|For Quake's Life-Model Decoys, see Daisy Johnson|
|For the Framework version coded by Aida, see Skye|
|For the Framework version coded by Deke Shaw, see Daisy Johnson|
|For the Cerebral Fusion Machine simulation, see Daisy Johnson|
|For other uses, see Destroyer of Worlds (disambiguation)|
- "I'm aware that we rolled the dice with Coulson, and I still believe that we need him for this, but I will admit that I let my emotions get the best of me. I thought that Coulson was the only one who could keep us all on the same page. You would say that's proof that I can't do the job, that I shouldn't lead. Well, I agree. The truth is, I can't hold the team together. But he can."
Agent Daisy Johnson, formerly known as Skye, is an Inhuman, a genius-level hacker and a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. She was born to Calvin Johnson and Jiaying, but was taken away when her mother was seemingly killed by HYDRA. Growing up an orphan, she adopted the name Skye and worked for the Rising Tide, putting her on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s radar. However, Phil Coulson recruited her into his team and appointed her as a consultant where she became a valued agent during the hunt for the Clairvoyant. After the events of the HYDRA Uprising, she joined the rest of her team in going off the grid. Skye was devastated when she learned that Grant Ward was a HYDRA operative, and she joined the team in defeating the Centipede Project and John Garrett.
When Phil Coulson became the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye went with him to begin rebuilding the organization. Working to stop HYDRA eventually led to Skye being reunited with her father. She discovered the alien-based origin of her mother's lineage, and was exposed to the Terrigen Mist, granting her vibration manipulation abilities. The activation of her abilities alerted the attention of other Inhumans, and Skye was taken to Afterlife to help her better understand her powers. She was eventually reunited with her mother, and later played a large role in the conflict between the reunified S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Inhumans.
Assuming her birth name, Daisy Johnson became the first recruit and leader for the Secret Warriors. In that role, she began working with Alphonso Mackenzie to find new Inhumans and led the team in their battle against HYDRA. During a mission, Hive took control of Johnson's mind and used her in his plan to conquer the world. For days, she acted as Hive's right-hand woman, until the Inhuman army they were building fell into a trap which resulted in Lash releasing her from Hive's control. The trauma of this combined with the heroic sacrifice of Lincoln Campbell led to Johnson leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. and becoming a vigilante known as Quake.
During this time, she came across the mystical vigilante known as Ghost Rider, with whom she created an alliance to fight criminal organizations. The two later helped S.H.I.E.L.D. to find the Darkhold before Lucy Bauer would use it. She rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D. after defeating Eli Morrow. Continuing fighting the Watchdogs led by Anton Ivanov, Johnson discovered that her S.H.I.E.L.D. colleagues were kidnapped by Holden Radcliffe and Aida, so she and Jemma Simmons entered the Framework in order to find them. They succeeded and they all returned to the real world - bar Jeffrey Mace, who had died during a mission within the Framework - only to face the threat of the now living Aida. Johnson stopped Aida from using her for her ultimate goal.
However, soon after their victory, the team was sent to the year 2091, when Earth had been destroyed and the surviving humans were enslaved by the Kree. Johnson was quickly trapped by the ruler of the Lighthouse, Kasius, and was forced to participate in the sale of Inhumans, because of the belief she was the one who had destroyed the planet. Only when Leo Fitz arrived to the place she was freed, but with a device that inactivated her powers. As the team found a way back to the present, Johnson refused to return due to her fear to cause the apocalypse, only to be forced to return by Coulson. As the team was working to prevent the Destruction of Earth, Johnson's Inhuman Control Device was painfully removed by Fitz. With Coulson being missing after his capture by Hale, Johnson assumed the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. leader in order to rescue him. Johnson saved Earth after she killed Glenn Talbot and later followed Mackenzie as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new Director. Afterwards Johnson and the team dropped off Coulson and May in Tahiti so they could live what was left of Coulson’s life. Johnson then gathered a team and left for space in search of Fitz.
Traveling to several planets, Johnson and her teammates eventually arrived to Naro-Atzia, where they were intercepted by the Chronicoms, who had already captured Fitz. Johnson reluctantly agreed to leave Simmons with Fitz and the Chronicoms while she returned to Earth and learned about Sarge, an extraterrestrial mercenary who looked exactly like Coulson. As S.H.I.E.L.D. initiated an uneasy collaboration with Sarge, Johnson worked at length to understand his connection to Coulson, wondering whether her mentor was somewhere in Sarge's mind, especially after Sarge called her "Skye." However, her trust towards Sarge nearly took the life of May as he turned on S.H.I.E.L.D. and allied with Izel, although Johnson and her teammates were ultimately able to defeat them both. Due to the threat of the Chronicom Hunters, Johnson was then brought into the past by Simmons in order to have time to prepare their counterstrike. In the process, Johnson activated a Life-Model Decoy of Coulson to help them in their endeavor.
Taken from her Family
- "Found the senior agent up under a bridge. He managed to escape with a gunshot wound to the neck, but he bled out. He was still holding on to the 0-8-4. Poor thing was covered in blood. We thought she was dead too, but she was just asleep in a dead agent's arms."
"Wait, the baby? The girl was the 0-8-4?"
- ―Richard Lumley and Phil Coulson
Born in a small village in China on the warm summer night of Saturday July 2, 1988 in the Hunan Province, Daisy Johnson was the daughter of Jiaying, who carried the genetic marker of the Inhumans and was gifted with longevity. The baby's father, Calvin Johnson, an experienced medical practitioner, delivered her. Shortly after Daisy's birth, a group of HYDRA operatives raided the village and abducted the elders, including Jiaying. Jiaying was brought to Austria to the fortress of Werner Reinhardt.
Reinhardt vivisected the woman and used her blood and organs to regain some of his youth, and left her remains to be found by the infant's father, driving him into a state of extreme rage. While Calvin butchered the HYDRA agents in search of his daughter, Daisy was found by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team sent in to investigate the massacre. Designating the infant as an 0-8-4, the team was quickly killed off by the girl's father, prompting S.H.I.E.L.D. to send in a back-end team consisting of Richard Lumley, Linda Avery, and three other agents. They found the infant sleeping in the arms of the dead lead agent.
After returning to the United States, the other members of the team started to be eliminated. To ensure her safety, the baby was dropped off by Avery at the Saint Agnes Orphanage, who gave her the name Mary Sue Poots, and arrangements were made for her to be moved to different foster homes to keep her safe. The girl's father continued to search for his daughter, relentless in his search.
When she was nine, she stayed with a family called the Brodys, that Poots particularly wanted to like, but she was soon sent back to the orphanage. Since she did not like her legal name, she gave herself the name Skye. When she grew up and became a computer expert, she deleted all official records on her "Mary Sue Poots" identity.
Skye became obsessed with finding out the truth about her parents and eventually she ran away and joined the Rising Tide, a computer activist (or as Skye would say, "hacktivist") group. Skye and the Rising Tide shared certain beliefs about the freedom and accessibility of information. It was through the Rising Tide, that Skye bonded and became involved with Miles Lydon.
Skye spent two years living out of her van and using her skills to reveal classified data to the public while searching for information about her parents. However, in all of her searching, the only evidence she was able to find about them was a document with all of the pertinent data redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D. It was then that she came on to the idea of infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D.
Meeting Mike Peterson
- "You can't walk away from this. With great power comes.... a ton of weird crap you are not prepared to deal with."
- ―Skye to Michael Peterson
While investigating the rumors of something called "Centipede" in Los Angeles, Skye witnessed and recorded Mike Peterson's display of superpowers during as he rescued a woman from a burning building. Skye looked in awe of Peterson, but he ran away, so Sky went to check on the woman.
Intrigued by Peterson, Skye decided to follow him so she could speak with him about his powers. Skye met with Peterson at Ruthie's Skillet, where she revealed she knew he was the "Hooded Hero." Skye then discussed Peterson being a superhero, but he refused to confirm his identity. When Skye claimed that Peterson was in danger, she told him about S.H.I.E.L.D., leading to her wanting him to go public as a hero, offering to help him. However, Peterson declined and left Skye, unaware she had stolen his license.
Found by S.H.I.E.L.D.
After her failed meeting with Mike Peterson, Skye returned to her van and was in the middle of creating a video about S.H.I.E.L.D. not being able to stop the Rising Tide when she was captured by Phil Coulson and Grant Ward. Skye was then taken to the Bus to be interrogated about Peterson, but was being uncooperative and attempted to play it cool. Skye revealed Centipede Project to the agents, who had not heard of it before, and Ward questioned her about it, so she informed them. They continued to demand she reveal Peterson's identity, but she refused, as she saw S.H.I.E.L.D. as the bad guys.
To get her to comply, Coulson brought in a powerful Truth Serum, although, he ended up injecting it into Ward to help Skye work with them. Coulson then left Skye alone with Ward to ask him anything, so she began to ask him personal and top secret questions to test the affects of the drug. When the affects of the drug wore off, Skye then spoke with Coulson, now trusting him. Coulson then showed Skye a report of Peterson attacking someone, so she decided to finally reveal his identity so S.H.I.E.L.D. could help him.
When Phil Coulson brought this information about Mike Peterson to the rest of his team, and when they had problems with the audio from a recording before the building's explosion, Skye offered to help, using the recording she acquired from surveilling the building. Melinda May then escorted Skye in her van so she could retrieve the audio, which could only be done in its previous location. Skye was then able to send the audio back to Leo Fitz at the Bus, but when they went to head back, Peterson arrived and knocked out May and captured Skye.
Peterson forced Skye to drive him and his son to the train station and delete all records of his existence. Skye was able to secretly contact Coulson's team and send them her location so they could stop Peterson. Coulson soon arrived and spoke to Peterson to surrender, but he grabbed Skye and evaded the agents. While making their way through the station, Skye was able to escape by kicking another man between the legs so his group of friends would fight Peterson. However, Peterson was able to find Skye and grab her again. Peterson then searched for his son, but was shot of the level.
When the assassin went to kill Skye, May stopped him and knocked him out with ease. Skye and May then joined Coulson on the bottom level as he was trying to calm Peterson down. Skye watched as Peterson became enraged but after Coulson spoke to him, he soon calmed down. However, he was suddenly shot by Grant Ward, but Jemma Simmons rushed in and confirmed that he was still alive, successfully stopping him from causing an explosion.
Joining Phil Coulson's Team
After helping S.H.I.E.L.D. get Michael Peterson the help he needed, Skye accompanied Phil Coulson in bringing Ace Peterson to his aunt to stay. As they left, Coulson asked Skye if she had thought about joining the team. Skye was unsure at first, but Coulson assured her that they could do some good. After getting a call from Grant Ward about an 0-8-4, Coulson then flew them back to the Bus in Lola, and Skye decided to join the team.
Tracking the 0-8-4
At the airfield, Skye unpacked her belongings inside her van and moved into the Bus, where she was welcomed by Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, who showed her around. When Skye commented on the Bus to Phil Coulson, he told her how he received it after dying before the Battle of New York. They then took off and flew to Peru where the 0-8-4 was reported, and Coulson informed her of the protocol for handling 0-8-4s.
When the team arrived in Peru, they drove to the temple to investigate the 0-8-4. As they walked, Skye suggested to Coulson if she should post something to inform the public, but he told her that it is better to handle these situations with complete secrecy, so they don't alarm everyone and cause panic. Coulson then told Skye that all he needed her to do was create a diversion if the situation gets out of hand to distract the public.
Skye, Coulson, Fitz and Simmons then entered the temple where they discovered the Peruvian 0-8-4 was lodged inside it. As the team examined the 0-8-4, Skye attempted to look up anything related to it on the internet, but found nothing. Skye went to touch the 0-8-4, but Fitz warned her not to, and then told the team about it. Shortly after, Grant Ward called them to inform him of the situation outside with the Policia Militar del Perú who had arrived and were all holding guns to each other.
As Fitz and Simmons inspected and discussed the 0-8-4, Skye attempted to join in, but was completely out of her element, so she went to check on Coulson. However, Ward entered and informed them of the situation outside, telling them to hurry as the national police had arrived for the 0-8-4. When Skye brought up her support for the rebels fighting against the government, Ward argued with her about her opinions, not seeing all the violence as a good thing. Ward then told everyone to do their jobs, which he then insulted Skye by questioning what she was doing with them.
When the rebels attacked, Ward ripped out the 0-8-4, and they headed out of the temple to return to the Bus. Skye, Fitz and Simmons took cover as Ward used the Thunderstick to knock out the rebels, and they were soon rescued by Melinda May, who drove them away. As they rushed back to the Bus, they were chased by the rebels, but were able to get back onboard the plane, and were soon joined by Coulson and the military group. May was able to get them in the air, and Fitz explained to them all that the 0-8-4 was powered by Tesseract technology, and was incredibly dangerous.
Skye then stood in the lab with the team and watched as they argued amongst each other. When Phil Coulson entered, Skye expressed her concerns for the team's dynamic, believing that she could be leading the team despite her lack of experience. Coulson then left them to work out their problems with each other in order to become a better team. Skye then joined Grant Ward and tried to clear things up with their argument in Peru, as well as explaining what the Rising Tide was all about. The two then made amends with each other.
Ward then alerted Skye to the suspicious behaviour of the military group, who went to attack them, so Ward fought them off. However, when Leo Fitz's life was threatened, Ward surrendered, and the team, minus Coulson were tied up together in the cargo bay. When Melinda May regained consciousness, they decided to work together as a team to escape and retake the Bus. May was able to get them all free, and they began to execute their plan. They used the 0-8-4 to blast the open the Bus, eliminating most of the enemies. As Ward dealt with the remaining enemies, Fitz and Jemma Simmons retrieved the 0-8-4, and Skye covered the hole in the Bus, successfully retaking their plane.
When they arrived at the Slingshot, Skye and Coulson discussed the hijacking, making her question being apart of his team. Coulson then informed Skye about Slingshot, stating that the 0-8-4 is too dangerous and therefore needed to be destroyed. Fitz and Simmons then came out with drinks, inviting the team to watch the rocket launch. When Coulson asked about them blowing a hole in the Bus, the all took responsibility for it. As the rocket took off, Skye received a message from Miles Lydon, and decided to stay in contact with him.
Now officially apart of the team, Grant Ward became Skye's supervising officer and had her do frequent fitness training to be better prepared for the field. When Skye arrived late for training, she complained about the amount of exercise she had to do, but Ward informed her of its importance, telling her how every S.H.I.E.L.D. agent has a defining moment that tests their dedication to the organization.
The training was interrupted when Phil Coulson called them for briefing about a new mission. They all gathered upstairs, where Coulson told them about a S.H.I.E.L.D. transport that was attacked and the cargo, Franklin Hall, was captured. Upon landing in Colorado at the scene of the attack, they discovered Gravitonium, which was used to launch the truck in the air. When they returned to the Bus, Melinda May had Skye go through the entire log of every communication from HQ after they decided to transfer Hall.
As Skye looked through the logs, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons told her about what Gravitonium was, which she attempted to follow. When they investigated Ian Quinn, Skye believed he was the wrong target, viewing him as a good guy due to his contributions to charity. As the team struggled to make a plan to infiltrate Quinn's mansion, Skye suggested that she could go in, not being an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., allowing her to not abide by any rules. After obtaining an invite for herself, they allowed Skye to carry out the mission.
To help her before the mission, Ward taught Skye some techniques to disarm an enemy with a gun, although she was being difficult. However, after Ward shared a story from his childhood, she took the training seriously. Coulson then went over the mission plan, informing Skye of her role to assist the team in infiltrating the mansion. Arriving in Malta, Skye was driven to Quinn's mansion, and as she made her way through the gathering, the team on the Bus provided her with information to help her blend in.
When Skye spotted Quinn, she approached him and they began talking, where he offered her a job, being impressed by her work with the Rising Tide. After Skye listened to Quinn give a speech against world organizations, she went to search the mansion, but was caught by Quinn. To protect her cover, Skye intentionally revealed how she was working with S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to get Quinn to trust her. Convinced by this, Quinn invited Skye into his private office, where she destroyed her communication device and continued to lie to Quinn until she could disable the security system.
When Quinn was informed of a security breach, he realized Skye's deception, so he grabbed her by the throat and held a gun to her, threatening her to tell him what S.H.I.E.L.D. was doing. However, by using the training she received from Ward, Skye was able to disarm Quinn and steal his gun. Not being able to commit murder, Skye fled the mansion, jumping off of the balcony and into the pool. As Skye attempted to escape the mansion, she was caught by Quinn's security, but was soon rescued by Ward. They later found Coulson confronting Hall.
The team returned to the Bus, not being able to rescue Hall, and Skye returned to her training, having witnessed its importance during missions. Ward discovered Skye in the middle of punching the boxing bag, she asked him more about his childhood, and Skye opened up about her time during the foster program, where she never was able to fit in despite how hard she tried. Skye then revealed that she wanted to fit in with S.H.I.E.L.D. badly, and Ward assured her they'd be there for her.
Hunting Akela Amador
As Skye was spending time alone in a SUV, Phil Coulson came to her, asking about her familiarity with heists, informing her of someone stealing highly secured diamonds, asking her to uncover their exploit.
Skye then joined Coulson and Melinda May to investigate a robbery on a train, where a group of military officers, escorting some diamonds were taken down by one woman who did it with her eyes closed. After Skye found a lead through social media, they soon learned that the assailant was Akela Amador, Coulson's old protégé. The team then went to Zloda, Belarus to search for Amador, Skye, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons being instructed to look for her electronically in the van.
Skye called Grant Ward during the mission to ask about using the bathroom, only to discover a water bottle he brought for them. They then began to search for Amador, until they came across a broadcast with an unusual signal containing live surveillance looking at a van, which they then realized was their van. At that moment, they were hit by a truck driven by Amador, knocking them into a ditch, as Skye was unable to drive away or properly use the gun to fire at her. The team then regrouped in the Bus, where they were able to continue to see the surveillance, learning that Amador was being controlled.
The team decided to take shifts watching the surveillance, and after Skye's shift, she went to update Coulson in his office. Understanding the conflicted nature of the mission, Skye reassured that the thing she was certain of about Coulson was his judgement about people, supporting giving Amador a second chance. When May rescued Amador, Skye accompanied Ward as he covered for Amador, undertaking her mission. Skye stayed in a car as Ward infiltrated the Todorov Building in Minsk, assisting him as she watched his feed.
Ward's cover was eventually blown, so Skye rescued him and drove them away, but fortunately, Fitz and Simmons were able to remove the Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant from Amador, saving her life. Later, Coulson joined Skye in the SUV and talked about the recent mission. Skye was later asked by Fitz to use the Backscatter Glasses to look at Ward's cards as the played poker, but when Skye revealed that she would also see Fitz naked, he aborted the plan. Skye, however, did use the glasses to look at Ward naked when he turned around, much to her pleasure.
As apart of her training, Grant Ward decided to play Skye in Battleship, in which she was able to beat him. Phil Coulson gathered the team to inform them about Chan Ho Yin, a man with pyrokinetic abilities, who was kidnapped. During the briefing, Skye learned about the Index, which shocked her. They soon discovered that the Rising Tide was responsible for
From this news, Coulson brought Skye into his office with Ward to assess the situation, which she believed they were suspecting her. Skye defended herself, and promised she could trace the hack, so Coulson gave her the chance. Skye then began to locate the hack, as the rest of the team watched on, soon discovering the hack's origin location to be in Austin, Texas. They then learned that the hacker was names Miles Lydon, who Skye was secretly in contact with, clearing her name, and the team prepared to apprehend him.
Arriving in Austin, Skye contacted Lydon to warn him of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s presence, allowing him to evade capture. Skye met up with Lydon in his apartment, telling him off for almost compromising her place with S.H.I.E.L.D. to locate her parents. However, they soon ended up making out, having been separated for a long time. After they had sex, Skye went to get dressed, hiding the microchip with all her collected data in her bra for safety.
After talking about S.H.I.E.L.D. with Lydon, Skye looked for her top, only to discover Melinda May in the other room, having followed her. May told Skye to get dressed, and the rest of her team entered the apartment. Coulson questioned Skye on how long she had been in contact with Lydon, and she told him that she was not working with him, just looking out for him. Skye attempted to convince Coulson she was helping the team by getting information from Lydon, but the whole team were cold to her.
Skye and Lydon were then taken into custody on the Bus and locked up together. Lydon continued to voice his hate for S.H.I.E.L.D., but Skye defended them, now understanding what they truely were. Ward entered the room and revealed to Skye how Lydon sold information, which infuriated her. Lydon then revealed his buyer was a woman in a flower dress and that he was tasked with hacking into a organization which had to do with the Centipede Project.
Skye was then left with Lydon, calling him out for going against everything that he had ever said to her since they met. Lydon tried to defend his actions, saying that he took the money to benefit the two of them, but Skye lost her respect for him. As Coulson and May were on a mission to save Chan, Skye rejoined the team when they became trapped in the building. When the agents needed extraction, Skye told Ward to get her into the building, which allowed her to fix the system. Skye and Ward were able to regroup with Coulson and May as they escaped the building as Chan exploded.
After the mission, Skye spoke to Lydon, telling him she's staying with S.H.I.E.L.D., and the two parted ways for good. Skye then met with Coulson, and he told her off for lying to the team since she joined. Coulson then told her to confess what she doing with them, knowing she was hiding something, so Skye took out the microchip from her bra, revealing it was everything she had on herself, as she had been trying to uncover her origins. Coulson offered to help, allowing her to stay, but also gave her a Tracking Bracelet to wear.
- "I hate this. I feel so..."
- ―Skye and Grant Ward
After Leo Fitz was given an unsatisfactory review of his modified Night-Night Gun by Grant Ward, he mimicked Ward, making Skye laugh. The two then talked about how Skye was trying to earn the whole team's trust back and how incredibly linked Fitz and Jemma Simmons are. Simmons then proved Skye's comment when she joined them and had the same response to mimic Ward. At that moment, Ward joined them, informing them of their next mission.
The team then arrived at the location of mysterious death in Wrigley, Pennsylvania, and Skye stuck with Ward, comping his actions, trying to earn his trust, but to no prevail. After discovering the body, floating in mid-air and then sudden dropping, the team returned to the Bus, where Skye did research into Adam Cross. When Phil Coulson and Ward asked for what she found, Skye provided them with information showcasing how clean Cross was, leaving no possible suspects. The team discovered another victim and an infected man, and soon learned it was caused by a Chitauri Helmet from the Battle of New York.
However, it also turned out that Simmons was infected from the virus and that she only had two hours before she would be killed from it. As Simmons worked on finding a cure with Fitz, Skye and Ward watched from the briefing room, discussing how they were unable to do anything to help. After Fitz took the helmet and entered the lab with Simmons, the rest of the team went and watched them work together, only to not be seemingly unsuccessful, deeply upsetting Skye. However, the anti-serum did work, but Simmons threw herself off the Bus before knowing that, but she was saved by Ward. When Simmons was brought back on the Bus, Skye hugged her tightly.
Visiting The Hub
- "You just hacked a Level 8 secure server, saw operational plans that you have no context for. If details get out, the whole operation could be compromised, lives could be lost, Ward and Fitz among them."
"I know. Those are two people we care about. On the plane, you're always telling me to think outside the box, so I went off book 'cause I was trying to watch their backs."
- ―Phil Coulson and Skye
After Phil Coulson and Melinda May extracted Agent Shaw from Siberia, Skye wished to know what intelligence Shaw had obtained, only for Coulson to notify the team that it was classified to Level 8. While the rest of the team accepted it, Skye did not, believing that a team should not have secrets from one another. The rest of the team then informed her that S.H.I.E.L.D.'s entire hierarchy revolved around the compartmentalization of information, and that one person was not meant to know all of the information.
Skye joined the team in their visit to the Hub, although as a non-agent and a former opponent of S.H.I.E.L.D., she was not allowed access into any of the rooms. Skye then asked Coulson for permission to use one of the computers at the Hub so that she could access the redacted file regarding her parentage, although Coulson declined. Skye became worried when Grant Ward and Leo Fitz were sent on a classified mission to South Ossetia, and her concerns were amplified when she noticed several troops in formation.
Fearing that Ward and Fitz were in trouble, Skye decided to ask Coulson for information on the operation, only for Coulson to reply that she should trust the system. As she was not allowed to access any rooms, Skye convinced Jemma Simmons to aid her in hacking S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secure server, which resulted in Simmons attacking superior agent Jasper Sitwell. Gaining access to the server, Skye began looking at files on her past, but knowing that she had only a minute, decided to pull up the operation plans, discovering that there was no extraction plan in place for Ward or Fitz.
Skye was then discovered by Coulson, who reprimanded her for hacking S.H.I.E.L.D., reminding her that he had promised her he would look into her past himself. Skye explained that she had been looking into Ward and Fitz instead and notified Coulson of the lack of extraction, although Coulson told her that she should trust the system and learn to keep secrets. Skye then sought out May, who decided to take the Bus and extract Ward and Fitz herself, only for Coulson to join them.
After the extraction, Skye met up with Ward before returning to her quarters. Coulson then paid her a visit, informing her that he had found the original file. He explained that the file was not about her, but about a woman who dropped her off at Saint Agnes Orphanage, and that it was redacted because she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, causing Skye to wonder if that had been her mother.
Encounters with Asgard
Later, Skye accompanied the team with the cleanup of the aftermath of the Battle of Greenwich, where she expressed her awe for the Asgardians' history, as well as her attraction to Thor. When a mysterious couple cut down a tree and attacked the park rangers, Skye and Melinda May located them from a news report about a riot they were in, and informed the rest of the team.
On the Bus, Skye, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons discussed the couple and the mysterious object they possessed, which was Asgardian, called the Berserker Staff. They then began a search for the other pieces of the Berserker Staff, with Skye going through message boards for any hints. While searching in one location, Skye found Ward in pain and frantic, as he revealed that the other piece had been taken. They brought Ward back to the Bus, where Fitz and Simmons examined him, but after some questions, he became aggressive, insulting the team and then storming out.
When Phil Coulson interrogated Elliot Randolph, they learned that he was Asgardian, much to Skye's surprise and excitement. They then teamed up with Randolph to retrieve the final piece, but Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen attacked them. As Ward and Nystorm fought, Skye attempted to calm Ward down, as the effects of the staff grew stronger. Once he defeated the group, Skye supported Ward, who was exhausted, as May defeated Larsen with the completed staff. Later, in a bar, Skye offered Ward to talk to her if he ever needed to.
Hunting a Ghost
- "I know that he's punishing me. And I deserve it."
"No. No, you don't. No one does. I had a few nuns around me growing up, and they would talk like that. Scaring kids with stories of God's wrath. It made me not want to believe. The only words that stuck with me were something Sister McKenna said, from the Bible, I think. She said, 'God is love.' It's simple and it's a little sappy, but that's the version I like."
- ―Hannah Hutchins and Skye
Phil Coulson informed Skye about Hannah Hutchins, telling her that they were going to conduct an Index Asset Evaluation and Intake, believing she may be telekinetic. Coulson suggested Skye to pay attention during the meeting, as it would allow her to learn how to deal with those situations. Once they arrived at Hutchins' house, Skye watched from the car as Coulson talked to her, until Melinda May had to sedate her after an incident.
Skye watched as Coulson and May talked to Hutchins in the cell, felling sorry for what she was going through. When Skye asked how May got the name the "Cavalry", Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons told her the an extreme story, unknown to Skye that they were pranking her. They then discussed how that particular day impacted May, as they continued to look into what could be the cause for the supposed telekinetic powers. After Coulson and May finished talking to Hutchins, Skye asked if she could talk to her to comfort her, discovering how good of a person she was, but they declined.
