust you?
- Coulson: Because we all have our secrets.

You have one sitting in
the cargo hold of your ship.

Some people just don't
deserve forgiveness.

- Kara?
- She does.

Gordon's the only one
who knows where we are.

Keeps us secret and safe
from the outside world.

Gordon: Raina's gift may allow her

to see things before
they happen. [gasps]

Any decisions based on your
gift will be made by me.

Who decided you should have final say
in all the decisions around here?

Coulson has been moving
alarming amounts of resources

all over the globe.

Linking all these activities is
a code name... Theta Protocol.

You want to tell me
what Theta Protocol is?


2x20 - "Scars"

[Tam Nightingale's "Robot Tourist" plays]

♪ I am a robot tourist ♪

♪ my laser's set to stun ♪
[cellphone ringing]

♪ I am a robot tourist ♪

♪ please, will you turn me on? ♪

- [Beep] Sam.
- Billy.

Uh, American flight 220
gets in three minutes early.

Copy that.
And what was with you

rage-quitting "C.O.D." last night?

What's up... What's up with
you and all the spawn kills?

It's called "black ops"
for a reason, Billy.

And... And crunching pretzels
in my ear the whole time. [Beep]

♪ getting closer ♪

♪ we want to make it with you ♪

♪ we want to make it with you ♪

♪ I've seen the eye of horus ♪

♪ aurora borealis ♪

♪ the square in Tiananmen ♪

♪ but I have never seen your skin ♪

♪ we want to make it with you ♪

- How was your flight, sir?
- Another middle seat. [sighs]

- But I remembered to bring you this.
- Oh. Sweet. Thank you, sir.

Hope they never go out of business.

So, Simmons is adjusting
nicely to HYDRA.

She's tougher than she looks.

Skye's doing well in
her training with May,

- And Trip's on board full-time.
- Well, what about the new recruits?

Billy says that Hartley and Hunter
keep drinking all of his beer.

Not surprised to hear that.

- Any update on Agent Gonzales?
- Unfortunately, no.

There's a pretty good chance
that HYDRA took him out.

- Keep looking.
- And, uh... Fitz? Any progress?

[Cellphone vibrates]

Does May still think you're
on a recruiting trip to London?

She does, which is why
I don't have a lot of time here.

Okay. Well, sir, first,
you are going to need...

- A lanyard. Yes, I do.
- Blue and gray... subtle, masculine,

gels nicely with the
new triangular design.

- What are we calling this, anyway?
- The Theta Protocol, sir.

[Beeping] "Theta Protocol."
I need you to write that down for me.

[Air hissing]

I gotta tell you, it's not easy keeping

something as big as a
Helicarrier a secret.


[Exhales sharply]

Cards on the table.

Obviously, you and Fury
have been keeping busy.

What can I say?
I'm a company man.

With the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D.,
Fury felt we needed a failsafe,

something completely off the books,

a "break in case of emergency"
type of thing.

- Seems like you broke it wide open.
- And saved the day in the process.

What's transpired over the last
week is a lot to take in. I know.

When I found out that this
ship had survived HYDRA's attack

and still had that
classified cargo onboard,

that you placed spies on my base,

that I couldn't keep
my own people safe...

I felt like I'd failed as director.
And the truth is, I did.


A coup will make you think
about things like that.

I tried to do it all alone.
That was a mistake.

Even Fury had
a World Council watching over him,

- providing guidance.
- What are you suggesting?

One S.H.I.E.L.D.,
where I operate as director,

under your advisement.

This way, we'll have a cool
underground base and a boat.

It's hard to argue with
a man who prevented Ultron

from killing thousands of people.

But there are plenty
more battles to be won,

and one closer to home that I
fear the Helicarrier won't solve.

Fitz: She's been in there every day.

You think she'll stay
when he wakes up?

She says she wants to take him home,
whatever that means.

She won't say much else about
it... not to me, anyway.


You can go ahead and take
that off now, Agent Palamas.


Your brain scans look
rather normal, considering.

What does that mean?

Well, you'll still have
some memory gaps, obviously,

but any part of the HYDRA
indoctrination that was

affecting your actions is gone.
Your mind's your own again.

Thank you... both of you.

Honestly, I think knowing Bakshi's gone
has helped more than anything.

You know as well as I do
what a monster he was.

You were undercover at HYDRA
with Agent Morse, weren't you?

Well, sort of. I didn't know
she was there at the time.

She had very dark hair.

But she did save my
life when it came...

