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"In ancient times, people believed the heavens were filled with gods and monsters and magical worlds. Then, as time passed, those beliefs faded into myth and folklore. But now we know the stories are true. Other worlds, with names like Asgard, do exist. And beings once revered as gods, like Thor, have returned, leaving us with more questions, and... an enormous mess to clean up."
Now partnering with Groot, Rocket Raccoon arrives at Hub without money and desperate for a job in order to buy fuel for their vehicle.
Fortunately, they are hired by Sqqd'li, under the orders of his employer the crime lord Zade Scraggot, in order to retrieve a package being held in the highly secure "Uptown" section of the station for 1000 Credits. Rocket and Groot successfully retrieve the package, but upon discovering that the package contains a family of sentient Scalluscs, a snail-like creature that Scraggot was planning on harvesting for their shells (and upon learning that the Scalluscs have money and could double Scraggot's pay), Rocket and Groot rescues them from their cruel fate after a brief scuffle with Zade Scraggot and his men.
Once Barnes is gone, however, Poindexter abandons the script. He becomes interested in Craig's gun, and starts to suggest that instead of taking his own life, Craig perhaps consider instead killing his stepfather causing him his pain. Before he can finish, however, Barnes passes again, and Poindexter reverts to the script.
Chase Stein's lacrosse match occurs, but Victor does not attend.
Victor Stein picks up his son from the match. He notes that Chase won, but Chase expresses his annoyance that his father did not come to the game, which was the city championship. Chase says his father's accolades are ridiculous for a man like him, and Victor angrily lashes out, knocking his son's head against the car window.
During his first day, Lucas meets Albert Rackham, who starts to shown an interest in Lucas. Lucas mocks Rackham, and Rackham punches him in the gut, taunting him about how he used to be a sheriff. Rackham then sends Lucas, as well as the other prisoners, back to their cells. Lucas spends the rest of the night saying his name over and over to remember who he is, and to get through prison time.
Frank Castle and Billy Russo watch a little league game of baseball. Russo tells Castle that he used to love baseball, but that it was ruined for him when Arthur Walsh, from the Ray of Hope home, started trying to molest him when playing. Castle says that he deserved a better upbringing, but they agree that he has grown into a really resistant person.
Chico Diaz puts his initials "CD" on the St. Nick basketball court.
Having been working as interns at the law firm Landman and Zack, Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson are offered permanent jobs at the firm. Nelson shows great enthusiasm about the offer, but Murdock believes that working for such a soulless company is not the right direction for them to go in. Murdock manages to convince the skeptical Nelson not to take the job offer and instead they come up with the idea to start up their own law firm where they can really help innocent people and make a difference to their city.
Matt Murdock has trouble sleeping due to one of his neighbor's daughter crying as her father is abusing her. Murdock contacts the police to have him arrested; however, the man is able to get away with the crime as his wife claims he never committed the crime and his daughter does not reveal the truth.
The next night, seeing that the man would not face justice, Murdock dons a black eyeless mask and goes after the man. He manages to find him at the train yard where he works. Murdock severely beats him up and threatens that if he ever touches his daughter again, he would find him and possibly kill him. The man would spend the next month in the hospital, while Murdock would consider more acts of vigilantism.
Frank, Maria, Frank Jr., and Lisa Castle go to the Central Park carousel with family friend Billy Russo. Russo begins to joke with the children and tells the story of the outlaw "Billy the Kid", who he claims he was named after. Lisa notes that since he is an orphan, he cannot know who he was named after, and he laughs at his mistake. Maria happily reminds him that they are all his family now.
Frank Castle teaches his daughter, Lisa, how to play the guitar.
Frank Castle takes his children, Lisa and Frank Jr., to see the Statue of Liberty. While on the ferry, Frank recites a nonsense poem, prompting mockery from Frank Jr., while Lisa enjoys it an continues the poem. They see the statue, and Frank Jr. implies that Frank fights in the army so that he could kill people, causing Frank to lash out at him.
Coulson asks fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May to join his team and pilot the Bus.
Skye airs a Rising Tide transmission, and is soon apprehended by Coulson and Ward. After an unsuccessful interrogation, Coulson gives Ward a truth serum, making him reveal secrets to Skye and earning her trust.
May, Fitz and Simmons analyze the explosion site, determine it was a laboratory, and retrieve valuable forensic data using the specialized D.W.A.R.F.s.
Michael Peterson tries to convince his former boss to re-hire him. When denied, Peterson loses his temper and attacks his boss while wrecking the factory.
Michael visits Debbie in the hospital. She reprimands him for exposing her and the Centipede Project. Later that evening, he kidnaps Skye.
Fitz, Simmons and Skye digitally replicate the events leading up to the explosion. They discover the nature of the Centipede Device: it contains an experimental Super-Soldier Serum made from the Extremis virus, and the explosion was caused by a patient succumbing to Extremis' side effects.
Jones meets Trish Walker in a bar. Walker is harassed by a man who remembers her for her program. The man is challenged by Jones to see who is stronger for a large sum of money. Jones wins the bet.
Peruvian rebels attack the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and Policia Militar de Peru soldiers at the archaeological site, forcing them to flee to the Bus and take flight.
