Titus finds Deadssica. He cries over her body. The people of Willoughby fight and/or flee. Inside Gene's house, Ugly pops up behind Titus and throws a bag over his head. "You should have listened to me, Titus," he says.
Miles and Rachel run. They're outnumbered by bandits, and Miles draws his sword (left-handed. Was he always left-handed? I don't think he was. But good on Billy Burke for adding another skill to his résumé). Rachel has a machete. She fights, and then a bandit shoots her in the left shoulder with a crossbow. Right above the heart. Miles tells her to hold on while he kills these, like, six people who want to murder them. Just as Miles is about to get his head taken off by a guy with an ax, and as the barn Aaron and his fellow refugees are hiding in is about to fall to the bandits, a machine gun mows down the reavers. A man in khaki, with an American flag on his arm, runs up to Miles. He says, "U.S. government, sir," when Miles asks who he is, and then hollers for a medic for Rachel.
Miles watches as khaki-clad American troops march into Willoughby. Well, they sure popped up out of nowhere quick, didn't they? How did they know which ones were the good guys? Were the orders to mow down anyone dressed like Tina Turner in Beyond Thunderdome? Miles (who must be so fucking woozy from blood loss it's amazing he's vertical) watches apprehensively as the Stars and Stripes rises on a flagpole.
Next week: Rachel and Miles meet the U.S. government, in the person of that guy from Ally McBeal, I think? And some people catch on fire.