AoS: Midwest is the first season of the show, based on the organization S.H.I.E.L.D. of Marvel Comics. Following Maria Hill and her team of agents protecting their part of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Midwest region of the United States. The series shows the team looking for a secret organization that is turning people into reptiles and releasing Kaijus right after the raid of the Chicago's Mayor. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and acknowledges the franchises within it. The season was produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television Cruise/Wagner and Kevin Feige. The show runners are Kevin Feige, Paula Wagner and Joss Wheadon.
Coubie Smulders reprises her role as Maria Hill from the films and comics, and is joined by Brock Lesnar, Roshon Fegan, Pevita Pierce, Randy Brown, and Veronica Macedo. After success from the original show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC went further to make the show to focus on the other big section of S.H.I.E.L.D. Shooting took place right after Marvel's: The Avengers in July 2012 and the series was released in March 2013. The main setting was Chicago, in a secret underground base in the border with Milwaukee, designed by the CGI company BaseFX. Some of the beginning episodes crossed over with Ivon and then went further from its original storyline.
The season aired on ABC from March 8, 2013 to May 17, 2013 for over 13 episodes. It's pilot wasn't the first episode with the storyline, but introduced the characters stories. Either way, it was watched by 14.8 million people.
|No. in Episodes||Title||Directed By||Scripted By||Air Date|
|1||Pilot||Joss, Jed Wheadon||Joss Wheadon||March 8, 2013|
|In modern day Chicago, right after the events of Ivon; a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents are sitting around a desk and getting acquainted by telling their stories. Hill's orders...Mirian starts with her story from her struggle in Japan, to getting trained by the Black Widow. Agent Steele started with his journey through family problem to the military and ended up in S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Kayla Rodriguez told of her relationship with her sister, Mayla Rodriguez and how she died, that impacted her to save others. Agent Sharon Siegfried told her journey of training in the army nursing and going to the academy, leading up to her job in the team. Before the team can finish they are interrupted by an alert of stolen loot confiscated from the Grover Gang.|
|2||Old Foe||Paul Fieg||Christopher McFeely||March 15, 2013|
|An old enemy, Ravering escapes prison and plagues the city by committing robberies of high tech facilities such as the Preservation of Chitauri History on Earth Committee or PCHEC. As soon as the team catches up the find out he's stealing for someone else. Mirian is launched to infiltrate his boss and stay as a double agent. Via a tip from Mirian that he might rob a museum of a precious jewel. Ivon trying to get into the museum to secure it...he meets Ravering and after a few disagreements Ravering successfully defies him and steals the jewel.|
|3||Turncoat||Lee Rose||Geoffrey Fletcher||March 22, 2013|
|Hill and her team are investigating, why Chitauri items are missing, and finds the person who's been looting the chest. A S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent. Ivon and Rodriguez are looking to arrest the guy. Rodriguez investigates why he is committing the crimes but he doesn't budge. Ravering then blows the side of the base where he is being interrogated, and the agent is freed. The agent then taps his chest and an armour launches grabbing onto him and flying him away into the city. Ivon chases him. But after few minutes the agent blows him out of the sky.|
|4||Finding Gold||Pete Travis||Andrew Baldwin||March 29, 2013|
|Rodriguez and Siegfried are examining the scene of a robbery, where Ravering stole a powerful jewel possible of unlimited power. Also after a while Mirian and Ivon's relationship go to a low, when they have a small disagreement. After Ivon goes to examine the scene himself he gets a vision of the world tree, which is an Asgardian temple of nature. With the box it comes from he collects it and tracks the jewel. They find it in a warehouse in the other side of the lake. They raid the base and find Ravering exchanging the jewel to a scientist, they interrupt the exchange and cause a fight. Ravering escapes and the scientist leaves with the jewel unscathed. Mirian already took a picture of the scientist as to identify him later.|
|5||Unknown Octopus||Alfred Gough||Michael Taylor||April 5, 2013|
|After Mirian goes undercover to find who hired Ravering, the team finds out a secret company registering as the Unknown Octopus. The company has purchased and taken all Chitauri and Asgardian artifacts from S.H.I.E.L.D. from the Turncoat agent. They manage to find one of their bases, but as they get in to loot the base. The base collapses in self-destruction. Meanwhile in the main base of the enemy, Dr Alison Weber is busy on a project to take over the city. With Reptiles!|
|6||Tracking Gold 1||Paul Edwards||Jed Whedon||April 12, 2013|
|In Uptown, Chicago. Steve and Mirian gain an interest to each other without Ivon's knowledge while she is in undercover. Several reptiles are plaguing the citizens in the transit system. Ivon and the team keep the commotion contained but want to know where these animals came from. The team conduct tests and find a large amount of energy that is unknown. Meanwhile with the city getting taken over by reptiles. Ivon finally finds out that these animals are powered by Asgardian energy. After examining the box in the bank that held the jewel, he finds out the jewel is Asgardian.|
|7||Tracking Gold 2||Adam Kane||David Fury||April 19, 2013|
