"What's your name?"
"Nathanson, ma'am. What do you want me to do?"
"Get lost, Nathanson."
Melinda May to Nathanson[src]

Nathanson was a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist stationed at the Playground, working for Jeffrey Mace. He was killed by Aida at the Radcliffe Residence.


Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Working for Director Mace

Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie came to the laboratory, Nathanson told them that they had no authority to get in. Mackenzie asked for his name, but before he could give it to him, Jemma Simmons ordered Nathanson to step aside, telling him that they had more reason to be there than him.[2]

Simmons ordered Nathanson to help her carry Melinda May out of the lab.[3]

In the lab, May asked for Nathanson's name and after he answered, she told him to get lost.[4]

Murdered by Aida


Nathanson's neck is broken by Aida

Director Jeffrey Mace ordered Nathanson to go to Radcliffe Residence and collect Holden Radcliffe's items. After he spoke with Mace over the phone, Nathanson found May bleeding inside a secret room. Suddenly, Aida appeared and said she was sorry as she broke his neck with a single touch.[5] His corpse was later found by Fitz.[6]





In chronological order:



  1. In the episode Wake Up, it is shown that May being replaced by an LMD (during The Laws of Inferno Dynamics) happened 5 days before the start of Wake Up, which takes place on April 17th, one day before the birthday of Hope Mackenzie on April 18th. Therefore the events of The Laws of Inferno Dynamics and the Replacement of Melinda May are definitively April 12, 2017. The events of Broken Promises follow on from this to April 13th.
  2. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.01: The Ghost
  3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.03: Uprising
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With Our Devils
  5. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.08: The Laws of Inferno Dynamics
  6. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.09: Broken Promises