Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–…): Season 3, Episode 1 - Laws of Nature - full transcript

Director Phil Coulson and Agent Daisy Johnson leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army ...


[ electricity crackling ]

[ helicopter blades whirring ]

[ sirens wail in distance ]

[ explosion in distance ]

[ sirens wail ]

[ gasping ]

Man: Did you see
what he did?!


[ tires screech ]

I -- i'm sorry.

[ panting ]

[ screams ]

[ panting ]

I'm sorry. I don't know
what's happening to me.
[ screams ]

I'm just trying to get
to the hospital! Please!

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
[ tires screeching ]

Hands in the air!

We have the alien threat

between pike and union.

He's in our sights,

Contain the subject.

Use lethal force
if necessary.

Lethal force?

I'm not trying to do this!
I need help!

Stay right there,
damn it! Hands up!

Okay, okay.

Now turn around,
hands on the hood, real slow.

I'll do whatever you say,
but please don't hurt me.

Honestly, i -- i don't know
what -- what's -- what's...

...Happening to me.

Hey, wait a minute!

Get down on the ground!
Get him!

[ gunshots ]

[ siren wailing ]

[ panting ]

Hey! I spot him
in the alley!

[ rumbling ]



What's your name?

what's your name?


Okay, my name's daisy,
i'm with s.H.I.E.L.D.,

And we're here
for your protection.

There's more on the way.

First unit's down
or wetting themselves.

That s.U.V. Got
the point across.

Joey, joey. J--

Stay with me, okay?!

I know you're scared

And your world's being
turned upside down.

But believe it or not,
i've been through this, okay?

I can help.
We'll get you out of here.

[ beeping ]
it's you who made the car,
the people, and the thing...

You're gonna want to stand
well clear of that, mate.

Didn't i tell you?
I know it's a lot to take in.

But right now, you have
very few options and zero time,

So, please, just go with it.
We'll be right there
with you.

It's not like this day
can get any crazier, right?

[ breathing heavily ]


I take that back!

Chemical hazard.
Mask on.

They were right here.

What the hell happened?
They're gone.


Mack: How are you holding up
in there, buddy?

Fine. I guess.

I hope this is going somewhere
other than higher.

Rest easy.
We're almost there.


We had him pinned down,
but the target has escaped.

He didn't escape.
He was extracted.

We'll secure the area, clean up,
contain the situation.

Manage it without making
any more noise.

There were helicopters
this time, for god's sake.

It is getting harder
for this to go unnoticed.

[ camera shutter clicks ]


We'll leave you to it.

[ breathing rapidly ]
who are you?

W-what is this?
What is s.H.I.E.L.D.?

Did you do this to me?

We try to protect people
like you from the world

Or from yourself,

Unless we have to defend
the world against you.

People like me?
What is happening to me?

You've experienced what's called
a bio-morphic event.

Short version --
your dna changed.

And the long version?

but right now,

You need to understand
that you will survive this.


Okay, s-so you guys
can cure me.

I'm sorry.

We just learn
to live with it.

It may feel like
your life has ended,

But it's just...
Got more interesting.

More interesting?

I'm not
a freaking ted talk.

Did you see the power line
hit that tanker truck?

I'm literally
a catastrophic meltdown.

Everything was...

Wait, wait, wait.

Why -- why isn't
this box liquefying

Or this plane
or whatever the hell this is?

It's poly-tectic
adaptive materials.

Each module
can be customized.

So, you're safe in there,
and we're safe from you.

I don't feel safe.

I feel like
my skin's crawling

And my organs are shifting
and --

just take a breath.

First thing you need is rest,
medically speaking.

We'll be in the air
for a couple more hours,

And you will be in this box,
so why don't you lie down?

You'll feel better
after some sleep.

[ sighs ]


whatever your name is.


Well, thank you,

For not letting them
shoot me in the head.

Uh, oh,
one last thing --

Do you take vitamins
every day, joey?

Fish oil?

Not every day.

All right.
Get some rest.