[Electricity crackling]

Hi. It's okay. I'm here.
You're safe now.

Added bonus... you're not naked

with needles poking out
of your skin. [Chuckles]

Skye, why are we...

- Oh.
- Uh... uh, it's okay.

You can trust them.

They're my friends.
They helped save you.

- You never should have come for me.
- I had to.

- Jiaying wouldn't allow it if I...
- 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
till they find Afterlife.

Blue light? Really?

Spilling out of your son,
from every pore.

He'll go through the mist
when he comes of age, Michael,

- and he'll be beautiful.
- [Sighs] Thank you.

You're looking very well.

You were right.
It is a gift... all of it.

I just needed to embrace it...

embrace my life here, my...

to help my people.

Your vision of the
devastation in Sokovia

has proved your value... to all of us.

- Have you had any more visions?
- All the time now.

I'm starting to feel at peace,

less fraught with fear and pain.

Though sometimes, it's...

hard to tell what's a vision
and what's a dream.

Well, maybe I can help.

Last night, I saw something...

beautifully peculiar.
It's hard to describe.

It was a giant stone, but not a stone.

And then, suddenly...
it was like an ocean,

- waves crashing against the shore.
- Hold on.

This stone... were there
deep cavities carved into it?

How did you know?

Jiaying: This could mean the end of us.

I don't understand.
Have you come across this before?

Only through stories passed
down by our ancestors.

It's Kree, dangerous,
intended to destroy our people.

- But didn't they make us?
- Then they decided we were a mistake.

Gordon, do you think you could
locate it, confirm it exists?

If it's Kree, I suppose I could
find a connection to tether.

But it'll only put me in the vicinity.

Maybe I could help.
If I see the place, I'll know it.

It will be easier if we're together.

Find it.

[Electricity crackles]

This is it.

It's here.

- Does any of this look familiar?
- No.

I remember a red door.

[Distant door opens]

Thought you'd be happier.
Or at least content.

Things are getting back
to the way they were.

You really believe that?

Or do you hope that
if you forgive Coulson,

Hunter will do the same for you?

Jiaying: You said Raina's manipulative.
But is she dangerous?

That depends on how
you define "dangerous."

She convinced Gordon and
Skye to go after Lincoln

even though they knew it wasn't safe.

Daisy's strong.
She gets that from you.

But if she's not okay, I will personally

rip out Raina's little,
tainted rat heart!


Or not.
W-Whatever you want.

Who was she
when you first met her?

She had nothing...
no family, no home.

Somehow, she convinced this café owner

to bring her old pastries...

persuaded a tailor to give her

leftover fabric so
she could make dresses.

- Resourceful.
- Selfish.

Soon, she demanded the
warm, fresh pastries,

not the stale ones.

If they were willing to give
her cotton, why not silk?

I've never seen her
not want something.

What is it you think she wants now?

I've envied you
because Jiaying needs you.

You bring people in
and out of Afterlife.

- I'm just an annoyance.
- Oh, that's not true.

Your gift is incredible.
I've never seen anything like it.

But I wasn't chosen.

Why does she bring so
few through the mist?



[Electricity crackles]

[Alarm blaring]

It's the teleporter.

They're going for the
cargo on the lower deck.

They know we're here.
We need to go.

Gordon, this is it.

[Electricity crackles]

It's not safe.

[Electricity crackles]

Should have destroyed it
when we had the chance.

Bobbi: You know we couldn't risk it.

Weaver: There were too many variables.

So this is alien.

Recovered from a dig site
nearly a hundred years ago.

Its energy signatures are unlike
anything we've seen before.

Hunter: Mm.
And does anyone have any idea

what alien world it came from
or what it even does?

Oh, this new S.H.I.E.L.D. brain trust
seems to be working out brilliantly.

Anything about it in Fury's toolbox?

Just that HYDRA was looking for it.

Well, now you have
a new interested party.

Question is, why?

Skye: I have no idea.

Seriously, I have never heard
of anything like that before,

and neither has Lincoln.

- And you believe him?
- Why wouldn't I?

You barely know him.

I know enough.
He and Jiaying helped me.

They never tried to hurt me.

Th-They taught me to channel my
power so I wasn't hurting myself.

These are good people, Coulson.

Are they?
People, I mean.

Look, I know you feel
connected to this group,

but you won't tell us much about them,

- you're keeping to yourself...
- I've been taking care of Lincoln.

Okay, but from our perspective,
we don't even know

- what to call them.
- Inhumans.

