Charlie is running and being chased when a man catches up with her he tells her to hand it over. He says that he has to take her in and that it wasn’t worth it to get a week’s rations. Miles appears and punches the man. Miles introduces himself and says that all of the stories are true and that he is looking for Captain Tom Neville. It is interesting that just his name alone is enough to inspire such great fear and it makes me wonder exactly what Miles is guilty of. The man says that Neville was there and had a boy with him. He says that he saw Neville yesterday and he was headed for Noblesville. Miles then helps the man to stand up, only to knock him unconscious. Nora, Miles and Charlie head off and Charlie points out that the man was terrified of him and she wants to know more about his background. In frustration Miles tells her to drop it and that he does not owe her an explanation. Miles then tells Charlie that she can find her brother by herself, if she doesn’t let it go.
Maggie points out to Aaron that Miles and Charlie are late and that it has been exactly two weeks. Aaron assures her that Charlie is tough and difficult. Maggie gets a memory of talking to her kids on the computer and them asking her when she is coming home. She promises that she will be home in two days, as her son begs for a story. Suddenly, all of the lights go out. Aaron pulls her out of her memory and says that they cannot tell Miles and Charlie about the pendant. Maggie is shocked and asks Aaron if doesn’t trust Charlie. Aaron assures Maggie that is not the case but that the pendant will cause people to kill for it and die for it and therefore the less people that know it the better. Suddenly they hear Charlie calling out hello.
Maggie hugs Charlie though Charlie is clearly uncomfortable. Maggie tells her that she wasn’t sure she would see her again. Charlie introduces Nora and says that she is going up against the militia. Miles tells Aaron to grab their stuff and go. Charlie tells Maggie that Danny is close and they can maybe catch up by tomorrow. It’s night now and they are continuing to walk and come across a pack of wild dogs eating a deer. When the dogs see them, they show teeth and begin to bark and so Miles orders them to run. The dogs chase them down and as they climb a fence to escape, Aaron gets bitten.
Neville continues to move Danny and Danny calls to him to say that a storm is coming. Neville asks if he is afraid of a little thunder. Danny says that they need to find shelter because of the shift in the air. One of the men points out that if they keep going they will be in Noblesville in a little under an hour.
Rachel is looking through a book with drawings on it when Monroe opens the door and asks her if she having trouble sleeping. Rachel says she doesn’t sleep there and asks him what he wants. Monroe tells her that she knows and has always known and in return she says that she doesn’t want to play this game because he has asked her these questions a 100 times. Monroe then asks what Ben was working on and in a dead pan voice, Rachel replies that Ben was an algebra teacher. This does not hold water for Monroe who asks, “if Ben was an algebra teacher, why was he working for the department of defense and why he had full SAP clearance. Why on the night of the blackout did he call Miles and tell him that the power was going out five seconds before it did? Ben knew why the lights when out but did he know how to turn them back on?” Rachel says that she does not know what Monroe is talking about. Monroe points out that he has been a good host to her and has not put her in a dungeon and that is all out of a sense of respect for her and their friendship. Monroe then calls Sgt. Will Strausser into the room and Rachel puts her hands behind her back, as Strausser opens up a packet containing various tools. Stausser takes off his coat and says, “Mrs. Matheson, my apologies in advance,” as Monroe leaves the room, closing the door behind him.
Maggie is tending to Aaron’s wound and he asks if he might have rabies. Maggie replies, “probably not.” Charlie watches Nora and Miles in conversation and then turns over her shoulder and sees what looks to be an abandoned school bus. It seems that someone is in the bushes watching them. Nora tells Miles that Charlie did not deserve him exploding on her today and that he should go easier on her. Miles replies, “I am going to go a whole lot easier, I’m going to leave. It is better for everyone if I leave.” Nora tells Miles that he is the same selfish dick, with the same dick excuses and whenever he gets close to anyone, he takes off. Miles says, “this is not about us and so don’t start talking like it is.” Nora agrees that it is not about them and that it is about the promise he made to Charlie, but Miles is adamant that he does not need any of this. Nora tries again and points out that Charlie is his family but he answers, “that doesn’t make her my responsibility. I have no idea why I signed on for this in the first place. It’s not my fault. It’s not my fault what happened to her mom. I don’t even know Charlie. Family or not, I’m not doing this anymore, I’m out.” He turns to leave and finds Charlie staring at him and so he and Nora walk by her.
In a flashback, Rachel says goodbye to Charlie and Danny and Charlie asks why she has to leave. Ben tells Charlie that her mother has to leave to find supplies. Rachel assures Charlie that she will be back in a couple of months, as Charlie begs her not to go. Rachel asks her to promise to listen to her and to protect her brother. Rachel then initiates a group hug and then starts walking down the road, as Charlie screams, “mom please don’t go.”