The President of The United States organises an international symposium on the Inhuman situation, in Taiwan, and sends along the new head of the ATCU, Glenn Talbot (Adrian Pasdar), along with Phil Coulson and a selection of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives for security.
Talbot has his own ideas about security and has recruited Carl Creel (Brian Patrick Wade) - aka The Absorbing Man - as his bodyguard, much to the chagrin of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, especially Hunter who has a personal beef with Creel.
Coulson's crew are looking for information on any Inhumans that other nations may know about as well as a possible "inside man" planted by Gideon Malick. Unfortunately, Malick has set an elaborate trap for Coulson at the conference, which he springs as a vote is being taken to establish a "safe haven" for Inhumans in Russia.
Meanwhile, back at S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ, Fitz and Simmons stumble upon a possible vaccine against Terragenesis, a "cure" for the Inhuman "contagion", which sparks an ethical debate between Daisy, who is horrified by this development, and Lincoln, who believes it will give people a much-needed choice.
It was great to see the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doing some full-on, pulpy spy stuff again in The Inside Man, giving May, Bobbi, and Hunter, in particular, a chance to shine. This is presumably laying the groundwork for the pilot episode of Most Wanted, the spin-off show featuring Bobbi and Hunter.
Over in the Hydra camp, we not only got confirmation that Grant Ward is definitely dead, but also a few more teases about the horrific nature of the "first Inhuman's" powers.