Our ancient ancestors
called themselves Inhumans,

and we just want to be left alone.

- "We"?
- May: If they want to be left alone,

then why infiltrate a military vessel?

You're assuming that
this thing is a weapon.

Well, it's in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s possession.
Maybe they're just afraid of it...

afraid of what Gonzales
might do with it.

We're not the enemy here.

This man teleported onboard, Skye.
He's clearly very dangerous.

Well, same could be said about you, May.

I heard about what happened
to that little girl in Bahrain.

Jiaying told me the whole story.

Did you know
that she was Inhuman?

They both were.
So you, of all people, should understand

why they'd want to keep
their location a secret...

what they're so afraid of.

Cargo hold's secure.

Or as secure as it can be
with a teleporter in the mix.

We no longer have to wait for
the Inhumans to come to us.

Remember how HYDRA could
track the teleporter?

I was able to rebuild that device
using this scan from Deathlok's eye.

- What are you saying?
- Oliver: When the teleporter left the cargo hold...

We were able to follow his signature.

- You know where they are?
- Gonzales: We do.

I think it's time we pay
our new friends a visit.

- What's our plan of attack?
- Who said anything about an attack?

- These people are a threat.
- We don't know that.

We don't know anything about them.

Except for the fact
that they found our base

and our aircraft carrier.

They could teleport
into this room right now

- and leave a bomb behind.
- We've seen what Skye's capable of.

Lincoln could short
out our entire system.

I understand your concerns, but the
last thing we need is to start a war.

We just finished one, for God's sake.

Action needs to be taken, Phil.

Which is why I'm proposing
a sit-down with their leader,

this woman Jiaying.
We'll call it a fact-finding mission.

They'd need to agree to that first.

We could use Skye as a liaison.
She is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

- Is that still true?
- Of course it is.

Now's a good time to find
out where Skye really stands.

- So they do have it.
- Deep in their ship, under lock and key.

- For now.
- Sounds like somebody

knows something we don't.

- Jiaying, this doesn't concern him.
- Yes. Yes, it does.

Our daughter is probably
still with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Or did you forget

that you dropped her
off at their doorstep?!

- Cal, don't lose your head.
- Oh, come off it. [Chuckles]

This little act... it's so transparent.

Now you're... you're
going to help "your people,"

protect them with your "visions"?

How do we know that you're
not just making this stuff up?

Everything she's seen has come true.

This power that she has...
it lets her control you.

What do you think I'm trying to do?

Oh, huh, I don't know.
Create chaos?

- Why would I do that?
- Because you thrive on it!

- Back off.
- Cal, please...

What are you gonna do, Cal?

Without that concoction that
you take, you're nothing.

What's in those vials, anyway?

- Muscle milk?
- Enough!

S.H.I.E.L.D. wants us to
be afraid, to fracture.

But we're all tied together...

a history that goes
back thousands of years.

They will not take that away from us.

Skye: No, you cannot go there.

- Listen, secrecy is what they value most.
- We can't ignore their existence.

- They're not ignoring ours.
- Please!

Look, at the very least,

we need to find out how many
people we're dealing with,

assess their powers,
place them on the index.

You know how this works.
You're a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

I-I don't know what I am anymore.

[Sighs] Okay, just...
let Lincoln and I go first.

They're probably worried about us.

I'll talk to Jiaying,
explain why you're coming,

that you just want to help.
She'll listen.

How can you be sure?

Because she's my mother.

We're locking her up?

- Don't tell me you empathize.
- She was one of us.

So was Grant Ward.

Look, when she takes your
face, then we can talk.

Hmm. Shouldn't do
that without a spotter.


- My spotter's always late.
- Needed to practice my speech.


Nothing you say is gonna
change my mind, Barbara.

Things could be different, you know.

Sometimes, anarchy brings order.

[Exhales sharply]
[metal clangs]


My favorite idealist.

- You talk to Hunter yet?
- Still hasn't looked me in the eye.

About three days after that,
he'll be ready to talk.

You two are messed up.

Says the guy who put
him in a choke hold.

Though he's been
pretty quick to forgive you.

He's using me to piss you off.
You know that, right?

Hunter's always worn
his heart on his sleeve.

I don't know how to do that.

Maybe something's wrong with me.

[Clears throat] I think I'm up.

- I miss my plane.
- Me, too. [sighs]

Though, if you think about it,

mostly terrible stuff
happened on that thing.

I spoke to Skye.

This woman she keeps
talking about, Jiaying...

it's her mother.

