|For other uses, see Providence (disambiguation)|
With Colonel Glenn Talbot now on their trail, Coulson and his team seek refuge in the last place anyone would look, where they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most dangerous secrets. Secrets that could destroy them all.
Grant Ward frees Raina from her confinement and introduces John Garrett to her as the Clairvoyant. Despite her initial disappointment that Garrett is not an actual clairvoyant, Garrett tasks her with conducting research on the Guest House drugs for Project Centipede, which is secretly backed by HYDRA.
However, after Coulson collected the team's badges, he discovers a hidden message with coordinates to the Canadian wilderness. There they discover the hidden S.H.I.E.L.D. base, Providence, run by Eric Koenig.
Coulson learns from Koenig that Director Fury is alive after all, but he is told to keep the information secret. Coulson also learns from Melinda May that Fury did not oversee the T.A.H.I.T.I. project.
Elsewhere, Ward and Garrett infiltrate the Fridge, freeing its prisoners and stealing weapons including the Berserker Staff and the 0-8-4 from Peru. At the HYDRA base, Raina informs Garrett that the hard drive containing all of Fitz and Simmons' research is locked with a password only Skye knows, prompting Garrett to send Ward to Providence to obtain it.
- Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
- Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May
- Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward
- Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye
- Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons
- Bill Paxton as Agent John Garrett/The Clairvoyant
- David Conrad as Ian Quinn
- Ruth Negga as Raina
- B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett
- Adrian Pasdar as Glenn Talbot
- Patton Oswalt as Agent Eric Koenig
- Patrick Brennan as Marcus Daniels/Blackout
- Rich Paul as Agent #1
- Bayardo De Murguia as Agent #2
- Jeffrey Muller as Agent Kaminsky
- Alysha Del Valle as ABC Reporter
- Ramon Hilario as Ernesto the barber
- Kylie Furneaux as Agent Shade (uncredited)
- Patrick Quinlan as Guard (uncredited)
- Alex Goode as Hacker (deleted scene)
- Pia Shah as Mehta (deleted scene)
- The Hub
- The Fridge
- Havana, Cuba
- Ontario, Canada
- Texas (mentioned)
- Peru (mentioned)
- New York City, New York (mentioned)
- Washington, D.C. (mentioned)
- The Triskelion (mentioned)
- The Cube (mentioned)
- The Guest House (mentioned)
- The Slingshot (mentioned)
- Battle of New York (mentioned)
- HYDRA Uprising
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Lanyard
- Coulson's Team Hard Drive
- Pick-Lock Device
- Peruvian 0-8-4
- Berserker Staff
- Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device
- GH.325 (mentioned)
- Tesseract (mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. SUV
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Jump Jet
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicopter
- Helicarrier (archive footage)
- WHiH World News
- United States Air Force
- United Nations (mentioned)
- United States Congress (mentioned)
- United States Government (mentioned)
- United States Navy (mentioned)
- NATO (mentioned)
- Project T.A.H.I.T.I.
- Odyssey Protocol
- Full Eclipse Protocol
- President Matthew Ellis
- Nick Fury
- Victoria Hand
- Natasha Romanoff
- The Cellist
- John Horton
- Maria Hill
- Captain America
- Eric Koenig's brother
- Tom Brady
- New England Patriots
- Moby Dick
- Call of Duty
- John Garrett mentions Johnny Horton, a criminal who gave himself lion paws for hands. In the comics, Johnny Horton is the supervillain Griffin.
- The Barbershop Headquarters that HYDRA uses is a reference to S.H.I.E.L.D. secret headquarters in the comics.
- The coordinates sent to Agent Coulson's badge point to a nameless road in eastern Ontario, Canada, less than 20 miles away from the border of Quebec.
- The repeated phrase "Agents of Nothing" in dialogue is a reference to the "Secret Warriors Vol. 1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing" collector's edition that contains the story arc written by Jonathan Hickman, originally published in six parts in 2009. In this story arc also, HYDRA is revealed to have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. after World War II.