At Walker's apartment, Trish Walker, who knows about the powers of Jones, tells her that she has to use them for good, to become a superhero. Walker gives Jones a suit and tells her to use the alias "Jewel". Jones rejects the idea.
Connors tries to get as many inmates as possible to change, by having them tell how they ended up in prison in the first place. After hearing Squabbles' testimony, she then talks with Lucas, revealing that he was a former cop while he worked in Savannah, which he confirms.
After the intervention, Squabbles tells Lucas that Connors is a good person and that she does not want to cause them harm. However, due to his personal experience, Lucas claims that you cannot trust anybody.
Castle and Russo spend leisure time together and meet a soldier called Gunner Henderson. They talk about the briefing, and Russo points out that Agent Orange did not even give them a name, but when Castle suggests this is suspicious, Russo says that it is not their place to question their leaders.
Tracing back the gold bricks he was paid with, the team discovers they came from a mine owned by Ian Quinn.
In Malta, Quinn reunites with his former colleague Hall, informing him of his discovery of a large cluster of Gravitonium (a substance formerly believed to be theoretical) and asking him to help complete a giant Gravity Field Generator. Hall tries to convince him the generator is too dangerous to use, but Quinn is undeterred.
On the way to Malta, Leo Fitz discusses theories about the nature of Gravitonium with the rest of the team. They plan to infiltrate Quinn's mansion and Skye volunteers to go in, forging a party invitation.
Grant Ward helps Skye prepare for her infiltration mission, and shares the personal reason why he became a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative: As children, his older brother Christian was abusive to both him and their younger brother.
Quinn delivers a speech to his guests and shareholders, and reveals his plans to develop Gravitonium-based devices.
Skye sneaks into Quinn's mansion to hack into the Neodymium Laser Fencing control system, allowing Ward and Phil Coulson entrance into the compound. Quinn catches her and assumes she is trying to find information to leak online. She informs him of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s vigilance to keep his trust, while Fitz remotely hacks the laser fencing.
Inside the compound, Coulson searches Franklin Hall's laboratory while Ward rescues Skye. When Coulson finds him, Hall reveals he actually planned his own kidnapping in order to destroy the Gravitonium. As they struggle, the Gravity Field Generator starts disrupting gravity fields in its proximity. Realizing the Gravitonium has begun to disrupt gravity, Quinn orders his helicopter to be prepared for an evacuation. Coulson tries to convince Hall not to destroy the generator, but he is forced to let Hall fall into the Gravitonium cluster to stop it from activating and save hundreds of lives.
The Gravitonium cluster is transferred to the Fridge, and stored with no recorded entry and no access granted. Unknown to anyone, Franklin Hall is still alive and trapped inside the Gravitonium.
Rackham, Shades and Comanche decide to keep tabs on Lucas, wanting to see if he is unbreakable.
That night, while sleeping, Lucas is attacked by Shades and Comanche, as Rackham watches. Lucas manages to defeat them, as the guards arrive to stop the brief conflict. Rackham, impressed by Lucas' abilities, says that he is a gladiator.
Carl Lucas is locked in solitary confinement, where he spends hours sitting alone, considering why he is being targeted.
Jones gets a new job, working at a cheap sandwich shop where she was forced to wear a large sandwich costume and hand out fliers. During her time working, Jones saves a girl from being hit by a car. Hearing the girl's gratitude and knowing she had made a difference has a big impact of Jones' mentality towards becoming a hero.
Fascinated by Jones' powers, Kilgrave orders the two women to leave and focuses his attention on Jones, asking her about her powers. He comments on what a beautiful woman Jones is, although he was not fond of her clothing and orders her to smile before taking her under his control. Over the next few months Kilgrave keeps Jones as his prisoner.
Melinda May traces Amador's handler, to whom she refers as the "Englishman" because he uses British English words and phrases in his commands. When Coulson confronts him, the fail-safe in the Englishman's own eye implant activates, killing him instantly.
Despite being jailed and waiting for a trial, Amador feels liberated by the removal of her eye implant, and thanks Coulson for his help.
After a long time, Rackham visits Lucas in solitary confinement, complimenting his fighting abilities. He makes him an offer that if he can fight other convicts, it will benefit both of them, promising to bring Lucas money, extra rations, and even conjugal visits. Despite Rackham's promises and the threat of future attacks, Lucas compares the offer to slavery, and declines. Rackham just leaves him in his cell for even longer.
In Asgard, a legion of birds attack the home of the Asgardians. The Warriors Three and Lady Sif manage to defeat them, the birds escape and the group, now with Thor, follows them in to an ancient castle where each of Thor's friends is corrupted by their heart's desire, everyone except Thor who finds the responsible for the recent events, a Frost Giant who can use Magic by wearing the Crown of Fools. However, Thor manages to defeat him and releases his friends from the hallucinations.
Chan wakes up in a strange place, with Raina offering him both the chance to increase his powers and an opportunity to be recognized for his gift, giving him the codename "Scorch".
Skye tracks the Rising Tide hacker back to Austin, Texas, and identifies him as Miles Lydon. The team arrives in Austin and tries to catch Lydon, but, unbeknownst the rest of the team, Skye is Lydon's girlfriend, and warns him in advance that S.H.I.E.L.D. are tracking him.
Melinda May follows Skye to Lydon's house. The team arrests them both while searching for evidence in the house. Lydon confesses the Centipede Project paid him to leak the information about Chan.
