FZZT is the sixth episode of the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
In Wrigley, Pennsylvania, a group of boy scouts sit around a campfire while being told scary stories by their camp counselor. As the counselor finishes his story, the second counselor, Mr. Cross, becomes concerned by a humming noise, that only he seems to hear, and walks off to investigate the nearby area.
The first counselor reassures the kids that Mr. Cross is only trying to scare them, until they are alarmed as a mug raises into the air on its own, hanging in the air for a moment with a faint electrical current before dropping back to the ground. This event is soon followed by several screams from Mr. Cross and several bright flashes of light from the woods, causing the scouts to take refuge in a nearby truck.
Several electrical discharges occur, one of which rips the battery from the truck. The counselor and scouts search the nearby area for Mr. Cross only to find his dead body, left ominously floating several feet above the ground.
On the "The Bus", Coulson is taking several physical tests which Simmons questions, claiming that he is not due for a physical for another three months. Coulson responds that it was his fault claiming that he got a call from his physical therapist and told her that he had been feeling "rusty".
In the lab, Ward is testing the Night-Night pistol and tells Fitz that it's an ounce too heavy and that it needs to be fixed. After he leaves Fitz imitates Ward, which amuses Skye. Happy that she is laughing again, Skye claims that after her betrayal she has been doing anything she can to regain the teams' trust.
Jemma comes in and imitates Ward, as Fitz had done earlier, only for Ward to interrupt, telling the team that they have a new mission.QQQAt the camp site, the team investigates the earlier incident as Fitz and Simmons discover mysterious electrostatic anomalies and examine a hole in Mr Cross head. As Simmons gets closer to examine Mr Cross' corpse, static discharges from his body before falling to the ground. On the "Bus" Skye researches Adam Cross but claims that he is clean of any criminal record, but Ward claims that everyone looks clean on their first "go around". Coulson then tells Ward he's being to hard on Skye but Ward claims that if she wants their trust back she has to earn it with Coulson claiming that what she had just done is a good start.
In the Interrogation room May intimidates the young counselor. Coulson comes down to the lab with Siommons, analyzing the victim's body while Fitz stays out of the lab, expressing a general apprehension and disgust for being around dead things. Simmons shows Coulson the brain of the victim which had been struck by 2,000 mega jolts of electricity. May enters and says the Counselors good. Fitz then alerts the team he's detected another electrostatic event.
Coulson, May, and Ward quickly drive to the new location with Skye pinpointing the event to a farm house not far away. Coulson then tells Skye to do a background check on the owner of the farm. The energy signature then suddenly disappears with Ward, May, and, Coulson arriving too late to save the owner, Frank Whalen. Skye then finds out that victims Adam Cross and Frank Whalen were part of a volunteer fire truck sent to New York after the Chitauri Invasion of New York, and the group determines that a killer is targeting them.
Coulson, Ward, and May travel to the local fire house where one of the firemen, Diaz, exhibits strange behavior before retreating to the kitchen. Diaz claims to hear a noise similar to the one heard by Cross earlier. Coulson claims that he hears nothing before noticing a pan lifting in the air causing an alarmed Coulson to hold him at gun point. May radios Coulson, reporting her discovery of a Chitauri Helmet.
Coulson ask how they got it and Diaz claims it's a souvenir from their clean up work in New York. He claims that he, Adam Cross, and Frank were only cleaning it, leading Simmons to realize that Diaz is infected, and that the helmet must have had an alien virus on it. Diaz, realizing he is going to end up like his friends slowly becomes erratic and frightened. Coulson tells Ward and May to evacuate everyone from the building and comforts Diaz during his last moments, sharing his experience from his own brief death, before leaving Diaz to his fate.
Later at the fire department, Fitz scans the others to make sure they're not infected while the Fire fighters are taken into quarantine. Coulson tells Simmons to begin developing a cure. On the Bus, the team is delivering the helmet to the Sandbox , a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where biological threats are dealt with. May assures Coulson he did everything he could for Tony Diaz.
In the lab Simmons tells Coulson that the infection spreads through electrostatic energy as a lab tool hovers behind Simmons. Coulson apologizes and locks her in the lab: Simmons is infected.
Coulson reassures the others that Jemma can cure herself. Coulson contacts Felix Blake to find out more about the virus but Blake tells them they have no record of it and tells Coulson that to stop the virus he needs to get rid of the infected Jemma Simmons. But Coulson tries to buy time to avoid this protocol by hanging up on Blake.
Quarantined in the lab, Simmons works to test her antiserum on a lab rat only for it to fail. Fitz and Simmons argue and the two realize that they need the only things to have survived the virus--the Chiturai. They summarize that the only reason the Chituari soldier itself never died from the virus was because it was immune.
Fitz goes to get the Chiturai helmet and enters the quarantined lab, despite risk of infection, and the two work on the serum together. They make a new serum from skin cells taken from the Chituari helmet and inject another lab rat with it, only for the rat itself to stabilize briefly before dying. Jemma, having lost all hope and knowing the procedure for these situations, ask Coulson to tell her dad that her mother will take the news better from him, she then ask for a moment alone with Fitz.
Fitz is not willing to give up and encourages Jemma to keep trying only for Jemma to knock him out. Fitz wakes up and finds the rat to be fine, having only been knocked out by the last serum, but sees that Jemma is attempting to save the team by jumping off the plane. Fitz struggles to get through the door as Jemma falls from the plane.
Fitz grabs the antidote and fumbles to put on a parachute to save Simmons only for Ward to grab both and go instead. Ward manages to catch up to Simmons, curing and rescuing her just in time.
In Coulson"s office, he reprimands Simmons on the trouble that her stunt caused and tells her to never do that again, as they would hate to lose her. Later, Coulson reveals to May that he ordered the physical for himself, because of his own doubts. She tells him to unbutton his shirt revealing the scar left by Loki and reassures him that he feels different because he is different. In Fitz' room Simmons tells him that while Ward did save her he was the one at her side the entire time and that he's the hero.
Later at The Sandbox, Blake tells Coulson that if he keeps pulling stunts like this the higher ups will take the team away from him, but Coulson brushes the comment off and tells Blake he'd like to see them try. Blake leaves, jovially noting the change in Coulson's disposition.
AOS WHO'S WHO:Edit
|AGENT PHILP COULSON||TRACKING BRACELET||THE BUS||S.H.I.E.L.D.|
|AGENT MELINDA MAY||CHITAURI HELMET||LOLA||WRIGELY FIRE DEPARTMENT|
|AGENT GRANT WARD||NIGHT-NIGHT PISTOL||S.H.I.E.L.D. SUV||SCOUT TROOP OF WRIGELY|
|AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS||D.W.A.R.F. DRONES|
|AGENT LEO FITZ||HOLOCOM|
|SKYE||ANTI-SERUM DELIVERY MECHANSIM|