I was expecting at least
a raised eyebrow, but okay.

- I'll tell the Council.
- May...

I thought now would be a good time

to apologize to you,
at length, as promised.

- There's no need.
- Fury and I felt...

- We don't owe each other anything.
- Hey.

That's not true.

Look, if this is about
what Skye said...

- It's not.
- Because it doesn't matter.

- I don't care what happened in Bahrain.
- Yes, you do.

Or you wouldn't bring it up.

That girl wasn't killed
in the crossfire, Phil.


It was her or everyone around
us, and I made the call.

I only told Andrew.

Back then, our boundaries were clear.

I was married to him,
and I worked with you.

- Melinda...
- When you started carving

into that wall,
you asked me to watch you...

and put you down
if you got out of control.

I would never have shot you,
but I should have stopped you.

- I never lost control.
- Skye is living proof that you did.


You finish indexing Lincoln?

Yes. But, um,
I actually went to get...

well, I... I thought
you might like this.

Snagged off the bus
before it went down.

Thought it might be something you...
well, anyway, here you go.

- Thank you. [Chuckles]
- Yeah, she, um... she shakes.

But you're not doing anything.

- That's why it's funny.
- [Chuckles] Time to go.

- How did it go?
- The indexing?

They just asked a lot of questions.

But I'm sure you guys
already have my blood

from when I was out, right?

- It's protocol.
- HYDRA said the same thing.

I know you've been through
a lot, but you can trust us.

You'll see.

So, how does this work?
You just click your heels together

and whisper, "there's
no place like home"?

Sort of, actually.
Gordon explained it.

He can sense us.

It's this thing called quantum
entanglement, and, um...

Yeah, he'll... he'll find us.

As long as we're nowhere
near any of you guys.

Okay. I'll see you tomorrow.

- Okay.
- Okay.


Raina: Gordon!
[Gordon humming]

Thank God! [Panting]

I had another vision.

- S.H.I.E.L.D... they're coming.
- Here? What do you mean?

I saw Quinjets raining fire on us.
Afterlife in flames.

- We have to warn Jiaying.
- No. That's why it starts.

She can't be the one who talks to them.

- Jiaying can't meet with S.H.I.E.L.D.
- If it's not Jiaying, then who?

Well, maybe it should be me.

[Birds chirping]

- How's it coming along?
- We're packing up the crates now.

Is everything okay?
Should we be worried?

Of course not. This
is merely a precaution.


[Electricity crackles]

- Are you all right?
- Yeah.

- What happened?
- A lot. But I'm okay.

A doctor at S.H.I.E.L.D. patched him up.

- S.H.I.E.L.D.?
- We need to talk.

Go to the recovery room.
Have one of ours take a look at you.

Come. Tell me everything.

And you were just
beginning to like it here.

We don't have to leave.
S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't want that, either.

- Nothing has to change.
- Sometimes, I forget how young you are.

Please just sit down with him.

Coulson... he's a good man. He's...

He's the only person who's

ever tried to take care of me.

until now, he's the closest
I've had to family.

Please, Mom.

Agent Weaver, you'll be with me on QJ36.

We'll land a good distance
from their main buildings here.

Now, I'll go in first...
alone, unarmed.

You shouldn't be the one going in.

- Care to elaborate?
- You're too close to this.

Skye's like a daughter to you,

and her mother
is these people's leader.

I'm banking on that
personal connection to get

- everyone through this safely.
- You shouldn't be.

This is one of the greatest threats
S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ever faced.

I agree. A whole race
of people with powers...

And you've proven time and again

that you're not objective
when it comes to Skye.

- That's your opinion, not fact.
- Want to talk facts?

Ultron was created

because people were
too close to Tony Stark.

They were blinded by his
charm. They trusted him.

Never even thought to look
at what he was working on.

And the Avengers... they let
one man do whatever he wanted,

and the world was
almost destroyed for it.

We're S.H.I.E.L.D.
We're better than that.

Or at least we should be.

You're awfully quiet.


Gonzales should go.

Okay, then.
I asked you to stay and give me advice.

I'd be a fool not to take it.

As director, I'll quarterback
the mission from here.

Gonzales and Weaver,
you're on QJ36.

[Indistinct conversations]

Sure you don't need any
help with the indexing?

Do you actually want to?

You almost died last time.

Last time was HYDRA and Ward.

And even that worked out mostly okay.

You know, you shouldn't
feel bad about Ward.

I wanted to...

