The story flashes back to the diner from which Team Coulson was kidnapped, only this time the audience follows the perspective of Fitz, who was left behind.
Captured by the military and taken to a secret prison, he is interrogated heavily until they finally start to believe that he doesn't actually know what happened to them.
With their begrudging approval, he puts his mind to work trying to figure out the answer, but comes up with little useful theories after a full six months.
Then who should show up but Lance Hunter, impersonating Fitz's attorney! He quickly engineers an escape, and they look into the team's disappearance on their own.
They track down the man who took them, who is expecting them, oddly enough. He identifies himself as Enoch, an alien anthropologist, who is getting information from a seer who sees the future.
The seer turns out to be a little girl, an Inhuman. She has seen the end of the world, and now Fitz needs to get to the future to help his friends. After evading the military, they all go a mysterious facility underneath a lighthouse.
Enoch offers Fitz a way to get to the future: he arrive on Earth in a cryo-stasis pod, which is now in the hands of the military. Fitz and Hunter steal it back from them (along with a S.H.I.E.L.D. plane).
After Fitz and Hunter make their farewells, Fitz goes into stasis. Enoch wakes him up seventy years later and prepares him for his plan to help his friends.