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"World governments are in pieces. The parts that are still working are trying to take a census. And it looks like he did... he did exactly what he said he was gonna do. Thanos wiped out fifty percent of all living creatures."
Natasha Romanoff[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred during 2018.




  • Runaways Gimmie Shelter-201-16-Mike on a Bike-Old Lace

    Old Lace attacks Mike on a Bike

    Chase of Mike: At the homeless camp where the Runaways are staying, the group are woken when the young man who stole the Fistigons, nicknamed Mike on a Bike, causing problems as he tries using them. The Runaways proceed to chase him out of the camp and to a nearby hill in order to retrieve the gloves. They manage to scare him with the help of Old Lace to make him leave the Fistigons, but Karolina Dean falls into a hole in the hill. As the group go to check on her, they find she is safely flying, and has accidentally discovered an abandoned hostel.[1][2]
  • The teenagers decide to set up in the buried hostel and start living there.[1][2]


  • Jonah meets with his daughter, Karolina Dean, who had been the one to text him, in secret. Dean wants to learn who she is, but before they can start talking, an earthquake occurs, and Jonah tells her that "it's starting".[1][2]
  • The Runaways are woken by the earthquake. Nico Minoru notices Karolina Dean is missing.[1][3]
  • Jonah says he wants Dean to meet her family on his side, and teaches Dean how to control her powers without her bracelet, so that she can uses them whenever she wants.[1][3]
  • Dean returns to the Hostel, where the rest of the Runaways are worried, but she assures them she just went for a walk. Alex Wilder informs them that he is leaving for "work", and reveals that he is working for Darius Davis, to everyone's surprise. Wilder leaves, and Karolina Dean, Nico Minoru and Molly Hernandez decide to recover the Staff of One so thy can destroy the hole from the PRIDE Construction Site.[1][3]
  • At the PRIDE Headquarters, the parents discuss the recent earthquake likely being a foreshock due to Jonah's plans, but decide it is not nothing to worry about quite yet. Janet Stein informs the team that she has to go, and the Wilders decide to stay monitoring the surveillance feeds and alert the others if their children are found.[1][3]
  • Janet Stein meets with Jonah and brings him all the data Victor had about how to build the Dematerialization Box. Jonah shows Janet that Victor is still alive, held within a capsule while he recovers.[1][3]
  • Infiltration into the Minoru Mansion: Dean, Minoru, and Hernandez break into Minoru Mansion in order to retrieve the Staff of One. Unbeknownst to them, Robert Minoru is inside and starts to follow them.[1][3]
  • Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder discussing having LAPD cancel the search for the kids, so they will stop running and be easier to find. Geoffrey gets a call from Janet Stein.[1][3]
  • Alex Wilder goes to Davis' house and offers to help them with the boxes from moving house. Wilder asks for the old computer in the basement, saying he needs some parts.[1][3]
  • At the Hostel, Chase Stein finds a Rolls Royce car. He approaches Gert Yorkes, but she is rude to him. They have a talk heart-to-heart where they decide to properly begin a relationship. Stein comforts his girlfriend, who admits that is hard for her to be calm without her medication. HE kisses her before deciding to fix the Hostel's electricity.[1][3]
  • Robert Minoru tries to talk to his daughter, who refuses to return to him and Tina. Nico then goes outside of the house to face her mother, who is wielding the Staff of One.[1][3]
  • A fight breaks out between Tina Minoru and Nico, Dean, and Hernandez. Tina throws Hernandez into their swimming pool and freezes it, leaving her to drown under the ice. Dean tries to help but is knocked down. Nico tells her mother that what she is doing is the reason Amy died, because she is a monster obsessed with power and does not love her family.[1][3]
  • Tina Minoru frees Hernandez and approaches her daughter, deciding to give her the Staff of One as she needs it more than her, stating her offence that her daughter thinks she does not love her. However, Tina threatens Nico, telling her that if she takes the staff, the next time they see each other their relationship will no longer be as mother and daughter. Nico takes the staff nonetheless, and the trio of friends leave.[1][3]
  • Robert Minoru questions Tina's actions, but Tina says she did not believe Nico would take the staff. Robert worries about Nico's control over the staff, with Tina having had problems with it before and it now being in the hands of a volatile 16-year-old.[1][3]
  • On their way to the Hostel, Hernandez rests while Karolina and Nico argue about losing the fight. Nico proposes to train harder and be more strong and work as a team but Karolina gets mad because of Nico's claims that Karolina got defeated by Tina. Karolina tells her that they are not Superheroes and that they are not good at it as she apologizes for disappointing her girlfriend.[1][3]
  • Janet Stein brings Geoffrey Wilder the book Catherine used for the sacrifices, saying that it could contain information on Jonah's ancestry. Geoffrey is skeptical that it could work, as it is in another language only Jonah knows.[1][3]
  • Chase tries to reconnect the electricity from the Hostel, but accidentally causes a blackout nearby. He tries to fix it.[1][3]
  • While they are having dinner, Darius Davis gives Alex Wilder more money. Livvie flirts momentarily with Wilder. Then she proceeds to make Alex a new hair style, they talk about his runaway status. Livvie kisses him.[1][3]
  • Some electricians approach the Hostel in order to sort the nearby facility power cut. Yorkes enters the Hostel and instructs Old Lace to scare the workers, which works. The situation gives Stein enough distraction to steal some batteries from the workers' truck and restore the energy. He then kisses Yorkes.[1][3]
  • Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, and Molly Hernandez arrive back at the Hostel. Nico tells them that tomorrow they will start training to learn how to use their powers better and work as a team.[1][3]
  • Nico Minoru apologizes to Karolina Dean for lashing out at her for not controlling her powers in the fight with her mother. They go to bed together.[1][3]
  • Gert approaches Molly to comfort her after their experience fighting Tina and seeing a dead body, however, Hernandez rejects her claiming that she wants to be alone. Hernandez escapes from the Hostel using her cap as a mask and proceeds to train herself.[1][3]
  • Meanwhile, Janet Stein starts working on translating he book to see how to build a Dematerialization Box for Jonah, in order to ensure Victor's safety.[1][3]
  • Catherine Wilder tells her husband that Flores has told her in order to get the charges removed from their children, they need to frame someone else for Destiny Gonzalez's murder, and she has an idea who.[1][3]
  • While Livvie and Alex Wilder say goodbye to each other, Darius Davis calls Geoffrey and tells him that he knows where his son is.[1][3]
  • Trying out being a vigilante, Molly Hernandez protects a woman from her abusive boyfriend. She uses her powers, causing her eyes to shine, which attracts woman's attention, pointing out to her boyfriend that her eyes are shining like another guy.[1][4]


  • At 9AM, Nico Minoru wakes Karolina Dean and approaches the other Runaways in order to begin training.[1][4]
  • Alex Wilder, who has not returned to the Hostel, keeps doing jobs for Darius Davis.[1][4]
  • Wilder spends more time with Davis, Tamar, and Livvie, playing dominoes.[1][4]
  • Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder prepare their things and fake passports after agreeing a meeting place with Davis to pick up their son.[1][4]
  • Nico Minoru discovers Molly Hernandez sneaking back into her room. She reminds her that they are not vigilantes, but promises not to tell Gert Yorkes.[1][4]
  • The Runaways start training together. Yorkes starts feeling side effects due to coming off her sertraline medication too fast.[1][4]
  • Frank Dean gives a speech at the Church of Gibborim Executive Office. Afterwards, he is approached by an angered Leslie, who confronts him for stealing the church from her. They discuss Jonah, and Frank's loyalty to him, but he says he knows Jonah is trying to manipulate him. He promises his wife that his family are the only thing that matters to him. They are interrupted by Jonah, and Frank leaves. Leslie lies to Jonah, reassuring her she is still loyal to him.[1][4]
  • Livvie and Alex Wilder spend more time together and end up kissing and getting intimate on Livvie's couch.[1][4]
  • Jonah visits Victor Stein, who is working in the simulation made for him to make a new box. Stein loses his temperament and confronts Jonah about the fact that he thinks he is already healed and just being kept to force him to work. Jonah admits this and Stein decides to stop working, despite Jonah's insistence.[1][4]
  • Davis picks up Alex Wilder and tells him that they have another job to do.[1][4]
  • The Runaways discuss about their dysfunctional nature of the group as a team, and Gert Yorkes becomes argumentative with Chase Stein again. Stein asks Molly Hernandez if she could keep him company while he tries to repair the car he found.[1][4]
  • Jonah contacts Janet Stein and asks her to come and convince Victor to keep working. She accepts on the condition she do it alone.[1][4]
  • Molly Hernandez advises Chase not to give Gert Yorkes space, but rather help her until she gets used to being off her medication.[1][4]
  • Darius Davis betrays Alex Wilder, turning him over to his father, Geoffrey. In return, Geoffrey gives Davis a document that declares his ownership of part of the construction site, as well as a reservation for the Gordon Hotel so he, his wife and his unborn son can start a new life.[1][4]
  • Driving away with Alex, Geoffrey Wilder tells his son that he and Catherine have decided to send him away while they finish settling some business. While Geoffrey is distracted, Alex uses his burner phone to call Nico Minoru, allowing her to listen in and realize what is happening.[1][4]
  • Minoru tells the other Runaways about Wilder being kidnapped. Kick-starting the Rolls Royce with the Staff of One, the Runaways head to Van Nuys in order to rescue him.[1][4]
  • Janet Stein visits her husband in his simulation. She convinces him to help Jonah in making the box quickly, but also asks him about how to analyse Jonah's book. Victor suggests that the way to decrypt the book might be through the universal equation of math. After attempting several equations, she manages to decrypt the book when the wave equation unlocks its secrets.[1][4]
  • Rescue of Alex Wilder: The Runaways ambush Geoffrey Wilder at the airport. They use their collective powers to rescue Alex, and manage to get away with him in the Rolls Royce, blocking Geoffrey from following with Minoru using the Staff of One to create a wall from the tarmac. In the process, Minoru discovers that the staff is only able to perform each instruction once.[1][4]
  • Assassination of Darius Davis: At the Gordon Hotel, Darius Davis texts Tamar to come and join him for a surprise. Entering his room, he finds Catherine Wilder, expresses her disgust for him, and tells him that the only thing that motivates her is the wellness of her family. Without hesitation, Wilder shoots and kills Davis in cold blood. She then proceeds to call Detective Flores to inform him that she has got a scapegoat on whom to blame on Destiny Gonzalez's murder.[1][4]
  • Tamar gets to the Gordon Hotel, but, on arrival, she is horrified to discover Davis' murder.[1][4]
  • The news reports on Davis' assassination, calling it a drug sale gone wrong, and that Davis is supposedly the real culprit for Gonzalez's murder, with the previously suspected children cleared of all charges.[1][4]
  • Alex Wilder listens to the news then turns off the radio. He is approached by Minoru who tries to comfort him and make amends. They play Street Fighter II together, and Wilder tells Minoru about Livvie.[1][4]
  • Molly Hernandez goes out to act as a vigilante again, and finds the same couple from the night before. She confronts the man and breaks his car with her powers. Unbeknownst to her, she is being watched by Topher.[1][4]
  • Hernandez returns to the Hostel, where she is confronted by Gert Yorkes for sneaking out. The rest of the Runaways approach the girls, but are interrupted when a young man enters, having followed Hernandez. He introduces himself as Topher, and claims that he means no harm.[1][4]
  • Topher talks to the Runaways and tries to convince them that he does not want any problems. Nico Minoru uses the Staff of One to lock him in a bubble in which he cannot be heard, while the team decides what to do with him. As they talk, Minoru notices Topher pouring a powder on his wrist and using his powers, the same as Molly Hernandez, to free himself. The team decides to let him stay and sleep, guarded by Old Lace.[1][5]


  • Gert Yorkes gets anxious and wakes Chase Stein. He talks to her and relaxes her, before returning to sleep. Yorkes goes to see Old Lace, but when she tries to talk to Topher, she realizes he has gone.[1][5]
  • Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder arrive at PRIDE Headquarters. Geoffrey confronts his wife for killing Darius Davis, hurt that she killed his close friend behind his back. While Geoffrey is grateful that Davis had protected Alex, Catherine dismisses this, saying he did it just for money. They are interrupted by Robert and Tina Minoru, who congratulate them on the fact their children are not longer fugitives.[1][5]
  • Jonah goes to check on Victor Stein's work on the Dematerialization Box. He starts coughing blood, however, becoming increasingly sick.[1][5]
  • The PRIDE members discuss the recent events they have been keeping from one to another, with the Wilders trying to get Alex on their own and the Minorus giving Nico the Staff of One. The Yorkeses comment that they have created a serum capable of killing Jonah, but need to test it on a being like Jonah first, deciding to use it on the living beings that in the bottom of the hole in PRIDE Construction Site. Stacey Yorkes explains that once they can use it on Jonah, they need never see each other again. The Yorkeses leave, and the other PRIDE members discover that their children attended one of the PRIDE indigent food centers. Leslie Dean suggests they ask the PRIDE Foundation members for what they might know.[1][5]
  • Topher and Molly Hernandez have collected food for the rest of the Runaways. Before the others arrive, Topher and Hernandez discuss their powers and how they might have obtained them, and the possibility that they are related. Even though Topher is kind to the Runaways, when the others arrive they are still skeptical about trusting in him, to Hernandez's annoyance. Topher tries to make them trust in him, and tells them that people who live on the streets give and take, and they are novices, so he can help them by teaching them survival techniques.[1][5]
  • Alex Wilder shows the team he has been collecting evidence about their parents and wants to stop their parents.[1][5]
  • In PRIDE Headquarters, the PRIDE members, minus the Yorkeses, talk to a volunteer that gives food to the homeless. They ask her about their kids, but she explains she does not know them, but has brought Mike on a Bike with her, as he knows some details about their whereabouts. Mike recounts his recent encounter in exchange for $50, and informs them that their kids are safe and healthy.[1][5]
  • Jonah calls Karolina Dean, his daughter, and asks her to meet him, as he is becoming weaker. Dean texts to agree to meet. Dean is approached by Minoru, and tells her that she is going out to try to get some money for the group by dressing as a Disney princess on Hollywood Boulevard.[1][5]
  • Alex Wilder comes up with a plan which requires a good computer to hack into the PRIDE Construction Site and explode it. He decides they need to go back to Atlas Academy and steal one of the computers with the help of Topher.[1][5]
  • Jonah meets with Karolina Dean. He assures her that she is his only priority and offers her money for her and her friends, but she refuses. Jonah offers to show her what he wanted to tell her about his family.[1][5]
  • The Yorkeses arrive at the PRIDE Construction Site and prepare to descend a drone into the hole to make a biopsy of the being at the bottom.[1][5]
  • The Runaways go to Atlas Academy with Topher. On their way to the academy, Topher talks to Minoru about her Wicca magic, and she feigns becoming more trusting of him.[1][5]
  • Topher enters Atlas Academy and then proceeds to follow the Runaways' instructions to get the computer.[1][5]
  • At the PRIDE Construction Site, the Yorkeses uses the samples that obtained from the living being and uses the serum on it. They discover that the organic tissues start to die, a signal of necrosis and that it should work on Jonah. However, another earthquake starts.[1][5]
  • Infiltration into Atlas Academy:
    • The Runaways feel the earthquake, which sets off the school's alarms and all the students are made to file outside. Alex Wilder and Chase Stein decide to go by themselves to get the computer, but the group notice that Gert Yorkes is gone.[1][5]
    • Gert Yorkes goes to the nurse's room in the hope of getting some of her anxiety medication. The nurse makes a call saying she has Yorkes in her office, and Yorkes realizes the parents will find out where they are.[1][5]
  • The PRIDE members receive an alert that the kids have been seen and discover that it is coming from Atlas Academy.[1][5]
  • Arriving at the computer lab, Stein and Wilder notice that the door is locked. However, Chase remembers that Eiffel got a master key back in freshman year and goes to the bathroom to get her help, knowing she will be hanging out there. She agrees to give him the key in exchange for something, and Stein agrees.[1][5]
  • Yorkes finds Wilder outside the bathroom. Stein leaves the bathroom with the key and reunites with them. Yorkes is not happy to see Eiffel following him out.[1][5]
  • In the city, the lights have gone off due to the earthquake and the streets have become chaotic. Jonah tells Karolina Dean to walk with him, as the earthquake was likely caused by an interference at the PRIDE Construction Site. Dean is unsure, claiming that she is scared, but Jonah tells her that following him is the only way to learn who she is.[1][5]
  • In the Atlas Academy car park, Minoru and Hernandez watch Topher, who notices that he has lost something. The girls decide to approach him, but spot PRIDE arriving. Before they can obtain the computer, the group are forced to flee and hide.[1][5]
  • At the construction site, the Yorkeses are preparing to leave when Jonah and Karolina Dean arrive. Jonah realizes that the Yorkeses were the one that triggered the earthquake, as the Yorkeses drive away as fast as they can.[1][5]
  • The Runaways reunite with Topher, who managed to obtain the computer that Wilder needed.[1][5]
  • Back at the Hostel, Wilder starts to work with the computer. When he asks Topher for the nature of his powers, Topher avoids the subject and leaves the room. He is approached by Nico Minoru, who wants to talk in private. Topher tries to make a move on her, but she reveals she has no interest in him, and had swiped a small container of tiny rocks, with Topher realizing she got it from him en route to Atlas Academy. Minoru is suspicious and questions Topher, saying his powers clearly are not like Hernandez's, since he consumes the substance to get them.[1][5]
  • At the construction site, Jonah insists Dean trust him as they approach to the hole. They use their powers to fly down into it, slowly descending to the bottom.[1][5]
  • Topher tells his story to the Runaways, saying that his parents were horrible and threw him out of their home. The group, except Molly Hernandez, insist on learning the nature of the substance he consumes to get his powers. Hernandez tells Topher to answer the question as she does not want him to have to leave leave, considering him part of her family. He tells them that while he was on the streets, he found some strange rocks in a lizard terrarium, and that once he touched them the rocks gave him power, so he took them, crushed them, and start using them from time to time. He says his supply will run out soon and that he fears he will lose what makes him feel alive. Nico Minoru returns the rock container to him, and the team agrees to cautiously let Topher stay at the Hostel. However, Alex Wilder and Chase Stein are interested in the rocks' provenance, as if they were taken out from the dig site by Gene and Alice Hernandez years ago, they cannot see how they ended up in a terrarium.[1][6]
  • Topher privately asks Molly Hernandez where the rocks were obtained from, and Hernandez shows him a map of the PRIDE Construction Site. He asks to learn more about it.[1][6]
  • Jonah and Karolina Dean reach the bottom of the hole in the PRIDE Construction Site. Jonah tells his daughter to put her hand in a crevice, and, by doing so, she activates Jonah's spaceship. Jonah reveals that they fell to earth long ago, before historical records. Dean realizes that she is an alien, which Jonah confirms, then commenting that the beings within the spaceship are aliens too. He reveals that he escaped from the ship before the impact, and Dean comes to understand that Jonah is trying to rescue them. Jonah then introduces to her to one of the beings that are trapped inside the ship, which he explains is her "brother".[1][6]
  • Topher offers to bring Yorkes some medication for her anxiety attacks, which she is grateful for.[1][6]


  • Karolina Dean, aware of the Runaways' plan to destroy the construction site, tries to sabotage Wilder's progress with the new computer. She is unable to, however, when she is interrupted by Nico Minoru and Wilder wakes. Dean claims she was just wandering because she was restless.[1][6]
  • PRIDE have Eiffel come to PRIDE Headquarters, having posted a picture she took with Chase Stein the day before - the favor she had wanted from him. She has brought lawyers and wants immunity, but the parents are more concerned about their children and dismiss Eiffel's attempt, saying she has not been accused of anything. She explains that Wilder had wanted a computer.[1][6]
  • Frances and Aura take Frank Dean to Jonah in the Church of Gibborim Executive Office, who wants to speak with him. Jonah wants Dean to get him a runaway rescued by the Church of Gibborim as he wants someone to sacrifice through the Rite of Blood.[1][6]
  • The Yorkeses reveal to Leslie Dean that they saw Karolina and Jonah together, explaining that they did not call because the mission was secret. Geoffrey Wilder says that they need to know if Jonah knows their children's whereabouts, and Robert Minoru offers that he try to obtain the information from Jonah, saying he has a plan. PRIDE reluctantly agrees.[1][6]
  • The Runaways notice that Topher has left, with the map of the dig site, and realize that he wants to obtain more rocks to keep his powers. They decide to look for him so he does not ruin their plan to sabotage the site.[1][6]
  • Topher finds more rocks at the PRIDE Construction Site.[1][6]
  • Leslie Dean confronts Jonah for meeting with Karolina behind her back.[1][6]
  • Chase of Topher: The Runaways arrive at the dig site and see Topher escaping from it, stealing a car to get away. They drive to follow him.[1][6]
  • Janet Stein discovers from her investigation into Jonah's book that his ship has an anti-gravitational engine.[1][6]
  • Topher enters his old home, and the Runaways, minus Yorkes, follow him inside, discovering that Topher lied and his parents are good people. Molly Hernandez finds out that Topher was present during the night her parents died from the explosion in their lab. His family explain that when Topher used the rocks, his ageing slowed, and that they changed him as he became dangerous to them, stole, lied, and injured his father. The Runaways try to calm him down, but fail, and a fight breaks out between him and them out in the streets.[1][6]
  • Topher uses his strength to throw a dumpster at them, and Chase Stein uses the Fistigons to protect his friends. However, the container is inadvertently blasted towards Gert Yorkes, sitting waiting in the car. Topher uses his powers to push Yorkes' car away and the container lands on him instead. The Runaways are forced to flee as the police arrive, unsure of Topher's fate.[1][6]
  • Leslie Dean goes to see Frank, who reveals that Jonah asked him to get another runaway from the streets for a sacrifice. Leslie tries to make it easier for him, explaining how Jonah got her to do it before, and thanks him for being a good dad to Karolina. He says he will refuse Jonah, and they hold hands.[1][6]
  • Janet Stein visits Victor in his simulation. She wants to know if there is a way to destroy the anti-gravitational engine from Jonah's ship, and Victor starts looking into the plans she gives him.[1][6]
  • The Runaways return to the Hostel and discuss the situation with Topher. Hernandez is angry at Nico Minoru for her treatment of Topher, and accuses Nico of being just like her mother Tina.[1][6]
  • Attack on Jonah: Robert Minoru confronts Jonah in the Church of Gibborim Executive Office, and Jonah collapses, struggling with his dying tissue. Minoru reveals that he is using Karolina Dean's bracelet, increasing its inhibitory powers to weaken him. Minoru threatens to increase the level of the bracelet if he does not tell him where their kids are and kicks Jonah on the face for killing Amy Minoru. However, he is then knocked out from behind by Frances and Aura.[1][6]
  • Karolina Dean tries to comfort Nico Minoru, who is still hurt by Hernandez's words. They kiss and get intimate.[1][6]
  • Chase Stein and Alex Wilder overhear the couple laughing together and mention how love is in the air, with Wilder asking Stein about his relationship with Gert Yorkes. Stein is concerned about her, but Wilder assures her that it is just the difficulties of a relationship. Stein asks Wilder if he wishes he were in a relationship, but he denies it and jokes that he is in a relationship with his computer, as they keep working on the device together.[1][6]
  • Gert Yorkes approaches her adoptive sister to tell her that she feels proud of her for her heart and humanity in wanting to protect Topher. Hernandez confesses that she wanted a family and wanted Topher to be like a brother. Yorkes hugs Hernandez, telling her she is there for her.[1][6]
  • Yorkes goes to see Old Lace and assures her she loves her.[1][6]
  • Karolina Dean sneaks out of the Hostel.[1][6]
  • A street artist sets up equipment by a wall in Los Angeles.[1][6]
  • Jonah goes to the PRIDE members carrying Robert Minoru, who is still unconscious. He angrily drops Robert on the floor, and Tina rushes to her husband.[1][6]
  • The street artist begins her work.[1][6]
  • Karolina Dean finds and approaches her mother, and asks to learn more about her father.[1][6]
  • The street artist finishes their work, depicting a face with glowing orange eyes.[1][6]
  • Gert Yorkes sits in a hospital bed, having submitted herself for help. She is informed that her parents will be coming soon to pick her up.[1][6]
  • Jonah tells the Yorkeses, Wilders, and Tina Minoru that in 2 more days his ship will be ready and he will leave the planet, as well as leaving them, but he needs their help for a few more things. When Minoru asks what happens if they refuse, Jonah tells them that he would kill their children. When Stacey Yorkes brings up the Hernandezes' discovery that it could cause an earthquake, Jonah explains that his ship would not do so. In return for their services, Jonah agrees to give them his book, the Abstract, containing all the knowledge of his race, and to reveal to them where their children are.[1][7]
  • Leslie and Karolina Dean discuss recent events and Karolina's true heritage. Leslie tries to explain that she was only part of the sacrifices to help her, and reveals that Jonah was the one who killed Amy Minoru, to Karolina's shock.[1][7]
  • Gert Yorkes contacts Old Lace telepathically and apologizes for having left her, telling her that she left because she was worried being unstable could get their friends killed. The doctor enters the ward and calls her "Chase", as she is using a fake name to be admitted in the hospital. Janet Stein arrives, pretending to be her mother, come to visit her.[1][7]
  • Robert Minoru wakes and tells the other PRIDE members what he remembers. Stacey Yorkes proposes they trust Jonah, get the book, and start doing some good to show their children their intentions. Geoffrey Wilder reveals that Janet is working with the Abstract, and Catherine Wilder is annoyed at her husband for keeping secrets from her. The Wilders leave, with Jonah having said their role was done.[1][7]


  • While Alex Wilder works on the computer, he is approached by Nico Minoru. They talk about being the Runaways' leaders, and how they have both made decisions that were unpopular. Nico then asks Wilder for advice on apologizing to Molly Hernandez, but Wilder tells her that she is asking the wrong person, being himself unable to apologize to her after their fight regarding Amy's death. Nico goes to try again with Hernandez.[1][7]
  • Hernandez does not want to talk to Minoru, calling her judgmental, but tells her that Chase Stein and Gert Yorkes have left the Hostel.[1][7]
  • Chase Stein reunites with Yorkes, who had called him, and Yorkes reveals that she has brought his mother, Janet. The mother and son talk about the possibility of him returning home, and Chase tells her that it is not going to happen any time soon. Janet reminds him that despite the teenagers taking care of each other, his real family is her and his father. Chase abruptly goes to leave, but Janet reveals that Jonah needs another sacrifice and there is no way to stop him, and that she fears that Chase will be the victim. Chase ignores his mother and leaves with Yorkes.[1][7]
  • Frank Dean gives a speech at the Church of Gibborim, and announces the return of his wife, Leslie, to the community. Jonah watches on from the wings.[1][7]
  • Karolina Dean is practicing with her powers when she is interrupted by Nico Minoru. Minoru notices that something seems wrong and tries to talk about it. However, Dean, still reeling from her mother's revelations, snaps at Minoru, who apologizes for annoying her.[1][7]
  • Back at the Hostel, Yorkes tries to explain herself to Stein, but he explains that it has not been easy for him to live with her because she has never let him in, and she kept him out of her plans and put him through a hard time by calling her mother behind her back. Yorkes says that she needed the medication, and needed his mother to authorize it. However, Stein calls her selfish for not considering him. Hernandez arrives and tries to ask Yorkes what happened, but Stein catches her up, leaving Hernandez shocked.[1][7]
  • Karolina Dean gets advice from Alex Wilder on how to treat Nico Minoru, following her last talk with her. Dean asks him why he kept a secret related to Amy, and if it would have been better to reveal it to her right at the moment, and Wilder tells her that for Nico, Amy is a serious matter. They are interrupted by Stein, who tells them that they need to gather the group for a meeting about Jonah.[1][7]
  • In the Church of Gibborim, the Deans talk to Jonah about Karolina. Jonah starts insulting Frank, calling him weak, but Frank dismisses the offence and stands with Leslie. Jonah approaches his former lover and asks her if she is willing to let him die, but Leslie replies that she has already made a lot of sacrifices in his name and tells him he will have to do the next sacrifice by himself.[1][7]
  • The Runaways discuss the information they have learned about the next sacrifice, and everyone is disappointed in Yorkes' decision. When Hernandez questions if Stein and Yorkes had a fight, Stein expresses his wish to stop sharing room with her, and Yorkes leaves. The group] prepare to fight back and stop Jonah, and Dean says that Jonah's room is at the Church of Gibborim Executive Office, so the team decides to set up and go there. Minoru approaches Dean and asks her if she is okay with losing Jonah, but she insists she is. They briefly discuss their relationship, and Minoru suggests to her that they, too, live in separate rooms.[1][7]
  • Ambush on Geoffrey Wilder: Geoffrey Wilder boxes with his personal trainer, Jason. He then goes to get towels for the sauna, but as he does so, Jason is killed by Jonah. Jonah then ambushes Wilder and starts using his powers to drain his life energy.[1][7]
  • Janet Stein reveals to the Yorkeses that she has found a way to shut down Jonah's ship for good. However, Stacey starts panicking about what will happen if they fail and their children are attacked by Jonah, and wonders if they are okay. Stein confesses that she has seen Gert, and how Gert contacted her in order to get her medication from the hospital. Stacey becomes angry at her for not telling her about Gert, and leaves abruptly with an angered Dale.[1][7]
  • Infiltration into the Church of Gibborim Executive Office: Karolina Dean uses her powers to causes a distraction of lights at a Church of Gibborim ceremony, giving enough time for the Runaways to get into Jonah's room. They find Victor Stein in the capsule and two Dematerialization Boxes, mid-energy transfer. They open the one not containing Jonah and find Geoffrey Wilder, realizing he was chosen as the person to sacrifice. They rescue him and leave. Chase is sad that he has had to say goodbye to both his parents again in the same day. As soon as they leave, Jonah wakes.[1][7]
  • In the Hostel, Gert Yorkes tries to approach Chase Stein, but he is still angry with him.[1][7]
  • Janet Stein frees Victor from his healing capsule and tells him that it is time to work on how to shut down Jonah's ship.[1][7]
  • Catherine Wilder tries to contact her husband, but he does not pick up his phone.[1][7]
  • Alex Wilder wakes up his father, who he has tied up at the Hostel. He tells him that he will make the calls, and that Geoffrey is under his roof and will have to obey him now.[1][7]
  • Karolina Dean visits Nico Minoru, who cannot sleep. Dean confesses to Nico that she has been meeting with Jonah, and found some of her real family members down in the PRIDE Construction Site hole. However, she claims that everything is different now since she found out the truth: that Jonah killed Amy. Nico accepts a hug from her girlfriend, but is in shock.[1][7]