How's he doing?

Okay. For now.

Third incident already
this month,

But at least we were able to
get our hands on this one.

The rate of new cases
is increasing.

We knew it would
after the initial reports.

A new inhuman
could emerge anywhere

Without having any idea
what's happened.

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 --

You love your new toy,
don't you?

I very much love
my new toy,

But even with the mind-boggling
range on this puppy...

are still disappearing.

This is the first one in a while
we've been able to secure.

Well, it's no mystery
who's taking them.

That black-ops group
was there before us.

I know.

Whoever they are.

How many do you think
they've taken?

We know of
at least five sightings,

Five individuals who vanished
before we could get to them.

But the real mystery is,
who's running that group?

Not if you did your part.

How did it feel to join
the paparazzi, phil?

I think i might have missed
my calling.

I have every body,
every piece of software

Tasked with identifying
that woman

So we can figure out
where she's taking inhumans

And what exactly
she plans to do with them.

Make it top priority.

We'll find them.

Just find out
who's running them.

I'll handle the rest.

Anyone in particular
i should be looking at?

I have a few names.

tighten your belt

So they don't catch you
with your pants down again.

This metamorphosis
is becoming less rare.

[ sighs ]

And i don't like
that one of them got away.



Who the hell are you?

My name's bobbi.

As in the name
usually short for "robert,"

But in my case, "barbara,"
which, to me, is worse.

This room is all yours,

So feel free
to make yourself at home.

When you change,

Just put your clothing
and any personal belongings

In the drawer over here
for analysis.

The screen
will then ask you

To perform a series
of medical scans.

I know that you're not
a huge fan of check-ups,

But this
will be painless.

No offense,
but i don't know you,

So don't act like you know
a damn thing about me.

I know you put off
your yearly physicals

At least once every year.

I know that your ex-boyfriend
was a health nut

And was on you to take better
care of yourself.

But it wasn't until
you two broke up

That you finally got
your gym membership.

You've been spying
on me?

Looked at
your facebook page.

I did see enough to know that
you're generally more concerned

For others
than you are for yourself.

[ breathes deeply ]

Did i hurt anyone?


But there have been
no reported fatalities --

Not yet, anyway,
so it's a good thing.

Daisy will be in soon
to give you the rundown.
[ beep ]

But know that you're not
a danger to anyone in here.

And you're safe
from those people out there

Who were
trying to hurt you.

Whoever they are.

Hunter: They're not hydra.
You know, i've been digging,

And my street sources tell me
hydra's gone silent --

Eerily silent,
yes, but --

Yeah, the hydra finances
we track are static.

No money's
changing hands.

And by the looks
of the hardware

These gung-ho nutters
are using,

They're well-funded.

So if this woman's not hydra,
what is she?

Everything else.

I mean, look at this --
two years cia...

Is that mi6?

Yeah, under which time,

She was consulting
with the cdc, apparently.

All under
different aliases.

Oh, i like her.

Yeah, but how are we supposed
to track down someone like this?

We can't look everywhere.

If we can trace
that hardware,

That could give us
a place to start.

Take that down to bobbi
in the lab.

Have the team analyze it.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.

No, no, i'm -- i'm...
Not going anywhere near bobbi.

Fine. I'll take it
to her myself.

Wouldn't want you
to do anything

That makes you feel

[ beep ]
yeah, i know that's sarcasm,

And i'm choosing to accept your
thoughtfulness at face value.

you should head downstairs,
assist skye with intake.

Daisy. Damn it.

Hard for us to get used to,

No, just you.

Okay. So, what do we know
about this josé gutierrez?

He goes by joey.

Construction foreman,
motorcycle enthusiast.

Appears to be able to liquefy
certain metals spontaneously

At a distance
of up to 3 meters.

And understandably,

That development has scared
the living crap out of him.

Daisy: Hey, joey.

May we come in?

You're in.

This is my partner, mack.
We're just gonna talk.

So, she's the greeting party,
and you're the muscle, huh?

