- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Main story and flashback)
- Agent Bobbi Morse (Leaves team) (Main story and flashback)
- Agent Lance Hunter (Leaves team) (Main story and flashback)
- Agent Leo Fitz (Main story and flashback)
- Director Phil Coulson (Main story and flashback)
- Agent Jemma Simmons (Main story and flashback)
- Agent Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie (Main story and flashback)
- Secret Warriors
- Agent Melinda May (Main story and flashback)
- FSO (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Inspector Duval (First appearance)
- Carl Creel (Mentioned)
- Izzy Hartley (Mentioned)
- Idaho (Mentioned)
- Brigadier General Glenn Talbot (Mentioned)
- Yuri Krupin (Only appearance) (Corpse)
- Prime Minister Dmitri Olshenko (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- KGB (Mentioned)
- Lash (Doctor Andrew Garner) (Mentioned)
- ATCU (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Earth-199999 (Main story and flashback)
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
- Russia (Main story and flashback)
- Rio de Janeiro (Mentioned)
- United States
- Florence (Mentioned)
- United Kingdom (Mentioned)
- Kent, England (Mentioned)
- Johannesburg (Mentioned)
- Trinidad & Tobago (Mentioned)
- Nigeria (Mentioned)
- Bora Bora (Mentioned)
- Earth (Main story and flashback)
Bobbi and Hunter are held prisoner at an Interpol black site in Moscow. The Interpol agent in charge of the black site interrogates each of them separately to get them to confess to the assassination of a Russian official. Neither of them says anything of substance to Interpol. When the agent in charge shows Bobbi a picture of the man she's accused of assassinating, he misconstrues her admission that she didn't kill him to mean her ex-husband did, and has his men take Hunter away to face a Russian trial.
39 hours earlier, Bobbi and Hunter track Gideon Malick to Siberia after stowing away on his plane to Russia. The rest of the team oversees their mission from Zephyr One. While surveying the military base where Anton Petrov brought Malick, Hunter shares with Bobbi his growing dissatisfaction with S.H.I.E.L.D. over how soft they are on their enemies. Bobbi spots an Inhuman kept in restraints at the facility, but they themselves are soon spotted by a nearby patrol. After they fight the Russian soldiers, Bobbi and Hunter meet back up with the rest of the team so Mack, May, and Daisy can join them in infiltrating the base. Once inside, Hunter and May find the body of a member of the Prime Minister's attaché. Meanwhile, the rest of the infiltration team makes their way into the base's computer room so Daisy could hack into their system and keep a remote eye on Gideon Malick. Bobbi steals a Russian soldier's clothes so she can get closer to the meeting between Gideon Malick and Anton Petrov. She overhears Petrov tell Malick that the Russian Prime Minister is opposed to idea of building a sanctuary state for Inhumans on Russian soil only because his opposition supports it. General Androvich, himself an Inhuman, killed the Prime Minister's staff member in his rage, and Petrov currently has him imprisoned on the base. Rather than keep him in chains, Malick suggests they use the general's abilities to eliminate the Prime Minister before he could further get in their way.
The team finds out that the Prime Minister is already on his way to the base, giving them only a short amount of time to stop Malick's coup. Mack, meanwhile, discovers a mysterious figure on the camera footage that FitzSimmons believes to be an Inhuman assassin. Petrov and the general greet the Prime Minister when he arrives at the facility just as the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents on the ground surround the room. The Prime Minister realizes that Petrov and his men are all traitors when he mentions the missing member of his attaché. Before Petrov's men can harm the Prime Minister, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team throws down smoke bombs to engage them. Hunter grabs the Prime Minister while Bobbi, Daisy and Mack try to contain General Androvich and May fights the rest of Petrov's men. While trying to escape the base, Hunter kills Anton Petrov before he can kill the Prime Minister. The general, however, realizes what's going on and sends his shadow (the figure Mack saw in the footage earlier) to fight the three agents. FitzSimmons believes the shadow is actually a manifestation of the Darkforce that can act on its own. The general escapes while Daisy, Bobbi and Mack fight his shadow. Nothing they do has any effect on the entity, however. It leaves after easily taking down Mack and Daisy, and soon sets its sights on the Prime Minister. The shadow soon corners its target, and Hunter has no more luck fighting it than his comrades. With no other options remaining, Bobbi finds General Androvich and kills him, causing the shadow to disintegrate. Before they can enjoy their victory, Russian soldiers swarm the facility and arrest Bobbi and Hunter.
Back in the present day, Interpol reunites Bobbi and Hunter in one interrogation room and gives them some time alone. As they consider their options, both of them realize there's no way they can both get out of this. The Prime Minister, President Ellis, and Coulson (pretending to be an advisor to the ATCU) watch all of this from the other side of the two-way mirror. Coulson goes into the interrogation room to speak with them. He uses his fake hand to temporarily disable Interpol's audio, allowing them to speak in private. Coulson tells them what they need to do so the extraction team could pick them up, but both Bobbi and Hunter refuse rather than risk exposing the rest of the team. Interpol clears them of any charges, and the Prime Minister allows them to return to the United States. When Coulson returns to the plane without Bobbi and Hunter, he reveals to the rest of his team that they aren't coming back.
Some time later, Bobbi and Hunter are at a bar talking about what they should do next now that they aren't S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. A waitress gives them a drink paid for by someone who chose to remain anonymous. The two of them look around the bar and see Simmons sitting at a booth. More drinks start coming their way, and they realize the rest of their team is there, giving them a "spy's goodbye."
Elsewhere, Gideon Malick meets with his daughter, Stephanie, while shooting clay pigeons. She asks him when she can finally meet their "guest." Gideon says their "guest" is still coming together and, and he still hasn't figured out what he's planning. Stephanie, however, seems to know what his plans are: to change the world.
|Director Phil Coulson||Clark Gregg|
|Agent Melinda May||Ming-Na Wen|
|Agent Daisy Johnson||Chloe Bennet|
|Agent Leo Fitz||Iain De Caestecker|
|Agent Jemma Simmons||Elizabeth Henstridge|
|Agent Lance Hunter||Nick Blood|
|Agent Bobbi Morse||Adrianne Palicki|
|Agent Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie||Henry Simmons|
|Gideon Malick||Powers Boothe|
|President Matthew Ellis||William Sadler|
|Anton Petrov||Ravil Isyanov|
|General Androvich||Kristof Konrad|
|Inspector Duval||Ivo Nandi|
|Stephanie Malick||Bethany Joy Lenz|
|Prime Minister Dmitri||Endre Hules|
|FSO agent||Roman Varshavsky|
|Russian soldier||Vladimir Orlov|
- General Androvich is a possible reference to Simas Androvich, known in the comics as Iron Curtain.