  • Alex Wilder talks to his father, Geoffrey, who insists that it is very dangerous to face Jonah, and that they should let PRIDE take care of him. After a brief conversation, Geoffrey reveals that there is a ship down at the bottom of the hole.[1][8]
  • Alex Wilder lets the Runaways know his father's information. When Chase Stein is doubtful, Karolina Dean reveals that she knows it is true because she has been meeting with Jonah, to everyone's anger. Dean explains that he still trusts him when he says that the only thing he wants is to leave for his home planet. Nico Minoru wonders if he is going to take Dean with him, but Dean dismisses the idea. However, Minoru and Wilder agree that it is best to leave Dean behind on the mission to destroy the construction site hole.[1][8]
  • After doing extensive research, Malcolm Ducasse visits a mugger who is suing Trish Walker. Having learned that the mugger is not the father of the child he raised, Ducasse demands a lower settlement in the lawsuit under threat of telling the child. The mugger assumes that Ducasse is bluffing, so Ducasse calls the child's cell phone and asks if his father ever taught him what a "bastard" was. The mugger pleads with Ducasse, so Ducasse stops and enters negotiations.[9][10]
  • Jonah goes to see the PRIDE members, minus the Wilders, at the PRIDE Headquarters. Catherine Wilder arrives and asks Jonah about Geoffrey's whereabouts, and he reveals that he wanted to kill him through the sacrifice, but that the Runaways saved him. He tries to convince PRIDE that he will leave that night without causing harm. When Leslie Dean asks if he will leave alone, Jonah smiles and leaves the room, saying that he expects to see them later.[1][8]
  • Karolina Dean convinces Gert Yorkes that they should attempt to rescue the Beings of Light down in the hole. They approach Wilder, who refuses. However, Minoru arrives and agrees, with the girls claiming that if they do not save them they will be just like her parents. Wilder accepts the change of plans.[1][8]
  • Alex Wilder suggests taking Geoffrey with them to the dig site for help finding out how to save the Beings of Light. The team reluctantly agree, and blindfold Geoffrey.[1][8]
  • Victor Stein watches the message on his time machine received from a future Chase, the warning him not to use the Fistigons, in order to avert the subsequent events. Victor tells Janet that he wants to form a new life with his wife and son, but Janet is uneasy, unsure if they will be able to stop Jonah. Victor reassures that everything will be fine once the Yorkeses finish their toxin.[1][8]
  • The Yorkeses prepare their substance to kill Jonah.[1][8]
  • Leslie Dean tells Frank that the "Ascension" her father described for the Church of Gibborim was referring to Jonah's spaceship, and that everything in the church has been a lie. She expresses her fears that Jonah will take Karolina with her. Jonah arrives, and Leslie tells him that she wants to be there when the ship takes off, and Jonah orders Frank to make sure everything will be all right. As Frank goes to leave, he is approached by a young man who wants to talk with him urgently, but he dismisses him.[1][8]
  • Alex hacks the Church of Gibborim armed guard trucks and redirects them to the desert so they do not get in the way of their plan.[1][8]
  • Alex and Geoffrey incapacitate the guards at the PRIDE Construction Site. The Runaways enter the site and instruct Gert Yorkes to stand watch.[1][8]
  • Jonah wonders where Karolina Dean is, and Leslie tells him she likely lied. He decides to go to the construction site, and Leslie texts the PRIDE members to hurry up with the message "Tsunami".[1][8]
  • The Yorkeses and the Steins receive Leslie Dean's text, and prepare for the attack.[1][8]
  • Attack on Frank Dean: The young man who had approached Frank Dean earlier, Oscar Gonzalez, the brother of Destiny Gonzalez, confronts Dean again, this time with a gun. Oscar is looking for information for his sister's disappearance, and has heard from the streets that the Church of Gibborim pick up runaways and some disappear, one per year. Dean tells Oscar that he has only just found about those operations himself, and tells him to come to his office with him. However, Dean attacks Oscar as soon as he turns his back on him. During the conflict, however, Oscar ends up shot by his own gun, to Dean's shock.[1][8]
  • Battle at the PRIDE Construction Site:
    • Karolina Dean helps Chase Stein, Molly Hernandez, and Nico Minoru descend to the bottom of the hole to try to free the Beings of Light, Dean's family. Stein proceeds to use his Fistigons to cut the structure of the ship.[1][8]
    • Gert Yorkes notices that Jonah and Leslie Dean have arrived. She sends a text to the rest of the team, but the ones at the bottom do not receive it, due to being underground.[1][8]
    • Chase Stein realizes that the biological structure of the ship heals itself. Jonah starts talking to the children underground from above, telling Dean to get out.[1][8]
    • PRIDE arrive at the construction site, Jonah orders one of the aliens, Xavin, to start the launching, despite the fact that the children other than Dean will likely be killed.[1][8]
    • Karolina Dean uses her powers to fly herself, Chase Stein, and Hernandez out of the hole. Nico Minoru then uses the Staff of One to fly out as well. The parents and children, PRIDE and Runaways, come face-to-facer. Victor hugs his son and whispers in his ear to follow his signal.[1][8]
    • Jonah explains his wishes to take Karolina Dean with him, but she refuses as she wants to stay on Earth with the people she cares about. The ship starts to launch, and earthquake begins, to PRIDE's dismay as Jonah said there would not be one, with Jonah explaining that he lied. He tells his daughter to leave with him if she does not want to die.[1][8]
    • The ship begins to launch, and PRIDE prepares to enact their plan. Nico Minoru tries to use the staff to stop the launch, but she is unable to. Tina then tries to, but the Staff of One no longer responds to its previous owner, now belonging to Nico. Victor Stein tells his son to attack Jonah, which Chase attempts to. When Jonah retaliates, Karolina Dean deflects the attack.[1][8]
    • Hernandez knocks Jonah over with a pole while her adoptive parents, the Yorkeses, begin to fire the toxin at the ascending ship. Jonah gets back up and uses his powers to push the members of both PRIDE and the Runaways and away. However, the damage is done; the Steins' device and Yorkeses' toxin begin to work. The ship collapses in on itself and explodes, seemingly killing all the Beings of Light within.[1][8]
    • Jonah prepares to kill the PRIDE members. Nico Minoru gets up, however, and wets the bottom of the Staff of One with the Yorkeses' toxin. She then stabs Jonah, avenging her sister's death, much to Karolina Dean's despair and everyone else's shock. Nico is relieved, but shocked at her first murder.[1][8]
    • Karolina Dean reaches her father's corpse. However, Jonah says that now they will have to "take it all". When Dean asks about what he is talking about, Jonah's spirit abandons the corpse of the man he inhabited for so many those years. The man asks where he is before dying.[1][8]
  • The parents approach their children, wanting them to return home, but Nico Minoru uses the Staff of One to make them fall asleep. The Runaways leave the scene.[1][8]
  • Trish Walker resumes her physical training at her apartment with her trainer, Adrian. After besting him in a fight, she and Adrian proceed to have sex.[9][10]


  • As sun rises, the LAPD arrive at the PRIDE Construction Site and finds Jonah's host's dead body.[1][8]
  • At the Hostel, the Runaways discuss the events of the night before and whether it changes things. Alex Wilder reminds them that even if PRIDE they worked with them to do some good, that does not change the fact that their parents are murderers.[1][8]
  • Nico Minoru approaches Karolina Dean, who is saddened by her father's death. Dean angrily says that Minoru could have made him fall asleep, but chose to kill her father instead.[1][8]
  • Trish Walker wakes up the following morning to discover that Adrian is still there, watching a news report of a woman, Madeline Brandt, who had been viciously attacked in her home by by several thugs, who also stole a valuable sculpture from her. Madeline's half-brother, Andrew Brandt, has been arrested in connection to the crime. Adrian explained that it is people like Andrew who are the reason he fights.[9][10]
  • Malcolm Ducasse arrives at Walker's apartment to get a check from her to pay off the cellphone thief. When Walker realizes the settlement is much lower than expected, Ducasse tells her what he did to get the man to back down. Ducasse says that he would have told the child everything if the mugger had not agreed to his demands, horrifying Walker. She gives him the check, but before leaving, he advises her to get her life together because people will eventually begin asking questions and looking into her.[9][10]


  • The PRIDE members gather at the PRIDE Headquarters. They make a toast for their triumph over Jonah, and are grateful that Nico Minoru killed him. The parents agree to seek out their children individually, with PRIDE disbanded.[1][11]
  • Molly Hernandez goes to see her adoptive sister Gert Yorkes. Hernandez finds that Yorkes has an application letter for a university in Massachusetts and Yorkes explains she thinks she needs to try. She also comments that Chase Stein has not forgiven her for bringing his mother to see him. Nico Minoru enters the room and asks if she can use the mirror, as the other one is in Karolina Dean's room and she would rather not to talk to her currently. However, things become awkward when Yorkes accidentally brings up Jonah's death. Minoru tells them not to worry, and that Yorkes' application for university is a good idea.[1][11]
  • Alex Wilder and Chase Stein return from picking up food for the rest of the group. They talk about their parents potentially being good people again, but Wilder reminds Stein that PRIDE are still killers. Stein tells Wilder to start looking for other options as they need to move on. Wilder then checks his phone, having sent several messages recently to Livvie.[1][11]
  • WHiH World News report on the recent earthquake, Victor Stein's return, and his enterprise Nemo's stock increase.[1][11]
  • Livvie arrives at the DA office in Los Angeles, bringing evidence to clear Darius Davis on the murder of Destiny Gonzalez.[1][11]
  • The DA office calls agent Flores and informs him on the evidence.[1][11]
  • Flores meets with Catherine Wilder and shows her the evidence, a video of Davis' location the day of Gonzalez's murder. Flores orders Anthony Wall to destroy the evidence, and Wilder orders Flores to "send a message" in order to keep Livvie quiet.[1][11]
  • In the Hostel, the Runaways decide that they need to all take a day off individually. Wilder goes to see Livvie.[1][11]
  • Attack on Livvie: Tamar leaves the hospital with her newborn son Xerxes. Alex Wilder arrives and tells Livvie that she is right, Davis has been framed by PRIDE, to Tamar's surprise. Before they can talk further, Anthony Wall starts a shooting from nearby. Tamar protects Xerxes while Wilder protects Livvie, just about staying safe.[1][11]
  • Frank Dean approaches his wife and tells her what happened with Oscar Gonzalez. He is shocked to hear that neither PRIDE nor Jonah can help him when Leslie explains about what has been happening, and Leslie informs him that she will also be closing the Church of Gibborim to move on with their lives. Frank becomes desperate because as he is panicked about having killed someone, but Leslie calms him down and tells she will call PRIDE's police contact one more time - but that he will be on his own afterwards.[1][11]
  • Livvie is interrogated by a policeman at the hospital, and tells the man that the guy who shot at them was a gang member she recognized called "AWOL". However, Tamar tells the policeman to go and question other people, then telling Livvie that AWOL is a policeman now, so the police will not investigate him, and that this attack was a warning, so they need to stop or else next time, they will be dead. Livvie goes to speak to Wilder and tells him to tell her everything he knows, and Wilder says that it is time she meets his friends.[1][11]
  • The Runaways, minus Karolina Dean, arrive at Nana B's house. They meet at the garage and Wilder suggests they hack into the Gordon Hotel's cameras in the hope of then showing that Davis was, he believes, killed by Geoffrey Wilder.[1][11]
  • Geoffrey Wilder confronts his wife for the attack, informing her that Alex was present at the shooting due to him dating Tamar's sister. He is angry at her and tells that since Darius Davis' murder, he has been unable to see her the way he did before. Geoffrey tells Catherine she has to fix the problem.[1][11]
  • Leslie Dean informs Flores about Oscar's murder and gives him money to take care of the problem. She tells him that PRIDE will no longer be requiring his services. Meanwhile, Frank takes pictures of the meeting.[1][11]
  • Infiltration into the Gordon Hotel:
    • The Runaways successfully infiltrate the Gordon Hotel. At the penthouse, where Alex will obtain the footage they need, Nico Minoru feels uncomfortable and leaves the room with Hernandez. Wilder is left with Livvie, and tells her to enjoy the luxury room while they are there.[1][11]
    • Chase Stein discovers Gert Yorkes' university application letter. They start arguing, but are interrupted when an worker enters the room. They pretend to be a couple on their honeymoon, but end up continuing fighting in front of the woman. She leaves, uncomfortable, and Stein puts the application letter in a chocolate fountain.[1][11]
  • Karolina Dean finds Vaughn Kaye, and gets his help getting into Jonah's office at the Church of Gibborim Executive Office. Dean finds a message recorded by Jonah for in case he never got to know her.[1][11]
  • Minoru and Hernandez come across the worker woman who met Stein and Yorkes as she informs a guard from the hotel that the couple that reserved the penthouse have called from Denver, meaning the couple she met were intruders. The guard tells her that LAPD called warning about some teenagers who may infiltrate the building, and Minoru and Hernandez run to alert the others.[1][11]
  • Alex Wilder manages to hack the security cameras and discovers that it was his mother, Catherine, who murdered Darius Davis.[1][11]
  • Geoffrey Wilder goes to Nana B's home, having arranged a meeting with Tamar. He gives Tamar the money that he had promised Davis and apologizes for what happened, explaining that he wishes for her to have a good life. She accepts the money, but warns him to be careful, saying that they are not straight, and that she is "just getting started".[1][11]
  • Frank Dean meets with Aura and Frances and shows them the photos he took of Leslie with Oscar Gonzalez's body, framing her for the murder.[1][11]
  • Karolina Dean returns to the Hostel and listens to Jonah's message. She learns that he took many host bodies in his time on Earth, and that the sacrifices through the Rite of Blood allowed him to stay in his current body in the hope of connecting with her, as he did not want to risk finding another host and losing the opportunity to see her.[1][11]
  • Minoru and Hernandez reach the others and tell them they have to leave. The Runaways go to escape the Gordon Hotel, with Wilder still shocked by the fact that his mother killed Davis.[1][11]
  • Capture of Molly Hernandez:
    • Molly Hernandez chooses to stay behind and use her strength to hold off the guards coming after them. She then intentionally lets herself get captured to stop them going after the others, sure that she will then just be able to escape. However, before she can, Anthony Wall and Flores arrive and stop her.[1][11]
    • The corrupts LAPD officers take Molly Hernandez in a car. The Runaways, along with Livvie, follow closely behind in their car.[1][12]
    • Hernandez is approached by Flores, who confesses he knew her parents. Flores threatens to torture her in order to find out where her friends are, but Hernandez uses her powers to free herself and beat up Flores. The Runaways, joined by Karolina Dean, arrive to save Hernandez, only to see she has already resolved the situation. The group get away.[1][12]
  • The Runaways get rid of their phones, as Flores has Hernandez's so could be tracking them. They take Livvie with them to the Hostel.[1][12]
  • A drone is sent out looking for the Runaways.[1][12]
  • Alex Wilder realizes that Livvie still has her smartphone. When she explains it has footage from the shooting, he saves all the files from the phone for her, and he and Livvie see that they got AWOL in the footage. Wilder decides to copy everything and then destroy the phone, telling her he can then make it seem like her cellphone is in the mountains of Wakanda. Livvie agrees and then asks Wilder if she can see the dinosaur, Old Lace.[1][12]
  • The drone encounters Old Lace, dropping a serum on her.[1][12]


  • Flores visits the PRIDE members and confronts them for not telling him what their children were capable of. He then says that Darius Davis' murder could lead to them and their criminals activities getting exposed and leaves. Victor Stein suggest they use their minds to create weapons that will guarantee the safety of themselves and, ultimately, their children.[1][12]
  • Gert Yorkes tries to feed Old Lace, but she rejects it. Chase Stein talks to Hernandez about Yorkes, then approaches Yorkes and offers to help her. She apologizes for her actions, and they reconcile their relationship.[1][12]
  • Livvie decides to go home, in order to not worry her sister. Wilder offers to keep her company and asks about visiting the place Livvie had once suggested to eat, but she says that Anthony Wall eats there too. Wilder suggests, however, that they go to face Wall and present the evidence they have against him. She does not want to, but Wilder says he will take his friends, without telling them the real reason for the trip.[1][12]
  • Ambush at the Simply Blossom:
    • The Runaways arrive at the Simply Blossom ready to eat, but Molly Hernandez notices that Anthony Wall has entered. Stein realizes it is not a coincidence, that Wilder has planned the encounter, but Wilder tells the Runaways to trust in him.[1][12]
    • Wilder confronts Wall and tells him he knows he participated in Darius Davis' murder. Wall gets angry and pulls out a gun, forcing all the other customers to leave and having the Runaways kneel and surrender. Nico Minoru, however, uses the Staff of One to freeze Wall and his partners, allowing them to escape. The Runaways leave and tell Wilder that they will trap their parents another way, and Wilder decides to take Livvie home.[1][12]
  • Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder discuss how they have to approach Alex, before Victor's new inventions get to the children. Geoffrey says that he is considering going to Tamar, and claims that he currently trusts her more than Catherine.[1][12]
  • Janet Stein begins to work with Robert Minoru and Victor on the items capable of tracking their children down.[1][12]
  • LAPD and AWOL discuss their respective failures at catching the Runaways. AWOL angrily confronts Flores for not telling him about the children's powers, but Flores reminds AWOL of his authority, and AWOL leaves, annoyed.[1][12]
  • Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder visit Tamar, who agrees to call them when she finds out where the kids are. However, when they leave, Tamar enters her home and talks to AWOL, who had already visited her. She agrees to give him intel on PRIDE's activities in order to take them down.[1][12]
  • Tina Minoru is briefly overcome by the possession of one of the Beings of Light from the construction site. She is acting differently when she approached by Robert. Once he mentions that Nico was the one who killed Jonah, Tina returns to normal.[1][12]
  • Geoffrey Wilder attacks Flores and asks why he had not let them know when AWOL's squad found the Runaways. Flores explains that he did not get the call either and that AWOL is dangerous as he tends to act on his own.[1][12]
  • Alex Wilder and Livvie enter Tamar's home, only to run into AWOL, and Tamar insists he only wants to talk. Wilder agrees to talk with him in private.[1][12]
  • Dale Yorkes visits his wife, Stacey, who is doing research. Stacey is rude to him and claims that she is doing a solo project and should be left alone. When he goes upstairs, Stacey returns to normal, having also been possessed.[1][12]
  • Old Lace is acting frantic and not responding to Yorkes anymore.[1][12]
  • AWOL tells Wilder that Flores has a lot of evidence against the PRIDE members as his insurance. Wilder offers AWOL to help him put Flores and PRIDE behind bars in return for the video of him shooting at the hospital never being released. They make a deal as Livvie enters, angry at Wilder for letting AWOL get away with his crimes. Wilder says that it is the only way to beat his parents and PRIDE, but Livvie disagrees with the plan and tells him that he is behaving just like his parents, making him leave the house.[1][12]



  • Livvie visits the Hostel and informs the Runaways of Wilder's plan. Wilder wakes and walks in on their discussion, and the team express their complete disapproval. They tell him he should not be making such decisions and plans alone, but Wilder calls them hypocrites for their accusations when they have done such things themselves.[1][12]
  • Anthony Wall visits PRIDE and informs them about the file Flores had on them. AWOL offers to get rid of Flores and become the new chief at the LAPD office, then work for them and bring their children in. PRIDE agrees.[1][12]
  • Assassination of Flores: Flores goes looking for AWOL at the Simply Blossom and heads to the back freezer room. AWOL reveals he is hiding there with a gun, then shoots the pipes to freeze Flores to death.[1][12]
  • Alex Wilder calls AWOL, who tells him that the plans have changed and he will not meet with him.[1][12]
  • Karolina Dean hears a voice calling to her. When she goes to find out who is calling, she runs into Nico Minoru, and they finally end up talking, but Dean avoids a proper reconciliation.[1][12]


  • Gert Yorkes and Old Lace become very sick at the same time. Yorkes collapses and Stein worries that they are both dying.[1][12]
  • Kidnapping of Livvie: Following PRIDE's orders, AWOL breaks into Tamar's house and kidnaps Livvie so he can get her information on the Runaways' location.[1][12]
  • Attack on Reid Pearson.[10]


  • AWOL forces Livvie to tell him the Runaways' location, threatening the lives of Tamar and Xerxes. Livvie reveals the location of the Hostel.[1][14]
  • The Runaways try to take care of Gert Yorkes and Old Lace, who are very sick.[1][14]
  • Alex Wilder starts to investigate what is happening with Old Lace, as her condition is seemingly also affecting Yorkes. The team discovers that AWOL and his squad has arrived at the Hostel through one of their security cameras, and that Livvie is with them as a threat. They discuss how they might be able to save both Livvie and themselves.[1][14]
  • Leslie Dean prepares to dismantle the Church of Gibborim, getting rid of their oldest books. Frank finds her and confronts her, refusing to dismantle the church as he claims he has done a lot for it. Leslie asks if Frank's desire is to be a family, which he confirms, and she says he has to choose either that or the church. When she leaves, Frank starts taking everything out of the skip.[1][14]
  • Siege of the Hostel: Nico Minoru puts up a protective spell to shield the Hostel from being seen. AWOL threatens to kill Livvie if Alex Wilder does not come out with his friends and bring the video tape of him shooting at the hospital. When Wilder attempts to leave and give in, Hernandez uses her powers to knock him to the ground.[1][14]
  • Janet Stein talks to Victor about her concern that PRIDE has agreed to make dangerous weapons in order to get their children back, but Victor says that it is the only way to bring them in. Janet eventually agrees, then accidentally breaks something. Surprisingly to her, her husband is understanding and talks with her calmly, saying that he needs her as she is very useful. They start kissing and end up having sex in the lab.[1][14]
  • The Runaways try to negotiate with AWOL, telling him that the footage will be given to him if he frees Livvie. He agrees to take it only if Minoru is the one that gives him the footage, which the team realize is to make sure the shield goes down. When they refuse, AWOL starts shocking Livvie with a taser to torture her. Wilder tells the team a new plan he has come up with to get themselves a hostage. The first step: to get Gert Yorkes and Old Lace out of danger. Hernandez takes Old Lace, while Stein takes Yorkes.[1][14]
  • Victor Stein reenters his lab and sees everything has been made a mess. He asks Janet what happened and she answers that they made love an hour ago, which Victor does not believe, claiming he would always want a clean lab. Janet asks Victor what he remembers and he says that he only remembers waking and then seeing the lab in a mess. When Victor realizes that he is not feeling like himself, he decides to get some sleep.[1][14]
  • Aura and Frances visit Leslie Dean. When she brings up the subject of closing the Church of Gibborim, the women become angry and try to remind Dean that the church is a family and is not just about its leadership. Vaughn Kaye overhears.[1][14]
  • Chase Stein manages to drive Gert Yorkes and Old Lace away from the Hostel. Alex Wilder draws AWOL's attention as Minoru removes the shield on the Hostel. Wilder lures AWOL through the ceiling, and when he gets into the Hostel, Nico Minoru uses the Staff of One to create a fortress around them, cutting his rope and making AWOL their hostage.[1][14]
  • Tina Minoru arrives at the Steins' laboratory. She acts strange and makes Janet Stein uncomfortable, and Janet walks out. Victor arrives at the lab and asks Minoru if she is really her. When she says "no", Victor responds that he, too, is not the real Victor Stein. They embrace, the Beings of Light possessing them happy to be reunited.[1][14]
  • At the Hostel, Hernandez, Dean, and Wilder face AWOL, who claims that they will not win their fight as his team has them surrounded and their parents have power through money and resources. When AWOL insults Livvie, Wilder starts using the Fistigons to suffocate him. The girls push Wilder away, and he apologizes for his behavior, stunned at himself, and leaves.[1][14]
  • Dean follows Wilder, and he explains to her that the only way to get rid of this situation could be by making hard calls, possibly killing the people trying to kill them. Dean is disgusted and claims that she has to think it over.[1][14]
  • Nico Minoru begins to feel that the Staff of One is taking over her. She claims that the reason she killed Jonah is because the staff told her that it was the right thing to do. She screams that she will not be able to keep the spell up any longer as the staff is causing her pain. Wilder and Dean return, and Wilder suggests letting AWOL's squad in.[1][14]
  • Yorkes wakes up only to find her parents, Dale and Stacey Yorkes, who are happy that she has been returned to them.[1][14]
  • As Chase Stein stands by, having delivered Gert Yorkes and Old Lace to Gert's parents for help, Stacey reveals that she was the one who sent a drone with a toxin for Old Lace, but she was not aware that Gert would get sick too. Dale is angry at his wife for her actions. When Stacey goes to administer the cure to Yorkes, Stein stops her and comments that Old Lace is the one who needs curing, with she and Gert sharing more than just a telepathic connection. Dale takes the antidote from Stacey and uses it on Old Lace. Stacey then faces Stein and says that he does not know anything about biology or her daughter.[1][14]
  • Wilder orders Minoru to shut down the shield, which she does. The plan is to use the Staff of One and disarm AWOL's men of their guns. However, when the men are let inside, Minoru fails to do her part as she collapses from the effort of the shield spell. Wilder and Dean are forced to protect Minoru and fight back AWOL's men while Hernandez goes to get Livvie.[1][14]
  • Hernandez rescues Livvie and they return to the Hostel to help in the fight.[1][14]
  • When AWOL and his men corner Wilder and Dean, the Staff of One, which channels power from the Dark Dimension, returns itself to Minoru and reinvigorates her. She uses its power to make the squad members disappear entirely, and all the team are left shocked, as Minoru finds herself weak again.[1][14]
  • Chase Stein takes care of Gert Yorkes as she recovers. Yorkes asks him when they are going to leave, and he says once she is fully recovered. He insists that she needs to have more faith in her parents, but Yorkes claims that they are evil and they do not change, something that is corroborated when Stein discovers that they have been locked in the room with no way to leave.[1][14]
  • Wilder tries to comfort Livvie. She apologizes and tells him that she did what she did in order to protect her family, and that he should do the same.[1][14]
  • At the Church of Gibborim, a "reconditioning" ceremony is prepared for Leslie Dean, who is brought to the room by Vaughn Kaye. He locks the room, trying to be loyal to the church, and Frank, Aura and Frances led the ceremony. Leslie screams for help but no one comes to her aid.[1][14]
  • On the streets of Los Angeles, Victor Stein, possessed by one of the Gibborim who escaped the destruction of Jonah's ship, the same as Tina Minoru, starts posting notices in their language telling any others out there to come to him and Minoru.[1][14]


  • Xavin wanders Los Angeles and shape-shifts into a passer-by.[1][15]
  • At the Church of Gibborim, Frank Dean tries to convince Leslie to believe in their faith again, but she refuses to. Frank then instructs for Leslie to be taken to the Crater.[1][15]
  • Dale and Stacey Yorkes take breakfast to Chase Stein and Gert Yorkes, who are trying to figure out how to escape. While Gert talks with her parents, Stein starts drinking the orange juice. Too late, Gert tries to alert him that it might be poison, as Stein loses consciousness.[1][15]
  • Molly Hernandez tries to celebrate her birthday, which had been the day before, with a muffin. Alex Wilder finds her and when she explains that it was her birthday, he tries to help her celebrate, but she rejects it and says that she also does not want a "quinceañera" celebration. Hernandez says that she would want to celebrate it with family like Yorkes, which causes Wilder to realize that Stein must have taken Yorkes to her parents for help.[1][15]
  • Karolina Dean approaches Nico Minoru, who is resting, but Minoru does not want Dean's help and tells her to go. When Dean leaves the room, she starts hearing the same voice she heard before. She is approached by Hernandez and Wilder, who tell her they have figured out where Stein and Yorkes are being held.[1][15]
  • Leslie Dean is taken to the Crater, a place where the Church of Gibborim try to reindoctrinate their people. There, she is taken to a nameless woman. Dean claims that she does not believe in their faith. The woman tries to give her a nameless label moniker, but Dean insists that her name is Leslie Ellerh Dean. She asks for a glass of water as she has not slept or eaten overnight, but then faints.[1][15]
  • The Yorkeses inject Chase Stein with a serum that makes it difficult to lie. They try to make him reveal where the Runaways where hiding, but are interrupted when Tina Minoru arrives, sent by PRIDE.[1][15]
  • Xavin arrives at the Church of Gibborim Executive Office and asks Vaughn Kaye about Karolina Dean's whereabouts. They asks him to show them something that Dean has touched so they can track find her, but Kaye finds this strange. When he turns his back on her, Xavin disappears.[1][15]
  • At the Crater, Leslie Dean wakes and talks with the woman who met earlier. Dean says that if her father was still alive and discovered what Jonah was, he would have wanted to destroy the Church too. The woman, whose alias is S4E2R, tells Dean that she would need an army to destroy the church, and that it would be too much stress for her baby. Dean is shocked to find out someone knows she is pregnant, having not revealed it to anyone.[1][15]
  • The Yorkeses try to interrogate Stein, but he gets sidetracked and does not give them any information. When Tina Minoru says that this is not useful and goes to call the other PRIDE members, Stacey holds a gun to her and tells her to go to the basement, saying she will not ruin their opportunity to get her girls back home. Stacey takes Minoru downstairs.[1][15]
  • Janet Stein visits her husband as he leaves the clinic. Victor claims that what Jonah did to him really helped as he no longer has brain cancer, nor any trace of the gunshot he received. Janet is still skeptical about the only way to bring back the kids being by force, but Victor says that it necessary.[1][15]
  • Wilder, Dean, and Hernandez arrive at the Yorkeses' mansion. They decide to enter and rescue the others by force.[1][15]
  • Stein wakes and sees Yorkes, who is worried about him. Tina Minoru, possessed with a Gibborim, starts to talk to them, and reveals that PRIDE is making a new arsenal to fight against them and neutralize their abilities.[1][15]
  • Rescue of Gert Yorkes and Chase Stein:
    • Hernandez, Dean, and Wilder surprise the Yorkeses and force them to surrender. Stacey Yorkes, who is glad to see Hernandez, wishes her a happy birthday, which Hernandez confirms to Dean was the day before. Dean and Hernandez go to the basement to rescue Yorkes, Stein, and Old Lace while Wilder stays to keep the Yorkeses under control with the Fistigons.[1][15]
  • Hernandez and Dean break into the basement and explain that AWOL and his team were defeated. The Runaways gather the three PRIDE members in the basement and force them to stay down while they leave. Once Hernandez has freed Old Lace, the team leaves, but Old Lace stays and threatens the Yorkeses. Dale Yorkes manages to tranquilize her as Minoru runs away.[1][15]
  • The Runaways decide they have to leave Old Lace behind so they can escape, which saddens Yorkes.[1][15]
  • Nico Minoru prepares her room at the Hostel for a Wiccan ritual to no longer suffer, be hurt, or cause hurt. She decides to hide the Staff of One, the cause of all her recent pains, inside a wall.[1][15]
  • Leslie Dean sneaks into the Church of Gibborim's Crater office and searches the files for the woman who has been treating her. She discovers that the woman is her estranged mother.[1][15]
  • Leslie Dean approaches her mother, whom she had been told was forced to leave the church, and tells her that she never told anyone about her pregnancy because she was scared of it, not wanting to fail as a mother again, and says she imagines she feels the same. Her mother, who is meditating, does not answer. Leslie calls her by her name, Susan, and Susan Ellerh finally reacts, becoming angry at her for saying her name, as it goes against the person who she is now. Ellerh starts calling for the guards.[1][15]
  • Victor Stein ignores a call from the clinic, having in fact never attended his appointment. He tells his wife, Janet, that he is planning on using the telephone lines to make multiple calls, then through voice recognition start detecting Chase's line. Janet is amazed at Victor's intelligence and compliments him. He kisses her.[1][15]
  • In the Hostel, Hernandez asks her friends why they are not feeling awful or are willing to cry because of everything that has happened recently. While Karolina Dean says that they are being strong for her, Chase Stein claims that is also because they do not want to accept the truth. Wilder agrees and tells them that they need to relax, suggesting they throw Hernandez a quinceañera. Minoru agrees and says that they have enough money thanks to AWOL's squad. Hernandez says that they cannot have a party without Old Lace, but Yorkes reminds her that they can do another one once she comes back. Hernandez is delighted.[1][15]
  • The Runaways go to a local market and start to buy clothes, ornaments, lights, and food for the event that night. Hernandez asks Stein to be her chambelan for her party, and Stein accepts, not knowing what it actually is. Xavin arrives and approaches Dean, touching her forearm and saying that they were looking for her. Dean asks if she knows them, but when Yorkes calls Dean to help them choose the music, Xavin disappears. Dean recognizes Xavin's voice as the mysterious one that she has been hearing at the Hostel and tries to look out for them, but fails.[1][15]
  • Back at the Hostel, Alex Wilder and Chase Stein talk briefly about how the Yorkeses behaved, and Stein says that he understands that their parents love them in their own way, and is unsure if he wants to keep fighting because they are people they cannot beat or outrun. Wilder replies that he is still willing to do anything he can to put his parents behind bars due to the awful things they have done.[1][15]
  • Victor Stein enacts his plan and starts listening to every call made in the area close to where the children are supposed to be. The signal catches one of the Hostel's phones and Chase answers, triggering the voice recognition. Victor picks up the phone and talks to his son, telling him that he is very sick but his mother does not know it yet, and that he wants to see him one last time before time runs out. Wilder interrupts and asks Stein if everything is okay, and Stein keeps the call a secret. When he tries to go back to the call, it has shut off.[1][15]
  • The Runaways hold Molly Hernandez's quinceañera. Together, they have a shared rare beautiful moment, but Stein sneaks off to pack.[1][15]
  • The Yorkeses decide to set Old Lace free in order to help track down the Runaways, and agree that afterwards they will kill the dinosaur.[1][15]
  • Yorkes goes to see Stein and thanks him for making Hernandez happy, but she notices that he is packing, and he admits he is about to leave. Yorkes calms herself and forces Stein to tell everyone in the group first.[1][15]
  • Chase Stein says goodbye to his friends and tells that he has to leave because he does not feel that he belongs with them anymore. Everyone is left heartbroken, especially Hernandez and Yorkes.[1][15]
  • Chase Stein meets with his parents, who welcome him back.[1][15]


  • Leslie Dean wakes from a nightmare about her mother being taken away, and her own struggles with motherhood.[1][16]



  • Vaughn Kaye calls Karolina Dean and informs her of her mother's whereabouts and his worries about the situation.[1][16]
  • The Runaways eat and discuss how to proceed after Chase Stein's departure, watched by Xavin without their knowledge. They decide that they doubt Stein would at least willfully reveal their location. Dean approaches them and asks for help rescuing her mother from the Crater. While the others consider helping, Wilder refuses.[1][16]



