Dwight has just arrived to collect Mara but is forced to pause when she points out Duke is about to explode and spatter them all with unpleasant Trouble bits unless they let her loosen the pressure by releasing a Trouble. Dwight agrees to wait and Audrey briefly breaks through to tell Duke he can totally trust Mara in this instance.
She bleeds out one of the Troubles and they both leave finding a whole gang of Red Guard including a guy called Mitchell who is very kill happy. Duke’s new Trouble is to babble nonsense. Aha, we finally have the Teague Trouble revealed! He also thinks he’s making sense (not quite the same as the Teagues then).
Dwight questions Mara and after much back and forth she reveals she can cure the Troubles to put them off killing her – and agrees to cure one person.
Duke is talking gibberish to poor Jodie who tries to share some family secret to the man talking gibberish so he can somehow pass it on to her kids. Nathan has also been lurking around observing Dwight taking Mara and now tries to question Duke. Not useful. Nathan is, of course, focused on Audrey – and how to make that work they need to treat Mara like Audrey (which is a fun denial game) while Dwight treating Mara like Mara is only reinforcing Mara.
Nathan and Duke launch a rescue while Dwight is collecting Jodie (the obvious cure candidate) and Mara spills about the night she and Duke spent together which is a suitable distraction before Dwight returns and catches them all. Nathan and Duke are locked up. Mara cures Jodie –her light Trouble ends.
It then rains birds. Because Haven. Which interrupts Dwight arguing with Mara about helping others – she wants Aether, he threatens her and she lets slip that the Troubles aren’t bad (or seems contemptuous of the idea the Troubles are bad).
Nathan has a breakthrough that Duke’s nonsense Trouble is related to his guilt over Jennifer’s death which leads to a quick and tidy resolution and Duke speaking coherently again. Duke is also on Team Get Audrey Back so picks the lock of the chains holding him and Nathan.
Anyway back to the Trouble – water is now boiling and a rake is bending and a guy goes blind. Well that’s random. Dwight assumes it’s Duke but they’re working on the assumption Duke can only be Troubled by one thing at a time – to be sure Dwight wants Duke out of the area; the Trouble stops happening and they know it’s Duke though Duke insists it isn’t and they need Nathan and Duke to figure it out. Of course Dwight doesn’t trust Nathan who is still obsessing over Audrey despite the fact Audrey is nothing compared to ending the Troubles on Dwight’s priority list. In the end Duke hammers out a deal – Nathan won’t take Mara, Dwight won’t talk to Mara and they can all focus on the raining dead birds for a moment.