Michael, Taylor, and Ostin were sentenced to be killed by Zeus. Michael kept testing him and eventually, Zeus electrocuted him but since Michael absorbed the power, he was able to defeat him. Afterward, Taylor told him that Zeus was a minion under Dr. Hatch's rule and that he was lying to him. She altered his memory to believe the truth and from then on, he was on their side.
"'We've escaped. We've taken control of the main command center. We're going to unlock all the doors in the prison, but there are still three guards on your floor. We want you to get Wade and help us'" (Evans 309)
Michael and Ostin were able to work together at the controls of the facility and free Jack and Wade.
"He looked nervous. 'Michael,' he said in a raspy voice. A look of relief came across his face. 'Thanks. WHere are you?'" (Evans 309)
While they were all trying to escape, Dr hatch and Nichelle came to stop them. However, Michael defeated Nichelle and since she was Dr. Hatch's strongest defense, he fled.