Monroe thinks about this, and then says most people don't talk to him that way. Randall replies that most people don't have the power to conquer a continent, adding that rather than coming to Monroe he could've gone to Georgia, "or to Governor Affleck in California" -- you heard me -- but he chose Monroe. He says he'll bring more pendants, other scientists to build amplifiers, and he can have everything. I still cannot get over a world in which Ben Affleck -- it seems like it would be Ben, right? Casey has to be in charge of, like, Vancouver -- has become the David Morrissey of the West Coast, running around in a horse-drawn Prius with one eye poked out and Matt Damon's skull on a stick for his scepter. Actually, I can totally see that.
Nora and Miles have checked out a trailer; Miles tells Nora Jim's brother told him Jim is twenty miles away, in Culpeper. She asks Miles if he wants to talk about anything, but he doesn't want to talk and especially not about how he got sucked into fighting for the rebels. They get on their horses and ride out, leaving behind a man with a scar on his forehead.
That same man comes to a militia camp in northern Virginia, and tells the leader he has information... for a price. He offers to tell the man where Miles has gone looking for Jim. The leader tosses him a bag of diamonds and Scarface says they were heading to Culpeper. And then the other militia soldiers -- on the leader's orders -- drag him off to kill him. Dummy.
Rachel is looking through a microscope and making notes when the raiding party comes back. She runs over to ask Charlie what happened, and gasps at the blood on Charlie's face. Charlie coolly tells her it's not her blood and walks away. Reason #814 why you don't go to the apocalypse with surly teenagers.
Culpeper, which seems to have done nicely; they have lovely wooden signs pointing to the herbalist, the general store, the firehouse and the library. Nora snarks that it's all very Stepford (which doesn't seem like a reference she'd know to make, given that even the remake came out when she was a child and then, you know, the concept of DVDs disappeared forever), and she and Miles head to the library, which appears to do a brisk business in Stephen King. So even after the apocalypse people will want to read about the apocalypse?
A man is handing The Stand to the patron, recommending it because "it's about the end of the world," which seems a bit heavy-handed, even for this show. Miles greets him as Jim. The man tells him he must be mistaken, and Miles says he looks awfully familiar. The man introduces himself as Henry Bemis. He's the librarian (and he's also Malik Yoba), and introduces his wife, Sophie. Miles threatens to stick around forever, so Henry agrees to talk to them. He takes them into another room and points his gun at Miles, then tells him to get out. So he's not totally reformed into a mild-mannered librarian, then. More of an Indiana Jones kind of librarian.