Sean and Collier escape a gun-waving goon and take a moment to steal Wi-Fi Internet from a crappy convenience store. And since Sean no longer needs to be on-site to hack into the federal database (for some reason), that gives them a lead on one of Vicky's identities. So it's off to Lubbock, Texas! Only 871 miles away! The drive takes place entirely between scenes and there's no mention of the fifteen hours of driving that took place, nor do they discuss the law enforcement dragnet that's presumably looking for them. I mean, Sean's an escaped fugitive and Collier's the only survivor of a mass murder at an FBI office. But they just teleport from Yuma to Lubbock. That's pretty convenient. If you want to go to Lubbock, anyway.
Anyway, Vicky is not in Lubbock. But they find her mother and her son, both of whom get lied to and berated until Sean and Vicky come away with a phone number for Vicky. It's got a Colorado area code, so I expect they're going to drive to Boulder (583 miles) before discovering that it's just a cell phone.
Sean's phone runs out of battery power just as Leila's calling him. She's had quite an experience, but she has to leave a message about all her fun. First she got thrown in a basement with her hands tied together, then she found a piece of broken bottle that she could use to saw away at the rope, then she stole Vicky's gun and shot her, and then finally she got picked up by some friendly policeman. So it's kind of a shame that the whole thing was an elaborate sham cooked up by Vicky, her nameless pal (DB Sweeney), and the even-more-mysterious person giving her instructions over the phone. They're apparently trying to get Sean to come to them, which raises the question of why they didn't just call him directly. Or why Vicky helped him escape from that cruise ship to begin with.
All the Avias Air passengers have woken up from their brief experience with death, although none of them remember anything. And then they eventually develop nosebleeds, which worries President Martinez. He gets even more worried when he discovers that someone managed to sneak a cell phone into his son's backpack. And that person is the mysterious Thomas, who threatens that if Sophia's People aren't freed, People Will Die. This just leads to more scenes of Martinez berating Sophia, who declines to show any emotion whatsoever.
Oh, and the vice president is still unhappy with CIA Director Blake Sterling.
We start with Sean running through a parking garage. It's the same one from last episode. In fact, it's the same scene from last time. I don't think it counts as a flashback when you just show the same thing twice. There wasn't much drama the last time they stole a goon's SUV and drove away while he shot at them, and it hasn't improved on the second viewing. They get away again, although we now see Collier give Sean some getaway tips once they're out of the garage. Her advice is "Just drive!" Nice work, Collier. Back in the garage, the goon takes out his phone and calls someone to report his team's complete failure to pick Sean up. He reports that Sean is starting to "put all this together," so they need to "move the girl." Then he shoots someone and steals his car, whacking it into a concrete pillar as he zooms it out of the garage.
So as far as I can tell, the Yuma branch of the FBI office is now full of dead FBI agents and at least two goons. And there's a dead person in the parking garage. You'd think they'd want to clean that up before leaving, but this is one of those omnipotent conspiracies with no interest in details.
In the SUV, Collier searches the glove compartment and can't find any paperwork identifying the goons. Sean asks if she believes him now, but she's not willing to commit. Because the show believes that having an irrationally skeptical person around is going to make this whole thing more fun, I guess. Every episode so far has featured Sean desperately trying to make someone believe him, which suggests that somebody thinks it's compelling television. Their discussion gets interrupted when Sean spots a car behind them. He gets Collier to pay attention to it, which is remarkably difficult when you consider that it's the only other car on this desert road, it's speeding right at them, and it has an ominous smashed headlight. The goon in the car starts to shoot at them, but Collier says she can't shoot back because of some concern about accuracy or something. So she has Sean hit the brakes and cut the wheel to the left so she can get a clean shot. If the Pirates of the Caribbean movies can be trusted, that's called club-haulin'. The goon's car goes into the brush on the side of the road and Sean drives off.
Stopped by the side of the road, Sean pulls a dealie out of the car, which he claims will disable the GPS. He throws said dealie into the desert, so I guess they're completely untraceable now. Unless either Sean or Collier have mobile phones. Or someone notices that their SUV has the back window shot out. Or they get pulled over for some reason and are asked for their registration. Aside from all those things, they're 100% off the grid. Sean wants to get moving again, presumably because the GPS unit is only like twenty feet away from them at this point, but Collier is busy vowing revenge. She wants to make those people pay, although she's a little vague on who "those people" are. Without warning, she turns on Sean, demanding that he tell her anything. Look, lady, I have my issues with Sean, but even I wouldn't accuse him of trying to hide information from you. He's delighted to tell her things. It's getting him to shut up that's the problem. She wants to call her ex-husband, who works at the Department of Justice, but Sean won't let her use her phone. Why is Sean in charge? Collier complains that Sean has no training for this sort of thing, although all of Collier's training does not appear to have been much use. Sean tells her, "I was capable enough to save your life. Twice." Well, one time was when he dragged her out of an incredibly convenient car accident, but that didn't have much to do with spy training. And the other time would be when he hit a goon with a fire extinguisher? I'm not sold on his awesome life-saving abilities.