This blog post is somewhat outdated. It was an effort to get Captain America: The Winter Soldier moved earlier than the "real time" setting of April 2014 in which it was placed. This was accepted, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now placed in a much better position. The exact placement is not set in stone, but it is closer to perfect. Once the major timeline project is completed, this page will be deleted.
The timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where possible, follows a real time policy. However, Captain America: The Winter Soldier being in March-April 2014 does not fit with all the other evidence in both the films and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Placing it in January fits much, much better with all the evidence.
The main pieces of evidence for this are:
- Marvel have given us the timespan between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. In Scars, there is a flashback to the day before Shadows, referring to it as "one year ago." In Shadows, Coulson states, "Our plane's been gathering dust for months." He also states that "in the months since [Simmons left], [Fitz has] grown isolated." It is "months" since Beginning of the End, which is very soon after The Winter Soldier. The timeframe between The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron has therefore been given as "a year and a few months." With Avengers: Age of Ultron firmly placed in April-May 2015 (no earlier than May 6th for the Battle of Sokovia to fit with it being Charles Spencer's college "summer," but no later than April-May for June 2016 (Civil War firm placement from WHiH) to be "over a year" later, and 4,722 hours+1 day when von Strucker enrolls to be "a few weeks" into term time), January 2014 fits perfectly with this. This also allows 4½ months between seasons, which also happens to be the amount of time passed in real life as well, and it fits perfectly with it also being 4 months since Simmons left.
- March-April does not fit, being only 13 months between the two films, not allowing for the months to have passed before the year between Shadows and Scars.
- In Shadows, Talbot says that Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. "managed to evade [him and the military] for an entire winter." While this initially would suggest Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes place in November 2013 and Shadows picks up in March 2014, this is not possible, with it having to occur in 2014, it would have to occur as early as possible in 2014. Coupled with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., its earliest possible date is mid-January 2014, and this still works nicely. It can then be assumed that Talbot is referring to the remainder of winter (January-early March), and with it now being spring moving into summer, winter has come to a resolute, "entire" close. It also works perfectly with all the other evidence, while working nicely enough with "winter."
- January-May fits infinitely better than April to a few months later. Even if Shadows were moved to later than May, compressing the "one year" (which is not necessary if The Winter Soldier is January), April-June/July/August is late spring-summer, not winter in any way.
- Moving Captain America: The Winter Soldier avoids the current clash with Maria Hill's birthday.
- Brett Dalton also is quoted as saying, "Ward had a hell of a time in the cage by himself for 6 months, he had some suicidal tendencies, and once he comes to the end of wrestling with all of his demons, he makes a promise; to reunite Skye with her dad." The suicidal tendencies etc. refers to where we pick up in Shadows, but the promise to Skye is Making Friends and Influencing People. With that episode being mid-September (see other references to the stretch between Heavy is the Head and A Fractured House), the middle of these two dates - late May and mid-September, is mid-to-late July, which works nicely as 6 months after mid-January.
- However, if Captain America: The Winter Soldier were in April, 6 months would be October, which does not fit as "one year" before May 2015 - it is only 7 months before, which is barely half a year.
- Seeds has to be in 2013, "24 years" after events in 1989, as well as being a "few months" into the academic year, and having tests (end of term, December, 3½ months in). Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Chase follows very soon after, then leads into T.R.A.C.K.S., which leads into T.A.H.I.T.I., and then Yes Men picks up a few days later. There is a small gap from Yes Men to End of the Beginning, which would place it naturally in January, and also syncs up perfectly with Shadows being late May - one year before May 2015, 4½ months after Beginning of the End.
- With Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April, there would have to be a 3½-month gap between Yes Men and End of the Beginning, which is not only unrealistic, but especially doesn't fit with the fact that they say Triplett and Garrett have been chasing Deathlok for only a few weeks. It would also mean a 1½-month gap between Beginning of the End and Shadows, which does not make sense either, as there are references to it having been "months." Both time spans make a lot more sense, and fit perfectly, if The Winter Soldier just moved much closer to Yes Men, putting a few days between Yes Men and End of the Beginning, and 4½ months from Beginning of the End to Shadows.
- In Captain America: Civil War (firmly June 2016), Sam says that Natasha had the government hearings "a few years back," which implies about 3 years, but later says that he and Steve have been searching for Bucky for "2 years." From this, 2 years and 5 months since Winter Soldier is a very solid suggestion to fit both - 2 years by rounding and by 2016-2014=2 years, but a high 2 years, nearly 2½, which makes sense for being referred to as "a few." January 2014 also fits as "2 years" after The Avengers (1 year, 8 months, and 2014-2012=2), as Johansson stated.
- While April 2014 still fits the "2 years" statement, it doesn't particularly fit with "a few years," being only 2 years and 2 months.
- Ward states that he lived with Coulson's team for "months," which works much better as 4 months than 7.
Everything in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. up to Yes Men places itself nicely, and firmly set, finishing in Yes Men being early January 2014. Everything in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from Shadows places itself nicely, and firmly set, starting with Shadows being late May 2014. End of the Beginning to Beginning of the End, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are in between these two dates. It makes much more sense for it to be soon after Yes Men (which it seems to be), and then fitting with the references to "months" in Shadows, than 3 months after Yes Men and only 1½ months before Shadows, which does not make much sense for where we pick up in Yes Men, nor "months" in Shadows.
It's worth reading the other stuff in the page/the references as well though, as it also gives a better idea of how naturally it would fall in January with the timeline of things surrounding it. But here is the potential edits to the pages to be viewed and understood, and copy-and-pasted if permitted in the future.
- Natasha Romanoff is given the task of escorting a nuclear scientist out of Iran. The Winter Soldier attacks them in Odessa, Ukraine, firing a bullet which goes through Romanoff's abdomen and hits the scientist, successfully killing him.
- Cybertek Technologies finishes the construction of the Cybertek Prosthetic Leg, as part of Project Deathlok.
- Michael Peterson, a test subject from the Centipede Project, witnesses an explosion while out shopping with his son Ace. He enters the building and saves a woman named Debbie, the doctor who implanted the Centipede Device which gives Michael superhuman powers. The press and witnesses call Michael the "Hooded Hero".
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Grant Ward retrieves a Chitauri Neural Link from one of Vanchat's safe-houses in Paris, France.
- Maria Hill interviews Grant Ward and assigns him to Phil Coulson's newly created team, along with Agents Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons.
- Skye, now a member of the Rising Tide hacktivist group, warns Michael Peterson about S.H.I.E.L.D..
- 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.
- Michael Peterson makes Skye delete all files about his identity. She seizes the opportunity to hack S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secure channel and warn Coulson's Team.
- Chase of Michael Peterson:
- Phil Coulson and Grant Ward arrive at Union Station in Los Angeles to confront Peterson, while Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons find a way to stabilize the Extremis in his body. Debbie orders an operative to kill Peterson, but he is incapacitated by Melinda May.
- Grant Ward shoots Peterson with the Night-Night Gun, a non-lethal weapon that renders him unconscious and stabilizes the Extremis.
- Phil Coulson and Skye take Ace Peterson to his aunt Mindy's house. Afterwards, Coulson asks Skye to join his team, and Grant Ward informs them of the discovery of an 0-8-4 in Peru.
- Coulson and Skye arrive at a S.H.I.E.L.D. airport and board the Bus. Coulson informs the rest of the team of his decision to add Skye to their roster.
- Coulson's team arrives in Peru to investigate an 0-8-4 (an object of unknown origin) found in a pre-Inca temple.
- After a preliminary examination, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons determine the 0-8-4 is a weapon made by HYDRA scientists in the 1940s using Tesseract energy. Meanwhile, Grant Ward and Melinda May are attacked by Comandante Camilla Reyes and the Policia Militar de Perú, but Reyes recognizes Coulson and orders her soldiers to stand down.
- Jessica Jones resigns her job in an office job.
- Later, 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.
- Hijacking and Retaking of the Bus: At night, Reyes betrays Coulson and takes over the Bus, tying the rest of the team up in the cargo area at the plane's rear.
- 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.
- Coulson's Team breaks free from their bonds and uses the Peruvian 0-8-4 to detonate a hole in a side of the Bus, recovering the plane and saving Phil Coulson. Camilla Reyes and her remaining soldiers are apprehended.
- The team arrives at the Slingshot, a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where Reyes and her soldiers are taken into custody.
- Skye contacts fellow Rising Tide member Miles Lydon to inform him she has successfully infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Nick Fury reprimands Coulson for the damage caused to the Bus, but Coulson defends his team's actions.
- Grant Ward starts training Skye to become a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
- Franklin Hall leaks information about an upcoming transfer to have Ian Quinn capture him, as part of a plot to foil Quinn's plans to exploit the properties of Gravitonium.
- Kidnapping of Franklin Hall: While on route to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, the convoy transporting Franklin Hall is attacked by Ian Quinn's men using a Gravitonium powered device that elevates Agent Mack's truck and crashes it. Hall is kidnapped.
- Phil Coulson informs his team of Hall's kidnapping, and they plot his rescue.
- At the crime scene, Coulson's team interview Mack about the incident. Jemma Simmons discovers one of the Gravity Field Generators used in the attack.
- Phil Coulson and Grant Ward interrogate Todd Chesterfield, who sold construction equipment to Franklin Hall's kidnappers.
- 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.
- Coulson's Team arrives in Malta and plans the details of the mission.
- Infiltration into Ian Quinn's Mansion:
- Skye infiltrates the party with the remote back-up of Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, and Melinda May. She is greeted by Ian Quinn himself, who knows she is part of the Rising Tide and offers her a spot in his company.
- 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.
- On the Bus, Melinda May asks Phil Coulson to promote her back to a field operative, both by commission to the team and her desire to watch over him.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kidnapping of Jessica Jones:
- Kilgrave is walking with two beautiful women under his control, where he witnesses Jessica Jones display incredible strength while saving Malcolm Ducasse from muggers.
- 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.
- Former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Akela Amador performs a seemingly impossible jewel theft in the subway of Stockholm, Sweden, after performing similar thefts in Milan and Monte Carlo.
- Phil Coulson investigates the series of thefts, believing Amador could be responsible.
- In Stockholm, Coulson's team search the crime scene, and Skye confirms Akela Amador as the perpetrator.
- The team traces Amador to the town of Zloda, Belarus, where she is using the stolen diamonds to buy a prox card and infiltrate the Todorov Building. The team separates, with Melinda May staying in the Bus, Phil Coulson and Grant Ward actively searching for Amador, and Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Skye performing a digital search of Amador in a van nicknamed "Short Bus".
- Skye and Fitz hack into an unknown broadcast showing their van in what looks like X-Ray vision. Amador attacks and overturns the van to escape their observation.
- Reunited at the Bus, the team analyzes the situation and determines the unknown broadcast to be Amador's point of view, through a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant used to control her.