Believe me,
she is the muscle.

He looks big
and intimidating.

But inside,
he's just a soft,

Little, fluffy
little teddy bear.


How are you feeling?

[ sighs ]

Like a stranger in my own body
who i hate.

Nice of you to ask.

So, as i said,
this phenomenon is mostly --

You know what?
Lay it on me.

You don't have to soften
the blows anymore. Thanks.

All right.


There exists a small percentage
of the population

With a dormant alien gene
mixed into their dna.

There's a chemical compound
that activates this gene,

Giving them
unnatural abilities.


This chemical compound,
called terrigen,

Was recently released
into our ecosystem.

And you, joey, are one of
the first people with this gene

To come into contact
with it.


I'm an alien?

Part alien.

Welcome to the club.

We call ourselves

[ chuckles ]


[ laughing ]

[ chuckles nervously ]

All right.

[ laughing ]

At least it's, uh --
it's a good drinking story.

I can't wait
to tell my friends.

you're gonna have to wait.

What does that mean?

We can't let you leave
before we know

You have your abilities
under control.

And even then, only if we decide
you're stable enough

Not to use them
unless absolutely necessary.

And even then, we...

We can't let you go back
to your old life, joe.


I'm so sorry.
It's just the reality.

Wait, wait.

You're not saying i can't go
and have a beer anytime soon.

You're saying i can't go back
to my life, ever?

Not in
the foreseeable future.

The first step
is control,

But then s.H.I.E.L.D. Will set
you up with a new identity --

But i like --
i like my life.

[ sighs ]

It has taken me a long time
to get here,

To build a life
where i'm actually comfortable,

Much less happy.

I'm not about
to toss it.

As a matter of fact,
now that i think about it,

I'd like to get back to it
right now.

[ beep ]
reporter: ...Are unsure
what to call this,

Whether it was
a calculated alien attack

Or an experiment
gone wrong.

[ beep ]
...Get too close,
but, uh, he was a latino guy.


Uh, he had this crazy look
in his eyes.

[ beep ]
...Manhunt is under way.

Authorities are asking
witnesses to come forward

With any information that
could lead to the capture...

The world's been
a little twitchy

Since sokovia
fell out of the sky.

Right now, your apartment
is being torn apart,

And your relatives
are being questioned.

So i need to get to them
before --

Your best-case scenario
out there

Is that black-ops group
kills you quick

Before you bring a building down
on someone.

Is your best option.

Let me the hell out of here.
Let me out.
Calm down.

Joey, you will lose control
if you don't calm down.

Let me out! Let me out!
Now, joey! Stop!

[ rumbling ]

New readings
on the monolith?

Nope. That was daisy
firing a warning shot.

No new readings, no new anything
on the monolith in months.

Fitz even stopped sending
automated probes into that room.

No one's stepped foot
in there since...

Simmons was swallowed up
by it.

This was fish oil again?
What can i say?

We pulled the product
off shelves,

But we can't track down
every bottle sold.

The good news,
if you want to call it that,

Is the deadly metallic elements
sank to the bottom,

So the chemical
contaminating the sea life

Isn't deadly to humans,
just game-changing for inhumans.

The bad news...
It's not just in the fish oil.

Where else
could it have spread?

Other sea life.

With ocean currents, it's
dispersed into the ecosystem.

I need to know how wide
a range we're talking.

Fitz and i have the team working
on a computer simulation.

That biology degree's
finally coming in handy, huh?

Leaving me stuck
staring at screens in here

For all eternity.
I get it. Rehab's a bitch.

At least you're not hoping
your knee will grow back.


I'm just frustrated.

The simulation's
taking a while.

Have fitz
look into this, too.

If we can figure out
where it came from...

We could narrow the search
on the mystery girl.

I'm sure she'd prefer
"mystery woman."

Oh, and by the way,
where is he?

He requested yesterday

To do some research
at s.H.I.E.L.D. Archives,

But i haven't seen him all day.
I'll call him in.