Skye then decided to vent to Grant Ward about May, where he revealed that Fitz and Simmons had pranked her about the story of the Cavalry, explaining what really happened. As Skye continued her research, she came across Tobias Ford, who had sent in multiple safety complaints to Hutchins. When the power was cut, the Bus crashed, which Simmons revealed was because of a ghost that was onboard. Coulson allowed Skye to reveal the news to Hutchins, and the two talked about the situation together, as Skye comforted Hutchins about her faith.
When Skye went to help Coulson, he revealed to her the true story of the Cavalry and what the reality of it was, impacting Skye. As they discussed May, they were attacked again by the ghost, which was revealed to be Ford. After the discovered Fitz's next prank, Skye realized that Ford wasn't hunting Hutchins, but he was protecting her, as he was in love with her. May was able to convince Ford to stop with his pursuit, and they brought Hutchins back to the Bus. Skye and Coulson then talked about she was with understanding people, which he was impressed by. Later, while they were playing "Upwords", Fitz came out with cream on his face, causing them all to laugh.
After Skye was looking into her possible history, the team received a message that Edison Po had been broken out of prison by Centipede Soldiers. As the team got closer to learning the secrets behind the Centipede program, Mike Peterson was hired as a new member of the team to assist them.
During the search for Po, Skye told Melinda May about a woman in a flower dress who met with Po, revealing someone called the Clairvoyant. Skye visited Peterson and talked about his son. After a failed mission, Skye went to speak to May, who questioned why she was with them team, causing her to get upset. When they learned that Raina kidnapped Ace in exchange they wanted Peterson, the team arrived at a meeting with her, but it turned out Centipede wanted Phil Coulson. They took Coulson prisoner and Peterson asked Skye to look after his son. Peterson ran to save Coulson but Centipede blew up the bridge, seemingly killing him.
After the team worked with Victoria Hand to capture Vanchat, she took charge onboard the Bus for the search for Coulson. Skye attempted to pursue a lead by hacking into Vanchant's financial account to trace Centipede's payments, but it shut down all the computers due to the Tracking Bracelet, and she was discovered by Hand. Annoyed by her, Hand ordered for Skye to be removed off the Bus, which May backed up, claiming that she was of no use on the plane. Before Skye was sequestered by S.H.I.E.L.D., Grant Ward, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons helped her escape, giving her a satellite phone that she would be able to use once.
While on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye tried on her own to hack the financials but was met with similar success to her efforts on the Bus, so she attempted a different approach. After stealing Lloyd Rathman's car and breaking into his house, Skye impersonated May and forced Rathman to hack into Vanchat's account to find the transaction records. Once she acquired what she needed from Rathman, Skye discovered Centipede's Mojave Desert site and stole Rathman's other car to head there.
During the drive, Skye used the phone the team gave her to contact them and inform them of her findings, telling them to met her. Once Skye arrived at the site, she was found by a Centipede soldier, who chased her until she was saved by the rest of her team. As Ward dealt with the soldiers, the rest went to find where Coulson was being kept. Skye soon found Coulson hooked up to a machine in pain with Raina, so Skye knocked her out and they shut off the machine. Back on the Bus, Coulson thanked his team and also decided to remove Skye's bracelet.
The Truth Revealed
Soon after, when an incident occurred at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, the team, minus Phil Coulson and Melinda, were called to visit, where Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons would speak to the cadets. Once they arrived, Grant Ward showed Skye to the Wall of Valor, of which she read about, and she expressed her wish to have been apart of S.H.I.E.L.D. differently than how she joined, but Ward assured her place on the team.
As Fitz and Simmons gave their speech to the cadets, Skye watched from the audience until Donnie Gill was suddenly frozen, and soon saved by the team. To proceed in their investigation, Simmons brought Skye and Ward to the Boiler Room, where cadets would go to hang out. As they drank at the bar, Skye went undercover to get information about potential suspects, until they figured out that Gill and the other victim, Seth Dormer were responsible for the incidents. The team regrouped with Coulson and May and went to stop Gill and Dormer, who had built a more powerful version of the Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device for Ian Quinn.
On their way, Skye asked to speak with Coulson, seeing something was different about him after he left earlier. Coulson revealed that he and May talked to someone who knew about her origins, of how a S.H.I.E.L.D. team was massacred trying to protect her. Skye took in what Coulson had told her and was able to accept her history, explaining that she was grateful for S.H.I.E.L.D. protecting her and now considered them to be her family. The team were able to save Gill from the storm, who was later taken into custody, and Skye revisited the Wall of Valor.
The Mysterious Weapon
- "Uh, Coulson? Should I set some extra place settings for dinner? Looks like you made some friends."
"Skye. We're coming in hot."
- ―Skye and Phil Coulson
After the mission at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, the team was informed by John Garrett about a mysterious weapon in Jamaica. The team went to the town of Negril and found the weapon. After some skirmish with the guards they managed to get the weapon on board the Bus and fly off. Once they examined the weapon, Skye was able to hack the weapon's code and track its origin to the remote town of Limoux, France.
Shot by Ian Quinn
After the mission in France, the team found a lead to the whereabouts of the Clairvoyant through Ian Quinn. Tracking a mysterious package that Quinn acquired from Cybertek, the team went undercover and boarded the train transferring the package to Quinn's care. Skye went undercover with Leo Fitz as a couple, and as they discussed 0-8-4s, the team was jeopardized by Luca Russo, and Cybertek sent operatives to neutralize the team. In the ensuing chaos, the group was separated, and only Skye and Fitz were left to pursue Quinn.
The pair arrived at Quinn's compound, where Skye proceeded inside alone and was shocked to find Michael Peterson, still alive but horribly scarred. She attempted to get Peterson to escape with her, but unknown to her, Peterson was being controlled by the Clairvoyant through a Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant, and the package was actually a high-tech prosthetic leg that was subsequently attached on Peterson's limb. Skye attempted to stop Quinn, but was shot twice in the gut. Close to death, she called for help, but was unable to call loud enough. Skye was eventually found by Phil Coulson and saved at the last minute by her team, who sustained her condition by placing her inside of a Hyperbaric Chamber.
Shortly after being shot, the team took her to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Trauma Zentrum in Switzerland, where despite the doctors' best efforts, her injuries were too severe and there was nothing more they could do other than keep her comfortable. Desperate, Coulson decided to take Skye to the location where he was brought back from the dead. After some research, the team located a secret facility known as the Guest House. With the help of John Garrett, the group retrieved GH.325, a drug that seemingly regenerates damaged cells. Right after the drug was administrated, Coulson arrived warning not to give Skye the drug. After initial shock and struggle, Skye managed to recover thanks to the effects of the drug.
Solving the Mystery
During Skye's recovery under the constant care of Jemma Simmons, she was forced to stay in her bed at all times. S.H.I.E.L.D. were joined by Lady Sif to capture Lorelei, who had enthralled Grant Ward, so Skye was tasked with locating them. After Lorelei's defeat, Phil Coulson revealed to Skye the truth about GH.325, which didn't faze her. They two decided to work together to find the secrets behind it, without telling the rest of the team.
Becoming an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. resumed their hunt for the Clairvoyant, and Skye was tasked with splitting the team into different groups and sending them to find and analyze potential suspects for the Clairvoyant's identity. In order for Skye to have the official authorization to do so, Skye was declared a Clearance Level 1 S.H.I.E.L.D. agent by Phil Coulson.
Skye gave out instructions to each team member individually, where she talked with John Garrett about their injuries and Grant Ward. As the others went off on their mission, Coulson asked Skye to find a weakness in the Clairvoyant. When the team traced the Clairvoyant to Thomas Nash, Skye watched as they searched for him, where they encountered Deathlok. Once they found Nash, Skye witnessed Ward murder him after he threatened Skye's life. Skye spoke with Ward on the Bus about his actions, which he said he did to protect her.
After talking with Ward, Skye went to visit Coulson, he expressed his worry that Ward may have killed the wrong man. Skye then realized that from her research she conducted, the Clairvoyant wasn't psychic but a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. When Skye found Leo Fitz, he revealed that Melinda May had a secret encrypted hardline, causing Skye to tell him to cut it, having recently discovered the truth about the Clairvoyant. Skye informed Coulson, and they cornered May, demanding answers from her. However, the Bus was suddenly hijacked by Victoria Hand.
Not trusting May, Skye and Coulson continued to question her, but she denied any knowledge of why the Bus was being hijacked or where they were going. However, May finally revealed that she was in contact with Nick Fury, and was reporting back to him. They then addressed what Fitz was doing, which he revealed he was communicating with Jemma Simmons about the GH.325 drug, which Skye and Coulson were hiding information about. Coulson then ordered Skye to try and get onto any form of S.H.I.E.L.D. communications to find out where they were going, but she only found noise on every channel.
When they heard John Garrett on a chance requesting support from drones that were attacking him, they were able to rescue him and bring him onboard. Skye intercepted an encrypted message, which she began to decipher, as they discussed the situation, suspecting Victoria Hand to be the Clairvoyant.
Once Skye deciphered the message, it was revealed that HYDRA had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and were revealing themselves now. Skye, Phil Coulson, Leo Fitz and Garrett discussed HYDRA's return and Hand's actions, coming to them as a complete shock. When Garrett suggested they retreat and escape the threat, the team refused, and decided to head for the Hub, as Jemma Simmons was there, and in trouble, as well as Antoine Triplett.
Immediately as the Bus landed at the Hub, Victoria Hand ordered the plane to be fired upon, believing Coulson's Team to be sleeper agents for HYDRA. Skye encrypted a hard drive so that Hand couldn't access vital information that the team had collected over their various missions and then wiped everything else.
The team then used a Mouse Hole to escape from the Bus as agents raided it looking for them. As they went through the Hub, the team was split up, with Skye and Grant Ward heading to the Nerve Center to disable the systems. When Skye and Ward found themselves trapped, Ward decided to go out and take on the group of agents in the hallway. Before he went out, Ward asked Skye if there was a chance that they could have their talk if they survive, which she agreed to, and she kissed him before he left.
As Skye waited in the supply closet, Ward managed to defeat the twelve agents, and the two proceeded to the Nerve Center to blow up the systems. After they planted the explosives and set them off, Skye and Ward regrouped with their team as the HYDRA sleeper agents were being rounded up. They also discovered that Garrett was apart of HYDRA, and that he was actually the Clairvoyant, much to their shock. The team returned to the Bus, and reflected over what had happened, with S.H.I.E.L.D. now in pieces.
- "This was big for me. Finally felt like I was part of something, and now... it's worthless."
- ―Skye to Phil Coulson
In the aftermath of the HYDRA Uprising, Phil Coulson was left in charge of the Hub and Skye provided him with updates on the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. facilities, of which there were few. As Skye continued to help out however she could, they were contacted by Colonel Glenn Talbot, who informed them that he would be sending people to the Hub. Knowing what would really happen, Coulson instructed his team to prepare to depart from the Hub immediately.
Once they took off, Coulson tasked Skye with uncovering everything there was on their team and erasing it, to hide them from persecution, as well as collecting everyone's badges. Coulson also gave Skye his phone to call Grant Ward to check how he went with delivering John Garrett, and she updated him on their situation. Skye then handed in all the badges to Coulson, including hers, and they talked about how they joined S.H.I.E.L.D.. Skye then noticed Coulson's badge flicker, which was revealed to be coordinates Coulson believed to be from Nick Fury.
The team searched the coordinates and speculated what they could be looking for, which some were hesitant about, but Coulson was determined to find out. Once they landed at the location, Coulson spoke to his team, telling them that joining him on the mission would have to be their choice, due to the consequences that could come if they fail in any way, however, they all followed him. As they were walking, Skye approached Melinda May and asked about what Fury had her doing for him, which was to watch over Coulson's condition, which she believed was stable until then, questioning if they would find something.
After arriving at the coordinates, Coulson revealed that they used all of the fuel getting there, much to the other's frustration. However, Coulson snapped, still having faith that Fury had sent him there to find something and holding onto hope that being an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. still meant something. When Coulson calmed down, he decided to throw his badge away, which caused a turret to appear and destroy it, causing everyone to take cover. After Coulson identified himself, it was then revealed to be a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base.
They all then entered, where they were greeted by Eric Koenig, who revealed that it was one of Fury's secret bases, which he called Providence. They then followed Koenig through the base, as he told them that they would be provided with a lanyard, as well as informing them that Fury was dead. When Koenig revealed that the Fridge had fallen, Skye immediately called Ward to check on him, and was glad when he answered. Skye then gave Ward their location, and she greeted him once he arrived, offering to get that drink with him that they promised each other.
As Jemma Simmons treated Grant Ward's injuries, the rest of the team listened to him tell them what happened at the Fridge, where he revealed he killed John Garrett. Ward then told them that he saved their hard drive, and Phil Coulson asked Skye to look up the inmates of the Fridge. As Skye scanned a list of inmates, Coulson asked about Marcus Daniels, who was on the list, so he planned to take a team to find Daniels as Skye searched for the other inmates.
However, before they could do anything, Eric Koenig required them all to partake in a lie detector test to assure their loyalty with S.H.I.E.L.D.. During Skye's turn, she told Koenig about how she chose the name Skye, having been called Mary Sue Poots at the orphanage, as well as answering his other questions. When Skye was asked why she was there despite S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fall, she answered that S.H.I.E.L.D. was the only home she had ever known, finishing her test, which she passed.
Grant Ward's Betrayal
- "All this time, everything we've been through. Why? How could you?"
"I was on a mission. It wasn't personal."
"'It was...' You did not just say that. "It wasn't personal"?"
- ―Skye and Grant Ward
As half the team went to Portland to capture Marcus Daniels, Skye and Eric Koenig discussed using NSA satellites to find the Fridge escapees, which he was against. When Grant Ward joined them, he supported Skye's idea, and asked about the hard drive, which she revealed had to be opened at a specific location. After Skye hacked into the satellites, she returned, where Ward told her that Melinda May had left, and they began to talk about their relationship with each other. When Ward opened up about himself, Skye comforted him and they kissed, but they stopped when she noticed blood on him.
While she waited for Ward, Skye noticed the monitor that was tracking all of them, and she decided to find Koenig. Being led to a closet, Skye was horrified to discover Koenig's dead body, which she realized Ward had killed him. Skye went to hide in a bathroom as she became distraught over realizing that Ward was HYDRA. Upon hearing Ward call out for her, she left a message, revealing Ward's betrayal, as she went to meet up with him, to not make him suspicious. Ward then told her that they needed to go, so they both boarded the Bus and left Providence, as Skye realized Ward needed her to decrypt the hard drive.
During the flight, Skye attempted to contact the team, but was unable to because Ward had taken the phone, as he continued to lie to her, only now she was aware of it. They then talked about the location Skye set for the encryption, which was Ruthie's Skillet in Los Angeles, as that's where her life started with S.H.I.E.L.D.. Knowing of Ward's true self, Skye attempted to keep her self protected, but Ward took the gun she was hiding, promising to not leave her side. Once they arrived at the restaurant, to stall for time, Skye told Ward that decrypting the hard drive would take an hour.
As they sat in a booth, Skye pretended that she was decrypting the hard drive, but in reality was hacking into the Los Angeles Police Department's database and listed Ward as a terrorist fugitive, and tipping them off of his location to save herself. However, as she did so, Ward watched her, causing her to get nervous, so she lied, saying it was because of how things could go bad, like Mike Peterson, who she met in the same booth, was a good man and now a killer, just like they were FBI's most wanted.
As officers started to appear, Ward became more impatient with Skye, who was still stalling, so to distract him, she asked about the longest he's been undercover, secretly meaning him being HYDRA. Skye then started talking about John Garrett, as well as continuing to secretly mean Ward's betrayal, being disgusted by someone who would hurt those who trusted him. When Ward noticed the officers clearing the restaurant, he thought they had been made, but Skye revealed what she had done and that she knew he was HYDRA.
Two officers then came to arrest Skye and Ward, however, Ward attacked them, so Skye grabbed her stuff and fled. Coming across more officers, Skye attempted to get herself arrested so she could be safe from Ward, but he followed her and shot the officers. Skye then stole a police car and attempted to drive away, but she spotted Deathlok on the road in front of her. Deathlok leapt onto the car and apprehended Skye, knocking her out and taking her back to the Bus with Ward.
When Skye came to, Deathlok left Ward alone with her, and she began to attack him for his betrayal. After being handcuffed, Skye confronted Ward on his betrayal, asking why he did it, which he claimed he was on a mission, although he admitted to his feelings for her were real. Ward attempted to defend his actions, but Skye was completely disgusted with him and vowed to never give him what he wanted from her. When Deathlok joined them, Skye attempted to convince him to do the right thing, but he was unable to, as HYDRA had kidnapped his son.
Deathlok then demanded Skye to unlock the hard drive for them, but she refused, knowing that he was not going to hurt her. However, Deathlok did decide to shoot Ward with a Heart Stopper, causing him to have a heart attack to force Skye to tell them or he'd die. Despite wanting Ward to suffer for what he had done, Skye was unable to let him die, so she revealed how to open the hard drive, which was done with altitude, and Deathlok resuscitated Ward. Deathlok then forced Skye to being to decrypt the hard drive as they prepared to take off. Skye unlocked the hard drive for them and then was put into the containment cell.
Fortunately, she was rescued by Phil Coulson, but when he found out that Deathlok wonboard, they ran to the cargo hold. As Skye put on a parachute, Coulson told her to forget it, as he intended for them to drop from the plan in Lola. After escaping from Ward and Deathlok's attacks, they fell from the sky, which caused Skye slip from the car, but was saved by Coulson. As they sped to the surface, Coulson was able to activate the car's flying capabilities before they hit the ground, landing in front of L.A. Live.
Skye and Coulson regrouped with the rest of the team at a hotel to recover from everything that had happened to them. Skye spoke with Antoine Triplett, who said he'd go back to work whenever Coulson ordered him to. However, Coulson allowed them all to take the night off from their problems. Skye and Coulson then talked about the loss of all of their resources and being homeless now, as well as promising each other that they would take down Ward and stop HYDRA's plans.
Going After Cybertek
The next morning, Coulson's team made a plan to defeat Garrett and retrieve the Bus. After the meeting, Skye and Melinda May had a candid conversation about their feelings toward Grant Ward and how to focus them effectively. May also offered to be Skye's new S.O. Eventually, Coulson's team found the Barbershop Headquarters in Havana, Cuba that Garrett was using; when they entered, Skye and the others were surrounded by Centipede Soldiers and Kaminsky holding the Berserker Staff.
Skye was able to access the computers in the headquarters to put a Trojan program for Garrett as her teammates battled the Centipede Soldiers and Kaminsky. Coulson's team escaped as the building collapsed, burying their opponents.
Skye entered the Cybertek facility and went into the handlers' control room, threatening that she had a bomb. She let Kyle Zeller know that she was in charge and called Garrett to let him know that Coulson was coming for him. Garrett bragged about ending Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons to her in response.
Ultimately, Skye found Mrs. Zeller for Kyle, freeing him from the incentive program that HYDRA was using to ensure cooperation. Then she found Ace Peterson, who was being held hostage to assure Deathlok's cooperation. With his son free, Deathlok killed Garrett. Skye approached Deathlok, asking him to join Coulson's Team, but he declined.
The New Beginning
Skye went with Coulson's team to the Playground and was reunited with Simmons, who survived Garrett's kill order. When she asked Simmons about Fitz, she learned that he was alive. Then she met Billy Koenig.
Skye was given the assignment of translating the Words of Creation written by John Garrett on the Bus. She used many avenues, including her contacts with Rising Tide, but after a month, she was not able to find any information.
Coulson tasked Melinda May, Antoine Triplett, and Skye to act as back-up for Isabelle Hartley, Idaho, and Lance Hunter who were attempting to buy information from a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent when they were attacked by Carl Creel, who stole the information on an 0-8-4 that they sought.
When Creel was identified as the assassin, Coulson sent Skye to see Grant Ward, now their prisoner in Vault D, who promised her that he would always be truthful with her. He told her how HYDRA communicated secretly to its agents, but before he could discuss her father, she returned him to isolation.
She was then sent on a two-pronged mission to obtain the Obelisk and a Quinjet. As Hartley, Idaho, and Hunter left the Government Storage Warehouse with the alien artifact to get Hartley medical attention, Skye and Triplett stole a Quinjet and used its cloaking technology to escape, while May departed on a motorcycle.
After bringing the Quinjet to the Playground, Skye learned about the deaths of Idaho and Hartley. She was told by Coulson to pack Hartley's possessions; Hunter approached and he and Skye had a talk about Hartley, her family, and his friendship with her.
Skye, May, Hunter and Triplett later went to Creel's location to arrest him and retrieve the Obelisk. Hunter shot Skye and the others with an I.C.E.R. to pursue Creel himself.
Skye continued her training with May, who told her that killing was not an easy task. Lance Hunter and Alphonso Mackenzie later arrived and asked Skye if she had attended the S.H.I.E.L.D. academy, she told them she had not, which annoyed Hunter as he had made a bet with Mackenzie about the subject. Skye then talked with Ward about HYDRA's recruitment policies towards gifted individuals. She learned that HYDRA could be very persuasive and that if the gifted refused, they would be crossed off.
She accompanied May and Hunter to Casablanca, Morocco to help Donnie Gill, who was on board the Maribel del Mar. However, they were too late to save him from HYDRA re-triggering his brainwashing program. Skye was forced to shoot Gill and took a shot at HYDRA agent Sunil Bakshi, who was saved by Simmons, in order to make sure that her cover in HYDRA was maintained.
When she returned from the battle, she went into Vault D to ask Grant Ward if he had been brainwashed into working for HYDRA. Ward told her that since he would always be honest with her, the truth was no. Suspicious of Ward's motives, Skye questioned his honesty streak. Ward revealed that he wanted her to believe him when he said that he could lead her to her father. Skye quickly left the cell. 
Bonding with Others
On South Beach, Skye helped Hunter to steal a ticket from Bridget so that she could copy it and get Phil Coulson and Melinda May into a gala for the rebuilding of Santa Maria de las Flores, a church that housed a 500 year old painting with the Words of Creation inscribed on its back.
As the two worked on the mission, Skye and the others bonded by telling stories of their past romances and love interests. Skye admitted that she once had a crush on Grant Ward. Meanwhile, she did independent research into the painting and learned that it was 500 years old but the inscription was not, causing Coulson to realize that there was another who wrote it recently. 
Finding Her Father
HYDRA performed an experiment at a wedding where the effects of the Obelisk were partially duplicated. This got the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the field agents approached Coulson for instruction. Skye saw the symbols scribbled into Phil Coulson's desk and questioned him, to his disapproval.
As she was researching the symbols, Lance Hunter suggested to Skye that she consult Grant Ward. When she decided to take Hunter's advice, the first thing Ward tried was getting on the topic of her father. Naturally, Skye assumed he was trying to manipulate her, believing that her parents had died years ago. However, she challenged him to name his source when he reiterated that he would never lie to her. When Ward told her that Raina was his source on information about her father, she refused to listen, believing that Raina played him. She then changed the subject, demanding to know what he knew about the symbols. Ward identified them as the same symbols he saw on their mission in Belarus a year ago  and again when John Garrett started carving them himself after his infusion with GH.325. Ward desperately hoped that she was not the one writing the symbols, stating that Garrett drew the symbols in any way he could and it slowly drove him insane, causing Skye to realize that the same thing was happening to Coulson.
Just as Skye confronted Coulson about his carvings and he revealed that she could be an alien, hence why she had not experienced the same thing, Raina called for a meeting. At La Comtesse Furieuse, Skye was with Melinda May listening. Raina then revealed that she had discovered Jemma Simmons undercover at HYDRA and threatened to blow her cover if Coulson did not hand over Skye. When asked why she wanted Skye, Raina said that wanted to bring her to meet her father. Though May insisted she was lying, Skye realized that Ward was telling the truth about Raina knowing her father. She heard Raina say that her father had been seeking her all her life and that she could escort her to him. When Coulson refused to bargain, Skye, assuming that his condition was affecting his judgment and fearing for Simmons' life, attempted to go out and surrender herself, but May restrained her, insisting that Coulson had a plan to save her. After Raina's plan failed, Skye snuck off to find her father.
At his hideout, Skye found a picture of him before Coulson and the others arrived. When May found two bodies on the floor, Skye called her father a monster, causing the man to react with anger and grief from where he was watching on hidden cameras.
Skye confronted Coulson again when all returned to the Playground. She wanted full disclosure from Coulson and he decided to give it. He told her that he was upset that the symbols are incomprehensible to him; she revealed that she believes that they are a map.
Playing Grant Ward
Skye went down to Vault D and asked Grant to give information pertaining to his brother Christian. Digressing from his family to Skye's, Ward told her that her father killed everyone in the Hunan village because they were all HYDRA agents who had killed her mother. As Skye was having an emotional breakdown, Coulson reactivated the Inertial Confinement Laser Barrier, telling Skye to stay on point.
Skye returned to the cell and begged Ward for all the information he had on her father. After he gave it, Coulson had him handcuffed to be put in federal custody. Passing Skye, he called to her, but she did not respond.
Helping Coulson's Problems
Unable to sleep, Skye caught Coulson carving the symbols and confided in him that she was troubled by the connection that everything had. Coulson confided in her also, telling her he was writing the symbols every night and was losing his ability to function. One of Skye's Rising Tide contacts, Micro, sent her pictures of the murder victim Janice Robbins with the symbols carved into her. Skye and Coulson went to her apartment and found paintings she made with the symbols, signed "A Magical Place."Skye accompanied Coulson to the secret room holding the Theta Brain-Wave Frequency Machine, then told Alphonso Mackenzie and Leo Fitz to help hold Coulson down if he became unstable during the session. She was stationed as Coulson's anchor to the real world as he recalled the past. She researched the names that Coulson gave her and learned that only two former Project T.A.H.I.T.I. patients were still alive, Hank Thompson and Sebastian Derik. When Coulson started acting erratically, Skye called Melinda May, informed her of the situation, and took her suggestion to lock up Coulson.As Skye went down to Vault D with Coulson, he pushed her inside, activated the Inertial Confinement Laser Barrier and left to find Thompson.
Jemma Simmons freed Skye and she and Mack went to intercept Coulson in the SUV. During the ride, Skye revealed to Mack what was happening. He expressed disgust about Coulson having alien blood inside him; Skye looked at him ironically, as beforehand Phil Coulson expressed his concern over the fact Skye had not reacted to the writings as he and John Garrett had, which she should have as she had been injected with the GH.325. Phil Coulson believed the cause of this to be Skye already had the blood in her system and thus now he had started to believe that Skye is a alien, and Skye had reacted strongly against it.
They saw the Thompson family on the road, describing Coulson and Derik fighting, and told them that they will handle the problem. The two held Coulson at gunpoint and begged him not to kill Derik. Coulson revealed that he was not trying to kill Derik but was showing him the train tracks Thompson built. When Skye saw the tracks, she also realized that they were the symbols were three dimensional.
She witnessed Thompson decline Coulson's offer to join S.H.I.E.L.D. and was one of senior agents assembled when Director Coulson gave a new mission: to find the Kree City that matched the Words of Creation before HYDRA could.
Search for the Kree City
Skye, Leo Fitz, and Antoine Triplett went with Phil Coulson to Oahu, Hawaii. He sent her to get an inscription on a watch for Darren, Triplett to give a button to a dry cleaner to place on a General Cole's jacket pocket, and Fitz to fix a transceiver in under six minutes.
