For other uses, see Providence (disambiguation)
"What is this place?"
"One of Fury's secret bases. I call it Providence, although technically it doesn't have a name, because technically it doesn’t exist, it being a secret base and all."
Skye and Eric Koenig[src]

Providence is the eighteenth episode of the first season of the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


With Colonel Glenn Talbot now on their trail, Coulson and his team seek refuge in the last place anyone would look, where they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most dangerous secrets. Secrets that could destroy them all.


Grant Ward frees Raina from her confinement and introduces John Garrett to her as the Clairvoyant. Despite her initial disappointment that Garrett is not an actual clairvoyant, Garrett tasks her with conducting research on the Guest House drugs for Centipede Project, which is secretly backed by HYDRA.

Meanwhile, Colonel Glenn Talbot contacts Phil Coulson and informs him that a military team is en route to the Hub. Not trusting Talbot, Coulson leaves with the team and Antoine Triplett. He orders Skye to erase the identities of all the team members, including Ward.

Providence Entrance

However, after Coulson collected the team's badges, he discovers a hidden message with coordinates to the Canadian wilderness. There they discover the hidden S.H.I.E.L.D. base, Providence, run by Eric Koenig. Coulson learns from Koenig that Nick Fury is alive after all, but he is told to keep the information secret. Coulson also learns from Melinda May that Fury did not oversee the T.A.H.I.T.I. project.

Elsewhere, Ward and Garrett infiltrate the Fridge, freeing its prisoners and stealing weapons including the Berserker Staff and the 0-8-4 from Peru. At the HYDRA base, Raina informs Garrett that the hard drive containing all of Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons' research is locked with a password only Skye knows, prompting Garrett to send Ward to Providence to obtain it.

Later, Ian Quinn, who is angry at Garrett for his lies, is brought to the HYDRA base to reclaim his Gravitonium, which had been retrieved from the Fridge.


Main Cast:

Guest Stars:






Sentient Species




  • The repeated phrase "Agents of Nothing" in dialogue is a reference to the story arc Secret Warriors Vol. 1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing. In this story arc also, HYDRA is revealed to have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. after World War II.



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