Melinda May, Phil Coulson and Quan Chen infiltrate the Centipede laboratory. Chan goes on a rampage, killing Kwan and Debbie. Seeing no other way forward, Coulson and May are forced to kill Chan with an overdose of the Centipede Serum, making him explode.
Coulson tags Lydon with a Tracking Bracelet and releases him. Afterwards, he demands to know Skye's true reason for joining S.H.I.E.L.D., and she tearfully reveals she joined to find information about her missing parents, because the only evidence she has is a document redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson, May and Ward visit the fire house while Simmons discovers a virus is responsible of the deaths. May finds the source of the virus, a Chitauri Helmet, and Coulson tries to comfort Tony Diaz, another infected firefighter whose death is imminent.
Phil Coulson is forced to quarantine her inside the laboratory. Together with Leo Fitz, she tries to perfect the cure.
Coulson contacts fellow agent Felix Blake, who insists on the importance of delivering the helmet to the Sandbox and instructs him to dispose of any infected person in the Bus.
Fitz breaks the quarantine and enters the lab to help Simmons in her search for a cure. After seemingly failing, Simmons knocks Fitz out. She prepares to jump off the plane, without knowing the cure tested on their laboratory rats worked. Grant Ward jumps off the plane, catches her in mid-air, and injects her with the cure.
After rescuing them from the sea, Coulson reprimands Simmons for her attempted suicide.
Kilgrave's powers only last 12 hours after he speaks, and one day no order is given so Jessica Jones became free of Kilgrave for a few seconds. She considers jumping off the balcony and escaping, but before she can, Kilgrave orders her to step down, putting her under his control again. When he questions why she initially had not listened to him he decided to punish her by ordering her to cut off her ear. However, when she begins to obey Kilgrave again, he changes his mind and chooses to hug her close instead as his anger subsides.
At the Sandbox, Felix Blake takes the helmet and warns Coulson that even he cannot disobey direct orders. While leaving, Blake also notes the change in Coulson's attitude since his death and recovery.
Ward and Fitz try to reach Ward's contacts in South Ossetia, but are captured. Thanks to Fitz's resourcefulness, they gain the trust of a local mob to help them cross the border.
Hand and Coulson discuss his recovery, and he realizes he has a programmed response to the mention of Tahiti.
Skye tries to hack into the Hub's mainframe with the help of Jemma Simmons. Agent Jasper Sitwell almost catches Simmons, and in a state of panic she renders him unconscious. While hacking, Skye chooses to check the status of Ward's and Fitz's mission, rather than seize the opportunity to search for information about her parents, but discovers the infiltration does not include an extraction team.
Phil Coulson tells Skye about her parent's file, redacted by the agent that dropped her at the orphanage. Nevertheless, he keeps certain secrets about the file, and asks Melinda May to help him uncover the truth. Later, he tries to obtain the file about his death and recovery in Tahiti, but is denied access.
In the Asgardian evening, several hours after the army's victory in Vanaheim, a feast is held to celebrate.
Meanwhile, it is the late morning in London, and Jane Foster goes on a date with a man named Richard Madison.
Darcy Lewis interrupts the date with her intern Ian Boothby to tell Foster of bizarre atmospheric occurrences, which are actually signs of the Convergence. They take Foster to a nearby factory, where they meet three children named John, Navid, and Maddie.
Erik Selvig ends up streaking around Stonehenge naked and is then arrested and taken to a mental ward in London. The incident is filmed for ITV News.
The children show them many objects around the factory are disappearing in mid-air, and even floating. Foster separates from the group and accidentally falls through a portal into the hiding place of the Aether, which infects her with its power.
Foster then falls into another portal which returns her to London, having been gone for 5 hours.
Thor and Jane Foster reunite on Earth. A police officer tries to apprehend Foster for trespassing in the abandoned factory, but when he touches her arm, the Aether attacks him with a blast of energy.
An Asgardian doctor, Eir, tries to discover what has happened to Foster. Odin does not approve of Thor bringing a human to Asgard, but recognizes the infection as the Aether.
The reappearance of the Aether causes Malekith and his army to awaken from their five thousand-year sleep. His second in command, Algrim, volunteers to become one of the Kursed to increase his strength.
Frigga projects herself into Loki's cell to talk to him. She is disheartened to see that he has not read the books she sent him. Loki asserts that Odin and Thor do not care about him, and points out that Odin is not his father, then extending that to hurt her by saying she is not his mother.
Frigga dissipates her projection as Thor, elsewhere, approaches her in the flesh. Frigga explains that she does not regret teaching Loki magic. Thor tells her he wants to inform Odin about the Nine Realms being at peace, but Frigga says that Odin is not there, and will be where he is "most at ease".
Loki tosses a cup up and down in his cell. The 2023 Thor and Rocket sneak past.
Jane Foster is given a blue dress by an Asgardian maiden. She asks if they have anything with pants, but they do not understand, and she accepts it.
The 2023 Thor and Rocket hide in Asgard and spot Jane Foster, being given a blue dress by an Asgardian maiden. Thor panics after seeing her, and decides he wants to stop off at his father's wine cellar before attempting to get the Aether.
