Calvin Northen might be trying the hardest of anyone to not go back to prison. He mentioned that he didn't want to be here and he meant it. But if he's going to be out here anyway, he's going to attempt to make sure he's not going to go back in.
He has a better shot now than he's ever had. HIs hydrokinetic abilities are usually pretty meager most days. He's more like a garden hose than a fire hydrant. Surge, his villain name, is a bit of a misnomer. Makes him sound way more powerful than he usually is.