...kill him, too.
And I couldn't.

Means we're better than him.

I did try to kill him, Fitz, and
I'm kicking myself that I failed.

The next terrible
thing he does is on me.

Bobbi, Coulson wants us to scout ahead.

- Already locked in the coordinates.
- Okay.

[Knock on door]


Aren't you supposed to be
down with Gonzales and Weaver?

I never minced words
with you before, sir,

and I'm not going to now.
I'm leaving.

The fact that Theta Protocol
turned out to be a Helicarrier

doesn't change things for me.

Fury brought you back from the dead,
and he used alien blood to do it.

And you can't be blamed
for what happened to you,

but you can't be trusted, either.

I'm in full control of my actions.

I had my own brush with something alien,

and I know better than to mess
with things I can't understand.

But it seems like you
haven't learned that lesson.

I'll have you reassigned to
the carrier, under Gonzales.


As much as I like and respect you, sir,

if you're the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.,
I don't want any part in it.

I'll go to the carrier, but...

it'll be to collect my things.

You've been with S.H.I.E.L.D.,
what, 13 years?

I'm sorry to lose you.


All right, let's get
those jets in the air.

[radio communication]

No, no, no, no.

They cannot come here.
You mustn't allow it!

I don't have a choice.

Oh. I'm sorry.
That looked very old.

- Was... Was it old?
- Cal, you've met these people.

Tell me honestly...
can we trust them?


I only know a few of them,
none of whom I've enjoyed.

Phil Coulson is my
least favorite, but...

he does care about our Daisy.

She was telling me about
something called the index.

The index?
Do they want to...?

No, no, no.
They will brand you... all of you.

You have power here... lots of it.

To do what?
Openly attack them?

- Blast their planes out of the sky?
- Well, for a start.

Our daughter wouldn't want that.

And my people would never

- blindly follow me into a war.
- I would.

So many people diminish
with age, but you...

you're as bold as the day I met you.

I must look like an old man to you now.

No. This is the same face
I fell in love with.

It's me who's changed.

We can't lose our daughter
to these people again.

They're terrified of us, of our powers.

What can I do to convince them
that we don't mean any harm?

Give me to them.

They think I'm a murderer,
which is technically true.

Let them have me.

S.H.I.E.L.D. loves it when
they get to lock someone up.

High fives all around.

- Cal, I can't...
- Let me protect my family

the way I couldn't before.


Mack quit today.

You ever wonder who you'd
be without S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Actually, been giving that
a lot of thought recently.


Hunter asked me to leave
once, to be with him.

It was the one time
I was tempted to walk away.

You're really gonna let
Captain Ahab just waltz in there

and have a fireside
chat with Skye's mum?

I am, though that is a really
strange way of putting it.

What if the Council is wrong?
I mean, Gonzales has never...

It's not the Council versus us, Fitz.
Not anymore.

And they're right.
I haven't always made the right call,

especially when it comes to Skye.

If I don't put my faith in them,

then S.H.I.E.L.D. will fall apart
all over again.

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.


I think we've been spending
too much time together.


What is it? What's wrong?

Were you able to locate
our insurance policy?

Took some digging,

and I'd appreciate a bit
more notice in the future.

- 10 minutes out.
- Copy that, Agent May.

Hey, May, autopilot has us descending.

You sure about those coordinates?

Funny how you're so broken
up about betraying Hunter.

'Cause it seems like
you couldn't care less

- about what you did to me.
- Kara.

You just sat there,
pretending to comfort me.

But you were just trying
to see if I remembered.

Well, I do.

[Birds chirping]
[Engines whirring]



Sir, there are a lot more
unknowns than we anticipated.

If Skye's done her job and
their leader agrees to meet,

I'll handle the rest.

Lock in.
Touchdown in five.

[Birds chirping]

I always knew my life was
building up to something...

that I had a purpose.

It's nice to finally see what it is.

Where did you take Jiaying?

I would hate for her to
be someplace uncomfortable.

Some would call your
transformation a curse.

But at Afterlife,
we choose to call it a gift.

Why? Because we don't want

the way that others see
us to define who we are.

But you have used your powers
to manipulate those around you,

and you've taken
advantage of my good faith.

- No. You have to listen to me.
- Skye: Don't.

It's the same with you every time.

No, it's not!
I'm trying to save us!

There's not a single soul that
knows you who trusts you, Raina.

Keep her here until S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone.

- Then we'll decide your fate.
- You have to believe me.