- May uncovers Amador's location and goes to confront her alone. They fight, and Coulson intervenes, rendering Amador unconscious with a pistol-version of the Night-Night Gun.
- Akela Amador wakes up in the Bus' detention cell with Phil Coulson, who asks about her situation and tries to determine the identity of Amador's handler.
- Infiltration into Todorov Building:
- Skye hijacks the Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant signal while Grant Ward completes Amador's infiltration mission using a set of glasses mimicking the eye implant.
- He finds the true target of the infiltration mission, a series of symbols of seemingly alien origin. Ward's ruse is discovered as he flees the building.
- Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz perform surgery on Amador to remove her eye implant.
- 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.
- Ward and Fitz play poker, with Fitz attempting to cheat by using the Backscatter Glasses.
- Luke Cage and Reva Connors go to Pop's Barber Shop, where Pop is happy to receive them. Cage tells Pop his story and asks for a job in his Barber Shop; Pop hires Cage and promises him to keep their secret.
- 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.
- In Hong Kong, street magician Chan Ho Yin is seduced by a mysterious woman named Raina. He reveals his pyrokinetic powers to her, but she kidnaps him.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Quan Chen (Chan Ho Yin's Index case agent) informs Coulson's Team of Chan's disappearance, and the Rising Tide's role in his profile leaking.
- 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.
- Raina takes Chan to a laboratory, where he is injected with a dose of Centipede Serum which amplifies his powers. Debbie, the doctor who implanted Michael Peterson's Centipede Device, orders for blood samples to be taken from Chan so his platelets can be used to stabilize the Extremis in the serum.
- Attack on the Hong Kong Centipede Base:
- 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.
- [[Captain America], along with Black Widow and Brock Rumlow, take down a terrorist cell that stole the Zodiac weapon from S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Raina visits Edison Po in prison and asks him to "touch base" with the Clairvoyant.
- In Wrigley, Pennsylvania, Adam Cross dies from a strange electrical phenomenon while camping with a group of boy scouts.
- Phil Coulson asks Jemma Simmons to run some physical tests on him, because he feels "different" since his death and recovery.
- Coulson's Team arrives in Wrigley, Pennsylvania and finds Adam Cross's body suspended in the air. While examining it, Simmons unknowingly gets infected with a virus of Chitauri origin.
- Leo Fitz detects an electrostatic event, and Coulson, Melinda May and Grant Ward locate another victim on a farm, Frank Whalen, who along with Adam was a volunteer firefighter sent to New York City after the Battle of New York.
- 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.
- The Chitauri Helmet is loaded into the Bus to be transported to the Sandbox.
- Jemma Simmons starts developing a cure for the Chitauri virus, but discovers she herself is infected.
- 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.
- Phil Coulson allows himself to be captured and sent to an underground prison in Siberia to retrieve Agent Shaw, who was undercover posing as a torturer. They escape with help from Grant Ward and Melinda May.
- Coulson's Team delivers intel gathered by Agent Shaw and classified as Clearance Level 8 to the Hub.
- Infiltration into the Overkill Facility:
- Agent Victoria Hand informs Phil Coulson, Grant Ward and Melinda May about a weapon created by South Ossetian separatists, the Overkill Device. She requests Ward and Leo Fitz to infiltrate South Ossetia and disable the weapon.
- 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.
- Grant Ward and Leo Fitz locate the Overkill Device, and realize there will not be an extraction. Both decide to stay and finish the mission together, escaping with the help of a modified version of the Device. While S.H.I.E.L.D. teams start raiding the compound, Coulson's Team arrive in the Bus to extract Ward and Fitz.
- 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.
- The Convergence begins, causing the formation of portals connecting the Nine Realms. Erik Selvig, now mentally unstable after being subjected to Loki's mind control, detects signs of the event and travels to Stonehenge to research it. He also contacts Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis to assist him in his studies.
- Selvig ends up streaking around the area naked and is then arrested and taken to a mental ward in London.
- Battle of Vanaheim: Thor's army arrives in Vanaheim, the birthplace of Hogun and the final realm they must save. They defeat the Marauders who have been terrorizing the area, and Hogun decides to stay among his people while the rest of the army goes back to Asgard.
- Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis arrive in London, but are unable to locate Erik Selvig. While there, Jane has a date with a man named Richard Madison. Lewis interrupts the date with her intern Ian Boothby to tell Foster of bizarre atmospheric occurrences that are actually signs of the Convergence. They take Foster to a nearby factory, where they meet three children named John, Navid and Maddie.
- 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. She then falls into another portal which returns her to London.
- In Asgard, Heimdall discovers the Convergence is taking place. Heimdall realizes he cannot locate Foster, and Thor travels to Earth to find her.
- Thor and 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. A concerned Thor takes Foster to Asgard.
- 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 re-appearance 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.
- Sacking of Asgard:
- Algrim is arrested by the Asgardians. Once inside the dungeons, he 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.
- The Asgardians have 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.
- 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.
- In London, Darcy Lewis tries to call S.H.I.E.L.D., but they do not return her call. She and Ian Boothby get Erik Selvig out of the mental hospital so he can help them.
- Second Battle of 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.
- In Svartalfheim, Loki finds a portal to Asgard and uses magic to trick Odin and claim the throne.
- Battle of Greenwich: Thor, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Ian Boothby, and Erik Selvig put four sensors around Greenwich. Malekith and his army arrive in the city and begin their assault. 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.
- Phil Coulson and his team are assigned as part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. clean-up crew after the Battle of Greenwich. Every element with anomalous spectrographic signatures is contained, classified as hazardous material, and marked for transport.
- At Trillemarka National Park, Norway, Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen find the first piece of the Berserker Staff.
- 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.
- Sif and Volstagg go to the museum of the Collector and request he keep the Aether safe, explaining the Tesseract is already being stored on Asgard and it may be dangerous to keep two Infinity Stones together in one realm. He accepts, but unbeknownst to them he is secretly collecting the six Infinity Stones. When the Asgardians leave, the Collector contacts Gamora, tasking her with finding the Orb.
- Thor and Jane Foster reunite at her team's apartment in London.
- After receiving a message from S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson's team travel to Norway to investigate the incident at Trillemarka, finding spectrographic signatures of an object of Asgardian origin.
- Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen lead a Norse Paganist Hate Group in a series of riots in the streets of Oslo.
- In Seville, Spain, Coulson consults Elliot Randolph, one of the world's leading experts on Norse mythology. Randolph recounts the story of a warrior from the Asgardian Berserker Army who stayed on Earth, and the properties of his Berserker Staff. 
- S.H.I.E.L.D. investigates Baffin Island in Canada as the possible location of a piece of the Berserker Staff, but they fail to find anything.
- 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.
- After receiving an update about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s investigation in Baffin Island, Phil Coulson's Team investigates the ruins of an old crypt under the Church of El Divino Niño in Seville, Spain, but the piece of the Berserker Staff is taken by Elliot Randolph.
- Jakob Nystrom, Petra Larsen, and their group attack Randolph and obtain the second piece of the Berserker Staff.
- 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.
- The team arrives at a monastery in Ireland, the location of the final piece of the staff, only to find Nystrom has already found it. He stabs Randolph, and while Coulson, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons try to save his life, Ward and Melinda May fend off the attacking Norse Paganists.
- 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.
- Surviving his injuries, Elliot Randolph considers starting a new life somewhere else. Coulson recommends he move to Portland.
- Skye tries to get Grant Ward to open up about his past, but he refuses. That evening, he joins Melinda May in her hotel room and spends the night with her.
- Coulson starts having nightmares about his recovery in Tahiti.
- Ward and May sleep together.
- Ward and May sleep together again.
- The next morning, Melinda May receives a message about the team's next mission: An Index asset evaluation for a woman in Batesville named Hannah Hutchins, who supposedly has telekinetic powers. 
- At the time the team arrives in Batesville, an angry mob has gathered in front of Hutchins' house. After someone throws an egg at Hutchins, an empty police car almost ran over a member of the mob. 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.
- Captain America and Black Widow thwart the Cadre's kidnapping attempt on Professor Sana Amanat in Brooklyn. While there, Steve remembers growing up in the area.
- Rosalind Price is hired as a consultant for special projects by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Edison Po is broken out of Havenworth Federal Penitentiary by Brian Hayward and other Centipede Soldiers.
- Needing help tracking down the Centipede Project, Phil Coulson travels to a S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Facility to recruit new S.H.I.E.L.D. trainee Michael Peterson.
- Coulson's Team tracks down Laura Hayward and traces her cell phone call to Brian to Oakland, California.
- 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.
- Kidnapping of Phil Coulson:
- Michael Peterson is persuaded by Coulson to call his son and Raina answers the telephone, wanting Peterson to trade Coulson for Ace's safety.
- Peterson is presumed killed by S.H.I.E.L.D. when he is caught in the explosion that the Centipede Project ignited to facilitate their escape with the captive Coulson.
- Skye is evicted from the Bus by Hand, following advice from Melinda May. She then goes to Los Angeles, steals Lloyd Rathman's car, enters his home, and, with the help of Rathman and his security guards, accesses Rathman's computer to find the Centipede Project.
- Raina takes control of Phil Coulson's interrogation after Edison Po is killed by the Clairvoyant.
- Coulson is persuaded by Raina to use the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine to see what happened during his resurrection. He discovers that Tahiti was a memory implant caused by the Memory Overwriting Machine and Karine transforms into Dr. Goodman, the assistant of Dr. Streiten.
- Coulson's Team raids the Mojave Desert hideout holding Coulson and captures Raina.
- Michael Peterson awakens to learn that he is missing a leg, his eye has been replaced with a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant, and that he now works for the Clairvoyant.
- After a test, Callie Hannigan visits the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy campus pool with Seth Dormer and another student. Unbeknownst to her, Dormer and Donnie Gill had planted an invention of their own devising, the Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device in the pool to draw Agent Leo Fitz to the Academy. The pool begins to freeze, and the students rush to escape the pool and survive, only just making it out.
- With the help of Callie Hannigan, Grant Ward and Skye figure out that Donnie Gill is using Leo Fitz to help him create an Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device for Ian Quinn.
- Donnie Gill and Seth Dormer create a super storm using an Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device they have completed.
- Dormer is killed by a lightning strike. Gill is arrested and taken to the Sandbox, while demonstrating a freezing power.
- Ian Quinn gets a call from Phil Coulson. During that call, Quinn tells Coulson that the Clairvoyant says hello.
- The Daily Cadet, the student newspaper of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, runs a front page article about Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz saving Donnie Gill.
- Kidnapping of Trevor Slattery:
- Posing as a documentary filmmaker, Ten Rings agent Jackson Norriss visits Trevor Slattery in Seagate Prison and interviews him about how he became involved with Aldrich Killian.
- 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.
- Coulson's Team goes to Jamaica, tipped off by John Garrett, to find a mysterious weapon that is connected to Ian Quinn. There, Grant Ward and Melinda May fight the weapon's guards but they escape with help from Phil Coulson.
- Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons learn that the weapon is Chitauri-inspired but augmented with Overkill technology.
- Phil Coulson meets with Luca Russo to coordinate a mission against Cybertek.
- Coulson's Team boards a train traveling from Verona to Zagreb because it carries a package that Ian Quinn bought and is being protected by Cybertek-hired mercenaries.
- Michael Peterson is removed from a Hyperbaric Chamber and fitted with a new prosthetic leg, before he kills Sofia and the other Cybertek employees who delivered it.
- Infiltration into Ian Quinn's Villa: Skye is shot twice in the abdomen by Quinn. Coulson's team raids Quinn's mansion and places Skye in the hyperbaric chamber.
- Ian Quinn is arrested by Coulson's team.
- Skye is taken to Zurich, Switzerland to see Dr. Jazuat in S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum.
- Raid of the Guest House: Coulson finds a room marked T.A.H.I.T.I. and is surprised to discover the corpse of an alien marked G.H. that is being drained of its bodily fluids.
- The Guest House is destroyed as Skye is miraculously healed by GH.325.
- Chase of Lorelei: Lorelei arrives in Death Valley, stopping at a roadside in where she enthralls newlywed Jimmy Mackenzie. Mackenzie drives Lorelei to Rosie's Desert Oasis in Nevada. There, Lorelei abandons and kills Mackenzie in favor of a local biker gang, the Dogs of Hell.
- Smith arrives in the hangar and is greeted by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who recruits him into HYDRA.
- The Dogs of Hell, led by Rooster, begin a string of robberies to appease Lorelei.
- Loki under the guise of Odin, orders Sif to go to Earth and apprehend Lorelei.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. detects Sif's arrival in Death Valley and send Coulson's Team there to meet her. After relaying information about Lorelei to them, Sif allies with the team to capture her. Phil Coulson asks Sif about what other extraterrestrial races she has encountered, hoping to discover what alien G.H. is.
- Lorelei enthralls the local law enforcement to act as her protection, and is tracked to Rosie's Desert Oasis by S.H.I.E.L.D. The enthralled distract both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Sif away from Lorelei, who enthralls Grant Ward to aid in her getaway.
- Lorelei and Ward arrive in Las Vegas, where she and Ward have sex after discussing plans for Lorelei's takeover.
- Sif and Coulson track Lorelei to Vegas, but find that she and Ward have already escaped.
- In order to rid themselves of Sif and S.H.I.E.L.D., Lorelei and Ward infiltrate the Bus by enthralling Leo Fitz, who detains Skye, Jemma Simmons, and Sif, even attempting to eject Sif from the plane. Coulson, pretending to be under Lorelei's thrall, releases Skye and Simmons and incapacitates Fitz. May fights with the enthralled Ward, while Sif manages to get back onto the Bus and duels Lorelei. Sif manages to overpower Lorelei and places the Asgardian Collar around her, silencing her. The enthralled are released from Lorelei's control almost instantly.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nicholas Cooper and Mark Smith try to discover the importance of the Scepter in the S.H.I.E.L.D. S.T.A.T.I.O.N..
- Agent Mark Smith goes to the gym so he can take his anger out on a punching bag. When he finishes and goes to the locker room for his duffel bag, he discovers a paper inside simply saying "Hangar SFC-5".
- Sif returns Lorelei to Asgard.
- Phil Coulson reveals to Skye that the GH.325 came from a Kree corpse, and promises that they will find the answers they need about Project T.A.H.I.T.I.
- After eavesdropping on the conversation, Melinda May calls Nick Fury from the Bus on a secret phone, telling him that Coulson knows about the alien.
- Nicholas Cooper discovers during a lunch break that the connection between the Scepter and the Tesseract is much simpler than he originally thought. But just as he makes the discovery, his former colleague, Mark Smith, shoots and kills him. Now a HYDRA operative, Smith takes the Scepter and begins to transport it to Wolfgang von Strucker with the help of Mark Basso.
- In Sokovia, a massive riot for justice breaks out, putting civilians against the police. During this riot, the Scepter is finally delivered to Wolfgang von Strucker, who immediately puts Doctor List to work.
- Simon has an incident in a pharmacy.
- Doctor List manages to reactivate Chitauri Guns with the power of the Scepter for HYDRA. After the guns are tested, List informs Strucker that they need living human test subjects. Strucker tells him that he can use any of the people from the continuing riot.
- List tells the rioters that he can give them the abilities to stand up to their oppressors if they volunteer to go with him. Twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff are among the many to go with him.
- List begins work on the Maximoff twins, excited to see the successful results of his experiments on the twins, following many failures. Subjection to the Scepter's energy gives the twins supernatural powers: Pietro gains super speed, while Wanda obtains telekinesis and energy projection.
- Search for the Clairvoyant: Phil Coulson attends a meeting with Jasper Sitwell, Victoria Hand, Felix Blake, John Garrett and his team to discuss the possible identities of the Clairvoyant. Sitwell is later ordered to report to the S.H.I.E.L.D. ship Lemurian Star.
- Skye becomes a level one agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- In Washington, D.C., Steve Rogers meets former soldier Sam Wilson on his morning jog. They discuss the difficulties of adapting to life after active service, and Wilson recommends Rogers listen to Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" album.
- Natasha Romanoff picks Rogers up and briefs him about their latest mission: rescuing hostages from the Lemurian Star, a S.H.I.E.L.D. ship which has been hijacked by Algerian pirates, led by Georges Batroc.
- Hijacking and Retaking of the Lemurian Star: That evening, Captain America and the Black Widow join agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. subdivision STRIKE as they recapture the Lemurian Star and rescue the hostages. After fighting the pirate leader Georges Batroc, Captain America discovers the Black Widow extracting data from the ship's computers, an element of the mission he was not informed about.
- At the Triskelion (S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters in Washington, D.C.), Steve Rogers confronts Nick Fury about keeping certain parts of the rescue mission secret from him. Fury shows him S.H.I.E.L.D.'s latest endeavor: Project Insight, three Helicarriers connected to orbital satellites and designed to preemptively eliminate potential threats. However, Rogers finds this project morally questionable.
- Rogers goes to the Smithsonian Institution's Captain America exhibit and reminisces about his time in World War II.
- He then visits Peggy Carter, who is now nearly 93 years old, in a retirement home.
- Sam Wilson hosts a counseling session for war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Rogers attends and listens to the testimony of a veteran named Garcia and Wilson's speech. 
- Deathlok critically injuries Felix Blake during the hunt for the Clairvoyant.
- Attack on Nick Fury: Fury leaves the Triskelion and contacts Maria Hill to arrange a meeting. On the way to the rendezvous point, he is attacked by assassins posing as police officers. He evades them, but is confronted by the Winter Soldier, who shoots a Disc Grenade under Nick Fury's SUV, forcing it to upturn. Severely injured, Fury escapes by using a "Mouse Hole" device to cut through the road and into the sewers.
- Steve Rogers returns to his apartment, where he finds Fury sitting in his living room. Fury manages to tell Rogers that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised and gives him the USB containing the data from the Lemurian Star. From the adjacent building, the Winter Soldier shoots and appears to fatally wound Fury. While his neighbor (who reveals herself to be an undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent codenamed "Agent 13") gets Fury to safety, Rogers pursues the Winter Soldier, but fails to catch him.
- Nick Fury is taken to a hospital in a critical condition. His heart stops during surgery, and the doctors are unable to revive him.
- After he is pronounced dead, Maria Hill collects his body. Rogers hides the USB Fury gave him in a vending machine.
- Believing Steve Rogers may be withholding information from S.H.I.E.L.D., Alexander Pierce questions him about the circumstances of Nick Fury's death. Rogers does not tell him about the USB or anything Fury said to him before he was shot. Pierce reveals that Fury hired Georges Batroc to hijack the Lemurian Star, and Natasha Romanoff's extraction of data from the computers was the real mission.
- Chase of Captain America: On his way back to the hospital to retrieve the USB, Rogers is attacked by several STRIKE operatives in an elevator, but manages to defeat all of them. He jumps out of the elevator to avoid arrest, drives away on his motorcycle and evades an attacking Quinjet. Pierce tells the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Rogers is now a wanted fugitive and must be hunted down.
- Rogers returns to the hospital, but the USB is no longer in the vending machine. Natasha Romanoff reveals that she has it, and explains who the Winter Soldier is.
- At an Apple computer store, Rogers and Romanoff try to read the data on the USB. While the information itself is inaccessible, they manage to trace back the location where the program was first written: a S.H.I.E.L.D. bunker in New Jersey. STRIKE operatives led by Brock Rumlow search for the fugitives, but do not find them.
- In Pensacola, Florida, Grant Ward kills Thomas Nash, a reject of the Index, when he threatens Skye. Ward is taken into custody on the Bus.
- Melinda May receives a message that Nick Fury is supposedly at the Triskelion.
- Stealing a car, Rogers and Romanoff drive to the location and he recognizes it as Camp Lehigh, the military training camp where he trained during World War II. In the bunker, they find an old supercomputer, and, inserting the USB, they reactivate the preserved consciousness of Arnim Zola. Zola explains that HYDRA has continued to operate within S.H.I.E.L.D. since its creation in the 1940's, and several S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives including Alexander Pierce, Jasper Sitwell and Brock Rumlow are actually sleeper agents for HYDRA. The information on the USB is an algorithm Zola produced for Project Insight. Before Rogers and Romanoff can get any more information from him, a S.H.I.E.L.D. fighter jet bombs the bunker, destroying the computers. Surviving the explosion, they once again evade S.H.I.E.L.D. capture.
- At his home, Alexander Pierce is visited by the Winter Soldier, and sets him a mission to terminate the fugitives. Renata witnesses the exchange and is killed by Pierce.
- Battle of Washington, D.C.: Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff seek refuge at Sam Wilson's home. He agrees to help them, and reacquires the EXO-7 Falcon flight harness he used while serving in the army. They abduct Jasper Sitwell and interrogate him about the nature of Project Insight. He reveals Arnim Zola's algorithm will seek out any individual or group that poses a threat to HYDRA. The Insight Helicarriers will then eliminate the targets, placing a majority of the East Coast at risk. The Winter Soldier attacks, kills Sitwell and battles Rogers. During the fight, Rogers removes the Winter Soldier's mask and recognizes him as Bucky Barnes. A S.H.I.E.L.D. team soon arrives and arrests Rogers, Romanoff, and Wilson.
- Maria Hill, disguised as an escort, rescues Rogers, Romanoff, and Wilson, and takes them to Nick Fury, who faked his death by means of an anti-stress serum created by Bruce Banner. They formulate a plan to stop Project Insight using three special computer chips that will reroute the Helicarriers' targeting system, forcing them to destroy each other.