He's chasing down one last lead
on the monolith.

He's had a lot
of last leads.

I know.

With him, i --
i just try to --
we all do.

But i'd rather have him
with his head in the game

Than banging it
against a wall.

I'll call him in.

Thank you.

[ sighs ]

[ beep ]

Fitz: Go for fitz.

You need to come in.

Coulson has some weaponry
he wants you to examine.

It's pressing.

You can handle that,
though, yeah?

For a biologist, you're
pretty good with forensics.

i can't cover for you anymore.

I'll get started,
but you need to get in here.

We need you here.

Yeah, i'll head back there
in a minute.

I just need to check out
one last thing.

Soon. All right?

Yeah, copy that.
Call me if you hit a snag.

[ beep ]


Just one last thing.


She'll be down that way.


A man like you should not go
to that place alone,

Though i will not go
with you.

Okay. Just...
Stay close.

[ speaking arabic ]

[ chuckles ]

We speak english,
my friend.

But you
do not speak arabic.

I'm looking
for yusef hadad.

Is he here?
I'd like to see him.

But does yusef
want to see you?

I'm fairly certain he's gonna
want what's in this case.

Let me take a look, huh?
I'll decide.

Hey, wait. Ah.
I want to see yusef.

You understand?

Or is your english
worse than you think?

Suit yourself.

We lost fitz again,

He out there chasing down
another ghost story?

He has a theory.

He's always got
another theory.

That's why i locked up that damn
rock and won't let anyone in.

He wouldn't dare go in there.
He's not totally irrational.

Process of digging
just helps him cope.

No, it keeps him
from coping.

Look, i love the fact that
he won't give up hope -- i do.

But the man's a scientist,

The evidence is pointing
one way.

I know, but...

I'm not gonna have
this talk with him.

Are you?

So...Let him dig.

[ gun cocks ]

Fire in the hole.

Without him,
i need your eyes on this.

Well, it's a prototype.

That's what
i was thinking.

Thumb detection in the handle...
I had to bypass it, yeah.

titanium barrel and slide...

You ask me, it looks like an
emerging technologies design.

Darpa, maybe?

that's what i thought.

So you didn't need my damn eyes
on this at all, huh?

No, i...

Yes, thank you.


We can run some surveillance
on known darpa facilities.

It could be black market.

You should ask hunter to
contact the back-alley
traders he knows.

Hunter's not talking
to me.

[ sighs ]

You know why?

I do.

I hope you know
what you're doing

And this doesn't end
in complete disaster.

Team's fallen apart enough
as it is.

Can't afford
any more trouble.

You want to see yusef,
let's go.

[ sighs ]

So, we tried to open
this case of yours,

But as you can see...
We could not.

We'd like you to do that
for us now.

I'll open it and give you
what's inside, no problem.

But only in exchange for
something in your possession.

How about
in exchange for your life?

No deal.

A man
with nothing to lose.

Okay, listen, 'cause
i'm only gonna say this once.

I've already lost a friend,

And it may sound strange,
but to get her back,

I need to understand
the properties

Of an ancient monolith.

Now, i've learned
it was buried in the yucatan

After being dragged around the
earth for a few hundred years.

And originally found with it,
were artifacts --

Mostly worthless,
except one --

A scroll casing,
over 1,000 years old.

The casing holds
a parchment

Which reportedly describes
exactly what this monolith is,

Which is what
i want to know.

And i tracked
the scroll casing -- not easy --

Through history, to
mosul's central museum in iraq.

But it was taken
by your extremist buddies

When they ransacked the place
this year.

Now, i'm 90% sure
it's in this room.

So you can either hand it over
in exchange for what's in there,

Or you could spill my guts
in the sand

And use the briefcase
as a booster seat.

[ sighs ]

It's totally your call.
[ clears throat ]

[ breathing shakily ]

[ thud ]

Now...Open the case.

[ beeping ]

[ briefcase chimes ]

[ latches click ]

These are...
Splinter bombs.

