During the HYDRA Uprising, as Victoria Hand redirected the Bus to the Hub, believing that Coulson's Team were HYDRA sleeper agents, Coulson's team believed that Hand was the Clairvoyant. Grant Ward convinced Phil Coulson that the information contained on the Bus was too valuable to fall into enemy hands, so Skye created an encrypted Hard Drive to hide the files. When they infiltrated the Hub, Skye handed the Hard Drive to Ward for safety.
Unknown to all, Ward was a sleeper agent and worked for John Garrett in the Centipede Project. He presented the Hard Drive to Raina, letting her know that the blood work of Coulson and Skye was inside, so that she could synthesize GH.325. Raina's subordinates could not access the Hard Drive, so Garrett sent Ward to rejoin Coulson's team in Providence to get the pass codes or Skye herself.
Ward kept trying to talk Skye into accessing the Hard Drive, but something else would keep distracting her. Finally, Ward boarded the Bus with her, under the pretense that she was needed on a mission; he did not know that she knew that he was a HYDRA agent and she wanted to know his objective.
Skye told Ward that the Hard Drive's encryption was location-based and that she needed to go to Ruthie's Skillet to unlock it. While there, Skye attempted escape, only to be captured by Deathlok. He tried to access the Hard Drive with one of his USB ports, but could not. Then he forced Skye to reveal that the encryption was actually altitude-based and the files were opened.
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- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.17: Turn, Turn, Turn
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.18: Providence Deleted scene
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.18: Providence
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.19: The Only Light in the Darkness
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.21: Ragtag
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.22: Beginning of the End