"Seeds" is the twelfth episode of Season 1 in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The episode aired on January 14, 2014 on ABC.


Coulson and May uncover startling information about Skye's past, while the team is swept into a superstorm at S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Academy.


The episode starts off with three students at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Academy. All three of the students go off to the school's indoor pool for a swim. As two jump in, the third, a girl named Callie, chooses not to go in. Shortly after, Callie notices that the water in the pool is freezing up rapidly and would quickly consume her friends. She screams for them to get out and noticing the ice, they start to swim to shore. One makes it, the other gets his leg frozen in ice. This boy (Seth) wouldn't have made it out if it wasn't for Donnie, a student who never really made friends. Donnie was also at the pool and wasn't swimming though he was there before Callie, Seth, and their friend came.

After the quick "Agents of Shield" intro we come back to the team who are all on "the Bus". Skye, WardFitz, and Simmons are all looking at a tablet which has an image of the machine that froze the pool. As they are talking Fitz and Simmons mention that they are going to the Academy where they are going to examine the machine and talk to those who might be involved.

Coulson is in his office looking at photos about his death. May walks in, and tells Coulson that he needs to stop obsessing over it. She then distracts Coulson with another mission: to find out more about Skye's past. They go to Mexico to find an agent who knows the truth about her. Twenty-four years ago, a team of S.H.I.E.L.D and an entire village had been killed while protecting an 0-8-4, which was Skye. Only two agents survive, one of them, Avery, has sent Skye to an orphanage after erasing all files of her. She was killed protecting Skye.


Ian Quinn is on his phone when Coulson gives him an unexpected call. Coulson tells Quinn that he and his team are coming after him which is the plot of the next episode. In return Ian Quinn tells Coulson that The Clairvoyant said hello.



Guest StarringEdit



Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 1x12 Promo "Seeds" (HD)

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 1x12 Promo "Seeds" (HD)

Memorable quotesEdit

Phil: The world is full of evil, lies, pain, and death and you can’t hide from it. You can only face it. The question is when you do, how do you respond, who do you become?

Donnie: It's true what the other guys say - you are the smartest person to come through here.

Fitz: Is that what they say? Yeah? Well, Simmons is probably smarter, technically, but that - that's just because she likes homework more than life itself.

Ward: All you need to join, is a dedication to the greater good. Coulson saw that in you the moment he met you.

Skye: "Bad seed" isn't a SHIELD term, Ward. Just a term.

Skye: The Tin Man does have a heart.

May: Agent Ward and I have been having sex.




  • Mexico City
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Academy
  • Sandbox (mentioned)



Weapons and TechnologyEdit


  • Ice Machine
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Wall of Valor
  • 0-8-4 (mentioned)


  • This episode contains the ninth and tenth major deaths in the series in the forms of Linda Avery and Seth Dormer


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Episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 1:   Pilot0-8-4The AssetEye-SpyGirl in the Flower DressFZZTThe HubThe WellRepairsThe BridgeThe Magical PlaceSeedsT.R.A.C.K.S.T.A.H.I.T.I.Yes MenEnd of the BeginningTurn, Turn, TurnProvidenceThe Only Light in the DarknessNothing PersonalRagtagBeginning of the End

Season 2:   ShadowsHeavy is the HeadMaking Friends and Influencing PeopleFace My EnemyA Hen in the Wolf HouseA Fractured HouseThe Writing on the WallThe Things We BuryYe Who Enter HereWhat They BecomeAftershocksWho You Really AreOne of UsLove in the Time of HydraOne Door ClosesAfterlifeMelindaThe Frenemy of My EnemyThe Dirty Half DozenScarsS.O.S. Part OneS.O.S. Part Two
Season 3:   Laws of NaturePurpose in the MachineA Wanted (Inhu)manDevils You Know4,722 HoursAmong Us Hide...Chaos TheoryMany Heads, One TaleClosureMavethBouncing BackThe Inside ManParting ShotWatchdogsSpacetimeParadise LostThe TeamThe SingularityFailed ExperimentsEmancipationAbsolutionAscension
Season 4:   The GhostMeet the New BossUprisingLet Me Stand Next to Your FireLockupThe Good SamaritanDeals with Our DevilsThe Laws of Inferno DynamicsBroken PromisesThe PatriotWake UpHot Potato SoupBOOMThe Man Behind the ShieldSelf ControlWhat If...Identity and ChangeNo RegretsAll The Madame's MenFarewell, Cruel World!The ReturnWorld's End
Season 5:   Orientation: Part 1Orientation: Part 2A Life SpentA Life EarnedRewindFun & GamesTogether or Not at AllThe Last DayBest Laid PlansPast LifeAll the Comforts of HomeThe Real DealPrincipiaThe Devil ComplexRise and ShineInside VoicesThe HoneymoonAll Roads Lead...Option TwoThe One Who Will Save Us AllThe Force of GravityThe End
Season 6:   Missing PiecesWindow of OpportunityFear and Loathing on the Planet of KitsonCode YellowThe Other ThingInescapableToldjaCollision Course (Part 1)Collision Course (Part 2)LeapFrom the AshesThe SignNew Life
Season 7:  

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