Rachel digs up Monroe – who isn’t dead. Are we shocked? Yes, this is my shocked face. Actually I’m kinda shocked because Rachel is actually doing something which MAY not cause a complete apocalypse – which is kind of unusual. Rachel being active usually leads to the end of the world in some fashion.
Monroe wakes up with Rachel, Miles and Charlie stood over him – and he’s so completely out of it on drugs he babbles on about how Miles missed him and is his bestest friend. He also wants to know where is son is. Charlie wants to know why Rachel had the whole 180 on Monroe – Rachel says because they need him. And because Charlie asked her to.
Living under the Patriots isn’t all wonderful – Cynthia complains to Aaron that the Patriots are dictating what books they can teach to children, Aaron’s worried about being overheard and a building explodes. A rather big explosion at that.
Aaron quickly checks on Cynthia as they were both thrown to the floor, she’s fine – but many others aren’t. Dramatic scenes of the injured follow and Rachel runs to help her dad, the doctor, help people. He has his surly face on.
Gene angrily confronts Patriot head Truman and accuses him of setting off the bomb and killing 3 people. Truman’s not having it – calling Willoughby the USA’s town and adding that it’s Gene’s job to keep the town healthy, happy and compliant (“compliant” huh? That’s an expansion) – if Gene is a loyal American that is. So much for Gene opening his eyes and confronting his bosses.
Truman makes a dramatic speech about the attack blaming more killing clans and, of course, justifying a larger military presence, imposing a curfew and sealing the gates. Keep ‘em scared and people will accept anything to keep them safe. And Rachel is taken aside by Calvin – a doctor who worked in the same department as her when she worked on creating the Nanites that turned off the power. He wants to talk.
Apparently Calvin is now the presidents senior science advisor. He was the one who made the wanted posters for her – because he wanted to learn about nano-tech from her, which he calls a genius accomplishment (though she doesn’t accept that because of how much damage it did – he says it’s still genius, even if it is disastrous). He also realises the nanites can do so much more than turn off the lights – and shows her pictures of the people Aaron burned with the nanites. He thinks the nanites have been modified – which Rachel claims is impossible. He’s not buying it – why here, of all the towns the patriots control – are the nanites acting up – if she’s not behind it, who is?
On to Rachel & co meeting with Aaron and warning him that Calvin’s going to want to get vivisecting. They have to get him out of the town with Monroe – which Aaron is so thrilled about since he trusts Monroe as far as he can throw him. Either way, he is not leaving without Cynthia, because if someone wants to get Aaron, they will use Cynthia.