  • Chase Stein, back in his old home, comes to breakfast and is greeted by his mother, Janet, who assures him that he did the right thing by returning home. However, when she mentions the possibility of revealing his friends' location, he refuses. Victor arrives and offers his son a chance to intern at PRIDE, as he means to show that without Jonah, they can be the benefit organization they always wanted to be. Wanting to spend more time with his father, Chase agrees.[1][16]
  • Taking Chase Stein outside, Victor explains about his sickness. Not realizing that he is being possessed, he confesses that he is seemingly blacking out and doing things he never decided to do, and shows Chase that his skin is slowly dying. Victor claims that he only wants to spend more time with his family.[1][16]
  • Leslie Dean is taken to Frank, the new leader of the Church of Gibborim. They argue about their roles in the church's success, and Leslie finally realizes that her husband only wants attention and to be admired, something that he did not obtain while being an actor. Frank replies that all he wanted was to have a family, but Leslie claims that is not true, that he only wanted to be part of her family and is missing what is truly important. She reveals to Frank that she is pregnant and does not know whose baby it is, his Jonah's. She says that she can take a DNA test, but that she will not return to the Crater room where she is being kept.[1][16]
  • Alex Wilder goes to meet with Livvie, but is instead met by Tamar. Wilder takes the gun that Darius Davis took from him weeks ago, with the intention of framing his parents and getting justice for Davis. Tamar says Wilder should consider his relationship with Livvie over.[1][16]
  • Nico Minoru recovers the Staff of One, but is still influenced by the Dark Dimension's power.[1][16]
  • Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, and Molly Hernandez decide to rescue Leslie from the Church of Gibborim. Karolina informs them that Vaughn Kaye will help them too. As they talk, they are again unknowingly watched by Xavin.[1][16]
  • Kaye joins the girls on their way to rescue Leslie Dean.[1][16]
  • Chase arrives at the PRIDE Headquarters, where he overhears Megan and Mary, who are massively confused after having the weapons tested on them.[1][16]
  • PRIDE discusses what to do with Chase Stein now that he has returned. While the Yorkeses want to test the truth serum on him again, Victor has other plans in min, which he begins to share with the rest of the PRIDE members.[1][16]
  • Kaye and the Runaways trio arrive at the Crater. Karolina Dean decides to confront Frank, believing she knows how to manipulate him.[1][16]
  • Karolina Dean visits her father in his office, and starts saying things she knows Frank will be wanting to hear. Frank is happy to see his daughter back and says that now they can guide the church together. When Karolina asks about her mother's role, Frank answers that she has lost her way. Karolina asks to see her but Frank refuses. Karolina says that if he keeps her away and forces her to stay in a place where she does not want to be, she will be dragged into darkness, and insists that she is the only one who can rescue her mother and bring her to the light. Frank claims to finally accept to take her to where her mother is.[1][16]
  • Frank Dean takes his daughter to a room, but outsmarts her and locks her away, telling her that her powers will not be helpful as there is nothing electronic around. Karolina tells Frank that this is not who he was, but he replies that he is now the person who she and her mother have forced him to become.[1][16]
  • A while later, Karolina Dean's door is unlocked approached by S2E4R, Susan, who has finally remembered who she was. Susan tells Karolina of how Jonah distorted the vision that she and David Ellerh had for the church, and that she was kept away once Jonah turned his eyes on her daughter, Leslie. She proceeds to help Karolina, in order to save Leslie.[1][16]
  • Vaughn Kaye spies for Minoru and Hernandez, then informs them that Dean has gone deeper into the compound. Minoru and Hernandez are worried, and Hernandez convinces Minoru to use the Staff of One. She reluctantly agrees to, but only if necessary.[1][16]
  • Susan Ellerh takes Karolina Dean to her mother, who is delighted to see her daughter. Susan's plan is to help take the church back from Frank by putting Karolina and Leslie as the leaders, but Leslie says that she wants to end the church, not guide it. Karolina tries to convince Susan to help them escape, and she reluctantly agrees.[1][16]
  • In the Hostel, Gert Yorkes visits Alex Wilder. She says that Wilder is trying to get vengeance, and that it is a bad idea, but Wilder asserts that he wants justice. Yorkes suddenly feels hungry.[1][16]
  • In the Yorkeses' basement, Old Lace is hungry, which forces the Yorkeses to feed her.[1][16]
  • While Old Lace eats, her telepathic connection with Yorkes causes her to burp. Wilder tells her that he really wants her to leave his room, but Yorkes realizes that it is because of her connection to Old Lace, realizing that she is okay.[1][16]
  • Rescue of Leslie Dean:
    • Susan Ellerh manages to escort her daughter and granddaughter to the edge of the facility, but they are stopped by Frank Dean. Karolina uses her powers to convince the believers from the Church of Gibborim that she is one of the angels that their founder, David Ellerh, wrote about in his books. All the believers are bewildered but delighted, treating her as the One. They let Karolina and Leslie go, but Susan chooses to stay to purge the church of Frank's corruption, saddening Leslie, who wanted her to stay with them.[1][16]
    • The group leaves the facility as Frank is taken to the reconditioning by the members of the church, who consider him a heretic.[1][16]
  • The Runaways take Leslie Dean to the Hostel, which angers Alex Wilder, since it had not been agreed upon. Minoru decides that Dean has to stay, given her pregnancy and that she knows the Hostel's location, and Wilder leaves the room, frustrated. Dean thanks the Runaways for rescuing her, and Hernandez gives her a new room in the Hostel.[1][16]
  • Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean talk about the amazing thing Dean did back at the compound. Minoru confesses that she is scared of the Staff of One and of what she might be able to do with it. Dean tries to comfort her and says that may be the darkness that she channels by using the staff comes from within her, and that she might have to embrace who she really is. She kisses her as they reconcile.[1][16]
  • Chase Stein notices suspicious items, and starts to think that he messed up by returning to his parents. However, before he sends a message to Gert, he is approached by his father, Victor, who agrees to show him what really happens behind the locked door at the PRIDE Headquarters.[1][16]
  • Stein is taken to meet all the PRIDE members. They admit that they have done terrible things under Jonah's control, but claim that now they want to redeem themselves and give everything to their children, so they can do right by them and amend their errors. They say that the only way to do it is by Stein taking the first step and joining PRIDE. Stein agrees, but makes his father promise that they will not hurt his friends. Chase Stein joins the ranks of PRIDE.[1][16]
  • Inspired by Karolina Dean's glow, a street artist spray-paints a mural of her as an angel.[1][16]
  • Xavin enters Karolina Dean's room at the Hostel, shape-shifted as Gert Yorkes so as not to alarm her. They then change into the form that Dean met before, and reveals that they are Dean's betrothed.[1][16]
  • Xavin tells Karolina Dean their story, about how they were betrothed due to a prophecy. Xavin says to Dean that their destinies are entwined. Dean asks to be able to at least read the prophecy. Xavin, however, starts to propose, but they are interrupted by Nico Minoru, who enters wanting to know what is happening.[1][17]
  • At the PRIDE Headquarters, the PRIDE members try to get Chase Stein to convince the Runaways to return to them. Chase claims that they will not return without a fight, and will not listen to him because he left them. Robert Minoru insists that there is no reason for them to keep hiding, as Jonah is gone, and the parents only want a second chance. Chase replies that for the others, it does not change the fact that they are killers, to Catherine Wilder's annoyance considering they have also done bad things. Victor tells his son that he has to give it a try, because one way or another they are going to bring them back. Chase points out that he promised his friends would not get hurt, but Janet says that no one will get hurt if he succeeds. Minoru agrees with the idea, reminding him that PRIDE has the weapons to take on them by force if necessary. Dale Yorkes adds that this is their last act of diplomacy, which is supported by every member of PRIDE, including Stacey, who claims that otherwise their only choice will be war.[1][17]


  • In the morning, Leslie Dean gets to know Xavin, who is delighted by Earth's food.[1][17]
  • The Runaways discuss about letting their new guests stay in the Hostel. Alex Wilder gets a call from Chase Stein, who tries to convince them to agree to a meeting, as he says that PRIDE is preparing to attack them and he wants to avoid that from happening. Despite everyone else's disapproval, Wilder agrees to decide a meeting point.[1][17]
  • After Wilder hangs up the phone, Chase Stein is approached by his father, Victor, who realizes that the weapons that PRIDE has decided to use on their children have been updated and are now more dangerous. Victor wonders who could have done that, fearing his illness is worsening, losing bursts of memory and forgetting most of the things he supposedly does. Chase tries to comfort his father and begs him to change the specifications back, but his father says that the weapons have already been made.[1][17]
  • Karolina Dean approaches her mother, Leslie, and tells her that she has to leave and be a better mother to her upcoming baby. Leslie asks if she will ever forgive her, and Karolina says that forgiveness is earned through actions, not words. Leslie comments that the Church of Gibborim will try to search her after her display of her powers, which seemed to confirm every teaching of the Book of Gibborim, and that she is the new head of the church. Karolina says that she is not ready to fit into that role, and Leslie offers to help, but not if she pushes her away. They are interrupted by Xavin and Nico Minoru, who are arguing since Xavin wants to go with the Runaways to meet with Chase Stein, but Minoru refuses. Xavin insists that they haves to protect their betrothed, but Minoru says that Karolina needs no protection, and having her is enough. Karolina convinces Xavin to stay at the Hostel and take care of it and her mother. Xavin says is an honor, and Karolina also asks them to stop calling her their "betrothed".[1][17]
  • The Runaways meet with Chase Stein. Stein notes that Wilder is wearing the Fistigons, which Wilder comments is a precaution. Stein reveals PRIDE's plans to take them by force, and also comments that they are willing to leave the organization to them, so they can start to use PRIDE's resources to help others, as PRIDE should have done from the beginning. The Runaways refuse, leaving Stein disappointed, knowing what willo happen next.[1][17]
  • Chase Stein is called by Tina Minoru, who asks if the Runaways accepted their offer, which he reluctantly denies. Stein says that he wants to try talking individually to Wilder, but Minoru replies that it is too late and calls the other PRIDE members to act and engage in the fight with their children. Minoru engages the drones.[1][17]
  • Chase of the Runaways:
    • When the Runaways notice the drones coming for them, Wilder realizes that Stein was followed. The group start to run and try to avoid the drones. They then attempt to fight back, but realize that the drones are affecting Nico Minoru's ability to speak - thus neutralizing her control over the Staff of One - are immune to Dean's powers, and compromise the technology behind the Fistigons. The team decides to separate. Wilder goes on his own, Hernandez and Yorkes escape together, and so do Dean and Minoru. The drones follow them.[1][17]
    • Dean and Minoru manage to destroy one of the drones by making it crash into a closed gate. They are found by another drone, but it is out of darts. Dean realizes that if they separate, one of them will manage to escape completely. Minoru does not want to, but Dean comforts her by giving her a kiss. Dean tells her that they will meet at the Hostel in an hour, and proceeds to escape before Minoru can manage to tell her that she loves her.[1][17]
    • Tina uses the drone to follow Dean, and informs the Yorkeses on their daughters' location, garnered from another drone.[1][17]
    • Hernandez steals a young man's scooter and throws it at two drones, managing to destroy them. Yorkes realizes she met him before, at the gala weeks earlier, and he reintroduces himself as Earl. The sisters are found by their parents and proceed to run.[1][17]
    • Alex Wilder tricks a car wash into giving him someone's car keys, then uses it to try to lose the drone. The Wilder parents find him and start chasing him in their car. However, when Alex starts making dangerous maneuvers in order to avoid the drone, the Wilder parents order Tina Minoru to shut down the drone for his safety, pointing out that they already know where Alex is. Minoru obeys and the Wilders continue chasing their son.[1][17]
  • At the Hostel, Xavin transforms themselves into Karolina Dean, trying to make Leslie Dean feel comfortable, but Leslie says that it is not the way to do it. Xavin asks why Karolina has not responded yet to their attempts to make her fall in love with them, and Leslie claims that human relationships are not that simple, and that they have had bad experience with aliens and Karolina is too young for that kind of commitment. When Leslie suggests Xavin start their own life and then return to then see what happens, Xavin says that Leslie will need their help when the Magistrate and the others return for her baby, who has a Gibborim royal lineage. Leslie realizes that the Magistrate is Jonah, which Xavin confirms, commenting that he and his family survived the ship's explosion and now they are in possession of new hosts. Xavin says that they are a Xartan, and that the Magistrates's Gibborim family are problematic. Leslie asks if the Runaways' meeting is one Jonah's ways to bring Karolina back to him, and Xavin says that it is very possible.[1][17]
  • Victor Stein, who is possessed by Jonah, arrives at Karolina Dean's hiding place.[1][17]
  • At the Stein Mansion, Janet Stein approaches her son and asks how he is feeling. He feels bad that his friends hate him and soon will not remember him. When Janet says that sometimes is better to keep in a secret in order to avoid further problems, Chase gets angry and claims that way of thinking was what caused all their problems to begin with. He says that they have to stop keeping secrets, and decides to tell his mother that his father is sick, and that his skin is flaking and turning white. Janet starts to think that Jonah's healing algorithm and Victor's injection of Jonah's DNA could be turning Victor into an alien like Jonah. Chase asserts that they have to stop it, and tells his mother to follow him as Victor may have already invented the cure.[1][17]
  • Victor Stein approaches Karolina Dean, trying to convince her to come with him and make things easier. Dean blasts him with her powers.[1][17]
  • Mike on a Bike tries to steal Victor Stein's car, but is surprised when he turns and sees Xavin, taking his form.[1][17]
  • Victor Stein uses weapons to create a field that neutralizes Karolina Dean's powers. He is distracted when Mike on a Bike appears to walk in and break the field. Xavin returns to their usual form and says that is their duty to save their betrothed. Jonah, who is possessing Stein, expresses his frustration, having thought that they died in the explosion. Jonah uses his powers to knock Xavin down, and Dean realizes that Stein's body is possessed by her father and approaches him. Jonah confirms her suspicious, and reminds her that he decided to take everything, saying it includes her as he uses his powers to knock her out. Jonah then realizes that Xavin has escaped.[1][17]
  • The Yorkes parents find their daughters in a store. Hernandez and Gert decide to go in different directions, as Dale Yorkes goes after Hernandez and Stacey after Gert. Hernandez manages to avoid Dale by telling people he is a pedophile, causing them to stop him, allowing her to escape. However, Gert is caught by her mother, who is again controlled by one of the Gibborim. She knocks Gert out and Dale rejoins her.[1][17]
  • The Wilder parents pursue their son on foot, through the streets of a Chinese market. He manages to avoid them, and as they look for him, Alex takes Darius Davis' gun and aims at them from above.[1][17]
  • Nico Minoru arrives at the PRIDE Headquarters to confront her parents and destroy the devices they are using to chase her friends. Tina, however, uses a subsonic wave generator to again scramble Nico's brain and stop her from using the staff. Knowing that she is not capable of casting a spell, Nico fights her mother. Robert arrives and gets into the fight as well, imploring his daughter to return. As Nico decides to fight nonetheless, her parents decide they have no option but to beat their daughter down.[1][17]
  • The Minoru parents defeat Nico. However, Nico manages to channel power from the Dark Dimension, turning the skin around her eyes dark purple, silver, and cracked. Robert asks Tina what has she done to their daughter, but Tina claims that she has done nothing, but has seen it happening before. Nico uses her powers to cause a blast in the facility, shattering windows and knocking her parents down, then escapes. Tina tells Robert that she did not tell him everything about the nature of the Staff of One. When she notices that he has been seriously hurt by a glass shard, she goes to call emergency services.[1][17]
  • Alex Wilder shoots the gun and calls LAPD. His parents catch up to him, and he explains that, with Tamar's help, he has framed them for the gunshot sound. LAPD arrive and Alex leaves. The police state that they have found a gun, warm from being fired, and arrest Catherine and Geoffrey.[1][17]
  • Jonah, using Victor Stein's body, arrives at the Stein Mansion. Janet and Chase realize that he has Karolina Dean, unconscious. Chase tries to use a prototype he found of the device "Victor" used on Dean on his father, but he reveals that the suit he is wearing protects him from the device. Janet works out that it is Jonah in Victor's body, and Jonah then uses his powers to knock the Steins out.[1][17]
  • Jonah places Dean and the Steins into the Healing Algorithm. They each live out a fantasy world. Chase singlehandedly saves the Runaways from PRIDE, Janet is successful in a happy marriage with Victor, and Dean marries Nico Minoru.[18]
  • With his wife acting erratic and not like herself, Dale Yorkes drives the kidnapped Gert and Old Lace out of the city without her.[1][17]
  • Jonah reunites with his wife and daughter, who are possessing Stacey Yorkes and Tina Minoru respectively. When the Magistrate's daughter questions where her brother is, Jonah and his wife realize that he is likely in possession of one of the Runaways.[1][17]
  • Nico Minoru, Molly Hernandez, and Alex Wilder return to the Hostel. There, they are informed by Xavin that Jonah is alive, as well as his family, and that they have to kill them all in order to rescue Karolina Dean, which they say will be difficult, but not impossible.[1][17]
  • At the Steins' laboratory, Jonah tells his wife and daughter that their hosts' bodies are fragile and they need to use humans' energy to stay strong. He comments that humans refrigerate their food before eating, so is using healing chambers for the same purpose. Jonah asks his family which human in the chambers looks "tastiest": Janet Stein, Chase Stein, or Karolina Dean.[1][17]
  • Dale and Gert arrive at the Yorkes cabin. Dale ties Gert to a chair and locks Old Lace in a cage.[18][19]
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  • Nico Minoru has a dream in which she wanders through the Dark Dimension, calling out for Karolina Dean. She instead finds AWOL, who forgives her for banishing him to the Dark Dimension, claiming to be happy there.[18][20]
  • AWOL disappears, turning into crows, and is replaced by Morgan le Fay, who offers help in finding Dean. le Fay tells Minoru that Dean is alive, but trapped somewhere.[18][20]
  • Minoru wakes up from her dream and goes to tell the rest of the Runaways the news.[18][20]
  • Xavin tries to use her psychic abilities to find Dean, but fails due to a barrier being placed between them. This upsets Molly Hernandez and Leslie Dean.[18][20]
  • Minoru tells the others about her dream, but they are hesitant to accept it as evidence that their friends are alive.[18][20]
  • Alex Wilder calls the others into his area of the Hostel to watch the news feed of PRIDE's press conference.[18][20]
  • The Magistrate, his wife, and his daughter hold a press conference in which they address the damage done during Minoru's battle against her parents at a PRIDE facilities. They refer to the damage as a gas leak, and reveal that Robert Minoru was critically injured.[18][20]
  • Xavin recognizes that the Magistrate's family has possessed the three PRIDE members in the press conference: Victor Stein, Tina Minoru, and Stacey Yorkes.[18][20]
  • She explains that when a Gibborim takes a human host, the two battle for control until the human is extinguished completely. She also explains that it makes sense that the Magistrate's family would possess the nearest host when their ship blew up.[18][20]
  • The Magistrate's Wife demanded that her son return to them. The Runaways realize that this means he's still out there.[18][20]
  • The Gibborim denounce the charges against Geoffrey and Catherine Wilder, saying that they're racially motivated.[18][20]
  • The Runaways make a plan to save the people kidnapped by the Magistrate's family. They go on a recon mission, with Wilder and Minoru checking the Stein Mansion, and Hernandez and Xavin checking the Yorkes Residence.[18][20]
  • In the Yorkes' cabin, Dale Yorkes tries to get a panicking Old Lace to calm down, while Gert Yorkes remains tied to a chair.[18][20]
  • Gert tries to convince Dale to let her go, but fails.[18][20]
  • The Magistrate's family eats breakfast, and the daughter comments on the Magistrate's decaying form. They discuss the lives of their former hosts, and the Magistrate says that they need to continue to lead their lives.[18][20]
  • Xavin tells the Runaways that they must be willing to kill their parents in order to stop the Gibborim. Hernandez is hesitant, but eventually agrees.[18][20]
  • The Wilders meet with their lawyer, who informs them that the gun they found was involved in a liquor store robbery in Darius Davis' former territory.[18][20]
  • Janet Stein figures out that she is in the Healing Algorithm, and tries to escape. She finds the door to the Healing Algorithm, but can't open it. Instead, the algorithm starts to glitch from having so many people in it at once, and Janet talks to Chase. However, the glitch closes and corrects itself before they can talk.[18][20]
  • Leslie Dean starts having contractions.[18][20]
  • Hernandez and Xavin don't find anyone. Xavin notices that Hernandez is stressed, so the two talk about the disappearances.[18][20]
  • Hernandez notices her pink pin which she had lost, and Xavin tries to smile, but fails.[18][20]
  • The Magistrate's Wife enters Karolina's Healing Algorithm world and demands to know her relationship to the Magistrate.[18][20]
  • Minoru and Wilder arrive at the Stein Mansion, noting the new security. Wilder uses x-ray goggles to see in the lab, where he finds three tubes, with a body inside each one, with the Magistrate's Wife touching the tube.[18][20]
  • Dean tells the Magistrate's Wife that the Magistrate is her father. The Magistrate's Wife reveals to Dean that the wedding is fake.[18][20]
  • The Magistrate's Wife gets revenge by making everyone disappear, leaving Dean alone in her world.[18][20]
  • Gert convinces Dale to untie her, but first teaches her to "drive" Old Lace. She crashes Old Lace into a tree, knocking them both out.[18][20]
  • Catherine confesses to the Assassination of Darius Davis.[18][20]
  • Geoffrey gets let out of prison. He talks to Catherine and tries to talk her out of it, but she had already made up her mind. As Catherine gets taken away, she tells Geoffrey to wait for her.[18][20]
  • Infiltration into the Stein Mansion:
    • Planning to use the weapons they have to break into the Stein Mansion, Alex Wilder hacks the security system and changes Victor's fingerprint to his own.[18][20]
    • This gives Wilder access to security footage from PRIDE Headquarters, which reveals Minoru was responsible for the damage, despite her lack of memory.[18][20]
    • The Magistrate studies the Abstract and the Magistrate's Wife offer to let their daughter dissect Dean, but the Magistrate doesn't allow it.[18][20]
    • The Wife receives a FaceTime call from Xavin, disguised as Gert Yorkes. Xavin says that she is the Magistrate's Son and asks for a rescue. The three Gibborim leave.[18][20]
    • Waiting outside the Stein Mansion, Minoru asks Wilder whether he thinks she could be the Magistrate's Son. Wilder reassures her that she's safe.[18][20]
    • As the Gibborim leave, Wilder and Minoru run in and access the Stein Mansion. They find Janet, Chase, and Dean. Wilder enters Janet's world and Minoru enters Dean's.[18][20]
    • Wilder meets Janet, who tells him how to use the Abstract to find the code to open the door.[18][20]
    • Chase sees Wilder, and blames himself for the bad things that have happened.[18][20]
    • The Gibborim arrive at Xavin's location, but she slips up and the Gibborim recognize that she's fake, leading to a chase. Xavin tricks the Magistrate and outruns the daughter.[18][20]
    • Hernandez confronts the Magistrate's Wife and makes a strong enough emotional appeal for Stacey Yorkes to temporarily break through.[18][20]
    • Stacey leaves to go to the Yorkes cabin.[18][20]
    • Minoru talks to Dean and kisses her. Wilder enters and tells Minoru that he needs her in the real world.[18][20]
    • The Magistrate and his daughter return home, forcing Wilder and Minoru to hide in a closet. The Magistrate walks around and notices something is different.[18][20]
  • Leslie Dean goes to a prenatal care facility and has an ultrasound performed. However, the technician panics and leaves the room. She notices that her child has glowing eyes, and the child turns to face Dean, pushing out of her stomach, leaving a noticeable hand-shaped imprint.[18][20]
  • Chase talks to an illusion of Gert about how she isn't real, and then asks to be left alone, resulting in all of the people in his Algorithm world disappearing.[21][20]
  • Chase and Janet talk, and Janet causes Victor to disappear from the Algorithm.[21][20]
  • The Magistrate looks for Wilder and Minoru, but Minoru makes them invisible using the Staff of One.[21][20]
  • The Magistrate and his daughter discuss the change in his marriage. The daughter reveals that she and her mother know that Dean is her daughter. She also reveals that her mother has already ordered the construction of their portal home. This leads the Magistrate offer to leave his wife behind, instead taking Dean. In return, the Magistrate promises to strip his son of his power, and his daughter taking over when the Magistrate steps down.[21][20]
  • Gert packs to leave the cabin and Dale calls her inside. Old Lace makes a noise from her cage, but Gert promises her its for her safety.[21][20]
  • Dale gives Gert his road trip cash in order to keep Hernandez safe. Dale plans to live at the cabin, growing his own food.[21][20]
  • Stacey arrives and tells Gert and Dale the Gibborim's plan to leave, revealing that after they leave, the Scrub Squad will come and kill everybody who knew about them. She tells them about the Magistrate's worsening condition and gets taken over before telling them how to defeat the Gibborim.[21][20]
  • Ambush at the Yorkes Cabin:
    • The Magistrate's Wife takes over, breaks Stacey's glasses, and attacks the Yorkes.[21][20]
    • Dale tries to shoot her with a tranquilizer, but fails. The three fight, but the Magistrate's Wife knocks Dale out, and Old Lace knocks out the Magistrate's Wife, allowing Gert and Dale to escape.[21][20]
    • The Magistrate's Wife wakes up.[21][20]


  • Infiltration into the Stein Mansion:
    • Alex Wilder and Nico Minoru make a plan to get the Abstract from the Magistrate. This plan involves Minoru doing the fighting and Wilder reading the Abstract, but Minoru protests, saying that she could lose control of her darkness if she fights.[21][22]
    • The Magistrate leaves with the Abstract, and Minoru and Wilder argue over whether Minoru should let in her darkness. Wilder tries to go back into the Healing Algorithm, but can't.[21][22]
    • Xavin and Molly Hernandez stake out the Stein Mansion, and Hernandez complains about being underestimated by her friends. They resolve to go inside and help in the fight against the Gibborim.[21][22]
    • Minoru and Wilder sneak around the Stein Mansion while the Gibborim discuss the son's location.
    • They find the Abstract and open it.[21][22]
    • Hernandez and Xavin try to break the tubes for the Healing Algorithms and get the weapons, but the Magistrate and his daughter return. Xavin and Hernandez hide in a truck, which the daughter drives to Wizard Headquarters.[21][22]
    • Wilder starts to read from the Abstract without a translation algorithm. He uses a cryptographic algorithm to understand it.[21][22]
    • Xavin, Hernandez, and the daughter arrive at Wizard, and the daughter enters the building. They find the Inhibitor Pods, and set off the car alarm. Xavin disguises herself as Tina Minoru and convinces the guard to let them go. Hernandez drives them away.[21][22]
    • Gert Yorkes texts Hernandez, who has Xavin tell her to bring Old Lace to the Stein Mansion.[21][22]
  • A scientist tells the Magistrate's Daughter about problems with Wizard's 5G Program, but the Daughter cancels it in favor of developing a portal. She chooses several scientists, and points to a food delivery man. She hooks up with the delivery man.[21][22]
  • Infiltration into the Stein Mansion:
    • Karolina Dean walks through her Healing Algorithm world, and finds an illusion of Minoru in need of help. Dean comforts Minoru, and the Magistrate appears.[21][22]
    • The Magistrate threatens Dean and offers to take her to his home planet.[21][22]
    • Minoru starts to lose control over the Staff of One, and Morgan le Fay encourages her to give in, but she refuses and lets go of the Staff.[21][22]
    • The Magistrate walks in and Minoru and Wilder hide. The Magistrate finds the Staff and takes it into the lab.[21][22]
    • Janet and Chase Stein reunite in the Healing Algorithm. They look for Dean, who continues to comfort Minoru, whose illusion dies.[21][22]
    • Chase appears to Dean, who follows his voice and reunites with the Steins. Although she's at first hesitant, Janet and Chase convince Dean to reunite with them. They make a plan to try to escape by finding the door to the real world.[21][22]
    • They find the door, but Wilder still hasn't unlocked it.[21][22]
    • The Magistrate starts suffocating Chase in order to draw out Minoru. Dean uses her powers to manipulate the Algorithm and save him.[21][22]
    • Minoru reveals herself and fights the Magistrate, having given into the darkness. The Magistrate breaks the Staff, leading to a fist fight.[21][22]
    • Wilder hacks into the Healing Algorithm and unlocks the door, while Janet and Dean push the door open.
    • The Magistrate is about to kill Minoru, but Hernandez saves her and is joined by Xavin, Yorkes, and Old Lace. Xavin uses the Inhibitor Pods on the Magistrate.[21][22]
    • Janet gets absorbed by the algorithm as she encourages her son to leave. Although hesitant, Chase leaves and rejoins the Runaways.[21][22]
    • Dean and Minoru reunite, as the Runaways note Janet's disappearance. Minoru picks up the pieces of the Staff of One and the Runaways leave the Magistrate for dead.[21][22]
  • The Magistrate's Daughter returns and rescues her father, putting him in a Dematerialization Box, sacrificing the delivery man for him.[23][22]
  • While returning home, the Magistrate's Son takes control of Wilder and damages the X-Ray Specs. He leaves them outside of the Hostel.[21][22]
  • The Runaways return to the Hostel, and Yorkes talks about wanting to remove Stein from the group. While Wilder only wants to give Stein only one night, Hernandez tries to convince Wilder and Yorkes to allow him back. However, they don't bend.[21][22]
  • The Runaways are about to go to bed, but Xavin refuses to let anyone rest until the Magistrate's Son is found and discovered. Xavin doesn't want to allow Dean and Minoru to sleep together, since Minoru might be the alien, and Minoru agrees.[21][22]
  • Geoffrey Wilder visits Catherine Wilder in prison. Geoffrey once again tries to talk Catherine out of going to jail, but once again fails. Catherine asks Geoffrey to track down their son and get him to visit.[23][22]
  • Minoru explains why she thinks she's the Magistrate's Son, and Xavin tries to kill her, but the Runaways stop her. The Runaways catch each other up, and Chase reveals that his x-ray goggles could reveal who is and isn't a Gibborim.[23][22]
  • Stein goes to get the x-ray goggles, and notices they're gone. The group resolves to get rest and deal with the Magistrate's Son the next morning. Xavin decides to keep guard, despite being encouraged not too.[23][22]
  • Stein attempts to go to bed, but gets interrupted by Old Lace, who missed him. Yorkes expresses her condolences about his mother's death, and Stein thanks her.[23][22]
  • Dean tries to call her mother, who doesn't answer. Minoru comforts her and encourages her to relax. They discuss Dean's vision of their wedding in the Healing Algorithm. They kiss, and it activates Dean's powers and Minoru's darkness, causing the broken Staff of One to shake. This prompts Minoru to destroy the staff.[23][22]
  • Xavin stops her on her way out, but Minoru assures the Xartan that if she is the Magistrate's Son, she will kill herself. She also tells Xavin that the prophecy she believes in is falls, as Dean loves Minoru.[23][22]
  • Hernandez teaches Xavin how to sleep, something that isn't done on her home planet.[23][22]
  • Minoru is about to destroy the vision, when she's interrupted by Morgan le Fay. le Fay offers to be Minoru's mentor and encourages her not to fear the Staff. Nico burns it anyway.[23][22]
  • The fire she burned it in turns purple, and a crow flies overhead.[23][22]