Then, in Australia, Coulson explained his strange orders. When the watch and the button came together they would cause an EMP in Kaena Point Air Force Base, a military base too hard for them to infiltrate. The EMP would blackout that base, but the satellite relaying station in Laura Creek, which was easier to enter, would activate for six minutes until the Hawaiian base was repaired. The transceiver could be used by Skye to hack satellite feeds to find the city.
Skye hacked the satellites aboard the Bus and the search for the city began. When Coulson and Fitz returned, they brought an injured Triplett. Before they could tell her what happened, the Kree City was found. On the trip back to the Playground, Skye had a nightmare; afterwards she had an uneasy feeling about what would happen upon entering the city.
Phil Coulson learned that HYDRA assigned Agent 33 to capture Raina. He decided that he wanted Skye on the team that would protect her, instead of the team he was leading to find the city. She gave Coulson a hug before they separated. When the extraction team reached Vancouver, Skye retrieved Raina and Billy Koenig from their safe house and escorted them to the rendezvous point. During the extraction, Agent 33 attacked the three and was defeated by Skye and Lance Hunter. Hunter left to look for Melinda May and Skye stayed with Raina keeping tabs on two HYDRA agents. Raina discovered that Daniel Whitehall was in possession of the Diviner and told Skye that she could touch it without being killed. Raina also told Skye that her father believed that Skye could touch it as well, stating that it was their "destiny" to hold it. Stating this, Raina turned and raced toward the HYDRA agents leaving Skye in pursuit. May slammed a van into the agents and Hunter pulled Skye and Raina aboard.
On board the Bus, Skye sat down with Raina to talk. Raina opened up to her, telling her about her life in Thailand before being picked up by Calvin Zabo. Skye repeated her opinion that her father was a monster, while Raina described him as merely emotional. Skye also procured the information from her that only the ones the Diviner deemed worthy could enter the temple in the hidden city, and that those not worthy "had better have said their goodbyes." Skye immediately attempted to warn Coulson, but their communications were blocked by HYDRA, who had located the Bus through Raina's Tracker.
Skye held a gun on Grant Ward as he boarded the Bus for Raina. Seeing Ward working for HYDRA, Skye cited that he gave S.H.I.E.L.D. Sunil Bakshi and told him to pick a side; he assured her that he had. Ward told the occupants of the Bus that the four HYDRA Quinjets surrounding them would not fire if Skye was given to him with Raina. Skye gave herself up to him as well for the sake of the others.
Upon arriving at HYDRA's temporary hideout, an abandoned theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Skye was finally introduced to her father, Calvin Zabo, who called her by her birth name, Daisy. She openly expressed her fear and revulsion of him, but was relieved to finally receive information about her mother. At that point, Daniel Whitehall finally became aware of Zabo's intentions, and when he threatened him and Skye, he forced Skye to touch the Diviner. She did, and it glowed, showing symbols. Despite her attempts at defending herself with it, Skye was detained but inevitably freed by Grant Ward; however, Skye, still unforgiving towards him for his betrayal, shot him repeatedly. She failed to kill him because of the Bulletproof Vest he wore. A violent struggle ensued where Phil Coulson and the team arrived and engaged in a shootout with Whitehall's men. Whitehall himself was gunned down by Coulson, driving Skye's deranged father into fury. After stopping her father from killing Coulson, Skye left to retrieve the Diviner, but found Raina had taken it to the hidden temple inside the Kree City.
Skye pursued Raina, but failed to stop her from activating the temple. To Skye's astonishment, the Diviner opened, revealing a crystal which unleashed a mist. While the mist had no effect on Antoine Triplett, who had come to rescue Skye, it caused metamorphic effects on Skye and Raina. The two women were cocooned in stone and emerged with unusual superpowers. Skye now possessed the ability to generate earthquakes, and, breaking down upon seeing Triplett, who had been killed by a shard of a Terrigen Crystal after he kicked it off the pedestal it was on, unleashed a seismic event that slowly tore the temple apart.
- "Everything's my fault. You're right. There's something very wrong with me."
"No, you're just different now. You're just different now, and there's nothing wrong with that."
- ―Skye and Leo Fitz
Skye was put under observation for precautionary reasons upon the team's return from the Kree City. While the team was arguing about the whole situation with the city, Skye's heartbeat rose which triggered a minor tremors to shake objects in her cell. Skye almost told the others, but decided against it. When Jemma Simmons returned to the Playground, she brought DNA samples from Raina. As she checked the DNA samples Skye watched, growing suspicious and nervous that whatever had happened to Raina had happened to her too. The DNA revealed that there had been a major change in Raina's biology. Simmons then told Skye she would compare her DNA samples with Raina's and see it they were the same, but that she really doubted it.
Later, Skye overheard Simmons telling Phil Coulson and Melinda May that if necessary so that there would not be an epidemic, she thought it best to put Raina down. This only made Skye more nervous, wondering what they would all think of her if she in fact had turned out to have powers.
Her worst fears were confirmed when a very emotional Leo Fitz told her that he had thought he had the data about her vitals when the earthquake struck the city wrong, but then realized that they were in fact correct, that her heart was beating at an "inhuman" rate, and that she had caused the earthquake. Skye panicked as her worst fear was finally thrust upon her. The quarantine cell then started to rattle and the lamp above Skye's bed exploded with glass flying in every direction. Fitz immediately ran out of the room; Skye managed to regain her composure and began cleaning up the evidence of the quake so that none of the others would know about her newfound powers. As she picked up the glass her hands were cut.
May and Simmons entered the room outside the box to visit Skye. May knew something was wrong as Skye tried to hide the truth, but when May noticed that her hand was bleeding, Skye struggled for an answer. Fitz then returned, with fake results from Skye's blood test which he gave to Simmons; it stated that Skye was normal. Fitz then agreed to help Skye get her things and move out of the box. While helping Skye clean her wound in the box, he told her that the real results were like Raina's results. He also told her that they would keep it a secret for not only her safety but also because the team had too many things to worry about at the moment and did not need something else. Skye then hugged Fitz and started to cry, saying it was all her fault. Fitz reassured her, saying that Skye was "just different now" and that there was "nothing wrong with that."
Inhuman Secrets Out
- "Listen to me... just me. We can do this. You can do this."
"I can't... I can't make it stop."
"You will control your emotions, just like we practiced."
"I can't make it stop."
- ―Melinda May and Skye
While continuing the search for Raina, S.H.I.E.L.D. took notice of Lady Sif, who had appeared in Portugal with no recollection of her past or why she was on Earth. After thorough investigations, they discovered that Sif had fought an unknown man who wiped her memory with a hammer-like device. Skye and Bobbi Morse tracked the man down to a hospital, where Skye momentarily lost control of her powers, allowing the man to escape. Skye's encounter with the man led to the team suspecting that he was actually a Kree, a thought that was later confirmed when the man was apprehended.
Introducing himself as Vin-Tak, the Kree restored Sif's memory and explained that he had come to Earth after being alerted to Raina's activation of the Diviner. He explained the purpose of the Diviners, and his people's role in the creation of the Inhumans. Realizing that she was in fact one of these people, Skye began to panic and lost control of her powers, exposing them to her friends. In the confusion, both Sif and Vin-Tak attempted to apprehend Skye, the former for the protection of the humans, and the latter with the intent of putting Skye down. Phil Coulson and Melinda May protected her, with May taking her to Vault D and activating the Inertial Confinement Laser Barrier to be alone with Skye and remind her of the heartbeat control exercises they practiced. Skye would not calm down as Sif used her sword to break the barrier. Skye then shot herself with an I.C.E.R. to keep from harming anyone. This convinced Sif to stand down.
Melinda May informed Skye that she was a part of the Index and, as a prerequisite of being an agent with powers, Skye had to have a psychological assessment. Skye protested until she learned that the one giving the interview was Andrew Garner, May's ex-husband.
Skye constantly asked Garner about his former marriage to May, avoiding his questions. Garner demanded that she stop and take their talk seriously. Skye started to shut down and become distant until Garner started sharing tidbits about his past.
Skye took a nap, but was awakened with May, Garner, Leo Fitz, and Jemma Simmons standing over her; Skye had caused an earthquake in the Playground while she slept. Simmons wanted to give Skye drugs to keep her sedated , but Garner advised against it. Having the others leave the Cage, he talked again to Skye about her lack of control over her powers.
Suddenly the Bus shook again; it was May piloting the plane to assist Phil Coulson and Bobbi Morse against the team of powered individuals assembled by Calvin Zabo. Skye overheard that Coulson needed back-up and offered to assist; May and Garner felt that Skye was not ready for a confrontation involving her father. Skye convinced them that her relationship with Zabo could be advantageous.
Arriving at the high school football field in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Skye allowed May to present her at gunpoint to Zabo. This caused him to hesitate and explain his motives over a microphone; he wanted the world to know how S.H.I.E.L.D. treated people with powers. Zabo handed his microphone to David Angar when Zabo was teleported away.
Garner ushered Skye away from the field of battle as the others began to fight; she only ran a few yards before she stopped to watch. When Skye saw the ferocity that Coulson fought Wendell Levi, who begged Coulson not to hit him, an earthquake started. Everyone stopped fighting and turned their attention to her. Skye then internalized her power and fainted under the strain.
Back at the Playground, Simmons told Skye that by internalizing her power, she broke her own arms; Simmons created casts for her to wear. May let Skye know that she was proud of her and would help her however she could.
The Cabin in the Woods
Thinking about how best to deal with Skye, Phil Coulson took Melinda May's and Andrew Garner's advice and took her off duty as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent for her and the rest of the team's safety. He then told Skye to pack her things for a long trip. On the plane, Coulson and Skye spoke about their bad history with parents while dining on some licorice.
Coulson told Skye that Lola was so important to him because he used to fix up the car with his father, who worked on cars when he was young. He also said that although he had wanted to play outside with other kids, when Lola was finished, he was so proud and ended up keeping the beauty.
They eventually arrived at a safehouse. When they entered, Coulson told Skye that the cabin was used to house gifted people and that Steve Rogers even spent a while there after he was defrosted. Skye soon realized that she was brought along to be kept away from the rest of the team because she was becoming too dangerous. So she would not be mad about the situation, Coulson told her that it would not be as bad as she thought it would be. To make Skye feel safer, Coulson informed her that they set up a webcam that was connected to the base, and that May would check in on her every few days.
Coulson then told Skye the harsh truth that she was going to be removed from active duty. Skye did not seem surprised, citing that she probably knew it would eventually happen. He gave Skye newly improved gloves from Simmons, but not without warning her that there may be some side effects. Coulson made it clear to Skye that the time in the safe house would help her gain control of her new powers and master them. Coulson was eventually summoned back to base by May, leaving Skye by herself.
Skye tested the gloves Simmons gave her, and immediately found them uncomfortable. While adjusting, she received an unexpected visit from an eyeless man with the power of teleportation. The man introduced himself as Gordon, a member of a small society of Inhumans who understood what Skye was going through. He told Skye of his own reaction to his transformation, and offered Skye a place with them so she could truly understand how to harness her abilities. He then departed, informing her to call him when she made her choice.
Soon after, Skye removed her gloves and attempted to practice her abilities, using them to manipulate the vibrations in water from the sink. Suddenly, Melinda May called Skye and told her that a hostile force was coming for her. Bobbi Morse, leading a contingent of agents from Robert Gonzales' S.H.I.E.L.D., surrounded the safe house in an attempt to detain Skye. While evading her pursuers, Skye got into a brief fistfight with one of the field operatives, prompting Agent Tomas Calderon to attempt to shoot Skye; in response, Skye unleashed a massive shockwave that leveled the surrounding forests and injured Calderon. Shocked and terrified of the results, Skye uttered Gordon's name, and the man materialized to her location almost immediately, warping her away from the area.
Two days later, Skye awoke, nearly naked and unable to move, in a bed where Gordon greeted her, but then left her with Lincoln Campbell. Campbell explained that she had slept for so long because the shining needles that he was using on her were removing the effects of the inhibitor gloves that Jemma Simmons had given her. Skye wanted to leave to help Phil Coulson and her other friends, but Campbell reminded her that she was being hunted. Skye accompanied him to the room that she was given and slept.
The next day, Campbell gave Skye a tour of Afterlife, the Inhuman settlement. Though Skye wanted to know where it was, Campbell said that he did not know; only Gordon knew the exact location for safety reasons. As her "transitioner," Campbell explained the rules of Afterlife and how others were jealous of her because she had her powers while many others who lived there did not yet. Campbell showed her his power but Skye did not reciprocate.
As they ate dinner, Campbell accidentally revealed that Raina was also in Afterlife. In anger, Skye left the room and stormed into Raina's cabin. Skye confronted her, blaming her for the death of Antoine Triplett; Raina retorted that Skye followed her into the Kree City on her own volition. As Skye attempted to use her power to kill Raina, Jiaying stopped her, explaining that Skye would follow the rules of Afterlife, which included peace from persecution.
Jiaying did not reveal that she was Skye's mother; instead she told Skye that she had chosen to be her mentor and would train her, as she hoped that the two could develop a rapport.
Skye trained with Jiaying at Afterlife, first starting a controlled avalanche and then playing notes by vibrating water in glasses. However, Skye shattered the glasses, which brought back memories of foster homes. She told Jiaying of her childhood, and the fact that she never felt like any place would be home. She mentioned that she did not know when her birthday was, and to her shock, Jiaying told her that it was July 2nd. Skye realized that Jiaying was her mother, and hugged her, crying.
Upon revealing to Skye their relationship, Jiaying told her to be careful not to reveal it to anyone else, telling her of how the community of Afterlife did not like Inhumans going through Terrigenesis without the appropriate preparation as she had done. Skye learned of how Eva Belyakov made her daughter, Katya Belyakov, go through the Terrigen Mist despite Katya's lack of preparation. Skye was partially familiar with the story, but from Melinda May's perspective. So, given that Skye got her powers without formal preparation, in direct violation of the rules set by Jiaying herself, Jiaying did not want their relationship revealed to others.
Jiaying then asked Skye for a favor; she wanted her to have dinner with her father Calvin Zabo. Though Skye was hesitant in doing this as she still believed her father was a monster, after a promise from Jiaying that she would never have to see Zabo again, she agreed. Skye went to dinner and Zabo presented with her the gift of flowers, the three talked about Skye's birth. Zabo then told Skye the detailed story of her birth and revealed that she was born in 1988, not 1989 as she originally believed.
- "Johnson. Is that your last name?"
"Was. Pretty ordinary, huh? I changed it to something more sinister when I went on the run."
"Daisy Johnson. Huh."
- ―Skye and Calvin Zabo
After the dinner, Skye realized that her father was not always a monster, and she began to worry about sending him away. She went to Jiaying, and told her of her concerns, saying that she was worried that Zabo would go insane and hurt innocent people once he realized that he would never return to Afterlife. However, Jiaying told her that it was neither her concern nor Skye's.
Skye visited her father's room, and he eagerly told her that he was going home to retrieve his belongings. Skye thought for a moment, then asked if he was going to China, and Zabo told her that home was Milwaukee. Insisting she come along to lessen the blow for him, Gordon teleported them both to his hometown where she learned how Zabo and Jiaying met, but when he was in an ice-cream store, she made a call to Melinda May and insisted S.H.I.E.L.D. needed to come and get her, but to be wary of her father's temperament.
Upon learning Zabo's real last name was Johnson, Skye figured out her true name was Daisy Johnson. However, upon discovering Lincoln Campbell had been shadowing them, Zabo realized what was happening and lost his temper before HYDRA agents stormed the building, looking for Gordon. Zabo and Campbell fended them off while Skye retreated before briefly reunited with Phil Coulson and Grant Ward. Gordon immediately teleported between them and, along with Zabo, teleported back to Afterlife.
Back at Afterlife, Zabo angrily confronted his wife about his release, inadvertently revealing themselves as Skye's parents. Jiaying told him to calm down and he was escorted away. Gordon tried to retrieve Campbell, but returned with a gash on his forehead, saying it was HYDRA that attacked them and that they had Lincoln. Skye demanded why Campbell was shadowing her and Zabo, and Jiaying admitted that she sent Campbell to watch over them and make sure Zabo didn't lose his cool. Skye insisted on rescuing him, but Jiaying said it was too much of a risk for them.
Skye asked Gordon to take her to Campbell, but he refused out of concern for her safety. Raina then told them that Skye could save Campbell, showing Skye that Raina's power was precognition. Skeptical at first, Skye realized the truth when Raina mentioned seeing Phil Coulson and Grant Ward together. Skye and Raina convinced Gordon to teleport Skye from Afterlife. Gordon teleported onto the Bus and reunited Skye with her team including Coulson, her, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Ward. While promising the others answers, she was unwilling to reveal them with Ward around.
Along with the team, she infiltrated the HYDRA base. There they joined Sunil Bakshi, who was brainwashed to serve under Ward, and she used her powers to help her team. Upon finding Deathlok, he told her Campbell was not in good shape and Skye went off to find him. After fighting her way through several HYDRA agents, Skye reached a dying Campbell. With little options, Skye used her powers to jumpstart Campbell's heart, saving his life. She and her team successfully got him and Deathlok out before Robert Gonzales blew up the base. She stayed by Campbell's side as he recovered.
Back to Afterlife
Skye stayed next to Campbell's bed while he was in a coma for days. When he awoke, he was frightened when he realized he was in a S.H.I.E.L.D. base. He told Skye his fears that now, after S.H.I.E.L.D. knew about the existence of the Inhumans, they will probably search for Afterlife. When Gordon and Raina tried to retrieve the Monolith on the Iliad, Phil Coulson and Melinda May asked Skye about the Stone. Skye answered that neither she or Campbell had ever heard about the Monolith. Coulson asked if she believed Campbell, but Skye said that he and Jiaying helped her to control her powers. Coulson asked how they should call them and Skye said they call themselves Inhumans. May made it clear that they are dangerous; however, Skye retorted that May was as well. Skye told May that Jiaying had told her of what happened to Katya Belyakov and Eva Belyakov in Bahrain, revealing that they also were Inhumans.
Once S.H.I.E.L.D. located Afterlife, Skye tried to convince Coulson that S.H.I.E.L.D. should not go there. Though Coulson reminded Skye of the agency's policies regarding powered individuals, Skye questioned them. Eventually, Skye asked to return to Afterlife with Campbell first to prepare the settlement. Coulson asked how she could be so certain that Jiaying would listen, and Skye revealed that Jiaying was her mother. Coulson agreed, and once Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons had said goodbye, she and Campbell were transported back to Afterlife by Gordon. 
Arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Arriving at Afterlife, Skye spoke to Jiaying about the arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Though her mother was skeptical about the agency's motivations, Skye convinced her to meet with Coulson to hear what he had to say. Skye was also present as Jiaying accused Raina of manipulating others with her powers for personal gain. Though Raina protested, no one, including Skye, believed her. Skye, her mother, and Calvin Zabo waited for Coulson; but when a Quinjet arrived, Robert Gonzales disembarked, telling Jiaying that he came with the same intentions. Gonzales asked why Zabo was there, and Jiaying told him that in return for the safe return of Skye and Campbell, she was giving up Zabo to S.H.I.E.L.D. Jiaying asked Skye to take her father to the agents outside. On the way, Zabo told Skye he was grateful to have met her; she returned the sentiment. Reaching the Quinjet, Skye asked Melinda May why Coulson had not come; May told her that there needed to be someone objective meeting with Jiaying. Skye was with Jemma Simmons and Campbell when she heard gunshots from the meeting room. Skye ran to her mother and helped her walk, shocked at blood coming from a gunshot wound in her shoulder. Jiaying claimed that Gonzales had tried to kill her.
As Jiaying fell, Skye asked her in a panic what had happened, and Jiaying claimed that Robert Gonzales had said that the Inhumans should be exterminated. Jemma Simmons wanted to check Jiaying's condition, but Jiaying rebuffed her, saying that S.H.I.E.L.D. had done enough. Skye told Simmons that S.H.I.E.L.D. should go, and Simmons asked what about her. Skye did not respond, and Simmons left.
Skye and Lincoln Campbell helped Jiaying towards a safe place, but a Quinjet fired two missiles at a house, which exploded, the shockwave causing the three to fall. Standing up, Jiaying asked Skye why she had let this happen, but Skye responded that she had had no idea what would happen. Jiaying was taken to a safe house, and Skye confronted Melinda May, who was looking for Gonzales. May asked Skye where Gonzales was so they could fix this, but Skye said that it was too late for fixing, saying S.H.I.E.L.D. should leave Afterlife. When May refused, the two women started fighting each other, and Skye used her powers to knock May out.
In a room where Jiaying was being attended to, Skye told Campbell that she had thought that, with her healing powers, Jiaying wouldn't feel the pain. Campbell replied that was not the case and that Jiaying did feel everything. Skye asked the doctor who assessed Jiaying if she could donate blood for her mother, but Campbell accused her of planning the attack on Afterlife with S.H.I.E.L.D.. Jiaying said that she believed Skye was still with them and was as shocked by the attack as everyone else. When the argument continued to heat up, Jiaying asked for everyone to leave her in peace to recover.
Skye then visited Raina and said to her that she had already known about the attack on Afterlife. Raina admitted that she had, and that she knew that Skye came to her so she would tell her the future. Skye listened as Raina said that if she would, Skye wouldn't believe her. Raina said that she had had a vision earlier that day, which had revealed the truth to her. Skye asked for Raina to tell her, but Raina said again that Skye wouldn't believe her, and that her destiny was to help Skye fulfill hers. When Skye stormed out, Raina told her they would never speak again, Jiaying was misleading her people, and it was Skye's destiny to lead the Inhumans.
Skye visited Jiaying again and was surprised that she had healed so fast. Jiaying told her that having her here was the best medicine she could have. Skye told her that she had spoken with Raina, but believed she should not have gone. Jiaying said that the safety of her people was more important. Skye brought up the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. could find them anywhere, and Jiaying said that that was why they should bring the battle to them. She brought Skye a necklace, saying that if she decided to join their fight, she should bring it back to her. 
Witnessing Raina's Death
Skye saw the meeting of Jiaying and Raina and how Jiaying killed her. After her mother saw her, Skye threw the necklace to the floor. Skye approached and told her that Raina had known that she would see this and that who Jiaying really was so she killed her. Jiaying said that everything she had and will do was for their people, but Skye regularized that she had killed Robert Gonzales and she wanted that a war will start.
Jiaying explained her action so the Inhumans would have the advantage, however Skye said that Gonzales had came to make peace. Jiaying said that she had build Afterlife so they will live in peace, but after S.H.I.E.L.D. found them, they will hunt the Inhumans wherever they will go or whatever they will do. Skye said what did she plan and Jiaying said their and her future. Jiaying said that after she will be gone, Skye should lead and protect the Inhumans in the way she had protected, but Skye said that if they needed a protection it was from her. Suddenly Skye was struck by one of Jiaying's man and was put in a prison in the Iliad, after the Inhumans took over the ship.
Skye was in her cell, guarded by one of Alisha Whitley's duplicates, but she later was freed by Alphonso Mackenzie. He told her how many agents the Inhumans had killed and captured. He also asked her for her hacking skills. The two noticed the emergency beacon that was sent to all S.H.I.E.L.D. channels and they realized that Jiaying wanted to use the Terrigen Crystals to call to as many of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as possible and execute them. They went to shut down the beacon. On their way, Mackenzie assured her that her mother's betrayal was not her fault. He sent Skye to hack into the computer systems to shut down the emergency signal while he went in search of equipment.
Skye began to hacking but Lincoln Campbell confronted her and attacked her with his powers, stunning her. Skye begged him to listen to her as she claimed he had the information all wrong, and that Jiaying had murdered Robert Gonzales and staged the entire attack on the Inhumans as a way of tricking them into following her into a war. Skye explained that Jiaying had murdered Raina after she had had a vision of Jiaying's plan. Campbell believed her, but just as he told her where the Terrigen Crystals were being kept, he was knocked out by Mackenzie. Mackenzie then went to protect the Crystals.
Instead of shutting down the beacon, Skye created a code in the beacon that warned everyone who read it about Jiaying's plan. The code was read by Leo Fitz on his way with Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Calvin Zabo to the ship. Skye also sent another message about the Crystals. Skye then found Jiaying and confronted her, failing again. Jiaying then left with the Crystals to the Quinjets to use them to exterminate the humans and create new Inhumans. Alisha Whitley was ordered to fight Skye. Skye fought her but when she was almost defeated, May and Campbell found and helped her. May forgave Skye and Skye went to stop Jiaying.
A Terrible Choice
- "I don't want your revolution, because this isn't about protecting me or your people. This is about hate."
"No, you're wrong."
"It's consumed you. You can't even tell right from wrong. I can't let you destroy any more lives."
- ―Skye and Jiaying
Skye found her mother and begged her to stop, but Jiaying did not listen, saying that it was the only way to protect her people. Skye said that she didn't want to protect her people or her, she wanted to do this because of hate. Jiaying realized that Skye would not listen, so she used her powers to suck the life-force out of Skye. However, Skye was able to muster whatever strength she had left and used it to create a shockwave that pushed the Quinjet off the ship and into the sea, causing the Terrigen Crystals to be lost forever.
With her plan in ruins, Jiaying once again tried to kill Skye, only for Skye to use her powers to try to kill her, causing Jiaying's scars to open and bleed. The pair were interrupted by Calvin Zabo, who had escaped and begged them to stop. When Zabo said that they would not stop until one of them was dead, he pulled Jiaying away from their daughter and broke her nerve endings; he then lifted her high in the air and broke her spine, killing her, before breaking down and crying over the body of his beloved wife. The human race was saved and The Inhuman threat was over.
- "Just ask for Dr. Winslow. I'm sorry. And you are...?"
- ―Calvin Zabo and Skye
With the Inhuman threat at an end, Calvin Zabo left the Playground. As he was leaving, he was walked out by Skye. In their last few moments together, Zabo told her that she was better than he ever imagined, even though he had imagined her perfect. Assuming that he was going to be incarcerated for the rest of his life for his crimes, Zabo requested that Skye come and visit him at his prison, and she promised that she would, telling him it would be the best day ever. Zabo told her he had only had one best day, the day she was born. But instead, Zabo's mind was erased by S.H.I.E.L.D. at a request from Skye, using the remaining resources from Project T.A.H.I.T.I., and he was allowed to begin a new and happy life as Doctor Winslow with no memory of his true past.
Skye and Phil Coulson drove to visit her father at his new work as a veterinarian. She was happy to see him as a new person. She presented herself as Daisy, to which Winslow responded that that was a beautiful name. Skye then returned to Coulson and he asked her about her thoughts on leading a new initiative for people with powers, where they could use their abilities to help protect the world. Skye insisted that if they did this, the team should be kept a secret so the people involved could still live their own private lives. Coulson agreed, noting that his missing arm would be his personal reminder of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s past mistakes.
Having fully assumed her birth name, Daisy Johnson began working with Alphonso Mackenzie on recruiting and safeguarding new Inhumans. She, Mackenzie, and Lance Hunter went to Seattle, Washington to extract Joey Gutierrez before the Advanced Threat Containment Unit could. She used her powers on the Unit's soldiers to keep them from shooting Gutierrez. She introduced herself to the frightened man and assured him that he would be safe with S.H.I.E.L.D., sending him to the Zephyr One. Later, she explained to him that he was an Inhuman. However, when Gutierrez desired to return to his life, Mackenzie bluntly told he would likely end up dead, agitating him and causing his powers to go out of control, forcing Johnson to sedate him by blasting him against a wall.
Phil Coulson and Johnson then conversed about Gutierrez and the Zephyr One. Johnson's main concern was how the ATCU was able to find the newly-transformed so quickly, and how they were disappearing. Johnson and Mackenzie went to the hospital where Lincoln Campbell worked and asked him to be Gutierrez's transitioner. Campbell refused; Mackenzie told Campbell that he was going to stay and allow his partner to speak her peace.