Frigga walks with her maidens. She instructs them to get Loki soup and astronomy books in the hope of cheering him up in his cell.
Before Thor can sneak off, he has to hide again as a group walk past. Thor realizes it is his mother, Frigga, and her maidens, whom she is instructing to get Loki soup and astronomy books in the hope of cheering him up in his cell.
2023 Thor is emotional at seeing his mother again, telling Rocket that this is the day she dies. Thor starts to have a panic attack about the plan, but Rocket slaps him and says that everyone has lost people, with he himself having lost his family in the Guardians of the Galaxy, requesting that Thor try to distract Foster so they can suck the Aether out of her and help bring the Snap victims back.
Thor tries to find confidence, and Rocket starts heading to Foster's chamber, but Thor then decides again that he cannot manage and walks off, leaving Rocket alone.
Frigga continues to walk with her maidens, but senses a presence. 2023 Thor hides behind a pillar, watching her, but Frigga finds him, approaching him from behind. Thor is flustered, and she notices his fake eye. Thor tries to pass it off as an injury from the Battle of Harokin, but she discerns that he is from the future, which he admits. Frigga embraces her son, saying they can talk.
Jane Foster wakes from a rest in Asgard, and sits up. She then looks around her room.
Jane Foster wakes from a rest in Asgard, and sits up. She then looks around her room.
Foster pushes the rest of the covers off and stands up. She picks up her blue dress and heads out.
Theft of the Reality Stone: Foster pushes the rest of the covers off and stands up. She picks up her blue dress and heads out. Rocket sees his opportunity and goes after her with a device to extract the Aether.
Foster steps outside and looks over the majesty of Asgard.
2023 Thor tells Frigga about his failures, and his pointless decapitation of Thanos. Frigga assures him that everyone fails at being who they are "supposed to be", but the measure of a person is how well they succeed at being "who they are". Thor lovingly tells her he has missed her.
Rocket, who has successfully acquired the Aether, is chased through the halls of Asgard by Einherjar guards, mistaking him for a rabbit.
2023Thor tries to warn Frigga about her future, but she insists it is not her business. Rocket Raccoon arrives, showing Thor he has the Aether and they need to go. Thor and Frigga tell each other they love one another, before embracing a final time. Before Rocket can send them back to 2023, Thor stops him for the chance to wield Mjølnir again. He summons the 2013 version of the hammer, and it comes to him, delighting him as he finds he is still worthy despite his depression.
Thor and Rocket shrink back into the Quantum Realm to return home with the Reality Stone. 2023 Steve Rogers arrives via the Quantum Realm and returns the Reality Stone and Mjølnir to the moment they were removed, erasing the dark splinter reality that was being created.
Thor finds Jane Foster roaming the streets, fascinated by everything she sees, in particular a floating, moving metal orb. Thor explains that to them, all it is is a ball that children on the street are using for play.
Thor explains to Foster that she may have found a point where the borders between worlds were blurred by the Convergence. They end up kissing, and Thor insists he will find a way to save her. They are interrupted by the arrival of Frigga, who Thor introduces.
Inside the dungeons, Loki continues to toss a cup up and down. Algrim uses his newly-gained strength to free the other prisoners, including Lorelei, who has been imprisoned for over 600 years. While Loki stays in his cell, he informs Algrim of the easiest route out of the dungeons. Malekith and the rest of the Dark Elves arrive in Asgard, and reuniting with Algrim they search for Jane Foster. Frigga hides Foster and makes a temporary duplicate of her. Malekith and Algrim confront Frigga in her chambers, but when they discover the duplicate of Foster is not real, they kill Frigga.
Witnessing his mother's death, Thor strikes Malekith with a lightning bolt from Mjølnir, leaving a permanent scar on the right side of his face. The Dark Elves retreat, finding no trace of Foster.
Late at night on Asgard, the Asgardians hold a funeral for all their fallen warriors. Thor asks Odin if he can get revenge on the Dark Elves for their attack. In deep sorrow for the loss of his wife, Odin refuses. Thor makes a plot against Odin's wishes with Heimdall, Sif, Volstagg, and Fandral to free Loki, who has knowledge of portals other than the Bifrost Bridge.
In London, Darcy Lewis tries to call S.H.I.E.L.D., but they do not return her call. She and Boothby then see the evening news about Selvig's arrest, and decide to get him out of his mental ward.
Thor approaches Heimdall about a secret plan he wishes to enact to save Foster and Asgard. Heimdall agrees to help, and Thor makes plans with Sif and the Warriors Three.
Thor frees Loki from the dungeons and takes him to a ship the Dark Elves left behind. Taking Jane Foster with them, they abandon the ship and transfer onto a flying boat steered by Fandral. While Fandral jumps off the boat to fend off a group of Asgardian soldiers, Thor, Loki, and Jane fly through the portal and arrive in Svartalfheim.
Thor, Loki, and Jane devise a plan to make the Dark Elves think Loki will betray Thor. To gain the trust of the Elves, Loki uses magic to make them think he has stabbed Thor and cut his hand off. Malekith extracts the Aether from Jane, but while Thor tries to destroy the Aether by striking it with Mjølnir, it only reconstructs itself. Algrim stabs Loki in the chest, but he uses Algrim's own weapon to kill him. Loki survives the wound, but tricks Thor into thinking he is dead.
