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Presently, Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter run past Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie, telling them that Leo Fitz has entered the previously sealed room that contained the Monolith. They pull Fitz from the Kree stone. Phil Coulson, interrupted from installing a new hand, berates Fitz for his emotional breakdown, citing that he cannot afford to lose him; Fitz runs from the room after Morse removed sand from his cheek.
Fitz finds that the sand proves that Jemma Simmons was on another world, teleported by the Monolith. It is decided that she is to be found and returned to Earth. Coulson has Fitz and Morse accompany him to Norway to get Elliot Randolph, an Asgardian who has spent centuries on Earth, but was in prison for being drunk and disorderly.
Eventually, Johnson and Mackenzie take the Monolith to an English castle where they meet with Coulson's group. They open the portal but the machinery able to maintain it breaks. Fitz and Johnson realize that Johnson's vibrational powers can maintain the portal. When Johnson uses her powers, instead of sending a probe to investigate, Fitz jumps inside. He finds and retrieves Simmons before the portal explodes.
Grant Ward is not happy; he feels that HYDRA has squandered its potential for too long and he, as leader, will change that. To that end, he and Kebo find Werner von Strucker, the son of Wolfgang von Strucker, and eventually convince him to join their campaign.
Lance Hunter goes to Sun City, Arizona to recruit Melinda May to his campaign: revenge on Ward for the Kidnapping of Bobbi Morse. Initially, May refuses; she feels that her father needs her after his car accident. Hunter tells May that the real reason she is staying with her father is that she feels that Ward might target him. After a long conversation with her father, May changes her mind and joins Hunter.
Having returned to Culver University, Garner allows a new student to join his class, Werner von Strucker.
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Brett Dalton as Grant Ward
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson
- 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
- Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell (credit only)
- Peter MacNicol as Elliot Randolph
- James Hong as William May
- Alex Hyde-White as Lord Thornally
- Spencer Treat Clark as Werner von Strucker
- Blair Underwood as Doctor Andrew Garner
- Daz Crawford as Kebo
- Daniel J. Wolfe as Lord Manzini
- Piers Stubbs as Younger Lord
- Darius Cottrell as Moe (uncredited)
- Riley Go as Young Melinda May (uncredited)
- Trevor Snarr as Huntington (uncredited)
- Mark Casimir Dyniewicz as 1830s Nobleman (uncredited)
- Cale Schultz as Bodyguard (uncredited)
- Ashley Caple as Alexander's Friend on Yacht (uncredited)
- Unknown Actor as Carmine (uncredited)
- Ibiza, Spain
- Sun City, Arizona
- Grant Ward's HYDRA Warehouse
- West Virginia
- Gloucestershire, England
- Morocco (mentioned)
- Novi Grad, Sokovia (mentioned)
- Honolulu, Hawaii (mentioned)
- Maui, Hawaii (mentioned)
- France (mentioned)
- Louvre (mentioned)
- Afterlife, Nepal (mentioned)
- Leavenworth (mentioned)
- Rescue of Jemma Simmons
- Grant Ward's Campaign
- Battle of Sokovia (mentioned)
- Kidnapping of Bobbi Morse (mentioned)
- Assassination of Wolfgang von Strucker (mentioned)
- Phil Coulson's Prosthetic Hand
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Lanyard
- Wormhole (mentioned)
- Bifrost Bridge (mentioned)
- Caterpillars (mentioned)
- Strategic Scientific Reserve (logo)
- Advanced Threat Containment Unit (mentioned)
- Elliot Randolph refers to Bobbi Morse as 'The Amazon.' Morse's actress, Adrianne Palicki starred as the eponymous character in the unaired Wonder Woman TV pilot, where Wonder Woman/Diana Prince is from the Amazon race.