General Talbot is among those injured in the attack orchestrated by Marcus Scarlotti, an assassin who leads a group of mercenaries. The bodies of the victims disintegrate due to a weapon Simmons saw references to in Hydra’s lab. It was developed by demolitions expert Toshiro Mori, who has a lab in Okinawa. Coulson sends out a team which includes a bickering Hunter and Bobbi Morse. In Washington, a powerful senator wants to put S.H.I.E.L.D. in the ground for good. His name: Christian Ward. He’s former agent Grant Ward’s brother. For more intel, access the Field Report for “A Fractured House” below.
Bickering in Battle: Bobbi uses her Hydra cover to get Toshiro to leak intelligence. She has a prior relationship with the guy as evidenced by their kiss. Bobbi uses her charm to try to get her hands on some splinter bombs, but an incoming Hydra message blows her cover. Hunter guns down a guard before he can shoot Bobbi, who assures him she had everything under control. Bickering ensues.
A Tale of Two Wards: Coulson pays Senator Ward a visit. He wants an opportunity to clear the air. He tells him he has his brother in his basement. He knows what happened at “The Well.” Christian assures Coulson that his baby brother is the truly evil one. Skye pays another visit to Ward, who claims his brother is a master manipulator. It’s a case of “he said-he said.”
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Coulson realizes that they have been played. Beckers shows up at the Belgium safe house where Agent Walters resides. He orders Scarlotti to kill her. Moments later, Bobbi and Hunter take down a slew of soldiers while May neutralizes Scarlotti. Unfortunately, many S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are lost. Bobbi wonders if Hunter will soon be gone, too.
Reason for Leaving: Simmons asks Fitz for help repairing the hard drive they stole from Hydra’s lab. She’s trying to not treat him differently, but he is different. Fitz wants to know why she left. Simmons can’t answer that. Later, she tells Mack the truth.
Can’t Keep a Bad Man Down: General Talbot offers May condolences for the team members that were lost as he takes Scarlotti into custody. In Washington, Senator Christian Ward makes a speech telling the world that his younger brother was a member of Hydra. He does this as Grant Ward is being transferred into his custody. This is something that may never happen.
Past Field Reports:
Coulson Asks May to Kill Him|Coulson orders May to take him out if he loses control.|Coulson orders May to take him out if he loses control. From Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode, "Face My Enemy."