  • Leslie Dean meets with Vaughn Kaye at a fair. After an awkward conversation, Kaye leaves, and she is joined by Susan Ellerh. She asks Ellerh to keep her child in the Crater in order to hide it from the Magistrate, but Ellerh says no and instead gives Dean a journal by her father.[23]
  • The Magistrate, and his daughter clean up after yesterday's battle, and they are rejoined by the Magistrate's Wife. They start looking for their son.[23]
  • Search for the Magistrate's Son:
    • The Runaways eat breakfast. Leslie returns to the Hostel with the broken X-Ray Specs, casting suspicion on her.[23]
    • The Runaways make a plan to use the Inhibitor Pods from the Minoru Mansion in order to determine who is the alien. Leslie decides not to go due to her cravings.[23]
    • Geoffrey Wilder visits Tamar, asking for help finding his son. She gives Geoffrey her phone, so he calls Alex and tells him that Catherine is in jail. Per Catherine's instructions, he tells Alex that she knows the IP address that Alex uses to do his hacking. This convinces Alex to visit her.[23]
    • Chase Stein sets up Wizard cameras, planning to prove whether Leslie is the alien. Gert Yorkes catches him, and they discuss Stein's plan, agreeing to keep it secret.[23]
    • Yorkes and Stein join Molly Hernandez, Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, and Xavin in looking for the inhibitors at the Minoru Mansion. Dean finds her Church of Gibborim Bracelet, which had inhibitor technology, which leads to the discovery of the inhibitors themselves. They decide to take the test at the Hostel, along with Leslie Dean and Alex Wilder.[23]
  • Minoru finds an illusion of a picture of her mother with Morgan le Fay, wondering how they knew each other. She sees an illusion of her father, Robert Minoru. "Robert" forgives Nico and asks where the Staff of One is, and Nico tells him that she destroyed it. She asks how her mother and le Fay knew each other, and "Robert" tells Nico that they trained in magic together. Nico leaves, telling "Robert" that she is happy she destroyed the Staff.[23]
  • The illusion disappears. Outside of the Minoru Mansion, a crow flies away in order to report to le Fay. The picture also loses its illusion.[23]
  • The real Robert starts to die in his hospital bed, as a crow watches from outside.[23]
  • Alex visits Catherine in jail. Catherine accuses him of felonies, but reveals she doesn't plan to report him. She asks about his wellbeing, and Alex confronts her about her past. He says that he is satisfied with Catherine's condition, but she responds by saying she only confessed as an attempt at fixing the Wilder family. Alex refuses and storms out.[23]
  • The Magistrate's Daughter talks to a scientist at Wizard, who tells the daughter that they don't have an energy source powerful enough for their portal to Gibborim, but the daughter tells her that she and her family can handle that part by tapping into the fourth dimension, referring to her powers. She has the scientists bring her a snack, offering a million dollar reward for the best snack. She turns on the portal, creating a magnetic storm which frightens her.[23]
  • She returns to the Stein Mansion, and her parents admonish her.[23]
  • Search for the Magistrate's Son:
    • The Magistrate's Wife demands that the Magistrate find their son as soon as possible. The Magistrate confirms with his daughter that their plan to leave the wife behind is still on.[23]
    • The Runaways drive to the Hostel in an awkward silence. Xavin reveals that she plans to kill the host, leading to an argument.[23]
    • Yorkes has the group take the test in a public park, so that nobody can kill anyone.[23]
  • Assassination of Catherine Wilder: Catherine gets taken back to her cell, where the guard closes the door quickly, and Wilder realizes there are three other women with her, who Tamar had ordered to kill her. The leader stabs her and then leaves the cell.[23]
  • Search for the Magistrate's Son:
    • They start to take the test, and find that none of them are the Magistrate's son.[23]
    • Alex returns to the Hostel and receives a call from Geoffrey, informing him of Catherine's death. The Magistrate's Son takes over his body and goes to Leslie's bedroom. He discovers that the Magistrate is the father of her son, and then wakes her up, telling her that danger is coming and driving away with her.[23]
    • Karolina embraces Minoru, and the group returns to the Hostel.[23]
    • They call out for Wilder and Leslie, but can't find them. Yorkes and Stein tell the group about the cameras that Stein hid, and although the group is initially angry, they decide to check the footage and discover that Wilder is the alien. They start looking for him.[23]
  • Chase of the Magistrate's Son:
    • The Magistrate's Son takes Leslie to Randy's Donuts and calls his father, who offers to get him. However, the Magistrate's Son decides to stay on Earth, offering Leslie's unborn child instead.[23] While Leslie fiddles with the radio controls, the Magistrate agrees to the deal, and his son kills the worker at the donut store.[24]
    • Dean's water breaks and the Magistrate's Son drives her to a hospital. While the Runaways look for clues, the Magistrate's Son tries to push Dean through the hospital process quickly, but Dean tells him that it will be a few days. Not having that kind of time, the Magistrate's Son instead takes Dean to Tamar's house.[24]
    • Stein studies the Inhibitor Pods, and he and Yorkes plan to lace weapons found in the Hostel, previously owned by Quinton the Great, the original owner of the mansion, with the technology.[24]
  • Xavin and Hernandez talk, and Hernandez helps Xavin realize that she doesn't really love Karolina. Morgan le Fay communicates once again with Minoru.[24]
  • She reaches through the mirror and touches Minoru's chest, planting the Staff of One inside of her.[24]
  • Chase of the Magistrate's Son:
    • The Runaways discover that Catherine Wilder is dead.[24]
    • Tamar puts her child to sleep as the Magistrate's Son and Leslie arrive at her door. She takes them in, and Tamar sits her down. Leslie asks Tamar for lavender oil, so Tamar sends the Magistrate's Son to get it from the car. While he's gone, Leslie tells Tamar that she suspects Wilder to be the alien, and asks Tamar to text her daughter and leave with Xerxes.[24]
    • While the Magistrate's Son takes Leslie into her room, Tamar reaches out to Karolina and gets Xerxes to safety.[24]
    • Yorkes and Stein start preparing the weapons with Anti-Gibborim technology.[24]
    • Karolina, Minoru, Hernandez, and Xavin receive Tamar's text and leave to help Leslie.[24]
    • The Magistrate's Son notices that Tamar and Xerxes have left, so he threatens Leslie. Tamar rescues her, so he starts to torture her, but the Runaways arrive and save her. The Magistrate's Son runs off, leading to a chase between him, Minoru, and Karolina. Tamar hands them a gun for the chase.[24]
    • Tamar, Xavin, and Hernandez help Leslie deliver the child.[24]
    • Karolina and Minoru split up, planning to cut off the Magistrate's Son. Minoru catches him and points a gun at him, threatening him to kill her. The son plans on taking on all of the pain Minoru might inflict, threatening to jump into Minoru's body, letting Wilder fell the pain and killing Karolina. The Magistrate's Son leaves, and Minoru tells Karolina that he got away.[24]
  • Elle Dean is born.[24]
  • Xavin holds her, realizing how much she loves her.[24]
  • The Abstract shakes from inside of the Magistrate's Son's duffle bag, recognizing Elle as part of the Magistrate's family, and Xavin reads it. Xavin reveals that the Magistrate and his family plan to open a portal leave Earth, and that conditions are favorable to do it. She sees that they plan to do it tonight at the Marine Vivarium Desalination Plant.[24]
  • While Hernandez believes this to be a positive development, Xavin reveals that this will result in the arrival of the Scrub Squad, a group tasked with killing everybody the Gibborim have come in contact with.[24]
  • The Runaways resolve to go to the plant and stop them from leaving. They arrive at the Hostel and take weapons designed to kill Gibborim.[24]
  • Leslie decides to name her child Elle, after her father's last name. She shows Xavin her father's journal, which contains the prophecy Xavin was planning to fulfill. The journal reveals, however, that the love described is between a mother and father, as the child of the Magistrate that was prophesied would be "raised by another."[24]
  • Minoru practices using a sword and talks to Karolina about their plans, and the two kiss.[24]
  • Stein is going to talk to Yorkes, but decides against it. He goes back to her room right as she opens the door, and he pretends to be asking about the Anti-Gibborim technology. They talk about their fight, and Chase tells her he loves her. She doesn't return it, to his dismay.[24]
  • Tamar holds Elle as the Magistrate's Sona arrives, disguised as a medic. She tells Xavin to take Elle to her home planet. The Magistrate's Son takes Elle.[24]
  • Yorkes and Old Lace argue about whether she was right to turn Stein away, when they are interrupted by Karolina, and the Runaways rush to the Marine Vivarium Desalination Plant, leaving Old Lace behind.[24]
  • The Magistrate's Son brings Elle to his parents, who argue about whether she should be allowed to return with them in his stead. The daughter kills the scientists, and the son plans on joining the Scrub Squad. The gravitational alignment becomes perfect for the portal, and the Gibborim begin the sequence to leave.[24]
  • Battle at the Marine Vivarium Desalination Plant:
    • The Runaways show up to stop the process leading to a fight. The family splits up, planning to draw the fight away from the portal.[24]
    • Stein finds and fights the Magistrate, attacking him with the Fistigons. The Magistrate calls Stein "son," giving him the opportunity to blindside Stein and escape.[24]
    • Yorkes fights the Magistrate's Wife, and Hernandez scares her off.[24]
    • Minoru finds the daughter, and fights her with her sword, but the daughter knocks her out and escapes.
    • Dean arches helplessly as the portal opens.[24]
    • Xavin arrives, planning to use the portal to escape with Elle. She disguises herself as the Magistrate, takes Elle, and returns to her home planet with the child, planning to raise her as her own in order to fulfill the prophecy. Hernandez promises to protect Leslie.[24]
    • The Magistrate's family reconvene and attack the Runaways, overwhelming Dean's powers. The Magistrate start to hurt the Runaways, and Morgan le Fay again talks to Minoru, telling her let out her power. The Staff of One emerges from her chest, and she uses a spell given to her by le Fay in order to kill all of the Gibborim and send all of the humans, including the former hosts of the Gibborim, to the Dark Dimension.[24]
    • This opens the portal, allowing le Fay to come to Earth. le Fay heals Robert Minoru, charms him, and the two start dating.[24]

Dark Dimension Timeline

  • Alex Wilder, Tina Minoru, Stacey Yorkes, and Victor Stein appear in the Hostel, where they talk to Quinton the Great. Against his advice, the group goes outside and ends up in their worst memories. Minoru goes to the day her daughter died, Yorkes to the day her daughter discovered her experiments with a dinosaur, Stein to a day when his father was beating him, and Wilder to an alternate world where he is in prison.[25][26]
  • Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean wake up to old fashioned music playing in the Hostel. They meet Chase Stein, Molly Hernandez, and Gert Yorkes in the main area, where they witness a party full of people dressed like the 1920s. They speculate as to what is happening.[25][26]
  • They find Quinton the Great, who tries to get them to watch a magic show, and they discover that none of them have their powers. Quinton warns them against leaving the Hostel, and storms off.[25][26]
  • The Runaways follow him and ask for help. Quinton tells the Runaways that he's seen the former hosts of the Gibborim, who went outside. Quinton tells them that where they are, the Dark Dimension, is a thin place between other dimension, and that their friends are trapped in a moment that tortures them. They leave the Hostel and the Dark Dimensions separates them.[25][26]
  • Minoru appears in a hill, where she sees Akari, Tokiko, and Judith Minoru, her grandmother and aunts. She talks to them about the Staff of One. Her relatives don't trust her with it, and they discuss the Staff's new ability to enter her chest. They try to cut her open, but Amy Minoru appears and stops them. They appear in the Minoru Mansion, where Nico finds Tina standing over Amy's corpse. An illusion of Nico walks out of Amy's room, and is comforted by an illusion of Robert Minoru. Tina tries to resurrect "Amy," but can't remember the spell. She hands Nico the Staff of One, and she uses it to stab "Amy," causing her to disappear. She convinces Tina that their not in the real world, and Tina resolves to leave with Nico. They try to find the real Amy, who has disappeared. They go to the garage to get a car.[25][26]
  • Stein appears in a street, where he witnesses Victor Stein being abused by his father, Curtis Stein. Chase runs over to the car and is confronted by Curtis, leading to a chase. Chase outruns Curtis and returns to his father. He tries to drive away, but the car doesn't work, so Victor and Chase fight Curtis off together. Chase gets carried away, and Victor stops him, hoping to end the cycle of abuse in the Stein family. They run away together, looking for their friends.[25][26]
  • Dean appears in an encampment, where she is met by Destiny Gonzalez and the other victims of the Rite of Blood. It starts to get dark, and Gonzalez asks her for help from the monster who always comes to them in the dark. The group ties Dean to a fence, and a monster, who looks like Nico Minoru chained to the Magistrate's corpse, attacks the camp. The monster tries to kiss her, but Dean refuses and tricks her into untying her. Dean the gets a crowbar and separates the chain, untethering the monster from the corpse. Dean flees, and starts hearing Minoru's voice. She appears in a town square, where she reunites with the real Nico and Tina.[25][26]
  • Hernandez appears in her childhood home, in a time when she is still four years old and being offered breakfast by her parents. Molly notices a present left for her by Alice Hernandez, the hair clip she treasures. Molly realizes this is because the Hernandezes never watched Molly grow up. Her parents tell them that they're going to do charity work at the Church of Gibborim. The Hernandezes serve fruit punch at the church, and they find potential sacrifice victims for the Magistrate. Molly confronts them about it, and they tell Molly that they are honored and proud to work for him. All of the kids in the room die from poisoned punch, and Gene and Alice offer her punch. She runs out of the church and looks back in through the glass, to find the room empty.[25][26]
  • Yorkes appears in the basement of her house, where she wanders downstairs and discovers her mother experimenting on a prototype version of Old Lace. Proto-Old Lace bangs against the door of her cage, scaring Yorkes, and Stacey Yorkes turns the lights on. Stacey prepared the Synnergy Serum to use on Gert, as she realized it really happened, and that it was both of their nightmare. Stacey injects Gert with the serum. Some time later, Gert wakes up to her mother still experimenting, realizing what happened. Gert realizes that this was the cause of her anxiety disorder. Stacey tries to defend herself, and she asks Gert to prove herself by feeding the prototype dinosaur. She enters the cage with a raw chicken, successfully feeds her, but gets attacked. Stacey shoots the dinosaur with a tranquilizer, Gert escapes, and they are met by Chase and Victor.
  • The Steins and Yorkeses drive, and discover corpses hanging off of buildings.[25][26]
  • Dean and the Minoru's discover Molly, and they are rejoined by the Steins and Yorkeses. Hernandez doesn't recognize Stacey, and everyone realizes that Quinton the Great was right about them losing their memories. They leave Wilder behind and return to the Hostel.[25][26]
  • Amy reunites with them and tells them that she is an emissary of Morgan le Fay. Tina and Nico cast a spell to create a portal to Earth, and they all enter.[25][26]
  • Amy turns into Quinton the Great.[25][26]




  • Having taken Malcolm Ducasse's advice, Trish Walker works on a show called Style by Trish. She recommends a cardigan with her colleague, Grace, for the unusually cold spring weather, and gives life advice for a caller to start afresh for the spring season.[9][10]
  • After finishing, Trish Walker continues her investigation into Andrew Brandt, who has walked free after the sculpture he seemingly gave hired thugs to beat up his half-sister was not found. Dorothy then approaches to remind Trish to focus on her show. Dorothy asks if Trish is happy doing the show, and Trish responds saying that people needs to see what she is up to.[9][10]



  • Trish Walker continues her investigation into Andrew Brandt at home. She then starts typing an email, which she intends to send to Jessica Jones, starting apologetic and with a softer tone. However, she then deletes her progress, instead proceeding to write a significantly harsher message.[9][10]


Attack on the Chronicom Vessel

Attack on the Chronicom Vessel

  • Attack on the Chronicom Vessel: Enoch watches Leo Fitz as he lies, frozen in his cryogenic chamber. The ship gets attacked by the Confederacy, as Enoch apologizes to the unconscious Fitz, having planned to protect him for 73 years and 261 days more. Enoch calculates Fitz's best chances go survival, just as their attackers cut their ship in half. Enoch and Fitz barely escape death in an ejection pod.[27][28]


  • Restless by Ryan Innes is released on an album.[29][30]



IFS2x10 Danny Rand Uses Chi Bullets

Rand shooting his Chi Guns at the bullet

  • In a bar in Hokkaido, Japan, at 4AM local time Ward Meachum asks a man about his employer selling on the black market. The man denies this, but Meachum continues to inquire, asking about Hancock Transport and the body inside, saying he wants to talk to the man who sent it, Orson Randall, whom he knows is the man's boss. The man denies knowledge of Randall, but Meachum says they have had a rough time tracking him through Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and a mess in Jakarta, which causes the man to realize Meachum was involved in the stealing of their missing shipment from Jakarta. As a thug working for the man stands to threaten Meachum, Meachum turns to Danny Rand, sitting nearby. The man tells Rand that Randall wants his property back, and Rand reveals he has it: two special pistols at his side. The man shoots at Rand, but Rand lights up both his fists, his chi restored and now in both hands, and the energy channeled through both weapons, and fires two chi-charged bullets, converging on the man's bullet and knocking it out of the air. He facetiously remarks that the man should not try that again.[31][32]


  • John Pilgrim chops wood outside his home. His wife, Rebecca, waves from her window.[33][34]
  • Anderson and Eliza Schultz and John Pilgrim attend church. The reverend invites Eliza, a patron of the church, up to speak.[33][34]
  • Anderson Schultz approaches John Pilgrim after church and tells him that their doctor is optimistic about the new treatment being used on Rebecca working. He tells John that he has become aware of a situation threatening everything they hold dear, and he will need to perform a task for them. John agrees, and Eliza assures him is sons will be looked after while he is gone.[33][34]
  • John Pilgrim assures Rebecca that he will only be gone for a couple of days, as he prepares to leave. He changes out of his shirt, under which he has faded white supremacist tattoos.[33][34]


  • Amy Bendix and her friends from Fiona's crew spend some time messing around together, after acquiring photos of Senator David Schultz kissing a man at a funeral under the commission of Sergei Konchevsky.[33][35]
  • Bendix goes to buy tacos for her friends.[33][35]
  • Massacre in Chicago:
    • Bendix returns from buying tacos and finds her friends all shot dead in their motel room.[33][35]
    • Fiona's crew's killer, John Pilgrim, returns to the room, and Bendix hides under a bed, surrounded by the bullet-riddled dead bodies of her friends.[33][35]
    • Once Pilgrim is gone, Bendix runs for her life. She gets away, still with the photos.[33][35]


  • Rescue of Cassie Yasdan: In response to an Amber Alert, Jessica Jones tracks down the missing Cassie Yasdan, who had been taken illegally by her father, Mitch, after he lost custody of her to Cassie's mother. Jones intends to return Cassie home, and when Mitch threatens to get physical, she tosses him several feet in the air. The incident, unbeknownst to Jones, is captured on camera and uploaded to the Internet.[36][37]


  • Trish Walker begins stalking Andrew Brandt. She starts by breaking into his apartment while he is gone, disabling the alarm and looking through his place for the missing sculpture. She finds a locked safe, which she is certain the sculpture is being kept in. While she cannot get to the sculpture for the time being, she notices the hotel across the road from his apartment building, where she can stay in order to watch him.[9][10]
  • Walker moves into the Nouvet Hotel. From her room, she had the perfect view of Brandt's home.[9][10]
  • Jessica Jones returns to New York City with Cassie Yasdan and delivers her to her mother, despite Cassie's complaints. Mrs. Yasdan tells Jones that she plans on restricting her x-husband's limitation rights and punishing him. Jones advises her to back off for Cassie's sake, prompting anger from Mrs. Yasdan, until she becomes scared of Jones and runs inside.[36][37]
  • Jones returns to the Alias Investigations Office to learn from Vido Arocho that her altercation with Mitch Yasdan had since gone viral. She enters her apartment, where she and Gillian, her assistant, discuss furniture arrangements and clients.[36][37]
  • At night, Jones leaves for the bar. In the hallway, she runs into Malcolm Ducasse, who has upgraded apartments and moved into Mrs. Chin's old apartment after quitting his job at Alias Investigations a year prior. After introducing Jones to Zaya Okonjo, his new girlfriend, the two part ways again.[36][37]
  • Walker waits for Brandt to return home, ignoring several of her mother's calls and messages while doing so, as she misses filming for an episode of her show. When Brandt arrives at his apartment, she watches from her room, though eventually falls asleep.[9][10]
  • While at the bar, Jones is approached by Eddy Costa, who congratulates her on bringing Cassie Yasdan home, having been the one who mentioned the case to Jones. He suggests that Jones should end her private investigator endeavors and leave it to the professionals, but adds that his reason for being there is simply to remind Jones of their agreement, that he would throw her the occasional case and she would not break the law.[36][37]
  • Shooter Jennings performs in Lola's Roadhouse, and Frank Castle watches, buying a beer from bartender Beth Quinn. A girl comes and orders a drink, with owner Ringo judging her as acceptable to serve despite looking potentially underage. Castle surveys her, and she is defensive, telling him to look away and calling him "Rough Road". When he asks if she is okay, she unconvincingly claims she is before walking away.[38][39]
  • A man named Johnny starts harassing Quinn behind the bar, and when she refuses his advances, he grabs her arm. Castle tells him to let her go, and when he insults her, Castle chides his behavior. Johnny tries to pick a fight, but Castle breaks his finger. Ringo tries to have them both kicked out, but Quinn sticks up for Castle. He introduces himself to her as "Pete".[38][39]
  • Assassination of Sergei Konchevsky:
    • The girl in Lola's Roadhouse, Amy Bendix, calls Sergei Konchevsky from a payphone. Konchevsky is being held captive by John Pilgrim, and is forced to take the call but not give his situation away. Bendix explains she is someone who worked for Fiona, and the reason they did not deliver him the photographs he was expecting the day before was because the whole crew except her, pointing out someone must know about them. Konchevsky, pressured by Pilgrim, asks for her to still deliver the pictures, but she asks him to meet her the next day at Lola's Roadhouse, unknowingly giving her location to Pilgrim.[38][39]
    • After hanging up, Konchevsky expects Pilgrim to let him go. However, Pilgrim explains he only promised he would give Konchevsky peace, and kills the man.[38][39]


  • Castle and Quinn talk as the roadhouse closes. He goes to leave, but she offers that he come along with her for another drink.[38][39]
  • Quinn has Castle jump into her car. Meanwhile, Bendix sneaks past to the Good Rest Motel, where Castle has been staying, and picks the lock on an empty room, breaking in to sleep.[38][39]
  • Back at Beth Quinn's home, Beth tells Castle about her life, including an 8-year-old son named Rex. They admit that they do not usually head home with someone after one night, but each feel a connection to each other, and end up sleeping together.[38][39]
  • After she notices his scars, Castle tells Quinn he was in the marines. He also explains his wedding ring hung around his neck, about having had a wife and children, who were all taken from him. He admits life can get lonely, but quotes Karen Page's comment to him about how life is about trying not to be lonely, and they tell each other neither are feeling lonely currently.[38][39]
  • After a while, Castle admits to Quinn that this real name is Frank, and explains that the government have given him a new identity, due to things he was involved with that have to remain secret. She says she trusts him, and comments that they have to take the good when it comes, which reminds him of his family's times with Billy Russo, and Russo's subsequent utter betrayal.[38][39]
  • In the morning, Castle gets up to leave. He comes across Rex Quinn, who has been dropped off by Beth's mother, who had been looking after him. Beth gets up, and Castle stops himself from leaving. He endears himself to Rex, and offers to drive the trio to get pancakes for breakfast.[38][39]
  • At the diner, Beth Quinn tells Frank Castle about her job, and how she teaches musical instruments on weekdays. Rex surprises the adults when he guesses that they had sex, and Beth quickly changes the subject.[38][39]
  • Jeri Hogarth wakes up and falls onto the floor as she attempts to get up out of the bed, her ALS worsening. She sits on the ground in pain, contemplating whether to call 911. Hogarth ultimately chooses not to, instead retrieving illegally obtained pills from her nightstand. She contemplates using them, but instead merely looks at them.[36][37]
  • Amy Bendix remains asleep in the Good Rest Motel room.[38][39]
  • Meanwhile, outside, Beth Quinn drops Frank Castle off back at his motel room. She invites him to return to Lola's Roadhouse that evening, and they bid each other farewell. He goes to unlock his door.[38][39]
  • A few doors down, Amy Bendix is woken when a worker at the motel rattles the door, trying to get in. She pushes past her, ignoring the woman's protests for her to stop and explain herself, and bumps into Castle about to enter his room. He is concerned about her, but she rushes away.[38][39]
  • Trish Walker wakes up as Andrew Brandt is preparing to leave his home. Brandt opens his safe and pulls out a gun, along with what Walker believes to be the stolen sculpture, so she follows him. However, as she watches, Walker discovers that Brandt had not retrieved the sculpture from the safe, but a bag filled with money.[9][10]
  • Jessica Jones wakes up as she hears Dorothy Walker banging on her door. Jones shuts the door in her face twice before even hearing out what she has to say. Dorothy reveals that Trish is missing, and that she wants to hire Jones to find her. She offers to pay Jones for her services, but Jones is too far removed from caring about Trish, so she kicks Dorothy out. Jones then gets a call from Hogarth, who is in need of her assistance.[36][37]
  • Scott Lang, currently on house arrest, spends the weekend with his daughter Cassie.[40]
  • At Hogarth's apartment, Hogarth shares with Jones her plan for the future. In her hand, she holds the pill bottle from her nightstand. She tells Jones that she contemplates taking the pills to end her own life every day, but today was the first time she was going to, when she felt the first significant symptoms of the ALS, though the symptoms did pass. However, it made her realize that when the day came for her to finally take them, she would not have it in her to do it herself. Hogarth states she is going to need someone to slip her the pills without her knowing, and that she wanted that to be Jones. However, Jones is reluctant.[36][37]
  • Malcolm Ducasse arrives at the scene of a car crash, where Cody Willamet jumped a curve and hit another driver, who suspects that Willamet was masturbating while driving. The injured driver wants to sue him but Ducasse recommends against it. Ducasse approaches Willamet with a transfer of title document and tells him to sign it. He returns to the injured driver with the transfer and tells him that the car is now his, so long as he agrees to keep the accident to himself.[36][37]
  • Jones has a change of heart and decides to look into Trish Walker's disappearance. She calls Dorothy to ask for Trish's credit card numbers, bills, the last person she saw, and the names and contacts of her co-workers. When she asks about Trish's security door, Dorothy reveals that Trish has moved, having apparently sold her condo and everything else she owned. They agree to meet at Walker's apartment in the morning.[36][37]
  • Walker, meanwhile, misses a second consecutive episode of her show.[9][10]
  • Shooter Jennings performs again at Lola's Roadhouse. Bendix turns up and waits for her arranged meeting.[38][39]
  • Frank Castle is driving out of town when he changes his mind about leaving. He decides to turn his van around and drive back to the roadhouse and see Quinn again.[38][39]
  • Castle gets to the roadhouse and goes to speak to Quinn again, relaxed and ready to enjoy his evening.[38][39]
  • Chase of Amy Bendix:
    • As the band continue playing, Castle notices a suspicious group of people arriving at the roadhouse and looking around for someone. He keeps an eye on them. Amy Bendix, meanwhile, sees them and becomes scared, rushing to the bathroom to escape. The group spot her and follow, and Castle follows them, concerned about what might be happening.[38][39]
    • Bendix tries to climb through the bathroom window, but gets stuck. One of the group after Bendix grabs her by the legs and drags her back into the bathroom, starting to punch her.[38][39]
    • A man from the group after Bendix stands guard at the bathroom door, stopping others from entering. Castle approaches him, pretending to be a normal patron, but he refuses to let him pass.[38][39]
    • Bendix pulls a knife on the women in the bathroom, but they grab her arm and twist it. Hearing her shouting in pain from outside, Castle headbutts the guarding man and breaks in. He wraps his belt around his forearm then engages the attackers in a fight, violently smashing them against walls, toilets, and sinks to incapacitate them.[38][39]
    • Bendix gets out of the room to safety as some of the attackers get back up to continue fighting. Castle stabs one woman in the shoulder with her own knife, and when the other comes running at him with a blade, Bendix knocks her out from behind with a broken piece of sink.[38][39]
    • Castle asks Bendix what the attackers want, and she tries to lie and pass it off as a normal meaningless fight, but Castle does not believe her. Scared, Bendix eventually admits she would like his protection.[38][39]
    • Castle escorts Bendix through the roadhouse, hoping to get her out safely. One man goes to attack her, but Castle grabs him first and a fight breaks out between them. Another man goes to attack Castle, but Ringo intercepts him. Another man jumps castle as Ringo's opponent tries to fight back.[38][39]
    • Castle smashes a bottle on his second attacker's head. However, one of the women from the bathroom starts stabbing Ringo, and while Castle defeats his first attacker, another man grabs hold of Bendix.[38][39]
    • Bendix and Ringo fight back against their attackers, while Castle manages to stab his. He engages Bendix's attacker, as Beth Quinn loads a gun. One attacker tries to shoot Castle, but instead hits another man. Ringo breaks one attacker's neck and Castle throws one attacker's head onto a knife, but one of the women from the bathroom manages to riddle Ringo with bullets and shoot Quinn in the arm before she can get a shot off herself.[38][39]
    • Castle throws Bendix behind the bar for cover as the attackers start firing. He is shot, but manages to beat another attacker to death, leaving only one - Marlena Olin - managing to escape.[38][39]
    • Castle rushes to help Quinn, trying to help staunch her bleeding. He gets her to his van, with Bendix getting in as well.[38][39]
    • Castle drives, but they are stopped in the road by a car. More of Olin's crew jump out and tell them to get out of the car, but he opens the window and guns them down, before jumping out of the vehicle and finishing them off.[38][39]


  • Bendix tries to get away, but he bundles her back in the van and has her find the nearest hospital on her phone so he can drive Beth Quinn to get help.[38][39]
  • They arrive at Ecorse Hope Hospital and Beth Quinn is taken into the building, asking that Castle make sure Rex is okay.[38][39]
  • John Pilgrim arrives at Lola's Roadhouse. He finds the bodies from the fight and Frank Castle's ring, with an inscription including his forename. He tells the local, corrupt police lieutenant, Lt. Ferrara, to find the girl they are after and whoever she is with, and keep his police away. Marlena Olin shows Pilgrim that they have found the girl's bag, with her laptop inside.[38][39]
  • Pilgrim and Olin survey the security footage of Castle's fight. Pilgrim says it will not be hard to find him.[38][39]
  • Dinah Madani stands over the hospital bed of Billy Russo, who is asleep with a decorated mask over his face. She drinks and insults him, before leaving. After she exits, Russo wakes.[38][39]
  • Castle continues to drive Bendix away. Bendix asks if there will be more people coming, and he says that he hopes so.[38][39]
  • Tired and bleeding, Frank Castle struggles somewhat with driving. Amy Bendix suggests taking over driving or stopping somewhere, but he refuses. However, he eventually decides to turn off to Larkville, Ohio.[38][30]
  • Arriving at the Tides Motel in Larkville as the sun comes up, Castle reluctantly gives Bendix money to rent them a room.[38][30]
  • Bendix approaches the worker at the desk, Debbie, who forces her to pay for the morning as well as the upcoming evening, to her annoyance.[38][30]
  • Castle and Bendix go to their room, and Castle tells her to call him "Pete", with her telling him she is "Rachel". He takes her to the bathroom and tries to tweeze out the bullet in his side, but cannot, asking her to do it for him. Once she has, he then has her stitch the wound. She insists again that she does not know why she is being hunted.[38][30]
  • Bendix tries to escape the room, but Castle catches her, then uses cable ties to tie her to her bed so as to ensure she cannot run. She starts complaining, so he puts tape over her mouth, telling her to sleep.[38][30]
  • Billy Russo is tormented by nightmares. When he wakes, Dinah Madani is standing over his bed again. He claims not to know her. Russo's doctor, Krista Dumont, enters, and Madani says that she is certain Russo is faking his situation, but Dumont explains that he cannot be. She tells Madani about working with Russo, with Russo mentioning the metaphorical "jigsaw" of his memories they are putting together. Madani leaves, saying she will return that night, and Russo tells Dumont that he is aware he must have done something to her, but becomes angry and frustrated when he cannot remember what. Dumont goes to get him headache relief medicine, but when Russo first asks what he did to Madani, she truthfully tells him he shot her in the head.[38][30]
  • As planned, Jessica Jones and Dorothy Walker arrive at Trish's new apartment. Jones begins looking through Trish's work and discovers that she has been educating herself on various topics. She realizes that it is being used as more of a hideout than apartment. She accuses Trish's laptop to see what she could find. Dorothy admits that she used to be jealous of Jones' relationship with Trish, commenting that Jones was her protector and Trish was Jones' conscious. Dorothy suggests that Jones must miss Trish, leading to Jones kicking her out.[36][37]
  • Jones proceeds to search Trish's laptop. She starts by looking through Walker's ride history with LYFT, taking note of each address Walker was either taken to or picked up from. Also in Walker's inbox, Jones discovers email drafts, one for Jones herself, one for Dorothy, and one for Grace. Jones clicks on the draft addressed to her. She reads the message, in which Walker explains why she feels that she had to kill Jones' mother. This angers Jones, who knocks the laptop to the ground in a fit of rage.[36][37]
  • John Pilgrim visits Beth Quinn in her hospital ward. He notices several cards from people who care about her, and threatens them if she does not tell him the name of the man seen at Lola's Roadhouse. She claims not to know, but eventually pretends to give him up, saying he simply told her he was called "Pete". Pilgrim pushes for more, aware she is covering for him, so she reluctantly gives his surname "Castiglione", and Pilgrim leaves, with her managing to have withheld the name "Frank".[38][30]

Scott Lang plays with Cassie Lang

  • Scott Lang plays a game with his daughter Cassie, using cardboard boxes to pretend they are crawling through tunnels on a heist. They reach the "treasure", which Cassie had chosen to be a trophy she bought Scott for his birthday, and says she wants to take it into school for show and tell. At the same time, Luis, who is visiting, talks to Scott about a pitch X-Con Security Consultants are preparing for providing security to a company called Karapetyan. Scott and Cassie complete the course, sliding out of the house as their "escape", but when they reach the bottom, Scott's leg goes the fence and his house arrest ankle bracelet sets off an alarm.[41][42][40]
  • The FBI, led by Scott Lang's parole officer Jimmy Woo (a former ally of Melinda May's[43]), arrive at the house. When Cassie asks why they have to visit, Woo explains to her how Scott broke the Sokovia Accords in Germany and had to make a plea deal to return to the United States of America that required him to spent 2 years under house arrest, showing little understanding of how to talk to children. Cassie's mother, Maggie, then arrives with her boyfriend Jim Paxton to pick her up.[41][40]

