Eric had been stationed at Providence in solitude ever since the Battle of New York. He was one of the few agents who knew Fury is alive, although he was not aware of the director's then-current status. After each of the agents got tested by "the Lie Detector", they all got a badge, which allowed Eric to track them. After Triplett, Coulson, May, Fitz, and Simmons left, leaving Eric, Skye, and Ward alone, Ward sealed the door to the room he and Eric were in, then proceeded to kill him. After Ward hid Eric's dead body, Skye soon found it, and she discovered Ward was HYDRA. Eric appeared to be a nice and optimistic character. He was absolutely loyal to S.H.I.E.L.D. and would hurt or even kill anyone who appeared to be a HYDRA agent. He had gained the trust of Director Nick Fury and had developed a fairly close friendship with Skye. He appreciated Skye's adventurous personality as much as her high-end computer skills.
In "Beginning of the End", it is revealed that he has (apparently) an identical brother called Billy, who also works as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and also guards a secret base, the Playground. It is also possible that he is the template for a series of Life Model Decoys. This possibility is also highlighted by the fact that both men greet Coulson in an identical manner when welcoming him to their respective bases.
He has at least three identical brothers, Billy and Sam, who also work for S.H.I.E.L.D., and Thurston who does not.
- "The Only Light in the Darkness"
- "Nothing Personal" (corpse)
- "Beginning of the End" (mentioned)