|With daily efforts protecting the city, Agent Hill isn't having it. The team then split to take care of the reptilian crisis, find the jewel and clear their base to find who they are. Agent Siegfried and Agent 21, go take care of the reptile crisis. While Agent McCoy, Hill, Rodriguez and Steele go rid the bases they have located. After clearing the city, Ivon and Siegfried have an intimate moment forced on by Siegfried. They then find the jewel in a secret base in the woods outside the metro, finding the main base for the secret organization. Ivon then raids the base but finds no one. He then sees a window which looks on below at a project haunting in his eyes. A Kaiju.|
|8||Who's the Foe?||Jon Cassar||Manny Coto & Evan Katz||April 26, 2013|
|As Ivon and Siegfried raid the base, they are found by Ravering, who now is holding the jewel and his armor retracts and launches tentacles of plants from his body. Ivon does his best and after a while of conflict subdues his enemy. But before he can get his hands on the jewel he discovers its a fake. Meanwhile the rest of the team, finds the organization hiding making another big Kaiju. Hill, McCoy, Rodriguez and Steele advance onto the base and raid it. As they are, McCoy sees something he's scared to talk about and hides it immediately. However after the two raids, the organization has already been successful in getting one other Kaiju out and the launch it in the lake. They drop the jewel right where it is and the Kaiju charges waiting to wake up and torture the city.|
|9||Reptile Invasion||Luis Prieto||Jennifer Derwingson||May 3, 2013|
|As the team try to single out the leader of the unknown organization, they are again disturbed by the reptiles. The team see a whole invasion of the reptiles engaging on the city. Leading them is a new face, but one that escaped S.H.I.E.L.D. captivity. Metallo. was leading the army of reptilians, he patted his chest and his armor held on to him. Ivon accompanied by Steele led the opposition while Hill and McCoy went to find the source. They raided the last base where they found the leader, Dr. Weber working on a formula to turn everyone into reptiles around the North Hemisphere.|
|10||The Unknown Octopus||Joss Whedon||Naphtali & Joss Whedon||May 10, 2013|
|As the team fights against the opposition of Reptiles, more keep coming in. Ivon bring in the idea to take away their power source and kill of them at once, but it's a stupid idea once they figure out that the jewel is missing. Meanwhile Agent Hill, Rodriguez and McCoy are done raiding the organization's base and come into a war against the humans and the reptiles. With the whole team here, they call in reinforcements and gain an upper hand. As Dr. Weber watches his plans fail before him...he presses a button below his shirt activating the Kaiju. As the Kaiju awakes, all other reptiles pause for a moment and look towards the lake in fear and then run away. The Kaiju stands up, creating waves of water about to rain down on the city. They evacuate the city and deal with the problem. As the monster goes on a rampage through the city, the team exceedingly subdues the beast and save the day!|
The Aos: Midwest One Shot, was an ad that took place in May 17, 2013 acting as a credit scene for the show.
|One Shot||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Midwest||Joss Whedon||Naphtali||May 17, 2013|
In February 2012, Kevin Feigi announced a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie based on S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, but ended up going to be made as two separate shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Midwest.
- Cobie Smolders as Mariah Hill:
A high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works as a director in the North U.S. Department of S.H.I.E.L.D. Who moves from the mobile Helicarrier to her starter base in Milwaukee, joining a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.
- Brock Lesnar as Davis McCoy:
A S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent who is hired from the military straight into S.H.I.E.L.D. and is the supervising officer for Ivon and Rodriguez.
- Roshon Fegan as Ivon/Marvyn Dunn:
An Asgardian Eternal who comes to Earth, discovers his powers and vows to protect those who need to be protected by evil threats. Is persuaded to join S.H.I.E.L.D. by then FWB.
- Pevita Pearce as Mirian Lang:
A skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent who was trained by Natasha Romanoff in her youth and ended up joining S.H.I.E.L.D. in her young age.
- Randy Brown as Agent Steele:
A powered agent with high martial arts skills, invulnerable and super strength powerful. He is the supervising officer for Agent Siegfried and Mirian.
- Veronica Macedo as Kayla Rodriguez:
A skilled gun and martial arts agent taught by herself, who fled from her abusive father who caused the death of her mother and younger-sister. Recruited at a young age as well.
- Pearl Thusi as Sharon Siegfried:
A S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent recruited into Hill's team straight from the academy as a skilled intern-nurse for the medic in Hill's team.
- Sean Harris as Dr. Alison Weber:
A secret scientist that has plans to take over the city and destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. from the core. His plan fails after launching the reptilian crisis and making the Kaiju.
- Wes Bentley as Ravering:
A criminal who was present from the Raid of Chicago's Mayor. Equipped with a carbon-titanium skeleton with an amour ready to slash. Escaped from S.H.I.E.L.D. by an unknown source.
The season also includes guest actors: Clark Gregg, Ben Wishaw and Reed Diamond.
The season premiered on ABC on March 8, 2013 and March 15 on CTV. It also aired in Channel 4 on October 11, 2013 and also on TV2 in Australia. It was released on Blue Ray DVD, on December 27, 2013; featuring all deleted scenes, bloopers, and a special, Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, One Shots, and future movie trailers. The next year on March, 2014 the show aired on Nextflix and Hulu.