The Coming of Lash
Before the argument of Alphonso Mackenzie and Lincoln Campbell could escalate further, the lights began to short circuit. Running to the main lobby, the three saw a monstrous man kill a security guard while asking for an Inhuman. Campbell proceeded to fight the man; Johnson, using her vibrational powers, and Mackenzie, using his sidearm, acted as backup. The man then cut a hole into the wall and fled.
Insisting that they pursue the man, Johnson led Campbell and Mackenzie through the hospital to find him. When the man suddenly appeared and incapacitated Mackenzie, Johnson and Campbell used their powers on him simultaneously but to no avail, as the man continued his advance towards them. Johnson then directed her powers on the floor under their foe; he fell through the floor and escaped the hospital.
She asked Campbell to come to the Playground since he was now discovered with powers; Campbell refused, and fled on his own.
Speaking with Doctor Garner
- "When I changed, I felt like a monster. I needed help. This is a chance to show people they have a place to belong. It sounds stupid."
"No, but what you're describing sounds more like a halfway house. I'll gladly help you build that."
"My mother created a halfway house for Inhumans, and it was not enough. I... I want Inhumans taking action with S.H.I.E.L.D., to see that being different can mean making a difference."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Andrew Garner
Johnson said to Alphonso Mackenzie that she thought Joey Gutierrez was a fitting candidate to the team of powered individuals she sought, but Mackenzie did not think the same. She also said that Coulson's team would be soon with only three people as the rest were gone, left or injured. Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter suddenly entered, rushing to the Monolith room where Leo Fitz had opened the containment of the Monolith. They found him facing it, screaming. They managed to close the containment door before the stone transformed to liquid form and then returned to solid form. Fitz said that he could not give up on Jemma Simmons. He noticed that on Morse's finger were sand grains. He then explained in Phil Coulson's office that it came from another world, far from Earth and that it was proof that Simmons was out there. Johnson asked him if the Monolith was a portal, and he responded that when it had taken Simmons, it had sent the sand from the other planet. Everyone agreed they had to find out what happened with Simmons. Coulson ordered Johnson and Mackenzie to stay in the Playground and help Andrew Garner's assessment as the building of the team was still priority; he, Fitz and Morse went to ask Elliot Randolph's help in the case.
As Garner came to the base, Johnson offered him food and drinks, but Garner explained that, when it came to the safety of her and her team, bribing him would not make the assessment preside shorter. Mackenzie gave Garner Gutierrez's file; when he asked how the two were doing, Johnson quickly stopped him, saying that their only conversation would be friendly. He said that that was what he meant to do. She asked him how was Melinda May and if she ever planned to return from her vacation; Garner responded that she should ask her herself. After Garner returned from assessing Gutierrez, Johnson guessed that he thought that he was not qualified to take a part in her team. Garner said that maybe in a time he would be, but Johnson said that the team should be setting up as fast as possible because the new threats that emerged. Garner said that he understood the need for the team, but he needed also to ensure their safety. Johnson said that this team could do what Jiaying had failed: to show the Inhumans that they had a place to belong.
Opening a Portal
- "I can do it. I can open the portal myself."
- ―Daisy Johnson
Alphonso Mackenzie got a call from Phil Coulson that he needed the Monolith to be brought to a room in an English castle where they could transform it to a portal. Johnson came with Mackenzie on the Zephyr One and then to the room. She wondered if there was a chance they could succeed. She then said to Coulson and Bobbi Morse the things Andrew Garner had said about them. They then activated the machines of the room that caused the Monolith, that was in a hole on the floor, to transform into its liquid state. Johnson heard a deafening noise that caused her bleeding from her nose and to faint as the machines broke.
Coulson asked Johnson if she was alright but called her "Skye," to which Johnson responded that she called "Daisy." She then realized that she was the only person who had heard the noise. Leo Fitz then realized that the room they occupied was shaped to send the Monolith a high frequency that would make it transform to a portal. Johnson then realized that she could open the portal with her powers. The team prepared to send through the portal a probe that so they could see the planet through it. Elliot Randolph asked what she was planning to do as Johnson started to activate her powers. The Monolith transformed again to a portal; Fitz, tied to a line, jumped through it to the other planet. While Fitz was searching for Jemma Simmons, Johnson was struggling to keep the portal open. Coulson then ordered them to bring him back. As Johnson released her powers, the Monolith exploded, but Fitz returned with Simmons back to Earth. After she saw them, she fell down but Mackenzie held her and said that she had done good.
Search for Lincoln Campbell
- "You... you help people because you were meant to. You can do that with us, like you were doing at the hospital saving lives."
"That part of my life is over."
"No, you... you are not cursed. You are not some horrible thing. I know... because you taught me that I wasn't."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Lincoln Campbell
Johnson entered Phil Coulson's office to inform him that the Advanced Threat Containment Unit had pursued Lincoln Campbell and had given his resume and photo to many agencies. She said that although he had refused S.H.I.E.L.D.'s help, it did not mean he deserved to be hunted by the ATCU and the monstrous man. Coulson agreed they should bring him in. Johnson noted that he and Alphonso Mackenzie stared at each other and knew they were hiding something.
They then told her that Mackenzie had pinned a Tracker on Campbell at the time they had visited him in the hospital. Johnson then called Campbell and revealed that she knew where he was and they needed to bring him to somewhere safe since the authorities were searching for him, but he hung up and destroyed the Tracker. She and Mackenzie argued about what they should have done with Campbell, but Coulson calmed them and said they would figure out what to do.
Coulson then asked her to locate Campbell's last location, but Johnson argued with him about his actions. However, eventually she agreed, but took the time to visit Jemma Simmons in her room. Simmons first called Johnson by the name "Skye" and then corrected herself, but Johnson said that she could call her whatever she wanted. Johnson said that she was there for her if Simmons wanted to talk about what had happened to her on the alien planet, but Simmons said that she would rather listen to news of the Terrigenesis outbreak. As Simmons started to speak of her experience on the planet, she was startled from the ringing of Johnson's phone. She answered the phone, and it was Campbell, who said he had accidentally killed his friend and needed help. Johnson left Simmons's room and informed Coulson that Campbell was waiting for their extraction and she needed to come with Mackenzie. Coulson said that it was her decision and then went to the beach to meet with Rosalind Price.
Johnson went to the apartment where Campbell was hiding, and he told her that he was really a monster. Johnson told him that she had learned neither the Inhumans nor him were a curse, because they had a place to belong and they could help people, and she said that he taught her that she had a purpose and her life was not over. They then kissed and Campbell said that he agreed to work with her, but not with S.H.I.E.L.D. Mackenzie then entered and said that there was a change in the plan as the ATCU soldiers entered and arrested Campbell, by Coulson's order. Johnson demanded an explanation of what was happening, but Mackenzie said that Coulson said she would be safe. Campbell then used his powers to knock the soldiers out and escaped. Luther Banks then ordered his soldiers to arrest Johnson, but Mackenzie stood against him. Banks then got a call from Rosalind Price; he and the soldiers then left without Johnson.
Back in the Playground, Coulson explained that he had had to make a choice between Johnson or Campbell. He said that since the Advanced Threat Containment Unit had her picture and Campbell had escaped, he offered Price an alliance between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ATCU, as a lesson from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fight against Brigadier General Glenn Talbot and the fight against the other S.H.I.E.L.D. faction. After Coulson got a call from Price, Johnson then understood that Mackenzie had not told him about the romance between her and Campbell. She went to say thank you to Mackenzie before sitting beside him on the sofa and the two played a video game.
- "You think the ATCU knew about him?"
"Worse. What if they're running him?"
"I think the conspiracy nut in you had a few too many lattes this morning."
"I did have a latte. It was a double. But if I didn't know any better, I'd say you were defending the ATCU, or the dragon lady."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Phil Coulson
When Alisha Whitley assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. with a recruitment mission for an Inhuman couple, a monstrous man came and killed the couple and one of Alisha's duplicates. Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie searched for him on Phil Coulson's order. They followed the trail to a dark industrial place, where they were surprised by the Advanced Threat Containment Unit and Rosalind Price. Coulson joined them and said that they were helping the ATCU to find the monstrous killer. Johnson argued with Coulson about the deal he had made with the ATCU, but Coulson replied that it was a means to an end. Johnson asked if it was S.H.I.E.L.D.'s or the ATCU's means, but Coulson did not respond.
Back at the Playground, Johnson and Bobbi Morse visited Coulson in his office to inform him that the monstrous man was an Inhuman, who Johnson could not believe had killed his own kind. Johnson also told Coulson and Morse that the couple had gotten a mysterious email that had given away their location. Coulson ordered her to send the information to the ATCU. At first, Johnson asked that they get some information as a return for their cooperation, but Coulson said that the two organizations had to strengthen the alliance between them first. Johnson agreed.
Johnson returned to Coulson after she had spoken with Luther Banks. She told Coulson that he said that the ATCU had came across that email before, but could not find the source. However, Johnson searched and found out that the emails had been sent by Dwight Frye, who Johnson thought had become an Inhuman and was hunting others. Johnson theorized that the ATCU was running this man, but Coulson did not believe that. Johnson said that she thought Coulson defended them and Rosalind Price too much. Coulson ordered her to take Mackenzie and go to Frye's home.
Outside the home, Price and Banks waited for them. Johnson used her powers to open the door and she entered to search for Frye. She found what looked like the monstrous man's shell after his Terrigenesis. She then found Frye in his closet, crying. When Johnson tried to help him, he yelled at her, demanding her to get out. Johnson used her powers to dash him against a wall. Mackenzie pulled him out and noticed Frye had a reaction on his face from Johnson's presence, so she was asked to leave the room. Johnson listened to Frye as he told Coulson and Price the alliance he made with the monstrous man called Lash, and how he helped him to track Inhumans so he could kill them.
Transporting Dwight Frye
Phil Coulson and Rosalind Price ordered Luther Banks to arrest Dwight Frye and transport him to the ATCU facility. However, Coulson negotiated with Price to allow Johnson and Mackenzie to accompany Banks, ensure Frye's good treatment, and inspect the facility. Johnson and Mackenzie obtained permission to ride, but Price sent Banks on ahead of them.
In the van, Johnson's presence continued to agitate Frye, but suddenly his pain increased tremendously as Lash ripped open the roof of the van. Johnson sent a shockwave at Lash which knocked him back, but also caused the van to crash and the agents inside to be knocked unconscious. Lash dragged Frye out and killed him. Johnson awoke as Lash walked away; she stared as he looked back at her, then kept going. Johnson appeared to see Lash's shadow shudder and shrink; she began to wonder if the killer could transform into a human. She told that to Alphonso Mackenzie in the hospital after he had gotten hit by Lash. Price them visited them and Johnson told her Coulson was after Grant Ward.
Tracking Luther Banks
With her new theory that Lash could change between a human and a beast, Johnson began to suspect that Luther Banks was the Inhuman killer. To follow up, she requested and obtained permission to track him, with Alphonso Mackenzie joining the mission. As they were about to leave, a desperately bored Lance Hunter asked to join as the driver; Johnson and Mackenzie reluctantly agreed.
Johnson, Mackenzie, and Hunter followed Banks as he drove home, then made a call outside. Johnson and Mackenzie discussed what to do, as they could not reach him. However, Johnson was surprised to see Hunter, with a bandanna over his face, walk up to Banks and shoot him with an I.C.E.R. Furious, Johnson confronted Hunter as he dragged Banks back to the van; Hunter told them that the best way to see if Banks was Lash was to test his blood for Inhuman markers. Johnson grudgingly admitted that his suggestion was smart and sent a blood sample back to S.H.I.E.L.D., asking Jemma Simmons to test it. While waiting for the sample's results, Mackenzie and Hunter went through Bank's phone; they noticed a text message informing Banks of a test subject being moved to a lab. Johnson traced the lab and the team decided to investigate it, leaving a still-unconscious Banks in his car.
At the lab, Johnson revealed she had a new D.W.A.R.F. that Leo Fitz had been working on but had not yet authorized for use, telling Mackenzie that she had stolen it. As she searched the facility, Johnson received a call from Simmons, who told her that the blood samples had come back fully human. Hunter stated that despite this, Banks still could not be trusted. Johnson watched the D.W.A.R.F.'s video feed as it showed something arriving at the lab: an Inhuman suspended in gel inside a cage. With horror, Johnson saw that Phil Coulson and Rosalind Price were watching also, from the floor of the facility.
As Johnson and Phil Coulson were arguing Rosalind Price and the Advanced Threat Containment Unit intention to cure the Inhumans, he explained that he would meet with president Matthew Ellis about the Inhuman threat. He asked Johnson to talk with Price while they would head to the meeting on the Zephyr One. Andrew Garner went to do Joey Gutierrez's evaluation to join her project in the Cocoon. On Zephyr One, Price came on board and he told her that Johnson will show her around. The two very quickly argued about her powers and the ATCU actions against the Inhumans. As Price told her that for every "good" Inhuman there is a "bad" one, such as Lash, Johnson walked away.
Suddenly, Alphonso Mackenzie and Lincoln Campbell landed on the Zephyr, claiming that Lash was actually Garner. At first, Johnson did not believe, but Coulson ordered to find him and Melinda May, who had been kidnapped by him. With the help of ATCU soldiers, they raided an abounded building in Culver University. She warned Campbell not attack Lash until Coulson ordered that. However, he did, and a fight started between the two sides. When Lash threw Price from a great high, Johnson, without knowing she was capable to do that, saved her by making her hover slowly to the ground. May then shot Lash and he was hold in the Containment Module. After the battle, May asked Johnson's opinion what to do with him. She agreed that keeping him inside the Module until a cure will be invented was his best option.
Hacking the ATCU
Johnson and the new agent, Lincoln Campbell, were walking together in the Playground when they crossed Melinda May. Campbell told her that she gave him "hate stares" since he had joined S.H.I.E.L.D., but he was grateful having finally a place to sleep in. They talked about their kiss and their next one, but Johnson said that he needed to prepare to Phil Coulson's orders. Coulson briefed his agents about Operation Spotlight. He appointed her and Alphonso Mackenzie to hacked the Advanced Threat Containment Unit system through the Containment Module on Zephyr One. On the Zephyr, Johnson managed to create a security breach in the ATCU base, which allowed Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter to infiltrator the base. Johnson helped Hunter to say the correct word so he could sound as a real hacker. She then helped them to enter a room where they discovered that the ATCU tried to create many Inhumans as possible. After the two managed to escape unharmed, the team listened Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons explaining that HYDRA was an ancient organization which was founded hundreds of years ago.
- "I'm staying with you, because, "a," I can keep the portal open if something goes wrong, and, "b," I'm your partner."
- ―Daisy Johnson to Alphonso Mackenzie
After Rosalind Price was assassinated by Grant Ward, Phil Coulson interrogated each member of his original team in order to find a weakness in Ward. She was asked by Coulson if she thought Ward had only acted like he liked her and exploited her, but she answered that she believed Ward truly liked her. She also told him that she could understand Ward's motives, even though she would never forget what he had done
As Coulson went to searched after Ward and to kill him, Alphonso Mackenzie was appointed to the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Johnson was told by him that Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons had been kidnapped by HYDRA. She urged him to go rescue them, but he did not believe that this was a right move, so he called Coulson for an advice.
Having formed a plan to rescue their agents, Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie entered a Quinjet where agents were loading gear. Johnson listened as Mackenzie informed Lincoln Campbell and Joey Gutierrez that HYDRA had kidnapped Fitz and Simmons and he needed their help to rescue them. Johnson was delighted when both agreed to help, knowing her dream of a team of Inhumans was coming true. Johnson fist-bumped Mackenzie and the mission began.
Once outside the castle, Johnson, along with Campbell, Gutierrez, and Melinda May, searched for a way inside. Johnson spotted Giyera, whom she noted was telekinetic. Johnson ordered Campbell to shut off the lights for a better stealth entry. Inside, Johnson started hacking into the HYDRA computers. However, Giyera discovered her and tried to shoot her. Gutierrez leaped in front of Johnson to save her, but the bullets melted before penetrating his skin. Campbell knocked Giyera out as Johnson congratulated Gutierrez on his powers.
The team reunited in the portal chamber once Simmons had been rescued. Johnson stayed in the chamber as Gutierrez left to reinforce the door. Mackenzie ordered everyone but Johnson and himself to leave the castle and return to Zephyr One while they stayed to rescue Coulson and Fitz from Maveth.
Johnson waited for the two to return from the alien planet; just as the portal collapsed, the men returned. Johnson and Mackenzie got the two to the Containment Module, and Mackenzie ordered May to blow up the castle as they flew the Module back to Zephyr One. Once on the plane, Johnson happily hugged Campbell, believing that they had stopped HYDRA's plan.
- "Four of us in one place makes us vulnerable, like the twelve Inhumans Lash killed."
"It's hard to build a team if everyone's spread over the world."
"When I was a hacker, my team and I, we were tight, and we weren't on the same continent."
"Huh. Yeah, with the right tech solution, it could work."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie
After a weaponry abduction incident in Bogotá involving an Inhuman occurred, Johnson and Joey Gutierrez came to the National Police of Colombia station and talked to Victor Ramon about it. Alphonso Mackenzie then was kidnapped by the Inhuman, so Johnson cheeked the security cameras and found out that the Inhuman had super-speed abilities. She broke in the Inhuman's apartment and arrested her.
In Zephyr One, the team learned that the Inhuman was Elena Rodriguez. She explained to them that she did not want to use the weapons, but to get rid of them so the police stop using them. Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter were taken by the police to the station. Mackenzie convinced Rodriguez to help them fight against them. Johnson, Gutierrez and Rodriguez used their powers together to fight the policemen, destroy their weapons and capture the Inhuman Lucio. However, as the team went with him to the custody, an HYDRA QuadCopter flew over them and took Lucio. Later, Johnson and Mackenzie agreed they should join Rodriguez to the Secret Warriors. Gutierrez took a time out from S.H.I.E.L.D.. In the Playground, Johnson and Lincoln Campbell offered him the same thing, but Campbell claimed he wanted to stay.
As Johnson and Bobbi Morse prepared for the "Symposium on the Alien Contagion," the first complained about the panic Humans made of the Inhumans, and not all of them meant to harm people. Glenn Talbot then came to the Playground. He demeaned that his new bodyguard, Carl Creel, would come with him to the symposium. Johnson agreed that he should not be trusted, but Phil Coulson said that he allowed to Creel to join the mission. Coulson told Johnson that she was not in the mission, since she was an Inhuman. Later, Johnson trained Lincoln Campbell in boxing in order for him to prepare for his S.H.I.E.L.D. training at the Cocoon. The pair proved to be almost equally matched until Johnson was able to flip Campbell over and pin him to the ground as they continued flirting. Before they could kiss each other, Jemma Simmons interrupted, asking for Campbell's help.
Johnson heard them examining Creel's blood as a cure for Terrigenesis. Johnson entered the lab, horrified about the idea. Campbell noted that Jiaying was right about being selective for who should become an Inhuman, but Johnson disagreed. She argued it was a birthright, that Campbell was sounding like the Watchdogs and being Inhuman was not a disease. After their debate, Johnson entered her bedroom where Campbell waited for her. He told her that he was jealous that she was calm with her power, as he felt controlling his powers was like a war within his head. Johnson told him it could be good to lose control and the pair had sex.
Mission in Siberia
- "What's wrong, Tremors?"
"Well, aside from the fact that this thing is ancient, I do not read Cyrillic."
- ―Alphonso Mackenzie and Daisy Johnson
Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter managed to follow Gideon Malick to Siberia, with the team follow them on Zephyr One. After a few hours, Johnson, Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie landed with a Quinjet to assist Morse and Hunter. Morse informed them that a group of Russian ministers had a meeting with Malick to see an Inhuman. They plan to get inside the compound. After they infiltrated the compound, Johnson found the main computer, but had trouble to use it since the keyboard was in Russian.
Morse managed to install a listening device during Malick's meeting. There, Anton Petrov revealed that the Inhuman was General Androvich. Johnson said that he was the first Inhuman politician. Johnson followed the General through the security cameras. Mackenzie saw something strange in Androvich's footage, so Johnson sent it to the Zephyr One. As the Russian Prime Minister arrived to the compound, Phil Coulson ordered the agents to go to protract him from Androvich, since he wanted to assassinate him. The team converted to the meeting, and with a smoke bomb, Johnson, Morse and Mackenzie kidnapped Androvich. As they were walking with him, Johnson heard him threading them. Suddenly, a shadow appeared from the wall and attacked them.
The shadow was harmless to their attacks, even not to Johnson's powers. After he knocked out Mackenzie, the shadow disappeared and so Androvich. Jemma Simmons told him that the shadow couldn't be defeated. Morse said that only by killing Androvich the shadow would be gone. They shadow attacked again and Morse managed to leap him, but disappeared again. Johnson started to ask how could they defeat him and the shadow leafed her to the ceiling and knocked her out. Mackenzie brought her back to Zephyr One.
After Morse killed Androvich, she and Hunter where arrested. Coulson went to free them, but he returned to Zephyr One alone. He informed that the team and they were disavowed from S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to keep it a secret. Later, the team visited a bar where Morse and Hunter were. Without directly contacting them, Johnson and the others all ordered shots for the two, saying goodbye in the only way they could.
Fighting the Watchdogs
- "I'm trying to save lives. I'll use whatever advantage I have to do it."
"Yeah, the advantage of superpowers, which is something I don't have. But I'm not so sure you should be using yours to sidestep civil liberties."
"They gave up their right to civil liberties when they started imploding buildings."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie
Following the Attack on the ATCU Storage Facility by the Watchdogs, Phil Coulson sent Johnson and Leo Fitz to the scene. In the hangar, Johnson greeted Lincoln Campbell who had returned from his evaluation at the Cocoon. Johnson suggested to Coulson to bring Campbell to the mission since the leaving of Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, but Coulson refused. At the scene, Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie discovered that the Watchdogs had used Nitramene to collapse the building. Johnson informed Coulson about it and he suspected Felix Blake had to do with the incident.
On Zephyr One, Johnson told them that she had tracked some of the Watchdogs members and they could interrogate someone on the incident. Mackenzie, however, was against the idea she would use her power against them only for interrogation. Johnson continued her plan and took Fitz to question Dallas Wyatt. With her powers, Johnson stopped Wyatt's car and used them to threaten him. He told her that the Watchdogs operate in Easterling Farms. She later gave the information to Mackenzie.
At night, Johnson, Mackenzie and Fitz went to farms. With one of Fitz's D.W.A.R.F.s, they saw Felix inside a barn. Suddenly, Mackenzie's brother, Ruben, came and attracted the Watchdogs' attention. Johnson used her powers against them and went to the barn but could not see Blake. One of them shot a Nitramene at Fitz's neck. Johnson tried to defect it but nothing happened to it. Inside the Containment Module, with the help of a Watchdogs member, Johnson managed to destroy the Nitramene. She told the Watchdogs member she would hand him over to Glenn Talbot, but he told her the Watchdogs were after Mackenzie as they mistook him for being an Inhuman. Mackenzie managed to deal with them, but got injured. Johnson told his brother about her partnership with him.
Glimpse to the Future
While riding in Zephyr One a call came through in which Edwin Abbott desperately called for Johnson's help. The team went to investigate as Abbott desperately tried to explain to Johnson he had seen these events already happening in a vision of his own death given to him by Charles Hinton. An HYDRA QuadCopter suddenly arrived and Johnson and Abbott hided behind a car, but Abbott was killed by HYDRA. Johnson, realizing Hinton was an Inhuman, ran towards him to save him, but the Extraction Claw kidnapped Hinton. Johnson touched Hinton and she revived a vision of a woman crying, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons holding hands while the snow falls, Lincoln Campbell's face is covered in blood, her fighting HYDRA guards in a room, Phil Coulson shooting at her and Hinton at a rooftop dying. HYDRA escaped with Hinton and Johnson was shocked of what she had seen.
The team returned to the Playground where Johnson explained her visions. They began discussing how they could try and get ahead of the vision and change the future, but Fitz insisted that it was a fixed point in time which could not be altered no matter what they did. Coulson suggested that they ensure that Johnson would not leave the Playground in order to change the course of the future. Instead, Coulson suggested Melinda May would go to save Hinton, since she had not appeared in Johnson's vision. Johnson disagreed and said she was meant to save Hinton, but Coulson's decision was final.
Johnson gave details of the location of the battle to Fitz and Simmons, and they used S.H.I.E.L.D. services to find it. May entered the room and demeaned they would not use all of them. Simmons explained that she and May used some of the services to find Lash. Johnson saw the women she had seen in her vision. She was Hinton's wife and she told Johnson about Hinton's past, his power and that everyone touching him would see someone's death.
May approached Johnson and asked her to help her prepare the battle. With the help of Fitz, Simmons and Campbell, she began training May undergo her mission as fast as possible in order to change the vision's outcome. Johnson made sure the room was laid out as accurately as possible to the vision she had had the agents acted as the guards who needed to be taken out. Eventually May managed to beat the time limit. They found the building where Hinton was held, which was owned by Transia Corporation. As Coulson gave his last orders to May when suddenly the alarms in the base went off, telling them that there was an intruder. Andrew Garner was brought into the base and explained that Lash was taking over and he wanted to say goodbye to May.
Coulson urged May to stay with Garner since she would not see him again. May disagreed, claiming Garner was a killer, so Johnson said she would go. At first, Coulson disagreed, but Johnson explained that since Bobbi Morse had left, she was their best agent who could save Hilton, and Coulson could stay in the base to change the outcome. Coulson agreed and accompanied her to a Quinjet. He asked her to go back safe and accidentally called her "Skye."
Johnson arrived at Transia Corporation building and entered the building. She went to a room and took a deep breath before entering the room and fighting the HYDRA agents. After she knocked them out she looked at a one-way mirror. Phil Coulson suddenly appeared and pulled his gun. At first, Johnson thought he aimed at her but he shot at the mirror and killed the HYDRA agent behind it. Coulson told her she needed to go to the rooftop and rescue Charles Hinton from there. Johnson asked what he was going to do and to her surprise, he told her he was going after Grant Ward.
Johnson arrived at the rooftop and saw Hinton brought to a helicopter, when suddenly Gideon Malick hit her with the Transia Corporation Exoskeleton. Johnson tired to use her power against him but she missed. Malick punched her several times until Hinton touched him. As Malick chucked him, Johnson used her power to flip him, destroying the exoskeleton. Hinton fell next to her and Johnson said she thought she was meant to save him, to which Hinton was happy to know he had changed to future. Johnson brought him his bird made of wood he had mad, and Hinton said he made it for his daughter. He told her he was afraid her Inhumans power would turn to be horrific. He asked Johnson to protect her in the future so Johnson agreed to help her. Johnson accidentally touch Hinton and saw another vision of a S.H.I.E.L.D. who dies in an explosion inside a Quinjet in space. Hinton apologized and died.
- "There's something I have to tell you. I got another glimpse into the future. And I don't know when, but someone on our team is gonna die."
- ―Daisy Johnson to Lincoln Campbell
Back at the Playground, Johnson was with Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Alphonso Mackenzie in the lab and examined the skeletons they had founded in Transia Corporation. They learned that Hive had returned from Maveth inside Grant Ward's corpse. Johnson and the others were called for a meeting with Phil Coulson to discuss what they had witnessed at the Transia Corporation. They discussed how the being they had encountered was not Ward, although Johnson said he was creepy as him, and set up a plan to defeat their enemy. Johnson and Lincoln Campbell however were given their own mission which Campbell would take charge of to find a former ally of his.
