Love in the Time of HYDRA is the fourteenth episode of the second season of the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the thirty-sixth episode overall.
Coulson and his team are still reeling from a shocking revelation that leaves the team fractured as they must decide what to do with one of their own. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack reveal their true allegiance to Hunter, while elsewhere, Ward and Agent 33 embark on a personal mission.
On Andrew Garner's recommendation, Phil Coulson pulls Skye from active duty, and leaves her at a S.H.I.E.L.D. Safe House with gloves designed to help suppress her abilities, asking her to take some time to learn to control her powers.
Grant Ward and Agent 33 hunt down the man who created the Photostatic Veil. He fixes her mask so she can revert to her original appearance, albeit still scarred, and change her appearance to anyone she wishes. Using the technology, they infiltrate Glenn Talbot's base and free Sunil Bakshi, whom S.H.I.E.L.D. had handed over as a sign of good faith. From Bakshi they learned about Agent 33's life before Daniel Whitehall brainwashed her, including her name, Kara, before brainwashing him themselves.
Alphonso Mackenzie introduces Lance Hunter to Robert Gonzales and the leadership of the "real S.H.I.E.L.D.", which Hunter learns was founded on the ideal of transparency, rather than Nick Fury's mantra of compartmentalization. They see Coulson and his erratic behavior as a threat needing to be neutralized, and try to convince Hunter to join them. However, Hunter escapes, and Bobbi Morse is sent to attack Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D before Hunter reaches them.