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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 30, 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.

Beginning of the End

#1 - Beginning of the End

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 8.64
3,065 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
S.O.S. (2)

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

Season 2 - Episode 22

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 8.57
2,022 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Turn, Turn, Turn

#3 - Turn, Turn, Turn

Season 1 - Episode 17

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 8.55
3,185 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
What They Become

#4 - What They Become

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.38
2,882 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
S.O.S. (1)

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

Season 2 - Episode 21

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 8.30
2,490 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Nothing Personal

#6 - Nothing Personal

Season 1 - Episode 20

Just when there's no one left to trust, Agent Maria Hill returns to team up with Coulson as S.H.I.E.L.D. is being destroyed around them.

star 8.28
3,025 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Paul Zbyszewski, DJ Doyle
End of the Beginning

#7 - End of the Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 8.27
3,083 votes
Directors: Bobby Roth
Writers: Paul Zbyszewski
New Life

#8 - New Life

Season 6 - Episode 13

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

star 8.24
1,267 votes
Writers: Nora Zuckerman, Lilia Zuckerman, Brent Fletcher, Jed Whedon
4,722 Hours

#9 - 4,722 Hours

Season 3 - Episode 5

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 8.24
3,571 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Craig Titley
World's End

#10 - World's End

Season 4 - Episode 22

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

star 8.23
4,138 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Maveth

#11 - Maveth

Season 3 - Episode 10

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 8.20
3,539 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Ragtag

#12 - Ragtag

Season 1 - Episode 21

Ward's betrayal and Hydra's shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson's team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed.

star 8.19
2,936 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
T.A.H.I.T.I.

#13 - T.A.H.I.T.I.

Season 1 - Episode 14

Coulson goes on the attack to save Skye--enlisting the aid of Ward's former S.O. John Garrett and uncovers shocking truths about his own life and S.H.I.E.L.D.

star 8.18
3,062 votes
Directors: Bobby Roth
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Ascension (2)

#14 - Ascension (2)

Season 3 - Episode 22

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 8.15
4,086 votes
Writers: Jed Whedon
T.R.A.C.K.S.

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

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 8.15
3,083 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Lauren LeFranc, Rafe Judkins
Providence

#16 - Providence

Season 1 - Episode 18

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

star 8.15
2,997 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: Brent Fletcher
Yes Men

#17 - Yes Men

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 8.15
3,115 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Shalisha Francis
The Dirty Half Dozen

#18 - The Dirty Half Dozen

Season 2 - Episode 19

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 8.15
2,763 votes
Writers: Brent Fletcher, Drew Z. Greenberg
The End

#19 - The End

Season 5 - Episode 22

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

star 8.15
2,452 votes
Directors: Jed Whedon
Writers: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
The Things We Bury

#20 - The Things We Bury

Season 2 - Episode 8

Coulson and team find themselves in an epic face-off against Hydra to uncover an ancient secret, while Ward kidnaps his brother, Senator Christian Ward, for a violent trip down memory lane.

star 8.13
2,849 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: Daniel J. Doyle
A Hen in the Wolf House

#21 - A Hen in the Wolf House

Season 2 - Episode 5

Coulson's team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse – Security Chief for Hydra. Skye's father forces Raina to reunite him with his daughter at any cost.

star 8.13
2,923 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Brent Fletcher
The Only Light in the Darkness

#22 - The Only Light in the Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 19

With their world turned upside down, Coulson races to save the life of his one true love as the mystery of "The Cellist," which began in Marvel's The Avengers, is finally revealed on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

star 8.11
3,001 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Monica Owusu-Breen
Self Control

#23 - Self Control

Season 4 - Episode 15

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

star 8.10
4,870 votes
Directors: Jed Whedon
Writers: Jed Whedon
The Writing on the Wall

#24 - The Writing on the Wall

Season 2 - Episode 7

The team discovers murder victims with the alien glyphs on them that Coulson's been etching. All of Coulson's secrets and lies come to a head.

star 8.09
2,823 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Craig Titley
Rewind

#25 - Rewind

Season 5 - Episode 5

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

star 8.09
3,022 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Craig Titley