Agents Reese and Messner were brought to New York City from Washington, D.C. to assist in the capture of Agent Peggy Carter. The agents set up an ambush at the L&L Automat. Carter and Edwin Jarvis arrived and the agents began evacuating the Automat. Carter recognized this as an arrest procedure of the Strategic Scientific Reserve and had Jarvis block the entrance. Carter approached Reese and punched him in the face before attacking Messner. Reese followed Carter but Jarvis broke a glass over his head and knocked him out.