Sep. 24, 2013
Returning Series
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D » Season 4
Marvel's Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D - 04x10 The Patriot

4x10 The Patriot

4.05/5 (20 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 17, 2017 on ABC
Summary: Coulson and Mack discover a shocking secret about Mace, which leaves all of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a dangerous position.

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Series Main Characters

Guest Stars

Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg
Melinda May played by Ming-Na Wen
Daisy 'Skye' Johnson played by Chloe Bennet
Leo Fitz played by Iain De Caestecker
Jemma Simmons played by Elizabeth Henstridge
Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie played by Henry Simmons
Holden Radcliffe played by John Hannah
Glenn Talbot played by Adrian Pasdar

Episode Quotes

Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie: General Talbot bails us out one time, then acts like we owe him a damn parade.
Phil Coulson: Yeah, he did what he had to do. Though it didn't reduce his ego any.
Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie: Burrows isn't helping, either. If he gets any further up Talbot's ass, he'll need a snorkel.
Phil Coulson: Really, Glenn?
Glenn Talbot: You should be thanking me. We're in the middle of an arms race. World War III is gonna be decided by whoever has more enhanced assets. You need Inhumans to trust S.H.I.E.L.D.
Phil Coulson: And your plan to earn their trust was to lie to them? If you'd consulted me, I probably would have advised against that.
Glenn Talbot: Which is exactly why I didn't.
Phil Coulson: Keep digging that hole and see how that works out for you.
Jeffrey Mace: S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't leave a man behind.
Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie: You really think this is our best move?
Phil Coulson: You know the saying - if a jet crashes in the woods and there's no one to hear it, stick to the guy with super strength.


  • SPOILER: As the Quinjet goes down after being hit, Agent McCafferty dies the same way as Wash does in Joss Whedon's Serenity.
  • Glenn Talbot stated that he was tasked with "finding the next Captain America". This is a reference to Mace taking over the mantle in the comics.
  • The episode's title is a reference to Mace's super hero name "The Patriot".
  • SPOILER: Luke Cage (2016) fans will recognize the bullet the sniper uses as the JUDAS bullet: a bullet specifically designed for use against super-powered individuals.
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