While onboard the Quinjet, Johnson was thinking about the last vision she had seen in Transia Corporation building. Campbell explained that the Inhuman they were going to meet had never been granted powers while he was at Afterlife, explaining that during his time at Afterlife, JT James had been caught stealing by Jiaying and was banished without powers while ranting about an Inhuman who could raise the dead. Johnson was warned by Campbell about James.
Johnson and Campbell soon tracked down James in South Dakota where he was living in a hut surrounded by barbed wire. James greeted them on a loud speaker and rudely told him to leave. They entered and James stepped out with a rifle and warned them not to take another step as they would regret it, Johnson did step closer and accidentally stepped on a land-mine which James had placed down. Although Campbell insisted he was not there to fight, James claimed he had been waiting for Jiaying to send someone after him, although he'd always assumed it would be Gordon, clearly unaware of their deaths. Johnson used a shockwave to push the land-mine in place while she and Campbell stepped away to safety until they dived back to avoid the explosion. James continued to mock them, Johnson responded by sending a shockwave through the ground which caused all his land-mines to exploded at the same time. Furious at the attack, James grabbed his gun only for Campbell to fire a blast of electricity at him which sent James flying backwards and knocked him out. Johnson and Campbell then took James inside his hut and laid him on his sofa, waiting for him to wake up so he could be questioned.
When James finally awoke Campbell told him they only needed information about what he had stolen from Afterlife and what he knew about Hive. Johnson told him that Jiaying was dead and they were now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. but James still refused to give up any information in exchange for nothing, so for Johnson surprise, Campbell revealed that he had brought one of the Terrigen Crystals and offered it in exchange for what they wanted, promising to give James powers. James revealed to them that he had stolen a Kree Orb, which he explained that Hive had stolen while battling the Kree Empire with his army of Inhumans, telling them that he believed that Jiaying had no right to keep this information from them. When James demanded the Crystal, Campbell stole the Orb and threw it to Johnson. As Johnson and Campbell were leaving, James reminded told Johnson that Campbell had almost killed his last girlfriend.
Back on the Quinjet, Johnson demanded an explanation from Campbell about what James had said about almost killing his girlfriend, threatening to end their relationship if he was not honest. Campbell relented and told her how before undergoing Terrigenesis he had tried to fill his emptiness with alcohol and during one night of rage and drinking, he had driven his car with his girlfriend beside it and crashed into a telephone pole, nearly killing her before he was found by Gordon. Campbell apologized for not telling the whole truth and promised that he would never hurt her. Johnson then told Campbell that Charles Hinton had given her a vision of the future and that one member of their team was going to die soon, but she did not know who or how. As they prepared to leave and return to the Playground, suddenly they received a message from a wounded Melinda May that Giyera had hijacked Zephyr One. Knowing that they had to do something, although Johnson's feared, they decided it was time to bring together the Secret Warriors to save their teammates from HYDRA.
Once the Secret Warriors was onboard, Johnson ordered the Quinjet to fly to Schoonebeek Oil Field, HYDRA's base. There, she split her team, sending Joey Gutierrez and Elena Rodriguez to find Zephyr One and free it while she hacked HYDRA's computer system. However, as she worked, Johnson was confronted by Hive. Shocked to see the dark Inhuman, she did not react in time as Hive infected her with his powers. Immediately, Johnson felt as if she had filled an emptiness inside her, believing that Hive could give her the family she had always longed for and wanting nothing more than to serve him. Johnson told Hive of the Kree Orb in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s possession, and he ordered her to retrieve it and bring it to him. With her new mission, Johnson returned to her team in time to stop Giyera from killing Gutierrez. She joined the Secret Warriors and the rescued S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and escaped the HYDRA base, returning to the Playground to follow her new orders.
Betraying her Allies
Lincoln Campbell had captured Gideon Malick during the operation; Phil Coulson interrogated him, and he gave up the locations of every single HYDRA base he was aware of. Shortly after this, Johnson entered the interrogation room, having been ordered to kill Malick. Malick did not even resist, knowing that this had been inevitable, and Johnson fired a powerful shockwave that crushed Malick to death. To cover up the cause of death, Johnson destroyed the body with a bomb. Coulson realized that one of the Inhumans at the Playground had been infected by Hive; as a result, he ordered the base locked down. Knowing Coulson would determine the traitor eventually, Johnson framed Campbell, blacking out the base in an imitation of his powers and planting the Kree Orb in his locker.
Once S.H.I.E.L.D. had imprisoned Campbell and all the Inhumans and released the base from lockdown, Coulson told her he disband the Secret Warriors. Johnson managed to sneak out of the room and stole the Kree Orb and many Terrigen Crystals to bring to Hive. She visited Campbell in the Containment Module and tried to convince him to run away with her. When Campbell refused, Johnson revealed that she had been infected, infuriating Campbell, who tried to reason with Johnson. Unable to resist Hive's sway, Johnson ignored Campbell and left the room. As she left the base to return to Hive, Johnson caused a powerful earthquake, leaving the base temporarily crippled.
- "We don't want to hurt you any of you. But we will. This is your last warning. Next time, I snap your neck."
- ―Daisy Johnson to Leo Fitz
Johnson went to her favorite place where Hive waited for her. They discussed why she had enjoyed the spot and Johnson told him that she was a different person now while Hive told her that Grant Ward was fond of her, despite Johnson insisting that she was glad he was dead. Johnson told Hive that being under his control had finally filled the emptiness within her. Once Johnson had shown Hive the Kree Orb and Terrigen Crystals she had stolen, they discussed if S.H.I.E.L.D. would come looking for her, Johnson told him that Phil Coulson believed that she needed protecting and did not know how strong she really was. Johnson told Hive about the emptiness she had felt her whole life and about Jiaying and Calvin Zabo. Hive explained that they were connected now and they were going to end the war that the humans had started and turn Earth into the peaceful home that the Inhumans deserved. Johnson then rested her head on Hive's shoulder as he held her close.
Johnson and Hive first went to Alisha Whitley, whom they knew would be targeted by Coulson, and left her doubles to ambush Lincoln Campbell and the rest of the team sent to protect her. With Whitley by their side, Johnson and Hive then went to speak to JT James, who mocked Johnson and questioned if she had broken up with Campbell. Hive then revealed himself and demanded the rest of the Kree Orb; when James refused they dropped a Terrigen Crystal, which filled the room with Terrigen Mist and forced him to undergo Terrigenesis. James emerged from his cocoon with the power to create fireballs, so Hive used his power to tame James's suffering and put him under his control. Johnson helped Hive to find a device buried under James' house which Hive said it was dangerous to him.
Johnson went with Hive's team to Bucharest to kidnap Holden Radcliffe. Johnson broke into his lab where Leo Fitz was present. After Whitley took Radcliffe, Johnson used her powers to chuck Fitz and said that although she cared about her friends in S.H.I.E.L.D., she would kill them if they would come after her. She also warned him about someone in S.H.I.E.L.D. that would die. She left him and returned to Hive. Later, Johnson came with Hive and his team to Union City which he owned.
- "First, S.H.I.E.L.D. rescues me from the Rising Tide, and then from my admittedly not-so-great parents, and now, once again, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s rallied the troops to save poor Daisy."
"Because you're sick. That... thing is a parasite. It's messing with your head."
"That's what S.H.I.E.L.D.'s been doing. Look at us, Mack! You were a mechanic, I was a hacker, and now, s-somehow, we're soldiers?"
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie
In Union City, Johnson and Hive took a walk down the street. They discussed their respective creators, Johnson's being S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hive's being the Kree. Shortly following, Hive brought in the remainder of the HYDRA inner circle to be test subjects in the rebooted Kree experiments. Johnson and Hive watched as Radcliffe's experiment melted the faces off the test subjects. Radcliffe realized that he needed living Kree DNA in order to make the experiment work, much to Hive's disappointment. While Hive and Radcliffe attempted to figure out a new way to make the experiment work, Johnson and Hellfire drank beer and played pinball. Eventually, Hellfire questioned how Johnson could still love Lincoln Campbell, even though he was helping S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attempts to stop Hive and the swayed Inhumans.
Johnson, under Hive's influence, believed that she could save everyone at S.H.I.E.L.D. by turning them into swayed Inhumans. Johnson rejoined Hive as they once again discussed their creators, and whether or not Johnson could destroy what created her: S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnson told Hive her plan to save her friends, but Hive questioned what she would do if they did not comply; Johnson responded that she would rip their hearts out. The two heard an explosion, and Johnson questioned if it was S.H.I.E.L.D.; however, Hive responded that it was in fact the Kree, whom he had summoned so that he could meet Radcliffe's requirements of Kree blood.
Johnson baited one of the Kree Reapers into the experiment room using her powers. At first, Johnson was battered by the Reaper, thrown into a gurney by the alien's superior strength. However, Johnson eventually won the fight by breaking most of the bones in the Kree's body, and then ordering Radcliffe to drain it. Just as the drain begins, Alphonso Mackenzie arrived to try and save Johnson. Johnson continued to insist that she did not need to be saved, taking emotional jabs at Mackenzie and the rest of her former team.
Eventually, Mackenzie realized there was nothing he can do to save her at the moment, and used a Splinter Bomb to destroy the Kree body. This infuriated Johnson, as she began to unleash her martial arts and powers onto Mackenzie. Though Mackenzie refused to fight back, Johnson continued her attack, furious that she had failed Hive and that Mackenzie had been the cause. Eventually, Johnson pinned Mackenzie on the ground and attempts to rip his heart out. However, Melinda May arrived and shot Johnson in the arm, saving Mackenzie.
Johnson regained consciousness, with Hive scolding her for being unable to secure enough Kree blood for the experiment. Johnson responded by reminding Hive that she had Kree blood running through her veins, and offered to drain herself for the experiment to work.
Saved by Lash
- "Ragtag base, come in. This is Agent Daisy Johnson. I'm coming home. Repeat, I'm coming home."
- ―Daisy Jonson
Johnson hacked S.H.I.E.L.D. and watched video feed of Lincoln Campbell while her blood was being drained. Hive entered the room, and the two discussed Campbell until Leo Fitz discovered Johnson's hack and blocked her from viewing. Johnson's blood continued to drain until Holden Radcliffe entered to check on her. Johnson was allowed to rest while Hive and Radcliffe continued their experiments.
Seeking to reach Campbell once more and convince him to join her and Hive, Johnson tried once more to hack S.H.I.E.L.D., succeeding and once more seeing Campbell. To her shock, he spoke to the room, asking if she was watching. Johnson immediately hijacked the room's television and informed Campbell that she was. Once she had fed the camera a loop of Campbell sleeping, Johnson took over the video feed and was able to speak to Campbell. Johnson tried again to reach Campbell, wanting so much to have him join Hive that she lied to him, telling him that if he left the Playground, she would meet him and they would go away together. Campbell agreed, and Johnson began planning his escape from the Playground.
Johnson formed a plan for Campbell to leave; first instructing him to knock out his guard and take his earpiece so that she could advise him continually. Once Campbell was free of the Containment Module, she took him through the base to the Quinjet dock. Johnson lost contact with Campbell briefly, but regained it as Campbell reached the Quinjet and turned off the earpiece. Johnson turned to see Hive behind her; she informed him that Campbell was coming. Though Johnson felt guilty for lying to Campbell, Hive reassured her before taking her to see the newly transformed Primitives. Hive explained that to make more Primitives, Johnson would be drained of the rest of her blood, to which Johnson agreed, knowing that serving the dark Inhuman was all she wished to do.
As Johnson was being escorted away by Radcliffe, she realized that Hive was in trouble; knowing he had gone to welcome Campbell, she went to find him. Once she reached Hive Johnson was shocked to see Lash instead of Campbell. Seeing her leader threatened by the monstrous Inhuman, Johnson fired a shockwave, only to find that she was weak from the draining that it had no effect on Lash. Collapsing, Johnson could only watch as Lash came towards her. However, Lash had no intention of killing her; his energy blast only served to draw Hive's parasites from her body, leaving her free from the dark Inhuman's control. Lash picked Johnson up and carried her to the Quinjet, telling her that she was now free and could return to S.H.I.E.L.D., but as he lay her down, Hellfire arrived and used his flaming chain to kill Lash.
Johnson sat with Lash as he died, comforting him in the knowledge that he had saved her. Despite her weakened state, Johnson managed to fly the Quinjet away from Hive and returned to S.H.I.E.L.D.. She was taken into custody as the Quinjet touched down and brought to the lab for medical testing, where Jemma Simmons declared she was free from Hive's control.
Revenge on Hive
Johnson still recovering got an update from Jemma Simmons, Phil Coulson, and then Alphonso Mackenzie came to talk to her telling her that Hive has been successfully captured. While Simmons remained somewhat neutral towards her, Coulson and Mackenzie attempted to convince her that what she did to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team was not her fault. Even so, Johnson still believed that she needed to be locked up indefinitely. Johnson later found out that Hive had escaped with the help of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents now turned into Primitives by Giyera and Hellfire. Johnson realized that she had told Hive everything about S.H.I.E.L.D., including the capabilities of the Zephyr One, which Hive could now use to distribute the Inhuman gas. Johnson activated the elevator underneath the containment module, bringing her into the Zephyr One cargo bay.
Johnson exited the Containment Module onto the cargo bay of the Zephyr One, calling out to Hive who was still feeling the effects of the memory machine. Hive turned around as he realizes why Johnson came to confront him. She confirmed this by kneeling on the floor and begging him to take her back under his control. As Hive attempted to infect Johnson's mind again, he was taken aback muttering that something was wrong. Johnson questions what S.H.I.E.L.D. had done to him, but Hive replied that it was not S.H.I.E.L.D., but Lash who had made her mind impervious to him.
Johnson, filled with rage began causing an earthquake, before beginning to focus her powers onto Hive. Johnson and Hive began fighting all over the hanger, with Johnson using a combination of her S.H.I.E.L.D. skills and her powers. Eventually, Johnson got a knife and begins stabbing Hive multiple times, commenting that she wanted him to suffer. Hive realized that Johnson herself was suffering, and that the knife was doing nothing to him. Johnson dropped the knife and began using her powers to break multiple bones in Hive's body. However, Hive simply stood up and told her that bones were not what supports his structure, but multiple parts working as one. At this moment, Giyera and Hellfire arrived on an old HYDRA ship along with the warhead. This distracted Johnson long enough for Hive to render her unconscious. Hive put her in the Containment Module and used brute force to fly the Zephyr One out of the Playground.
Escape from the Containment Module
- "You never came to see me in my cell."
"I knew what you were going through and that you needed time... to put yourself back together."
"D-Did I ruin this? Us?"
"I just think... we need to work on ourselves before we can talk about us."
"Yeah. The stuff that I did, Lincoln... I can't live with it."
- ―Daisy Johnson to Lincoln Campbell
Johnson awoke to find herself trapped inside the containment module, guarded by an Primitive. Just as the Primitive made its way around the cargo bay, Melinda May took it out from under the floor of the Zephyr One. May and Leo Fitz climbed out of the floor and Fitz begins to open the containment module. Johnson stopped him, as she told him that she did not want nor deserved to be freed. May was fed up with Johnson's stubbornness and reminded her that Andrew Garner had died for her, and said that she could either live in a box for the rest of her life or help them take down Hive. Just as May was about to get sentimental with Johnson, she was taken out by Giyera.
Giyera used his powers to take an automatic weapon from across the room and aimed it at Fitz. Shaking, Fitz claimed to have a weapon designed to kill Giyera, and that he would not see it coming. Giyera, having swept the Zephyr, did not believe Fitz and readied the gun to fire. Johnson tried to distract Giyera by reminding him that they share a connection, but Giyera knew that was no longer true. Fitz told Giyera once more that he had a hidden weapon on the Zephyr, and that he would be willing to show him if he allowed Fitz to put the tool in his hand down. Fitz slowly put the tool down, and slowly raised back up telling Giyera that he knew swayed Inhumans were not bad people. When Fitz was fully upright, he recanted his previous statement because Giyera had been a murderous swine before he was swayed. As Ftiz said this, he shot Giyera three times in the chest with a Cloaked Gun, much to both Johnson and Giyera's surprise.
Fitz, clearly shaken, freed Johnson from her containment module and, together, they brought May into one of the Zephyr's rooms. May claimed that she was fine, however, Johnson was pale and short of breath. Fitz claimed this to be a combination of the high altitude and withdrawal effects, and covered Johnson in his S.H.I.E.L.D. jacket. As May and Fitz discussed their next move, Johnson found the rosary from her vision in the pocket of the jacket. In this moment, Johnson realized her destiny.
Johnson, Fitz and May moved to the upper deck of the Zephyr where they found Lincoln Campbell, Phil Coulson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Jemma Simmons who recently arrived at the Zephyr via Quinjet after fighting Primitives at the Playground. Johnson and Campbell saw each other and smile, but the moment was short lived as Johnson realizes that Hellfire placed an explosive on Campbell.
The team dragged Campbell down to the cargo bay, where Simmons assessed his wounds and determined that he will live. Johnson asked if she had ruined things between Campbell and herself, and Campbell replied that they needed to take time to work on themselves before they can work on their relationship. While Campbell and Johnson talked, Coulson explained to the rest of the team the plan to send the warhead to outer space using the autopilot function of the Quinjet. Johnson, knowing Coulson and having seen the vision also knew what Coulson planed to do. Campbell noticed the rosary around Johnson's neck and realized that Johnson plans to end Hive's plan by sacrificing herself.
Lincoln Campbell's Sacrifice
- "I can't take it if you... You can't do this!"
"I wouldn't have thought so either, but here I am."
"No, you ca... you ca... you can't do this. Not like this. I can't just... I can't just say goodbye. I... I have too much I want to say."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Lincoln Campbell
As Johnson moved the warhead from the command center to the Quinjet, she was greeted by Hive. With the warhead securely strapped into the Quinjet, Johnson decided that her purpose as an Inhuman was to sacrifice herself to take down Hive and save the world. As the Quinjet door began to close, Hive reminded her that Grant Ward could manually take control of the Quinjet.
Johnson saw a blood trail on the floor of the Quinjet leading to the pilot's seat and looked up to see Lincoln Campbell. Campbell explained that he had fried the manual controls and, before Johnson could say anything, Campbell used his powers to push her out of the Quinjet as the door closed. Campbell released the Quinjet from the Zephyr One, sending it on a one way trip to space. Johnson, realizing what Campbell had just done, ran back to the command center and begged him not to continue with his plan. The team, who had defeated the Primitives, also arrived at the command center at this time. Campbell stated that this was his purpose, to save the girl he loves and the world at the same time. The communications between Johnson and Campbell ceased just as the Quinjet hit space and as Campbell was trying to tell Johnson that he loved her.
Johnson turned around and begged Phil Coulson to bring the Quinjet back, as it was unfair that Campbell was paying for her mistakes. Coulson replied that Campbell was paying for all of their mistakes, and that it was both not possible and not what Campbell wanted. On one of the screens, the team in the command center watched as the Quinjet exploded, and Johnson collapsed in tears.
Outlaw Once Again
Several months after Lincoln Campbell's self sacrifice, Johnson had already left S.H.I.E.L.D., and went on a vigilante quest which saw her topple banks to donate illegal funds to charities and save several lives in various disasters. These actions eventually led to Johnson earning herself the name Quake. Johnson was wanted by authorities for destruction of many buildings, and they wished to register her under the Sokovia Accords which she had rejected. Her activities as a vigilante made people question the effectiveness of the Sokovia Accords.
Helping Yo-Yo Rodriguez
Quake eventually tracked a deal between the Watchdogs and Victor Ramon, for the Peruvian 0-8-4 that S.H.I.E.L.D. had stolen years before. Quake traveled to Baltimore, Maryland where she found the Watchdogs, Ramon and Yo-Yo Rodriguez captured, while the Alpha Dog called on his men to kill the Inhumans. Quake then knocked Ramon out and saved Rodriguez, together they fought the Watchdogs and discovered that S.H.I.E.L.D. did not actually know that Rodriguez was there and that she was there to capture Ramon.
Remembering Ramon had murdered Francisco Rodriguez during the mission when she had first encountered Rogriguez, Quake accepted this reasoning and then told Rodriguez to go after Ramon, who was attempting to escape during the chaos. To give her cover, Quake continued to fire her shockwaves from her Quake Gauntlets while Rodriguez ran out the room and after Ramon. While Rodriguez had her showdown against Ramon, Quake fought against all of the remaining Watchdogs, using both her Inhuman shockwave powers and fighting skills to overpower all of them.
Quake defeated the Watchdogs and when Rodriguez soon returned with the Peruvian 0-8-4 and with Ramon now dead. While they were speaking, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Quinjet arrived and Rodriguez told Quake that Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie were tracking her powers in order to locate her. When Rodriguez offered her help her vigilante quest, Quake declared that one Inhuman fugitive is enough, but that she would find Rodriguez if she needs help during her missions, later asking for some Rapid Bone-Healing Pills. Quake left the scene before she could be found by any of her former friends.
Keeping a Promise
Her friends and allies Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie tried to capture Johnson; they managed to catch a glimpse of her, as she was meeting with the family of Charles Hinton. Polly Hinton thanked Johnson for the money, some of which she stole from a bank in Los Angeles that she ultimately destroyed, and help that she had provided for them, with Johnson explaining that she was keeping a promise. Johnson knelt down and gave Robin Hinton the robin that Charles had carved.
Johnson told Polly that she had a veterinarian friend that she would like them to meet. Johnson decided to leave the conversation there, knowing that S.H.I.E.L.D. was closed on her tail and walked into an empty alleyway. Johnson used her powers to escape as she fired a shockwave underneath her feet and launched herself onto a nearby rooftop. Coulson and Mackenzie, who knew that they now had little chance of finding her, decided to continue their search another time, despite the new Director Jeffrey Mace ordering them to stop due to their constant failure to find and capture Quake.
Encountering Ghost Rider
Daisy Johnson confronted the Aryan Brotherhood who had stolen some mysterious cargo. She bested M. Scott in a fight, only for the latter to fall on the ground asking the former to help him and telling her that he got him. Suddenly, there was a mysterious car coming towards the way. Seeing this, R. Moore fired a rocket launcher to the car, but it didn't stop the car. The car then jumped up high and got back to the road with fire on it. It came pushing through the very truck the men were in. Fire was spread around the area where the men are. A man with a flaming skull attacked and killed More and D. Anderson by breaking their skulls, kidnapped T. Mitchell, put him into the baggage of his own car and escaped. Quake saw this in confusion, Hearing the police sirens, Quake made her escape.
Johnson went into town to learn about Ghost Rider. There, she saw graffiti on the wall made by Felix of the Rider. Felix explained a bit about Ghost Rider telling her of how he killed two more criminals last night. When Johnson asked for more information about Ghost Rider, Felix correctly assumed she wasn't from the neighborhood.
Johnson met Robbie Reyes, who was closing up the garage of his car in El Monte Junk and Salvage and said she was looking for man who owned a 1969 Dodge Charger and thinking the owner might have bought the parts for his car there. Knowing Johnson was looking for him and remembering her the other night as Quake, he lied that he didn't know anyone by her description and said that he worked on nights only. Daisy decided to come back the next morning and thanked Reyes. Reyes, who upon realizing Daisy might expose him, if she came back and sensed that she was a threat decided to subdue Reyes as well to get her out of the situation. Offering her the chance to look inside the main office; a trailer, as to show her a book of sales. Johnson accepted and Reyes took her to check in the place.
Once he showed her the place, he got out his car keys out of his pocket and started tossing them making a rattling sound. Reyes started distracting Johnson by asking her if she lived around here, only for her to replied that she used to and is in town for a couple of days. He then replied by saying it is a strange place to spend her vacation and that it is not a great neighborhood. Johnson, who on hearing the rattling sound Reyes is making with his keys and remembering hearing the same sound from the other night, turned around and attacked Reyes realizing he was Ghost Rider. Reyes tried to incapacitate her, but Quake used her powers to throw Reyes backwards into a van. Getting back up, Reyes grabbed a long metal pole and lit it on fire. He then asked Quake if she had the devil inside of her and the two of them faced off.
Eventually, Quake managed to best Reyes and pin him to a barrier, all the while using her powers to hold him in place. Reyes then told her that she shouldn't have got involved in the situation with Quake replied serial killers like him always complained when stopped. He then explained that he only kills people who deserved punishment and that it was vengeance. Quake then listed Robbie's victims such as the detective and teacher. Laughing, Reyes revealed that the detective had blood on his hands and was dirty. Quake then hit Robbie giving a cut on his face and asking about he teacher, Thomas Wright only for him explain to her that Wright was a pedophile and head butted her in the face. Quake kicked him to the ground and told him, he did not have the right to decide who lived or died.
Reyes then explained to her that he wasn't the one who decided and transformed into Ghost Rider. Quake looked shocked on seeing his appearance. Ghost Rider then grabbed a steel beam from a car, en-flamed it, and tried using it as a weapon towards Quake only for her to use her powers to get the weapon out of his hands by tossing it backwards in the air and keeping Ghost Rider at bay, as she knew a single burn from him would proved to be fatal. Ghost Rider then furiously punched her in the torso making her fall to the ground. He then threw a large steel cabinet shelf down on top of her, only for Quake to use her powers to stop the cabinet from falling on her. Laying defenseless on the ground and knowing she did not have enough strength to push the cabinet backwards into the air, Quake begged Ghost Rider to kill her, as she still felt remorse for the death of Lincoln Campbell, But Ghost Rider just left her having looked into her soul and determining she did not deserve death, even though Quake felt she did. Quake then rolled away just in time for the cabinet shelf to fall in her place. She felt one of her bones had been broken while using her powers and examined it at the same time, while hearing Reyes getting away.
Tracking Ghost Rider
- "You think I'm afraid to die?"
"I think you want it. No doubt. You got a death wish."
- ―Quake and Robbie Reyes
The next day, Johnson tracked down Robbie Reyes and observed him helping his younger brother Gabe, realizing that Reyes had someone he loved and was close to. Quake followed him to Canelo's Auto and Body, and interrogated the people who worked with Reyes, pretending to know him as a former classmate. Johnson justified her presence there by saying that her van had burst into flame the night before. While Reyes examined her van, Quake talked with him about his victims who were not totally innocent. However, Reyes threatened her and ordered her to leave. As he did not find any problem on Johnson's van, she used her powers to do some damage on it in order to stay there a bit longer.
They discussed about the Watchdogs but Reyes denied the fact that being Inhuman, although Johnson found hard to believe that he actually sold his soul to the devil. After Canelo left them alone and Quake angered Reyes by mentioning his brother Gabe, the two vigilantes began to fight. Very weakened by her injuries Quake was knocked out. She woke up tied up to a chair, with Reyes searching any proof of guilt in her belongings. When Quake mentioned the name of Momentum Labs, Reyes quickly left after gagging her. Quake painfully broke free of her ties and followed him by jumping onto his car. However, Reyes managed to get rid of her.
Quake went to Momentum Labs, where she found Alphonso Mackenzie and Leo Fitz while they were confronting the ghost Frederick along Ghost Rider. After Ghost Rider killed Frederick, Mackenzie aimed at him, but Quake told her former colleague to let him go. Quake was brought aboard a Quinjet and Mackenzie banded her broken arm. Mackenzie figured out that Quake was being supplied medicines by Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Fitz angrily confronted her about leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. Quake then left and she was found by Reyes, who told him that he thought he was the one linking all the recent deaths. Therefore, Quake got in the Hell Charger to investigate the matter with him.