Thor and Jane travel around Svartalfheim and enter a cave. In London, Richard Madison calls Jane, and oddly manages to get service. Foster answers the phone call and finds a portal in the cave, which takes them back to London.
Thor and Foster regroup with Lewis, Boothby, and Selvig. They deduce that the area where the Convergence will take full effect is Greenwich, meaning it will also be the area where Malekith tries to plunge the Nine Realms into eternal darkness.
Thor and Malekith fight, but constantly fall through portals to other realms. The Royal Air Force retaliate against the Dark Elves; two of their jets fly through a portal to Vanaheim, but eventually find their way back to Greenwich.
During their battle, Thor and Malekith are briefly transported to Jotunheim, where a Frost Beast follows them and becomes stranded on Earth. Malekith and his ship are involuntarily teleported back to Svartalfheim, and the wreckage of the ship crushes him. With the battle won, Thor says his goodbyes and returns to Asgard with the Aether.
Loki, disguised as Odin, tells Thor he did the right thing by disobeying him and offers him the throne of Asgard. Thor declines, preferring instead to stay on Earth with Jane Foster. The disguised Loki allows him go to Earth, leaving him with full control of Asgard.
A StatiCorp research and development facility in Batesville, Utah, attempts to use a particle accelerator to create an inter-dimension portal.
Technician Tobias Ford deliberately loosens bolts on one of the accelerator's couplings, as an excuse to file a safety complaint and see safety inspector Hannah Hutchins, because he has a crush on her. The loose bolts cause the accelerator to malfunction and explode, killing Frank Delacourt, Jack Benson and Arlene Willoughby. Ford is drawn through a portal and becomes stuck in between his own world and another dimension he believes is Hell. He is able to observe what happens in his own world and can partially manifest and manipulate items.
Grant Ward begins to show behavioral changes as a result of his contact with the Berserker Staff, as well as some degree of super-human strength. He and Phil Coulson interrogate Randolph, who confesses that he is the Berserker warrior from the legend, and reveals the true location of the third piece of the staff. 
In Norway, Nystrom and Larsen use their two pieces of the staff to give more members of their group super-human strength, while researching the location of the last piece.
After reading the newspaper Taylor, a convenience store attendant at a gas station in Batesville, Utah, asks Hannah Hutchins if it is true that the accident at the lab is her fault. When she decides not to answer the question Taylor gets angry at her. Unbeknownst to Taylor and Hannah she was being protected by Tobias Ford. Fearing for her live Ford attacked Taylor.
To get her out of scene without any further incidents, Hutchins is sedated by Melinda May.
At the factory side, after scanning the area with the D.W.A.R.F.s, Fitz and Simmons decide to prank Skye.
While transferring Hutchins to the Fridge, the Bus has to make an emergency landing, after someone, who attacked Simmons, sabotaged it.
On the ground they discover that the mysterious force that caused all the accidents is actually a Particle Acceleration Complex worker named Tobias Ford who is trapped between Earth and "Hell".
After Ford defeats Grant Ward, May uses Hutchins as bait for Ford in a nearby barn. The team realizes that Ford, who had a crush on Hutchins, is not trying to hurt her, but trying to protect her from those who try to hurt her. 
At the barn, May manages to defeat Ford and convinces him to let Hutchins go, causing him to disappear to an unknown location.
Later that evening, while the team is playing a game of Upwords, Fitz comes in with shaving cream on his face, unaware that May was the one who pulled the prank.
Ambush at the Oakland Centipede Base: Coulson, Peterson, Melinda May and Grant Ward lead an attack on the facility, not knowing that three Centipede soldiers were in cargo bins waiting to strike. They were deployed to attack the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Peterson gets stabbed by a stick causing him severe damage, but despite the injury, he manages to subdue Hayward. May also takes another Centipede soldier down, but he manages to escape with another soldier. Before being interrogated, Hayward is killed using his Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant.
Lucas has another intervention with Reva Connors. Connors tells the inmates that they must take responsibility for their own actions, but Lucas decides to return the same question to her. He begins to ask her to tell the inmates about herself, but she declines to do so, saying that it is not her job. He asks Connors if she is doing this out of guilt because of a family member, which causes Connors to abruptly finish the session.
As the rest of the inmates leave, Connors stops Lucas, confessing that it was her brother, who died in prison, which inspired her to do this job; she felt guilty that she neglected him while she went to get her masters. Lucas feels guilty for asking, but Connors knows that it was only to avoid her questions. Lucas reveals that he is innocent, but that he is guilty of a lot of other things.
A third intervention is held, where Reva Connors reassures the inmates that the rumors that were being spread about experiments on the other inmates were false.
Squabbles states that an inmate, Jimmy Quinto, said that he would have gotten a reduced sentence if he went through some experiments, before he was never seen again, and was not reported dead. She tries to shut down the rumors, but Lucas says that she works for Seagate Prison, and so would never admit it.
When the session finishes, Lucas helps Connors clear up the chairs. When she asks him why he still goes to the sessions, Lucas responds that it is because she gives him hope.
They are interrupted by Albert Rackham, who takes Lucas to the lounge area and offers more benefits in exchange for fighting for him. Again, Lucas declines the offer, but Rackham gives him an alternative; he tells Comanche to stab someone and blame Squabbles for it.