Something terrible is going to
happen unless you do what I say!

You'll regret this.


[Door opens]

- Where's Coulson?
- At headquarters.

And I represent S.H.I.E.L.D.
with his same intentions.

I might ask why he's here, though.

You returned Lincoln and Skye to us.

We'd like to return
someone of interest to you.

He's killed agents of yours, hasn't he?

Uh, no.
No, not S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

I don't think.
No, just people... who had it coming.

We pride ourselves on
doing the right thing.

And as much as this pains me,

I do understand the larger goal.

- I'll call one of my people to take him.
- Skye can.

Would you take your father
to the agents outside?

- I'm sure mister...?
- Gonzales, Robert.

Robert and I have much to discuss.

[Door opens, closes]

You know, I was always
excited to meet you.

even when you were a
little bit of nothing

in your mother's belly.
Oh, I had all these ideas in my head

as to what kind of woman
you'd turn out to be, and...

You really are magnificent.

I'm very grateful
I got a chance to know you.

I'm glad I got to know you, too.

Skye told me what HYDRA did to you.
It's shameful.

If a long life has taught me anything,

it's that you can
never truly be prepared

for what people are capable of.

HYDRA took from me, too.
We share the same scars,

but it's important that you know
that we are not them.

I have something for you.

Go on. Open it.

What happened to Coulson?
Did they do something to him?

We all felt that it was best
to have someone more objective

to meet with your mother.

Gonzales sent people to
kill me a few weeks ago.

He's a much better man than you think.

What about you? Why can't
you be in there right now?


I told you, we needed someone objective.

I know that Whitehall subjected
you to unspeakable horrors,

that he took everything from you.

A good man, Phil Coulson,
put a bullet in him.

- Where did you...?
- S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered it

from Whitehall's office after his death.

I know that you were
separated from your daughter.

I thought that that might belong to her.

A traditional Chinese gift to
ward off evil spirits, isn't it?

I never got a chance to give it to her.

I kept hoping that if she was alive,
evil would never find her.

Not like it did me.

I hope your mother is
everything you wanted her to be.

S.H.I.E.L.D. has a very long
and sometimes violent history

with enhanced people, but the truth is,

sometimes good people get
powers, and sometimes bad.

We're there to protect the
public when it's the latter.

And how would you like
me to help you do that?

I would like to meet your people,
learn about their powers.

We'll keep a record, and if
any ever try to do someone harm,

we'll be there to stop them.
That's why S.H.I.E.L.D. exists.

I have a gift in return...
a piece of our history,

something that might interest you.

May even be worth indexing.

That's what you like to call it, right?

I have lived enough life
to see countless people

profiled for their differences.

It's amazing how many generations
fall into the same trap.

What is it that makes people feel
they have the right to do that?

Fear. That's what it is.

S.H.I.E.L.D.'s goal
is to protect everyone.

They turned over Cal.

We'll deal with him
when you get back to H.Q.

- We found these vials on him, ma'am.
- What are these?

[Inhales deeply]
Beats me.

Jiaying: Fear drives us to do things
we would otherwise never do.

That's why I first started experimenting
with Terrigen crystals.

We only had five Diviners
in our possession.

I knew if they were destroyed,
we'd lose our ability to transform...

an entire race gone forever.

So we decided to make our own.

As some have said, discovery
requires experimentation.

Eventually, we melted a Diviner down
and grew new crystals from it.

Unfortunately, we could never quite
separate the Diviner metal out.

It's now laced within them.

This wasn't a problem
for Inhumans, of course.

The Diviner's harmless to us.

But for humans... well...


Let's hope you're one of us.


No! Stop!

How dare you compare your scars to mine?

You're nothing like me, like us.

Whitehall cut me to pieces.

He ripped out my organs
and stuffed them in jars!

I will never let that
happen to my daughter...

to any of my people!

You'll get everyone
killed, you crazy...

[Breathing heavily]


[Breathing heavily]


- Mom?
- What's going on in there?

[Breathing heavily]


- Mom!
- He tried to kill me.

S.H.I.E.L.D. tried to kill me.

[Indistinct shouting]

This is war.


Man: Agent Morse,
what's your twenty?

Man: Agent Morse...

Agent Morse!


You did good, baby.
Fooled every one of them.

It was hard being away from you.

- It's better when we're together.
- Why can't we kill her now?

Closure's about so much more than that.

It's about digging in, doing the work.

I'll show you what I mean.

- And then we'll kill her.
- She's waking up.

We don't want that.

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