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The Bridge 

S.H.I.E.L.D. receives assistance from Mike Peterson as they take on Centipede once again.


Holly Dale


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




Episode cast overview:
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
J. August Richards ... Mike Peterson
Ruth Negga ... Raina
Cullen Douglas ... Edison Po
Molly McCook ... Laura Hayward
Ajani Wrighster Ajani Wrighster ... Ace Peterson
Paul Lacovara ... Brian Hayward
Rico Devereaux Rico Devereaux ... Prison Guard
Paul Sanchez Paul Sanchez ... Tiny
Albert Marrero Jr. ... Trainer


In the wake of re-surfacing of Centipede, Shield recruits Mike after their last not-so-warm encounter, in order to balance the scales against Centipede's super-soldiers. At this end Centipede is looking for technology which would allow them to stabilize the serum fully. Amidst all these is the myth of a Clairvoyant and Shield has never been at such a downside of advantage at discerning the true intentions of their opponents. Written by enigma

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Release Date:

10 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode informs the viewer how Mike Peterson has been able to withstand the extremis element of the "Centipede Experiment". Due to the fact he's not receiving the serum, made from Mr. Chan's "Torch" blood platelets, the other men in the experiment are receiving. See more »


While driving down the street in the first third of the episode, looking at the forward and reverse views it appears Agent Coulson drives through several stop-signed intersections without stopping. See more »


Skye: It would be a lot shorter if I could access more files. Maybe remove my internet nanny. I'm talking about my track bracelet.
Phil Coulson: I got that.
Skye: So you'll take it off?
Phil Coulson: No.
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Theme Song
Written by Bear McCreary
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30 July 2017 | by jhudson-11704See all my reviews

Agents of Shield's mid season finale is herE and it left us with a lot of questions, which is a good thing. This episodes had its ups and downs but thankfully it is mostly up.

It is great to see Mike back as J August Richards is an amazing actor. His acting chops were clear as he showed his emotions especially over the safety of his son.

It is also interesting to see how Ward and May's sexual relationship is affecting their work life. May believes that Ward might be conflicting the two, but Ward rebuffs her which makes it pretty interesting because it's hard to see who has the power in that relationship.

Having Centipede come back is basically a guarantee that they are the major villain in this season and that the Clairvoyant is at its head. As said in the episode, their technology is advancing really fast so someone has to be funding them. My money is on Ian Quinn because we have been introduced to him, he's very wealthy and he's in the wind.

The action in this episode is good to with the fight in the warehouse with May, Ward, Coulson and Mike taking on a bunch of enhanced soldiers.

There was a very nice twist at the end as the Clairvoyant and Centipede took Coulson, instead of Mike, who they said they wanted but actually didn't. Hopefully we'll get to see how he was brought back in the next few episodes.

One major complaint about this episode is Skye. Her search for her parents could make for an interesting plot point but her emotional breakdown after May tells her to focus on the mission not her personal problems was annoying. She keeps saying that she wants to be a Shield agent but she teeters back and forth between determined and weepy.

+ Great to see Mike + Return of Centipede and Clairvoyant + Relationship between Ward and May + Pretty decent action - Skye's personal problems

Final Score: 8.6/10

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