Field Report: Melinda

By Jim Donnelly | Apr 15th, 2015

Trip Makes the Ultimate Sacrifice|Trip sacrifices himself to save Skye's life.|Trip sacrifices himself to save Skye's life. From Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode 10, "What They Become."




Agent Melinda May tells the S.H.I.E.L.D. has no idea about the “Theta ProtocolCoulson has initiated. She lets a surprised Simmons know that she’s been working on Deathlok technology which is contrary to what Coulson had told her. May wants to get to the truth. She knows Coulson doesn’t go off the reservation unless there’s a good reason. After all, these two have a long past together. Access the full Field Report for the "Melinda" episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. below. WARNING: There are SPOILERS here if you haven't seen the episode.

Calling in the Cavalry: Seven years ago, Melinda May was in talks with her then-husband, Andrew, about starting a family. However, she tells Coulson that she’s staying in the field. Their current mission involves Eva Belyakov, who is believed to possess enhanced strength. S.H.I.E.L.D. wants this woman as an asset. If Belyakov doesn’t comply, it’ll be time to call in the cavalry.


Devastation in the Field: In Bahrain, May was dubbed the cavalry after having taken out all the bad guys. She saved many agents that day, but was devastated by the one little girl she lost. This all served as the beginning of the end of her marriage and hopes of having children.

Hi, Mom: In Afterlife, Jaiying encourages Skye to embrace her powers to amplify the frequency of a nearby mountain. Moments later, snow drifts fall in the form of a harmless avalanche. Skye is amazed. She literally moved a mountain! A tearful Jaiying later lets Skye know that she won’t be abandoned here. She reveals that she is, in fact, her mother.

Hi, Dad: The tragic incident with Eva Belyakov serves as the main reason no one can know Jaiying and Skye’s true relationship. Mother convinces daughter to join her father for one dinner. Cal is grateful for this. He tells Skye all about the day she was born. She’s caught off guard by the realization that she’s 26 years old.

Restroom Occupied: Fitz manages to open Fury’s toolbox. He makes contact with Coulson and Hunter. He knows that he’s being followed. A quick lesson on how to shake a tail is needed. Once Hunter sees that Fitz is hiding in a restroom equipped with an electric hand dryer, he knows just what to do. Coulson can’t help but let out a slight smile.

Read the full report for "Melinda"

Past Field Reports:


One Door Closes

Love in the Time of Hydra

One of Us

Who You Really Are


What They Become

Ye Who Enter Here

The Things We Bury

The Writing on the Wall

A Fractured House

A Hen in the Wolf House

Face My Enemy

Making Friends and Influencing People

Heavy is the Head


Coulson Asks May to Kill Him|Coulson orders May to take him out if he loses control.|Coulson orders May to take him out if he loses control. From Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode, "Face My Enemy."