- In order to establish a line of communication with Jemma Simmons, who has been transferred to the Hub as a consultant on Deathlok, Leo Fitz creates a hidden phone line but discovers the hidden phone line of Melinda May.
- Victoria Hand takes control of the Bus and sets it to dock with the Hub, believing Phil Coulson and his team may be part of a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Agent Hand sends two S.H.I.E.L.D. UAVs to kill John Garrett, whom she suspects along with Coulson of being part of the same conspiracy. Garrett manages to evade his attackers and docks with the Bus.
- With his suit damaged, Rogers breaks into the Smithsonian Institution and steals a 1940s Captain America costume on display.
- Battle at the Triskelion: Alexander Pierce invites the World Security Council to the Triskelion to show them a demonstration of Project Insight. Captain America infiltrates the headquarters and reveals the nature of Project Insight and the HYDRA infiltration to everyone present. Pierce takes the Council hostage, but Black Widow, disguised as Councilwoman Hawley, defends them and holds Pierce at gunpoint. She and Fury then upload all data regarding S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA to the public, and Fury executes Pierce after he kills the Council in an attempt to escape. Captain America and Sam Wilson, going by the codename Falcon, board the Helicarriers as they take off and manage to install two of the chips. On the last Helicarrier, Captain America is confronted by the Winter Soldier, and after a brutal altercation, Captain America manages to install the chip. The Helicarriers target each other and blow each other out of the sky; the Helicarrier holding Rogers and the Winter Soldier crashes into the Triskelion, reducing it to rubble. The Winter Soldier, slowly remembering his past life as Bucky Barnes, saves Captain America from drowning in the Potomac River.
- HYDRA sends out a coded message to all of its agents, ordering them to take direct control of S.H.I.E.L.D. Skye decodes the message, leading the team to conclude that Hand is the Clairvoyant and affiliated with HYDRA.
- Exposed to the public, HYDRA begins purging all infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. facilities in an attempt to retain control. The Cube and S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy are among the targeted facilities.
- Battle at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy: Anne Weaver, the director of the Academy, is contacted by Jemma Simmons and Antoine Triplett as HYDRA invades the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy. She warns them about the HYDRA infiltration before the connection is lost. During the battle, HYDRA release an Enhanced person. Weaver fights the Enhanced by herself, but then Tomas Calderon saves her and more students with his Quinjets squadron. 
- Battle at the Hub: The Bus lands at the Hub, where Garrett soon reveals that he is the Clairvoyant and an agent of HYDRA. Coulson's team are nearly killed by Garrett, but Agent Hand, having heard the exchange, saves them. All HYDRA agents present in the Hub are then detained.
- Battle at the Sandbox: Donnie Gill, a victim of the Faustus method, is used by HYDRA as a one-man army to take the Sandbox.
- Hand informs Isabelle Hartley that the Battle at the Hub is over.
- Coulson and Hand watch footage of Project Insight as they assess the losses of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Victoria Hand and Grant Ward escort John Garrett to the Fridge for incarceration, but midflight, Agent Hand was killed by Ward, revealing him to be Garrett's fellow HYDRA mole.
- Battle on the Iliad: HYDRA forces aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft carrier Iliad begin executing loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives. The Lead HYDRA Agent of the attack watches footage of Project Insight before killing Tim Maguire. Acting on orders from Nick Fury, Agents Bobbi Morse and Isabelle Hartley rescue Alphonso Mackenzie and Robert Gonzales. Together, they make their way to the bridge where Morse attempts to extract classified material from the ship's computers, though this places the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. agents onboard at risk. Having second thoughts, Morse resigns from her initial orders and works with her fellow agents in reclaiming the ship from HYDRA. Now acting solo, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents aboard the Iliad decide to start a new S.H.I.E.L.D. under Gonzales' command.
- The Winter Soldier goes to the Ideal Federal Savings Bank, where he finds two HYDRA scientists. He claims that Captain America is dead, but then attacks the scientists, feeling that they are responsible for the terrible actions he has done.
- However, when one man states that he has a daughter, the Winter Soldier lets him go, realizing that he wants no more blood on his hands.
- Grant Ward releases Raina from S.H.I.E.L.D custody.
- Skye and Coulson watch the news as they assess the secured bases of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Grant Ward and Raina arrive at the Barbershop Headquarters in Havana, Cuba. Here Raina meets the Clairvoyant for the first time and discovers he has no powers.
- In the Hub, Coulson's Team repair the Bus. While doing this, Phil Coulson receives a message from Glenn Talbot.
- S.H.I.E.L.D is declared a terrorist organization by the United States government.
- After receiving the message from Glenn Talbot, Coulson decides to leave the Hub. On the Bus, Skye deletes the identity of every member on their team, including Ward.
- Skye informs Ward that his identity has been deleted and Garrett instructs Raina to recreate the drug GH.325.
- Phil Coulson discovers Nick Fury's coordinates to Providence.
- Agent Kaminsky and others arrive in Cuba after being defeated at another S.H.I.E.L.D. facility. Garrett decides to hit the Fridge.
- May tells Coulson that Fury was not behind Project T.A.H.I.T.I..
- Raid of the Fridge: John Garrett and Grant Ward arrive at the Fridge and steal the 0-8-4 from Peru, the Gravitonium, the Berserker Staff, and Donnie Gill's icing machine. They also release from the Fridge many prisoners, including Marcus Daniels and Ian Quinn.
- Coulson's Team finds Providence and meets Eric Koenig. Here they are informed that the Fridge has been taken by HYDRA. Skye calls Ward, because she is worried about him, giving him the coordinates of Providence.
- Raina tells Ward and Garrett that the hard drive cannot be accessed without Skye's pass codes. Garrett sends Ward to obtain the pass codes or Skye herself.
- Maria Hill applies for a job at Stark Industries and is accepted.
- Grant Ward arrives at Providence, where he lies to the team about what happened at the Fridge and gives Skye the hard drive. Ward suggests to back it up now that they are at a secure facility, but Coulson wants her to first pull up a list of all the inmates at the Fridge.
- Ian Quinn arrives in Cuba and is presented with the Gravitonium by Garrett.
- 200 miles out of Portland, Marcus Daniels kills a fisherman so he can use his car to travel to Portland.
- After seeing Marcus Daniels on the list, Coulson decides to take a splinter team to capture him. Before they are allowed to leave the facility they have to go through an orientation on a Lie Detector.
- Daniels arrives in Portland where he goes after Audrey Nathan, his obsession. Before he could get to her she is saved by Jemma Simmons and Antoine Triplett, while Leo Fitz uses his D.W.A.R.F.s to capture him. This does not work.
- In Providence Skye tries to track the other freed prisoners, when she has the idea to hack a NSA satelite to get visuals on them.
- In Portland Fitz comes with the idea to use Audrey Nathan to draw Daniels.
- When Ward plans to kill Melinda May he noticed she is leaving the facility. He then goes after Koenig to kill him.
- In Canada, May is picked up by her mother Lian and she starts her search for Maria Hill.
- Ambush at the Outdoor Theater: On an outside stage Audrey starts playing the cello, drawing Blackout to her. Coulson and his team defeat him.
- Skye uses a tracking system to search for Eric Koenig. She finds his body in a storage room, after which she writes down a message for Coulson, saying Ward is HYDRA.
- The Bus is taken by Grant Ward who wants Skye to give up access codes to Coulson's Team Hard Drive.
- When Coulson and his team return at Providence they notice that the facility is empty and the Bus is gone.
- Natasha Romanoff goes to government hearings about the downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Maria Hill goes to Senate hearings about the downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D. As she leaves, she is confronted by Melinda May.
- Nick Fury talks to Captain America before leaving for Europe.
- Captain America and Falcon begin their search for the Winter Soldier.
- At a cafe, Grant Ward tries to obtain the codes from Skye, but she reveals that she already knows that Ward is a HYDRA agent and tries to flee, only to be captured by Deathlok who was sent by Garrett to help Ward with Skye.
- While attempting to make pancakes, Jemma Simmons finds the body of Eric Koenig. Simultaneously, Leo Fitz finds the message "Ward Is HYDRA" inscribed in a window of Providence.
- Attack on Providence: Maria Hill leads Glenn Talbot to Providence, but later she helps Coulson and his team escape from Talbot.
- Melinda May recovers the hard drive of Project T.A.H.I.T.I. from Coulson's fake grave.
- Deathlok threatens to kill Ward by cardiac arrest if Skye doesn't deliver the codes of the hard drive.
- Skye delivers the codes to Ward and Deathlok but installs a trojan horse in the drive.
- Phil Coulson rescues Skye using Lola.
- Phil Coulson learns from Melinda May that he was the one who was in charge of Project T.A.H.I.T.I.
- Deathlok kills drug lord Alejandro Castillo. Coulson's Team watches footage on the morning news.
- Coulson and his team arrive at Cybertek Corporate Headquarters and discover that John Garrett was the first Deathlok and that he plans to use the Centipede Serum to cure his own disabilities and to create an army of Deathloks.
- Fitz and Simmons find the Bus, but are captured by Ward and taken to Garrett. Fitz nearly kills Garrett by the use of an EMP but he and Simmons are forced to take refuge in a Medical Pod. Ward finds the two and ejects it into the sea.
- Raina injects Garrett with synthesized GH.325 which heals his failing organs and gives him superhuman strength but starts to give him a psychotic personality.
- Ian Quinn bargains with representatives of the United States Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. about the creation of an army of Deathlok Soldiers for the Military.
- Ambush at the Barbershop Headquarters: Coulson's Team arrive at the Barbershop Headquarters in Cuba but are ambushed by Centipede-enhanced soldiers controlled by Cybertek and Kaminsky, wielding the Berserker Staff. They use the Trojan horse computer program to discover the location of the Cybertek Manufacturing Facility.
- Raina declares to John Garrett that she is not in league with HYDRA. She is only interested in new ways of evolution.
- Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons are rescued from the sea by Nick Fury, who sends them to the Playground for recovery.
- Battle at Cybertek: Garrett kills one of the generals in attendance at Ian Quinn's presentation of the Deathlok soldiers. Raina and Quinn abandon the Cybertek facility, taking the Gravitonium with them, while Coulson's Team invade Cybertek with a group of U.S. Marines. Grant Ward tries to capture Skye, but Melinda May defeats him in a fight and he is taken into custody. Phil Coulson battles Garrett, but is outmatched. Fury arrives to aid Coulson, while Deathlok steps in to defend Garrett. Skye releases Ace Peterson, prompting Deathlok to turn on Garrett and fire a missile at him. The remaining Centipede agents are arrested, and Deathlok flees the scene. Garrett tries to upgrade himself with Deathlok parts, but Coulson vaporizes him with the 0-8-4 Weapon.
- Fury appoints Coulson as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and gives him a small device called "the Toolbox", which shows him coordinates to their new base, the Playground.