The very same
used in the u.N. Attack

And used to kill
sunil bakshi.

That name
should mean something to you.

One of these killed him?

Yeah, separated his atoms,
leaving no remains.

This woman you went
to all this trouble for...

You love her, yeah?


Only love
can make a man so stupid.

[ laughter ]

No remains,
you said, huh?

Should be easy
to clean up.

[ high-pitched ringing ]
[ all screaming ]

[ gunshots ]

[ shouting in arabic ]

[ tires squeal ]

[ gunshots ]


He's going nuts.

Joey's having a tough time.

The change is hard enough

But emotionally,
it's a whole other thing.

I tried talking him down,
but i blew it in there.

And mack is not exactly
coming off as a teddy bear.

You just told the guy
i'm a teddy bear.

And then you told him

The best-case scenario
was his head blown off.


I need help,

And there's one person who's
better at that than anyone.


You really want to
go there again?

He could help
with intake.

Plus, he understands
the physical change.

He's a doctor,
whereas we don't even know

What medical treatments
to give.

Last time you tried
to sell him on it,

He wasn't exactly

I'd like to try again.

what's your take?

I voiced my feelings
about letting lincoln roam free.

I'd gladly drag him in here
where he can't hurt anyone,

But if daisy
can talk him in...

He might actually
do some good.

Both of you go.

Requisition a flight team
and a quinjet.

Hey, coulson, got her.

Weapon is
a darpa prototype.

We tapped surveillance
at multiple darpa facilities,

Got a hit --
the d.C. Branch office.

She visits every few days.
A routine.

Tell me there's a window
where we can get to her.

It's a small one.

Every night she visits,

She leaves
at approximately 9:00 p.M.

With a small
security detail.

They're all three dropped
at the metro station on 12th

Half an hour later.

Her escorts buy her a coffee
on the walk to the platform.

But she boards
the 9:35 train alone.

Sits in the middle, drinks
her coffee, and answers e-mails.

It's the only time
she's alone all day.

You're not an easy person
to pin down.


'cause you were no trouble
at all.

[ guns cock ]


Sir, i have trouble counting
without using my fingers,

But i think
there's more of them than us.

Roger that.
Thanks, hunter.

I would have sent a car,
but then you would have

Suspected something,
mr. Coulson.

And what should
i call you?

Mrs. Kinley?
Ms. Mcbride?

So many stage names
to choose from.

Call me rosalind.


I know that's the name
you went by at nasa.

At nasa, they tend to stick
to last names, actually.

The whole east-coast
flight-school mentality

Is so deeply embedded.

And yet you somehow came to it
through the d.O.D.

Space exploration
and the defense department

No longer eat
at separate tables.

But they also don't
like to share recipes.

You tend to vanish,

Then materialize within
the walls of a rival agency.

I feel like i'm talking
to a ghost.

Whereas i'm talking
to a corpse.

You're not the only one
who did the homework.

I guess not.

In the eyes of the public,
s.H.I.E.L.D. No longer exists.

And you were killed
long before

The agency you worked for
was pronounced dead.

Yet somehow,
you both rise from the ashes.

If i wasn't so intrigued,
i'd be terrified.

I got a feeling
nothing scares you.

Not true.

But i'm certainly
not intimidated

By you staking out
my route home,

Resorting to kgb-style tactics
of intimidation.

I wouldn't know.

I haven't spent as much time
as you have

Working with russian

And i haven't spent
any time in tahiti,

Though i hear
it's a magical place.

Let's both agree
that we enjoy a good secret,

Though mine do appear
a bit old-hat next to yours.

Got to get with the times,

You don't want to be left
in the dust.

That's why i plan
to detain you --

So it stops happening.

Two teams in position
at the next stop, ma'am.

That's one team
for each of us.

killing it with math.

But i do hope that we can
continue this conversation

In a more intimate

I'm perfectly happy
to answer any questions

That might be
bothering you now.

Incarceration doesn't seem
totally necessary.

Nice of you
to be so accommodating.

Then tell me...