Lang waving farewell to Cassie as she leaves

  • Cassie Lang tells Scott she had a good weekend, and he tells her to look forward to next weekend, by which time he will be free, having just 3 days remaining of his sentence.[41][40]
  • Lang reenters the house, telling himself that managing 3 final days should be easy.[41][40]
  • Lang has fun playing electric drums.[41][40]
  • Frank Castle cuts Bendix free from the bed and asks her again to tell him the truth about why people are after her. When she refuses, he grabs a container from her pocket, finding undeveloped photos. She criticizes his approach of killing all their attackers and says that he is too constantly angry, and says it seems to her that he seemed happy for the excuse to kill again. He ties her to the bed again before stepping outside.[38][30]
  • Jones follows Walker's ride history to a hotel. She enters, and after roughing up the clerk, learns that Walker has been staying there. Jones enters Walker's room and goes through her bags, discovering that Walker was stalking out the apartment building next door.[36][37]
  • Dr. Krista Dumont meets with Billy Russo again. He tells her once again about a nightmare of a skull on a black background, and blood and breaking glass. He complains about having to tell her the same thing over and over, but she points out that one day, his responses will be different. He says that, despite being told his face should not be hurting, it does. Dumont asks what the last thing he remembers is, and he states that it is spending time with Frank Castle in the barracks, a man he thinks of as his brother.[38][30]
  • John Pilgrim investigates the Good Rest Motel, and his assistant says that DMV has let him know Pete Castiglione has no record of criminal activity or service. Pilgrim says that there is definitely something more to Castiglione, however, and objects to his assistant's love of technology and casual use of profanity.[38][30]
  • Frank Castle rents the room next to his and Bendix's from Debbie.[38][30]
  • Castle returns to the room and cuts Bendix free from the bed again. He starts hammering a hole in one of the walls, to her confusion.[38][30]
  • Malcolm Ducasse meets with Jeri Hogarth to give her the nondisclosure agreement from Cody Willamet, though Ducasse is uncomfortable with his role in allowing Willamet, an entitled drunk, back on the road. Ducasse reminds Hogarth that he is an investigator, not a fixer, though Hogarth says that she required both. She reminds Ducasse that he will be able to launch his own PI firm after working with her. Once Ducasse is gone, Hogarth continues to read a Zoye Lyonne Arts Scholarship Benefit Concert email she had received. She instructs Char to make a platinum-level donation and put the address in her calendar.[36][37]
  • Scott Lang tries plastic indoor ten-pin bowling, but completely misses all the pins.[38][40]
  • Rafael Hernandez has Dinah Madani meet him to talk over dinner. Hernandez tells her that he is receiving complaints about her visiting Billy Russo so often, and tells her that she needs to remember she cannot change the fact that he fooled her. Madani continues to insist that Russo is lying about his memory-loss. Hernandez says he wishes Castle had killed Russo, but Madani says she is glad Russo did not die thinking he had killed her, and leaves the restaurant.[38][30]
  • Skirmish at Andrew Brandt's Apartment:
    • Jones remains in Walker's hotel room into the night. She uses the binoculars she found in Walker's bag to scope the neighboring apartment building, to see who Walker was stalking. Jones spots Walker on the street and watches from the hotel room as she follows the man into his home.[37] Walker, meanwhile, tucks her hair in and pulls a mask over her face.[36][10]
    • Walker sets off Brandt's alarm, and Brandt goes to confront her.[36][10]
    • Jones witnesses Walker break into the man's apartment and begin to attack him. Just as he gains the upper hand and goes for a gun, Jones goes to save her, crashing through the man's window as he pulls out a gun and begins firing.[10] Jones disarms the man, Andrew Brandt, and retreats into the bedroom with Walker, who exhibits impressive reflexes and agility to get free of Jones before returning to the main room, only to discover that the man, and the sculpture that she was after, is gone.[36][37]
  • Walker jumps out of the window, landing safely, to Jones' surprise. She returns to her hotel room, with Jones not far behind.[36][37]
  • Jones confronts Walker, referring to her as a cat burglar, but Walker says that she is simply trying to get justice. Jones realizes that Walker's new abilities mean that Karl Malus' procedure worked. Walker explains Brandt's past and why she is pursuing him. Walker claims she is trying to be the hero she always wanted to be, and Jones mocks her for it. Walker, however, says that she has freed Jones from her responsibilities of helping people, because she could do that now. Before leaving, Jones tells Walker that her mother was looking for her.[36][37][10]
  • Malcolm Ducasse watches from his car as Cody Willamet exits a restaurant, drunk. Willamet's girlfriend says that he is too drunk to drive, though Willamet is far too belligerent to adhere to her warnings. Willamet then drives off in his car, but Ducasse tails him.[36][37]
  • Willamet pulls up to a stop sign, not only drunk, but also texting while driving. As he drives forward, he is hit from the side by Ducasse, who exits his car and leaves the scene.[36][37]
  • Jones gets a drink at the bar, where Walker's talk show, Style by Trish, is on, but Jones requests it be turned off. A man, Erik Gelden, sits down beside her.[36][37]
  • Jeri Hogarth attends the Zoye Lyonne Arts Scholarship Benefit Concert in order to see her ex-girlfriend, Kith Lyonne, who thanks all the supporters for attending.[36][37]
  • After the concert, Hogarth and Kith Lyonne discuss their past. Hogarth points out the fact that she donated to the benefit concert every year. Kith introduces her husband, Peter, to Hogarth. He says that he has been following Hogarth's defense of super powered vigilantes, as he was a lawyer, though is now a professor of criminal law. Before leaving, Hogarth gives Kith her card as they arrange a meeting to catch up.[36][37]
  • At the bar, Erik Gelden introduces himself to Jones with a bet, which she loses. Gelden shares his view of the world with Jones: how everything is terrible and optimism is a lie. Jones then receives a burger she ordered, but Gelden will not allow her to eat it, claiming it is a bad burger. He offers to make her a burger of his own, that he bets $50 she would enjoy. Jones decides to take him up on the offer.[36][37]
  • Ambush at Alias Investigations Office: The pair return to Jones' apartment, where Gelden introduces himself properly and they start to kiss. They are interrupted by a knock at the door. Jones suspects it is Vido Arocho, but as she opens the door, she is stabbed by someone wearing a black ski mask. Jones, bleeding and wounded, shoves her assailant down the hall. She falls to the ground, and her attacker escapes.[36][37]
  • Ambush at the Tides Motel:
    • Frank Castle hands Amy Bendix a gun to protect herself, seeing a vehicle outside that he knows will be people come to kill her.[38][30]
    • Marlena Olin sits with more of her crew in the SUV outside the Tides Motel. She tells them that they will not contact Pilgrim until they have delivered on the job, not wanting his interference.[38][30]
    • Bendix wants to leave the motel and holds her gun to Castle, threatening him if he does not let her. He recognizes, however, that she does not have it in her, and she gives up.[38][30]
    • Olin and her crew see silhouettes moving and head into the room, but find no one visible there. They start shooting potential hiding places, but Castle suddenly ambushes them by coming through the hole he has knocked into the room next door. A firefight begins.[38][30]
    • Bendix sits, scared in the next room. When the shooting stops, she cautiously gets up, but Olin arrives at the door, holding a gun to her. Castle arrives, however, and knocks her out, then picks up Olin's unconscious boy and takes Bendix outside with him to leave.[38][30]
    • Castle puts Olin in the back of his van, but she wakes as he does so and attacks them again. Castle manages to shoot her in the leg and holds a gun to her. Bendix, however, sees an opportunity to get away. She jumps in the van and starts driving as Castle tells Olin to talk, before realizing what Bendix has done. However, Bendix is stopped by the arrival of the police, who take all three to the local station.[38][30]
  • At the Larkville County Sheriff Station, Marlena Olin has her wound tended to, but refuses to tell the police what happened.[38][30]
  • Amy Bendix plays up being a victim to the police sheriff, and claims to only be 16.[38][30]
  • Castle refuses to be taken for hospital treatment, and also decides not to tell the police what has happened.[38][30]
  • Castle, Bendix, and Olin have DNA, fingerprints, and mugshots taken.[38][30]
  • At the Good Rest Motel, John Pilgrim's assistant finds out about the police putting the fingerprints of Olin and "Castiglione" into the system in Ohio, and lets Pilgrim know.[38][30]
  • Dinah Madani is having a nightmare about Russo when she is woken by a call from Castle. He explains that she is his one call from the station and needs her help getting out, but she refuses, saying him being let off was a one-time thing, and that he is no longer part of her life.[38][30]
  • The sheriff tells Castle that he is looking at four counts of murder, which carries the death penalty locally. Castle warns that they need to let them go, because people will be coming to the station to attack, but the sheriff refuses.[38][30]
  • As the station nurse leaves the building and drives away, John Pilgrim sits outside in his own car, having driven to Larkville.[38][30][34]


  • In the early hours, Trish Walker is scolded by her mother for having missed two shows in a row. While Dorothy is able to keep the network from cancelling the show, she says Trish is out of second chances. Dorothy wonders what it was that caused Trish to disappear, though Trish will not reveal the truth. She allows her mother to believe that it was man trouble, simply stating that she is all alone. Trish then gets a call from Malcolm Ducasse, who informs her that Jones is in the hospital after being stabbed by a masked assailant.[36][10]
  • Jessica Jones lays in a hospital bed, pale and weak. Trish Walker watches over her and asks how she is feeling. Despite having just gotten out of surgery, Jones wants the name of the man Walker was after, suspecting that her attack was directly connected to him. Walker realizes that Jones had only called her down to get the name of her attacker, so she gives it, but then leaves.[36][10]
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  • Marlena Olin threatens Frank Castle in their neighboring cells.[38][34]
  • Amy Bendix tries to get Ken Ogden to buy her a Coke, and he eventually gives her the money to stop her from annoying him. Sheriff Roy Hardin interrupts and says that he has found out about her numerous aliases, knowing that she must be lying to him. She admits "Castiglione" helped her, but says that both him and Olin are crazy, and she is just caught in the middle.[38][34]
  • The sheriff tells Olin that he has identified her through her prints, and that she was the type of person they expect, but then turns to Castle and says that he is surprised he has nothing significant on record, saying he seems like someone who served as a marine. Olin threatens Hardin, who ignores the statement, but Castle tries to warn him that trouble is coming. Hardin brushes this off.[38][34]
  • Scott Lang watches a magic tutorial video on his laptop.[41][40]
  • Escape from Sacred Saints Hospital:
    • Krista Dumont tells Billy Russo that she thinks the reason he is sleeping so little is that he is choosing to, and that they need to gently help him recall his nightmares in his journal so he can gain mastery over them. Russo becomes angry, wanting different kings of help, and police guards enter in case they are needed. Russo, however, turns and attacks them, beating them both down.[38][34]
    • Russo walks through the building, holding onto Dumont to make sure she does not get help. Once outside, he asks why she did not scream, and she explains she feels he is not beyond help. Russo rejects this and runs away.[38][34]
  • Scott Lang uses a karaoke machine to entertain himself.[41][40]
  • Lang reads The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and starts to cry at the sadness of the story.[41][40]
  • Lang tries origami.[41][40]
  • John Pilgrim takes Lieutenant Ferrara to Larkville County Sheriff Station and requests to take the prisoners off their hands, but Sheriff Hardin refuses, saying they have to wait until the prisoners have been arraigned on Thursday. Ferrara asks to at least see them, but Hardin turns him away. Pilgrim calmly threatens that people will get hurt if they do not hand over the prisoners, and sees Bendix inside, but when Hardin still does not turn them over, he steps outside to initiate an attack.[38][34]
  • Pilgrim gives the signal for his people to set off an electromagnetic pulse, knocking out all electricity in the area.[38][34]
  • The police find that they cannot use their phones, and Castle and Olin realize the attackers have now arrived. Bendix asks again to be released.[38][34]
  • Dinah Madani arrives at Sacred Saints Hospital and sits to speak with Krista Dumont. She says that she thinks Russo has been planning this, but Dumont insists it was just a primal reaction from fear. Madani asks if he gave any indication of where he might go, but Brett Mahoney enters and says he banned her from the hospital, since her visits could impact the case and that Russo is NYPD territory. She angrily leaves, reminding him not to think of Russo as some lost soul.[38][34]
  • Once outside the room, Madani makes a call to Larkville.[38][34]
  • Lang bounces a ball inside into a basketball net.[41][40]
  • Sheriff Hardin takes "Castiglione" from his cell to be questioned.[38][34]
  • Bendix steals a Coca-Cola from the station vending machine. Sheriff Roy Hardin questions Frank Castle, who explains about the attack on Lola's Roadhouse and being chased by the attackers. Ken Ogden volunteers to drive to get help, and, despite Castle's protests, is handed the keys.[38][34]
  • As Ogden tries to drive away, John Pilgrim shoots him. He climbs out of the car and Hardin escorts him back to safety. He and the other officers see Pilgrim standing in the woods, and he orders them to go inside as Pilgrim walks up to talk with Hardin. Pilgrim says Ogden only has 2-3 hours to get to a hospital, so can only be saved if they hand over the people they came for.[38][34]
  • Amy Bendix helps some of the officers tend to Ogden, while the rest start barricading the station, and consider handing over their prisoners. Bendix steals the car keys and shows Castle, but he refuses to just escape, and requests that the sheriff let him loose to help take out their attackers.[38][34]
  • Lang looks over the plans for the apartments Karapetyan want security provided for.[41][40]
  • Attack on Larkville County Sheriff Station:
    • Marlena Olin tells another prisoner, Ken Ogden's brother Bruce, who has been locked up by Ken simply for being drunk in public, that an attack is coming. She sees one of her allies outside the window, and indicates that she needs freeing.[38][34]
    • Pilgrim's people begin firing into the station from the woods. The officers fire back, but Castle warns that it will be a diversion, and they need to cover the back. When they ignore him, soldiers break in through the back as Castle expected. One goes to free Olin, as the rest begin shooting in the station offices.[38][34]
    • The officers are struggling until Castle manages to get loose from his cuffs. He grabs hold of a gun and starts taking out the attackers one by one.[38][34]
    • Olin is freed and starts firing at Castle, but misses. Castle leads Hardin in forcing Olin out of the building, then they take cover until the firing stops. Hardin tells Castle he cannot let him run, but Castle points out his gun is empty. He stays nonetheless, leading Hardin to trust him, and releases Bruce Ogden.[38][34]
    • The officers discuss whether to turn over the prisoners, but Ken Ogden refuses to let them die just to get him to a hospital.[38][34]
  • Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne power up their Quantum Tunnel for the first time. The doorway to the Quantum Realm is opened momentarily, before it overloads and shuts down.[41][40]

Lang prepares to enter the bathtub

  • After 2 days trying to keep himself busy, Scott Lang falls asleep in the bathtub and has a vivid memory-like dream where he sees a young Hope van Dyne from the perspective of her mother Janet.[41][40]
  • Olin requests to Pilgrim that he let her be the one to kill "Castiglione", but Pilgrim kills her.[38][34]
  • Intrigued by his vision and thinking it could be important, Lang takes a secret burner phone from its hiding place and calls Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym about the vision. They do not pick up, but he leaves a voicemail. Realizing that he probably sounds stupid as he speaks, he decides to hang up and break the phone.[41][40]
  • With Lang having called them 5 minutes after they activated the tunnel, Pym and van Dyne consider that the timing is not coincidence and the opening of the Quantum Realm might have activated a message in Lang's head.[41][40]
  • Castle tells Ken Ogden he has been brave, but asks that he rest. He asks that Hardin let him go and take out the soldiers.[38][34]



  • Two of Pilgrim's men go to throw Molotov cocktails into the station, but Castle shoots the bottles first, causing the men to catch fire themselves instead. Castle then charges into the woods, quietly getting behind the soldiers as they shoot into the station and eliminating them.[38][34]

The Punisher fights off John Pilgrim's team

  • Pilgrim starts running as Castle makes his way through the woods, killing each soldier.[38][34]
  • The officers inside the station are stunned by Castle's expertise, but relieved.[38][34]
  • Pilgrim puts down one of his injured men and keeps running as Castle makes his way around looking for any remaining soldiers. Pilgrim finds Castle and nearly gets a shot on him, but is suddenly dazzled by a bright light from a helicopter above, missing his shot. Dinah Madani's voice calls down from the vehicle, saying Homeland Security have arrived and to stay where they are, but Pilgrim gets away.[38][34]
  • Madani lands and informs Castle that Russo has escaped from hospital.[38][34]
  • Ken Ogden is given medical attention. Bendix thanks him for his bravery and returns him his money as he is taken away.[38][34]
  • Madani tells Sheriff Hardin that "Castiglione" is part of a sensitive investigation, and should be officially considered to have never been there. Hardin thanks Castle for saving their lives and says that he will do what Madani has asked.[38][34]
  • Castle and Bendix prepare to board Madani's helicopter, with Castle insisting that she has to come. Hardin returns Castle his bag, and Castle and Bendix say they want to go to New York.[38][34]
  • Hope van Dyne breaks into Scott Lang's house, shrunken down. Flying up to Lang in the Wasp suit, she tranquilizes him and puts his ankle bracelet on a human-sized ant, who is instructed through Hank Pym's electromagnetic wave control system to repeat Lang's daily routine, so the FBI's suspicions are not aroused when tracking him.[41][40]
  • A rude man called Rick boards a bus and comes across Billy Russo, mocking him for his scars. Russo follows Rick off the bus and into an alley. When Rick threatens him with a knife, Russo attacks him.[38][35]
  • Russo walks out of the alley now wearing Rick's clothes, having beaten and stripped his attacker.[38][35]
  • Scott Lang wakes in van Dyne's car, which he comes to realize has been shrunken down to drive without being noticed. Van Dyne explains about the ant replicating his routine, and Lang attempts to apologize for his actions in Germany making them fugitives. Van Dyne dismisses this, saying they just want to bring him in because of what he has said was in his head.[41][40]
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Hank Pym taking his Mobile Laboratory away

  • Hope van Dyne takes Lang to the research laboratory where she and Hank Pym have been developing a tunnel for the Quantum Realm in the hopes of bringing Janet back. After Lang describes his dream in full detail, Hope and Pym deduce that he and Janet have a quantum entanglement because of the time he spent in the Quantum Realm.[41][40]
  • The trio leave the laboratory, and Pym shrinks the building down to a suitcase size to bring it along in their van. They drive to the restaurant Oui, where Hope van Dyne has arranged a meeting with gangster Sonny Burch to pick up a necessary component for the tunnel.[41][40]
  • Frank Castle looks out of a window in Dinah Madani's apartment, where Madani has taken he and Amy Bendix. Madani takes pills and leaves to meet Rafael Hernandez, saying they will discuss Russo when she returns.[38][35]
  • Dinah Madani tells Hernandez about dealing with Castle in Ohio. She lies and says she dropped him off outside the city and did not tell him about Russo. Hernandez tells Madani she needs to get more help and talk to someone about her problem with Russo.[38][35]
  • Bendix asks Castle, whose real name she has now heard, who he really is to have contacts at Homeland Security, but he avoids her question. She goes to the bedroom she is taking. Castle puts on the TV, and sees the news report of Russo's escape from hospital.[38][35]
  • Bendix washes and changes into clean clothes, while Castle watches a hockey game. Bendix lays down on her new room's bed, but finds herself unable to rest. She climbs down and crawls under the bed, where she starts crying, which Castle overhears.[38][35]
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Wasp fighting thugs at the Oui

  • Battle at the Oui:
    • Van Dyne meets with Burch, under the pseudonym of "Susan". However, Burch reveals that he knows who she really is and has arranged a potential purchase of Pym's laboratory for $1,000,000,000. Van Dyne turns down his offer, but Burch then refuses to give over the component.[41][40]
    • Van Dyne pretends to leave, before donning the Wasp suit and returning to attack. Due to being a tiny target, they are unable to hit her when they start shooting.[41][40]
    • Wasp follows Burch's men into the restaurant kitchen and swipes a salt shaker at, Uzman, the man carrying the component, enlarging it in front of him to knock him out.[41][40]
    • Burch's remaining men struggle with Van Dyne's repeated change of size, and she takes them all down, before picking up the component.[41][40]
    • Van Dyne heads out of the restaurant, but before she can leave, she is attacked by a mysterious figure in a white suit. The figure phases in and out of tangibility, causing Wasp trouble as she tries to fight back. The figure, known as Ghost, manages to take the component for herself.[41][40]
    • Hank Pym gives Scott Lang and updated Ant-Man suit, allowing him to join Wasp and help her.[41][40]
    • Ant-Man enters the restaurant and aids Wasp in fighting Ghost, but Ghost escapes and makes her way to Pym's van. She pushes her fist through his neck, threatening to make it tangible and kill him if he does not give her the lab, and he reluctantly does so.[41][40]
  • Lang brings Pym and van Dyne to hide at the X-Con Security Consultants office. There, they develop a plan to get the laboratory back, and Pym realizes that they need a quantum spectrometer to track its radiation. He reluctantly informs them that they will have to get one from his estranged ex-work partner, Bill Foster.[41][40]
  • Ghost returns to her hideout and gets herself into a Quantum Energy Chamber so as to stabilize her molecular disequilibrium.[41][40]
  • Russo sits in a bar and cuts his medical bracelet from his arm with Rick's knife. As he is served, the news comes on and once again reports on the hunt for him. He thinks back on one of his meetings with Krista Dumont.[38][35]
  • Scott Lang, Hank Pym, and Hope van Dyne go to meet Professor Bill Foster at Berkeley University, finding him giving a lecture.[41][40]
  • The trio sit down with Foster, who discusses how he used to work with Pym on Project G.O.L.I.A.T.H., where he grew up to 21 feet tall - a precursor to Lang's ability now to grow as tall as 65 feet. Their meeting is interrupted when Lang realizes Jimmy Woo and the FBI are outside. They make their way to leave, but not before Foster tells them that they can locate the lab by modifying a defractor from one of the suit's regulators.[41][40]
  • The FBI question Foster, but he lies to cover the trio.[41][40]
  • Pym explains to Lang and van Dyne that he removed the defractor from the new suits, but Lang ashamedly admits that he mailed himself his Ant-Man suit before turning himself in, rather than destroying it, angering Pym due to his actions putting it at risk of being stolen.[41][40]
  • Scott Lang calls Luis, saying he needs Cassie's trophy, as that is where he has hidden the suit. Luis tells him, however, that it is not there, and Scott realizes Cassie has taken it into school for show and tell.[41][40]
  • Madani returns to her apartment and tells Castle that, despite what doctors kept predicting, Russo has recovered remarkably well. She shows him that she has Russo's journal, and that he keeps drawing the skull of the Punisher vest, clearly thinking about Castle constantly. She reveals that she has the vest in her closet, and says that Russo has not got closure. Castle says that she should have shot him at the carousel, but she says that he, too, had the chance, and thinks he just found it too hard. Madani asks Castle for any details he might have to help find Russo.[38][35]
  • Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne go to Cassie's school, Brookemont Elementary, to retrieve the suit. During the infiltration, Scott discovers that his new suit, a work-in-progress, is experiencing problems with the regulator. It enlarges him within a closet, but when van Dyne takes a look at it, it then shrinks him to the size of a small child.[41][40]
  • Lang dons a child's hoodie from the lost and found, which can fit on his shrunken body, and sneaks through the school until he finds Cassie's classroom. The duo retrieve the suit and get away.[41][40]
  • The sun sets over New York City.[38][35]
  • Castle knocks on Bendix's door, but she is asleep. Wanting to head out, but ensure that she is safe, he takes the key from her door so she cannot leave. Bendix has a nightmare of finding her dead friends after the massacre in Chicago.[38][35]
  • Frank Castle visits his friend Curtis Hoyle. Hoyle says that he visited Russo, and that he is definitely suffering memory-loss, not being an act like Madani thinks. Hoyle says Castle should have put Russo down for good. He says that he is seeing a woman now, but does not want her anywhere near being involved with the situation. Castle asks where he thinks Russo might have gone, and Hoyle points out that Russo would likely go to settle scores.[38][35]
  • Billy Russo sits where he once watched a little league game of baseball with Frank Castle. He starts to drift off, then is snapped awake by nightmares of the skull once again.[38][35]


  • Ambush at Ghost's Hideout:
    • Modifying the defractor, the trio are able to locate the lab to a hideout. They break in to steal back the lab and find Ghost, unmasked, inside her Quantum Energy Chamber. When they turn their backs on her, however, she phases out of the chamber and knocks them out, then going outside and knocking out Hank Pym. She ties the trio to chairs.[41][40]
    • When Ghost wakes the trio, she reveals she is working with Bill Foster, who enters to talk to them with her. She reveals she is Ava Starr, daughter of deceased scientist Elihas Starr, whom Pym had fired and discredited when they had a disagreement during their work together at S.H.I.E.L.D.. She explains that Elihas attempted to continue his work on his own in Argentina, but that because he no longer had his required help, his Quantum Tunnel had collapsed, killing him and causing Ava's molecular disequilibrium. Ava goes on to tell them about how S.H.I.E.L.D. took her in and weaponized her, using her for stealth missions, and Foster states that when S.H.I.E.L.D. collapsed, he took her in. However, they are interrupted when Lang's phone buzzes with an alert.[41][40]
    • Cassie Lang video calls Scott, saying she left her soccer shoes at his house, but he manages to get her to hang up, claiming he is ill and cannot get up to look. Foster and Starr explain that they hope to extract quantum energy from Janet van Dyne to help repair Starr's molecular structure, despite the risk that it could kill van Dyne.[41][40]
    • Pym fakes a heart problem, and Hope van Dyne tells Foster that he needs his pills from his Altoids tin. They trick Foster into opening the tin, releasing and enlarging ants, one of which frees them while the others cause commotion. The trio steal back the lab and run away.[41][40]
  • After regrowing the lab in the forest, in the early hours of the day, Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne talk. Scott assures Hope that when they find Janet, she will not have forgotten about her, explaining that when he was in prison, Cassie was all he thought about. Luis calls him, saying that they made a mistake on the security plans for Karapetyan and need his help before the pitch in the morning, but Lang explains his situation, and why he cannot leave to visit him Luis person. He reluctantly gives Luis their location in the woods so he can come to them.[41][40]
  • Amy Bendix wakes and finds her room locked. She panics and Frank Castle lets her out. Still undergoing a panic attack, she shouts that he should never lock her in again.[38][35]
  • Luis heads out to visit Scott Lang, when Sonny Burch breaks into the X-Con Security Consultants office with his men, told by an inside agent in the FBI that he is a known associate of Lang, and asking Luis to tell him where Lang is. Burch says that he will administer a serum to make Luis more susceptible to slipping up and giving honest information, but when the X-Con trio say that this sounds like truth serum, Uzman, the man with the serum, becomes defensive and insists that it is not.[41][40]
  • Arthur Walsh goes to his kitchen, only to find Billy Russo. He thinks he is a robber, but Russo reminds him of who he is, and that he attended the Ray of Hope home.[38][35]
  • Bendix tells Castle about how she is struggling with flashbacks to the massacre she encountered, and he attempts to help calm her down. She starts explaining what happened, and tells Castle about Fiona and being part of her crew. Bendix says that she had to hide under the bed among the bodies of her friends in Chicago as a man in a vest came back in, and tells him that the job they had been given was taking photographs at a wedding and delivering them. Bendix recommends getting out of the city with the help of a girl she knows called Shantel, but Castle says that this would just get Shantel killed by the man coming after them. He recommends that they take the fight to their attackers instead.[38][35]
  • Walsh pours Russo a drink, and Russo says that he saw the home had been demolished, then come to Walsh since there was nobody else to go to. Walsh asks what happened to his face, showing no remorse for his behavior in the 1990s as he says it is a shame, since Russo had been a pretty child.[38][35]
  • Dinah Madani comes home and Castle tells her about Walsh, and that he thinks Russo might have gone after him. They are interrupted by a knock at the door. Castle and Bendix hide as Madani answers the door and finds Brett Mahoney, who says they know Russo's journal has gone missing, and he suspects her of taking it. He tells a story of how he had once become obsessive over an ex-girlfriend, explaining that she needs to stop involving herself with Russo so obsessively. He notices the two breakfast bowls on her table, but assumes she just has a man around, and she turns him away without him finding out about Castle's presence.[38][35]
  • Bill Foster sadly informs Ava Starr that she has only roughly 2 weeks to live. Starr suggests that they use Cassie Lang to bait Scott and get back the lab, but Foster refuses to get the innocent girl involved. Starr reluctantly decides to accept to use a different option.[41][40]
  • Arthur Walsh insists to Billy Russo that he was good to the children at Ray of Hope, and it was unfair that he was imprisoned. He says that he loved the children, and becomes angry at Russo for not loving him back, saying that he wonders if Russo has come back to him purely because he does not feel loved anymore with his scarred face.[38][35]
  • Assassination of Arthur Walsh: Furious, Russo kills Walsh with a chair leg.[38][35]
  • Burch injects Luis with Uzman's serum, and Luis begins to speak honestly. When Burch interrogates him on where Lang is, Luis tells a fast story about how Lang came to be where he is currently at from an emotional standpoint. Frustrated, Burch specifies that he needs to know where Lang is literally, and Luis gives the location in the woods. Ghost, who had been phasing herself invisible, reveals herself and gets him to give the specifics of the location, then leaves, slashing Burch's tire to slow him down.[41][40]
  • Burch calls his FBI agent, Stoltz, to let him know Pym and van Dyne's location and that Scott Lang is with them. He passes on the lead to Jimmy Woo.[41][40]
  • Amy Bendix uses a computer in a shop under the premise of trialing it, and uses it to look up Castle. She finds pictures and videos of his activities since 2015, and a worker in the store recognizes the pictures as the "Punisher", a name she had not heard before. He tells her about how he killed criminals and escaped prison.[38][35]
  • As dawn arrives in San Francisco, Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne activate the finally completed Quantum Tunnel, but it only works briefly before shutting down. However, with the brief exposure to the Quantum Realm, Janet van Dyne gets a better connection with Scott Lang and takes control of him for a few minutes. She proves it is her to Hope and Pym as she uses the time to help stabilize the tunnel and enter the coordinates to locate her, but she warns them that they only have 2 hours to get her before the Quantum Realm becomes so unstable they will not be able to reach her for another century.[41][40]
  • Luis calls Lang to warn him about Ghost, Burch, and the FBI knowing Pym and van Dyne's location and hearing that he has left house arrest. Lang passes on the information to Pym and van Dyne to warn them, apologizing for jeopardizing their rescue. He tells them that the FBI will be checking in on his house arrest and that he needs to rush back home, and he leaves to get back in time.[41][40]
  • Jim Paxton and Maggie and Cassie Lang come to Scott's house to pick up Cassie's soccer shoes. Cassie finds the giant ant in Scott's bath. Jimmy Woo then leads the FBI as they break into the house and demand to see Scott, but Cassie tries to cover for her father, claiming he has been vomiting and they cannot go near him. Woo eventually insists and pushes past her, only to find Scott, who got back just in time and slipped in through the window, shrunken in the Ant-Man suit.[41][40]
  • Arrest of Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne: Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne hurriedly leave the lab and shrink it down, only to find that the FBI have already surrounded them. Stoltz tells them they are under arrest.[41][40]
  • While at Lang's house, Jimmy Woo is informed of Pym and van Dyne's arrest. He is pleased and leaves the house, telling Lang he will be back later for the official end of his house arrest sentence.[41][40]
  • Stoltz grabs Pym's lab but is knocked out by Ghost, who then takes the lab for herself.[41][40]
  • Dinah Madani goes to Arthur Walsh's home in case Russo is there, but arrives only to find Walsh's dead body, with a chair leg lodged in his chest. She hears someone and immediately turns and shoots, assuming it is Russo, only to find it is Brett Mahoney, hitting him only in his bulletproof vest. He asks what she is doing at the location, but she refuses to explain before leaving the murder case to him.[38][35]
  • Cassie Lang sits down with her father, and he thanks her for covering for him. He says that he messes up trying to help people every time, and she suggests that he might need a partner. Scott assumes she is talking about Hope van Dyne, but Cassie explains that she means herself. He assures her that she would be great, but explains that he cannot put her in danger. She tells him that she is sure he can do whatever it is he needs to.[41][40]
  • Hope van Dyne slips a hairpin she had hidden in her mouth out into her hand and picks the lock on her and Hank Pym's handcuffs. They start to plan a risky escape, but Scott Lang arrives and, controlling trained ants, breaks Pym and van Dyne from FBI custody.[41][40]
  • Uzman witnesses the escape and reports back to Sonny Burch that Pym and van Dyne.[41][40]
  • Jimmy Woo rushes to find the missing father and daughter.[41][40]
  • Pym explains that he put a tracker on the lab after Ghost stole it, and the trio use the controlled ants to guide the way to find it.[41][40]
  • Meanwhile, Ghost and Bill Foster prepare to enter the Quantum Realm. Foster advises caution, but Starr explains that she is desperate and cannot wait, having only days left to live.[41][40]
  • Bendix returns to Dinah Madani's apartment and tells Castle that she has found out about his family and him killing the people behind their deaths. She asks if it made him feel better, and he says that it only does sometimes. Bendix admits she is not called Rachel, but Amy, and promises not to keep trying to run away anymore.[38][35]
  • With time running out to save Janet van Dyne, Pym says that he will enter the lab and dive into the Quantum Realm, asking that Hope and Lang protect the lab while he does so. Luis arrives, having been asked by Lang to follow in case they need his help.[41][40]
  • Scott Lang stands ready to help Pym get to the Quantum Tunnel. Luis talks to Hope van Dyne as they wait, but she takes little interest.[41][40]
  • Ghost and Foster get the Quantum Tunnel started, but it then fails. They realize that there are ants in the lab pulling wires out from sockets to break it, and, knowing that this means Hank Pym must be nearby, Ghost leaves to find and stop him. She follows a trail of ants leaving the building.[41][40]
  • With Ghost led away, Hank Pym enters the lab and confronts Bill Foster. He controls giant ants to corner Foster and force him to back away. Pym retrieves a specialized Quantum Realm suit. Foster apologizes for causing problems, explaining he simply wanted to help Starr, but Pym promises he will help find a cure once he has rescued his wife. Foster wishes him luck.[41][40]
  • Ghost finds Lang at the end of the ant trail and attacks him. He attempts to shrink, but is unable to due to the faulty regulator.[41][40]
  • Hank Pym prepares to enter the Quantum Tunnel.[41][40]
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Ghost fights Ant-Man

  • Lang calls for help, struggling to get away from Ghost.[41][40]
  • Pym fires up his ship to enter the Quantum Realm.[41][40]
  • Ghost continues to pursue Lang.[41][40]
  • Hank Pym tells Hope van Dyne he loves her, in case he does not return from the Quantum Realm.[41][40]
  • Ghost catches Lang and kicks him to the ground.[41][40]
  • Pym uses the ship to enter the Quantum Realm through the tunnel he and van Dyne built.[41][40]
  • As soon as Pym has gone, van Dyne has Lang control an ant to remotely shrink the lab. Lang explains to Ghost that they intentionally led her away from the building and shrinks to escape as she angrily watches van Dyne leave with the building.[41][40]
  • Lang mounts a flying ant to meet van Dyne and Luis, but as van Dyne begins to drive, she is stopped by Sonny Burch and his men in a convoy of cars. She maneuvers the van to slip past them and begins to drive away as fast as she can, with Burch's convoy in chase. When the first car tries to crash into Luis and van Dyne, van Dyne shrinks the van so the car swerves off the road.[41][40]
  • When one of Burch's cars catches them, Hope van Dyne shrinks the van again so it can drive under the chasing car. Van Dyne then grows the van again from underneath the vehicle, pushing it up and flipping it to the side.[41][40]
  • Van Dyne keeps driving, luring the cars to Lombard Street, and uses its winding design to cause a chasing car to crash as they are unable to turn fast enough when she shrinks the van. The car behind then crashes into it and flips over onto the street, sending bricks flying, which cause Luis to panic as, while shrunken, they seem huge.[41][40]
  • Hank Pym loses signal due to the chaos of the lab's movements. He gets stuck in a tardigrade field and as his ship recalibrates, he observes the beauty of the Quantum Realm. However, the tardigrades, relatively giant to the size of the ship, begin to close in. The ship restarts just before they can cause problems, and he continues traveling through the realm.[41][40]
  • Chase for the Mobile Laboratory:
    • Scott Lang catches up with Hope van Dyne and Luis. Van Dyne asks him to take the van's steering wheel as she climbs to the back of the van to deal with Burch's men.[41][40]
    • Wasp fires a shrinking disk at the motorbike of a motorcyclist working for Burch, shrinking it under him and causing him to fall. She shoots another at another motorcyclist but misses, instead accidentally shrinking a car belonging to the Watcher Informant.[41][40]
    • Ghost catches up with the ongoing chase and steals a motorbike from one of Burch's men.[41][40]
    • Wasp picks up Luis' Hello Kitty PEZ dispenser and throws it at more of Burch's motorcyclist men. She fires a growing disk at it to enlarge it, and the giant dispenser takes out two men.[41][40]
    • Ghost phases into the trio's van and kicks Wasp out of the back door, onto the road. She then steals the lab. She then escapes and breaks into a nearby truck, smashing the window to take the lab in with her and causing the driver to leap from his vehicle in fear.[41][40]
    • Wasp finds Ghost's truck and shrinks to get through the broken window, then tries to steal the lab back. Ant-Man leaves the van and gets to Ghost's truck, but ends up on the windscreen as Ghost turns on the wipers. The fight continues between Wasp and Ghost, but Ant-Man manages to grow himself to giant size, punching Ghost through the windscreen. Wasp takes the opportunity to steal back the lab.[41][40]
    • Ghost phases to get to the back of the van and apprehend Wasp. However, Sonny Burch catches up with them and rams the truck, causing Wasp to fall and drop the lab, and Burch reaches out of his window to catch it. He drives away, as Ant-Man returns to normal size, unable to control his faulty regulator.[41][40]
    • Ant-Man grows giant again and gets control of the van, putting his foot on the back of the vehicle and beginning to skate it in the direction he wants.[41][40]
  • Hank Pym reaches the quantum void and engages thrusters to reach Janet van Dyne's coordinates. He breaks through into a colorful section of the Quantum Realm and lands on a surface he finds.[41][40]
  • Luis realizes he has the remote to grow the lab and that he needs to get it to Ant-Man and Wasp so Hank Pym can safely return. He lets them know, and they tell him that since the van is ruined, he needs to open the Hot Wheels case to grow one of the cars and drive the remote to them.[41][40]
  • Luis gets away in the car, and Sonny Burch realizes he has the remote, chasing him. When they start to chase him, Luis shrinks the car to avoid the bullets, before regrowing. He asks for help and Wasp goes to take out the men after him as Ant-Man goes to retrieve the lab.[41][40]
  • Wasp breaks into a car chasing Luis and repeatedly shrinks and regrows to cause the men inside's punches to miss her and hit each other. The driver loses control and veers off the road, and Wasp flies out, joining Luis in his car.[41][40]
  • Ant-Man, still giant, catches up with Sonny Burch and kicks his van off-road. Burch gets out, carrying the lab, and hurries into an alley, where Ant-Man is unable to follow him as he cannot fit and finds himself unable to shrink due to the faulty regulator.[41][40]
  • Ant-Man runs around the buildings to find Burch and discovers that he has boarded a ferry, still carrying the lab. He eventually manages to shrink back to ant size and summons nearby flying ants, but they are repeatedly eaten by seagulls who swoop in. He eventually boards one, whom he names Ant-tonio Banderas, and flies out over the harbor, but Ant-tonio is eaten by another gull and he falls into the water.[41][40]
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Giant-Man intercepts a fleeing Sonny Burch

