"The Well" is the eighth 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 Jonathan Frakes, from a script written by Monica Owusu-Breen.
- United States, ABC: November 19, 2013
Parts of an Asgardian staff, which brings out intense rage and super strength, is searched for by a Norse Paganists hate group. When Ward touches a piece, long buried memories of a terrible turning point in his childhood resurface.
|Clark Gregg||Agent Phil Coulson|
|Ming-Na Wen||Agent Melinda May|
|Brett Dalton||Agent Grant Ward|
|Iain De Caestecker||Agent Leo Fitz|
|Elizabeth Henstridge||Agent Jemma Simmons|
|Peter MacNicol||Professor Elliot Randolph|
|Michael Graziadei||Jakob Nystrom|
|Erin Way||Petra Larsen|
|Chris Hemsworth (archival footage)||Thor|
|Trenton Rogers||Young Grant Ward|
|Micah Nelson||Young Thomas Ward|
|Alex Neustaedter||Young Christian Ward|
|Steve De Castro||Ador|
|Eric Lee Huffman||Norse worshipper|
- Mrs. Simmons
- Mr. Simmons
- Scenes from Thor and Thor: The Dark World are used at the beginning to accompany the exposition of the team cleaning up the mess of Thor's battle in the latter.
- Skye calls Ward by his first name several times.
- Ward refers to when he saved Simmons in "FZZT".