Back east, Tom and Jason Neville escort Allenford onto a Washington-bound train, and while they're riding the rails, Neville sees an apparition: it's his undead wife, Julia! And she's not exactly folding a thousand paper cranes, you know? So Tom and Julia bang and then she's reunited with her son and the ongoing Family Neville plot against the patriots has its Lady Macbeth restored.
A flashback confirms that Rachel and Miles did have an affair before the kids were born and Rachel offered to leave Ben, but Miles turned her down. In the present, Monroe wants to run for it, since he's already had a near-death experience and wants to find the son Miles hid from him. But Miles insists on sticking around, even though he's so sick from the rancid infection in his festering hand that he passes out… but not before confessing his undying love to Rachel.
Aaron and Cynthia escape patriot custody, knocking everyone within a three-block radius bunnies in the process, and take refuge in the decaying hulk of Willoughby High School. While Cynthia sleeps off her getting-stabbed-and-then-mysteriously-healing hangover, Aaron chats with a spooky little kid -- a kid who, it turns out, Cynthia can't see. Because the spooky kid is the human embodiment of the nanites. He explains that Aaron invented them and when Aaron thinks "kill," they kill. Aaron is horrified, because Aaron is still thinking about concepts like right and wrong (and the silly social embargo on flame-broiling murder) with his pre-blackout brain.
The patriots and Dr. Horn hunt Aaron and Cynthia through the school, with Horn steadily sicker due to his massive brain tumor. Horn corners Aaron and demands to be healed, then shoots Cynthia as an inducement. Aaron holds his dead woman in his arms and commands Kevin to kill all the patriots. But then the little bastard fucks off because Aaron hurt his feelings and Cynthia stays dead.
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Previously on Revolution: Dr. Horn tortured Aaron to find out how he can control the nanites, only Aaron has no idea. Rachel considered murdering her own father to eliminate Horn. And Ms. Justine's husband shot her dead.
Miles, Charlie, and Rachel are preparing to make their suicidal attack on the patriot bunker to rescue Aaron and Cynthia. It's the three of them, with maybe six guns, up against thirty or forty soldiers. But they're the Fightin' Mathesons! They don't give a fuck! They're about to charge in when Miles suddenly decides to give a fuck—he hesitates when he notices all the patriot soldiers who should be guarding the bunker are flat on the ground. There's a motionless crow among them, and a dog as well.
Miles checks one for a pulse and says he's just bunnies, not dead. So they stroll right in through the open door. Passing more bunnies soldiers on their way in, they ascertain that Gene's nowhere to be found. Charlie picks up one of Aaron's boot prints and they guess this is Aaron's handiwork. "Seriously…what the hell's going on?" Miles asks. Dude, we've been wondering that since the Tower. They follow the tracks.
Behind a closed door, they find a few more bunnies soldiers, a man-sized hole in the wall, and no Aaron. The soldiers are starting to come to, so Miles insists they beat feet, even though Rachel is suddenly soooooo concerned about her traitor daddy and wants to faff around looking for him.
Train station, somewhere back east. The Nevilles escort Allenford to his train while Allenford bitches about Jason's presence, since he's escaped from a reeducation center. Tom emphasizes that Jason's presence isn't optional, and then tells his son, "Smile, boy. We're going to the White House."
Willoughby. The patriots are all groaning over their desks, clutching their heads. One reports to Horn that it looks like Aaron just walked out through a wall, into "the tunnels." And I totally believe that all small Texas towns have an elaborate network of underground tunnels. This is why there are all those urban legends and George Strait songs about the mole people of Amarillo.
Miles, Charlie, and Rachel have emerged from a tunnel into a foggy field. Charlie picks up Aaron's trail again. Miles is also curious about the existence of the tunnel, and about the weird, totally-not-Texas-summer-y weather. He blames it on the nanites and asks Rachel to explain, but she's suddenly concerned about Gene, whom she wanted to kill like, twenty minutes ago, and insists she has to go back. Charlie wants to go with her, but Miles asks them to stay and help him figure out "this X-Files weirdness" and find Aaron before they go gallivanting back into the heavily guarded town where they're all wanted for murder.