Logan has a mission – to leave the city and check on some protestors who were killed and buried. To find out more he needs to talk to a source. But his usual source of passes, Matt Sung, doesn’t have the pull to get him a pass out of the city.
Max and Logan were planning a holiday in the mountains – which, as far as she’s concerned, is still on. Logan, back in his wheelchair, is not enthused with the idea of a rural trip at all. He’s all for backing out until Max reveals that she has passes to leave the city. Suddenly Logan changes his mind and he’d just love to go on a rural get away with Max. Uh-huh, you’d think he’d know better than to pull that with a transgenic killing machine.
On the way we can already see Logan’s dastardly plans, rather than going to the cabin he owns, they’re going to a completely different place in a cabin rented from a woman called Trudy. When they arrive they find a small town and we see how the pulse hit the rural areas, far from government centres and with little police force, a local militia enforces the peace and the curfews and tries to prevent the town being overrun with refugees who fled the city after the Pulse.
Max finds out what Logan is up to and they have a very predictable argument about being at work all the time and not being able to solve all the world’s problems, Logan going off to speak to his source while Max stays in the cabin. She meets Sage, Trudy’s young nephew and they talk about their mutual nightmares of bad memories – and Max struggles to take her pills as her seizures start.
Logan’s contacts tap out, the man being unwilling to stick his neck out to come forwards and he joins Max and Sage at the local bar where Max is feeling a bit better after taking her pills and drinking lots of milk for the tryptophan. While playing pool, one of the men at the bar makes a comment about Max’s backside while she bends over the table and Logan moves to defend her honour. The man knocks Logan’s wheelchair over and Max turns round and beats the man and his friends into submission.
The next day Logan is in a snit. When max says she isn’t cold or hungry he accuses her of thinking him incapable because he’s in a wheelchair, especially after the bar fight. She angrily asks him how that was about him (they were, after all, commenting on her backside). She extends an olive branch that he stomps on so she leaves for a walk.
Logan speaks to his contact, Herman, an ex-policeman who was present when unarmed activists were murdered. He doesn’t want to talk and tries to justify the murders in the wake of the anarchy of the Pulse. People were rioting, looting and activists were “inciting” violence. He pointed out that rich people like Logan wanted their neighbourhoods to be protected during the chaos but expected them to be “nice.” While that clearly hits Logan hard but he refuses to allow that as a justification for the murder of unarmed people protesting against police brutality.