- Upon arriving at the base, the team meet Agent Billy Koenig, the identical twin brother of Eric Koenig.
- Coulson starts to experience the same side effects of the GH.325 that affected Garrett, rewriting the same symbols Garrett wrote.
- Raina visits Calvin Zabo and tells him that she had found his daughter, Skye.
- At the secret HYDRA facility where Loki's Scepter is being held, Wolfgang von Strucker assures the personnel that their work will continue in spite of HYDRA's recent loss at the Triskelion. As he observes Pietro and Wanda Maximoff practicing their abilities, Strucker comments that the "Age of Miracles" has begun.
- At the Captain America Exhibition, in the Smithsonian Institution, The Winter Soldier finds out who he really is, James Barnes.
- Under Kilgrave's influence, Jessica Jones kills Reva Connors. Jones rebels against Kilgrave's control and leaves Kilgrave, who is hit by a bus.
- Having almost been killed in the accident, Kilgrave searches the help of Doctor David Kurata and forces Jack Denton to donate both of his kidneys to him. Kurata is forced to perform the surgery on Kilgrave without any anesthesia to numb the pain, because the anesthesia nullifies Kilgrave's powers. Denton has a stroke from the shock of losing his kidneys. Kilgrave then ensures that his death has been faked and disappears, while Jessica Jones continues to believe that he died in the accident.
- Phil Coulson assigns Jemma Simmons the duty to infiltrate in HYDRA so she can give him multiple information about the terrorist organization. Secretly, Coulson assigns agent Bobbi Morse to protect Simmons as she also infiltrates in HYDRA.
- Felix Blake is released from hospital. Having found out about HYDRA, he disappears, angered that the S.H.I.E.L.D. he signed up for was not what he thought it to be. Bitter, he looks to find other people to align himself with who want to protect the world from aliens.
- Rosalind Price is transferred to the Washington, D.C. branch to serve as a special adviser to Congress.
- Without revealing that he has been doing the same, Phil Coulson gives Skye the assignment of translating the Words of Creation that were written on the Bus by John Garrett. During her investigation, she contacts Rising Tide, but they cannot help her.
- Phil Coulson has another episode where he is driven to carve strange symbols on the wall, which Melinda May records for him.
- Phil Coulson leaves the Playground to travel, looking for people across the globe who remain loyal to S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Under the orders of Ronan the Accuser, Korath the Pursuer leads a platoon of Sakaarans to take Nebula and Gamora to Praxius IX when a lead for the Orb appears there. However, the lead turns out to be false.
- Phil Coulson tells Melinda May that he is on a recruiting trip to London, but instead secretly meets with Sam Koenig in the United States to discuss Theta Protocol, a project created after the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D., to repair Helicarrier No. 64. Koenig mentions that Simmons is settling in at HYDRA, and Coulson tells him the Skye is doing well in her training with May, Antoine Triplett is now fully on the team and Leo Fitz is making a little progress. They also discuss the new recruits Lance Hunter, Isabelle Hartley and Idaho. He also asks for Koenig to keep looking for Robert Gonzales, who they believe is highly likely to be dead.
- Phil Coulson sends the group of mercenaries he has recently become involved with, (Lance Hunter, Isabelle Hartley and Idaho) to Alexandria, Virginia to buy a file from Roger Browning that contains information about the Obelisk, a mysterious artifact that HYDRA is looking for.
- The negotiation is interrupted by an assassin who kills Browning and escapes.
- Glenn Talbot gives an interview, saying that S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA are enemies of the United States of America and that he will do anything to defeat them.
- Coulson returns to the Playground and tells May about his supposed recruiting trip. He sends Skye to get information from their prisoner, Grant Ward. Ward tells her the history of Carl Creel and how HYDRA is communicating with him. She leaves before he can discuss her father.
- Creel attacks Glenn Talbot, but he is saved by Skye and Melinda May. As Creel is detained by the United States Armed Forces, May and Skye take Talbot to the Playground.
- Coulson tries to force Talbot to reveal information. He refuses and Coulson resorts to his back-up plan and knocks him out with an I.C.E.R..
- Creel uses his powers to become transparent and escape from his detainment.
- Infiltration into the Government Storage Warehouse: Coulson sends a team on a two-pronged mission: to obtain a Quinjet and retrieve the Obelisk. When Hartley finds the Obelisk, the Absorbing Man attacks. She grabs the object in order to defend herself, but instead it begins to kill her. Hartley, Hunter and Idaho attempt to escape to get Hartley medical attention, but Creel flips their S.H.I.E.L.D. SUV, killing both Idaho and Hartley. Hunter fakes being dead as Creel takes the alien artifact.
- Later, Sunil Bakshi approaches Daniel Whitehall to tell him that Creel was successful.
- Melinda May finds Idaho, Isabelle Hartley, and Lance Hunter's flipped SUV. Only Hunter has survived. Hunter tells May to pursue the Absorbing Man. While May chases Creel, Hunter is surrounded and taken by the United States Armed Forces.
- May tracks Creel to a restaurant. In the restaurant, Creel is accidentally touched by a waitress, and she turns to stone. Creel escapes the scene.
- At the Playground, Skye and Antoine Triplett arrive back in the newly acquired Quinjet as they learn of the deaths of Hartley and Idaho. Alphonso Mackenzie looks over the jet's cloaking technology so it can be duplicated for the Bus.
- Hunter is collected by Glenn Talbot, who asks him to betray Phil Coulson because there is a senator who wants his arrest. Hunter wants Hartley to have an honorable funeral in return. Hunter tells Talbot that in return for a proper burial for Hartley and two million dollars, he will hand over Coulson in the next two days.
- When Hunter returns to the Playground, Coulson already knows that Hunter has talked to Talbot. He sends Skye to pack the deceased's possessions.
- Fitz finds the DNA file on the Absorbing Man and decides that he will help in his capture. Mackenzie helps a struggling Fitz to decode his old work to find a solution.
- In the night, Raina visits Creel and gives him a ring that will help him fight against the adverse effects that the Obelisk is having on him. However, unbeknownst to him, the ring contains a tracking device. Raina contacts Coulson and tells him about the tracking device.
- Chase of Carl Creel: Coulson's men track Creel and travel to his location to catch him. Hunter, however, takes things into his own hands and incapacitates May, Triplett and Skye with an I.C.E.R.. When Creel goes to meet Sunil Bakshi in a public park to deliver the Obelisk, Hunter tries to shoot Creel. During the commotion caused by the gunshot, Raina takes the briefcase containing the artifact. As Hunter and Creel battle, Coulson uses the Overkill Device to destabilize and neutralize the Absorbing Man.
- At Hartley's funeral, Hunter decides to join S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Later, Skye and May discuss Coulson's attitude. May confronts Coulson and convinces him to release his urge to carve Words of Creation he has resisted for 18 days since his last episode. He carves the symbols in a blackened room as May documents the incident.
- Raina delivers the Obelisk to Skye's father, who shows her that she can touch it without dying.
- Brock Rumlow awakes from his coma. He watches a report on the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. from his hospital bed. Disillusioned and furious at HYDRA's defeat and Alexander Pierce's death, he assaults his nurse and escapes.
- Recovering some items from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Research and Development labs, Brock Rumlow sets up an arms sale to draw out HYDRA agents, on whom he opens fire to send the message that he no longer works for them, while getting some satisfaction by subjecting them to the pain that he suffered himself.
- Rocket Raccoon chases Baldo through the hub space port on Paramatar. Baldo escapes into a forest but is ambushed by Groot. The duo apprehend him.
- They take Baldo downtown and hand him over to D'Xtar. Rocket is outraged when D'Xtar only pays them 400 credits despite the fact that the bounty on Baldo was 900. Sick of being cheated, the pair think their luck is changing when a woman leads them into a bar promising them free drinks. Unfortunately, they discover that it is a trap and that a bounty has been placed on Rocket when they are ambushed by bounty hunters. Rocket produces his Laser Cannon, causing huge damage to the bar and confusion among the bounty hunters.
- Six months after the supposed death of Kilgrave, Trish Walker finally finds out that her adopted sister, Jessica Jones, has become a private investigator.
- Suddenly, Groot grabs Rocket. Rocket is shocked and hurt by his friend's betrayal. When some bounty hunters surround them, Rocket shoots off the end of Groot's finger to escape from his grip. Rocket is chased through the streets by both Groot and the bounty hunters. He escapes into a building by tapping the wires of a lock. He runs into a bounty hunter who is sick of Rocket collecting bounties he feels he deserves, and prepares to kill him.
- Groot then crashes through the wall. Rocket informs him that the bounty hunter put the bounty on him to thin out the competition. Groot threatens the bounty hunter, who cancels the bounty on Rocket. Groot then reveals that betraying Rocket was an act so that Rocket would attack him and make him angry, as he is a better fighter in that state. Rocket is thankful and the two leave.
- The Nova Empire and the Kree Empire sign a peace treaty, stopping the ongoing war between the two. Ronan the Accuser refuses to submit to the treaty and becomes a terrorist, repeatedly terrorizing Xandarian space.
- The Ravagers are hired by a Xandarian merchant called the Broker to recover the Orb from the planet Morag.
- Battle of Morag: In an attempt to separate from the Ravagers, Star-Lord travels to Morag alone and recovers the Orb, but is attacked by Korath the Pursuer and his Sakaaran mercenaries. They chase Quill off-planet. Quill then makes contact with Yondu Udonta and informs him of his separation. Yondu then orders a bounty on Quill's head.
- Ronan murders a Xandarian Nova Corps operative that had been sent by Irani Rael to negotiate a ceasefire.
- Korath informs Ronan the Accuser of Quill's taking of the Orb, and sends Gamora to retrieve it, not realizing that she is actually working for the Collector.
- Attack on Peter Quill: Star-Lord travels to Xandar and attempts to give the Orb to the Broker, but upon learning that Ronan the Accuser seeks it for himself, the Broker cancels the deal. Gamora attacks Quill and makes off with the Orb. Two criminals, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, attempt to capture Quill to collect Yondu Udonta's bounty, and they, Quill, and Gamora are all apprehended by the Nova Corps and imprisoned on the Kyln.
- Gamora is nearly killed by vengeful inmates led by Drax the Destroyer, whose wife and daughter were murdered by Ronan, but is saved by Quill. Upon learning that the Collector is willing to pay a substantial amount for the Orb, Quill, Rocket, and Groot agree to help Gamora escape the Kyln in exchange for splitting the payment between the four of them.
- Yondu Udonta and Kraglin visit the Broker, who reveals to them the nature of the Orb.
- Ronan the Accuser is summoned by Thanos to discuss Gamora's desertion. Ronan kills the Other and berates Thanos for not taking the situation seriously. Thanos ignores Ronan's insults and threatens to destroy him if he does not bring him the Orb.Nebula replaces Gamora as Ronan's assistant in the crusade.