Rackham threatens to tear everything apart if he does not fight for him, and Lucas finally agrees. Rackham orders the guards to go easy on Squabbles; Lucas then demands that he needs Squabbles to be by his side.
Killing the guards, Norriss reveals he has been ordered to take Slattery to the Mandarin, who is a real terrorist leader and not a fabrication of Killian's as Slattery assumed.
Atropa Belladonna Blues by Majestico is posted online.
Lucas and Squabbles enter the arena with Comanche. Lucas notices some cameras directed at the ring, recording the fights between the inmates, and asks if the fights are being handed out. Comanche jokingly welcomes him to the internet.
Lucas begins the first fight, with Albert Rackham, Noah Burstein, and Shades watching closely from the sidelines, and he knocks out his opponent with ease. Cage goes through the next slew of opponents and knocks them all out, one by one. After the matches, Rackham takes money from the other cops, having bet on Lucas. Lucas would keep fighting successfully over the next few months.
So, adding this into the MCU's continuity, the Young Avengers would have arrived on June 16, 2013, but, after not finding Speed, they would have continued their search travelling to Earth-8765 the following day (June 17th).
↑In Fifteen, it is said that the USB was given at Alex Wilder's "sixth grade party", presumably his birthday party. With Wilder and the other four older Runaways' dates of birth dated to early 2001, they would have been in sixth grade August 2012-June 2013. Wilder's date of birth is specifically dated to January 2001, making his sixth grade birthday party January 2013.
↑In Ant-Man and the Wasp, several moments are shown from Ava Starr's past at S.H.I.E.L.D.. Hannah John-Kamen was 28.05 at the middle of filming and should not be playing Starr at an age any younger than ⅔ of her actual age, so 18.70, meaning, based on Starr's approximated date of birth (see 1980s references), that the scenes should be after April 26, 2007. One moment appears to say "01-8 Thu", suggesting it is Thursday, January 8, 2009. Evenly distributing between these two dates, the first set of scenes should be approximately September 29, 2007, March 4, 2008, and August 7, 2008, before then January 8, 2009. Then after that, the remaining scenes are between then and the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. on January 12, 2014 (see 2014 references). Evenly distributing again, the remaining scenes should be January 9, 2010, January 11, 2011, January 12, 2012, and January 12, 2013.
↑ 9.09.1In The Perfect Game, a flashback is shown of Benjamin Poindexter and Julie Barnes at the Brooklyn Suicide Prevention Center. They look the same age as in 2017, so it can be assumed to be not long before the present events. Poindexter is a special agent at the FBI, so his work at the hotline can be taken to have ended at least 4 years prior. It is presumably not much longer ago than that, however, given their appearances. It is seemingly some time into his time working there, since he has become fixated on Barnes, but not too long given the way she encourages him and how he comes across. It can be assumed, therefore, to be approximately in the middle of his "1 [year]" (stated in The Perfect Game) there. Being a special agent by October 23, 2017 (see 2017 references), the scene can therefore be placed about 4.5 years prior, around April 23, 2013.
↑ 11.011.111.2Connor Falk was born on June 18, 2005, making him 12.2 during filming for Refraction in September 2017. Working forward from Chase Stein's date of birth in January 2001 (see 2000s references), this would make it around April 2013. He is already at Atlas, so assuming it has a junior high, this would work as sixth grade. The final game of the year in a Brentwood area school in the 2012-13 season, April 30, 2013, can be used as an estimation.
↑ 18.0018.0118.0218.0318.0418.0518.0618.0718.0818.0918.1018.1118.1218.1318.1418.1518.1618.1718.1818.1918.2018.2118.2218.23In Step in the Arena, Carl Lucas/Luke Cage's hair growth would suggest approximately 4 months between his first day and nearly attacking Comanche in the courtyard, and a further 2 months between then and Squabbles being killed and Lucas/Cage being attacked again, with his escape the next day. This all takes place before January 20, 2014, the firm date for when Reva Connors is killed (see 2014 references). Ideally, it would be a good few months at least before her death. However, in Can't Front on Me, Shades says, "My last year in Seagate, me and Comanche got paid by this juiced-in-guard, Rackham, to beat the shit out of some guy named Carl Lucas." In Code of the Streets, in November 2015 (see 2015 references), Shades says, "I just got home [...] Three years this time, Seagate," suggesting he was released in late 2015, so his "last year in Seagate" would start in late 2014, but Cage is already out and Connors is already dead by then. If Shades is taken to be very loosely meaning "just" when he says "just got home", you could maybe take it that he got home a little earlier in 2015, but still, this does not work, with Cage escaping absolutely no later than January 2014. At a stretch, it can be taken that Shades is referring to the calendar year of 2014 as his last year at Seagate, released in the first half of 2015, so only a few months in and with 2015 not counting as his last "year" - and he is also only meaning "just" loosely, back for about half a year. With this, it would mean that his second attack on Lucas/Cage, the attack that he is referring to, can be in January 2014 and still loosely fit his statement. However, with Connors killed on January 20, 2014, this is very late for Lucas/Cage's escape. At an absolute minimum, they spend a few weeks together after the escape and before her death. So, all things considered, the attack can be dated to January 1, 2014, just about fitting Shades' statement at a stretch, and allowing Cage and Connors 18 days (2nd-20th), as much as possible, living freely together before her death. This makes Lucas/Cage nearly attacking Comanche roughly November 1, 2013, and his first day at Seagate roughly July 1, 2013, based on hair growth. The rest of the flashbacks in Step in the Arena are placed between July 2013 and January 2014 accordingly.
