Sara's brother, a talented technician nicknamed "Circuit" and later, "Lugnut," who often finds himself butting heads with Alicia. He decodes a radio signal sending a continuous message to bring Amy back to Colorado if anyone finds her, spurring an expedition there; Peter accompanies him. Over the course of their journey, Michael becomes noticeably braver and ends up aiding Peter in a deadly mission to kill the other virals. (The Twelve) Michael now works on oil rigs in Texas with girlfriend Lore. Peter arrives to coordinate the security of an oil convoy. When the convoy is attacked by virals from The Homeland, Michael and Lore find themselves embroiled in the liberation of The Homeland.