- Escape from the Kyln: Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot stage a mass breakout on the Kyln. Assisted by Drax the Destroyer, they shut down the prison's power, triggering emergency containment procedures, and then hijack the prison's watchtower, where they shut down the artificial gravity and pilot the watchtower to the prison's hanger bay via hacked security drones. They reclaim the Orb and escape in Quill's ship, the Milano, but Quill remains behind to recover his walkman headset. He manages to regroup with the others, and they flee from the system.
- Ronan and Nebula invade the Kyln but find that Gamora has already fled. Before leaving, Ronan orders for the prison to be "cleansed".
- The Milano arrives at Knowhere, where Gamora schedules a meeting with the Collector. While waiting, the group spend time in the Boot of Jemiah, where Drax, Rocket, and Groot bet on Orloni fights. Star-Lord makes advances towards Gamora, who violently rejects him. Drax and Rocket, both drunk, get into a fight, after which Drax storms off and the rest of the group are summoned by the Collector.
- Skirmish on Knowhere: They give the Orb to him and he opens it, revealing the Infinity Stone inside. After explaining the stone's origins, the Collector prepares to give the group their payment. His slave, Carina, grabs the stone in order to free herself from slavery, but the power overwhelms and kills her. A massive explosion destroys the Collector's Museum, and Gamora reseals the stone into the Orb. Ronan, Nebula, and their Sakaaran allies are summoned to Knowhere by a vengeful Drax, who is subdued in battle with Ronan. Nebula pursues Gamora into space, leaving her stranded and nearly killing her. While Ronan and his minions make off with the Orb, and Star-Lord contacts the Ravagers to pick up him and Gamora, giving her his helmet to survive.
- After leaving Knowhere, Ronan contacts Thanos and betrays him, deciding to keep the Infinity Stone for himself, grafting it into his hammer. Nebula chooses to remain with Ronan out of spite for Thanos.
- On Knowhere, Groot convinces Rocket to rescue Star-Lord and Gamora.
- On the Eclector, Star-Lord and Gamora negotiate a truce with the Ravagers, agreeing to give the Orb to them if they help them stop Ronan from using it to destroy Xandar. Rocket, Groot, and Drax suddenly arrive and threaten to destroy the mothership with a Hadron Enforcer, but Star-Lord is able to stop him. Star-Lord's group and the Ravagers formulate a plan to hijack Ronan's ship, the Dark Aster, and kill him.
- Star-Lord contacts Nova Corps officer Rhomann Dey and warns him of Ronan the Accuser's attack. Dey forwards the news to Nova-Prime Irani Rael, who prepares Xandar's defenses.
- Battle of Xandar: The Dark Aster arrives at Xandar, and the entire Nova Corps fleet is sent in to intercept it. A Ravager fleet led by Yondu Udonta arrives, distracting the Dark Aster. The Milano, carrying Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer, slips through the chaos and infiltrates the Aster. Rocket Raccoon, piloting the Warbird, aids the Nova Corps and Ravagers in dealing with the Sakaarans. The Nova Corps fleet sets up a force shield to keep the Aster from landing. All Sakaaran ground and air forces are subdued, but Ronan, using the Infinity Stone inside the Orb, decimates the entire Nova Corps fleet, including Denarian Garthan Saal. Onboard the Dark Aster, Gamora duels Nebula, who escapes on a hijacked M-ship. Drax kills Korath the Pursuer and Groot slays the rest of the Sakaaran soldiers, and the group then converge on Ronan, who defeats them with ease. Rocket pilots the Warbird through the Aster and into Ronan, incapacitating him and damaging the vessel and causing it to crash into Xandar. Groot shields his comrades in a cocoon of branches to protect them from the crash, and is pulverized in the impact.
- Ronan emerges from the wreckage unscathed and prepares to destroy Xandar with the Infinity Stone, but Star-Lord distracts him, allowing Rocket and Drax to destroy his hammer with the Hadron Enforcer, freeing the stone. Star-Lord catches the stone and, with Gamora, Rocket, and Drax sharing its burden, uses it to destroy Ronan. Gamora then seals the stone in a new makeshift container, and instead of giving it to the Ravagers, Star-Lord gives them a decoy. The stone is then taken by the Nova Corps and contained.
- Star-Lord's group receive medical attention.
- On Knowhere, a downtrodden Collector is licked by the dog Cosmo and mocked by one of his old collections, Howard the Duck.
- Star-Lord's group, now calling themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy, are exalted for their heroics and their criminal records are expunged. Departing in a repaired Milano, the group depart Xandar in search of adventure. They bring a sapling cut of Groot with them, which begins to regenerate.
- Having grown a bit bigger, on the Milano Groot begins to dance to "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 behind Drax, freezing whenever Drax looks his way.
- Nebula is captured by the Sovereign attempting to steal Anulax Batteries.
- Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon have fun flying together using Aero-Rigs.
- Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Skye record a birthday message video for Jemma Simmons for her 27th birthday, as she is not at the base with them, instead on an assignment for Coulson at HYDRA. They tell her to make a wish and then blow out the candle for her. Leo Fitz, still believing that Simmons left to see her parents, records a more personal message, asking her to say "hi" to her parents for him, and promising her that they will see each other soon.
- Agent Jemma Simmons, undercover within HYDRA per Phil Coulson's request, goes to her new workplace in HYDRA Laboratories.
- In the Playground, Coulson alerts Melinda May that HYDRA have captured Agent 33.
- Simmons discovers that HYDRA is looking for Donnie Gill, whom she knows from their previous encounter, and that they are studying his abilities.
- In Marrakech, Gill is found by two HYDRA agents. He freezes one of them and takes his cell phone.
- Simmons meets with Coulson and tells him about Gill, and that she believes he must have gained some kind of powers after he was struck by lightning. Coulson decides that they must try to recruit Gill before HYDRA reaches him.
- Brock Rumlow awakes from his coma. He watches a report on the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. from his hospital bed. Disillusioned and furious at HYDRA's defeat and Alexander Pierce's death, he assaults his nurse and escapes.
- Skye tries to get information from Grant Ward. Ward tells her that he was never loyal to HYDRA, only to Garrett. He also tells her about HYDRA's protocol when it concerns the "gifted", which is to either recruit or kill them.
- Donnie Gill goes to a freighter. He stands near it and freezes the water.
- Sunil Bakshi accuses Simmons of lying for not telling him that she knew about Project Blizzard, the project that gave powers to Gill. She covers by saying that she did not know who the subject of the project was until yesterday, which is true. Bakshi asks if she is loyal to HYDRA, to which Simmons simply replies that she is loyal to science.
- Coulson and his team hear about the frozen ship in the sea. They prepare to leave on the Bus.
- Bakshi brings together a group of agents with Simmons to go and find Gill.
- Fitz is shocked when he enters Grant Ward's cell. Ward tries to explain himself to Fitz, to no avail. Furious, Fitz explains what Ward has done to him, and starts draining the oxygen from his cell. Ward tells him that Coulson and the others do not understand that Gill was brainwashed and was used by HYDRA to take the Sandbox in one of the battles during the HYDRA Uprising. Fitz tells Mack about Gill and that they have to alert Coulson.
- Battle on the Maribel del Mar: At the freighter, Mack calls Coulson and tells him about Gill being brainwashed by HYDRA. Coulson orders his team to stop HYDRA from talking to Gill to prevent the brainwashing from being triggered again. When May notices Simmons, she takes out Hunter so as to prevent him from killing her, as he does not know who she is. Alerted by the noise, Gill runs. Coulson orders his team to maintain Simmons' cover.
- Gill runs into Bakshi, who speaks the brainwashing code to him and Gill falls under his sway. Bakshi orders Gill to freeze the ship, but he is shot by Skye. Gill falls into the ocean.
- Skye monitors channels, trying to learn if someone has found Gill's body. Skye tells May that she does not understand why Coulson did not tell anyone about Simmons, but May simply states that she will handle it.
- Coulson goes to talk to Fitz, reminding him that he is still an important part of the team, but that he saw what he did to Ward. Fitz says that he is not a killer. Coulson explains that he hates Ward as much as him, but they need to find out more about HYDRA from him. Coulson reveals to him that Simmons is on assignment, and that is why she has made no contact. He also tells Fitz that is a lot more he is hiding.
- Whitehall tells Bakshi that S.H.I.E.L.D. is becoming a problem and he wants to know who is in charge. Agent 33 then reveals herself, now brainwashed and loyal to Whitehall.
- Ward reveals to Skye that her father is still alive and he wants to meet with her.
- Recovering some items from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Research and Development labs, Brock Rumlow sets up an arms sale to draw out HYDRA agents, on whom he opens fire to send the message that he no longer works for them, while getting some satisfaction by subjecting them to the pain that he suffered himself.
- Battle on Sovereign:
- The Guardians of the Galaxy are hired by Ayesha, the High Priestess of the Sovereign, to defeat the Abilisk: a beast who is slowly devouring her home planet's power source, the special Anulax Batteries. They agree to kill the monster in exchange for Nebula, whom the Sovereign captured not long after the Battle of Xandar.
- The team defeat the beast by exposing a cut on its neck, and Gamora using her sword to stab into the cut and slice down through the Abilisk.
- After the battle, the Guardians meet with Ayesha, and Nebula is handed over as promised.
- They intend to leave Sovereign peacefully, however, Rocket Raccoon has decided to take some Anulax Batteries for himself. When this is discovered, it angers Ayesha and the Sovereign people.
- Escape from the Sovereign Fleet: The Sovereign send their fleet to chase and attack the Guardians of the Galaxy, heavily damaging the Milano. The group is forced to crash-land on a nearby planet, but before the Sovereign fleet can kill them, it is single-handedly destroyed by Ego. On landing on the planet, Berhert, the Guardians argue, when Ego suddenly lands and reveals himself to be Quill's father.
- On Contraxia, Yondu Udonta has a run-in with Stakar Ogord, nearly 20 years after Ogord banished him for child trafficking. Ogord reiterates Yondu's exile from the greater Ravager community, despite his protests. Ayesha then arrives and hires Yondu to recapture the Guardians.
- Ego invites Quill to return to his home with his protégée Mantis. Quill is cautious, and speaks to Gamora about his concerns regarding Ego's claims, but she reassures him that things will turn out alright. Meanwhile, Drax and Mantis are acquainted.
- Gamora, Drax, and Star-Lord leave with Ego and Mantis to Ego's planet. Rocket and Groot remain to repair the Milano and guard Nebula.
- Mantis demonstrates her empathetic abilities to the trio on Ego's Ship as they travel.
- The Ravagers land on Berhert, where the Milano crash-landed. As they approach the ship to kidnap the Guardians, they step into Rocket Raccoon's traps.