↑In Reunion, it is mentioned that Stein, Wilder, Yorkes, Minoru, and Dean used to play Twister when they were 12. Their average date of birth is January 2001 (see 2000s references), meaning the middle of their time as 12-year-olds (as an approximation) was approximately July 2013.
↑In Scar Tissue, a flashback is shown of Billy Russo and Frank Castle watching a little league game. They do not look much younger than in the present events (2018), so can be taken as 2013, before their final tour began in September 2013 (see other references). The little league season in 2013 was approximately June 21st-August 25th. Approximating with the middle of the season, the scene would be roughly July 23rd/24th. However, it should likely be a weekend day. With the closest weekend day being Sunday, July 21st, the scene can therefore be taken as July 21, 2013.
↑The flashback in On and On of Luke Cage being visited by his parents in prison appears to take place between his arrival and his first intervention in Step in the Arena. With these scenes dated to July 1, 2013 and August 14, 2013 respectively (see other references), the visit can be approximated to the midpoint between these dates, July 23, 2013.
↑ 28.028.128.2In 3 AM and Two Dead Men, flashbacks are shown of Frank Castle spending time with his children some time before their deaths. As mentioned in Penny and Dime, his family were killed the day after he got back from a rotation, which is said in Home to have been Operation Cerberus in Kandahar. Therefore, these scenes cannot be between his return and their deaths, so must be before Castle left for Kandahar, which is dated to September 14, 2013 (see other references). There is a further scene in Memento Mori with the family spending time with Billy Russo at the Central Park carousel, which does not present clearly whether it is the day of the family's deaths or a previous time. However, Maria and Frank Jr.'s clothes are different in this scene than when they are shown on the day of their death in later flashbacks in Memento Mori, suggesting it is a different day and therefore before Kandahar. As well as this, Russo says in Virtue of the Vicious on December 12, 2016 that he has not seen Castle for a "couple years now". As he wants to cover up the fact that he has recently spoken with Castle, he is saying that the last time that he had seen Castle before the last month is in fact the last time he had seen him, therefore meaning that the last time Castle and Russo saw each other was late 2014, so the Memento Mori scene cannot be in 2015. Finally, in 3 AM, it is shown that Maria Castle woke Frank at 10:30 on the day of their deaths, and in Kinbaku it is said that the massacre was at midday, so there would not be the time for them to get ready, go to Central Park, have Russo join them for a chunk of time, then have Russo leave before midday. So, these three scenes all take place before the Kandahar deployment, which began on September 14, 2013 (see other references). However, both children look the same as they do in April 2015 (due to the scenes being filmed at the same time), so it can be assumed that they took place in the weeks preceding the Kandahar placement, to get them as close as possible to 2015. Castle has a buzz cut in the 3 AM and Two Dead Men scenes but longer hair in the Memento Mori scene. The military buzz cut is likely shortly after or shortly before a deployment, and since, as explained, the scenes should be as late as possible (Summer 2013) and not as far back as 2012 (when Castle got back from his last deployment), the Memento Mori scene should therefore be placed preceding the other two, before Castle shaved his head ahead of his deployment. It can finally be reasoned that the 3 AM and Memento Mori scenes take place around the weekend before September 14, 2013, September 7-8, 2013, and the Memento Mori scene approximated as the weekend before, around September 1, 2013.
↑ 33.033.1In 0-8-4, Nick Fury reprimands Phil Coulson over the damage done to the Bus so fast, saying, "It only took you six days to take a completely renovated piece of state-of-the-art machinery and turn it into scrap?!" The reasoned date for him saying this is September 14th, referring to giving it to him on September 8th.
↑In Pilot, Peterson says to his son, "What do you say we go out to your aunt Mindy's this weekend?" While this implies that this is a weekday, further evidence places this as happening on a Sunday.
↑In Pilot, Grant Ward is promoted to Level 7 at S.H.I.E.L.D. He receives his new ID badge, with the issue date saying "2013SEP09" clearly on display for a second. Therefore the date Ward is promoted is September 9, 2013.
↑ 37.037.1In T.A.H.I.T.I., Simmons says that she has known Skye for "a few months." The reasoned date for them meeting is September 9, 2013, and the reasoned date for her saying this is December 29, 2013, which fits as 3½ months.
↑In The Things We Bury, Ward states that he "lived with [Coulson's team] for months." The reasoned date for them coming together is September 9, 2013, and the reasoned date for him leaving is January 14, 2014, which fits as 4 months.
↑In Face My Enemy, Skye jokingly states that "[May] just said more words than I've heard her say in a year," implying that she has known May for over a year. The reasoned date for her saying this is January 9, 2015, and the reasoned date for her first meeting May is September 9, 2013, which works.