  • Growing back to giant size, Ant-Man swims the remaining distance to the ferry and then stands up on the seafloor beside the ferry. He reaches out and plucks the lab from Burch's fingers.[41][40]
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Hank Pym finds Janet van Dyne in the Quantum Realm

  • Rescue of Janet van Dyne:
    • Hank Pym walks through the Quantum Realm to find Janet van Dyne. The timer he is using to keep track of the time until van Dyne is no longer able to be found runs out, and Pym begins to succumb to the effects of the Quantum Realm, hearing increasingly loud voices and feeling like he is losing his mind.[41][40]
    • Falling unconscious, Pym begins to have a vision, in which Hope van Dyne, Scott Lang, and Bill Foster ask him why he has failed. A hooded figure with a blade behind their shoulder starts to walk towards him and puts its fingers to his temples, and he is jolted back to consciousness.[41][40]
    • Pym finds himself back in the Quantum Realm and the figure in front of him takes off their helmet - a Wasp helmet - revealing herself to be Janet van Dyne. The couple are reunited after 31 years and emotionally embrace.[41][40]
    • The couple return to the ship and Pym asks van Dyne how she managed to clear his mind by touching his head. Van Dyne explains that since 1987, her exposure to the Quantum Realm has led to a mix of adaptation and evolution. The ship is unable to find the lab's coordinates and warns Pym not to ascend yet, and Pym tells his wife what is happening in San Francisco.[41][40]
  • Ant-Man, giant-sized and dubbed "Giant-Man" by the news, wades back to the harbor pier with the lab, but becomes fatigued by the time spent enlarged.[41][40]
  • Jimmy Woo sees Giant-Man on the news and, believing Scott Lang must have left house arrest, leaves to apprehend him.[41][40]
  • Jim Paxton and Maggie and Cassie Lang watch the news, and Cassie smiles at her father's success.[41][40]
  • Kurt and Dave see the news and rush out to the harbor to help.[41][40]
  • Giant-Man puts the lab back on land but, just as Hope van Dyne and Luis arrive at the harbor, he falls asleep in the water and sinks to the seabed. Van Dyne sends Luis to pick up the lab as she dives into the water to save Lang.[41][40]
  • Luis runs to the lab, remote in-hand, but Ghost arrives and kicks him out of the way. She takes the remote and grows the lab on the harbor.[41][40]
  • Notified that the lab has been regrown and thinking it is safe to return, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne launch the ship and begin their ascent out of the Quantum Realm.[41][40]
  • Hope van Dyne is unable to wake Scott Lang, so amends his regulator, allowing him to shrink to ant size. She picks him up in her hand and swims him to the surface.[41][40]
  • Van Dyne drops Lang off on the pier and he wakes. She kisses him.[41][40]
  • Sonny Burch's men catch Luis and prepare to shoot him. However, before they can, Kurt and Dave electrocute them with Tazers.[41][40]
  • Bill Foster catches up with the lab and enters to try to dissuade Ava Starr from going after van Dyne. He tells her what Pym told him: that van Dyne will be able to help cure her, but Starr refuses to take the risk, desperate to rid herself of her pain. She enters a Quantum Energy Chamber and, using the coordinates locked onto van Dyne, begins to siphon quantum energy from her.[41][40]
Scott saving Hope

Ant-Man and Wasp fight Ghost outside the Quantum Tunnel

  • Ant-Man and Wasp enter the lab and start pulling the plugs on Starr's chamber. Starr goes to fight back, but the duo together manage to keep her occupied. Wasp falls onto the Quantum Tunnel ramp just as Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne return, and Ant-Man turns giant to scoop Wasp to safety.[41][40]
  • Janet van Dyne exits the ship and Hope is overjoyed. The mother and daughter have a tearful reunion. Hope then embraces her father as Janet talks to Scott Lang, joking about how, in a sense, they have already met.[41][40]
  • Janet van Dyne turns to Ava Starr and places her hands on the side of Starr's head. Saying she thinks she can help, her hands glow as she transfers quantum healing particles to Starr. Starr's molecular disequilibrium settles, as her phasing becomes more controlled and her pain is relieved.[41][40]
  • Luis runs into the building and warns the group that the police are coming.[41][40]
  • Kurt and Dave explain to police that they have apprehended Sonny Burch, Uzman, and another of Burch's men for them. The three criminals readily confess to their crimes, injected by Kurt and Dave with Uzman's truth serum.[41][40]
  • Scott Lang tells the group at the lab that he has an idea for how to avoid the police.[41][40]
  • Jimmy Woo catches what he believes to be Giant-Man. However, Lang has set up the enlarged, empty Ant-Man suit. It shrinks down and Woo turns to see the lab shrinking in the distance, realizing he has made a mistake and fallen for a distraction. Lang controls an ant to pick up the suit and makes his way to reunite with the group.[41][40]
  • Luis, Kurt, and Dave pick up Pym and the van Dynes, carrying the lab in the X-Con Security Consultants van.[41][40]
  • Bill Foster offers to go with Ava Starr as she runs from the police, but she says she does not want him join her as a fugitive. He refuses to leave her on her own, and she hugs him to thank him for taking care of her.[41][40]
  • Woo and his FBI agents rush back to Scott Lang's house to catch him out for having left the house. However, when they get there, they find him simply playing the electric drums, claiming to have been in the house the whole time.[41][40]
  • Still suspicious, Woo nonetheless proceeds with the official end of Lang's house arrest sentence, removing his ankle monitor.[41][40]
  • Krista Dumont has a knock on her apartment door, and finds that it is Billy Russo, saying that he has nowhere else to go and covered in Arthur Walsh's blood. She lets him in, and he admits he found her apartment by following her home. He begs for her help, and she takes him to her bathroom, then picks up her phone to call the police.[38][35]
  • Russo steps out of the bathroom and sees Dumont about to make the call. He tells her he would not blame her if she did, but asks her if she thinks it might be possible to look in the mirror and see the best version of himself again, rather than the face that represents everything he ever did wrong. She locks her phone, deciding not to call.[38][35]
  • Amy Bendix plays one-eyed jacks with Frank Castle and explains that everyone knows it is a scam that people always lose, but they keep trying nonetheless because they are stubborn and overconfident. She says that the only win is to not play, likening it to their current situation, but Castle disagrees, saying they just have to make sure they are in the dealer position.[38][44]
  • Turk Barrett goes to his car, only to find Frank Castle waiting in the back seat. Castle asks if he knows a "Konchevsky" from his time selling guns, and he reluctantly tells Castle that Konchevsky's people operate out of Kazan's Gym. He tells Barrett to let Konchevsky know that someone wants to meet with the "photos and the girl" from Chicago, claiming to offer him 25% of whatever they pay. He gives Barrett a number to call once he has arranged it.[38][44]


  • Billy Russo has nightmares once again.[38][44]
  • Dinah Madani also has a nightmare, in which she finds Russo has broken into her apartment. She wakes from it and tries to return to sleep.[38][44]
  • Krista Dumont wakes Russo in her apartment. He is frantic and angry, but she helps him calm down. She explains that she let him in because she wanted to help him, then goes to get him a glass of water, rolling up her sleeves and exposing her self-harm scars as she turns on the tap.[38][44]
  • Madani returns to her apartment and is greeted by Castle and Bendix. She explains that Russo killed Walsh and is likely exactly as broken and crazy as he had seemed all along. Bendix asks if Madani might be able to deport the Russians they are dealing with, which only makes Madani realize that the pair have brought their trouble to her doorstep. She gives them 24 hours to get out of town. Bendix is not fussed, and happy she has stolen Madani's credit card.[38][44]
  • Back home, John Pilgrim whips himself on the back. His son, Lemuel, tells him Anderson Schultz has arrived.[38][44]
  • Eliza Schultz talks to Rebecca Pilgrim, who is growing increasingly sick, trying to reassure her.[38][44]
  • Anderson Schultz tells John Pilgrim that the man and girl still have to be dealt with, and that they are in New York now. He says that he believes Pilgrim will be strong enough to cope with returning there after his previous experiences.[38][44]
  • In Madani's apartment, Bendix tries Madani's makeup and clothes, while Castle stakes out Kazan's Gym. Bendix has fun pretending to be Madani, while Castle watches men arriving at the gym. Bendix orders several things with Madani's card, including pizza, clothes, and a computer.[38][44]
  • Castle watches from outside as Turk Barrett enters the gym. He approaches Mr. Kazan and asks to see Sergei Konchevsky about Chicago, but the men in the gym put him in a choke hold as Kazan explains that someone killed Konchevsky in Chicago.[38][44]
  • Billy Russo tells Krista Dumont he refuses to go back to the hospital. She says he is not the only one who feels scared and helpless, and he acknowledges that she, too, must have issues in her life, but that at least she remembers hers.[38][44]
  • Castle returns to Madani's apartment and reprimands Bendix for spending Madani's money. He gets a call from Barrett, who, held captive by the Russians, is forced to say that everything is fine and arrange a "meeting" for Castle to attend. Once he has hung up, Castle explains to Bendix that he knows Barrett is lying. Bendix says that, with the people coming after them not being Russian, she thinks Konchevsky might be dead, and Castle agrees.[38][44]
  • John Pilgrim tells Rebecca that he is leaving again. She tells John that she wants the last thing she sees before she soon dies.[38][44]
  • Billy Russo overhears one of Krista Dumont's patients, a veteran named Jake Nelson, in a meeting with her. He talks about his struggles, but assures her he is going to a veteran support meeting after.[38][44]
  • Dinah Madani visits Curtis Hoyle for help with Frank Castle, but they both lie to each other and say that neither have seen Castle recently. Hoyle's veterans, including Nelson, arrive and Hoyle says that she will have to wait until after the meeting to talk, inviting her to join them.[38][44]
  • The meeting begins and attendee Jimbo talks about his dishonorable discharge. Hoyle advises him to appeal his case. Nelson asks why Madani is present, assuming she has not gone through their struggles, but she explains about everything she has been through, finding herself talking openly about her problems.[38][44]
  • After the meeting, Madani and Hoyle talk. Hoyle explains that Russo was twisted by greed, not his experiences with war. He promises to tell her if he comes across Russo, and asks her intentions with him. She says she wants him locked up, but Hoyle admits he thought she would say killed, and that that is how he feels.[38][44]
  • Castle takes the cast off his arm, which is still injured, and heads out to face the Russians.[38][44]
  • Castle watches the Russians leave Kazan's Gym for the agreed "meeting" place at Turk Barrett's shop.[38][44]
  • Russo sits in a bar, and Jake Nelson comes and sits next to him. They get talking about their respective military experience.[38][44]
  • The Russians prepare themselves in Barrett's shop for Castle to arrive, so they can ambush him.[38][44]
  • Attack on Kazan's Gym:
    • Meanwhile, Castle walks into the gym, less protected due to the men at Barrett's. Kazan recognizes him as the Punisher and asks if he killed Konchevsky, which Castle denies. Castle says it is time they start talking, but Kazan has his thugs attack. Despite their size, Castle manages to use the gym equipment to his advantage and brutally beat each of them until only one is left.[38][44]
    • The large thug gets the upper hand on Castle until Castle manages to grab a weight from a stand and use it to bash the thug's face in.[38][44]
    • Castle then threatens Kazan, asking who paid for the photographs, and Kazan fearfully tells him that it was a man named Nikolai Poloznev. Castle tells Barrett that he is not angry with him, since he did exactly what he needed to, but they agree they never want to see each other again.[38][44]
  • Russo and Nelson keep drinking and taking. The flashing camera of other patrons momentarily triggers Russo to have a flashback to the mirrors of the carousel. Nelson offers him drugs, but he refuses. The two start to talk about how they are treated like a problem after returning from war, but that they should turn the tables on the world. Nelson reveals that he knows who Russo is, which puts Russo on edge, but Nelson explains that he feels it is an honor to meet him.[38][44]
  • Krista Dumont tries to face up to her terrible vertigo, opening her window and stepping closer to it. She starts to become dizzy and panicked.[38][44]
  • Castle returns to Madani's apartment and tells Bendix about Poloznev. She looks him up and finds out he is a billionaire and friend of the Russian president, living in New York.[38][44]
  • Respecting Madani's wishes and leaving her apartment, though not town, Castle and Bendix head to a place Hoyle has arranged for them to stay.[38][44]
  • Madani gets home to find her apartment tidy and vacated, and her credit card and new bills on her counter.[38][44]
  • John Pilgrim shoots the rest of the Russians at Kazan's Gym.[38][44]


  • Destruction of Clive's Photo Studio: Frank Castle and Amy Bendix visit a man, Clive, whom they have found out helps people take fetishistic photographs of children. They get inside and Castle beats him down as Bendix goes to use his photo-developing kit. Once she is done, Bendix convinces Castle to let Clive live as they leave. Nonetheless, they decide to burn the place down, with Clive getting out just in time.[38][45]
  • Curtis Hoyle wakes with his girlfriend in their hotel room.[38][45]
  • Hoyle helps serve food to the homeless. Jimbo, from his veteran support group, turns up, and Hoyle shows him that he has got him a pair of glasses, and he is immensely grateful. Hoyle says he wants to help him move out of living in his car soon.[38][45]
  • Billy Russo passes Krista Dumont's room as she is dressing. He notices a scar on her back and becomes fixated on her, but she closes the door when she notices, uncomfortable.[38][45]
  • Amy Bendix confirms from a phone call that Nikolai Poloznev eats breakfast at the same time, in the same place, every day.[38][45]
  • Bendix and Castle watch Poloznev arrive for breakfast, as expected.[38][45]
  • Bendix and Castle sit outside Poloznev's daughter's private school, and start talking about Castle's daughter, Lisa. Bendix tries to comfort him, but Castle is saddened.[38][45]
  • Krista Dumont tells Billy Russo to stop acting so self-destructively, since she wants to help save him. She asks where he was the night before, and he explains about drinking with Nelson. Dumont tells him not to go out again - and that if he does, he must not get caught.[38][45]



  • Billy Russo works out. He goes looking in Dumont's drawers and finds a note she has written comparing him to someone called "KM", and saying that his state breaks her heart.[38][45]
  • Rescue of Erik Gelden.[48]


  • Billy Russo ambushes Curtis Hoyle on his way to his car, holding a gun to him and makes sure Hoyle ejects his magazine and round from the gun he carries. He says that he has been informed he shot Hoyle and is sorry, but feels he has already paid for it with his scars and broken memory. He asks Hoyle how that happened to him, who did it, but Hoyle claims he cannot say.[38][45]


  • John Pilgrim looks over a Bible given to him by his wife, Rebecca, as well as photos of his family. He prepares his things and heads out of his hotel room.[38][45]
  • John Pilgrim sits in a cafe in New York City.[38][45]
  • Dinah Madani takes her pills, then goes to leave her apartment. There is a knock on her door, and she finds out it is Brett Mahoney. She opens the door and he comes in, saying he has worked out that there must have been a third person at the carousel, and suspected it to be Frank Castle before confirming with the two young people Russo kidnapped before the fight. He says he is disappointed that she cannot be honest, before leaving.[38][45]
  • Kidnapping of Nikolai Poloznev:
    • Castle pretends to be a homeless man so as to sneak up on Nikolai Poloznev's driver, then knocks him out.[38][45]
    • Amy Bendix poses as a waiter and shows Poloznev at breakfast that she has one of his photographs. He gets up and sends men after her, but she slips into the crowd of schoolgirls passing by. Poloznev gets into his car only to find Castle waiting in the driver seat.[38][45]
  • Dinah Madani visits a cafe, and John Pilgrim, who had been waiting for her, gets up from his seat to follow her.[38][45]
  • Madani notices Pilgrim following her and holds a gun to him. He says that he is there regarding Frank Castle and wants to know where he and the girl are. She refuses and takes a photograph of him, and he walks away, telling her she is easy to find.[38][45]
  • Madani rushes back to the cafe and tells them not to clean anything so she can take fingerprints.[38][45]
  • Castle drives Poloznev to the waterfront and walks him into a building. Poloznev says that he assumes Castle killed Kazan, but Castle explains that he did not, which makes Poloznev realize that they have mutual enemies. He tells Castle that the people after them are Anderson and Eliza Schultz, powerful people who have raised their senator son David Schultz to one day become president, but that he is homosexual, and his orientation, due to homophobia, and the cover-up, due to the lying, could sink his political career, so the photographs of him kissing another man are dangerous. Poloznev explains that the reason he wanted them was to be able to blackmail and control the Schultzes. Castle has him kneel and prepares to shoot him, but reconsiders when he thinks of Poloznev's innocent daughter. He tells Poloznev to leave the country with his family and walks away.[38][45]
  • Billy Russo joins Jake Nelson, Jimbo, and some other veterans at a bar.[38][45]
  • Madani instructs a forensics worker, Wendy, to assess the items from the cafe. The woman is excited.[38][45]
  • Chase of Jimbo's Car:
    • Jimbo lets the other veterans know that his car is being towed, and that he relies on the car to live in. Russo decides to lead the group in chasing down the tow driver. They stop him in the street and Russo angrily starts beating the driver until Nelson stops him.[38][45]
    • The group get the car back for Jimbo, and Russo tells him to drive to Texas and change his license plates. The others talk about how good it felt to do something like that, and one man suggests that they rob a bank together, saying he knows somewhere they can hit.[38][45]
  • Bendix expresses her frustration to Castle about her friends dying over what she sees as a small matter, but Castle tells her the group were wrong to get involved in a blackmail scheme, and comments on her being silly to want to play with guns. She says she just wanted to be useful and feels like he sees her as useless, so he expresses some regret and asks her to sit back down. Bendix tells him she just hates their situation.[38][45]
  • Curtis Hoyle goes to meet Jimbo at a police station, where he has been taken in, caught after the tow driver incident. Jimbo explains what happened, and that the man leading the group was called Billy, and Hoyle realizes what is happening. He asks that Jimbo not tell the police anything.[38][45]
  • Assassination of Nikolai Poloznev: John Pilgrim finds Nikolai Poloznev and kills his men and him in an elevator.[38][45]
  • Ambush on Gregory Sallinger.[49]
  • Brett Mahoney comes to Krista Dumont's apartment and subpoenas her for Billy Russo's files. She tells him she is hopeful about saving Russo. When Mahoney leaves, Russo steps out and admits that if she had told Mahoney about him, he would probably have killed him. He starts to comment on the fact that she seems lonely and in a poor emotional state. She tries to deflect talking about it, but he then confronts her about "KM", asking if he is some other "pet project" of hers and he is just some victim of a pattern she goes through. He grabs her and Dumont takes a letter-opener, stabbing him in the hand in self defense. The two stop, then Russo suddenly decides to kiss her.[38][45]
  • Both Madani and Castle get to Hoyle's meeting room, where Hoyle is waiting. Madani angrily tells Castle that his problems are now affecting her, showing him the picture she took of the mysterious man earlier. Hoyle tells them to both sit and explains what has been happening with Russo, that he came after him the day before and is crazy, and cannot just be taken in by a couple of policemen. Castle says he will deal with the man who came after Madani, but Hoyle says they have to focus on Russo first. Castle accepts this and says that he will have to end the Russo situation his way.[38][45]
  • Madani tells Castle that she thinks he finds it easy killing people, a notion he rejects. He says that she must have wanted Russo dead, but she claims not to. Hoyle admits he sees no end other than Russo's death and that he knows someone who will know Russo's location.[38][50]
  • Kidnapping of Erik Gelden.[49][51]


  • Madani wakes and goes to shower, and has disturbing recollections of her time with Russo and being shot.[38][50]
  • Billy Russo and Krista Dumont have sex again. Dumont tells him that her back scars came from a bad fall at age 9.[38][50]
  • Dumont looks at herself in the mirror and smiles.[38][50]
  • Russo tells Dumont that he wants to go out, having regained some confidence because of her and his crew. He explains that he knows he had built his life up before his injury, and wants to reclaim some of it. Dumont tells him he cannot just walk out on her and goes to grab her gun from a hiding place, but he reveals he has already taken it. She begs him not to go, but he walks out nonetheless. Dumont goes to her window and watches him leave, then starts experiencing vertigo again.[38][50]
  • Madani checks in with Wendy at forensics, who explains she has tried everything but cannot identify the man who came after her. She compliments Madani on her work, and Madani finds her odd.[38][50]


  • Frank Castle and Curtis Hoyle break into Jake Nelson's apartment in the hope of finding Billy Russo. Hoyle finds Nelson's drugs.[38][50]
  • Russo's crew practice for their planned robbery. Bobby comes to them and confirms that their schedule is unchanged.[38][50]
  • The group practice with the addition of Bobby, preparing for what could happen if someone tries to stop them in the bank.[38][50]
  • Russo goes over the plan one last time, then tells the crew to get some sleep. Nelson wants to go back home, where it is warmer, but Russo refuses to let him, saying they need to stay overnight for operation security.[38][50]


  • Castle and Hoyle sit together in a car outside Nelson's apartment. Hoyle encourages Castle to settle down, and Castle tells him he nearly did after meeting Beth Quinn, but how it all went wrong. Hoyle says that he thinks he has an idea of where Nelson is getting his drugs.[38][50]
  • Craving drugs, Jake Nelson sneaks out of the building.[38][50]
  • Marion James meets with Dinah Madani. James says that she understands Madani's frustration regarding Russo's escape. Madani explains about Castle returning, and James recommends letting Castle kill Russo, but Madani says that she feels like that is still taking action, just letting someone else pull the trigger. James advises that sometimes, taking no action is the least worst option.[38][50]
  • Kidnapping of Jake Nelson:
    • Curtis Hoyle stops Nelson on his way to get drugs, and Frank Castle knocks him out.[38][50]
    • Nelson wakes, tied by Castle to a chair in his apartment. Castle starts questioning him about Billy Russo, but Nelson is resistant and refuses to give him up. Dinah Madani, also present with Hoyle, tells him that if Russo commits any more crimes he will legally become an accessory. Nelson tries to act tough, so Castle sets him loose to prove himself, only to beat Nelson and stab him in the hand. He questions him again, hurting him increasingly in the need for information, but Madani eventually tells him to stop and to come outside to talk. Hoyle tells Nelson that they just need to know where Russo is.[38][50]
    • Castle tells Madani he is happy for her to turn a blind eye, but she says that she feels they are going to end up acting no better than Russo and William Rawlins.[38][50]
    • Hoyle takes the knife out of Nelson's hand and explains what Russo did to Castle and his family, trying to convince Nelson to give Russo up before Castle can brutalize him further.[38][50]
    • Castle reenters, threatening to stab Nelson further, but Nelson gives in and tells them the group will be hitting ReadyQuick Check Cashing, and the location of the warehouse where they have been staying.[38][50]
  • Castle and Hoyle go to drive to the bank, but Madani says she cannot participate any longer and feels she must let Brett Mahoney know so he can deal with Russo. Castle tells her to simply do what she feels she needs to.[38][50]
  • Russo's crew sit around, waiting for Nelson. Meanwhile, Castle and Hoyle pull up near the warehouse, hoping to catch the crew before they leave. Russo tells his crew to give up on Nelson. Outside, Castle cocks his gun, preparing for an encounter. Russo reshuffles the team's positions. Castle and Hoyle close in on the warehouse. The crew get into their cars and start driving out, just as Castle and Hoyle arrive on the scene, moments too late. They rush back to the car to get to the bank.[38][50]
  • Robbery of the ReadyQuick Check Cashing:
    • ReadyQuick Check Cashing receives its weekly Friday money drop. Moments later, Russo's crew pull up and enter the bank, holding the workers at gunpoint.[38][50]
    • Russo addresses the manager, Lillian, telling her to open the safe and hand over the money. She bravely stands up to him, refusing to hand over the money as the bank was a family business that her father worked very hard to build, regardless of the fact that the money is insured.[38][50]
    • Russo pulls out a grenade and threatens to throw it at the workers behind the desk. Lillian points out that it will not fit through the hatch, so Russo turns his gun on her. She still refuses to give over the money, but another worker, Anton Reed, rushes and lets Russo's crew in, seemingly in fear for their lives.[38][50]
    • Russo's crew raid the bank and tie the workers' hands. He tells Reed to come with him.[38][50]
  • Chase of Jigsaw's Crew:
    • Castle and Hoyle pull up near the bank. Castle tells Hoyle to stay put so he does not end up hurt because of being unable to run due to his bad leg. He then gets out to deal with Russo.[38][50]
    • Russo's crew leave the bank and see a man wearing Nelson's mask arriving. They believe it to be Nelson, but once he is closer, Castle pulls off the mask and reveals himself to Russo, unbuttoning his jacket to show the Punisher vest. Russo is left shocked as a firefight begins around him, stunned that the man he thought was his close friend is the one who ruined his life and wants him dead.[38][50]
    • Castle ducks and dodges fire from Russo's crew. One of the crew gets Russo into a car to drive away, and Castle takes one of their cars for himself. Hoyle, nearby, notices the shooting as Castle drives after Russo.[38][50]
    • Billy Russo continues to be tormented by remembering that Frank Castle was the one who ruined his life.[38][52]
    • Castle is shot at as he continues to drive after Russo.[38][52]
    • Russo shouts for his men to stop the car as he prepares a gun.[38][52]
    • As a sniper continues to aim at Castle, Curtis Hoyle knocks him out from behind, then takes the gun and rushes to help.[38][52]
    • Russo gets out of his car and shoots at Castle as he drives at him. He asks if Castle was the one to ruin his face and memory, and Castle, getting out of the car, shouts that he did. Russo opens fire again in Castle's direction.[38][52]
    • Hoyle prepares a shot on Russo from a roof nearby, but the police, let by Brett Mahoney, arrive on the scene and Russo moves to fire on them, losing Hoyle his opportunity. He leaves the roof.[38][52]
    • A shootout begins between the police and Russo. Russo continues to shoot after Castle, but Castle runs away from the scene, leaving Russo with the police.[38][52]
    • Russo shoots at the police, until his crew get him into a car and drive away.[38][52]
    • Castle sprints down the street.[38][52]
    • Castle pushes people out of the way as he runs, with Mahoney chasing him. Mahoney corners him in an alley and forces him to give himself up. However, Curtis Hoyle gets into the alley and holds a gun to Mahoney, telling him he has to give up Castle. Castle tells Mahoney he is coming after the wrong man and punches him to daze him as he escapes.[38][52]
  • Russo's crew get back to their warehouse, where Bobby frees Anton Reed, who had been their man on the inside for the job. Reed says he deserves more than an even share. Bobby angrily tells Russo he nearly ruined the job, but Russo shoots him and Reed through the head.[38][52]
  • Curtis Hoyle tells Castle he is worried about having held a gun to a police officer. Castle reminds him he told him to stay in the car, but Hoyle says that he cares about him, and felt the need to take out the sniper. Castle tells Hoyle that Russo was shocked when Castle drew on him, genuinely not remembering what he did, and that for a moment it had made him hesitate as he remembered what Russo used to be like.[38][52]
  • Krista Dumont has another knock on her door, and finds Billy Russo, once again pleading to come in. He says he has nowhere else, but she closes the door on him. However, after a moment's consideration, she decides to open it and let him in again. Russo, distraught, tells her that the man in his nightmares was Frank Castle all along, and that he does not know why Castle, his best friend, would have done what he did. He tells Dumont she is the only one who can help him.[38][52]
  • Amy Bendix practices loading a shotgun and keeps herself occupied in her and Castle's trailer.[38][52]
  • Curtis Hoyle receives texts from his girlfriend, Delia, angry with him as she has worked out he has been lying about what he has been doing.[38][52]
  • Castle hides and listens as Mahoney and the police investigate Russo's warehouse. Mahoney checks the bodies of Reed, whom he still believes was a hostage, and Bobby.[38][52]
  • Castle returns to Hoyle and tells him about Russo killing the apparent hostage. Hoyle is frustrated that he missed his chance to shoot Russo, and more people have died because of it, as well as his problem with Delia. He angrily says that they served their time and should have been able to put this life behind them.[38][52]
  • Castle and Hoyle return to the trailer park, and Bendix decides she wants to practice the disarming move Castle taught her. She attempts it on him as he enters, but he becomes furious, already on-edge because of Russo, and shouting that he could have accidentally killed her. Hoyle tries to calm him down, but Castle says that they need to remember they are not playing games. He leaves the trailer again, wanting to hunt Russo down, and Hoyle follows him. Bendix slumps on the trailer floor, upset by her mistake.[38][52]
  • Infiltration into Wappingers Falls Police Station.[53]
  • Mahoney visits Dinah Madani in her apartment and explains that they have discovered the apparent hostage might have been an inside man. He asks why she tipped him off about the robbery, and if she knew about Castle, and she explains that Castle told her about it, and she told him not to go, unsuccessfully. Mahoney comments that Castle could have killed him, but Madani explains that Castle would not shoot an officer, which Mahoney does not believe. He says that she needs to give up Castle, since she seems to be able to contact him, or else he will arrest her, and leaves.[38][52]
  • Krista Dumont tells Billy Russo that what has been done to him was awful, and Frank Castle must have wanted him to suffer for the rest of his life. She assures him that learning the truth behind what happened will help him will help, as he can now confront his pain. He asks why she let him in, and she says that likes that together, they look forwards in life.[38][52]
  • Castle beats Jake Nelson for more information on where Russo might be, but Hoyle pulls him off Nelson, saying he is acting like Russo.[38][52]
  • Castle goes walking through New York City as a thunderstorm erupts, needing to let off some of his anger.[38][52]
  • Russo wakes Dumont and angrily accuses her of having known about Castle and not told him. He furiously starts wrecking her house and scares her. He grabs her and holds her up to her window, telling her he wants to make her feel the way he has been made to feel. She, however, that she has love for him, thinking he can change, and would never lie to him or betray him. He lets her down and she asserts that this version of him is in fact better than before, as he is still standing after losing so much. Russo starts crying and lets her embrace him.[38][52]
  • Bendix is cooking in the trailer when she hears someone coming. She prepares the shotgun, thinking it might be an attacker since if it were Castle he would have announced himself. The shot misses the visitor, Curtis Hoyle, who calls out that it is him, and is bemused to find out Castle instructed her to shoot anyone who arrived without announcement. She lets him in and offers food.[38][52]
  • Russo meets with his crew and gives them their share of the money, but says that they are capable of much more. He suggests that they form a brotherhood to pull off many more attacks and take full control of their lives.[38][52]
  • Hoyle assures Bendix that, while Castle can be horrible, he was only angry because he cared about her. He talks about how he met Castle, and when Bendix asks if Russo was one of the people behind Castle's family's deaths, Hoyle confirms it, explaining how Russo had been like family to them and so had utterly betrayed Castle. There is a knock at the door, which worries the pair, but it is Dinah Madani. She tells Bendix that she met the mysterious man after her, but could not charge him with anything to arrest him. Hoyle asks how she found them, and she explains she tracked his phone, so Bendix melts his SIM card as Madani tells Hoyle that Mahoney wants to find the man who held a gun to him, whom she worked out was Hoyle, and that they need to get Russo for Mahoney and hand over Castle, then Hoyle might be cleared. Hoyle says he does not know where Castle is.[38][52]
  • Castle walks through the cemetery where his family were buried. Meanwhile, in the trailer, Bendix complains about Castle's actions. In the cemetery, Castle visits his family's joint grave. In the trailer, Bendix tells Hoyle and Madani she just wants her old life back. Castle mourns his family, while in the trailer, Madani and Hoyle drink to him. Castle reflects, and Hoyle meanwhile asks Madani if she will give Castle up. She is unsure.[38][52]
  • Castle kneels at the grave, before sitting, mellowed and somber.[38][52]


