HYDRA orchestrated the Kidnapping of Werner von Strucker and HYDRA operative Kebo tortured him to give his banking passwords. The latter quickly defeated Kebo and was accepted into HYDRA by Director Grant Ward himself.
After a failed assassination attempt on Professor Andrew Garner, Strucker went into hiding, knowing he would be punished for failing. Strucker went to Gideon Malick for help, only for him to betray Werner and give away his location to Ward. Ward sent Kebo to capture him before S.H.I.E.L.D. could get information on the attempted killing of Garner.
Melinda May tested Bobbi Morse and, with permission of Phil Coulson, approved Morse for active duty in the field, replacing Lance Hunter as her partner in getting revenge on Ward for the Kidnapping of Bobbi Morse. Their research discovered Strucker in Lisbon, Portugal.
Kebo and two HYDRA thugs found Werner von Strucker and tortured him in Lisbon, Portugal. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Melinda May and Bobbi Morse intervened, with Kebo remembering May from the Attack on Grant Ward which had occurred earlier. The opposing teams clashed after Kebo stabbed Strucker in the abdomen. Kebo decided to attempt an escape, with Morse in pursuit while May fought the remaining two HYDRA agents in the room.
Morse and Kebo took their fight outside before Kebo could escape, but Morse was left with fighting two HYDRA thugs. Morse defeated the HYDRA agents, but Kebo knocked her into a swimming pool. Kebo gained the upper hand and nearly drowned Morse, but she managed to get a Battle Stave from the pool and took full advantage of its electrical abilities. As Kebo started taunting her in the water, she used her Battle Stave to electrocute the pool with Kebo in it.
With the HYDRA thugs defeated, May confronted Strucker about the attempted assassination of Andrew Garner. Strucker revealed that Garner transformed into the hideous Lash and that the team was quickly overpowered before going into a coma.
Bobbi Morse regained her waning confidence in her fighting skills.
Melinda May learned the truth about what had happened during the Attack on Andrew Garner and that Garner was the Inhuman killer Lash. May would go to confront Garner about his alter ego, which would result in a lengthy battle and putting Garner in ATCU custody.