Phil Coulson recruits Michael Peterson to his team for super-soldier support, when soldiers working for Project Centipede spring Edison Po from prison following their perfection of the Centipede serum. Coulson's team traces a Centipede-powered soldier named Brian Hayward to an abandoned factory, and walk into an ambush by a squad of Centipede-powered soldiers. When Edison and Raina see that Peterson still has his powers despite not having an injection in some time, they realise he is the key to Stage 3 of their plan. Coulson's team discover that the soldiers were subjected to the same eye procedure to which Akela Amador was subjected. Edison tells Raina that he told the Clairvoyant about her and that the last person who tried to find out who the Clairvoyant was, got stabbed to death. Meanwhile, as Skye investigates the mystery of her parents, Coulson and May are shown to be hiding information from her. When Peterson contacts his son, Ace, he learns that he has been kidnapped by Project Centipede, who wants Peterson in exchange for Ace's safety. When Coulson escorts Peterson to an arranged prisoner exchange, Peterson reveals that Centipede wants Coulson in exchange for Ace, not Peterson, but Peterson cannot go through with this betrayal. Nonetheless, Coulson, to save Ace's life, agrees to be taken prisoner. After the exchange, Peterson tries to rescue Coulson, but Centipede sets off an explosion, in which Peterson is presumed killed. After Raina escapes with Coulson, she tells him that he only needs to give Project Centipede the information regarding how he came back to life the day after he died.