- "I'm not going down without a fight. We're gonna find Skye and we're gonna take back S.H.I.E.L.D., and we're gonna need more than Honest Eddie's Jeep to do it."
"You want to take their Quinjet - the two of us, while we're trapped in here, surrounded. Brilliant."
"I have reinforcements on the way. We just have to hold down the fort until they get here."
"Yeah, well, I have reinforcements of my own."
"Oh, you can't be serious."
"Those are S.H.I.E.L.D. agents out there. We're not gonna hurt them."
"I somehow doubt they feel the same about us."
"It won't come to that. It may not look like it, but this place was built to withstand a Hulk-size force. On the other hand, let's just hope they didn't bring a... [a battering ram hits the safe house] ...battering ram, 'cause then we've only got about an hour."
- ― Phil Coulson and Lance Hunter
Robert Gonzales's faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. took over the Playground, so Phil Coulson needed to escape. Once safe, he met up with Lance Hunter. They proceeded to the Retreat to figure out what to do next. Coulson knew that Gonzales would be able to track them and that they had to wait for Coulson's reinforcements until they were able to make an escape. They later noticed the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents outside the house. The agents got out an Electronic Battering Ram and started to hit the door so they could knock it down.
Phil Coulson used Holographic Cards to project a hologram of him and Hunter playing cards to trick the agents. Hunter did not think it would work, but he was proven wrong when he and Coulson were able to take down all of the agents with I.C.E.R.'s and proceed to outside the Retreat. Outside, they were confronted by more S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that were in shielded Quinjets. They were taken into the Quinjet and were about to be taken back to Gonzales. Hunter kept asking where Coulson's reinforcements were and Coulson kept telling him to wait.
Deathlok piloted the one Quinjet to take Phil Coulson and Lance Hunter to their next location. Hunter asked Coulson what their next location was and Coulson told them they were going to find Grant Ward.