The Southern California locations where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is filmed.
Episode 2, of Season 2 ("Heavy is the Head")
This scene is supposed to take place in Washington, D.C. But, of course, it was really shot in L.A.
'Crusher' Creel (AKA "The Absorbing Man") meets with Hydra's Sunil Bakshi in a city park.
He's there to exchange the Obelisk artifact that he stole for a cure to his turning-to-stone problem.
New S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Lance Hunter spies on the encounter, and prepares to take out Creel.
Hunter gets Creel in his sights, with a high-powered rifle, and fires what should be a perfect head shot.
But at the last moment, Creel touches the iron arm rest of the park bench, absorbs
its properties, and Hunter's bullet simply bounces harmlessly off his now-iron head.
Creel then charges after the shooter, as Hunter flees into a nearby hotel.
Creel pursues him, smashing through the hotel's glass doors.
After a brief fight in the lobby, Creel is about to kill Hunter, when Coulson shows up and
zaps the Absorbing Man with a new weapon, paralyzing him into a stone-like substance.
This park scene was shot in Grand Hope Park, in downtown Los Angeles,
at the southeast corner of Grand Avenue & Hope Street.
The hotel into which Hunter flees is actually the L.A. Renaissance Tower, an
apartment tower located immediately south of the park, at 501 W. Olympic Blvd.
That's just two blocks northeast of the Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre.
Here is a Google StreetView of the park and the tower:
The photos on this
page are stills from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
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