The BEST Episodes of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

Agent Phil Coulson from the film "The Avengers" returns to lead a small, highly skilled group of agents into the field.

S.O.S. (2)

#1 - S.O.S. (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2015

S.H.I.E.L.D. puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever.

star 8.48
2,526 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Beginning of the End

#2 - Beginning of the End

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 13, 2014

Dark secrets are revealed as Coulson and his team put everything on the line to stop Garrett and the forces of Hydra. But when the dust settles, Coulson will find that no one’s leaving this battle unscathed. And just when all hope seems lost, they’re joined by the one man who may be able to turn the tide–Nick Fury.

star 8.39
5,712 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Turn, Turn, Turn

#3 - Turn, Turn, Turn

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 8, 2014

Coulson and his team find themselves without anyone they can trust, only to discover that they are trapped with a traitor in their midst.

star 8.24
6,094 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
New Life

#4 - New Life

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 2, 2019

With time running short, the team will have to go TO HELL AND BACK to stop the end of everything. Who will survive?

star 8.23
1,457 votes
Writers: Brent Fletcher, Jed Whedon, Lilia Zuckerman, Nora Zuckerman
4,722 Hours

#5 - 4,722 Hours

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2015

After her dramatic rescue from another planet, Simmons is still reeling from her ordeal and reveals how she had to fight for her life in a harsh new world.

star 8.20
4,278 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Craig Titley
S.O.S. (1)

#6 - S.O.S. (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 12, 2015

S.H.I.E.L.D. puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever.

star 8.18
3,542 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
The End

#7 - The End

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2018

Coulson's life or death is the challenge the team finds themselves in, as the wrong decision will cause the destruction of Earth.

star 8.16
2,687 votes
Directors: Jed Whedon
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
World's End

#8 - World's End

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2017

With the surprising emergence of Ghost Rider, Coulson and the team attempt to stop Aida from ending the world.

star 8.15
4,548 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
What They Become

#9 - What They Become

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2014

Coulson and Whitehall's forces meet in an explosive confrontation that dramatically alters everyone's fates. Meanwhile, Skye discovers shocking secrets about her past.

star 8.13
4,547 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Maveth

#10 - Maveth

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2015

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra go head-to-head in a battle that will change Coulson's world forever. While Daisy and her team of Inhumans fight to keep Hydra at bay, Coulson and Fitz take the ultimate risk.

star 8.12
4,247 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Ascension (2)

#11 - Ascension (2)

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2016

Coulson and his team take on Hive before he can set off the warhead and transform the world's population into his Inhuman slaves. However, one team member will sacrifice themselves to stop the Inhuman leader.

star 8.08
4,551 votes
Writers: Jed Whedon
The Dirty Half Dozen

#12 - The Dirty Half Dozen

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 28, 2015

Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don't trust.

star 8.07
3,840 votes
Writers: Brent Fletcher, Drew Z. Greenberg
Self Control

#13 - Self Control

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

As more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., suspicion begins to turn to paranoia among the members of Coulson's team.

star 8.05
5,282 votes
Directors: Jed Whedon
Writers: Jed Whedon
Rewind

#14 - Rewind

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 22, 2017

With help from Lance Hunter, nothing will stop Fitz from finding the lost team as his secret journey is revealed.

star 8.03
3,346 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Craig Titley
Collision Course (2)

#15 - Collision Course (2)

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 12, 2019

No time for the team to play catch-up, there’s a planet to save.

star 8.03
1,594 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: Iden Baghdadchi
Yes Men

#16 - Yes Men

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 11, 2014

When Coulson and his team are attacked by Lorelei - a deadly seductress who escaped from Asgard - Lady Sif, her longtime nemesis, steps in to try to save them.

star 8.02
6,080 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Shalisha Francis
Inescapable

#17 - Inescapable

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

They've fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons' reunion.

star 8.02
1,663 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Daniel J. Doyle
No Regrets

#18 - No Regrets

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 18, 2017

The truth behind Fitz’s turn could bring down all of S.H.I.E.L.D.

star 8.02
5,106 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Paul Zbyszewski
The Return

#19 - The Return

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 9, 2017

Coulson and the team's victory in the Framework is short-lived, revealing an even deadlier enemy looming against them all.

star 8.02
4,569 votes
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Closure

#20 - Closure

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2015

Ward's campaign for revenge brings the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will do anything to settle the score.

star 8.00
4,032 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Brent Fletcher
End of the Beginning

#21 - End of the Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 1, 2014

Agents Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Triplett are back to help Coulson's team track down S.H.I.E.L.D.'s nefarious enemy--the Clairvoyant. But will Deathlok destroy them all to protect his master's identity?

star 7.99
6,020 votes
Directors: Bobby Roth
Writers: Paul Zbyszewski
Farewell, Cruel World!

#22 - Farewell, Cruel World!

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired May 2, 2017

Daisy and Simmons race against the clock to get the team out of the Framework, but not everyone is ready to leave.

star 7.98
4,943 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Brent Fletcher
Fun & Games

#23 - Fun & Games

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 5, 2018

With Daisy’s life on the line, an unexpected friend attempts to rescue her.

star 7.98
3,287 votes
Directors: Clark Gregg
Writers: Brent Fletcher
Many Heads, One Tale

#24 - Many Heads, One Tale

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2015

The S.H.I.E.L.D. team discovers dangerous truths about the ATCU, and Ward’s plans to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. takes a surprising twist.

star 7.98
4,050 votes
Directors: Garry A. Brown
Writers: DJ Doyle, Jed Whedon
T.R.A.C.K.S.

#25 - T.R.A.C.K.S.

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 4, 2014

Hot on the trail of the Clairvoyant, Coulson and his team board a mystery train that seems to be headed for certain death.

star 7.97
6,368 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Lauren LeFranc, Rafe Judkins