Coulson: Are you ready to refocus your energies?
Skye: Team centered around people with powers? How many on the list?
Coulson: Right now, just you. Take it slow.

Cal: I reassembled her, piece by piece; sewed her back up. But she was never the same.
Coulson: She was out for blood.
Cal: Before Whitehall, an elder would sacrifice themselves every few decades so she could live on; carry on tradition. She would weep, scream, beg them not to. She had a good heart Phil, she did. It was just torn out.

Skye: How'd it go?
Lincoln: The indexing? They just asked a lot of questions. I'm sure you guys already have my blood from when I was out, right?
Coulson: It's protocol.
Lincoln: Hydra said the same thing.
Coulson: I know you've been through a lot, but you can trust us. You'll see.

Ward: Sounds like you made it out okay.
Coulson: I'm surprised you didn't join us.
Ward: Though it would be in my best interest to find an exit that wouldn't land me in a cell afterwards. or, you know, my brain erased.
Coulson: Well, I'm glad you made it out all right.
Ward: Yeah we both know that's not true Coulson.
Coulson: You want to tell me what this call's really about?
Ward: I always knew the team wasn't going to forgive me. Some people just don't deserve forgiveness, but Kara, she does. That's why I've returned her to S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson: Ward, there's...
Ward: She was a good agent. A good person. Then HYDRA ambushed your safe house, took that from her; took everything. Whitehall broke her and I have tried to fix her but I'm just not the right man for it. There's not enough good left inside me. She deserves better.
Coulson: I'll see what I can do.
Ward: I know you'll do the right thing.

Coulson: Since when did you become a high ranking member of team Gonzales?
May: Someone had to run the base while you were gone. Having a seat allowed me to keep you safe.
Coulson: I was fine on my own.
May: Seems that's how you operate best.
Coulson: What the hell is that supposed to mean.
May: That you've been lying to me. Every since S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, all those overseas trips you were taking. They were never about recruiting new agents were they? You want to tell me what Theta Protocol is?
Coulson: No.
May: Because you don't trust me.
Coulson: Because you're not the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
May: Neither are you.

Gonzales: Why turn yourself in now Phil?
Coulson: Strucker and List have been running experiments on enhanced people. They've set up a base in the Arctic. I have a man on the inside who fed us the location.
Gonzales: I can't trust you.
Coulson: Then trust the mission. Robert, don't let this be about you and me. The one thing we still have, both of us, is stopping HYDRA. Don't we?

Ward: You know, last time I suggested we work together you called me a deluded son of a bitch.
Coulson: Things change. I'm offering you a deal. Help me and I'll let you walk away; free and clear. No more looking over your shoulder.
Ward: When something's too good to be true, it's a lie.
Coulson: Not lying. I tried to stick with you before, didn't work so well. So, I'm offering a carrot.
Ward: I'm listening.
Coulson: Get me inside. After that, I put you through the T.A.H.I.T.I. protocol and then you're free to go.
Ward: Wipe my memories? Wow that sounds like a threat, not a carrot.

We believe Ms. Belyakov posses enhanced strength. This is what happened when a Russian officer tried to stop her with his car. She fled Russia unharmed. Looks pretty strong to me, so it's important we don't spook her. Just a friendly chat to bring her in for evaluation. And if all goes really well, we gain an asset before the Russian's find her.

Coulson: I spent months searching for you when S.H.I.E.L.D. fell, because I'd heard you were a good man. Because I wanted you on my team.
Gonzales: I wish I could say the same. I wish you were the man you were even two years ago, but by all accounts you're not.
Coulson: You didn't know me then, and you don't know me now.
Gonzales: I know that Fury brought you back from the dead.
Coulson: Right, I didn't ask for that but I've come to appreciate the gesture.

Coulson: I'm sorry about everything that's happening Skye.
Skye: Not your fault. The blame begins and ends with my dad.
Coulson: Well, you wouldn't be the first person to have parents with misguided intentions.
Skye: Nope, just the first whose crazy dad lured her to an alien city to get earthquake powers.
Coulson: Yeah.

Coulson: You agree with her. You think Skye is more than we can handle.
Agent May: Look, most of the time, I believe what I see, you know that but...
Coulson: But?
Agent May: You died. You were brought back, with a map to a city encoded in your DNA. Our team's first mission.
Coulson: We picked up Skye.
Agent May: Last week, we took her to that city. I can't help but remember what Lumley said. Wherever Skye goes...
Coulson: Death follows.

Coulson: Are you talking about fate?
Lady Sif: I am saying there are tides in the universe that you can not swim against.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Quotes

Hill: Then New York was invaded by aliens, and they were beaten back by among others, a giant green monster, a costumed hero from the 40s, and a god.
Ward: I don't think Thor is technically a god
Hill: You haven't been near his arms.

Hill: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for Agent Ward?
Ward: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
Hill: And what does that mean to you?
Ward: That someone really wanted our initials to spell SHIELD.