- Attack on Berhert: Rocket enjoys setting off several traps for them, taking down numerous Ravagers, but he is forced to give in when Yondu Udonta arrives and threatens him with his Yaka Arrow. However, when Yondu shows reluctance to turn Quill over to the Sovereign, some of the group question whether he is being too soft, and Ravager Taserface uses the opportunity to lead a mutiny against him. Nebula tricks Groot into releasing her, claiming that she will help, but instead she shoots Yondu's fin, knocking him out and helping the Ravagers. Groot, Udonta, and Rocket are incarcerated on the Ravagers' ship, the Eclector.
- Quill, Gamora, Drax, Ego, and Mantis arrive at Ego's home: a living planet that is an extension of his body. Ego explains that he is a god-like being called a Celestial, and he created a humanoid avatar to travel across the galaxy and interact with other species.
- Yondu Udonta and Rocket Raccoon are forced to watch as Yondu's loyal men are killed, thrown out the airlock of the Eclector.
- Nebula is given a ship in return for having helped the Ravagers, and leaves to pursue her sister and get revenge on her.
- Ego teaches Quill to access and manipulate the power within his planet, to Quill's amazement.
- Drax becomes friendly with Mantis, who anxiously begins to attempt to reveal a secret about Ego, before being interrupted by Gamora, asking for Mantis to take them to where they will be staying.
- Rocket and Yondu are thrown in a cell, to be delivered to the Kree in the morning. In their imprisonment, Rocket and Yondu discover they are very alike, and Yondu shares his low opinion of Ego, who originally hired Yondu's Ravagers to deliver Quill after his mother's death. Meanwhile, Groot is spared, but humiliated by Taserface's men.
- Once the Ravagers have gone to sleep, Groot walks away, dejected, and goes to Yondu and Rocket's cell. Yondu calls him over, and gives him instructions on how to find a prototype version of his fin in the captain's quarters, to aid their escape. Groot excitedly runs off to find it, but Rocket is skeptical as to whether Groot understood the instructions.
- Groot returns, but with Yondu's underwear. They send him back several times, but he does not understand, bringing useless and strange items like a severed toe and a large desk.
- Escape from the Eclector:
- Soon before the morning, Groot goes one final time to find the fin, but yet again retrieves the wrong item. Kraglin Obfonteri sees this, however, and assists Groot in taking the fin and freeing Yondu, who forgives Kraglin and tells him to prepare the Quadrant for their escape.
- Together, Rocket, Groot, and Yondu walk through the Eclector to make their escape. The Ravagers are alerted and woken, but as they rush to stop the escape, Yondu uses the Yaka Arrow, controlled by his new fin, to kill all of them. Taserface alerts the Sovereign of the escape, and gives them the coordinates of Ego's planet so they can go after Yondu and the Guardians, before Yondu kills him as well in an explosion ignited by the Yaka Arrow.
- Rocket, Groot, Yondu, and Kraglin escape in a detachable section, and engage in a risky space maneuver of 700 consecutive jumps to reach Ego's planet in time to help Quill.
- Quill, happy to have found his father and his new powers, attempts to get Gamora to dance with him, and she eventually obliges. However, they quickly fall out, as Gamora is upset that Quill is valuing his biological father over the second family he found in their Guardians team. Gamora storms off to sit peacefully on her own in a field.
- Nebula arrives at Ego's planet in the ship from the Ravagers and tries to kill Gamora. Gamora fights back, and the two of them end up fighting in the caverns beneath the planet's surface. Gamora gets the upper hand, but lets her sister live. Nebula takes the opportunity to pin down Gamora, but changes her mind about killing her, satisfied with just having beaten her for once.
- The two sisters reach an uneasy truce, and together they explore the caverns beneath Ego's planet's surface.
- Ego and Peter Quill bond over the song Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. Ego then tells Quill that he wants to show him something.
- Mantis wakes Drax, desperate to warn him about Ego before it is too late.
- Gamora and Nebula are concerned as they approach a sinister cave.
- Ego reveals his master plan to Quill: he travelled the universe and planted seedlings on thousands of worlds, so that he could terraform them into new extensions of himself. However, he needed a second Celestial's power to activate the seedlings, so he conceived children with hundreds of women all across the galaxy and hired Yondu's Ravagers to collect them.
- Meanwhile, Gamora and Nebula discover hundreds of skeletal remains in the cave; the remains of Ego's children.
- Ego reveals that every child of his was killed when they proved unable to access Celestial power, but Quill is the first able to harness the power, and Ego uses him to activate all the seedlings. His "expansion" begins, as he uses Quill to activate the seeds' terraforming, that will eventually consume all those worlds, and every person on them.
- As Rocket, Groot, Yondu, and Kraglin come to the end of their dangerous 700 jumps, one of the jumps passes by a conversation between the Watchers and one of their informants. Once the interruption has passed, the informant continues telling his tales to the Watchers, from where he's been planted at different points in time.
- Quill is hypnotised by Ego's power until Ego reveals he deliberately caused the death of Quill's mother. Quill breaks free of his trance and fights back.
- On Earth, Xandar, and all other planets that have Ego's seeds, the process of terraforming begins. In Missouri, the source of the Earth seedling, people admire the biomass, but when it begins to grow, the citizens run and drive away as fast as they can. One of the people escaping is Peter Quill's Grandfather.
- Battle on Ego's Planet:
- Mantis informs Gamora, Drax and Nebula of Ego's plan just as Rocket, Groot, Yondu, and Kraglin arrive. Reunited, the Guardians blast through layers of Ego to get to his core and kill him.
- As the Guardians fight their way through to the core, a fleet of Sovereign Omnicrafts arrives following Taserface's information, to kill the Guardians. The team retaliate against the Sovereign while having to fight Ego himself.
- Rocket sends Groot into the thick shell at the core of Ego's planet, protecting Ego's brain, to plant a bomb with the Anulax Batteries and kill him.
- Mantis attempts to keep Ego at bay by trying to make him sleep, while Quill and Yondu defeat the Sovereign. Their ship is destroyed, but the duo escape unharmed.
- As Ego looks likely to win, the Guardians put in a final push of attack. Groot plants the bomb and most of the Guardians escape, while Quill remains to battle his father, using his access to Ego's celestial power.
- When the bomb explodes, Ego dies and the planet collapses. Yondu gives his spacesuit to Quill to save him, sacrificing himself as he dies in the atmosphere of space.
- The Watchers become tired of their informant's stories and walk away, leaving him concerned as to how he will return home.
- Nebula reconciles with Gamora, but chooses to leave anyway, to finds a way to kill Thanos once for all. The two part as caring sisters.
- The Guardians give Yondu a traditional Ravager funeral, and dozens of Ravagers, including Stakar Ogord, arrive to pay their respects, releasing a string of fireworks.
- Kraglin Obfonteri tries to use Yondu's fin and Yaka Arrow, but accidentally fires the arrow into Drax's shoulder, causing him to scream in pain.
- The Ravager leader Stakar Ogord is moved by the death of Yondu, his friend and former teammate, and reunites with fellow ex-teammates Charlie-27, Aleta Ogord, Mainframe, and Krugarr, to reform their old team.
- Adam Warlock is created by the leader of the Sovereign, Ayesha, in order to find a way to kill the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Darren Cross posts on Google+ saying "The ability to create life artificially with such ease? Times are indeed changing. (Link - http://www.wired.com/2014/11/opentrons-bio-robots/)".
- Jonathan Pangborn is admitted to hospital for recovery. He is given treatment three times a week for the next few weeks.
- Pangborn has x-rays taken of his serious injuries and the operations performed.
- Pym Technologies posts on Google+ saying "Pym Technologies has been supporting ideas for improved sensory-technology. Swarm robots with no sensory limitations? We think yes. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_robotics)."
- A fire occurs in the church of Santa Maria de las Flores in Miami, Florida. The entire church burns down, except for a painting which is over 500 years old. This painting has the Words of Creation - alien signs Phil Coulson has been drawing, etched into its back. The priest of the church decides to organize an event so as to raise funds and rebuild the church.
- Darren Cross posts on Google+ saying "Extremely excited about virtual reality. Perhaps Pym Tech can take VR a step further? (Link - http://mashable.com/2014/12/18/street-view-virtual-reality/)".
- WHiH World News posts late at night on Google+ saying "S.H.I.E.L.D. heavily connected to government conspiracies? More at 10."
- Jonathan Pangborn leaves Metro-General Hospital in order to find a new way to heal his injuries. He spends the next five months trying many different spiritual treatments.
- Darren Cross posts on Google+ saying "The near-future of tech will change the world. And Pym Tech will be a part of that change. Happy New Year! http://mashable.com/2014/12/22/tech-trends-2015".
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- ↑ In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it is stated on the reasoned date of January 10, 2014 that the Odessa Winter Soldier attack was "5 years ago."
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.13: T.R.A.C.K.S.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.02: 0-8-4
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 In 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.
- ↑ 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
- ↑ In Pilot, Peterson says to his son, "What do you say we go out to your aunt Mindy's this weekend?" This implies that it is not currently the weekend. September 9, 2013 was a Monday.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 In 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.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 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.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Jessica Jones: 1.05: AKA The Sandwich Saved Me
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.03: The Asset
- ↑ In The Asset, the agents discuss how "this weekend, Quinn worldwide's got its annual shareholders gathering." September 21, 2013 is a Saturday, fitting with this statement.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Luke Cage: 1.02: Code of the Streets
- ↑ 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.04: Eye-Spy
- ↑ Thor: Crown of Fools
- ↑ In the comic Thor: Crown of Fools, Thor mentions that the Nine Realms are still in constant chaos, meaning that the War of the Nine Realms has not ended yet. The events of this comic must happen one month before the main events of Thor: The Dark World, which starts on November 9, 2013.
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.05: Girl in the Flower Dress
- ↑ Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic
- ↑ Daredevil: 2.07: Semper Fidelis
- ↑ 23.00 23.01 23.02 23.03 23.04 23.05 23.06 23.07 23.08 23.09 23.10 23.11 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.06: FZZT
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.10: AKA 1,000 Cuts
- ↑ Thor: The Dark World Prelude
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.07: The Hub
- ↑ 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 Thor: The Dark World
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 28.2 Producer Craig Kyle states that Thor has been fighting for "over a year" since The Avengers when Thor: The Dark World picks up. When Thor returns to kiss Foster, a "November 2013" calendar can be seen behind her. Along with the real time policy, this all fits as being set in November 2013.
- ↑ 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.08: The Well
- ↑ The events of The Well are set shortly after Thor: The Dark World. The timeline of the first half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 has been somewhat modeled around Thor: The Dark World.
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Prequel Infinite Comic
- ↑ 32.00 32.01 32.02 32.03 32.04 32.05 32.06 32.07 32.08 32.09 32.10 32.11 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.09: Repairs
- ↑ Captain America: Homecoming
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.01: Laws of Nature
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.10: The Bridge
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.11: The Magical Place
- ↑ In The Magical Place, Simmons states that "it's been 36 hours since Agent Coulson was taken."
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 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 Turn, Turn, Turn, Coulson says that he was "tortured for 3 days."