Where are
you hiding them?

You finish your rounds,

I'm trying.

Patient in 305's a little bit
of a talker, i hear.

[ chuckles ]

What are
you doing here?

I said
to leave me alone.

I wouldn't be here
if it wasn't important.

We need your help.

I told you, i don't know
anything about that damn rock.

I'm sorry,
what happened to your friend,

But all i heard
was that it's lethal.

It's not the monolith.
We found a new inhuman.

And he's not the first,
and you know there will be more.

No one is better at
helping these people transition

Than you.

You taught me that it's a gift.
I was wrong.

I was regurgitating a lie
they shoved down my throat.

It's a curse.

You of all people
should know that.

Look, i get that you're trying
to build a life here --

Yes, a normal life,
so stay out of it, please.

But our heritage --

Let it die.

You're not walking
out of here

Till my partner
has said her piece.

I think i made it
pretty clear.

I'm not taking orders
from anyone anymore.

Rosalind: These altered humans
are a threat,

And i am in charge
of neutralizing that threat.

"by any means necessary"
sounds like it's coming next.

And who do you
answer to?

Mr. Coulson,
it's others who answer to me.

The laws of nature
have changed.

And until the laws of man change
to reflect that,

We can only do
what we feel is right.

I agree, i think.

I know you do.

So i understand the trail
of bodies you're leaving behind.

The dead ones
i won't hold against you.

It's the ones
you're sheltering --

Dead ones?
I haven't killed anyone.

We've had some vanish
before we could secure them.

Then how do you explain
the carcasses we've recovered?

Blasted with some sort
of energy weapon.

That's not us.
It's not us, either.

Wait, is this still
cagey banter,

Or are we being honest
all of a sudden?

If you're not killing these
individuals, then who is?

Get your hand off me!

You better watch your tone.

You're lucky
we haven't dragged you in

For that crap you pulled
on the aircraft carrier.

I saw the men you took down.

They barely recovered.

Then you know
what i'm capable of.

I'm not scared of you.

You should be.

[ electricity crackles ]

Lincoln, cool down.

This isn't me.


[ woman screams ]

Stop right there!

[ groaning ]

Now tell me
where to find the inhuman!

I don't know!

[ grunts ]


Never mind.

[ electricity crackling ]

[ both grunting ]

[ rumbling ]

[ panting ]

We'll have to hit this thing
with everything we've got.

And i need a bigger gun,
i guess.

Or my ax.

Or maybe a shotgun-ax
combination of some sort.

Oh, we going in here?
Yeah, that makes sense.

[ cellphones ringing ]

If we're both getting the call,

Then i think we know
what it's about.

[ chuckles ]
you'll have to excuse me.

[ ringing continues ]

If you don't take it
out of my pocket,

It's just gonna ring
like that forever.

[ ringing continues ]


[ beeping ]
i guess you guys didn't do
all your homework.

That many?
In a hospital?

How close
is the response team?

[ rumbling ]


[ electricity crackles ]

[ rumbling ]

[ grunting ]

[ siren wailing ]

He's gone!

Soldier: Contain
the alien threats at all costs.

Use lethal force if necessary.

Come with us.

We'll keep you safe.
Your life is in danger.

My life is in ruins.

Daisy, daisy!

He's on his own.

We got to get you out of here.
They're hunting you, too.

Come on. Let's go.

Want to tell me
why you're not speaking to me?

[ sighs ]

[ locker slams ]


...You're not supposed to see
the bride on the wedding day.

So, are we gonna do this
or what?

I asked for the ring back
because i paid for it,

Not as a meaningful gesture
of any kind.

But thanks, oh,
great master of melodrama.

Why? Because it wasn't
at all melodramatic

When you whispered
on your death bed,

"i can't
do this anymore."

I meant
pretend not to...

...You know...

I didn't mean that we
should make the tragic mistake

Of marrying each other...

[ scoffs ]
call it what you will,

But you've got the ring
you once threw in my face,

And we're shagging
on the regular,

So only thing missing
is a piece of paper.