Los Angeles Blackout
Ghost Rider intended to visit his uncle Eli Morrow in South Ridge Penitentiary and Quake revealed that he knew Morrow had been charged with manslaughter. The conversation was however interrupted when a blackout secretly orchestrated by the Watchdogs occurred in Los Angeles. Ghost Rider and Quake drove further and Quake tried to determine the true nature of her new ally. They found Robbie Reyes' little brother Gabe moments before he was attacked by thugs. Ghost Rider and Quake engaged the fight against the thugs and when one of them held a gun at Gabe, Quake used her powers to take him down. Once the thugs were defeated, Quake and the Reyes brothers left for the Reyes Residence.
Being wounded since she was using her powers without her Gauntlets, Quake asked Ghost Rider how he managed things when he got hurt while chasing criminals, but he told her that his powers were enough to make him heal fast. Ghost Rider then left the Residence, leaving Quake with Gabe after warning Quake that Gabe did not know about Ghost Rider.
Quake and Gabe discussed about the lives of the Reyes brothers and Gabe voiced his worries about what his brother was up to when he went out at night. When the power came back in Los Angeles, Gabe told Quake that he knew who she really was and that although he would not tell anyone about it, he did not want Quake to be near his brother out of fear that she could have wrong influence on him. Therefore, Quake agreed to leave the Reyes Residence and returned to her personal quest.
Quake kept fighting against the Watchdogs. During one confrontation, she managed to steal a list of some Inhumans targeted by the hate group they had obtained by hacking into S.H.I.E.L.D. servers. In dire need of medical attention because of the wound she got in the process and of the assistance of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Quake tricked Jemma Simmons into visiting an apartment where Quake awaited her. After Simmons tended to Quake's wounds, Quake explained that the Watchdogs were tapping into S.H.I.E.L.D. servers and that she needed access as well. Simmons reluctantly agreed to help her.
Thanks to Simmons' high position within S.H.I.E.L.D., Quake got access to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s files. Quake and Simmons suspected that Hellfire was the Watchdogs' next target and decided to take him into safety. They went to Primed and Ready Fireworks where Hellfire was working and convinced him to follow them. Hellfire told them to wait for him in the storage boxes. However, when Hellfire finally arrived, he revealed that he was actually working with the Watchdogs in their extermination of Inhumans as he was disgusted by them, including himself. Soon, Quake and Simmons were surrounded by hostile Watchdogs.
Quake used her powers to take their enemies down and she and Simmons hid in one storage box. Hellfire found them and intended to strike them with a flaming chain, but he was stopped by Ghost Rider, who had come to the store along with Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie. While Ghost Rider fought Hellfire, Quake and Simmons found Coulson and Mackenzie and exited the store right before the fireworks were lit on fire, causing the place to explode.
Quake went to the Zephyr One with Ghost Rider. Coulson came to them and requested their assistance for finding the Darkhold. Although Quake was reluctant as she was keen on keeping attacking the Watchdogs, she eventually agreed to help Coulson.
- "That was suicidal and stupid."
"You weren't supposed to come back for me."
"We just saved your life!"
"You risked your own! I never asked for that."
- ―Melinda May and Quake
Though she agreed to help S.H.I.E.L.D., Quake still insisted on remaining alone and isolated herself in the Zephyr One. She was joined by Ghost Rider and told him that he should trust S.H.I.E.L.D. Later, Quake was informed that Phil Coulson and Melinda May where trapped in South Ridge Penitentiary, where Lucy Bauer had infected the staff who suffered from demon psychosis. Therefore, Quake joined an assault team with Ghost Rider and Alphonso Mackenzie to help Coulson and May and find Eli Morrow, who they needed to find the Darkhold. To that end, Quake equipped herself with new gauntlets.
Along with Agents Prince and Davis, Quake found Coulson and May. Quake, Coulson and May then made their way through the prison to get to Morrow's cell. However, they were stopped by Bauer who opened the cells' doors, releasing the prisoners and causing a riot. They fled and reached the prison's cafeteria where Quake chose to remain behind against Coulson's and May's will as she had discovered that many prisoners were Watchdogs recruits, meaning she had a personal reason to fight them.
Quake fiercely fought against the prisoners, taking down several of them before being outnumbered. As one of them was choking her to death, Coulson and May returned and rescued her, although Quake made it clear that she did not wanted them to. Since Leo Fitz told them that Mackenzie had found Morrow, they decided to leave the prison. Once outside: However, they discovered that Morrow was missing as he had been kidnapped by Bauer.
Back to the Playground, Quake remained alone in a Quinjet. May found her and told her that her whole plan of trying to get away from her friends for their own safety and risking her life was pointless, as Coulson would never give up on her and Lincoln Campbell would not have approved her decision. Quake replied that she only agreed to help S.H.I.E.L.D. until they found the Darkhold and that she would leave after that. Once May departed, however, Quake burst into tears.
Good Samaritan Story
Quake left to pick up Gabe Reyes and took him to the Zephyr One so he could be reunited with his brother Robbie and pretended that Robbie was actually a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, much to Gabe's amazement. Quake and Robbie also revealed that Eli Morrow had been abducted and that Gabe had been taken to the Zephyr One for his own safety.
As Director Jeffrey Mace joined the Zephyr One to arrest Quake and Ghost Rider, Alphonso Mackenzie instructed them and Gabe to go into the plane's Containment Module, which was taken down right beneath the plane's floor so that Mace could not find them.
Gabe asked them why they had to hide from the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. if Robbie was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Quake tried to explain the situation, but Robbie decided that he could not lie to his brother and told him the full story of how he became the brutal vigilante known as Ghost Rider. Quake carefully listened to his story as well.
However, they were ultimately found by Mace, who had the Containment Module taken back on the Zephyr. Upon hearing that S.H.I.E.L.D. had intel about his uncle, Robbie transformed into Ghost Rider and Quake could not keep Gabe from witnessing the transformation. As Ghost Rider broke free of the Containment Module and began fighting Mace, Quake tried to take Gabe away, but Gabe insisted on staying and seeing the fight. After Gabe managed to calm his brother down, he asked Quake to take him somewhere else on the plane.
As S.H.I.E.L.D. stormed the Roxxon Power Plant, Quake remained in the Zephyr One to ensure communications. However, Quake was unable to hack into the plant's systems since they were not connected to the network. The more the S.H.I.E.L.D. team progressed into the plant, the more the communications were unstable and Quake ultimately lost contact with her colleagues, leaving them to face Morrow's betrayal on their own.
- "You really think he's not gone?"
"I know the feeling when someone's gone, and I don't feel that now."
- ―Gabe Reyes and Quake
Quake watched the footage of Leo Fitz, Phil Coulson and Robbie Reyes vanishing in the air after Eli Morrow activated his Quantum Particle Generator. However, she refused to believe that they were dead, recalling all the strange events they had lived or heard about, be it the Resurrection of Phil Coulson, the Rescue of Jemma Simmons from Maveth or the existence of Ghost Rider. Quake suggested to call Jemma Simmons for help, to which Jeffrey Mace agreed.
Quake comforted Gabe Reyes following the loss of his brother, telling Gabe that Robbie loved him and that Gabe was what kept Robbie grounded. Then, they watched in astonishment as Alphonso Mackenzie abruptly left the Zephyr One with his motor bike. Deciding to figure out what was happening, Quake took the Hell Charger and chased Mackenzie in Los Angeles, unaware that the Spirit of Vengeance had taken Mackenzie's body and that Robbie was sitting next to her in his transdimensional state, although she somehow felt his presence.
Following Mackenzie through the city, Quake arrived to the Chinatown Crew Hideout, where she took down several thugs before joining Mackenzie who was talking with Robbie, although Quake could not see the latter. When Quake told Mackenzie to come back with them, she saw her friend turning into Ghost Rider and moving towards her. However, Mackenzie stopped as the Spirit of Vengeance returned into Robbie's body and returned to his normal condition.
A worried Quake tried to know what had happened, saying that she had overheard Mackenzie telling that he was suffering. Despite that, Mackenzie reassured her and informed her that Robbie and the Spirit of Vengeance had gone to Hell. They then returned to the Playground, where Quake told Coulson and Melinda May about what had happened to Mackenzie and Robbie.
Quake took part in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s final assault against Eli Morrow. She teamed up with Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Ghost Rider as the first strike team, but Rodriguez activated a trap while doing a recon, which caused a massive explosion. Quake helped Rodriguez and took her back to the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agent while Ghost Rider went into the Chinatown Crew Headquarters to face Morrow. Along with Phil Coulson, Quake watched the feed of Ghost Rider's body cam. Thus, she saw the giant Quantum Battery built by Morrow.
When Morrow arrived to confront his nephew, the video feed was cut, prompting Quake to leave and help Reyes. Coulson advised her against it, since they were trying to keep her involvement in the assault undisclosed. Moreover, the team was called back to the Zephyr One by Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz, who explained that Morrow had rigged the Quantum Battery with a Demon Core, which could trigger a nuclear explosion. To avoid such a catastrophe, S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a new plan.
While S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Jeffrey Mace explained his plan to Coulson, Quake had Fitz check her gauntlets, which were perfectly adapted to Quake. Fitz also told Quake that they had the proof she was not to blame for the multiple earthquakes recorded around Los Angeles. While discussing with Fitz and Simmons, Quake also learned about the Inhuman Senator Ellen Nadeer was keeping hidden and that Mace knew about it. The conversation was interrupted when Quake felt another earthquake coming and Fitz figured out that Morrow was somewhat stealing energy from another dimension.
Quake confronted Mace about her association with Nadeer. However, Mace rebuffed her and Coulson's critic. In the end, they agreed to let their divergences in opinion aside so that they could stop Morrow. While Coulson confronted Morrow, Quake teamed up with Fitz, Simmons, Holden Radcliffe and Aida to build an Inter-Dimensional Gate right underneath Morrow's battery. Quake's role was to absorb all the earthquakes erupting because of Morrow's actions. She successfully did so, but ended up absorbing much more seismic waves.
In order to release all the seismic energy she had stored, Quake ran out of the building and released the seismic waves, which propelled her high in the sky, well above the buildings. Upon landing, Quake was found by a horde of reporters who harassed her with questions until Mace intervened, officially acknowledging Quake as an undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Quake agreed to play along.
Returning To S.H.I.E.L.D.
In From The Cold
Back to the Playground following S.H.I.E.L.D.'s victory over Eli Morrow and Ghost Rider's disappearance, Quake and Phil Coulson had a talk about the recent events. Quake recognized that she missed some things in S.H.I.E.L.D. and was shocked upon learning that Coulson had actually considered her for becoming the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Quake laughed at the idea, claiming that this would only happen in a comic book version.
Quake went to see her friends in the Playground's common room, witnessing Alphonso Mackenzie's and Yo-Yo Rodriguez's first kiss in the process. Joining her friends, Quake was given a S.H.I.E.L.D. Lanyard, officially becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and celebrating the event with her colleagues.
Battling The Watchdogs
Quake and Jemma Simmons discussed the Inhuman Simmons had helped with his Terrigenesis, who happened to be Vijay Nadeer, brother of the anti-S.H.I.E.L.D. and anti-Inhumans Senator Ellen Nadeer. Quake and Simmons inferred that the Senator was hiding her own brother from the public. Later, Burrows joined them and informed Quake that Director Jeffrey Mace wanted to see her.
Quake met with Mace in the aftermath of the Battle at the Chinatown Crew Headquarters. Despite their mutual distrust in each other, they agreed to set their disagreements aside and to collaborate in their fight against the Watchdogs. To that end, Quake told Mace that they had identified Vijay, prompting Mace to plan a rescue mission involving Quake, Simmons and himself. Together, they boarded a Quinjet and discussed their plan, which involved sending Simmons to the Capitol while Quake and Simmons monitored her conversation.
The team tracked down a call made by Ellen's assistant Zach Bynum to the Nadeer Residence, where they confronted the Senator and her bodyguards. Quake recognized the weapons carried by the latter, which happened to be standard Watchdogs equipment. As Ellen refused to let the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents search her home, they prepared to leave but heard a gunshot. While Mace and Simmons looked for Vijay, Quake fought against the Watchdogs, overpowering them. Despite their best efforts, however, Vijay refused to follow S.H.I.E.L.D. and remained with his sister.
Quake later journeyed to Sunbury, Pennsylvania, where a public ceremony was held to officially recognize her as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. As Michelle Caldwell, a citizen Quake had saved during the Collapse of the Edison Bridge, expressed her gratitude towards Quake and hugged her, Quake noticed a sniper aiming at Mace. Quake shielded Caldwell while Mace stopped the bullet. As Mace was evacuated, Quake used her powers to defeat the shooter, ex-HYDRA operative Yuri Zaikin.
Quake interrogated Zaikin, but to no avail, although Zaikin warned Quake and Melinda May LMD that the assassination attempt at Sunbury was only the first phase of their plan. Indeed, Quake was informed that the Quinjet carrying Mace, Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie was nowhere to be found. Following a rather unproductive talk with Glenn Talbot, who took the lead on the search, Quake boarded the Zephyr One with May LMD. As Quake did not know about the android's nature, Quake and May's LMD discussed about Coulson and Lola.
Agent Davis informed Quake and May LMD that they could not locate the Quinjet they were looking for. Later, they were contacted by Leo Fitz and Simmons who had successfully obtained answers from Zaikin and directed them to West Virginia. However, Quake also learned that Mace was not an Inhuman and that he could not be of help during the upcoming fight. Using the intel, Quake and May LMD managed to rescue Mace, Coulson and Mackenzie from their opponents. Back to the Playground, Quake informed May LMD that they had been called by Coulson in the Director's office.
Signing the Sokovia Accords
- "With regard to whom I'll help, I'm here for all Americans. But more often than not, Inhumans are left to fend for themselves with few resources."
"So Inhumans cause more trouble."
"No. Inhumans are more likely the victims of hate crimes, which is not fair. They are our friends, they are our co-workers... our brothers. They all deserve help, wherever they may be."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Ellen Nadeer
Johnson agreed to sign the Sokovia Accords, which Jeffrey Mace called a meeting with his key staff to discuss this. Arriving at Washington, D.C., Johnson joined Mace before a hearing committee to discuss her decent vigilante actions as Quake. Johnson and Mace discussed if she was nervous or not, before she made a comment to him about all his lies about Project Patriot. Johnson and Mace then began to discuss their past, with Mace mentioning her putting on performances to get others to like her during her childhood and likening it to his current situation. They were joined by Nadeer who expressed her surprise at seeing Mace at the meeting before confidently taking her seat.
As the meeting began, Mace listened as Johnson was questioned by Chairman Gene Williams and Senator Maria Nunez until it was Nadeer's turn to speak. Johnson is questioned by Nadeer about protecting Inhumans over average Americans, accusing Inhumans of being the cause of trouble although Johnson insisted they were often the victims, making a subtle reference to Vijay Nadeer. Nadeer questioned what Johnson had done with all of the stolen money and accused her of working against the government, which Johnson struggled to defend, which caused Mace to worry.
Johnson listened as Nadeer accused S.H.I.E.L.D. of still engaging in illegal activities, which General Talbot denied until Nadeer revealed that her men had discovered Phil Coulson and Yo-Yo Rodriguez breaking into her office to install listening devices and had arrested them both. Nadeer made a point that Rodriguez had also signed the Sokovia Accords but had taken part without the approval from the United Nations which went against what the Sokovia Accords stood for. While Johnson watched the situation in horror, Nadeer then accused S.H.I.E.L.D. of being a criminal organization like HYDRA was.
Meet the Koenigs
- "I can't believe I'm sitting here with Quake! You know, this is... Oh, somebody pinch me."
"Sam, stop. We've known each other for three years."
"Yeah, I knew Skye, but you're... you're Quake. She's different."
"No, she's not. And she doesn't love the name "Quake.""
- ―Sam Koenig and Daisy Johnson
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Johnson manages to identify Leo Babikov, one of the Watchdogs who attacked the Koenig brothers, proving that Holden Radcliffe has allied with the organization and thus with Senator Ellen Nadeer. Johnson and the others go and find LT Koenig for answers which was revealed that they hid it in the Labyrinth
Johnson, Phil Coulson, Melinda May and the Koenig siblings arrive at the Labyrinth and retrieve the Darkhold right before the Watchdogs attack. During the search, May tries to kill Coulson due to her being a Life-Model Decoy. Before she can shoot him, Johnson is able to take down the android, due to her being told by Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons.
Fighting Tucker Shockley
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Fighting the Superior
- "I chased the Watchdogs, the funding, the weapons, the EMP, the Senator – it all leads back to you."
"Always nice to meet an admirer."
"This isn't about admiration or forgiveness."
"The butcher does not seek forgiveness from the animals he slaughters."
"Have you ever read "Animal Farm"?"
- ―Quake and Superior
Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons demonstrated a Framework simulation with Johnson and Phil Coulson training with each other, Johnson then informed Coulson about the Russian mining facility shown on one picture belonged to Anton Ivanov. The team go to the facility to save Jeffrey Mace, the team split up to find Mace and take control of the base. Coulson is confronted by Superior who is the leader of the Watchdogs. Before they could fight, Quake joined them and decided to take down the Superior herself while Coulson left to find Mace. After a violent fight, Quake collapsed the ceiling on the Superior, heavily wounding him. Johnson and the team return to the Playground which unknowing to her that the rest of the team are Life-Model Decoys.
- "This is not a sacrifice play. You know why? Because I will beat them, you hear me? I know it, if for no other reason than this: through all the insane crap we have gone through, the one thing I've known without a doubt, the whole time, is that you and Fitz belong together."
- ―Daisy Johnson to Jemma Simmons
Johnson ignorant of the fact that she was surrounded by LMDs, organized the arrival of the Inhumans at the Playground. Before departing, she decided to check the Containment Chamber and, in one of them, she discovered a whole fleet of LMDs of herself. Shocked but quickly reacting upon hearing someone coming to her, she took her clothes off and hid amongst her android clones. When Alphonso Mackenzie's LMD came to the Containment Chamber to capture her, she managed to knock him out and escaped after taking his Shotgun-Axe.
Johnson went into hiding in the Playground and accessed security footage, in which she saw agents discovering Leo Fitz's LMD, including Phil Coulson's and Jeffrey Mace's LMDs. Johnson then discovered that she was not alone in her hiding place, Johnson runs into Jemma Simmons which the two had a hard time trusting each other as they mutually suspected of being a LMD. Fortunately, by using her Inhuman powers, Johnson managed to prove that she was not a LMD and to check that Simmons was not either. Considerably relieved, the two friends hugged and started to design a plan to escape the danger.
Johnson and Simmons struggled to find a way out of the Playground, Johnson figured out that their friends had been kidnapped by Holden Radcliffe and were probably still alive, though trapped in the Framework, meaning they had to enter the alternate reality as well. Johnson went to fight the LMDs, Simmons found agents Piper, Davis and Prince and woke them up, telling them that she and Johnson were not LMDs. Johnson encountered the LMDs, She fiercely fought and destroyed Mace's LMD before having to deal with Coulson and Mackenzie. Johnson managed to knock Coulson's LMD out and destroy Mackenzie's LMD, whose body crossed the window and landed right in front of Simmons, who was on the verge of being attacked by Piper.
Johnson and Simmons made their way to the exit while Fitz's LMD, who had been repaired, went to activate the Daisy Fleet. They encountered Melinda may's LMD, who had been reactivated and was ready to blow the whole base up to prevent their escape. Johnson and Simmons managed to convince May's LMD to let them go by telling her that the real Phil Coulson, who May had feelings for, would never want to kill them. Johnson and Simmons escaped and boarded the Zephyr One right on time.
Inside the Framework
Working for HYDRA
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When Johnson connected herself to the Framework, she took Skye's place and, upon discover that Grant Ward in her bed, made a strange gesture at him. Johnson told him that they were summoned to work, so Ward got up and dressed before heading to the Triskelion. Upon arriving in HYDRA's headquarters, Johnson is questioned by Ward about seeming lost , going in the wrong direction and being disturbed by a statue representing HYDRA's symbol, but she plays it up saying that she's not happy with him due to him refusing not to live with her after she asked him. Johnson and Ward then went to a briefing conducted by Melinda May, who ordered them to interrogate a suspect named Jason Rajan.
Johnson and Ward went to the interrogation room and started questioning him about his activities. When Johnson figured out that someone within HYDRA provided Rajan with an official ID card and revealed that she knew his true name is Vijay Nadeer. While Nadeer violently answered to Johnson, Ward knock out Nadeer which causes May to join the interrogation room and ordered Nadeer to be taken to The Doctor.
Johnson would later find Jemma Simmons, Johnson and Simmons are finally reunited at their meeting point and discuss their experience in the Framework. The two are met with Ward who reveals that he is actually a double agent working for the S.H.I.E.L.D. resistance. Johnson and Simmons are helped by Ward escape from HYDRA team sent to arrest Simmons. Johnson and Simmons make their way to Skye's apartment and try to use their extraction beacon but it does not work: they are trapped in the Framework.
Johnson goes to Alexander Pierce High School to meet with Phil Coulson, she sneaks into his car and tries to have him remember his real life. After a tense conversation, Johnson hears Coulson finally voices Johnson's name, showing that he can still access some of his real memories.
Captured by HYDRA
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Johnson manages to convince Phil Coulson of the fallacy of the Framework and brings him to her apartment, where Jemma Simmons awaits them. Johnson and Simmons learn that Holden Radcliffe is also present in the Framework. Since he can help them to escape the alternate reality after they way out was sabotaged by Aida, Johnson decides to return to the Triskelion in order to know his whereabouts while Coulson and Simmons go to a meeting point in order to be taken into the S.H.I.E.L.D. resistance base.
Johnson and Melinda May join a HYDRA team in order to arrest subversives. To Johnson's astonishment, they storm Alphonso Mackenzie's house and take him as well as his daughter to the Triskelion for questioning. Johnson goes to interrogate Hope, using the name Skye, and realizes that she was the "hope" the Spirit of Vengeance had mentioned that Mackenzie lost. Johnson then goes to speak with Mackenzie, who refers to her as Daisy Johnson and mentions them both being agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnson is ecstatic until she realizes that Mackenzie does not actually recognize her and that she was tricked into admitting her true allegiance to S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnson is subsequently arrested and locked in a cell at the Triskelion.
Imprisoned at the Triskelion
- "You know, I asked for a mani-pedi, got tortured instead. BTDubs, your psycho prison sucks."
- ―Daisy Johnson to Madame Hydra
Following her capture by Melinda May, Daisy Johnson was imprisoned and tortured at the Triskelion. She was interrogated by the Doctor, who wanted to know the whereabouts of the S.H.I.E.L.D. leader, the Patriot, and Jemma Simmons. Johnson replied that she did knot know where both were, but that she would gladly give him Simmons' location if she knew it because she considered Simmons to be the only person able to bring back Leo Fitz, since she was in love with him and he also loved her in the real world. The Doctor, unpleased by this answer, violently slapped Johnson.
The interrogation was interrupted by the arrival of Madame Hydra, who asked the Doctor to leave since a security breach potentially threatening one of his projects had been discovered. After the Doctor left, Johnson heavily criticized the artificial world of the Framework, but Madame Hydra retorted that she was only fulfilling Holden Radcliffe's expectations. Radcliffe, imprisoned in the cell adjacent to Johnson's, screamed that he had never asked for this, only for Madame Hydra to call her guards to make him shut up. She then revealed to Johnson that Leo Fitz became the Doctor after she erased his greatest regret in his life, and that everything that followed was not up to her. Madame Hydra offered Johnson to do the same for her: She could reprogram the Framework so that Johnson could live with her deceased boyfriend Lincoln Campbell, who had sacrificed himself in the real world. However, Johnson turned down her offer, since she knew she would not live with the real Campbell.
After Madame Hydra's departure, Johnson heard Holden Radcliffe's screaming and crying in the adjacent cell, lamenting over his ruined life. Johnson showed him no compassion since her own situation was the result of Radcliffe's twisted actions. Johnson asked him how a transformation as radical as the one from the compassionate Leo Fitz she used to know to the ruthless Doctor was possible. Radcliffe answered that Aida had removed Fitz's greatest regret in his life and that it was enough to change him that much. Johnson disbelieved him but Radcliffe insisted, stating that even a single sentence like "I love you" could dramatically change one's life. Johnson then asked if Radcliffe has built a secret backdoor to escape the Framework while conceiving it. Radcliffe answered that he had, but that since Aida could not destroy this backdoor, it would be heavily guarded. He then provided Johnson with the intel she needed.
Finally, Johnson received another visitor in her cell. A troubled Melinda May, returning from a HYDRA "Enlightenment Camp" where she had learnt that HYDRA was indoctrinating children and witnessed the heroic actions and the death of the Patriot, asked Johnson if she was an Inhuman. Johnson stated that she was and in response, May rebelled against HYDRA by shattering a Terrigen crystal she had brought with her, enabling Johnson to recover her powers as Quake.
Joining the Resistance
- "After you're gone, do I get my Skye back?"
"Honestly, I don't know. Although she is HYDRA, so..."
"Well, every relationship has its ups and downs. We'll get through it."
"For what it's worth, I didn't... I didn't totally understand him until I met you. So I guess... I guess there was some good in him all along. And I hope that Skye comes back to you."
- ―Grant Ward and Daisy Johnson
Johnson emerges from her Terrigenesis husk fully recovered from her wounds after having being exposed to a shattered Terrigen Crystal thanks to Melinda May. Johnson and May fight their way out of the Triskelion before being stopped by Madame Hydra and two HYDRA agents. Johnson uses her recovered powers on Madame Hydra and projects her out of the building. Madame Hydra falls on the ground, severely injured.
Johnson and May have been spotted and that a team of HYDRA agents is after them, Johnson and May, having reached one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s safehouses, are nearly caught by the HYDRA agents but are finally rescued by Burrows, Phil Coulson, and Alphonso Mackenzie, though Mackenzie threatens to kill May for having kept his daughter Hope hostage. Back at the Playground, Johnson confirms to Grant Ward the story of the real world that Simmons told him and that he refused to believe in.
Johnson is told by Coulson that she must weaken HYDRA within the Framework to achieve her own goal. Therefore, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents storm the studio where The Bakshi Report show is recorded. After holding Bakshi's staff hostages and Ward and Johnson have a conversation about what is real or not in the Framework, S.H.I.E.L.D. broadcasts a subversive message featuring Coulson where the former history teacher proudly announces his allegiance to S.H.I.E.L.D. and reveals HYDRA's lies thanks to the footage recorded by May's Body Cam during the assault on HYDRA Enlightenment Cultivation Center where the Patriot died.
Escape from the Framework
Quake and Jemma Simmons reunite after Quake's evasion from the Triskelion, Johnson is told by Simmons that Aida's plans: creating a living body so that she can be a real person with her own free will. In return, Quake informs Simmons of the existence of a backdoor built by Holden Radcliffe. The two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents decide to open the portal and get back to the real world with Phil Coulson, Melinda May and Alphonso Mackenzie. Simmons reluctantly agrees on the fact that Leo Fitz is out of their reach for the moment and that they must leave him in the Framework to get him back later. Moreover, May is very doubtful about the existence of the real world, despite Coulson's explanations.
Quake and her teammates to a steel mill, instead of a city park like Radcliffe designed it, Quake and Mackenzie remain. Despite Quake's insistence, Mackenzie refuses to go back to the real world since his daughter Hope Mackenzie is alive in the Framework and he can have a life with her, be it virtual. Quake returns on the Zephyr One and apologizes to Rodriguez for leaving Mackenzie behind. They still have a much more urgent matter to deal with: the Zephyr One is attacked by Ivanov's men.