  • Frank Castle returns to the trailer park and sees Dinah Madani inside, asleep. When he enters, Amy Bendix warns him about Madani wanting to sell him out, but he says not to worry. He explains that the visited his wife's grave, and that he has come to realize that his family's deaths did not change him - he has always been like this, and Maria knew but loved him anyway. He says that the people coming for them have no regard for the law, but asks that Madani, Bendix, and Curtis Hoyle let him be what he is meant to be to stop them.[38][54]
  • Billy Russo and Krista Dumont continue a masochistic sexual relationship.[38][54]
  • Dumont, lying in bed with Russo, says that their relationship cannot last forever, but that they should nonetheless make plans, to give the money he is raiding purpose. He agrees, but says she needs to let him deal with Castle first. She tells him not to let Castle define him, but he insists he has to know why Castle wants him dead.[38][54]
  • Raid of the Lower East Side Housing Project: Billy Russo's crew raid a Lower East Side housing project, killing four people and wounding a further three, then stealing around $500,000 in cash, drugs and weapons - their third attack in 24 hours.[38][54]
  • The crew return to their hideout, named Valhalla, and drop off their haul.[38][54]
  • Infiltration into the GT Agrochemical Office.[55]
  • In the night, Russo's crew party at Valhalla, with women present. One man, Moke, makes unwanted sexual advances on a woman named Lanie. When she turns him down, he becomes forceful, but Russo notices and shouts at him to stop.[38][54]
  • Assassination of Dorothy Walker.[55][56]
  • Attack on Gregory Sallinger.[55][56]


  • John Pilgrim meets with Anderson Schultz, who is practicing golf. Explaining that he is worried about Castle being taken in by police, he tells Pilgrim to visit his old contacts in the city and put a bounty on Castle's head. Pilgrim says he would rather deal with Castle himself, but Schultz states that they cannot take the risk, and claims to want the job dealt with fast so Pilgrim can return to his wife and children.[38][54]
  • Amy Bendix and Curtis Hoyle listen in on Russo's crew's radio communications and mark their movements on a map. They call Castle to let him know the latest location.[38][54]
  • Castle arrives at the given location and finds three of Russo's crew, including Moke. When they attack, he kills them all. He then takes Moke's smartphone and uses Moke's thumb to unlock it, finding a picture of Lanie in her Tipsy Tilly's Bar top.[38][54]
  • Anderson Schultz, and his son, David, meet. Anderson expresses his opinion that David's homosexuality equates to blasphemy, and that it would sink his career. David suggests that people have changed, but Anderson asserts that they have not enough. David is angry that his father only cares about campaigns rather than his son's well-being, but Anderson says that that is unimportant, since they have an opportunity to improve the country for the better. He asks David to come home for a couple of weeks to sort some things, but David does not understand what is so important.[38][54]
  • Pilgrim visits Danny, a young member of the Aryan Brotherhood, asking him to put out a call for Castle and the mysterious girl to be taken to him alive. Once Pilgrim has left, Danny calls Kusack, having recognized Pilgrim from years prior, to tell him about the visit.[38][54]
  • Amy Bendix and Curtis Hoyle talk in the trailer. Bendix tells him she always wanted to get into marine salvage, though that she cannot swim and has never seen the ocean. Hoyle is frustrated that Castle has not even called them, and decides that he cannot let down his veteran support group and has to leave her to see them. Bendix is annoyed, wanting to leave herself, but he instructs her to stay put.[38][54]
  • As soon as Hoyle is gone, Bendix decides to leave and meet with her contact Shantel to get out of New York City.[38][54]
  • Billy Russo breaks into Dinah Madani's apartment and looks around, finding his journal in her drawers.[38][54]
  • Castle visits Tipsy Tilly's Bar, where he finds Lanie, recognizing her from Moke's photograph. He questions her about the hideout, and she explains that a colleague, Tony, knew some of the crew, so she went along thinking it might be fun, but that it was horrible, and the men are off the rails. Lanie tells him it is a place called Valhalla in Queens, then giving him a rough location.[38][54]
  • Attack on Frank Castle: As Castle leaves the bar, he is followed by six men into an alley. Castle dodges them, then confronts them himself, wearing the Punisher vest. The leader of the men says they are after $5,000,000, explaining about the bounty on his and the girl's heads. The leader draws his gun, but Castle pulls his fast and shoots all six. He approaches the wounded leader, threatening him by shooting him again in the leg and standing on his chest, and tells him to talk.[38][54]
  • Dinah Madani returns to her apartment and starts pouring herself a drink. Russo suddenly reveals his presence. Seeing him unmasked, she comments on her disappointment that they fixed his face well. He says that he has read in his file that she arrested him, he shot her, and that they were "together" before, not remembering the events. Russo asks why she hates him so much, saying he has come for answers. Madani goes to retrieve her backup gun, but Russo reveals he has already found and taken it. He demands to know why Castle ruined his life, and Madani tells him that he sold out everyone and everything and had Castle's family killed. She tells him to shoot himself, but Russo taunts her about clearly being unable to get over how badly he upset her. he leaves, telling her not to follow or else he will have her killed.[38][54]
  • Amy Bendix meets with Shantel. She tells her about Fiona's crew being killed and pays to get her in contact with someone who can help her disappear.[38][54]
  • Curtis Hoyle's veteran group visit him, with him having summoned them. They express their distaste at his treatment of Jake Nelson, but Hoyle explains that Nelson was working with Billy Russo, and he wants their help finding Russo's crew. The group agree.[38][54]
  • Frank Castle gets back to the trailer and finds it empty. He calls Hoyle, who explains he has gone to get help finding Russo, but Castle tells him he has already found out their location. Castle asks if Bendix is with him, but Hoyle says she is not, and Castle becomes worried, telling him about the contract on their heads.[38][54]
  • After ignoring his calls several times, Amy Bendix eventually picks up a call from Frank Castle. He warns her about the contract and begs her to come back to the trailer for safety, advising her not to trust her friend.[38][54]
  • Hank Pym takes Janet van Dyne to a beach. He reveals to her that he shrunk their house down and has taken it with them, regrowing it on the sand for a relaxing and comfortable time together.[46][40]
  • Back at Krista Dumont's apartment, Russo tells Dumont what he has learned about what happened with Castle, admitting that he went to see Madani. He says that Castle should have had the dignity to finish him off, and that he wants to make Castle suffer the way he made him suffer.[38][54]
  • John Pilgrim gets a call from Danny, saying he has got in contact with someone who knows where Castle and the girl are, and to come to his restaurant for the information.[38][54]
  • One of Hoyle's veteran friends pretends to be a drunk, homeless man, so as not to arouse suspicion, as he walks up to Valhalla to spy for Hoyle.[38][54]
  • Madani receives a call from Dumont.[38][54]
  • Bendix becomes worried and texts Castle her current location. Castle receives and reads the message.[38][54]
  • Rescue of Amy Bendix:
    • Bounty hunters arrive at Shantel's block, and Shantel takes them to get Bendix, but they find Bendix gone.[38][54]
    • Bendix, meanwhile, runs through the block, trying to find an unlocked door to hide behind.[38][54]
    • The crew disperse to find Bendix, who continues to run elsewhere in the block to find somewhere to hide. However, Castle arrives, in the Punisher vest once more, and starts eliminating the men as he makes his way up the stairs.[38][54]
    • One of the bounty hunters finds Bendix hiding in a closet and makes her come out. Castle shoots the men on the stairs as he ascends to get to her. He calls up to her, and her captor responds, threatening to kill her if Castle comes near. In his distraction, however, Bendix uses the technique Castle taught her to disarm him and shoot him. Castle arrives and she is distressed at having fatally wounded him, but Castle kills him to help lessen her feeling of responsibility and assures her that the man does not deserve her tears.[38][54]
    • Castle and Bendix return to Shantel's apartment. Bendix retrieves her bag and kicks Shantel in her crotch in retaliation for what she did, before leaving.[38][54]
  • Madani visits Krista Dumont in her apartment, on Dumont's request. Dumont claims to be worried Russo will come after her for answers. Madani says not to worry, since Russo has come after her and got her answers, regarding Castle. Madani offers to open a bottle of wine, and Madani agrees.[38][54][57]
  • Pilgrim turns up to Danny's restaurant, who reveals that he has in fact had him come to meet with the Aryan Brotherhood, Kusack, who wants answers as to why "Robbie", as Pilgrim had been known before changing his identity, lost them a million dollars 12 years prior - having disappeared during his mission. Pilgrim explains about having been arrested and then met by a man sent by God who showed him a new path. Kusack rolls up his sleeves and, as members of the brotherhood enter, says that it is time for him to pay the price of betrayal.[38][54]
  • Returning to the trailer park together, Bendix talks to Castle about her struggle with having shot her captor, but he reminds her that it was necessary to stay alive. He promises to deal with the Schultzes as soon as he has killed Russo. She asks what might happen if Russo kills him, but he assures her that will not happen. She calls the whole messy situation a "flustercluck", which makes Castle laugh.[38][54]
  • Krista Dumont pours Dinah Madani a drink, and Madani starts to tell her about her feeling of ineffectiveness. Dumont encourages her to talk more about it, and Madani mentions that she wishes her or Castle, whom she admits was there at the carousel, had killed Billy Russo. Madani starts to explain that Castle and Russo are strongly linked.[38][57]
  • Attack on John Pilgrim:
    • Kusack's men attack John Pilgrim. He fights back, headbutting one in the mouth, lodging two of his teeth in his head. He is sliced across his torso, but manages to slice one attacker's throat then stab another. He is punched in the jaw, dislocating it, and the attacker continues to pummel him, but Pilgrim managed to slam his neck on a table, steal his knuckledusters, and kick his head repeatedly.[38][57]
    • His men all down, Kusack returns to kill Pilgrim himself. Pilgrim, however, overpowers him. He throws him to the ground and beats his face, using the stolen knuckledusters, until he is dead. Danny tries to run, but Pilgrim shoots him down. He reclaims his hat and takes a drink, then cocaine from one of the men's pockets.[38][57]
  • Madani says it is not logical to think Russo can still be helped, but Dumont says humans work on emotion, not logic. She starts to say that Castle and Russo are not so different, both killing mercilessly, but Madani insists Castle has a code, only killing guilty people. Dumont objects to the idea of objective innocence and guilt.[38][57]
  • Dumont tells Madani that she believes, with enough care, no one is a lost cause, including Russo. Madani, however, insists that Russo is not worth saving. She says that if she were to bring Russo in for legal trial, she would want to see in his eyes that he knows she won, and Dumont asks if that would be enough for her. Madani admits she wants Russo dead.[38][57]
  • Dumont tells Madani that it is not in human nature to be truly happy, as humans all dwell on shortcomings and trick themselves into believing things they cannot achieve.[38][57]
  • Madani leaves Dumont's apartment. Once she is gone, Billy Russo steps out, having been hiding from Madani. Dumont tells her that, through Madani, she has worked out how to break Castle, by taking away the one thing he has left: his belief that he is good.[38][57]


  • Infiltration the into NYPD Crime Laboratory.[58]
  • Pilgrim, bloodied, sits in his hotel room and drinks, then takes cocaine. He removes the teeth embedded in his scalp, rips his shirt to use as a bandage, and replaces his dislocated jaw.[38][57]
  • Frank Castle scouts out Valhalla and spots a secret tunnel entrance.[38][57]
  • John Pilgrim ignores a call coming to his room. He is angered by partying noise in a nearby room, and gets up and goes down the hall, knocking on the door. A man, Bob Wick, answers, spending time taking drugs with prostitutes. Pilgrim raises a gun to his head and enters.[38][57]
  • Curtis Hoyle calls into work claiming to be sick as he and Frank Castle set up on a roof near Valhalla. Hoyle tells Castle about the Hashashin and how they gave their members what they wanted, making themselves the only ones offering it to induce loyalty. He compares it to what Russo is doing, saying they will not be happy when he attacks, but Castle says that in the end, Russo will be alone as always.[38][57]
  • After killing Wick, Pilgrim has one of the prostitutes perform oral sex on him, breaking his devout orthodox religious beliefs, as he hysterically rambles about breaking from a brotherhood and finding his own nature, as well as his feeling of shame. The phone continues to ring in his room as he thinks of Rebecca and how unfaithful he is being, deciding to kick out the prostitute.[38][57]
  • Ambush on Carl Nussbaumer.[56]
  • Frank Castle and Curtis Hoyle stand on the roof near Valhalla in the rain. Hoyle spies on the hideout through the sights of a sniper rifle. Unknown to them, Billy Russo is watching them from a nearby roof.[38][57]
  • Castle tells Hoyle that he never wanted him involved in everything, but he is highly grateful for everything he has done. He talks about how he misses the brotherhood of the army, and starts to say that he should have spotted what Russo was like. Hoyle tells him that he would not have been able to stop him, so he should not beat himself up. Castle, however, wonders if he is just like Russo, praising Hoyle for being a healer rather than a killer. Hoyle assures him, however, that they are nothing alike, since Castle actually cares about people. Castle admits that he thinks a lot about the people he killed.[38][57]
  • As they continue to spy, the pair see cars arrive with women for a Valhalla party. Meanwhile, Russo continues to watch them. Castle gears up in the Punisher vest. He instructs Hoyle to get in position and let him know as soon as the women have left, then heads down to prepare.[38][57]
  • John Pilgrim sits on his bed and thinks about the time he told his wife his real name and previous violent nature, saying he had felt lost, but has now been found. The phone continues to ring, but he still does not pick it up.[38][57]
  • Meanwhile, Rebecca Pilgrim passes away peacefully back at the Pilgrims' home, without John there for her the way she had wished.[38][59]


  • Russo drives up to Valhalla. Castle hides under a truck nearby, waiting for his moment to attack, as Russo enters the building. Hoyle calls him to let him know about Russo having just joined the party.[38][57]
  • Russo addresses his men, telling them about Castle, saying that Castle thinks he is better than them and was the one behind his scars, as Castle continues to wait outside. Russo says Castle is waiting outside and has no loyalty or cause, and the men agree to back him against his enemy.[38][57]
  • As a guard patrols the trucks, Castle advances slowly from vehicle to vehicle when the man's back is turned, then attacks and knocks him out, tying his hands.[38][57]
  • Russo has most of the women taken home from Valhalla. As the cars leave, Curtis Hoyle watches from on high.[38][57]
  • Billy Russo shoots three remaining women up close in the upstairs area of Valhalla, planning, from Krista Dumont's advice, to lead Castle to shoot into the room and have him believe he is responsible, so as to break his spirit.[38][59]
  • Russo's men grab their masks.[38][57]
  • Castle gets to the tunnel entrance to Valhalla and enters. Russo, meanwhile, waits for him, with a gun in hand. Castle advances through the tunnel.[38][57]
  • Curtis Hoyle detonates explosives by the hideout, as planned with Frank Castle to draw out Russo's men as a distraction. Castle, meanwhile, hears the explosion from inside the tunnel. As Hoyle is shot at, he shoots back, and the men hide.[38][57]
  • Ambush at the Valhalla:
    • Castle finds himself in a dark room. The lights are suddenly shut off, before being turned on for brief moments at a time by Russo to dazzle him. Russo and his men start shooting at Castle.[38][57]
    • Castle is surrounded by the masked men.[38][57]
    • Castle is beaten, and continually dazzled as the lights turn on and off.[38][57]
    • The men slice Castle's arm and leg.[38][57]
    • Russo taunts Castle from the corner as his men beat Castle to the ground. They start kicking him and he is left bloodied on the floor, as Russo steps out to look at him. He presses his knee on Castle's chest, then tells the men to "break him and then finish him" as he walks away.[38][57]
  • Meanwhile, Hoyle continues to shoot down at the men, but they make their way to the stairs up to his rooftop.[38][57]
  • As a man stabs him, Castle kicks out one of the other men's feet and bites his attacker, then pulling out the knife and using it to fight back, getting up slicing one's neck. He uses another as a human shield as he's shot at, then slices another's chest. Slicing and stabbing another two, he retrieves a gun, then uses it and the knife to finish off the rest, before stumbling away after Russo.[38][57]
  • Hoyle is shot at on the rooftop and asks the men to leave, not wanting to kill anyone. They keep shooting, so he fires warning shots, getting one in the leg. The other two leave and Hoyle kicks the shot one's gun away, then going to give him medical help. However, he realizes he has caused severe bleeding and urgently starts wrapping his leg, hoping to save him.[38][57]
  • Castle gets into the main hall of Valhalla and starts shooting. Russo's remaining men begin firing on him, but he kills all but one. As Russo and his last man run up the stairs to get away, Castle fires into the upstairs room to get them. However, when he follows upstairs, he is horrified to discover the bullet-riddled dead bodies of three women on the ground.[38][57]
  • Believing himself to have recklessly accidentally killed three innocent people in his crusade, Castle despairs.[38][57]
  • Hoyle does his best to help the injured man, Phillip, but cannot. Phillip dies, upsetting Hoyle.[38][57]
  • Castle breaks down, desperately upset and in disbelief. Police arrive on the scene and he does not react to their arrest, utterly in shock.[38][57]
  • Frank Castle is driven to hospital, barely conscious, having lost a lot of blood through his multiple lacerations and internal injuries. He is traumatized by having seemingly killed the innocent women. Brett Mahoney sits beside him in the ambulance, stating to the paramedic that Castle has killed a bunch of people, as that is simply what "he does".[38][59]
  • Castle is delivered to hospital, where nurses begin to work on saving him.[38][59]
  • First thing in the morning, the three women's bodies are taken to the morgue at Sacred Saints Hospital.[38][59]
  • Curtis Hoyle returns to the trailer and reunites with Amy Bendix. She asks what happened to Castle, and he explains about him being taken by the police in an ambulance. Hoyle is distressed, telling her how difficult he is finding having killed someone for the first time. Bendix turns on the radio and hears a story about Castle's arrest earlier in the day, saying he is at Sacred Saints Hospital. Bendix wants to help him with the bounty still on his head and him vulnerable at the hospital, but Hoyle refuses, saying helping Castle got them into this situation and that there is nothing they can do. He goes to shower.[38][59]
  • John Pilgrim wakes, hung over. He phones home, having missed all the previous calls, and Eliza Schultz picks up. She claims Rebecca is just resting, and John says he wants to hear her voice, stating he will wait. Schultz hangs up, actually at that moment looking out of the window as Rebecca's body is taken away, John's wife having just died.[38][59]
  • Karen Page arrives at Sacred Saints Hospital and tells the guard, Officer Smith, she is with Nelson and Murdock, who represent Castle as his defendant lawyers. He lets her through and she finds Castle, severely cut and bruised and asleep, and sits by his bedside.[38][59]
  • Hoyle returns from his shower only to find Bendix gone.[38][59]
  • Castle wakes and Page starts to talk to him. She wants to give him legal help like before, but he refuses, saying that she should go, and that he is guilty and nothing can fix what he has done. Page insists whatever it is does not change how she feels about him and stays.[38][59]
  • Dinah Madani arrives at Valhalla, where Mahoney shows her the evidence left from the night. He points out that they found rubber bullets, meaning Russo did not want Castle killed. Mahoney tells Madani about the three dead women, accusing Castle of having not cared for their lives and shot through them to get to Russo, but Madani insists that is not like him. She requests to speak to Castle in hospital in the hope that he can give them information on Russo.[38][59]
  • Castle dreams of his family, but is suddenly awoken by gunshots in the dream. He tells Karen Page about how he always has the same dream of his family at Central Park, and that he had just told them he was done with the military and moving on before they were killed. Castle tells Page about how his children did not die suddenly, but had to endure the pain and anguish in front of him, and it makes him wonder what his apparent three innocent victims went through. He tells her he thinks he deserves to die.[38][59]
  • Meanwhile, at the hospital, Amy Bendix steals a nurse's uniform to get access to Castle's ward. She takes out a hairpin to unlock Castle's cuffs, but Castle says it is not safe for her and she needs to leave. At that moment, Madani also enters. As the group argue, Madani gets a call from Billy Russo. He uses the opportunity to taunt Castle on speakerphone, asking how he feels now being his own devil, no better than him, and declaring that he has won.[38][59]
  • After hanging up, Russo, staying in Krista Dumont's apartment, tells Dumont that getting his revenge has only left him feeling hollow. He discusses with her the severity of what they did in concocting the plan together to kill the three women and make Castle think he was to blame. Russo says he is worried that one day Dumont will blame him for her decision, but she explains she is comfortable knowing she did it to make him happy, as they both deserve that chance, so long as they now leave the country together and start a new life. Russo checks that she genuinely wants this, as it involves leaving everything she has built behind, but she says that with him she no longer feels alone.[38][59]
  • Amy Bendix leaves Frank Castle's ward.[38][59]
  • Dinah Madani tells Karen Page that things at the Valhalla crime scene do not seem to add up, and with Russo's call, she is starting to have some doubts, but cannot check the bodies herself as it is Brett Mahoney's case. Page says she believes she could get Madani into the morgue.[38][59]
  • Eliza Schultz arrives at John Pilgrim's door and informs him that Rebecca passed away peacefully in the night. Pilgrim is distraught, feeling guilty that she died while he was being unfaithful.[38][59]
  • Page takes Madani to see morgue worker Ed Zatner, a man she is friendly with. She asks to get the chance to see the bodies from the night before, which Zatner agrees to, on the proviso that she does him a specific favor he has been hoping for.[38][59]
  • Zatner gets one of the bodies out and explains that she, and all three, have evidence of being shot at close range and horizontally. Madani works out, and explains to Page, that they were executed, not in fact shot from downstairs by Castle. Before they leave, Page reluctantly gives over her high heels, the favor he had wanted.[38][59]
  • Billy Russo asks Krista Dumont to properly explain her back scar, and who "KM" is, the man she mentioned on his file. Dumont explains that "KM" was her father, who struggled to manage after two tours of Vietnam and became increasingly angry and distressed. She recounts that one night, when her mother wanted a divorce, he had grabbed Krista and said if he could not have Krista, then neither could his wife, before jumping out of the window with her, killing himself and almost killing her.[38][59]
  • John Pilgrim sadly tells Eliza Schultz that he feels he should have been there for Rebecca when she died. Schultz tries to spin it to blame Castle for him not being with Rebecca, but John says Castle never did anything to him, and that his sons need him. Schultz intensely persists, claiming John's work must be finished for their way of life, calling it a test from God, and that God will reward him as with Abraham with a prosperous family after.[38][59]
  • Once Schultz has left, Pilgrim, enraged, smashes his room.[38][59]
    • Officer O'Rourke of the New York City Police Department, a former Kitchen Irish member whose cousin Castle murdered, arrives at Sacred Saints Hospital to take over guard duty of Frank Castle. He then enters the room alone, prepared to kill Castle and take the bounty for himself. Castle does not resist, but Amy Bendix, having noticed the suspicious behavior, enters to stop O'Rourke. O'Rourke begins throttling Bendix, but Madani enters and knocks him out.[38][59]
    • Madani and Page enter and inform Castle he did not kill the women. Bendix is still worried, knowing O'Rourke will be the first of many, but Castle asks her and Madani to step out so he can speak to Page in private. He asks Page if Matt Murdock knows she is here. Page does not see the relevance, but he says that Murdock is a good man, and an example of the kind of thing she should not be throwing away on his behalf. She unlocks his bed cuffs and he continues to argue she should walk away from him, saying there is no happiness ever coming in her life. Page insists that if he tried, and allowed her to help, he could find some, but he admits he does not want that. Castle gets to his feet and tells her that she simply has to leave without him now. Bendix reenters and says it is time to make their escape.[38][59]
  • Rescue of Frank Castle:
    • Page walks up to a fire alarm trigger. Meanwhile, John Pilgrim arrives at the hospital to make his way to Castle. Page starts smashing fire alarms to start an evacuation, including Castle's ward. Brett Mahoney, elsewhere in the hospital, is concerned. Pilgrim continues to make his way to find Castle as Bendix ushers Castle's bed through the building, with O'Rourke put in the bed in his place. Mahoney asks an officer on radio to follow Castle's bed.[38][59]
    • With Castle changed into O'Rourke's uniform as a disguise, Dinah Madani helps him down the stairs of the building, still injured.[38][59]
    • Pilgrim arrives in Castle's ward and finds it empty.[38][59]
    • The officer gets to Mahoney with Castle's bed, and they are confused when they realize it is not Castle in the bed. Bendix, changed back into her clothes, slips past them.[38][59]
    • Mahoney uses the radio to put out a broadcast warning Castle has escaped, and no one must be allowed to leave the building. They pass Ed Zatner, now wearing Page's high heels.[38][59]
    • Mahoney, meanwhile, passes Page. He questions why she is barefoot, but she simply says she gave them away for a worthy cause. Once he has gone, she mutters under her breath, "Good luck, Frank."[38][59]
    • Just as Madani and Castle get outside, Mahoney apprehends them. At gunpoint, he has Castle cuffed and put into the ambulance for arrest, telling Madani he is going to take her down for her unlawful behavior. She worries for Castle as he sits, dejected in the back of the vehicle.[38][59]
  • Chase of Frank Castle:
    • Brett Mahoney drives Frank Castle. Dinah Madani calls, begging him to listen, but he refuses, saying he will arrest her too later. [38][60]
    • John Pilgrim drives up beside them in a stolen police car and starts shooting into the ambulance. Castle asks for a key to his cuffs so he can help, but Mahoney refuses. Pilgrim continues to attack, and pushes the ambulance off a bridge, with both men still inside, crashing to the ground below.[38][60]
    • Madani arrives on the scene and rams Pilgrim, but as she then searches for him on the bridge, he steals her car and gets away.[38][60]
  • Getting himself up in the damaged vehicle, Castle manages to find the key to free himself. He goes to leave the trapped, injured Mahoney behind, knowing help will be coming. Putting his dislocated shoulder back into place, he then realizes a fire has started and the vehicle could go up in flames. Castle rushes back inside to help free Mahoney, cutting him out of his seat belt. Carrying the detective out, he gets him safely away in time before the ambulance erupts in flames.[38][60]
  • Castle leaves Mahoney nearby, but Mahoney says he still cannot let him leave. He threatens to shoot him if he goes, but Castle keeps walking, knowing he will not.[38][60]
  • Pilgrim dresses his stab wounds again. Three young men come by, and he pulls out his gun to scare them away. He then checks the frequent addresses on Madani's car satnav, finding her address.[38][60]
  • WJBP-TV report on the attack on the ambulance and Castle's escape. Krista Dumont watches the news, and Billy Russo enters, asking why she did not tell him. She says she wanted just a moment where Russo did not have to worry about Castle. Russo decides to go and get their new paperwork as planned, promising to stick with the state of mind of having left Castle behind. He leaves, and Dumont watches him go from the window, struggling again with vertigo.[38][60]
  • Madani catches up with Mahoney, who explains what happened, and she once again asserts that Castle is not a criminal, albeit also not a hero. She gets a call from Dumont, who is asking where Castle might be and if they have any leads on Russo. Madani becomes suspicious at her inquiries and language, simply telling her she will keep her posted.[38][60]
  • Castle, using Officer O'Rourke's name, manages to get David Schultz's address.[38][60]
  • Kidnapping of David Schultz: Castle visits David Schultz's apartment and as soon as Schultz opens the door, he barges in and attacks the man. Schultz is confused about what he wants, but Castle believes him to be lying and pretending not to know why he is there. He confronts him about the massacre in Chicago and the attack on Larkville County Sheriff Station, accusing him of being behind John Pilgrim and saying Schultz must now help him find him.[38][60]
  • Ambush on Amy Bendix:
    • Pilgrim arrives at the trailer park and breaks into Castle's trailer, finding Curtis Hoyle inside. He forces Hoyle to sit, his gun still trained on him, and warns him not to reach for his shotgun. Pilgrim interrogates him about Madani, Castle, and "the girl", but Hoyle plays ignorant. Pilgrim does not believe him, however, pointing out that this is clearly a hiding trailer. Amy Bendix comes running in, giving Hoyle away, but the distraction affords Hoyle the chance to reach for the shotgun. He drops it to Bendix as he disarms Pilgrim. Bendix shoots at Pilgrim, catching him in the leg.[38][60]
    • Pilgrim launches at Bendix, but Hoyle grabs and restrains him, allowing Bendix to leave the trailer to get away. Hoyle and Pilgrim fight inside the trailer, with Pilgrim eventually using knuckledusters and the shotgun barrel to knock Hoyle out. He leaves after Bendix.[38][60]
  • Billy Russo meets with the remainder of his crew. José wants them to hunt Castle down in revenge for the friends of theirs he killed, but Russo says that will not bring them back, suggesting instead that they start new lives, as he hands them all new passports with fake identities. They ask where he is going, but he says the important thing is who he is going with, leaving them for the last time.[38][60]
  • Frank Castle gets back to the trailer and wakes Curtis Hoyle, who explains that the man after them came and Amy Bendix managed to run. Castle tries calling her, but finds she dropped her phone by the trailer.[38][60]
  • Castle takes David Schultz out of the car and questions him in the trailer about the man. Schultz again says he does not know. Castle shows Schultz the photos Bendix and her friends had been charged to deliver, explaining this is all about him, and that if something happens to Bendix, he will kill him.[38][60]
  • John Pilgrim parks his car and takes an elevator. Once he is inside, Amy Bendix, who had hidden in his car boot, climbs out to follow him.[38][60]
  • Schultz whimpers that he genuinely does not know what this situation is about and that he is scared. Castle points out that whoever is behind it has power and control and a reason to want the photos kept hidden, and Schultz sadly realizes it was his parents. Castle comes to believe he was not involved, but says it is time to call his parents.[38][60]
  • Pilgrim sits in his room and painfully pulls shotgun pellets out of his leg. Bendix walks down the corridor outside and listens, working out which room he is in.[38][60]
  • Dinah Madani knocks on Krista Dumont's door, saying she thought Dumont sounded strange on the phone and that she wanted to check on her. Dumont lets her in, saying she was just worried by the news, and sets a teapot to boil. Madani, however, points out that she noticed Russo using the same quote as Dumont about being your own devil, which Dumont passes off as Russo having picked up from her.[38][60]
  • On the way back to Krista Dumont's apartment, Russo decides to buy blue iris flowers for Dumont. He smiles at being in such a relationship.[38][60]
  • Madani brings up her conversation with Dumont from the other night about helping broken people, and says that she knows Dumont found herself unable to save her father, revealing she did a background check. Dumont is unsettled, as well as suspecting Madani is onto her, and excuses herself to the bathroom.[38][60]
  • Attack on Dinah Madani:
    • As Dumont tries to regain control of herself in the bathroom, Madani looks around and finds Russo's journal, confirming her suspicions about Dumont. She pulls her gun and waits for Dumont's return, finding further evidence of Russo's presence in a hole he punched in the wall. She walks to confront Dumont, but finds the bathroom empty, and Dumont ambushes her from the side with scissors.[38][60]
    • Dumont stabs Madani's arm, but Madani disarms her. They end up fighting on the floor and Madani loses her gun. Dumont starts punching her, but Madani punches her back in the face. As Dumont attempts to drag her leg, Madani kicks back and they end up standing again. Madani pins Dumont, but she pushes her back and they fight in the kitchen. Dumont pushes Madani's head towards the fire boiling the kettle, but Madani uses a chopping board to knock her aside. As Dumont comes at her with a knife, Madani manages to hold her back enough to deflect the movement, only cutting her face, before Madani punches her again.[38][60]
    • Madani grabs hold of Dumont and pushes her towards her window. Dumont is overcome by vertigo, allowing Madani to shove her, and she falls through the glass. It shatters and she falls, like as a child, to the pavement below.[38][60]
    • Madani turns off the boiling kettle and contemplates what has happened.[38][60]
    • Dumont lies, still conscious, on the pavement below, and remembers her first experience in such a situation at age 9. Passers-by crowd around and Russo arrives at the scene with his flowers. He is horrified to watch as she coughs and nearly dies, and looks up at her window, seeing Madani and realizing she is behind it.[38][60]
    • Knowing Russo is coming up, Madani grabs her gun and prepares herself. He breaks through the door and starts firing. Madani ducks behind cover then manages to shoot Russo twice in the stomach.[38][61]
    • Russo furiously pins Madani to the floor, but she gets another shot through his upper body. Russo tries to strangle her and she passes out, but he collapses from blood loss before he can kill her.[38][61]
  • Lemuel and Michael Pilgrim are fitted for suits for their mother's funeral. Anderson and Eliza Schultz decide to use the boys for their future endeavors, and Eliza suggests they let John Pilgrim die.[38][61]
  • Anderson Schultz gets a video call seemingly from his son, but finds Frank Castle on the other end, who shows Anderson he has David. Anderson threatens Castle, but Eliza takes the phone and instead offers to barter for David. Castle demands Bendix back, unharmed.[38][61]
  • John Pilgrim hears a noise in his hall and approaches the door with his gun, but finds nobody there. Amy Bendix, who had made the noise, meanwhile hides around the corner.[38][61]
  • John Pilgrim gets a call from Lemuel, and John tells him to look after his brother. Eliza Schultz takes the phone and tells him Castle has taken David due to him apparently having "the girl". Pilgrim lies and says he does indeed have her, and Eliza instructs him to contact Castle to get David back.[38][61]
  • Dinah Madani wakes as forensics check the scene, and Brett Mahoney talks to her. He explains that Krista Dumont is alive, and when Madani explains what happened with Russo, Mahoney tells her that there is a trail of blood out of the apartment, so she has likely left him with a fatal injury. Mahoney tries to return her badge and gun, but she says she thinks she is done as a homeland agent.[38][61]


