Pennsylvania is a state located on the eastern region of the United States of America.
Captain America's USO Shows
Steve Rogers was chosen as the new public hero of World War II due to his heroic persecution of Heinz Kruger in the streets of New York City. The event became a front page in the newspapers, and Senator Brandt realized he had potential as a public symbol to boost the morale of the nation, and promote the purchasing of War Bonds. Rogers joined the USO and began touring the nation in a colorful costume as Captain America, Pennsylvania being one of the states he visited.
Benjamin Pollack and his girlfriend Claire Wise planned a series of thefts using a Chitauri Gun that fell from the sky inside their laboratory in New York City and that Pollack managed to repair. Their first theft took them to the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania, five days after the Battle of New York, where they argued inside their car about the plan, as Pollack was hesitant to do it, but Wise managed to convince him to continue their plan.
Pollack and Wise covered their faces with a balaclava, and entered a bank, shooting the weapon to the furniture in order to scare the customers and employees, accessing the vault of the bank blasting the door with the weapon. Pollack and Wise left the town after the successful theft.
One of the firehouses in Wrigley sent an engine team with a dozen volunteers to New York City in order to help in the aftermath of the Chitauri invasion. Adam Cross, Frank Whalen and Tony Diaz, three of these volunteers, found a Chitauri Helmet, and decided to keep it as a souvenir.
Adam Cross, troop leader of a group of boy scouts, went camping at the outskirts of Wrigley with Justin and a group of five scouts. Justin was telling horror stories to the rest of the campers around the fire. Cross jokingly tried to mimic the cry of the man in the story, provoking the laughter of the scouts.
Cross started to hear a strange humming noise that none else could hear, and went to check the campground, while Justin stayed with the rest of the scouts, telling them that Cross was only trying to scare them.
A mug started to levitate and emit an electric crackle, scaring the scouts. Cross was heard screaming. Justin ordered the scouts to hide inside their truck, and a pulse of electricity erupted, with lightning striking the battery of the car and making it jump a few meters.
Justin and the rest of the scouts started searching Cross, and found his corpse levitating above the air with electricity crackling through his body, scaring the scouts.
Camp Site Investigation
Phil Coulson and his team were tasked to investigate the death of Adam Cross, knowing that it was linked to an electrostatic anomaly, although Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons found the event strange, given that those kind of anomalies are usually caused by massive electrical storms and there was no storm near Wrigley.
Melinda May and Grant Ward checked the battery of the truck, finding that it blew up through the hood of the truck and landed at a considerable distance, showing the kind of force needed to create that trajectory.
Skye wondered why they were called to investigate what she thought to be a strange natural phenomenon, but she came across Adam Cross' corpse, levitating and with electricity crackling through his body. Coulson asked Fitz and Simmons if they had any theory about what could have caused an effect like that, but Ward theorized it could be either a natural event or a high-technology weapon, although Skye pointed that it could have been a person with powers, like the ones listed on the Index. However, May told her that none on the Index had that type of power. To make sure, Coulson intended to contact agent Felix Blake to check all the alternatives.
Simmons noticed a wound in Cross' forehead, similar to the strike on the truck, and approached to examine it. Electricity crackled and the corpse fell to the ground as, unbeknownst to everyone at that time, Simmons had been infected with the same Chitauri Virus that killed Cross.
Frank Whalen's Farmhouse
The three agents found the barn of the farmhouse closed from the inside and another levitating corpse, that of Frank Whalen, owner of the farm and fellow volunteer firefighter of the first victim, Adam Cross. Ward went to check the perimeter to see if the responsible of Whalen's death was nearby, and Coulson ordered Skye to check the satellites above the area, but first she send Coulson information about the relationship between Cross and Whalen, as they both attended New York City to help after the alien invasion.
Fitz analyzed Whalen's corpse with one of the D.W.A.R.F.s, causing the same reaction that occurred when Jemma Simmons approached Cross' corpse. Simmons theorized that the wounds that were present in the foreheads of both firemen were an important clue.
Phil Coulson, Grant Ward and Melinda May went to investigate the fire station in Wrigley where Adam Cross and Frank Whalen worked as volunteer firefighters. Coulson introduced himself as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and informed the firefighters of Whalen's death. Coulson noticed that one of the firefighters, Tony Diaz, was behaving strangely At the same moment, Skye detected another electrostatic event right at the firehouse, and Diaz started hearing the same humming noise that Cross described to his scout troops.
Seeing a frying pan levitate, Coulson took his gun and ordered Diaz to stop whatever he was doing, thinking that Diaz was using the Chitauri Helmet that May discovered in the firehouse as a weapon. Diaz explained that nobody touched the helmet until they cleaned the rust it had a few days before Cross' death.
Jemma Simmons quickly deduced that the helmet was not a weapon, and the responsible for the deaths was a Chitauri Virus contained in the helmet. Realizing that Diaz was about to die, Coulson ordered Ward and May to clear everybody out of the building, while he stayed behind to comfort Diaz, confessing him that he died, but what he saw after was beautiful. Diaz, not wanting Coulson to die by his fault, asked him to leave. Coulson, with a serious countenance, watched the electric pulse that killed Diaz, having been unable to prevent his death.
The following morning, Leo Fitz analyzed Coulson, May and Ward to determine if they were infected by the virus, but he found no traces of electrostatic energy. Coulson and his team was tasked to take the Chitauri Helmet to the Sandbox, a S.H.I.E.L.D. research facility across the Atlantic, and Coulson asked Simmons to find a cure for the virus in case the firefighters were infected.
Chase of Grant Ward
Melinda May coordinated the chase of Grant Ward, having positioned many agents, including Bobbi Morse, Lance Hunter and Antoine Triplett, in all the known hotboxes that Ward had in locations near the place he escaped federal custody.
Morse updated the status of the agents she was coordinating, and asked the reason a nationwide manhunt had not been established, given Ward actually escaped from federal custody, but his older brother, Senator Christian Ward, covered the incident to avoid political repercussions, so S.H.I.E.L.D. had to locate the fugitive without further assistance.
Triplett, stationed in a bus depot that served as Ward's hotbox in Philadelphia, witnessed how Ward entered a bus station and went to retrieve one of his boxes. Triplett asked for permission to kill Ward, but May warned him to stand by and wait for orders. Phil Coulson informed them that Senator Ward wanted his brother alive, but Coulson ordered them to bring Ward by any means necessary. However, Ward knew he was being watched, and outfitted himself with an explosive vest filled of C-4, warning Triplett from a distance that he would detonate the explosives if he engaged.
Coulson ordered Triplett not to engage, letting Ward board a bus to Atlanta, and gave further orders to May, wanting her to continue coordinating the whole mission from the Quinjet and position Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse in Atlanta.
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