Maggie and Aaron are hiking along overgrown railroad tracks, discussing Ben's final instruction, to take the MacGuffin to Grace. Aaron says he doesn't know what Grace knows, and Maggie says, "This doesn't make any sense." Aaron says he thinks maybe it does, that the blackout is what doesn't make sense. Uh, yes. We have all registered our objections to that particular suspension of disbelief. Aaron says the blackout shouldn't be permanent, that they should be able to fix it, but so far they haven't been able to. But if the blackout was man-made, then he thinks there's a fix. Probably.
Neville and his men bury the gut-shot fellow. As Neville concludes his prayer, Danny sniffs derisively. Man, has this kid got a death wish. Neville tells Danny to say what he's thinking. He says he can tell that Danny doesn't like that Neville killed the homeowner with the guns and "the rebel flag," but that he thinks the Monroe Militia is the only thing preventing total anarchy. Danny says that he thinks Neville tells himself that because he likes to kill. Neville starts throttling Danny and says he appreciates his honesty.
Miles and Charlie are tramping through more woods. They see a bunch of prisoners wearing tattered rags, yoked together like sled dogs, pulling a flatbed with a helicopter on it. That does not look fun at all. One of the prisoners, Miles says, is Nora. The man in front of her falls down, and when he doesn't get up, a guard shoots him in the head.
Nighttime, prison camp. The guards are patrolling the sleeping prisoners with torches. Nora's awake, and looks fantastic considering she's been dragging a Black Hawk through the wilds of central Illinois. Hard labor must be good for the skin. Miles sneaks up behind her and she says, "Buddy, I'd keep your hands off--" before realizing it's Miles. He goes for her shackles, which are unlocked because she's already picked the locks. She hesitates, and another prisoner asks Miles to take him if Nora won't go.
Miles rushes Nora into the bushes, where she thanks him sardonically and says she was on the chain gang on purpose. Her plan was to steal the warden's sniper rifle. Charlie can't believe someone would go to all that trouble for a rifle, but Nora says it's priceless on the black market. She says she was planning to slit the warden's throat, but now their element of surprise is shot to hell. Charlie explains the Danny story and Nora can't believe anyone would be this dumb. Miles asks Nora to come with them because she owes him. She says she'll help, but she wants the gun first.