For Hive's attack on the Playground, see Battle of the Playground
For the LMDs' attack on the Playground, see Siege of the Playground

"Secrets are what brought S.H.I.E.L.D. down the first time, and we won't let that happen again."
"If you wanted to talk to me, Agent Gonzales, you should have talked to me. You put spies on my team, invaded my base, hurt my people."
Robert Gonzales and Phil Coulson[src]

The Attack on the Playground was the first open battle between Robert Gonzales' S.H.I.E.L.D. faction and the one led by Phil Coulson.


"Coulson and his secrets, that's the threat. And I think it's time that we remove that threat."
Bobbi Morse[src]

Bobbi Morse is discovered

Phil Coulson interrogated Alphonso Mackenzie about his loyalties. When Coulson learned that Mackenzie worked for another organization, Coulson and his agents tried to capture Mackenzie, but he escaped in a blackout. In the meantime, Melinda May surprised Bobbi Morse in the act of stealing the Toolbox; she tried to stop Morse but failed.

Later, Jemma Simmons succeeded in capturing Morse but her victory was short-lived. The wall exploded from the outside by another force who proceeded to infiltrate the base.[2]


Robert Gonzales and Phil Coulson

"They raided the base for that box."
Melinda May to Jemma Simmons[src]

Robert Gonzales' S.H.I.E.L.D. faction attacked the headquarters of Phil Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. faction. They blew up the wall that protected the base, assaulting and capturing all members of Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. faction.

All the agents in the area eventually surrendered to Gonzales's agents. They succeeded in capturing Coulson, who was brought to Gonzales for a discussion about the Toolbox. When Gonzales gave the Toolbox to an subordinate, Melinda May surprised Gonzales and his agents by neutralizing them and giving Coulson a way to escape the base.[2]



"Under different circumstances, we would have preferred to be invited guests, but that forced our hand. We had to take it out of play."
Robert Gonzales to Jemma Simmons[src]

Phil Coulson escaped from his fallen base with the help of Melinda May, who had hidden from Robert Gonzales' agents. May was eventually captured by a team led by Anne Weaver.

Coulson met with Lance Hunter, who had been captured by Gonzales' faction and managed to escape, and together began to work on how to find Skye and regain control of the Playground.[2]


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