War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life.
During the HYDRA Uprising, Robert Gonzales was the commander of the Iliad and was hurt badly. Alphonso Mackenzie, Isabelle Hartley, and Bobbi Morse found him as they fought through HYDRA forces. However, Morse had another mission, given to her by Nick Fury; she was to destroy the ship to keep HYDRA from obtaining its cargo. Morse decided to help the others retake the ship, saving the lives of her fellow agents who would have been sacrificed had she followed orders.
Presently, Melinda May catches Morse stealing the Toolbox from the office of Phil Coulson while Coulson is confronting Mackenzie about the camera that was in the miniature version of Lola. Morse and May fight; Coulson holds Mackenzie at gunpoint. An EMP goes off, darkening the Playground, and both escape.
Meanwhile, at the Retreat, Skye meets the Inhuman Gordon who tells her that there are others like her who can train her in how to use her powers. Gordon tells her that when she is ready, she can call his name and he will take her to them. Skye then uses her power to twist water as it comes from a faucet.
Inspecting the locker of Morse to learn where she would go, May finds a gas mask. She immediately realizes that Morse is not leaving; she is inviting a raiding party.
Jemma Simmons uses her seeming naivete to her advantage and causes Morse to fall unconscious.
Leo Fitz is inside a maintenance closet when an explosion occurs; he is saved by Mackenzie who is injured in the blast. The explosion is the entry of Gonzales and his faction of S.H.I.E.L.D.; they capture Coulson, Fitz, and Simmons.
Tomas Calderon is sent to retrieve Skye; Morse goes with his raiding party, telling them to use I.C.E.R.s instead of guns because Skye is a fellow agent. When Calderon finds Skye, he ignores the request and fires his weapon. Morse warns Skye and Skye uses her power to defend herself, sending a blast that devastates the surrounding forest and sends a tree branch through Calderon's shoulder. Amazed and afraid, Skye calls upon Gordon who teleports her away.
May surrenders to Gonzales' faction after she helps Coulson escape.
Later, Lance Hunter meets with Coulson. He signs a napkin, saying that is his contract; he is now a permanent member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will help to retake the Playground.
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Brett Dalton as Grant Ward (credit only)
- Chloe Bennet as Skye
- Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
- Nick Blood as Lance Hunter
- Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse
- Henry Simmons as Alphonso Mackenzie
- Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley
- Kirk Acevedo as Tomas Calderon
- Christine Adams as Anne Weaver
- Jamie Harris as Gordon
- Mackenzie Astin as Tim Maguire
- Rick Otto as Lead HYDRA Agent
- Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales
- Sai Rao as Susanna
- Cornelius Smith Jr. as Case
- Byron McIntyre as Bartender
- Liberte Chan as News Reporter
- Triskelion (mentioned)
- The Hub (mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy (mentioned)
- Puerto Rico (mentioned)
- Kree City (mentioned)
- Macon, Georgia (mentioned)
- Franny's Saloon (mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Civil War
- HYDRA Uprising (flashbacks)
- Resurrection of Phil Coulson (mentioned)
- War on HYDRA (mentioned)
- Battle for the Kree City (mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Lanyard
- Bobbi Morse's Battle Staves
- Bulletproof Vest
- Howling Commando Gear
- Vibranium (mentioned)
- Terrigen Mist (mentioned)
- Wall of Valor (mentioned)
- Monolith (mentioned as cargo)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Aircraft Carrier
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Motorcycle
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicopter (mentioned)
- Phil Coulson's faction
- Robert Gonzales' faction
- WHiH World News
- Strategic Scientific Reserve (logo)
- Nazi Party (mentioned)
- World Security Council (mentioned)
- Protocol ASTA06
- Project Insight
- Nick Fury
- Grant Ward
- Victoria Hand
- Bruce Banner
- Agent Oliver
- Daniel Whitehall
- Little Debbie Snacks
- Paranormal Activity
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