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"Every HYDRA agent receiving an email blowing my cover?"
"Yeah, that was a curveball."
"I'm afraid there's no way I'm walking out that front door."
"Okay, don't worry. All we have to do is get to the roof, there's already an extraction team there waiting."
Jemma Simmons and Bobbi Morse[src]

The Escape from HYDRA Laboratories was a successful escape attempt orchestrated by Jemma Simmons and Bobbi Morse after the former's cover as a HYDRA operative was blown.

Background

"We have a mole, ladies and gentlemen. Right here in our very facility. Someone has been sending S.H.I.E.L.D. messages right under our noses. I specialize in finding them. Bakshi here... well, he makes them suffer. Until that happens, no one leaves."
"HYDRA does not tolerate traitors. Anyone caught in possession of contraband will be punished accordingly."
Bobbi Morse and Sunil Bakshi[src]

Bobbi Morse was commissioned by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Phil Coulson to discover the latest schemes of the terrorist organization HYDRA, but the position she earned as head of security at the HYDRA Laboratories did not allow her to access information about HYDRA's projects.[2]

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Jemma Simmons was assigned by Coulson to infiltrate HYDRA Laboratories.[3] Simmons was not told of Morse's assignment or Morse's supervisory role in her mission.[2] Daniel Whitehall learned that Raina stole the Obelisk [4] and threatened her to have it brought to him. She went to Calvin Zabo to retrieve it, but he dismissed her, telling her to beg Whitehall for her life. Going to HYDRA Laboratories, Raina saw Simmons in communication with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Raina attempted to blackmail Coulson into getting the Obelisk for her by threatening that she would reveal Simmons as a spy. Coulson, knowing he had a backup plan, allowed Raina to send her text message to HYDRA.

During his pre-arranged meeting with Raina, Coulson ordered Antoine Triplett to pilot a Quinjet, an aircraft with cloaking technology.[2]

Escape

"Right now HYDRA's looking for a spy within their ranks. I wonder what would happen to Agent Simmons... if this were to fall into the wrong hands."
Raina to Phil Coulson[src]

Jemma Simmons had her cover blown due to Raina sending an email to every HYDRA operative at the HYDRA Laboratories, with a photo of Simmons using the Flex Screen that incriminated Kenneth Turgeon.

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Sunil Bakshi ordered his men to grab Simmons, but she escaped the room, coming across Bobbi Morse, head of security at the Laboratories. Simmons thought she was done, but Morse attacked her escort, revealing her identity as a fellow undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

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Morse instructed Simmons to wait while she got rid of some guards, but Simmons witnessed Bakshi approaching her position. Both Simmons and Morse ran to the roof where, following a brief shootout between Morse and the HYDRA operatives pursuing them, both agents jumped off the roof onto a cloaked Quinjet piloted by Antoine Triplett.[2]

Aftermath

"Can you tell me how to use it?"
"Better yet, I'll teach you how to survive it."
"And why would you do that?"
"We share a common enemy, guy named Phil Coulson, I thought maybe together, you and I could kill him. Along with, you know, everyone else."
―Calvin Zabo to Daniel Whitehall[src]

Bobbi Morse and Jemma Simmons rejoin S.H.I.E.L.D.. Simmons had an awkward reunion with Leo Fitz after leaving him months earlier. Morse is reunited with her ex-husband Lance Hunter, much to his dismay.[2]

Morse stole Simmons' hard drive from the HYDRA Laboratories which would later help S.H.I.E.L.D. to learn about Vincent Beckers and his connections to the Red Skull and the Splinter Bombs used during the Attack on the United Nations.

Morse's cover within HYDRA was blown; a video file of her fighting HYDRA operatives was sent to Toshiro Mori during the Infiltration into Toshiro Mori's Estate.[5]

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Daniel Whitehall is approached by Calvin Zabo

Realizing the facility had been compromised by S.H.I.E.L.D., Daniel Whitehall ordered all operations to be dismantled and moved to a new location. As he watched his office being packed-up, Whitehall was approached by Calvin Zabo who presented him with the Obelisk and offered to show Whitehall how to use it. When asked why he would do that, Zabo stated that together he and Whitehall could kill their mutual enemy, Phil Coulson.[2]

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