Rachel is working on the amplifier, and Strausser is invading her personal space. He's so creepy. He says he wants her to try and sabotage the machine so Monroe will let him do what he wants to Charlie and Danny. Rachel looks like she's going to hurl.
Hey, Jeremy's back! When he comes into Monroe's field office, he tells Monroe there's no word from Neville. Monroe thinks maybe Miles killed Neville and is on his way over. And then Jeremy has to ask the same question everyone is asking everyone: What is Monroe going to do when he sees Miles? I don't understand why this is a question. He's going to kill him or at least try. Jeremy says the standing order has always been to bring Miles in alive -- yeah, that's the order for you guys. Monroe wants to kiss him and then kill him. Probably in that order -- but Monroe brushes off Jeremy's questions by saying he's sure that, as Ben's brother and Rachel's brother-in-law, Miles knows something about the electricity.
Jeremy points out that Miles can't count to twelve without taking his shoes off, so he's probably not a secret electrical-engineering savant. Jeremy says the best way to handle the situation is for Jeremy to kill Miles. He's confident he can do it. Monroe asks, "You think I can't?"
Two years before the blackout. Monroe is getting drunk in a cemetery. Miles pulls up and asks what's up. Monroe says he's just having "a little family dinner." Miles tries to get him to leave, but it's time for the Long and Sad Tale of Sebastian Monroe. He says he always thought he'd be dead by now, what with being a marine and doing two tours in Iraq, but instead he's alive and his parents and sisters are in the ground because a drunk driver killed them. Miles looks like he's used to these episodes, but also sensitive to his friend's pain. Monroe says he's the one who should be dead and Miles takes the bottle away from him as Monroe says, "I've got nothing left." Miles says, "You've got me." Aww. It's very bromantic. Miles tells Monroe to give him the gun. He does, slowly, still crying.
Charlie is still trying to get the vent unscrewed while Danny listens at the door. He says someone's coming, and then goes over to help her wrench the cover off. A soldier opens the door and sees Danny crawling into the vent. He grabs Danny's leg and Charlie brains him with the vent cover. She grabs the guard's gun and Danny's shocked to see her armed. She tells him to get on his feet and come rescue their mother. And while they're there, they can raid Monroe's stash of hair product.