Destruction of the Ivanov Oil Platform
Johnson and Jemma Simmons finally awake from escaping the Framework, when they go to recuse the crew the team from at the Ivanov Oil Platform. On the way, Johnson is blames by Elena Rodriguez for leaving Alphonso Mackenzie in the Framework, though Johnson explains that Mackenzie would not leave his daughter. Johnson and Simmons learn that S.H.I.E.L.D. is once again considered dangerous by the authorities after the destruction of the Playground, Johnson is questioned by Glenn Talbot to have something to do with it.
Johnson and the team return to Playground, where they are confronted by United States Armed Forces soldiers sent by Talbot which Aida escape the Chamber which her Inhuman power similar to Lincoln Campbell. Johnson discover that Rodriguez plugged herself to the Framework in order to bring Mackenzie to the real world, which she tries to keep the Framework from being deleted.
Johnson keeps monitoring the vitals of Elena Rodriguez and Alphonso Mackenzie who are still trapped in the Framework. Daisy tries to help Rodriguez finding Mackenzie but soon discovers that Aida is shutting down the Framework, deleting every element in it and thus threatening Rodriguez and Mackenzie's lives. Johnson and Leo Fitz try to figure out a way to keep them alive as long as possible.
Johnson finds Ghost Rider and brings him on the Zephyr One, where he explains that Aida is made of dark matter, just as the Darkhold, and that the Spirit of Vengeance inside him wants to take them both back to Hell, where they belong. Johnson, the S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ghost Rider tires to stop Aida, who uses a Daisy Johnson LMD to attack Glenn Talbot. The team return to return on the Zephyr One, when they come up with a plan to stop Aida by Phil Coulson using the Spirit of Vengeance to kill Aida.
Finally reunited for a moment of happiness, the team goes to a diner where they enjoy a simple meal when they are offered some pie. Just then, the power goes out as Coulson's group are confronted by a mysterious man leading an armed squad.
Trapped in the Future
Arrival at the Lighthouse
After the team was taken, the agents regain consciousness only to face the White Monolith, which absorbs them all. Johnson is able to find Phil Coulson, Yo-Yo Rodriguez, Alphonso Mackenzie and Jemma Simmons before they where killed by a Vrellnexian. The team finds a relatively secure place and discuss their options, deciding to remain together.
Johnson and the team find the room in which Melinda May and Deke Shaw were and discover computer programmed in English, making them believe that they could send a message to Earth. Before they can proceed further, they are attacked by Kree who imprison them. Johnson, Coulson, Simmons remain in a cell before being joined by Deke and May. Deke manages to convince the Kree guards to let them go and takes them away. Deke tries to walk away but Mays stops him. The team then splits to pursue their objectives: freeing their friends, trying to send a message to Earth and getting answers from Deke.
Quake arrives just in time to keep two Kree interrogators from breaking both Rodriguez's arms and releasing Mackenzie and Rodriguez, which leads to the death of the Kree.
Learning the Truth
- "Daisy Johnson. And they say you're not dangerous."
"So you know who I am."
"Quake. You see, I'm the one person that's pieced history together, who has an idea what happened. You want to know what kind of force can tear a planet apart? It was you."
- ―Deke Shaw and Daisy Johnson
Johnson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez is confronted by Deke Shaw, who saw them with a killed Kree guard. Which the three getting yelled at by Deke, they Mackenzie suggested taking the Kree to where the other bodies were so the roaches could dine on them, which Johnson, Mackenzie, Rodriguez and Shaw put the Kree on top of the elevator.
On the way up to Level 3, Johnson asked Shaw if they were indeed in the future. Shaw sarcastically confirmed. The elevator soon stopped and a Kree soldier entered. Johnson and the others quickly realized that one of the Kree bodies was about to drip blood on the soldier. Shaw tried to distract him, but the group was going to be caught, when the blood drop was gone. After the Kree left the elevator, Johnson is asked what had happened.
Johnson and the team drag the guards to where the roaches were and told them not to kill anymore Kree. After the four dragged the bodies into the room where the roaches were, Shaw hear Johnson's first name, "Daisy," after Rodriguez told her to close the door. Johnson notices that Shaw shows a sign of affection towards her.
The four meets up with Phil Coulson, Melinda May, and Tess, they learned that Jemma Simmons was taken up to Kasius. Which led to Deke leaving to the Framework, where Johnson grew suspicious of Shaw and tailed him. Johnson found him, he was asleep with other residents. When she approached him, a device on the ceiling put her to sleep and into the Framework.
Quake decides to follow Deke to try to discover where Simmons was taken and finds herself in some sort of recreational space where Deke uses parts of the Framework technology to generate visions of what the Earth looked like in the past. After an argument, Deke reveals the cause of Earth's destruction in this future by Quake herself.
- "I'll kill you. I swear."
"Sorry, sweetheart. I'm just playing the long game."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Deke Shaw
Johnson discovers that all her friends are missing and meets Deke Shaw, requiring his help to locate them, she makes her way to Yo-Yo Rodriguez and is told about the situation. Rodriguez manages to trick Grill into thinking that her Metric does not work properly. Once Grill takes it off, she uses his powers to break into his office, and steals the scroll and hands it over to Johnson.
Using a Kree tablet, Johnson took an elevator to a lab where the Kree grew plants and fruits. She reached another elevator and prepared to reach Kasius' Suites, but as the doors were closing, a Kree guard stopped it. Therefore, Quake used her powers to hide in the only spot available, stuck on the elevator's ceiling as another guard arrived. As the elevator prepared to leave, Quake slightly slipped, which alerted the guards.
Having been discovered, Quake fought against the two guards until one of them violently punched her back into the cultivation room. Nevertheless, she managed to take them down by using her powers, but discovered that the elevator control panel had been damaged in the fight, forcing her to find another itinerary. Therefore, she used her powers to break through the floor, arriving in Kasius' Suites.
However, as she made her way, Quake found herself trapped between two glass panels, with an incapacitating gas being spread out. Before she could use her powers to escape, Quake collapsed on the ground and saw the arrival of Kasius, Sinara and Deke, who had informed Kasius of her impending arrival. While Kasius expressed great satisfaction at the idea of having captured the Destroyer of Worlds, Quake swore that she would kill Shaw in revenge.
Imprisoned by Kasius
Johnson is taken to a room full of Inhumans training and waiting to demonstrate their powers in front of Kasius and potential buyers, thus, Quake gets to know Ben, an Inhuman capable of reading other people's mind. Johnson is ordered by Tye to demonstrate her powers for Lady Basha. Which Basha offers to purchase Quake immediately but Kasius denies her request and insists on discussing Quake's price over a dinner that Basha keeps avoiding.
Johnson is informed by Ben that the Inhumans are forced to fight against each other for the sake of their families. Later, Quake and Jemma Simmons are further interrogated by Kasius, who orders her to tell him her story in presence of Ben, who can use his powers to tell whether Quake is telling the truth. Quake tells her story in detail, stating that she and Simmons are the only S.H.I.E.L.D. agents present, with Kasius placing himself between Simmons herself so that Simmons cannot read through her lips. This led to Kasius asks Simmons to tell own version of the story, and fortunately for the two young women, Simmons' version fits exactly with Johnson's. After the interrogation, Johnson understands that Ben can not only read thoughts, but also implant some in other people's mind, and that he covered for Johnson and Simmons by mentally telling the latter Quake's story. Johnson is told by Ben that he could read Kasius' mind and that the Kree leader intends on destroying the Lighthouse soon.
Johnson apologizes to Ben for having involved him into her fight, which Kasius reveals that he discovered that Ben lied to him and tried to protect Johnson and Jemma Simmons this causes Ben to be executed by Sinara. Johnson and Simmons later meet and plan to work with Fitz to escape from Kasius.
Quake's Inhuman Trial Ceremony is watched by Faulnak, Quake was put to a fight against Kasius' greatest warrior, which is Sinara. Although Kasius tried to refused, his brother insisted to the point that Kasius was forced to meet his request and to send Sinara into the Crater to fight against the Destroyer of Worlds. Before turning off Quake's Inhuman Control Device, Kasius activated an energy barrier between the Crater and the Gallery in order to protect the audience.
Quake is immediately attacked by Sinara with her Silver Spheres, engaging in a violent duel against the Inhuman. As Quake managed to throw Sinara on the ground and prepared to attack her, bust Quake is knocked over. Quake used her powers to stop another sphere and projected it back to Sinara, claiming it to be revenge for Ben, but Sinara avoided it. Both women continued their violent duel for a time, but in the end Quake was able to defeat Sinara with a punch boosted by her powers.
All of a sudden, Leo Fitz used an I.C.E.R., knocking Gaius Ponarian unconscious and deactivated the energy barrier while Jemma Simmons cut Kasius in the cheek. Quake used her powers to levitate in front of the Gallery and prepared to attack, but Faulnak reactivated her inhibitor, causing her to fall on the ground. Quake is picked up by Fitz and Simmons and incapacitated one last Kree guard before leaving the Crater.
Johnson, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz were forced to stop as Kasius remotely activated Simmons' ear implant to incapacitate her. Johnson managed to take down a Kree guard despite still being deprived of her powers while Fitz forcefully extracted it. Johnson, Fitz and Simmons then attempted to make it to the Chronicom Vessel, Fitz had used to reach the Lighthouse, but it was destroyed by the Kree Watch, forcing the trio to find another way out.
They used a Kree tablet stolen from the deceased guard to use an elevator in an attempt to reunite with their friends in the Salvage. However, the elevator was stopped by Maston-Dar, who had been sent to chase them by Faulnak. This forced the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to escape from the elevator through the shaft, leaving the cabin empty when Maston-Dar managed to open it. Maston-Dar then violently interrogated two passing servants to know where the fugitives might have gone, murdering one of them before seeing the open door to the elevator shaft.
Johnson, Fitz, and Simmons kept trying to find a way to escape, discovering that the Lighthouse's artificial gravity was generated by Gravitonium. However, they were found by Maston-Dar, who fired at them with his machine gun, wounding Fitz in the stomach. Johnson managed to reach Maston-Dar and distracted him long enough for Fitz and Simmons to escape, quickly followed by Johnson herself. The three of them managed to hide in relative safety and were found once again, this time by Deke Shaw.
Despite having betrayed Johnson earlier, Shaw explained that he had come to help the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who reluctantly agreed to trust him as Maston-Dar was still after them. The trio was able to reach the Salvage, where they were reunited with Phil Coulson, Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Alphonso Mackenzie. However, they realized that Flint, an Inhuman that they had taken under their protection, had left to confront the Kree Watch as they had killed his friend Tess in retaliation for having hidden from them.
Johnson, Simmons, Fitz, Coulson and Shaw plan to go onto the cracked Earth, while Mackenzie and Rodriguez resolved to stay with Flint. The rest of the team boarded the Trawler, and despite Coulson's uncertain flying skills, they were able to leave the Lighthouse and reach the surface of the Earth.
Johnson and the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. are rescued by the True Believers, who take them to the remnants of the Zephyr One which have survived the cataclysm of the destruction of the Earth. Johnson and Deke have a conversation about their respective fathers and Johnson tells Deke Shaw that he should not worry about his impending reunion with Owen Shaw.
Johnson is shown footage by Samuel Voss displaying the last images of Quake before the Destruction of Earth. Although Johnson promised that she would do her best to avoid such a cataclysm should she return into her time, Voss was unwilling to take the risk. As two other True Believers arrived, Voss drew a knife and told Johnson that killing her would save the life of billions.
Johnson is attacked by the True Believers, she managed to defend herself, stabbing one of her opponent in the thigh and repelling the assaults of the two others. As Hinton approached the fight scene, Voss decided that he could not risk to have her giving S.H.I.E.L.D. answers regarding how they could return into the past and he stabbed her in the stomach, much to Johnson's horror.
Johnson is saved by Phil Coulson, together, Johnson and Coulson managed to succeed against the True Believers, who were taken into custody in the Zephyr One. After the ambush Johnson found Shaw imprisoned in a cell and released him, informing him of Robin Hinton's death.
Return to the Present
As the gravity storm approaches, Quake tells Phil Coulson that she should probably remain deprived of her powers for everyone's safety. However, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons discover that the Zephyr One has been upgraded with Fitz's old designs for a new plane, including artificial gravity generators using Gravitonium.
S.H.I.E.L.D. decides to follow Simmons' idea, but the anchors keeping the plane on the ground get stuck. Quake, who is followed by Deke Shaw, decides to go and fix that, but she is found by Sinara. As the plane finally takes off because of the storm, a violent fight erupts between Quake and Sinara and Sinara nearly kills Quake before Deke chooses to rescue her, definitely siding with S.H.I.E.L.D. Quake ultimately kills Sinara with an improvised spear.
Quake and Coulson were forced to remain behind to fight an Odium-empowered Tye, who fiercely dueled against both of them. Despite managing to slightly wound Johnson and Coulson, Johnson was able to stab him with his own knife, killing him. Johnson and Coulson catches with Melinda May and Deke Shaw where they were reunited with Tess and left her in charge of the Lighthouse residents gathered in the Trawler. Johnson refused to let him go and his own and expressed her intent to go, which led to an argument, but in the end Shaw convinced Johnson to remain with her friends and wait for the activation of the White Monolith.
An unconscious Johnson who had been incapacitated by Coulson as she refused to return into the past out of fear of destroying Earth, is carried to the Monolith by Coulson, who joins the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. The team is sent back in time along with Deke, the White Monolith caused a massive explosion which destroyed the Lighthouse. The explosion was witnessed from afar by the Human survivors gathered in the Trawler.
Rescuing Deke Shaw
Johnson is consciousness with Phil Coulson and is told by Coulson that he would never give up on her. Johnson stayed behind while the team go to search the St. Louis Aerospace Facility, she remained at the Lighthouse with Noah for everyone's security.
However, Deke Shaw, who also traveled back to 2017, got himself arrested after getting drunk. Johnson posing as Shaw's social worker Sinara Smith, claimed that Shaw had escaped during one of his walks. Being asked by Wellins about Shaw's issues, Johnson listed many, much to Shaw's annoyance.
Johnson had Shaw released from custody and scoffed him for his behavior, subtly mocking him by reminding him of their first encounter. As they were about to exit the police station, Officer Kennedy told them they had some documents to sign. While Kennedy looked for the papers, Johnson is told by Shaw that he had been transported to Earth after activating the White Monolith and assured her that he had not told the police anything about S.H.I.E.L.D..
After Johnson signed the last paper, she and Shaw went back to the Lighthouse, Noah then introduced himself and informed Shaw that he believed having released him was a mistake. The discussion was interrupted when the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D team returned after fighting against Ruby Hale.
Phil Coulson's Fate
- "I can't do what you're asking of me. I can't do it."
"You've always been capable of more than you imagined."
"No. Not without you. You found me... alone in an alley, and you... you gave me everything. A home, a... a belief, solid ground to stand on. But... that was all you. You are what I believe in."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Phil Coulson
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Johnson and Deke Shaw gathered medical supplies for Yo-Yo Rodriguez, who told Alphonso Mackenzie that she intended to remain and fight, despite the loss of her arms. Johnson and Shaw were attacked by a Kree Warrior who nearly killed Shaw before being shot by Johnson and vanishing in the air.
Johnson and Shaw reported the attack to their friends and Leo Fitz hypothesized that the destruction of the three Monoliths caused the creation of a space-time rift opening onto what Fitz calls the Fear Dimension, which tapped in their minds to physically manifest their fears of the Kree Warrior, but also recreations of Lash and a subterranean forest which frightens Shaw.
Johnson, Melinda May and Fitz opposed the idea of sending Coulson, claiming that they all needed him. While Fitz suggested send ingPiper and Johnson offered to go herself, Coulson refused both propositions, stating that S.H.I.E.L.D. needed Johnson. A furious argument erupted as Johnson stated that S.H.I.E.L.D. no longer existed and that she was the only one who can do the mission. Johnson left the place while May blamed Coulson for not having disclosed his condition earlier. Johnson was found by Coulson and the two had an emotional moment with Johnson telling Coulson that he was everything she believes in. Both of them embrace as Johnson cried.
Following this success, all the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents appeared at Fitz and Simmons exchange their wedding vows in which they expressed their eternal love and their happiness of having found each other and they were finally married with their friends cheering after all the ordeals their relationship had to overcome.
Quest for Gravitonium
Johnson investigated the Cybertek company and found that several scientists who used to work on Gravitonium are presumed deceased. However, their death certificates were all signed by the same person, Murray Jacobson, so Johnson realized that they were actually alive with new identities. Johnson, Phil Coulson, Alphonso Mackenzie and Melinda May decided to find Jacobson. S.H.I.E.L.D. located him, who happened to be Tony Caine, Mackenzie's old friend. They took him to the Zephyr One, where they explained the situation.
Johnson, Coulson and Mackenzie infiltrated into the Principia in search for the Gravitonium. They explored the ship's first deck without finding anything and went further into the ship. They found the crew of the Principia, who had been asphyxiated due to the altitude. Unbeknownst to the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, however, several Sleeper Mechs hidden among the crew were activated.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. team then proceeded to the engine rooms, where they found the empty box of Gravitonium. However, Deke Shaw insisted that since the ship was still flying in the air, there had to be some Gravitonium somewhere. As the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents made their exit, they encountered the reactivated Sleeper Mechs. Recognizing them as the same androids they had faced during the Infiltration into St. Louis Aerospace Facility, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents began fighting the androids to leave the ship before it fell. Despite their struggle, Johnson and Coulson managed to destroy several Sleeper Mechs and urged Mackenzie to follow them.
Johnson and Coulson awaited him. Mere seconds before the ship fell back into the ocean, the Containment Module took off and rejoined the Zephyr One.
Leo Fitz's Psychic Split
Johnson, Deke Shaw, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz gathered in the control room of the Lighthouse where they brainstormed ideas to close the rift. The group decided to take a look at the old notes of Franklin Hall to better understand the properties of Gravitonium, Johnson would leave but later she joins Fitz in the control room, Johnson tries to calm down Fitz who is small, violent, outburst but Johnson would go and check on the two cameras due to them going down ten levels below control.
Johnson is attacked and strapped to an operating table after she had been captured by another Sleeper Mech sent by The Doctor, which he going to remove her Inhuman Control Device, which is the only way to compress the Gravitonium and thus seal the Fear Dimension. While Fitz is trying to stop The Doctor, Johnson asked who Fitz was talking to, just before Simmons burst into the room. Johnson, Simmons, and Fitz himself discovered that The Doctor was not a recreation from the Fear Dimension but a darker personality.
Johnson is in pain when Fitz leans that he has to remove the inhibitor, Johnson told Fitz that she would never forgive him, to which Fitz replied that she would not be the only one. Once the device removed, Johnson uses her powers to compress the Gravitonium into the Gravity Containment Device so they could finally, once and for all, seal the rift.
Searching for Phil Coulson
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After Phil Coulson allowed himself to willingly be taken by Hale, Johnson began looking into Hale and discovered her connection to HYDRA. Now acting as interim Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Johnson decided to transport Robin Hinton from the Retreat to the Lighthouse, claiming that she would use any tool at her disposal. Johnson and Davis flew a Quinjet to the Retreat. Johnson tried to speak to Hinton to determine Coulson's location, although Hinton remained silent. However, Hinton communicated with Melinda May and drew a picture of a mountain where Coulson is, which Johnson scanned to the computer.
Fighting Ruby Hale
- "You're like that hero that every little girl wants to be when they grow up."
"Mm. Looks like you made a wrong turn along the way."
"No. I'm just engineered differently. I don't want to be you. I want to beat you."
"You can certainly try."
- ―Ruby Hale and Quake
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Quake arrived at the mountain and assaulted Ruby Hale before she could kill Phil Coulson and Glenn Talbot. Quake herself remained behind to fight against Ruby, who claimed that her ultimate goal was to defeat Quake.
Quake used her in Inhuman abilities due to the fact that the two are on par with another. In the end, Quake used her powers to violently throw Ruby against a tree, knocking her unconscious. Quake is joined by Deke Shaw, who had remained behind to watch over Quake instead of Coulson and Talbot, attempted to confiscate Ruby's Ring Blades, but he was shot in the shoulder by Hale, who had teleported as well with other Sleeper Mechs. Quake managed to take Shaw away from the fight. They reached the Zephyr One and soon took off, with the rescue mission being successful despite Shaw's heavy wound.
Johnson and May decide to leave the Lighthouse and raid the HYDRA base and successfully attack the HYDRA Academy. The two would find Hale who understands the gravity of the situation, immediately surrenders and requests S.H.I.E.L.D.'s assistance in order to stop her daughter. Quake and May reluctantly agree and take Hale to the Zephyr One. Before arriving on site, Quake and Hale talk about Ruby and Quake even suggests that Ruby could become a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with proper training. Quake requires Hale's assistance into talking Ruby down if necessary.
Johnson, May and Hale arrive and attempt to stop Ruby, however she started the Gravitonium was to be blamed. Fitz ended the infusion process and all of them waited as the Particle Infusion Chamber opened with an unconscious Ruby in it. Quake ordered May to take Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons to safety. Quake is them attacked by a saddened and pained Ruby.
Quake and Hale ultimately seemed to succeed in their endeavor to appease Ruby, Rodriguez recognized the young woman as the one who had sliced off her arms. Despite Quake ordering her to stand down, Rodriguez killed Ruby, believing it would change the future.
Visiting Tony Caine
- "Garrett's cocktail had an extra healing component that was designed and developed by the Nazis, so that's impossible to get."
"Nothing's impossible. It's one element. What is it?"
"I have no idea. All I got was the name of some place where they found it. And I can't find it on any map."
"That's 'cause it's not a place."
- ―Tony Caine and Daisy Johnson
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Johnson was tasked with delivering Carl Creel and the Hintons to Tony Caine. However, she and Melinda May actually pursued an additional agenda: they asked Caine to investigate Project Deathlok to find something which could help Phil Coulson with his condition, although he forbade such initiatives. Johnson left and May assured her that she would cover for her at the Lighthouse.
Johnson met with Caine, who explained everything he found about the Deathlok Program. He gave her a Centipede Device and mentioned John Garrett's history, but he also said that there was an unidentified ingredient in the Centipede Serum, and that he cannot find the place where this ingredient was found. Reading the documents that Caine provided her with, Johnson saw the name 'Jiaying' and informed Caine that it was not the name of a place. She then left to visit the grave of her mother and began to dig up her remains.
Rescue of Phil Coulson
Johnson returns to the Lighthouse and is confronted by Yo-Yo Rodriguez, who blames her for being away during the battle against the Remorath. However, Johnson refuses to listen to Rodriguez's accusations and the two women end up fighting each other. The duel is interrupted by Melinda May and Johnson brings the rests of her mother Jiaying to Jemma Simmons along with the Centipede Serum. Johnson orders Simmons to use it to create a cure which could save Coulson from his deadly condition.
Johnson returns to her room where she is visited by Deke Shaw. She expresses her disarray as the situations keeps getting more complicated. As Shaw unsuccessfully attempts to tell Johnson about how he feels about her, he discovers that she still loves her late boyfriend Lincoln Campbell. Figuring out that this is not the best time to talk about his own feelings, Johnson is told by Shaw that he is Simmons and Leo Fitz's grandson.
Using a newly upgraded Zephyr One which had been modified so it could be taken into space, Johnson, May and a few other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents left the Lighthouse to reach Qovas' Ship which had flown away outside the atmosphere. Once the vertical propulsion took them into space, the team activated the plane's cloaking, enabling them to stealthily dock to the Remorath spaceship.
Quake and May made their way through the spaceship and were quickly confronted by Glenn Talbot, who threatened to kill Phil Coulson if they did not surrender. Quake and May did not understand the situation but Quake, in an attempt to defuse it, suggested that she would willingly stop to fight if Talbot let Coulson go. Hale claimed that she trusted Quake, much to Talbot's surprise. When Hale explained that Quake had tried to help her daughter Ruby Hale, Talbot insulted the latter. Hale then attempted to retake control by using the Faustus method, but her attempt failed and she was murdered by Talbot.
Quake attempted to attack Talbot, however, he appeared to be incredibly resilient towards her powers. Quake is knocked unconscious. As May aimed her gun at him, Talbot ordered her to surrender if she wanted to pare the lives of her friends. May reluctantly complied and dropped her weapon. Talbot then instructed Qovas to take the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as prisoners of war.
Discussion with Taryan
- "Some people have given me a hard time. Humans are ... are complicated. They disagree. Sometimes it comes to blows. Only, sometimes, it's a person who risks everything for their friends even though she lost her limbs. Hypothetically. We fight, okay, but not with a lack of respect, and that's something I don't think you're quite understanding."
- ―Quake to Taryan
Quake and Taryan were able to meet using Astralscopes, although Quake was unaware that she was actually still unconscious. Quake was asked by Taryan to join him as he promised that she would be able to unleash her full potential as a powerful Inhuman.
However, Quake refused to become Taryan's disciple, claiming that she knew his family all too well. Taryan attempted to convince her that they were the same person, but Quake kept refusing to follow Taryan, prompting Taryan to decide to take her by force if necessary. In response, Quake attempted to attack Taryan with her powers, but Taryan explained that she was in an Astralscope simulation, and thus deprived of her powers.
Quake was explained by Taryan that she would remain in the simulation as long as it would be required until she abandoned. However, Quake mentioned his two sons and claimed that she would break free. Quake ended up successfully regaining consciousness, thus preventing Taryan from acquiring her.
Escaping the Qovas' Ship
Quake would reunite with Coulson, May and Deke Shaw after saving them from a couple of Remorath soldiers. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team then agreed that they could not leave the spaceship before changing the target of the Ionizer Missiles Qovas had aimed at the Lighthouse.
Quake and Coulson would escape with the Zephyr One, Quake and Shaw are surprise, seeing Coulson and May share a kiss after dispatched the last opponent. Quake and Coulson realized that Remorath had infiltrated it as well. Fearing to lose Davis in the fight and thus not being able to return on Earth, Quake and Coulson fought across the plane and successfully defeated the Remorath, enabling them to safely leave. However, the intensity of the fight deepened Coulson's weakened condition and he fell unconscious.
The team gather in the Lighthouse, where Coulson is unconscious, but still alive. They discuss their current situation, noting that Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons can successfully create a cure. However, they also mention the case of Glenn Talbot. Quake tells them that they cannot do so: there is only one dose of Centipede Serum. Therefore, the team can either save Coulson with it or use it to stop Talbot and save the world, but they cannot do both, leaving them with a crucial dilemma.
- "I'm becoming a hero."
"You are one. The minute that you enlisted, you became one. We all did. Look around. You're surrounded by them. Anyone who signs up for this, to lose friends or limbs or your mind or your life in protection of humanity."
- ―Glenn Talbot and Quake
The S.H.I.E.L.D. teams keeps arguing about what to do with the dose of the Centipede Serum brought back by Johnson. Johnson and Melinda May remain convinced that they should use it to heal Phil Coulson. The argument gets more serious as Yo-Yo Rodriguez seizes the Centipede Device and begs her friends to listen to her. However, May ends the debate by destroying the Odium, thus leaving only one option of creating a cure for Coulson.
Johnson would say goodbye to Deke Shaw who gives her some advice about not being the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Later Johnson later took Shaw's advice and ended things with Rodriguez and the rest of the team and made Alphonso Mackenzie the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Quake and Phil Coulson flew a Quinjet into the city. Although Quake planned to neutralize Talbot so Coulson could talk him down, Coulson revealed that he would not join the battle as he was too weak to stand, having not taken the Centipede Serum cure. Quake and Coulson had a brief argument, but Quake is convinced to go and confront Talbot on her own. Quake reluctantly agreed and left the Quinjet, ordering Coulson to return to the Zephyr One and take the remedy. Actually, she was unaware that Coulson had hidden the syringe containing the cure within her gauntlets.