↑In AKA The Sandwich Saved Me, it is shown on screen that Jones met Kilgrave "18 months ago". The date of the bus crash incident which ended their time together is definitively shown in AKA Crush Syndrome to be "January 20, 2014", and they were together for a few months, meaning they cannot have realistically met any later than September 2013. In AKA Sin Bin, Kilgrave says "it was a cold, clear night" when he met Jones, meaning it could not be realistically earlier than September 2013. The reasoned date for this onscreen writing is March 25, 2015, and 18 months prior to this is September 2013, which works well for the dates both ways.
↑ 42.042.142.2In Kandahar, it is shown that on Frank Castle's birthday, November 15th (see 1976 references), there are "29 days" supposed to be remaining of their deployment. Therefore, they are due to finish on December 14th. In Home, when Madani questions Castle about Kandahar, she asks, "You served many years as a Marine Force Recon?" He replies, "I did." She asks, "But that isn't where you served your last mission?", and Castle affirms, "No. I was part of a covert CIA operation. It was called Cerberus." Therefore, Kandahar was Castle's final deployment. However, in Kinbaku, Ellison's statements firmly place the Massacre at Central Park on April 4, 2015 (see 2015 references), and in Penny and Dime, Castle explains that this was the day after he got back from his final deployment. It must therefore be assumed that after Castle attacked William Rawlins on November 16th, similarly to how Russo "requested a transfer back to Force", Castle either requested to move or was forced to for his damaging attack on a superior officer, and had to serve an extra few months before finishing on April 3, 2015. This therefore makes the November that the Kandahar events take place November 2014. In Crosshairs, Frank Castle says "we did 15-month rotations in Afghanistan". Since they were due to finish on December 14, 2014, it can therefore be assumed that the deployment began around September 14, 2013. This also aligns with the fact that Castle says on November 15, 2014, "We have been doing it for a year," as it would have been 14 months. Finally, the assassination of Ahmad Zubair takes place somewhere between the September 14, 2013 start of the operation and the November 15, 2014 abrupt ending, so it can be approximated as roughly halfway between, around the night of April 15-16, 2014.
↑In Soul Brother #1, Luke Cage says his mother died while he was in Seagate Penitentiary, and he was told by the warden. With her last visit to him dated to July 23, 2013 (see other references), and his last day as part of the main prison being January 1, 2014 (see 2014 references), Etta's death can be approximated to the midpoint between these dates, October 12, 2013.
↑ 66.066.166.266.366.466.5In Avengers: Endgame, 2013 events are shown simultaneous to the events of Thor: The Dark World. With the 2023 Thor and Rocket making no impacts of significance until just before they leave, the events of the film up to that point can be taken to play out essentially identically in that universe. Similarly, events such as Loki tossing his cup and Jane Foster being given her dress, shown only in Avengers: Endgame, are unaffected by the 2023 Thor and Rocket's actions, so can be taken to have also happened in the main universe.
↑In The Bridge, Peterson makes mention that since we last saw him in Pilot, it has been his son Ace's birthday, saying, "Called him on his birthday and gave him all the "Heroes of New York" action figures." In Pilot, he says on the reasoned date of September 9, 2013 that Ace has "got a birthday coming up in a couple of months." This would put his birthday around November 19th, thus placing this episode after that.
↑In The Magical Place, Simmons states that "it's been 36 hours since Agent Coulson was taken."
↑In Turn, Turn, Turn, Coulson states, "I haven't been able to get [Fury] on the line for weeks." The reasoned date for the previous contact is December 4, 2013, after his successful rescue. The reasoned date for him saying this is January 9, 2014, which fits as 5 weeks.
↑In Seeds, the students are coming from having taken a test. The placement of the episodes falls nicely with the test being in the last week of term, to assess their progress that term.
↑In Seeds, Fitz says to Gill, "I must say these ideas are way beyond what I was toying with in my first few months." The implication from this is that Gill is in his first few months. With the episode falling in December, this falls nicely as 3½ months into term time.
↑In Seeds, it is said that "24 years ago, an entire S.H.I.E.L.D. team in a small village was massacred in attempt to secure [Skye]." With the Massacre in Hunan being in March 1989, 24 years later puts the episode at the very latest in December 2013, from the crude math of 2013-1989=24 years.
↑Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King was released 9 months after Iron Man 3. By real time passing, this would place it around September 2013. It was released in February 2014, by real time occurrence placing it around then. The middle of these dates is November/December 2013. Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King was released initially between Seeds and T.R.A.C.K.S., and with the placement of Seeds falling in December, it is nicely placed, by chronological release, after Seeds.
↑ 92.092.192.2Seeds has to occur in 2013 ("24 years" following 1989, see other references), and is placed finishing on December 17, 2013. Yes Men has to occur in 2014 ("last year" in 2015, see other references). Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Chase picks up reasonably shortly following the events of Seeds, and leads into the events of T.R.A.C.K.S.. T.A.H.I.T.I. follows immediately after, and Yes Men only a few days later (Skye is still recovering, Simmons has spent a few days taking her blood). As well as this, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has to occur as early as possible in January 2014 ("entire winter" following the film's events, "a few years" and "2 years" in Captain America: Civil War, see other references). From all of this, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Chase, T.R.A.C.K.S., and T.A.H.I.T.I. occur at the end of December 2013 (27th-30th), with Yes Men picking up with Simmons and Skye a few days later on January 3, 2014. This also fits with them having dealt with the Overkill Device "a while back," nearly 2 months from early November to late December.