- ↑ James Gunn detailed how Nathan Fillion originally had a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as actor Simon Williams, appearing on posters for films he has appeared in, on display at a film festival. The rights to make Steve Jobs were acquired 3 days after his death, and then it took 1476 days before it was released. Assuming the rights to make Tony Stark were acquired 3 days after "I am Iron Man", so November 28, 2009, the film would have come out around December 13, 2013.
- ↑ 42.00 42.01 42.02 42.03 42.04 42.05 42.06 42.07 42.08 42.09 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 42.36 42.37 42.38 42.39 42.40 42.41 42.42 42.43 42.44 42.45 42.46 42.47 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.12: Seeds
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 47.00 47.01 47.02 47.03 47.04 47.05 47.06 47.07 47.08 47.09 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.03: Making Friends and Influecing People
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 50.0 50.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Chase
- ↑ 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 Seeds 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.
- ↑ 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.14: T.A.H.I.T.I.
- ↑ In T.A.H.I.T.I., it is depicted and said that Skye was shot "yesterday."
- ↑ 54.00 54.01 54.02 54.03 54.04 54.05 54.06 54.07 54.08 54.09 54.10 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.15: Yes Men
- ↑ In Who You Really Are, Coulson refers to his last encounter with Sif as being "last year." The events of Who You Really Are have to occur in March 2015 (see other references to the timespan of A Fractured House to Avengers: Age of Ultron), therefore placing Yes Men (the last encounter with Sif) in 2014.
- ↑ 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude - This Scepter'd Isle
- ↑ In Shadow Hawk Takes Flight, Simon tells Danny, on February 10, 2016, that his incident "was 2 years ago", placing it around March 2014.
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.02: Shadow Hawk Takes Flight
- ↑ 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.16: End of the Beginning
- ↑ 60.00 60.01 60.02 60.03 60.04 60.05 60.06 60.07 60.08 60.09 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 Captain America: Civil War Prelude
- ↑ 61.0 61.1 In Captain America: Civil War, Sam Wilson says to Natasha Romanoff, "Aren't you the same woman who told the government to kiss her ass a few years ago?" The date of him saying this is definitively June 2016 (the same day that the news says Lagos was "last month," with that date given by WHiH, see other references). This would imply Captain America: The Winter Soldier is about 3 years prior to Captain America: Civil War. However, later on, Wilson says that they "looked for [the Winter Soldier] for 2 years." The reasoned date for the search beginning is January 15, 2014. This is 2 years and 5 months, which fits as 2 years, but also a high 2 years that can be referred to as "a few years." It also falls as inline as possible with the mention in Shadows of "winter" occurring following the film's events, with the film being as early as possible in 2014, taking into account Yes Men and End of the Beginning (see other references to the timespan between Seeds and Yes Men). Placing Captain America: The Winter Soldier in January 2014 also still fits as "2 years" after The Avengers (May 2012), as stated by Scarlett Johansson. It is 1 year and 8 months, which rounds up, as well as fitting with the crude math of 2014-2012=2 years. It also fits perfectly with all the timeline references in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1.
- ↑ Rogers tells Romanoff that he is "95," definitively placing this between July 4, 2013 and July 3, 2014. January 2014 falls perfectly in the middle of this.
- ↑ 63.0 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.17: Turn, Turn, Turn
- ↑ 64.0 64.1 64.2 The events of End of the Beginning are set before and concurrently with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while Turn, Turn, Turn is set concurrently and shortly after. The timeline of the second half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 has been somewhat modeled around Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- ↑ 65.0 65.1 65.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.15: One Door Closes
- ↑ 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 Captain America: Civil War Prelude Infinite Comic
- ↑ 67.00 67.01 67.02 67.03 67.04 67.05 67.06 67.07 67.08 67.09 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.18: Providence
- ↑ 68.00 68.01 68.02 68.03 68.04 68.05 68.06 68.07 68.08 68.09 68.10 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.19: The Only Light in the Darkness
- ↑ 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
- ↑ 70.0 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.21: Ragtag
- ↑ 71.0 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.22: Beginning of the End
- ↑ In Hot Potato Soup, which is firmly in April 2017 (Wake Up must occur on April 16, 2017, see other references), Johnson says to Koenig, "We've known each other for 3 years." January 2014 fits as 3 years prior to April 2017.
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.03: AKA It's Called Whiskey
- ↑ 74.0 74.1 Jessica Jones: 1.02: AKA Crush Syndrome
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: ...Ye Who Enter Here
- ↑ 76.0 76.1 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.20: Scars
- ↑ Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to events which happened in our world, and it is assumed they happened on the same dates in the universe, for timeline purposes.
- ↑ Luke Cage: 1.01: Moment of Truth
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.14: Watchdogs
- ↑ 80.00 80.01 80.02 80.03 80.04 80.05 80.06 80.07 80.08 80.09 80.10 80.11 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.01: Shadows
- ↑ In Shadows, Skye tells Antoine Triplett, on the reasoned date of May 30th, that "Coulson put [her] on [looking up the alien symbols] a month ago."
- ↑ 82.00 82.01 82.02 82.03 82.04 82.05 82.06 82.07 82.08 82.09 82.10 82.11 82.12 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.02: Heavy is the Head
- ↑ In Heavy is the Head, May says to Coulson on the reasoned date of June 2nd, "It's been 18 days since your last episode."
- ↑ In Shadows, on returning to the Playground on the reasoned date of May 30th, May says to Coulson, "It's been 2 weeks."
- ↑ Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude: "Many Years Later"
- ↑ 86.0 86.1 The Marvel Cinematic Universe follows a general real time policy in most of Phase Two - set when the media is released when suitable.
- ↑ In Scars, the onscreen text shows a scene set immediately preceding Shadows as being "one year ago." The events of Scars have to occur in May 2015 (see other references to the placement of Avengers: Age of Ultron), with the reasoned date being May 7, 2015. A year prior to this places the scene in approximately late May 2014. Late May fits very nicely with Talbot's statement that Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. "managed to evade [Talbot and the military] for an entire winter." While this initially would suggest Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes place in November 2013 and Shadows picks up in March 2014, this is not possible, with it having to occur in 2014 (various time references in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 to spanning several months from September 2013 and a couple of months following Thor: The Dark World, "2 years" in Captain America: Civil War, see other references for more details). With the suggested timespan of Seeds to Yes Men putting Yes Men in early January 2014, it fits nicely with the end of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 following Captain America: The Winter Soldier immediately in mid-January. It can then be assumed that Talbot is referring to the remainder of winter (January-early March), and with it being now spring moving into summer, winter has come to a resolute, "entire" close. In Shadows, Coulson states, "Our plane's been gathering dust for months." The last time the Bus was used was January 18, 2014, which fits as 4½ months later. He also states that "in the months since [Simmons left], [Fitz has] grown isolated." The reasoned date for Simmons leaving is January 30, 2014, which fits as 4 months later. Brett Dalton also is quoted as saying, "Ward had a hell of a time in the cage by himself for 6 months, he had some suicidal tendencies, and once he comes to the end of wrestling with all of his demons, he makes a promise; to reunite Skye with her dad." The suicidal tendencies etc. refers to where we pick up in Shadows, but the promise to Skye is Making Friends and Influencing People. With that episode being mid-September (see other references to the stretch between Heavy is the Head and A Fractured House), the middle of these two dates - late May and mid-September, is mid-to-late July, which works nicely as 6 months after mid-January. With Talbot going for a walk with his son around midday in Shadows, it makes sense for this to be a Sunday, thereby finally dating it as May 29, 2014.
- ↑ 88.0 88.1 88.2 88.3 Shadows has to occur in May 2014 ("one year ago" from May 2015, "entire winter" preceding it, see other references), but A Fractured House has to take place no earlier than March 2015 (see other references to the timespan between A Fractured House and Avengers: Age of Ultron). There are undetermined spans of time between Heavy is the Head and Making Friends and Influencing People, Making Friends and Influencing People and Face My Enemy, and a mostly undetermined span between A Hen in the Wolf House and A Fractured House, other than when A Fractured House picks up, it does not seem that Morse and Hunter have been reunited for long. A 3½-month span is placed between Heavy is the Head and Making Friends and Influencing People, and Making Friends and Influencing People and Face My Enemy, then a span of under 2 months between A Hen in the Wolf House and A Fractured House, to stretch the first set of episodes to fill out the span of time reasonably.
- ↑ 89.0 89.1 89.2 89.3 Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy's Most Wanted
- ↑ Jessica Jones: 1.01: AKA Ladies Night
- ↑ 91.00 91.01 91.02 91.03 91.04 91.05 91.06 91.07 91.08 91.09 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 Guardians of the Galaxy
- ↑ 92.00 92.01 92.02 92.03 92.04 92.05 92.06 92.07 92.08 92.09 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude
- ↑ 93.0 93.1 At least a few days must have passed between the Battle of Xandar and the conversation between Star-Lord and Irani Rael, because the Guardians' wounds are completely healed, and the Milano has been rebuilt.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.05: 4,722 Hours
- ↑ In S.O.S. Part One, Ward says that Palamas endured "months of torture and mind control." She is freed when Whitehall dies on the reasoned date of March 31, 2015, and the reasoned date for her torture beginning is September 18, 2014, which fits as 6½ months.
- ↑ 96.0 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 In several instances, such as here and here, James Gunn is quoted as saying that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set 2 months after the end of Guardians of the Galaxy (with the latter also confirming it is set in "2014," which is corroborated in the film by the "1980" on-screen date, followed by "34 years later"). Here it is quoted as "a couple months" after, which implies about 2⅓ months. Here it is quoted as "3 months." Collecting all of these, the average is around 2⅓ months later. The end scene of Guardians of the Galaxy is dated as August 8, 2014, so 2⅓ months later is October 18, 2014. As for when the film is "set" - this could either reference when it picks up at the beginning, or when the middle of the film is set. The beginning of the film is the afternoon of the film's 1st day, and the middle of the film is the morning of the film's 3rd day, so the best day to assign the October 18, 2014 date to is the 2nd day, therefore meaning the film starts on October 17, 2014.
- ↑ In this live-stream, around the 46-minute mark, Gunn reveals that Yondu's funeral is only hours after his death.
- ↑ 98.0 98.1 98.2 Darren Cross: Google+ Posts
- ↑ 99.0 99.1 99.2 Doctor Strange
- ↑ Pym Technologies: Google+ Posts
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.04: Face My Enemy
- ↑ In Face My Enemy, the paper states that the fire was "last month." The reasoned date for this paper is January 9, 2015, putting the fire in December 2014.
- ↑ 103.0 103.1 WHiH World News: Google+ Posts
- ↑ In Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch, Joy says, on February 13, 2016, that Kennedy has been in a coma for "over a year", placing it around 13½ months prior, around December 29, 2014.
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.03: Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch
- ↑ Ant-Man