Team discover Gravitonium

"The Asset" is the third season one episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy Productions. The episode was directed by Milan Cheylov, from a script written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.

Release dates

  • United States, ABC: October 8, 2013


Coulson's team have to infiltrate Ian Quinn's mansion in Maltese, to rescue scientist Dr. Franklin Hall.



Performers Characters
Clark Gregg Agent Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen Agent Melinda May
Brett Dalton Agent Grant Ward
Chloe Bennet Skye
Iain De Caestecker Agent Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge Agent Jemma Simmons
David Conrad Ian Quinn
Ian Hart Dr. Franklin Hall
Bodie Newcomb Mack
Scott Subiono Todd Chesterfield
Vachik Mangassarian Qasim Zaghlul
Assaf Cohen Translator
Brandon Molale Smith, main guard
Josh Cowdery Agent Tyler

Mentioned-only characters


  • The episode was presumably intended to set up Hall as the supervillain Graviton, who Hall is in the mainstream Marvel Comics Universe, justified by the fact that Ian Hart was originally intended to be a recurring guest,[1] but a creative decision led to this being dropped, which disappointed Hart.[2] Instead, Glenn Talbot ended up becoming Graviton in season 5.



  1. Hibberd, James (August 13, 2013). "'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' casts 'Luck' actor". Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  2. Mellor, Louisa (October 15, 2014). "Ian Hart interview: The Driver, British film, Harry Potter". Den of Geek. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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