Hawkeye : Strike team one, we're on the ground in Barbuda. Ready to proceed.
Director Coulson : Team two, what's your status?
Captain Marvel : Strike two, making another pass over the north shore. We spotted what look like Hydra landing craft moving in formation towards the beaches.
Director Coulson : Well, would ya look at that. Guess we picked the right time to plan this little excursion.
Director Coulson : Carol, have your team break off and intercept their landing parties. Commander, proceed on mission. Get your team inside A.I.M.'s R&D labs. Let's see if we can't find out just what Hydra's after.
Paladin : Look, I don't know anything about Hydra. I only dealt with Octavius!
Hawkeye : Then tell us about that. What kind of tech was A.I.M. supplying to the Sinister Six?
Paladin : I don't know, I swear! I've learned not to ask questions. But you can ask them yourselves. The Six are here. They were brought in not long ago - heard the higher ups had some experiments lined up for them.
Fixer : Fine. I suppose it matters little at his point. Ninety-three hours ago, Hydra initiated purchase from us of PT-0439, a prototype particle transference matrix.
Hank Pym : A... siphon for dimensional energy? Then... the Incursion in Manhattan--it wasn't a coincidence Hydra had a front row seat. They knew it was coming.
Fixer : We hadn't completed testing on it yet, but, as you suspect, the Siphon was fully capable of detecting variances in trans-dimensional energy. It's real purpose, of course, was to harness that energy.
Hank Pym : ...tapping into an Incursion like a spigot in a maple tree. What kind of output are we talking?
Fixer : The energy generated by momentarily fusing together two realities? Suffice it to say it dwarfs any previously observed celestial event.
Scientist Supreme : THIS IS A GENERAL ALERT! Hydra forces have entered the base, repeat Hydra forces have entered the base.
Scientist Supreme : All security personnel report for assignment. Research personnel initiate experiment lockdown procedures.
Director Coulson : Hydra's main assault force just landed on the island, Commander. Captain Marvel's team is working on slowing their advance, but they must have snuck an entire group past our lines.
Hawkeye : Red Skull's going all out.
Hank Pym : Not surprising. If he's able to find what he needs to get that Incursion Siphon running, it's hard to overstate how much raw power he'll have at his disposal. We're talking a significant fraction of the Big Bang.
Director Coulson : That can't happen. Do what you need to do, Commander, but keep A.I.M.'s tech out of Hydra's hands.
Hawkeye : Militant just took down an entire division of A.I.M. security troops up ahead. Not that I feel particularly bad for them, but we may want to intervene before the beekeepers have to change their acronym to Astonishingly Injured Maniacs.
Hawkeye : The charges are defused. Looks like the same kind of electro-magnetic tech that runs Hammer's Mjolnir knock-off.
Director Coulson : An EMP burst would wreak havoc with all of the electrical systems and volatile experiments in that place. Better do another sweep when you get a chance and make sure that was the only cache.
Director Coulson : Let's get you out of that facility, gang, there's not much left for you to do down there.
War Machine : Copy that. We can punch through to - WHAT THE...! <khhhhhhk>.
Director Coulson : Rhodes? Colonel Rhodes! Report!
Black Widow : ::Cough, Cough:: Stand by. EMP just went off in here. Blew out most of the electrical systems.
Hawkeye : And War Machine. We're gonna need to give him a sec to run a hard reboot. Assuming he's still conscious in there.
Captain Marvel : Strucker! Damn it!! He was right here. We had him. We had him dead to rights until that blast went off.
Director Coulson : Don't kick yourself, Carol. Hydra must have been planning to cover their retreat with that EMP all along. Commander, you need to cut off Strucker's extraction. Don't let him get off that island.
Captain Marvel : S.H.I.E.L.D. Command, all teams are holding at the exfil sight, ready for extraction.
Maria Hill : Quinjets are en route, Major.
Scientist Supreme : A.I.M. personnel, this is your Scientist Supreme. The Ultron A.I. has spread to Production Facility 03. Drop what you're doing and report to your supervisor for demolitions assignments.
Hawkeye : Why do I get the feeling I'm about to not-get-on a Quinjet.
Hank Pym : Ultron is too dangerous. We can't just sit by and let it spread through all of A.I.M.'s systems.
Director Coulson : Commander, your team is in better shape to deal with this situation, I'm sending you back in. Carol, hold down the extraction site so we can get your injured people out of there.
Spider-Woman : I think we've knocked some sense into the Scientist Supreme. He's granted us access to the A.I..M. mainframe.
Hank Pym : I'll get to work on installing counter-code into the A.I.M. systems. We may still have to deal with the existing replicants by hand, but we should at least be able to cut off their production mechanism.
Captain Marvel : The Dynamo armor's been disabled. How are we doing on that network, Pym? Any luck countering Ultron?
Hank Pym : Progress? Yes. Luck? Not exactly. Their systems are now showing a huge diversion of power being shunted into a reciprocal resistance loop in the grid. It's creating an exponential feedback cascade.
Hawkeye : And in English?
Hank Pym : Someone's trying to blow up the island.
Hawkeye : Uh, guys... what happened to the Scientist Supreme?
Hawkeye : We nabbed the Scientist Supreme again, but the power surge isn't him. He seems terrified enough at his point to tell us.
Director Coulson : No, and it's not Ultron's work either. It's M.O.D.O.K.. Carol just spotted him evacuating with an contingent of A.I.M. scientists. She's moving to engage. Get your team over there as soon as you can, Commander.
Captain Marvel : M.O.D.O.K.! If this chain reaction goes critical, the entire island will go critical. Thousands of civilians will die! Tens of thousands of your own people!
M.O.D.O.K. : I HAVE ALREADY CALCULATED THE POTENTIAL OUTCOMES OF EVERY EVENTUALITY. A MANAGEABLE GENOCIDE IS FAR PREFERABLE TO THE ANNIHILATION THAT WILL ENSUE IF THE ULTRON PROGRAM IS PERMITTED TO CONTINUE ITS PROLIFERATION.
Captain Marvel : You'll forgive me if I don't quite share your pessimism.
M.O.D.O.K. : NEVER! EVEN IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, PREVENTING THE EXPLOSION WOULD YIELD FAR DEADLIER RESULTS THAN ALLAYING IT.
Captain Marvel : I thought you liked deadliness!
Hank Pym : Carol! I've pinpointed the epicentre of the energy cascade. As long as you release a constant photonic burst, you may be able to use your power to absorb and redirect enough of the energy to prevent meltdown.
Captain Marvel : I'm on it!
Director Coulson : Hill, signal all team leaders to regroup at Avengers Tower. Now that A.I.M. and the Ultron issue are under wraps, we need to figure out what to do about Hydra.