As Aaron and Priscilla rekindle their relationship on the road home, the action picks up in the middle of the Matheson/Neville standoff. Neville wants to know whether Miles is willing to lay his life on the line for Monroe. That's when a twig snaps, giving Miles and Rachel the opportunity to run off. Neville and Jason are left to confront Doyle and a squad of Truman's Patriots, who pursue Miles, only to wind up dead. The next day, a contemptuous Neville demands more men and a free hand, but Doyle refuses. Booting Truman out of his own office, Doyle lays into Neville: even though the president spared him and Julia, Doyle will have their heads as soon as he finds Monroe.
A week later, Miles and Rachel catch up with Monroe, Connor, Charlie and Duncan's soldiers and retreat to an abandoned hydro plant. Miles fills Monroe in on Neville's quest to save his wife, then takes him to check out a new development: while stockpiling weapons, the Patriots have recruited all of Willoughby's youth for cadet training. Hearing a twig snap, the two men quickly flush two terrified