Heavy is the Head
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Season 2
Episode 2
Airdate 30 September 2014
Written by Paul Zbyszewski
Directed by Jesse Bochco
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Heavy is the Head is the second episode of Season 2. The episode aired on September 30, 2014 on ABC.


General Talbot captures Hunter, then offers him a deal to betray Coulson, while May pursues Creel, who has absorbed the Obelisk's deadly powers.



Director Coulson is standing in a field with a white van. General Talbot and his troops arrive in black SUVs.  They are presumably picking up Coulson because Lance Hunter has "sold him out."  Coulson explains to Talbot that Hunter now works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and that he also has friends in high places. 

Coulson offers the van, containing Carl Creel in a state of suspended animation, to Talbot as a peace offering.  He proposes a deal in which S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to drop off such "gifts" to Talbot and in return he gives them some "breathing room."  Coulson tries to persuade Talbot that S.H.I.E.L.D. can be trusted. 

Talbot refuses the deal based on his belief that S.H.I.E.L.D. lacks the ability or resources to make good on their offer.  Coulson surprises Talbot and his crew by having "the Bus" drop out of cloak and aim weapons at the area.  In addition, the Quinjet de-cloaks and Coulson steps on board.  The S.H.I.E.L.D. craft fly away and Creel is left in custody of Talbot and the army.



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