Quake ran through the streets of Chicago to find Talbot. Using her powers to boost her speed, she violently tackled Talbot, hitting him on the ground until they crashed in a bus. Quake ordered Talbot to stop as he was causing people to die, but Talbot replied that they were only collateral damage and that he had to power himself up so he would become a true hero. Therefore, Quake tried to appeal to Talbot as a military man and a father, claiming that he was already a hero due to having sworn to protect people and that he could do it without frightening his own son.
At first, Quake appeared to gotten though to Talbot. However, he assimilated Quake's attempts to convince him to work together to the speeches Hale had delivered to him before torturing him and to what Coulson said to him before acting behind Talbot's back. Quake is grabbed by Talbot and he began rising her in the air with her. Once they were high enough, Quake is violently crashed back onto the ground, causing a powerful shockwave which notably damaged the building where Leo Fitz, Mackenzie, May and the Hintons were. This resulted in some rubble falling on top of Fitz, burying him underneath.
Quake could barely continue to fight against Talbot. Which Quake is forced to stand by Talbot and decided to absorb Quake so that he could use her powers to access the Gravitonium he was looking for more easily. However, as Quake was on the verge of being absorbed, she then discovered the Centipede Serum that Coulson had placed inside of her gauntlets. She injected herself with the serum, which powered herself up and enabled her to break free of Talbot. Enraged, Talbot attacked her one last time, but Quake used her enhanced powers to then expel Talbot into space, killing him.
- "I love you."
"I love you too."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Phil Coulson
The team gathers in the Zephyr One, where Coulson announces that he will retire from S.H.I.E.L.D. to fully enjoy the little time he has left. A commemorative plate is put into the Zephyr One and the team reflects on everything they have gone through since they began working together.
Johnson is the last to say goodbye to Coulson, hugging him telling him that she loves him as he says he loves her back. Coulson then leaves them in Tahiti, where he plans to stay with May, who also retires. While the team takes the Zephyr One and flies away, taking the new S.H.I.E.L.D. towards new missions.
Months in Space
After Phil Coulson left and soon died, Johnson found it hard as everything reminded her of him. So, to get away from her problem instead of facing it, not even reading Coulson's letter for her, Johnson decided to join Jemma Simmons on her mission to find Leo Fitz in space. Before they left Johnson asked Yo-Yo Rodriguez to come, but she declined.
Quake, Simmons, Davis and Piper along with a small team boarded the Zephyr One and began their mission. After a year of failure in finding Fitz and all of the crew leaving, they would come across the Chronicom Vessel, only to find it destroyed, having been cut in half. Still holding out hope, they continued their search, tracking down as many leads as they could come across to find the other half of the vessel. Using a manifest found on the vessel, they tracked down every supplier on it, going to Trinawa and Pyree, where they came to the conclusion that someone must have given out information of the whereabouts of the supposedly undetectable vessel.
By 2019, the mission would eventually lead the team to Trok, who potentially had information about Leo Fitz's whereabouts, being known for selling traceable fuel. On their way, they were chased down by the Confederacy and had to do a forced landing on D'Rill. When they were boarded, Quake greeted the D'Rillians and easily disarmed them and defeated Trok. Jemma Simmons then came out and told him to give them what they wanted and he would live.
Trok refused to tell them anything, so they decided to hang him upside down to get him to talk, as the different gravity on the Zephyr One would eventually kill him. They explained how their journey lead them to numerous locations, eventually leading to him, and they questioned if he sold traceable fuel to the vessel. However, they discovered that Trok didn't, but actually bought the other half of the vessel, so he gave them its location.
Having learnt the location of the other half of the Chronicom Vessel, the team then headed there, believing to have finally been successful in what they had set out to do. They boarded the damaged vessel and searched for the Cryo-Freeze Chamber that Fitz was in. As they searched the vessel, they learned that the vessel lost cabin pressure, but believed that Fitz should have survived it while in cryo. They then found the chamber, and Simmons opened it up. However, instead of finding Fitz they found it to be empty. They then took the chamber onto the Zephyr One and thought about what they should do.
Confronting Jemma Simmons
- "Going that deep is not smart. It... We have to consider heading home and regrouping before we jump into the juicy center of the Milky Way."
"No, we can't let this trail go cold!"
- ―Quake and Jemma Simmons
The team started to argue the idea, believing that should regroup back on Earth, as going further in space would not be smart. Jemma Simmons persisted as she did not want to let the trail go cold, but when she told Davis to set the coordinates, he refused. He told her that they may never be able to get back from that deep in space, and Piper informed her that it would be more tactical if they returned. Quake understood Simmons' point, but she made it clear that they were incredibly strained by the mission.
The argument was interrupted when they were alerted of the Confederacy's presence, which they were confused on how they could have located them. They then shut down the Zephyr One so they would hopefully go undetected by the massive ship above them. They then watched as the ship flew over them, believing that they were safe from any detection, as they had not been destroyed yet. However, this was disproved when the destroyer ship opened fire on them. Simmons then turned the power back on and they attempted to escape the attack.
To Deep-Deep Space
As Piper went to activate the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device, Jemma Simmons set the coordinates for Naro-Atzia, despite Quake's order to head back to Earth. The team were able to escape the Confederacy's attack and arrived at the planet momentarily.
Quake questioned Simmons on her actions, but she assured her that Leo Fitz was there, unaware that he had actually just left when they arrived. Outraged by her reckless behavior, Piper and Davis believed that they should lock her up for putting them at risk, but Simmons reminded them that their mission was to find Fitz. Quake confirmed that Fitz was the mission, but she addressed how she made the calls and Simmons' actions were too risky. She ordered that they attempt to head back home, but Simmons refused, threatening to stay behind to continue looking.
However, they were interrupted when they received a greeting from Pretorious Pryce, who informed them that as custom, they would be boarded for inspection. Quake tried to refuse the action, trying to head back to Earth, but they were forced to be boarded as they were written into the system, which could not be reversed. Simmons saw this as a chance to ask about Fitz' whereabouts, and they waited for the inspection of their ship to occur. Quake, Simmons and Piper met with Pryce, who instructed them to hand over their weapons. When he asked about their reason for visiting Naro-Atzia, Simmons told him they were looking for Fitz.
Pryce then got mad at her for saying that name, as it then alerted a Chronicom Hunter, Malachi who was hunting Fitz. He came out from hiding and stunned Quake and Piper, but Simmons was able to evade the attack. When Pryce tried to stop the conflict, Simmons used him as a shield to maneuver to her gun, successfully reaching it. However, the fight was ended when Davis knocked out Malachi from behind. They then handcuffed him to the ship as Quake and Piper regained consciousness.
They then started to question Malachi as to what he wanted with Fitz. He revealed that Fitz was wanted for tampering with the universe. They then discovered that Fitz was initially intended to arrive at Naro-Atzia, learning that he truly was alive and that they were close to finding him. Quake then went to ask Pryce if he knew anything about the vessel Fitz was on, as Malachi told Simmons that Fitz should not be alive, which Simmons explained that he should be with them, but Malachi revealed that he should be dead due to him dying a year ago.
Search on Kitson
- "We're on a mission."
"Right. What is the mission?"
"The mission is... Ladies' Night!"
- ―Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons
Johnson was informed that the ship Fitz was on did arrive but turned around and headed to Kitson. Pryce then told the team about Kitson, describing the grotesque nature of the planet, believing that Fitz must be of perverted desire to visit there.
However, despite Pryce's description of the planet, the team headed their in hopes to be reunited with Fitz. They arrived on the planet, where they came across Boyle and Toad, who Quake forced to reveal that they had encountered Fitz, stealing his ship from him, as well as revealing that he was with Enoch as well. As Davis handed them some hallucinogens, mistaking them for food, Simmons asked about Fitz' whereabouts, which they revealed either the casino or the brothels.
Quake and Simmons then proceeded to the casinos, as the effects of the hallucinogens started to kick in. Simmons joked that Fitz better be dead than in the brothels, and the two went to the counter and handed in their weapons. They then realized that they were both feeling odd, which Simmons believed to just be the different atmosphere. However, when they proceeded to enter, they started having the vision altered, causing them to not be able to walk properly. They made their way down some stairs, where they realized that it was the things they ate that were causing to feel strange.
They eventually arrived at the bar, celebrating their achievement, but completely forgetting what they were doing, thinking that it was "ladies' night." The two then sat at the bar and started to reflect on their lives, talking about how Quake used to live in a van, which they all gave the nickname the "Fartmobile," as well as Quake saying that she had a "big nerd face," asking if she went to Hogwarts and if she knew any spells. As the two continued to be affected by the hallucinogens, Simmons suddenly then hallucinated a tiny Fitz in a monkey onesie dancing, which then triggered her memory as to why they were on Kitson.
Quake eventually found Simmons, spotting her feet sticking out. She then joined her, where Simmons expressed her belief that her parents were mice. She then apologized to Quake for dragging them out through space in a so far unsuccessful attempt to find Fitz, saying that she just misses him so much. Quake then expressed her envy to have her own "Fitz," which Simmons recounted her unfortunate encounters with love, but told her that she was so proud of who she had become. The two then got really emotional and expressed love for one another, when suddenly they heard a sound that sounded like a dolphin.
Shortly after, they then began to hear a piercing noise, which Simmons realized isn't from the hallucinogens, and must be coming from something. When they figured out that the noise was only perceptible to humans, and could be a signal, they believed that it must be to do with Fitz, meaning he was at the casino. They then went to find him, when they noticed some armed people enter that look similar to Malachi. Quake went to defeat them with her powers, but was too disoriented to control them. Quake then told Simmons to go find Fitz while she dealt with the enemies.
Captured by the Chronicoms
After failing to retrieve Leo Fitz, the team, joined by Enoch, returned to the Zephyr One, where they tried to get answers form the Chronicom. As Enoch felt sorry himself, Quake and Jemma Simmons tried to figure out where Fitz would have been taken, having only one jump available as Davis shot the fuse box while high. When Fitz was mentioned, Enoch became more depressed, knowing that his only friend was gone. However, Quake and Simmons tried to comfort him, telling Enoch that they were his friends and that he sacrificed himself to stop the extinction-level event.
Suddenly, the power in the ship went out and the team went to check on what was happening. They then noticed a Confederacy ship above them, causing them to try to retreat. However, they were stopped when a fleet of ships emerged, forcing the team to be boarded by the other ship. They quickly made their way to the where the enemies were about to enter, believing it to be the Confederacy and the Remoraths. Quake make some cover as they armed themselves.
As they aimed at the door, believing the Remorath to be getting through with ease, Enoch started to question the nature of the attack and believed it not to be the Confederacy, causing him to open the door. Another Chronicom then entered, who revealed that she knew Enoch and was there to bring him in for judgement for tampering with the universe. Enoch accepted this, and the team were taken captive by the Chronicoms, Quake and Simmons accompanying Enoch while Piper and Davis were imprisoned.
As they made their way through the ship, which they thought belonged to the Confederacy, which Atarah revealed that it used to. When Atarah was questioned by Enoch, she revealed that their planet had been destroyed from what started as some reality distortions, followed by a plague, which they failed to act on. Atarah then revealed that the Confederacy came to them to take what they had left, but they fought back and took their ship from them. This then lead to them revealing their desire to go back in time and prevent their planet's destruction.
Quake and Simmons then told Atarah that they didn't really know how they traveled through time, and that they did not want to help them, considering that they tried to kill them. Making it clear that they would not help them, Atarah then revealed Fitz being held at gunpoint by Malachi to convince them to help. Simmons went to hug Fitz, which she went through him, revealing that it was a hologram. When Malachi hit Fitz, Quake threatened to destroy the ship, which Alatrah revealed that he is not on the ship, being aware of her power.
After talking with Enoch, Atarah, growing tired of their refusal, returned and ordered Malachi to execute Fitz on her command. However, Simmons begged for her to spare him, revealing that it was a machine that controlled the Monolith. However, they did not know who created it or know of the designs, as well as it being destroyed in the future. Atarah then took these unhelpful answers as no reason to keep any of them alive, but Enoch interjected saying that if anyone could build a time machine, it would be Fitz.
Atarah then asked Enoch what could motivate Fitz, which he stated that if Simmons was to be put in danger, that could get Fitz to do anything. Atarah then took on this idea and ordered that Simmons and Fitz be kept alive, and the rest be killed. Knowing that they needed Fitz alive, Quake is told that this and she attacked the Chronicoms. The two then tried to escape, freeing Piper and Davis from their cell. As they made their way through the ship, they were surrounded by the Chronicoms, so Quake decided that they fight.
However, before the fight could begin, Jemma Simmons told the Chronicoms not to fire, realizing that even if they were to defeat all of them, they still wouldn't be able to escape the fleet of ships surrounding them. Quake tried to convince Simmons not to stay, but she told her that this was the end of the road. Simmons then thanked all of them for accompanying her on their mission, and told them that they can go home. Quake was assured by Simmons that she'll be fine because she will be with Leo Fitz.
Quake, Davis and Piper return to the Zephyr One and headed for Earth. When they returned, Quake contacted the Lighthouse to inform S.H.I.E.L.D. of their arrival. Upon landing, they are greeted by Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez. As they are reunited, Mackenzie asked where were Fitz and Simmons, but they were interrupted by Trevor Khan telling them that Melinda May had captured Sarge. Quake and Mackenzie then spoke privately, where she informed him of her mission, and he told her about Sarge and how he looked exactly like Phil Coulson.
Johnson stood with Alphonso Mackenzie, Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Deke Shaw as Melinda May brought in Sarge. Not being able to handle seeing someone who looked exactly like Phil Coulson, Johnson left them. Johnson went to assist in repairing the Zephyr One, and was later joined by Shaw. The two reunited, although Johnson was unconcerned with Shaw's attempts to show off to her. After telling her about his company, Johnson accidentally told Shaw that Leo Fitz had died, which was unknown to him.
Later, Johnson met up with Mackenzie who tried to comfort her on seeing Sarge, but she tried to assure him she was fine. Mackenzie revealed that Sarge's DNA was the same as Coulson's, but Johnson stated Sarge wasn't Coulson. Johnson attempted to focus back on rescuing Fitz and Jemma Simmons, but Mackenzie told her he needed her to help him with his struggles doing his job. Johnson then assured him that he would be fine, and that Rodriguez should be the one helping him, not being able to believe they broke up.
Shaw then joined them to inform Mackenzie that he had fixed and hack into the Shrike Detector, finding two Shrike on Earth. When May and Rodrigues went to capture the hosts, Johnson and Mackenzie stayed at the Lighthouse. Shortly, Trevor Khan radioed them that Jaco was attacking him, so Johnson rushed to the cell and knocked Jaco out by blasting him with her powers. After May informed them of the hosts reacting, Sarge was brought in to tell them how to stop it, and Johnson passed it on to May, although, it came at the cost of Sarge's freedom.
Working with the Enemy
Once Sarge was released, he demanded for his crew and his truck, but they all wanted him to tell them what his plan was. Sarge eventually opened up about his plan, revealing the location of where the Shrike are heading, and Alphonso Mackenzie decided to have Johnson and Melinda May join Sarge on the mission.
Johnson, May, Sarge and Snowflake all went inside the truck and prepared to leave. When Sarge asked what Johnson could do, she informed him she was a hacker, and that she was capable in a fight. When the Shrike Repeller broke, Mackenzie had Deke Shaw join them on the mission. When they went to leave, upon Sarge's orders, Johnson joined him in the front to have an extra pair of eyes on the road.
During the drive, Johnson couldn't help staring at Sarge, curious how he could look and have the same DNA as Phil Coulson. Sarge did not see this as something to discuss, despite Johnson wanting to understand more. Johnson tried to ask about Sarge's past, but he refused to comply, sticking to the mission. Sarge then revealed to Johnson that everyone he loved had been killed by Izel, who he had been hunting for so long.
Tired of Johnson's constant questions, Sarge kicked her out, so she rejoined May. The two then discussed Sarge's presence, which Johnson was disturbed by. However, May believed she could possibly trust him, but Johnson questioned if was only because she was blinded by seeing Coulson's face. When the truck came to a hard stop, they heard Shaw scream, so they went to check on him, only to find Shaw having sex with Snowflake to their disgust.
Sarge then burst out, asking Shaw why the Shrike Repeller wasn't working, choking him in anger. Shaw went to fix it, and Sarge then offered Johnson and May breakfast, where he told them about his history hunting Izel. Sarge then revealed his sword which can kill Izel, but Johnson voiced her disbelief about it. When Sarge tested her by going to stab her, Johnson revealed her powers to him. At that moment, Sarge was notified that the Shrike were all coming together.
Johnson, May and Sarge then looked at the Shrike Tower that was forming, which Sarge informed them about, and how he needed to destroy it before Izel arrives. Johnson and May then contacted Mackenzie to give him an update, informing him about the tower and Sarge's sword. They then regrouped with Sarge, who revealed that he was going to destroy the tower with the truck and then stab Izel when she lands. When Mackenzie informed them that Sarge had an Atom Bomb onboard, they tied up Snowflake and confronted Sarge.
They demanded Sarge to reveal where the bomb was located, but he refused, determined to stick to his plan. Sarge was able to escape through the front, trapping them all in the truck as it headed towards the tower, ready to explode upon impact. Having no way to get out of the truck, they began to search for the bomb. Unable to find the bomb, Johnson decided to use her powers, even thought it could trigger the bomb, to get into the front, where she discovered that Sarge was gone. Shaw soon found the bomb, and brought it out.
As the team neared the Shrike tower, Johnson expressed doubt about defusing the Atom Bomb before colliding. As Deke Shaw was the only one who could possibly defuse the bomb, Johnson and Melinda May convinced him to try, only having three minutes until they reached the tower. They watched as Shaw attempted to defuse the bomb, but he confessed that he couldn't do it.
With nothing left but to wait for their doom, Johnson and May comforted each other in their final moments. However, at the last second, Johnson acted and used her powers to contain the blast from the bomb. After the truck destroyed the tower, Johnson let go of her hold on the blast, and collapsed, being exhausted by the amount of power she just restrained. However, they were not finished, as the bomb was still active and there was a whole swarm of Shrike outside.
After Johnson commented her disgust about Shaw and Snowflake flirting, she and May discussed their next actions, needing to get the nuke away from civilians. When they opened the door, they witnessed the Shrike flying around and head towards them. As they took safety inside the truck, the Shrike started to attack the truck, attempting to get inside. With the truck being weakened by the Shrike, they armed themselves with the Shrike Daggers and barricaded the windows.
Knowing that the Shrike would break in at every angle, Johnson opened the door, forcing the Shrike to come in at one direction. As the others fell back to protect the bomb, Johnson stood her ground and waited for the Shrike to attack. When the Shrike came through the door, Johnson used her powers to destroy the entire swarm. When they heard noise outside the truck, the wondered if it was more Shrike, however, it was Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, who had been rescued by a team from the Lazy Comet. They all saw as Jaco took the bomb and used a portal to return to the ship and destroy it.
- "When do I get to hear stories about deep space?"
"When we sit down for debrief. I saw an ocean of lava."
"Yeah. I didn't think I could come back to anything more bizarre, but I should've known better."
- ―Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie
Having dealt with the Shrike, defeated Izel and locked up Sarge, they returned to the Lighthouse where all the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents held a celebration. Johnson spoke with Alphonso Mackenzie about all the new people who had joined since she left. They talked about Johnson's space adventures before Johnson noticed Mackenzie staring at Yo-Yo Rodriguez, so she brought it up, but he attempted to deny it.
After noticing Snowflake at the party, Johnson confronted Deke Shaw about her being there. Johnson reminded him that she was a murderer and should be locked up, but Shaw believed Johnson was just jealous and wanted to be with him. However, Johnson confirmed that was not the case, and asked an agent to take Snowflake away to be locked up. Johnson then listened as Mackenzie gave toast to all the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., old and new, recognizing their loyalty to the organization. After the party died down, Johnson went to unpack her belongings into her room, noticing her letter from Phil Coulson.
When it was discovered that Melinda May had shot Sarge, Johnson spoke alone with her to find out why. Johnson attempted to understand the situation, but May, who was being possessed by Izel, did not provide an acceptable response. Johnson then met with Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Piper, believing something to be wrong with the situation, so she then went to retrace May's steps after the mission. While walking through the Lighthouse, Johnson discovered Diaz on the ground, having been shot, and asked her what happened, but she couldn't recall anything after guarding May's cell.
Johnson then joined Rodriguez to question Davis about to find out what happened after the party. Davis revealed that he had no memories of the party, only coming across May, who acted strange towards him. When Davis discussed what happened during the rescue mission on the Lazy Comet, they realized that Izel had somehow possessed multiple agents, including Davis and May. With this information, they rushed to Alphonso Mackenzie to inform him of their discoveries. They explained what had happened, and Mackenzie immediately acted and locked down the Lighthouse.
The top agents all gathered in the control room and discussed how to find Izel, however, they suspected that she could be in any one of them. Johnson pointed out that Izel wasn't able to know of her host's memories, so they decided to all reveal a secret to clear themselves. Mackenzie revealed that he knew Johnson sends part of her salary to someone, which Johnson then confirmed was Amanda Campbell, clearing both of them. Mackenzie then locked Johnson and Rodriguez in his office so Izel wouldn't be able to possess them and use their power. Johnson was then able to confirm that Davis had not been possessed, revealing she knew he stole a space pen.
Piper joined them and she argued with Deke Shaw about being possessed by Izel. However, it was soon revealed that Izel was possessing Leo Fitz. Once the act was over, Izel revealed herself before the agents and began to jump between each of them, demanding them to give her what she wanted. Johnson and Rodriguez were unable to do anything except watch, as Izel made her way through the agents, and forced Davis to fall off a ledge, killing him. When Izel escaped in Mackenzie's body, Johnson broke out of the office and mourned the loss of Davis.
Johnson and Rodriguez then set out to find Izel and stop her before she killed anyone else. When May revealed where Izel had gone, Johnson and Rodriguez rushed to where the Gravity Containment Device was being contained, where they came across an unconscious Mackenzie. After he woke up, Izel came out of the room and went to possess Johnson, but was intercepted by Rodriguez. Mackenzie allowed Izel to leave the Lighthouse under the condition he accompanied her, to Johnson's confusion. Johnson then watched as the two left the base, as May found her, telling her that Mackenzie was trusting his team to find a way to stop Izel.
- "This time, I'll actually kill you."
"Go ahead. It'd be easier than doing it myself. Come on! What are you waiting for?! Do it! Kill me, Skye!"
- ―Daisy Johnson and Sarge
The team then focused on locating where Izel had gone in the Zephyr One, but they were unable to get any results. Johnson discussed the situation with Piper and how they could stop Izel after she completely overwhelmed them. Johnson then checked in with the Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Deke Shaw in the lab, but when they started to theorize how Izel could possess their bodies amongst each other, Johnson was unable to follow.
Fitz and Shaw then left and Johnson spoke with Simmons about how Sarge was still alive, however, all they knew was that some being was possessing the body of Phil Coulson. They looked at a monitor, where Melinda May was interrogate Sarge, hoping she'll get some answers out of him. Noticing Simmons was holding back something, she revealed to Johnson that May believed that that Sarge's memories of his family were actually of them, which concerned Johnson.
Johnson then confronted May about what Simmons had told her. May told Johnson that they should try to get through to Sarge, but Johnson believed she should use force. Johnson then brought up how May was holding out hope that Coulson was somehow within Sarge and told her that they should stay focused on the thing inside Sarge that could defeat Izel. However, May argued against Johnson despite her trying to convince her that Coulson was not within Sarge. May then left, wanting Johnson to hold out hope.
While May wanted to get through to Sarge, she allowed Johnson to attempt to force answers out of him. Johnson entered Sarge's cell and brought up the other thing inside of him, knowing it was getting stronger. Sarge revealed that rage inside of him, which Johnson encouraged he let out, but he did not want to. As Johnson attempted to push Sarge, he called her out for letting her anger out on him, however, she claimed Sarge meant nothing to her and left the room.
Johnson returned to the lab, the FitzSimmons family were able to analyze Sarge's weapons, revealing to Johnson that his sword could kill Izel. However, Johnson became frustrated by the overall lack of progress, causing Simmons to confront her about how she avoids her problems. Simmons told Johnson about her pattern of walking away when things get tough, and seeing someone who looked like Coulson was difficult for her. Johnson claimed that she was fine and left them.
To take a moment to herself, Johnson returned to her room, where she took out Coulson's final letter to her, and finally decided to read it, no longer avoiding her problems. While reading the letter, Johnson became emotional, but ultimately realized that Sarge was not Coulson. Johnson returned to Sarge's cell, asking about his powers and memories. Johnson brought up that one of his memories that he could see clearer now was her, but Sarge brushed this off, seeing himself as nothing, realizing none of it belonged to him.
However, Johnson disagreed and used her powers to snap Sarge's neck, in hopes to get his true self to come out. When Simmons noticed what Johnson did, she spoke to her through the comms, and Johnson revealed that she was right about her avoiding her problems. Johnson then explained to Simmons that Sarge was definitely not Coulson, and that killing him was the way to get the thing that could kill Izel out of him. Simmons revealed that Sarge was still alive, and Johnson sat and waited for Sarge to wake up.
Once Sarge awoke, Johnson attempted to question him again about Izel's plans, knowing he obtained more memories now. Sarge demanded her to get out of his way, but Johnson refused, wanting answers, threatening to kill him again if she had to. Now stronger, Sarge attacked Johnson, knocking her away, allowing him to make his escape. Johnson then rushed to the lab and grabbed the sword to confront Sarge, but when Simmons raised the idea of saving Coulson, Johnson stated that he was gone for good.
Johnson followed the trail of destruction Sarge had left, and May told her to wait for backup, but Johnson told her that it had to be her to deal with Sarge as May believed Coulson was still within him. Johnson found Sarge, who demanded that she gave him the sword, but she refused. When Johnson threatened to kill Sarge, he encouraged her to do it, as he feared he would become out of control and kill everyone. As Johnson went to strike, Sarge referred to her as "Skye," causing her to hesitate.
As Sarge ordered her to kill him, Johnson questioned him more about his memories, now suspecting that he truly may be Coulson. Understanding that this sacrifice play would be exactly what Coulson would have done, Johnson dropped the sword and hugged him, no longer seeing him as a threat, but as hope for Coulson to be alive. Johnson returned to her room and read Coulson's letter again, having now changed her view on Sarge. May joined her, and they discussed Sarge, both now believing Coulson to be within him.
With Sarge on their side to help them defeat Izel and rescue Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez, Johnson took charge and spoke to the agents about the mission plan. Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and Deke Shaw informed Johnson of the Sonic Barrier Cuffs they created to prevent Izel from possessing them, as well as the Shrike Bullets to kill the Shrike hosts.
With the plan created, and the team fully equipped, Quake left with Melinda May, Sarge and Piper in a Quinjet to the Zephyr One's location. As they flew, Quake and May discussed Sarge, wondering if he would be ready to stop Izel with whatever is within him. May hoped that once Sarge used the rage inside him, if there was a chance of getting Phil Coulson out go him, however Quake was doubtful, bot knowing how any of it would work. Once they arrived, they entered the Zephyr One, only to find it empty and badly damaged by Izel.
They then made contact with the team back at the Lighthouse, to give them an update, but Sarge informed them that Izel could possibly hear their communications, so they decided to go radio silent. Quake, May and Sarge then headed to the Temple of the Forgotten as Piper stayed to repair the Zephyr One. As they walked, Quake asked Sarge more about his sword and his memories until a Shrike host appeared, which Sarge was able to kill. Quake asked if there was any way to save the people infected, but Sarge confirmed they were dead.