Datak: "I'm Datak Tarr, but for simplicity's sake you can just call me Mayor. The Irathients have been released, upside, but downside your brother got killed."
Nizar: "So this is the part where I kill you, then?"
Datak: "No, this is the part where I Tea Party you. See, I've decided that humans suck -- just on the drive over here -- and now that we are best friends and hate humans for killing your brother I care so much about, I'm thinking, Isn't this plague probably a judgment from God? A cleansing fire, a gift from Rayetso? Or I mean, Irzu? Or whatever? All the Votan Gods. The first step in this Great Path, then, is to destroy this cure..."
He douses the crate in gasoline (or whatever we're calling it, I forget, petrohol), and tosses it out into the street, so when Nizar steps forward to blow it up, he gets lit up by a sniper, and then Datak kills the other one while Connor watches. But you know shaman lady is not going out like that, so she gets the upper hand. And then she overplays it.
Shaman: "Murdering haint! I want you to know your death. I want you to beg for your life!"
Shaman: "That's how you shame your liro, begging like that..."
And then abruptly, she is dead. Not minorly dead, you understand, not merely dead with a single shot like Nizar, but brutalized. That part of Datak, the coiled serpent, that rarely comes out, comes out. He shoots her a million times, beats her dead body into the ground. And when Connor tries to calm him down, he shoots Connor once through the head.
"I'm sorry you had to see that. It doesn't fit my narrative."
He means, of course, the Tarr narrative, that he only barely rescued the human population from savages who held the whole town hostage; he means, of course, the narrative of marusha. That Connor, by seeing his shame and subsequent loss of control, becomes a blight on the world. But without a witness, Datak's a hero.
Shiro ksa yu re ya.
Datak thinks about taking out Nolan as well, but since Nolan is end-stage plague at this point, he just shrugs and cures him instead -- and then the episode-ending montage begins: They fumigate the town, the triage center, Irisa lays Rathus to rest; Quentin screams in his father's face and heads west; Irisa throws her arm around her idiot father and he holds her, so tightly. So grateful that they're back, that he finally earned her. And all he had to do was die.