In Camp Monroe, some creepy soldier is torturing a civilian. Monroe shows up to play Good Dictator, Deviant Murderer with this guy. Sadly there hasn’t been television in fifteen years so this guy doesn’t understand what’s going on. He doesn’t give up the information. And now he’s stabbed.
Just so no one is confused – the militia are really, really bad guys.
Heroic Team camping site. Uncle Miles needs to get Nora and Charlie is cramping his style so he decides he’ll go ahead. In two weeks, they’ll meet in Indiana. No one is happy about splitting up (except maybe Miles). Turns out Charlie is really, really unhappy because British Doctor Maggie and Aaron the Computer Dude wake up to discover her gone. She did, politely however, leave a message.
Why do I have a feeling Almost a Villain Nate is going to show up to stalk Charlie in about three seconds?
Charlie falls down a hill and hurts her ankle. I blame her gorgeous knee-high brown boots which I now covet in a totally sincere way. God, the fashion in the near dystopia future is kick-butt. Anywho, as Charlie writhes in pain on the ground, Nate drops down to attractively half-scowl and offer his assistance. But ha, jokes on you hot stuff – Charlie was faking it, it’s a trap, she’s fine and neener, you’re chained to a pole.
They trade pained stares as she points out he used her and he points out he has orders – find her uncle and bring him to Monroe, alive. Charlie, clearly, doesn’t like his life choices and walks away sadly, after establishing his name is, in fact, not Nate. I guess I have a new nickname for him.
Back at Heroic Camp, we are down to Aaron (in an AC/DC shirt and flannel, bringing grunge back) and a furiously angry Maggie who wants to go after Charlie. Aaron is not really cool with this idea as he and Maggie have less than stellar fighting/hunting/not dying skills. Maggie wins the argument by revealing why she carries around an old iPod – on that dead piece of technology are the only pictures existing of her children, on the other side of the world where she can’t get back to. She’s starting to forget what they look like and at this point, she has no intention of letting Charlie go without a fight.
It’s a great moment and as I said last week, the supporting characters are the best part of this show.
Militia Train of Death (not to be confused with the Militia Camp of Death – spoiler alert: Militia BAD) check in. The soldier the farmer shot in their previous scene is dying. He calls Captain Tom “Cap” which I find really strange. I guess we’re supposed to see this cold-blooded murderer isn’t such a bad guy! He lets the enlisted call him fun nicknames and all, right before he shoots civilians in the chest. They exchange some dialogue which has been used in every war movie ever; Captain Tom gives the soldier poison and reassures him he’s going to heaven and it’s going to be awesome. Then he dies.
Danny looks…I assume that’s an emotion. Will he be Stockholm Syndrome’d into the cause? Dun Dun Dun.