Hawkins house. Laden with a few belongings, the family troops down to the basement, and Sam makes a beeline to Hawkins's bunkered office. Although Darcy immediately calls him off, Hawkins thinks it over and decides, "It is the safest room in the house -- it's concrete, rebar, reinforced." Yeah, but rebar concrete won't protect you from a flaming tanker truck. Hawkins leads his family into his office. "This is cool!" Sam decides, as Allison and Darcy take in the fallout map, the board of photographs, and Sarah's x-ed out face. Maybe Hawkins should have taken a few minutes to child-proof the place before he let everyone in. I mean, Sam sees that photo of Sarah, and next thing you know, he goes through the family albums and puts big red x-es on all the dead relatives because he thinks that's what you're supposed to do. Darcy sends the kids out for a little while. Sam protests, "But this room's boring!" Hawkins unslings a bag and announces, "No more secrets."
In a basement, Gray and Dad strategize. They have four minutes left. Stanley calls in and whispers that they are a hundred yards away from two mortar cannons on the back of a flatbed truck. Stanley reports that there are ten men guarding the truck. Gray asks Stanley if they can get to the guards. Stanley thinks so: "There's a path leading to the clearing." Dad interrupts with, "Tell him he's gotta send scouts out on both flanks." Gray disagrees and says they don't have time to reposition. "They have to know what they're going into," Dad insists. Gray raises his voice that he's not going to give Connie a chance to drop more bombs on them. Dad, who raises his voice to match Gray's, says that Stanley and his crew aren't soldiers. Gray interrupts him, shouting that Dad can stay or go, but the procedure is his call. Eric leaps forward and shrieks into the radio, "Stanley, get out of there! Don't do it!" Eric is wrestled back, and a couple of Gray's deputies pull out guns. Gray tells Stanley to take them out. The Glockenspiel Of Stupid Decisions Made By Elected Officials chimes out. "Got it," Stanley says and crackles off. Eric shakes his head, and Dad smolders quietly.
Back at the House Of Hawkins, Darcy wonders why Hawkins decided that now was the time to get rid of all secrets. Hawkins admits that he always thought he could keep his family safe, but after what happened today, he's no longer sure of that. Ever the pessimist, Darcy opines that nothing is safe any more. Stepping closer to Darcy, Hawkins breathes that in the middle of all the madness, the only thing that really matters to him is his family. "It took me awhile to realize that, and I'm sorry -- I'm...so sorry," Hawkins murmurs, dropping his gaze. Darcy's eyes well up and she whispers, "I missed you." Hawkins raises his head, and Darcy repeats, louder and more determined, "I missed you!" They kiss. Allison peers in at them through a crack in the door and smiles softly and almost involuntarily.