When an assassination attempt on retired spy Natalia Romanova fails, Natalia decides to seek the aid of ex S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Dexter who happens to owe her a favor. They decide to follow up on the murder of ex K.G.B. agent Stephanya Melnikova driving non stop from New Mexico to Alabama. Along the way Natalia intervenes in a potential rape at a truck stop forcing them to ditch Phil's car in favor of a train.
Back in Albuquerque, agents approach the vehicle that Natalia abandoned when she joined Phil. When they attempt to breach said vehicle a bomb detonates. Max and Kestrel are not amused.