Monday night’s show opens with Miles, Nora, Aaron and Charlie en route to Republic HQ when they are ambushed trying to cross a bridge. Strausser’s kill squad has caught up to them and when they get away and hide in an abandoned apt complex they discuss their chances against Strausser.. They aren’t good. When Strausser realizes that they escaped he has his men scream at the top of their lungs that they have Nora’s sister Mia and when Nora hears them she comes running to her aid. Miles stops her before she reveals herself but Strausser yells into the night that if she hands over Miles and the necklace he’ll let her sister go free.
When the four decide to discuss their options they realize Jason (son of Captain Tom) narc’d them out. Miles attempts to destroy the necklace but is unsuccessful when Nora declares that they aren’t going to hand over anything to them but instead find another way to free her sister. The four get there hands on some dynamite (somehow?) and blow the area where Mia is being held to bits as a diversion then free set her free and run.
Once safely away from Strausser the group discusses how they are going to cross the bridge they were ambushed on earlier. Mia tells them that there is a man who will ferry them across the river but it won’t be cheap. While walking to meet the ferryman Mia tells Nora that she found their dad in Texas. Mia tries to convince Nora to leave the group and go with her to see their dad. Nora cries but tells her she gave her word and asks Mia to stay with her But Mia tells her no. When they get to the meet up point the ferryman is dead and his boat burned and with that Mia leaves to group to go back to Texas.
Charlie tries to talk Nora into going with her sister and Nora listens. She gives Miles a big goodbye kiss and leaves. The two aren’t gone long before they run into Strausser but instead of running Mia reveals that she’s stolen the necklace from Aaron and tells Strausser that the rest of the group is where the ferryman’s boat is. As it turns out Mia is a republic bounty hunter and she never found her dad. Nora is horrified and she leaves Mia to rescue Charlie, Miles and Aaron who’ve been ambushed by Strausser. The four get free from Strausser but have no choice but to jump into the river in order to get away. Once across and on dry ground Miles berates Aaron for letting Mia take the necklace from him.
This episode we also get Nora and Mia’s backstory. Two months after the blackout Nora and her little sister are barely escaped when her mother is murdered during a home invasion. Two months later young Mia and Nora arrive at their dads house on the ocean. It’s empty. The two decide to wait from their dad hoping that he was just away for a little bit but he never comes back. Older sister Nora promises to protect and look out for younger sister Mia and Mia promises the same.
At republic HQ Jason is getting beaten by militia guards at Monroe’s orders. When Captain Tom see this he goes to Monroe for answers. Monroe tells Tom his son is a traitor for trying to help Charlie and as a punishment plans to send him to California as part of an envoy to a rival territory. When Tom objects Monroe tells him it’s either California or an execution squad.
Later that afternoon at Capt. Tom’s home his wife, Julia informs him that their housekeeper has some dirt on a rival officers son and that perhaps that can be used as leverage to get Jason out of his banishment to California. Tom likes his sneaky wife (so do I!!).
When Monroe gets this info he’s very grateful and grants Toms request to not send his son to California, badass Captain Tom strikes again.
The show ends with Strausser delivering the necklace to Monroe and Captain Tom and his wife tending to their injured son. In confidence Mrs. Captain Tom tells her husband that he should be running the republic, not Monroe. Nothing good will come from that!
We are then shown Grace at work in Randall’s lab when he informs her that The pendant Aaron had is now in Philadelphia. Randall tells her that he thinks Monroe has it and that she will have to go and “do something about it” after which the camera pans out to reveal that they are in some kind of reactor that looks VERY much like the inside of the effing Death Star!!!!!