With Daisy’s life on the line, an unexpected friend attempts to rescue her.
Tess finds Phil Coulson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez and informs them that the Kree have gathered some teenagers for a Terrigenesis ceremony. Among the harvested teenagers is Flint, a friend of Tess. When the crystal is broken, Flint is the only one to be wrapped into a Terrigenesis husk. When it finally shatters, Flint has vanished: he has been taken to the Salvage by Rodriguez, who wants to protect him from being sold to bidders. They are joined by Tess, Coulson and Mackenzie and they plan to hide Flint from the Kree on the Trawler. Tess leaves and is interrogated by the Vicar, the Kree responsible for organizing the Terrigenesis ceremonies, as to whether she knows where Flint is. She denies any knowledge, but she is eventually arrested and killed by the Kree.
To comfort him, Rodriguez tells Flint the story her own Terrigenesis and how she had trouble controlling her powers. Unfortunately, Grill has been eavesdropping, and now intends to deliver Rodriguez and Flint to Kasius. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents try to dissuade him but Grill refuses to listen to them. However, Flint ultimately gains control of his power, which turns out to be geokinesis, and uses it to assemble a massive rock which he uses to kill Grill. Flint, Coulson, Rodriguez and Mackenzie hide in Grill's office. Afterwards, Coulson and Mackenzie leave and discover that Tess has been killed.
At the upper levels of the Lighthouse, Enoch introduces to Leo Fitz several bidders who have come for purchasing Inhumans and tells him to pose as Boshtok, a highly dangerous and rich Marauder. Fitz finds Jemma Simmons and approaches her from behind. Telling her not to turn around, he declares his love for her and his determination never to be parted again, and proposes to her. Unfortunately, he is unaware that Simmons is unable to hear a word he says because of her silencing device. When Kasius arrives Fitz gets him to allow Simmons to hear again, and only then does she becomes aware of his presence on the Lighthouse.
Kasius and all the bidders, including Fitz, meet for dinner with the slave Inhumans in the background. Daisy Johnson apologizes to Ben for having involved him into her fight. During the dinner, Fitz manages to gain Kasius' favour by antagonising another bidder, Gaius Ponarian. Kasius then leads the bidders to the arena, where Ben has to fight Melinda May who has been captured by Sinara. After a conversation with Kasius about their respective fathers as the fight rages, Fitz decides to save May, who is still injured and struggling against Ben, by feigning boredom and advising Kasius to send her to the surface of the Earth, giving her an opportunity to escape.
After the fight, the bidders gather to put a price on Ben. However, Kasius reveals that he has discovered that Ben lied to him to protect Johnson and Simmons. Ben telepaths to Daisy not to blame herself as he is executed by Sinara. Simmons and Johnson later meet and plan to work with Fitz to escape from Kasius. Fitz and Simmons almost reunite but something interferes that require their attention: Kasius' own brother, Faulnak, comes to the demonstration. Fitz and Enoch decide to carry on their plan and Enoch gives Fitz an I.C.E.R. before leaving.
The next fight pits Johnson against - at Faulnak's request - no less than Sinara herself. After a fierce battle, Johnson ultimately defeats her. Fitz and Simmons decide to use the moment to rebel against Kasius. Although Johnson is hurt trying to attack Faulnak, the three of them manage to escape the arena. In the process, Fitz and Simmons share a passionate kiss and resolve to marry (as they flee Fitz tries in vain to convince Jemma he has already proposed to her.) Elsewhere, Enoch, disguised as a Kree, shoots a guard and takes the elevator to the surface of the Earth.
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake
- Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz/Boshtok
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
- Henry Simmons as Alphonso Mackenzie
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Yo-Yo Rodriguez
- Dominic Rains as Kasius
- Joel Stoffer as Enoch
- Eve Harlow as Tess
- Coy Stewart as Flint
- Florence Faivre as Sinara
- Myko Olivier as Ben
- Samuel Roukin as Faulnak
- Patrick Fabian as Senator Gaius Ponarian
- Pruitt Taylor Vince as Grill
- Erika Ervin as Lady Karaba
- Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Vicar
- Jay Hunter as Kree Watch Commander
- Tunisha Hubbard as Ava
- Michele Tobin as Gretchen
- Remington Hoffman as Maston-Dar
- Tim Sitarz as Kree Soldier
- Mark Casimir Dyniewicz as Exchange Workman (uncredited)
- Maveth (indirectly mentioned)
- Xandar (mentioned)
- Hala (mentioned)
- Kitson (mentioned)
- Inhuman Trial Ceremony
- Escape from the Lighthouse
- Renewal (mentioned)
- Rescue of Jemma Simmons (mentioned)
- Phil Coulson's Prosthetic Hand
- Terrigen Crystals
- Gravity Puck
- Tacos (mentioned)
- Cocaine (mentioned)
- Culverian Blasters (mentioned)
- Deke Shaw (indirectly mentioned)
- Alistair Fitz (Framework)
- Francisco Rodriguez
- Yo-Yo Rodriguez's Aunt
- David Cronenberg
- Pablo Escobar
- This episode is directed by series star Clark Gregg.