Agent Romanoff, while undercover, is unexpectedly captured. Although her identity remains intact, the gang she is being held by is not known for their mercy for their prisoners.
Barton is concerned for the safety of his partner, and insists they pull her out. Coulson orders him to leave Romanoff to do what she does best.
Unable to sit by idly, Barton goes rogue and storms the compound, only to find that Romanoff has saved herself already.