Episode PremiereApril 29, 2013
Show Period2012 - 2014
Production CompanyBad Robot, Warner Bros. Television
Cast and Crew
Over whiskey, Miles and Hudson receive the final word on the battle they just fought from Georgian Captain Dixon - no Militia soldiers survived. Even though he reviles Dixon as a spy, Hudson revels in the news, but Miles is pensive. War is war, in victory and defeat. In Philadelphia, Monroe gets word of the Rebel victories in Carbondale, Marion and Evansville. He's had enough of Miles and orders his assassination. They have to kill him now. His comrade Jeremy says it will be hard to take Miles out, but Monroe has a plan - they'll fire up the choppers and head for Jasper, Indiana. If they go, Miles will follow...
Rachel and Aaron cross the Mississippi River to Missouri and pay off a man with a sack of diamonds. Bernie Lev welcomes them to the Plains Nation. Once they arrive in the nomadic tent city of LaGrange, Rachel sits down to review Dr. Warren's diary, sending Aaron to buy supplies at the market. While perusing the food stands, Aaron notices a beautiful woman from afar... it's his wife Priscilla! Stunned, Aaron desperately races to reconnect with the love of his life, but the market proves to be too congested and she disappears into the crowd, unaware of his presence. Aaron is destroyed.
Miles asks Charlie how she's coping in light of all the fighting. She seems to be okay, despite the constant battles, but doesn't want to speak with him. Until Miles opens up about his past with her mother, Charlie wants nothing to do with him. Captain Dixon tells Miles they've captured a Militiaman who's been looking for him. When Miles approaches Monroe's man, the messenger informs Miles of his old friend's ultimatum: Monroe orders Miles - alone - to Jasper by dawn. If he fails to show, everyone from his hometown will be murdered... starting with Emma. Miles flashes back to his past, when he tearfully departed for war, leaving his first love Emma behind. Clearly, the feelings he had for her aren't entirely gone...
Monroe's helicopter arrives in Jasper where his commanding officer welcomes him "home." This is where Miles and Monroe grew up; there's history here. Monroe's men take all the citizens of Jasper and hole them up in the town courthouse. As Monroe is observing the main street, Emma approaches. In a flashback, Monroe remembers the exact same moment as Miles, when he was jealous of Miles and Emma's romance. Back in the present, Emma questions Monroe's intentions, which are clearly malevolent. While Monroe agrees, they are old friends; the truth is he's changed. He orders everyone, including Emma, into the courthouse. As she's whisked away, she calls out to him for an explanation.
Jeremy questions whether Miles will actually show up in Jasper; even if he does, he won't surrender. It will be tough getting a clean shot off on him. This would have all been safer if Monroe was still at home, but the Militia leader reminds Jeremy he is at home. Monroe takes a moment to visit his four deceased family members in the local graveyard. His former life remains here like a distant memory. Monroe walks to his childhood home and remembers back to the time he and Emma first shared a romantic moment after Miles passed out drunk on a couch. Monroe's past with Emma has more depth than he let on...
Aaron looks around LaGrange for hours in search of Priscilla, to the point where Rachel wonders whether he was just hallucinating. As she tries to calm him down, Aaron notices Priscilla in a restaurant and runs over to her. It's been so long since they've seen each other, and their first moments are cold. Priscilla eventually introduces Aaron to her husband Steve, telling him Aaron is an old friend. Aaron's heart breaks, and he asks to speak with Priscilla in private, but she refuses. As Aaron leaves, the two share a longing glance. What Aaron doesn't know is that Priscilla's being held at gunpoint under the table by her "husband."
Emma confronts Monroe once more about his treatment of the citizens of their hometown. Monroe's men killed her friend Duane, and she wants the madness to end. These people are his teachers, classmates and friends. It's been a long time, but Emma tells Monroe she once loved him, and she knows deep down there has to be a part of him that's still the old Monroe. Could this all be about his fight with Miles? A commotion outside signals to Monroe that Miles has arrived. After a deep kiss, Monroe tells Emma that he wants to be the man she once knew, but that man is dead. Then he orders his men to burn the town hall to the ground, while everyone's locked inside.
After beating Miles' destination out of their Militia captive, Charlie, Hudson and Nora proceed to Jasper as well. Charlie makes her intentions clear: she's going to make sure Miles finishes the job this time and kills Monroe once and for all. When Miles arrives in Jasper, he moves in secrecy, taking out guards one by one. A firefight breaks out and Miles takes a bullet to the calf. Nevertheless, he runs into the burning town hall to free his fellow citizens from the basement. But Monroe's men are still guarding every exit and everyone's trapped inside as the building burns. Hudson and his group arrive just in time to suppress Monroe's men, allowing the townspeople to escape the fire.
Despite her coldness towards him, Aaron just knows something wasn't right about his interaction with Priscilla. He left her once before, and he can't make the same mistake twice. When he goes looking for her again, Aaron sees Steve violently throwing her in the back of a truck. When he sneaks up and asks what's going on, Priscilla tells him to leave before he gets hurt. Noticing Aaron, Steve tells him to get lost - Priscilla is a fugitive. Aaron begins to walk away, then quickly turns back and attacks Steve. As the two wrestle, Priscilla hops out of the truck and knocks Steve over the head with a pipe, killing him.
Miles and his crew are engaged in a firefight when Monroe walks into the fray holding Emma at gunpoint and orders Miles to come forward unarmed. Charlie wants to take a shot at Monroe while she has the chance, but Miles keeps her at bay. Monroe promises he'll shoot Emma if Miles doesn't come out in five seconds, but Emma pleads with him. She wants to see her son again; she wants to see their son again. Monroe is gobsmacked - he's a father? Before Emma can tell Monroe where their son is, Dixon tries to take out Monroe but kills Emma instead. Enraged, Miles shoots Dixon. An all-out battle breaks out in the aftermath as Monroe flees to his helicopter with an open leg wound caused by the bullet that killed Emma.
In the aftermath, Charlie tells Nora that if Dixon killed Emma, she would have, if it meant killing Monroe. The loss of Emma is a game-changer for Miles. If this is how Monroe wants to fight, he has no idea what he's in for. Meanwhile, back in the Georgia Republic, President Foster has been using Tom Neville for intel, and they've made more strides in two weeks than in the past three years. Now she's going to put Neville where she needs him the most. Foster calls Neville into her office, and assigns him to fight under Miles Matheson's command...
Aaron and Priscilla reconnect. Steve was actually a bounty hunter. The Monroe Republic wants Priscilla for murder - she stabbed a Militia sergeant who was hurting someone she cared about. Aaron apologizes to Priscilla for leaving her behind - if he could take it back he would; it still eats at him. But Priscilla doesn't want to hear it. His desertion wasn't for her protection at all. Everyone Aaron left her with wound up dead. Aaron asks her to come with him, but Priscilla has a family now, and they're waiting for her in Texas. Priscilla tells Aaron she loves him and always will, but she's got to return to her family. Aaron is shattered when she leaves, this time for good.