And your ring,
not that you know where it is.

I know
exactly where it is.

Just don't personally own
the scuba-diving equipment

To retrieve it.

You don't care
about the money.

That ring is cheap-ass.

I wanted something
to hold onto...

If your mind
really is made up.

I'm going after him,

Coulson's given me
the green light.

I've chased down all the hydra
intel i can from on high.

If my hunch is right,
i need to get to ground.

We agreed that you'd wait
till i was 100%.

And every day,
i'm pushing myself,

Getting better,

A few more weeks --
i'll be better without you.

On my own turf, calling
in favors, whatever it takes.

I'm gonna hunt
that son of a bitch down.

It's on.

President ellis:
Good evening.

I'm here tonight to address
growing concerns

Among our citizens
of the threats we face

That are not of this world.

I don't need to remind people
of the catastrophes

In new york, london,
and most recently sokovia,

Tragedies that seem to be
growing in number and scale.

And the organization
we had in place to protect us,


Brought airships raining down
in our nation's capital.

Every day,
new dangers present themselves,

Filling our peaceful streets
with chaos.


By executive order, i have
created a special task force

To neutralize these
alien threats on our soil.

The advanced threat
containment unit, or atcu,

Will be given full license

To act with whatever authority
is necessary.

The laws of nature
have changed.

And until the laws of man
change to reflect that,

We must do
what we feel is right.

People really do answer
to you, don't they.

Reporter: Mr. President!
One question! Quick question!

Reporter #2: Mr. President,
how do you respond to reports

That the recent incidents
are, in fact,

Due to the spread
of an alien contagion?

These are rumors.
They are not true.

They are fabrications

Meant to boost ratings
and cause hysteria.

Any and all possibilities
are being taken very seriously

By the atcu.

But if this is
an outbreak,

Shouldn't the public
be made aware?

I think we
should be careful,

The words we start
throwing around.

The last thing we need
is panic in the streets.

Any threat will be eliminated,
i can assure you.

People have a right to know.
Are the infected among us?

Thank you.
That'll be all for today.

I've lived
with a secret before.

I was miserable
until i came out with it.

This secret...

The world's not ready
to hear.

[ breathing heavily ]

I've been waiting
for a while.

Had to be done.
It's my last shot.

What's supposed to be
in there?

The answer.

You've thought you've had
the answers before.

I think you've considered
every possible answer...

Except the obvious one.

[ drawer slams ]

You thought simmons was trapped
inside the monolith,

But every
instrument scan showed

The stone was solid
all the way through.

After hearing about
the pym technologies disaster,

You even thought she'd been
reduced to a microscopic level.

But no evidence
supported that.

And now...

And now i think -- i know --
it's a black hole.

It's dark matter made solid.
It can warp space-time.

It -- look, regardless --
okay? --

This is gonna tell us
exactly what that monolith is.


[ thud ]

Should we scan it?

See if the computer
can decipher what the --

It's hebrew.

It's just one word.

What does it mean?


Fitz, i'm gonna make the trip
to sheffield.

Jemma's family deserves to know
that she's m.I.A.

They need to be
able to move on.

And so do we.

You have shown so much heart,
never giving up on simmons,

And i will always,
always respect you for it.

But look around.
We need you.

We need that big brain of yours
and that heart here.


I miss her, too.

I'm having a hard time
accepting it -- all of it.

I-i'm on my third hand,

But nothing feels normal because
nothing will feel normal.

May took off on vacation
and never came back,

So i lost
my right hand, too.

We have got to accept it,
to say goodbye.

We need to say goodbye.

Jemma would want us
to do that.



[ sighs ]


[ sighs ]

[ sniffling ]

[ sighs ]


Do something.

[ breathing heavily ]

Do something!

[ screaming ]

Do something!

Do someth-i-i-i-ing!

[ panting ]

[ panting ]

[ panting ]

[ sighs ]

[ breathing shakily ]

[ growling in distance ]