Rehash: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E02 “0-8-4”


This episode was all about the team learning to work together as a cohesive unit.

a screencap of the "0-8-4" or unknown object
  • An “0-8-4” is an object of unknown origin. They have found one in Peru.
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. keeps things like this “quiet and contained” so that the public doesn’t panic. This doesn’t sit well with Skye.
  • Coulson mentions an antimatter comet incident. A lot of cool things happened in the past, which they can’t actually show us, because the budget is too small. I hope that they don’t mention too many incidents like that, because they risk having things that happened off-screen being way cooler than what we’re shown.
  • Ward doesn’t trust Skye, but he also doesn’t like working on a team in general. He’s used to being a one person solution.
a screencap of camilla (played by leanor varela) kissing agent coulson (playe by clark gregg)
Coulson has hoes in different area codes.
  • Agent Coulson had a relationship with the Peruvian Police Commander, Camilla Reyes, in the past. I hope this isn’t a running theme with every country they go to having on of Coulson’s old girlfriends living in it.
  • Fitz and Simmons aren’t related? I thought they were twins or something. I can’t even tell them apart.
  • May is easily the most competent of the recruits, but they have her as the driver. When do we get to see the incident that forced her out of the field?
  • Skye likes the Twitter and the social media and the fighting the power. I think that teenagers are supposed to identify with her or something.
  • The “0-8-4” is really a tesseract weapon commissioned by the Peruvian government. Reyes wants it to quell a rebel uprising. She has her men take over the Bus.
  • The team gets over their differences and defeats Reyes. It only took one episode for them to learn to get along. That was fast. Ward especially turns from
  • Sky is still secretly with the Rising Tide, though, because they’re the only ones that know how to use the power of Twitter for good, like she does.
a screencap of nick fury (played by samuel l. jackson) being angry or furious
His name is “Nick Fury” because he’s angry all the time.
  • Nick Fury stops by to remind us how great the movies were. They need to stop referencing the movies and have this show stand on its own.
  • This team still doesn’t have an official name?

Rehash: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E01 “Pilot”


Hey, did you like that movie, The Avengers? Would you like to see something like that, but with different actors that don’t charge as much? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!

a screencap of a little kid looking at some avengers action figures
Yeah, I wish this show was about those guys instead too, kid.

Remember Agent Coulson from recent movies in the Marvel universe? Well, he’s back from the dead and ready to assemble a new sexy, sexy team of crimefighting sexy people. This time they don’t have super powers, though.

This episode was pretty much just about meeting all the members of the team and learning a bit about them. Not a whole lot else happens. They just go on a little mission and we see a bit of their personality and skillset. I understand why this type of episode is necessary, but I don’t really find them that interesting.

“Here’s so-and-so. This is the job they do. Well, on to the next guy”, over and over again. There will be more in depth character development in future episodes. There always is.

We also meet the team’s vehicles and doohickeys. I bet there’s a toyline that ties into this show.

It is said that this team is “level 7”, which is apparently about The Avenger’s security clearance. It’s a plot device that basically means that this show’s universe won’t necessarily overlap that much with the one from the movies. It’s a bit sad, because I bet that means that the characters from this show won’t even get a cameo in the future movies.

Did I miss it, or does the team not have an official name? Are they just “level 7” or “the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”?

For some reason it really bugs me that their headquarters is inside a plane.

I hear that there’s a few significant changes between the pilot and subsequent episodes, so let’s see how that goes. Excelsior!