Unbeknownst to them, however, Lucy could not read the Darkhold and needed someone alive to do it in her place and help her getting read of her ghostly condition. She targeted Morrow as he was the one responsible for her suffering.
- "If I release the door, all the doors in cellblock A open. The security wings, the exterior exits."
- ―Leo Fitz
After Leo Fitz provided them with antidotes to the ghostly infection, Mackenzie led a team to the penitentiary. Mackenzie and the Ghost Rider went through the cellblocks to find Morrow. On the way, Reyes recognized Santino Noguera, a member of the Fifth Street Locos, which happened to be the gang responsible for the accident crippling Gabe Reyes and turning him into the Ghost Rider. However, Mackenzie prevented Reyes from assaulting the thug and they went further into the penitentiary where they encountered two ghosts: Reyes destroyed Vincent and Hugo infected Mackenzie before being burnt down as well. After injecting himself with the antidote, Mackenzie resumed the search and they eventually found Morrow.
Meanwhile, Quake rescued Coulson and May before heading to Morrow as well. However, their progression was stopped when Bauer unlocked the cells' doors. The prisoners got out and began to chase the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, initiating a riot within the prison. They tried to escape, but upon seeing that they would be overrun, Quake decided to remain behind in the cafeteria and to fight the prisoners, who also happened to be recruits for the Watchdogs, forcing Coulson and May to leave her. However, they refused to do so and Fitz managed to give them an itinerary so that they could rescue Quake who was being choked to death after defeating many prisoners.
Mackenzie and Reyes took Morrow out of his cell and warned him about Bauer. Morrow agreed to follow them and they made their way out of the penitentiary. While Mackenzie helped some lucid guards to escape as well, he tasked Reyes with escorting Morrow outside. However, upon passing in front of Noguera's cell once again, Reyes told his uncle to go outside alone. Once he was out of sight, Reyes took his demonic form and incinerated Noguera, frightening the other prisoners. Unfortunately, Morrow was left without protection and was kidnapped by Bauer. The S.H.I.E.L.D. team eventually made it out of the prison but realized that Morrow was missing.
Beside having lost Eli Morrow, S.H.I.E.L.D. would soon have to deal with another issue as the murder of Santino Noguera had been captured on security video feed. Senator Ellen Nadeer accessed those feeds, which also showed that Ghost Rider was associated with S.H.I.E.L.D. Therefore, she blackmailed Director Jeffrey Mace, threatening to go public with the images and forcing him to send Jemma Simmons to investigate the Terrigenesis of her brother Vijay Nadeer.
Having kidnapped Morrow, Lucy Bauer brought him to the Roxxon Power Plant to have him read the Darkhold and help her get rid of her ghostly condition. However, Morrow would take advantage of having access to the Darkhold to gain superhuman powers.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.07: Deals With Our Devils
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.11: Wake Up
- ↑ Explanation for its placement
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.03: Uprising
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.05: Lockup
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.06: The Good Samaritan