During the initial outbreak of the Thing within the facility, he was found injured in an office in the Furnace, luckily Blake arrived and gave Temple a Health Pack, earning his trust. However, his alliance with Blake resulted him being put in Whitley's extermination list. He, along with Blake, Dixon and Lavelle, fought their way through both the dreaded Thing Beasts and Whitley's elite Black Ops units. Even so, he was killed by the explosion caused by the time bomb that was set by Whitley, causing the entire facility to be destroyed. Blake was the only one that made it to the surface and proceeded to the Transit Hangar.