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

Purpose in the Machine (Season 3, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Fitz and the team enlist the aid of an Asgardian to unlock the secrets of the ancient monolith that swallowed Simmons, and Agent May is at a crossroads in her personal and professional life.
Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by) | Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | Joss Whedon (created by) | Jed Whedon (created by) & 2 more
Casting Directors
Hannah Cooper | Sarah Finn (as Sarah Halley Finn)
Production Designer
Edit Released
Updated Oct 6, 2015

Release date
Oct 6, 2015 (United States)


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Clark Gregg
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Ming-Na Wen
Melinda May Melinda May   See fewer
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Daisy 'Skye' Johnson Daisy 'Skye' Johnson   See fewer
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Iain De Caestecker
Leo Fitz Leo Fitz   See fewer
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Elizabeth Henstridge
Jemma Simmons Jemma Simmons   See fewer
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Nick Blood
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Adrianne Palicki
Bobbi Morse Bobbi Morse   See fewer
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Henry Simmons
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Luke Mitchell
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Peter MacNicol
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James Hong
William May William May   See fewer
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Alex Hyde-White
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Spencer Treat Clark
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Ratings Breakdown

8.7 / 10 | 2,621 votes