Aaron and Maggie have arrived at Grace’s farm. Everything is calm and peaceful… until the door opens in squeaked unlocked fashion like in every horror movie ever. Don’t go into the… Oh, yeah. There they go.
There are pictures of Grace and her two children and, whoops – is that some sort of solar router?
Upstairs, there’s a destroyed computer ; Aaron is delighted. He reasons that Grace Beaumont figured out how to build herself a computer – and why would you do that unless you had a power source? Maggie wants to vacate but Aaron thinks they need to stay and do some more investigating. And put together the computer.
At the Rebel camp, Miles finds out Nicholas is a Catholic priest which means Nora isn’t there to get laid. This line of questioning goes badly, as Nora admits she is doing this for a guy. She just won’t say who.
Before the rebels can disperse, shots ring out. The Militia and four million bullets are outside, and they are shooting the base full of holes. The nice boy Charlie was chatting was ends up d.e.a.d, Father Nicholas gives last rites and Charlie begins to lose another sliver of her non-violence belief system. Nora pulls her away; she needs her help.
A sharp shooter on the roof starts picking off Militia which is an awfully big surprise to Creepy Baker. He calls his guys back.
Night falls. I suddenly realize that Creepy Baker is Mark Pellegrino from Lost and Supernatural. Wow.
He’s sending out soldiers to try to attack the Rebel’s hide-out, only to have each picked off by the sniper. A soldier asks what they should do and he tells them to keep sending men. That gun has the advantage on them-the sniper can fire three times before the Militia even reloads. His master plan? As bullets are scarce, he has to run out at some point. So, to help him along, they should keep sending men to be picked off, so he’ll run out sooner rather than later, and then they can attack.
In some twisted way, it’s a brilliant plan.
Nora gives Charlie a quick lesson in bomb-making and life (as they’re probably going to die because they’re out-manned). Nora tells her a story about getting into a fight with Militia while on a date with her boyfriend, getting dumped… and then losing her unborn son. She’s a Rebel because if she ever has another baby, the child will be born in the United States.
In Militia camp, Private Richards has kicked Danny awake. He wants payback for his friend’s death and he’s apparently going to talk Danny to death. No wait, he’s going to beat him up until he wishes he was dead.
Militia dudes continue to be crazy.
Flashback: Bas and Miles are walking along the deserted road. They find some dead bodies, which deeply affects Miles. Who is doing this? Bas thinks it’s just the way it is – hungry people get desperate in certain circumstances. After all, no one is coming to save them. Dun Dun Dun.
At the Rebel Camp, Nicholas and Miles are trying to Shawshank their way out of the camp by opening up a tunnel to escape. Which seems to be working until it collapses. Whoops. Charlie says fight and Miles says no way, they can’t beat the Militia. Period. Charlie is pissed. Her dad used to say the same thing and he’s dead. Miles goes deadly mad; he tells her to never disrespect her father again. Is it time to keep digging? Nope, time to fight because the sniper has run out of bullets, the Militia still has guys to spare and there’s a huge explosion.
Creepy Baker sneaks into the Rebel Hideout and is quickly grabbed by the speedy Miles (sadly, there is no prolonged sword fight). They clearly recognize each other, however, and not just in a casual “did we used to play softball on Sundays?” sort of way. Dun Dun Dun Redux! They drag him to the basement and yay! They’ll get out because now they have hostage collateral.
This quickly becomes so not the point because of how Creepy Baker knows Miles from way back. You know, back in the day when he was second command of the Monroe Republic and head of the Militia.
In the middle of everyone being insanely pissed off (the priest reminds Miles that he’s not Jesus and therefore slitting his throat is a life choice he’s willing to make), Miles says they’re using Creepy Baker to get out. But more bad news. Apparently things have changed in the Militia. No more negotiation. So, that isn’t going to work.
Charlie confronts her uncle in a state of disbelief and anger. No wonder her father refused to go up against the Militia: he knew who trained them, he knew who created them and he knew there wasn’t any way they could win. Because his brother was their creator, and he knew how good he was at killing.