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.



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Episode cast overview:
Phil Coulson
Melinda May
Grant Ward (credit only)
Daisy 'Skye' Johnson
Leo Fitz
Lance Hunter (credit only)
Bobbi Morse (credit only)
Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie (credit only)
Lincoln Campbell (credit only)


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.

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27 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The astronaut says his NASA mission through "the monolith" occurred in 2001. This would appear to be a clear allusion to the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. See more »


Will Daniels: There's no getting home. The sooner you accept that the better. Survival's all that matters.
Jemma Simmons: I will not accept that. There's always hope.
Will Daniels: Not on this planet.
Jemma Simmons: Then that's how we'll work together: I'll be the voice of hope, you'll be the voice of doom. We'll keep each other in check. Deal?
[they shake hands]
Jemma Simmons: See? It's working already.
Will Daniels: No, it's not.
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Astronauts of S.H.I.E.L.D
28 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elizabeth Henstridge takes the long-awaited spotlight in this tale of "What I did for 4 months on a hostile alien sand-planet".

Someone suggested not enough happened to Jemma, I think seeing the wrong moon(s) would be enough.

She fell through a wormhole with only one useful item: Her iPhone. I'd love to see an iPhone 6 with a Battery that stays charged for weeks, my 4S used to get maybe 3 days, my 5S gets 16 hours. Whatever Fitz did, I wish could be done in real life. Actually, this episode makes a good case for Jailbreaking Apple Devices, if only Apple would relax on user modifications, the devices would become as useful in reality as they appear in this show. But I was pleased that an iPhone 6 played a major part of this story, modified or not.

So... While Jemma is taking Selfies with alien plant monsters (and eating them), she is being stalked by a movable windstorm that sand-slimes her on occasion. Not fun.

But she is not alone. Dillon Casey is Will Daniels, a NASA Astronaut, who has been there since 2001, left there with plenty of solar powered gadgets, except that the sun only comes out for a few minutes every 18 years. A little more of the history of the Monolith is revealed, including the fate of the poor sod we see getting swallowed in a previous episode.

But whatever this sandstorm-thing is, it's malicious. Will seems to refer to "it" as the whole planet, and occasionally there is a ghostly figure.

This episode was a huge departure from our regular AOS stories, it focuses only on Jemma's adventures after being sucked into a rock and spat out in a desert. But there is more to this story, there always is. The question is, how does it fit in to the other SHIELD conundrums? And, there was a suggestion in a previous episode that if Jemma was sucked in, then something else might have been spat out - Something deadly to Inhumans, something related to the scroll Fitz found with the Hebrew word for "Death" on it. Was it the new huge Blue guy that is carving holes in Inhuman's chests? Or something even worse?

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