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Simmons becomes infected with an alien virus after exposing herself to a group of people that have come into contact with a Chitauri helmet.


Vincent Misiano


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clark Gregg ... Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen ... Melinda May
Brett Dalton ... Grant Ward
Chloe Bennet ... Skye
Iain De Caestecker ... Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Jemma Simmons
Vincent Laresca ... Tony Diaz
Titus Welliver ... Felix Blake
Robert Maffia ... Baker
Rick Gifford ... Adam Cross
David Michael Paul ... Justin
Thomas Robie ... Camper #1
Trevor Larcom ... Camper #2
Caleb Burgess ... Camper #3
Jake Brennan ... Camper #4


Simmons becomes infected with an alien virus after exposing herself to a group of people that have come into contact with a Chitauri helmet.

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Skye mentions The Dude from the Big Lebowski (1998) who is played by Jeff Bridges. Jeff Bridges also played Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger in Iron Man (2008) which is part of the same universe as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. See more »


After examining a fried brain, Simmons says it's been hit by 2,000 mega Joules of electricity, and notes that is almost double the power of a lightning bolt. Albeit there is no real minimum or maximum power for a lightning bolt. All lightning bolts vary wildly in power so the concept of double the power of a lightning bolt makes no sense. See more »


Leo Fitz: I was doing just fine tucked away in a safe, indoor, non-mobile lab at the academy! Then you had to go and drag us into this flying circus! Didn't even pass our field assessments, for God's sake!
Jemma Simmons: Please, as if I forced you to follow me anywhere.
Leo Fitz: You said, and I quote "Fitz, "it's the most perfect opportunity "for us to see the world. We'd be fools to pass this one up!"
Jemma Simmons: I hate it when you use that voice. That's not even how I sound. And you were just afraid of going into the field.
Leo Fitz: I'm not afraid...
Jemma Simmons: ...
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References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
Written by Bear McCreary
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I wanted to like this show.
17 March 2015 | by xman23See all my reviews

I tried to like this show, I really did and I gave it 6 episodes to convince me it was worth my time, but the sad truth hit me with this episode. FZZT. I read the other user reviews on this episode *before* I dived in to watch it, as I was debating already whether to continue watching or not. There were 3 user reviews and they were all glowing with positivity! "9/10 This is the episode we've been waiting for" touted one and I thought, alright, I'll give it one more chance to bring the goods.

The sad truth is that this show is boring, the characters are trite and the plots are riddled with holes and cheap McGuffins to push things forward. The two science nerd clichés really grate my nerves every episode so far and Ep 6 is no exception to this or the other criticisms that I have made. The opening sequence is supposed to be scary and at least it tries to set itself up a little like an episode of the X files, but it just falls flat. It doesn't get better after the opening sequence. It's a yawn festival.

I am done with this show as I see no reason to devote more of my time to it, when there are so many shows of far higher quality available.

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5 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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