  • In the early hours, Curtis Hoyle and Frank Castle get a call from Amy Bendix.[38][61]
  • Ambush on John Pilgrim:
    • Castle joins Bendix at Pilgrim's hotel. She tells him which room she believes Pilgrim is in, and Castle heads over. He breaks into the room, but finds no one there, with Pilgrim actually next door. Pilgrim hears, however, and starts firing through the wall. Castle ducks, then fires back.[38][61]
    • Other occupants in the hall evacuate, and Bendix listens to what is happening.[38][61]
    • Castle runs out of the hotel room and breaks into another, still finding it to be the wrong one. The fire fight continues through the wall between the two.[38][61]
    • Bendix continues to listen from around the corner as Pilgrim unloads through his wall.[38][61]
    • As Pilgrim reloads, Castle takes advantage of the broken wall and barges through into Pilgrim's room.[38][61]
    • Bendix decides to cautiously approach the fight, still holding her shotgun. Meanwhile, the shootout continues between the two men.[38][61]
    • Pilgrim leaves his room and stumbles upon Bendix, taking her captive. He holds her at gunpoint as he walks out, forcing Castle not to shoot at him. Pilgrim says to bring David Schultz to him if he wants Bendix to live, and Castle reluctantly watches them leave in an elevator.[38][61]
    • Another elevator arrives on the floor with police ready to tackle the situation. Castle is forced to fight the three cops, managing to maneuver and tackle the trio and throw one out at the next elevator stop.[38][61]
    • Pilgrim's elevator arrives and he marches Bendix out.[38][61]
    • Castle continues to beat the other two men, using their truncheons against them to beat them unconscious. His elevator stops and he goes to find Bendix and Pilgrim.[38][61]
    • Castle spots Pilgrim driving away with Bendix and leaps onto the car, but Pilgrim manages to swerve and throw him off, before driving away.[38][61]
  • Russo has found a surgeon to operate on his bullet wounds, threatening to shoot him if he does not. He refuses to go under anesthesia despite the surgeon's advice, and the surgeon reluctantly begins, pulling one bullet out. As he extracts the second, Russo passes out in pain. With Russo unconscious, the surgeon eyes his bag of money.[38][61]
  • David Schultz talks to Curtis Hoyle about his disbelief over what has happened around him. He discusses his hurt that his parents had so many people murdered simply because they were ashamed of his sexuality. The two admit that they both just want to go home soon.[38][61]
  • Russo wakes and finds he has been left in a dumpster to die. He manages nonetheless to crawl out and hobble on.[38][61]
  • Castle returns to the trailer and finds Hoyle and Schultz gone. He gets a call from Pilgrim, asking how they will trade their hostages, and Castle lies, saying Schultz is still at the trailer, so Pilgrim will have to come to him.[38][61]
  • Bendix tells Pilgrim that he is being used by the Schultzes. She says it is not too late to let her go and walk away, but Pilgrim just says that he wishes he could.[38][61]
  • Brett Mahoney goes to an empty football stadium, called by Curtis Hoyle to meet. Hoyle says things need to end and brings out David Schultz. Schultz explains that Hoyle has been helpful, and Mahoney decides to forgive Hoyle having held a gun to him before, as he takes Schultz away safely.[38][61]
  • John Pilgrim arrives at the trailer park with Amy Bendix, and is met by Frank Castle, who claims David Schultz is in the trailer with C4 strapped to him, and that he is holding the detonator. Castle asks if Pilgrim really thinks he can trust the Schultzes, given he will be a loose end to them, but Pilgrim explains they have his sons. He finally tells Castle his first name, and Castle begs him by name to let Bendix go. Pilgrim hands her over, and Castle has her drive off to safety.[38][61]
  • Once Bendix is gone, Castle admits he does not have David Schultz, and does not know where he is. He tackles Pilgrim to the floor and starts beating him, but Pilgrim knocks him aside with a weight he finds. Pilgrim then picks up a spade and slams it in Castle's face, punching him and kicking him into glass and throwing him to the floor. He wraps a chain around Castle's neck as he asks where Schultz is, but Castle gets him off of him and takes off the chain.[38][61]
  • The two men, both brutally injured, get up to continue fighting. Tired, Castle nonetheless picks up a bar and attacks Pilgrim again, before they fall to the floor once more. Castle uses a fire extinguisher he finds to hit Pilgrim and then beat him in the head, winning the fight. Before Castle can hit him again, Pilgrim begs that Castle make sure his sons do not get hurt when he goes after the Schultzes, and Castle reconsiders.[38][61]
  • Curtis Hoyle gets to bed, but receives a phone call from Billy Russo. Russo tells him he is in Hoyle's meeting basement, bleeding heavily and dying. Russo asks Hoyle to come, and Hoyle does not respond, though promises on Russo's behest that he will at least not call the police. He begs that, despite all the things he has done, Hoyle accompany him as he dies so he does not have to die alone.[38][61]
  • Dinah Madani visits Krista Dumont in hospital. Madani says she is sorry Russo dragged her into everything, but Dumont insists she genuinely loves him. As Dumont starts talking about what a caring person Russo is, Madani spitefully tells her about having shot Russo three times, and that he is likely out there, dying. Dumont, however, insists he will survive and find her, but Madani ignores her.[38][61]
  • Assassination of Billy Russo: Russo hears the door open in Hoyle's meeting basement and believes it to be Hoyle, but instead finds Frank Castle, who Hoyle had called. Russo tries to apologize, but Castle is not interested in hearing it from the man who had his family brutally murdered. Not allowing Russo the catharsis, he finishes Russo off with two more shots and walks away without looking back.[38][61]
  • Brett Mahoney joins Hoyle and Madani in the basement at the site of Russo's death, called by Hoyle. Mahoney works out that someone else likely put the final two bullets in him, and Madani has Mahoney consider just letting her claim she put five bullets in him, not three, so the case can finally be closed and clean, and Castle forgotten. Mahoney reluctantly agrees.[38][61]
  • Assassination of Anderson and Eliza Schultz:
    • Anderson and Eliza Schultz sit at a dinner table and discuss having to kill off John Pilgrim. Suddenly, Amy Bendix walks in with a gun, angrily confronting them about having had all her friends killed. When Eliza goes for a knife, Frank Castle shoots her through the head from outside the room. Anderson panics and Castle enters, showing him that he recorded their video call conversation, acting as proof of the Schultzes' actions. He offers Anderson the chance to either give his son a chance and live with the truth as his actions are exposed to the New York Bulletin, or to kill himself with a gun he leaves him.[38][61]
    • As the pair leave the mansion, they hear the gunshot sound as Anderson kills himself. John Pilgrim, waiting outside for them, gets his sons safely into a car, ready to start afresh with the chance Castle has given them.[38][61]


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    Frank Castle and Amy Bendix say their final goodbyes to each other

    Frank Castle sits with Amy Bendix at a bus depot, and they admit to each other that they have grown to care for one another. Castle requests that Bendix start a new life, moving on from cons and blackmail, and gives her money to help, as well as a contact of his and Curtis Hoyle's in Florida who will help her and teach her to dive, as she had admitted to Hoyle was her dream. As Bendix's bus arrives, Castle, who struggles with opening up, starts to admit she has changed his life, and she understands, pulling him into a tight hug, which he embraces.[38][61]
  • Bendix goes to get on her bus, and looks back and sadly finds Castle has already left.[38][61]
  • The reopening Fear Dimension starts manifesting fears again, this time the astronaut from Maveth that Hive took over.[41][62]
Astronaut Illusion

The astronaut recreation attacks S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Leo Fitz is busy working, desperate to find a way to compress gravitonium so as to close the Fear Dimension for good. He and Jemma Simmons discuss what their wishes would be if the dimension were for wishes instead, and Simmons mentions potentially having a honeymoon. The astronaut manifestation suddenly attacks and kills an agent helping them, before Simmons shoots it and it reduces to wisps of smoke.[41][62]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez tests the new robotic arms that Alphonso Mackenzie and Leo Fitz have worked on for her. She is desperate to get fighting again, but Mackenzie tells her that it will take time, but in the meantime, the team will protect her.[41][62]
  • Fitz tries to ask Deke Shaw about gravitonium but he is distant, thinking about Fitz and Simmons being his grandparents. When they get his attention, he explains that he does not now much about the material. Fitz and Simmons leave to look for Franklin Hall's notes for further insight, and Daisy Johnson gets a location on General Hale's phone, believing her to have slipped up.[41][62]
Hale Unconscious

Hale is incapacitated by S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Capture of Hale: Hale is driving when suddenly her car hits an invisible ramp. The car drives unwittingly into a cloaked Zephyr One, and the agents throw a gas canister into the vehicle to render her unconscious. Phil Coulson thanks Piper for her help in giving them Hale's phone number, saying it can be the first step for her redemption.[41][62]
  • Deke Shaw finds Fitz and tries to help him, but is suddenly knocked out by the man, who is not Fitz as they know him, but the Doctor from the Framework.[41][62]
  • Coulson interrogates Hale, and she says that she is trying to prevent human extinction.[41][62]
  • Fitz returns to the control room having not found any physical notes from Dr. Hall. He asks Johnson if she found any digital copies, but she has not, and he becomes anxious, frustrated, and stressed. The monitor then shows two cameras suddenly go out downstairs and Johnson leaves to check the floor herself.[41][62]
  • Fitz desperately tries to work out what to do, but is interrupted by the Doctor. Fitz is terrified to see him, believing him to be a manifestation from the Fear Dimension.[41][62]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez tells Alphonso Mackenzie that she wants to help, but Mackenzie insists on just moving her hospital bed to a safer floor. Before they can act, what appears to be one of Hale's Sleeper Mechs enters with a gun.[41][62]

The "Doctor" taunts Leo Fitz

  • Fitz struggles as the Doctor taunts him, saying that he is here to do what Fitz is not willing to and that plans are already in motion. Fitz hears a gunshot and Simmons calling him and leaves to check on her.[41][62]
  • Hale tells Coulson that she is willing to make the tough decisions to save the world, and invites him to come with her to see what they are up against, but he refuses. Hale reveals that she let them track her and is in control of her situation.[41][62]
  • Piper tells Melinda May that they cannot move the Sleeper Mech that was serving as Hale's driver, as it is too heavy, almost like a statue. May goes to the car, realizing who it is, and calls the driver out as Carl Creel, asking him to get out. Creel reveals that he has bombs strapped to him, and they need to listen to Hale or else he will detonate.[41][62]
  • A jet sent by Hale docks on Zephyr One, and Piper apologizes to May and Coulson for leading them into another trap, but Coulson says it is his fault this time. The jet opens and Coulson is surprised when he is met by Anton Ivanov.[41][62]
  • Fitz arrives downstairs and asks Simmons, Mackenzie, and Rodriguez about the Sleeper Mech who attacked. The trio explain that when they took it down it did not disappear, not being a manifestation but in fact a real reactivated android. Fitz panics, saying that the Doctor must have sent it.[41][62]

Ivanov walks out onto Zephyr One

  • Ivanov tells Coulson that in his new android body, he has strength he never had before. He explains that if Creel detonates the bombs, he and Ivanov will survive, but the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will all be killed.[41][62]
  • Fitz, Simmons, Mackenzie, and Rodriguez realize that since the Doctor was in charge of Inhuman experimentation in the Framework, he will be after Daisy Johnson. Fitz leaves to find her.[41][62]
  • Johnson takes a look at the cameras but finds nothing wrong. While distracted, she is attacked by one of the Doctor's Sleeper Mechs and knocked out.[41][62]
  • Phil Coulson and Melinda May are taken before Hale, Creel, and Ivanov. They explain that Ivanov was behind Glenn Talbot being shot, not Daisy Johnson, but Hale says that they have proof Ivanov was programmed by S.H.I.E.L.D. originally. She says Coulson has to come with her to prevent harm to the agents. Coulson agrees, to May's dismay, and she tries to convince him not to go. Coulson insists nonetheless.[41][62]
Daisy Captures by the Doctor

The "Doctor" prepares Quake for surgery

  • Daisy Johnson wakes and finds herself pinned down to an operating table. The Doctor greets her and tells her to get comfortable as he begins a surgery to remove her inhibitor, explaining that he wants to restore her powers.[41][62]
  • Coulson gets into Hale's jet and she launches it. He mocks Ivanov, telling him he knows that Ivanov is now a subordinate of Hale and not the powerful leader he likes to think he is.[41][62]
  • Johnson pleads with the Doctor not to operate, desperate not to regain her powers in case it causes the destruction of the Earth. Leo Fitz interrupts, telling the Doctor to stop.[41][62]
  • Alphonso Mackenzie stands guard for Yo-Yo Rodriguez. She tells him not to worry since she is safe, because they know she lives past 2018 from having spoken to her 2091 self. Mackenzie points out that they are trying to prevent that future and hoping it is not cemented, so she might still die, but Rodriguez comments that if she does, then at least that would mean they have broken the time loop. Jemma Simmons gets back to them, but is concerned when she finds that Fitz and Johnson have returned. She leaves to find them.[41][62]
Simmons TooRiskyOperation

Simmons confronts Fitz

  • The Doctor tells Fitz he is removing Johnson's inhibitor, and Fitz is horrified. The two Fitzes argue, and Daisy Johnson becomes confused. Simmons enters and suddenly Fitz stops seeing the Doctor, and does not understand, but Simmons explains to him what she has worked out: the Doctor was never there. He was not an anomaly from the Fear Dimension, but a result of a psychic split Fitz is experiencing following his time in the Framework, with the Doctor personality taking control over the day and having got Fitz to separate Johnson from the others.[41][62]
  • Upset, Fitz begins to slip back into his dangerous Doctor mindset, and says that this personality simply has the will to do what Fitz does not: to risk Johnson's paralysis and the destruction of the Earth in order to restore Johnson's powers so she can compress the gravitonium and they can close the rift that endangers the planet. He refuses to deactivate the Sleeper Mechs that arrive and hold Simmons, as well as the now-arriving Deke Shaw, at bay, and removes the inhibitor. Johnson mutters that she will never forgive him.[41][62]
  • Fitz gives instructions to Daisy Johnson, having her use her powers to compress the gravitonium into the device he has made, then dropping it into the rift and closing it for good.[41][62]

Quake uses her powers to compress the gravitonium

  • As soon as the rift is closed, the Sleeper Mechs power down and Fitz surrenders himself.[41][62]
  • Jemma Simmons visits Leo Fitz outside his cell in the Lighthouse and tries to reassure him that it was not him, but Fitz is not convinced, explaining that while he feels bad about it, even in his right mind he does not regret what he did, believing it to have been the best option. Simmons is saddened by his words, and the couple admit that they do not know what comes next for their relationship.[41][62]
  • Deke Shaw goes to see Simmons and comforts her. As they talk, he reveals to her that he knows about their relationship and that it persists, because it is the relationship his mother would tell him about when she discussed her parents - because Fitz and Simmons are his grandparents. Overwhelmed by the revelations and emotions of the day, Simmons vomits.[41][62]
  • General Hale uses the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device to visit Qovas. She tells him that her plan to get him gravitonium is nearly complete. Qovas is skeptical and gives her a vial of odium, saying that if she fails, she should die in a blaze of vicious glory, but she promises to succeed. the meeting concludes with Qovas telling her, "Hail HYDRA".[41][62]

Hale suggests S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA unite


  • Coulson wakes in the academy and, as with Glenn Talbot 6 months prior, finds cereal and is approached by Ruby Hale, only for her to ignore him. Unlike Talbot, however, he is unfazed.[41][63]
  • General Hale approaches Coulson in his room and tells him that Ruby is her daughter.[41][63]
  • Just like with Talbot, Hale takes Coulson to see the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device. She sets the longitude, latitude, and altitude destination and forces him to touch it as they are teleported to see Qovas.[41][63]
Coulson meets Qovas

Hale brings Phil Coulson to meet Qovas

  • Coulson meets Qovas, and the alien explains to him that he is helping humanity survive an oncoming alien threat, for a small price.[41][63]
  • Hale and Coulson return to the academy and she explains that Qovas' deal is in return for gravitonium and Inhumans, and that this is why she needs his help. Hale says, however, that she wished to change the deal with the Confederacy.[41][63]
  • As they walk through the academy, General Hale reveals to Phil Coulson that they are working on a project initiated by Daniel Whitehall, and Coulson reveals that he was the one to kill him. Hale explains that the project is intended to create not just a super soldier like Captain America, but someone of immense power, and that Ruby was created to be the subject of the project. However, she says that Ruby is too emotionally volatile, and that she believes Daisy Johnson is a better fit. Hale tells him that the project is called "Project Destroyer of Worlds", and suddenly Coulson panics, realizing this is the origin of Johnson's nickname in the future, and thus the beginning of the events leading to the destruction of the planet.[41][63]
  • Desperate to do anything he can to stop Hale's plans, Coulson confesses the truth of where he and his team were for the 7 months in which they were missing, telling her about going to the future and what he saw. Hale believes his story to be ludicrous and locks him back up in his room.[41][63]
Rise and Shine 1

Hale has Phil Coulson taken away for torture

  • Ruby Hale visits Coulson in his room and asks how, if the "Destroyer of Worlds" caused the planet to fall apart, she fails in the future. Coulson explains to her that she, in fact, was not the Destroyer of Worlds, and Hale surmises that it is in fact Daisy Johnson. She asks where Johnson is, wanting to take her out, but Coulson says he will not talk. Hale shows him what happened to the last person who said that - bringing out Glenn Talbot, who is haggard and exhausted, broken by Hale's six months of torture.[41][63]
  • Attack on Jace Montero.[64][56]


  • Daisy Johnson and Melinda May realize through General Hale's connections that she works for HYDRA. May realizes that with Leo Fitz still struggling with his HYDRA persona, they can ask him how Hale might think.[41][63]
  • May visits Fitz and asks for his help, explaining that she wants him to embrace the HYDRA side.[41][63]

Mackenzie and Simmons affix Rodriguez's new robotic arms

  • Alphonso Mackenzie and Jemma Simmons operate on Yo-Yo Rodriguez to affix her new robotic arms. He tries to comfort Simmons, saying that he knows through having been changed by the Framework himself that at Fitz's heart is his good self. The arms begin to work, and Mackenzie informs Simmons of Rodriguez's assertion that she cannot be killed, which interests Simmons.[41][63]
  • Fitz tells May that he believes Hale is building a weapon, but that to work out why she needs Coulson, he will need resources and access outside of his cell. Johnson bursts in and says that this is not an option as he cannot be trusted. May tells Johnson to remember that he is on their side, but Johnson says not to defend him. Fitz states that he cannot apologize because in doing what he did, he saved the lives of the town of River's End, as well as potentially many more if the rift had continued to grow. She says that they do not turn on each other, but Fitz points out that she has done it herself. Johnson storms out, saying that they will find another way.[41][63]
  • Johnson tells May that she is flying to take Robin Hinton out of hiding so she can ask the girl what she knows.[41][63]
Fitz Learns Truth About Deke

Fitz discovers Deke Shaw is his grandson

  • Jemma Simmons enters Leo Fitz's cell and hands him his multipurpose tool, as well as an almost identical, but older-looking one. She explains that the older one is from Deke Shaw, who got it from his grandfather: Fitz. Fitz is not pleased to find out that Shaw, whom he finds irritating, is his grandson, but Simmons reminds him that this means they have to live into the future, and are thus invincible.[41][63]


  • Chase of Gregory Sallinger.[65]
  • Phil Coulson sits in isolation without food or a bed to sleep in. Hale hopes it will make him more ready to give them information.[41][66]
  • Having obtained gravitonium, Hale offers Carl Creel the chance to experience the new material. Ruby Hale suggests that they offer Coulson something in exchange for help learning about how gravitonium works, but her mother says that they tried already and now they just need to torture him.[41][66]

Creel prepares to touch the gravitonium

  • Creel touches the gravitonium, but is suddenly yanked in by it and thrust into the air. He tells Hale that he believes the material is in some way alive.[41][66]
  • Alphonso Mackenzie visits Yo-Yo Rodriguez, who is testing out her new robotic arms on a punching bag. He advises that she take care with the new arms and in general, considering her gung-ho attitude.[41][66]
  • Leo Fitz takes another look at Deke Shaw now that he knows he is his grandson, and is vocal in how he is disappointed that of all the people in 2091, Shaw had to be his descendant. Shaw admits that Fitz's actions with closing the rift made him respect him more, as it reminded him of the tough decisions he and others had to make in 2091 to survive.[41][66]
  • Jemma Simmons asks Shaw how much he knows about her and Fitz's lives, and he tells her that he knows they survive to live in the Lighthouse. Now knowing that, like Rodriguez, she and Fitz cannot be killed, she asks him to not say any more about her future.[41][66]
Simmons tries to convince Quake

Simmons talks to Johnson and May

  • Simmons tries to convince Daisy Johnson to let Fitz help because his aid can be much more clear and immediate, but she refuses. She says that Zephyr One is leaving to pick up Robin Hinton and that Mackenzie is under orders to keep Fitz locked up. Simmons leaves and Johnson tells Melinda May that once they find Phil Coulson, she will relinquish her new leadership position.[41][66]
  • Simmons questions Yo-Yo Rodriguez about her feeling that she cannot die. Rodriguez worries Simmons is doubting her but Simmons explains that she agrees with her and informs her about Shaw being her and Fitz's grandson and thus the proof that they also survive. With Johnson not listening, she decides that they must get Fitz out themselves to start acting, saying that while Alphonso Mackenzie is the only person with control over Fitz's cell door, she knows how to get around him.[41][66]

Hale visits Creel

  • General Hale visits Carl Creel in his room. Creel explains that since touching the gravitonium, he has felt that he is going mad with voices in his head. She says that they will be conducting another test soon, and it is his decision whether he continues with their plan or not.[41][66]
  • Zephyr One lands at the Retreat, where the Hintons have been staying, and Polly and Robin are brought aboard. Polly explains that Robin has not been doing well for a couple of weeks.[41][66]
  • Ruby Hale visits Werner von Strucker and pressures him for results, wanting to make sure she enters the Particle Infusion Chamber before Daisy Johnson can. He tells her he is close.[41][66]
  • Daisy Johnson tries to talk to Robin Hinton and reassures her about how sometimes it takes time to get used to powers, but that she will eventually. Hinton, however, is unresponsive.[41][66]
YoYo's request

Yo-Yo Rodriguez talks to Mackenzie

  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez asks Alphonso Mackenzie to release Fitz, but he refuses, saying to ask Coulson when he gets back, but Rodriguez says this is too late. When she continues to suggest that she is happy to act recklessly, Mackenzie becomes frustrated with her, and asks if she has perhaps considered that the only reason she survives is because he is advising caution right now.[41][66]
  • Carl Creel hears the voices in his head talking about Coulson, and decides to leave to find him.[41][66]
  • Creel attacks Coulson, saying that the voices in his head want him dead, but Coulson informs him of what Hale has done to Glenn Talbot. Creel is not sure who to believe, but when Coulson's Sleeper Mech guard returns, he is forced to make a decision, and snaps its head off, telling Coulson that he will trust him for now, but kill him if he is lying.[41][66]

Robin hugs Melinda May, calling her her mother

  • Polly Hinton gives Daisy Johnson Robin's last drawing - one of her own death - and wonders what it could mean. Johnson lies and says she is not sure. Robin, meanwhile, gets up and walks over to Melinda May, calling her "mom". She hugs her and proudly says that she told her Flint would get her back home. Polly is left hurt by her daughter ignoring her.[41][66]
  • Creel and Coulson find Glenn Talbot, who is still muttering to himself and slightly mad. They convince him to come with them, and Coulson asks him to quieten down.[41][66]
  • Liberation of Leo Fitz:
    • Jemma Simmons tells him that of the four beakers, three contain water while one contains a phosphoric acid compound, and that she will drink a random three to prove her invincibility, as despite the odds, all three will be water because she cannot be killed. Simmons drinks the first and second beakers, both water. Mackenzie threatens to shoot Simmons non-fatally to stop her from drinking more, but Simmons calls his bluff and drinks a third beaker. However, when she does, she collapses and starts writhing on the floor.[41][66]
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      Fitz rushes to Simmons

      Desperate to save his wife, Fitz begs to be released so he can help, and Mackenzie relents. However, as soon as Fitz is out, Rodriguez uses her super speed to push Mackenzie into the cell and lock it, and Simmons reveals that she was faking, having drank water again. Fitz is relieved, having not been warned about the stunt, but Simmons reveals that she was not entirely lying, having genuinely filled one beaker with acid.[41][66]
    • Rodriguez apologizes to Mackenzie and turns to pick up his gun. However, not in full control of her new arms, she accidentally pulls the trigger and fires a bullet. The group realize none of them have been hit and, believing that the hypothesis that they cannot be killed has been proved between the beaker test and the luck with the bullet, the trio prepare to set off.[41][66]

May tries to get information from Robin Hinton

  • May talks to Robin Hinton and asks if the reason she stopped drawing was because of the sad things she was seeing. Hinton shrugs, but resumes drawing. She mentions that Coulson "can all put the pieces together", as she did in 2091, but that he will die, which May is sad to hear. She notices, however, that Hinton has drawn Coulson and Talbot standing together in front of a mountain range.[41][66]
  • Deke Shaw rambles to Daisy Johnson about ow hard it has been for him adjusting to living in a different time period, but she ignores him. May hands her the drawing and they scan it, cross-referencing the scan with a terrain map and finding a match to the shape of the drawn mountains.[41][66]
  • As Coulson, Creel, and Talbot make their way to escape, Creel begins to go mad with the incessant voices he hears. Talbot's struggle to stay quiet leads to a Sleeper Mech hearing them.[41][66]
  • An alarm is set off in the HYDRA Preparatory Academy alerting General Hale to the trio's escape. She finds Ruby and sends her after them, saying they need Creel alive.[41][66]
  • Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, and Yo-Yo Rodriguez board a Quinjet and head for the closest of three locations given to Hale by General Fischer where they believe she could be hiding a weapon.[41][66]

Creel and Talbot after reviving Coulson

  • As the alarm sounds throughout the academy, Coulson, Creel, and Talbot are attacked by Sleeper Mechs. When Coulson is punched in the chest, his weakened heart stops. Creel touches one of the deactivated Sleeper Mechs, turning himself to metal and conducting its electricity to jumpstart Coulson's heart, reviving him.[41][66]
  • Ruby Hale arrives with more Sleeper Mechs and they pursue the trio as they run to make an escape.[41][66]
  • Melinda May and Polly Hinton talk about Robin. Polly admits that she has noticed she is not in Robin's drawings of the future, so knows she will likely die soon, but May assures her that will not happen. Robin spots calls to her mother to come and sit with her, and Polly is pleased that her daughter still wants to call her "mommy" despite ignoring her earlier.[41][66]
  • Escape from the HYDRA Preparatory Academy:
    • Coulson, Talbot, and Creel believe they are trapped, but Coulson has an idea. He takes Talbot with him as Creel stays behind to fight and buy them time.[41][66]
    • Phil Coulson shows Glenn Talbot the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device, and sets a random location on Earth. They teleport away to safety.[41][66]
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      Ruby Hale prepares to attack Creel

      Creel is met by Ruby Hale and fights her. She throws a ring blade at him and he uses the stick he is carrying to turn his chest to wood, allowing it to lodge in the material rather than kill him. Her mother enters and sends Ruby after Coulson and Talbot.[41][66]
  • Coulson and Talbot arrive at the random location: a snowy environment in the South Jasper Ranges - the same mountains Robin Hinton drew for Melinda May.[41][66]
  • Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, and Yo-Yo Rodriguez arrive in Herefordshire, England - the first of three potential locations for Hale's weapon, and the most likely according to Fitz due to hints from Gideon Malick. The trio skydive to the ground, leaving the autopilot to park the Quinjet nearby and cloak it.[41][67]
  • Glenn Talbot tells Phil Coulson that he feels like he let people down, as they walk through the snow to find somewhere warm.[41][67]
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Ruby Hale chases Phil Coulson and Glenn Talbot

  • Ruby Hale finds the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device and activates it, teleporting herself to the two men's location. She starts to follow their footprints left in the snow.[41][67]
  • The team on Zephyr One, led by Daisy Johnson, decide to land near the location of Robin Hinton's drawing so they can search for Coulson.[41][67]
  • Ruby Hale catches up with the men and throws a ring blade, missing, but having it return to her immediately. Before she can attack further, Agent Johnson arrives and quakes Hale aside. Coulson is concerned about her having her powers back, but relieved for the rescue, and Melinda May helps him and Talbot back to the plane.[41][67]
  • Ruby Hale expresses her excitement to be meeting Quake, but says that while she has a fascination with Johnson, she does not want to be her, she wants to beat her. They engage in a fight and Deke Shaw, despite being told to leave, lingers in case Johnson needs help. Ruby manages to cut Johnson, but she quakes the young girl away again. However, General Hale arrives on the scene and opens fire, and Shaw is shot.[41][67]

Deke Shaw is helped by the S.H.I.E.L.D. team

  • Johnson gets Shaw back to the plane and they take off. Coulson helps her administer emergency first aid to Shaw to keep him alive until they can get him proper medical help back at the Lighthouse.[41][67]
  • Piper goes to deliver Leo Fitz a meal in his cell, only to find Alphonso Mackenzie. He gives her the code to let him out and tells her what happened.[41][67]
  • Fitz, Simmons, and Rodriguez approach the compound in Herefordshire. Rodriguez worries about potential radiation, but Fitz confirms there is no radiation danger, and they advance.[41][67]
  • Johnson scolds Shaw for being reckless, but he starts coughing blood and the team rush to get him help as they land back at the Lighthouse.[41][67]
  • The team wheel Shaw to be operated, and Piper agrees to use her medical training to help, with Mackenzie offering to operate by her instructions due to his stead hand.[41][67]
  • Back at the HYDRA Preparatory Academy, General Hale reprimands Ruby for disobeying her orders in nearly killing Carl Creel as well as for failing in her mission. She locks her in her room, considering her a liability.[41][67]
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The trio of agents in England

  • The trio in England move in on the base. Fitz reads an encrypted radio signal and realizes there are vehicles incoming. They hide as trucks arrive with Sleeper Mechs, and notice that they are led by Anton Ivanov.[41][67]
  • Piper and Mackenzie work to save Shaw. Coulson and Talbot watch on, and Coulson tells him what his team encountered in the future, as well as the fact that he will die soon. Talbot is disappointed that Coulson does not have good news, so Coulson reassures him that they are trying their best to cause a better future.[41][67]
  • Melinda May takes Phil Coulson aside and angrily asks why he handed himself over so readily, saying that he is giving up too easily. Coulson objects, but May says that he is not the only person affected by his death, as the people who love him also should be involved in his decision-making. She admits that she is one of them - that she loves him, which leaves him speechless, then leaves.[41][67]

Ruby Hale is visited by Werner von Strucker

  • Werner von Strucker finds Ruby Hale's room and remembers seeing someone unlock it before, replicating the code to get in. He tells her he has finally worked out his father's work on the Particle Infusion Chamber and that they should escape so as to use it.[41][67]
  • Infiltration into the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility: The England trio enter the compound and follow the signals of the Sleeper Mechs. They overhear Ivanov, down the corridor, calling General Hale to say that the chamber is ready. Leo Fitz detonates remote explosions nearby to lure Ivanov and the androids away, and the trio enter the corridor Ivanov was guarding, finding a secret entrance to a laboratory. Inside, Fitz finds the Particle Infusion Chamber.[41][67]
  • Candice Lee asks Hale if Ivanov can be trusted. She says that their interests align, since Ivanov wants to enter the chamber and she wants to know what it will do to him.[41][67]
  • Hale notices Ruby's unlocked room and enters, surprised to find her daughter still inside. Ruby starts to cry, telling her mother that she has tried to do everything she ever asked of her but feels it is impossible. General Hale hugs her, upset by her words, and Ruby says that she is her one weakness. However, she then adds that she knows she is also her mother's weakness, revealing that she has tricked her. She flips her mother over and knocks her down, locking the door behind her as she escapes.[41][67]
  • Strucker shoots two of Hale's men, then tells the others to prepare the gravitonium for transport. Ruby Hale catches up with him and tells him they are free and clear.[41][67]

Talbot talks to Daisy Johnson

  • Daisy Johnson visits Glenn Talbot, who is momentarily alarmed, remembering how he was shot by someone who looked like her. He comes to his senses, recalling that it was not actually her, and she asks him if he wants anything. Talbot says he wants to contact his wife and son, but Johnson believes this too risky. He becomes upset and frustrated, saying that he abandoned his family and is desperate to talk to them, and Johnson says that she might be able to find a secure channel. She asks him to tell her everything he remembers about Hale.[41][67]
  • Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons look at the technology in the laboratory. Yo-Yo Rodriguez reveals what she learned from her 2091 self: that trying to save Coulson is what leads to the end of the world, and they need to let him die. Before they can discuss it further, the door begins to rattle as the Sleeper Mechs return. They make a plan to open the door momentarily as Rodriguez uses her super speed to take the androids out, but when they try, Rodriguez finds herself incapable of action and screams in pain.[41][67]

Mackenzie and Piper operate on Deke Shaw

  • Piper discuss Alphonso Mackenzie's concerns about Rodriguez with him as they operate on Deke Shaw. Shaw suddenly starts bleeding from an artery, but the two together manage to staunch the bleeding, before sewing it up.[41][67]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez explains that when she ran, her arms malfunctioned and felt like they were being ripped off, and Fitz tells her they are not calibrated for such speed, with Simmons realizing the electrical signals are overloading her nervous system. The group prepare cover for the Sleeper Mechs' inevitable break-in and say they will draw the soldiers away from the exits as Rodriguez makes her way to the Quinjet to call for backup. The androids break in and start shooting, and Rodriguez snakes around them while they are occupied, escaping. Simmons tells Fitz that she is happy that their honeymoon involves protecting England rather than just a holiday, and they leave their cover to fire back, but Simmons' gun jams and they find themselves running low on ammunition.[41][67]
  • As Rodriguez tries to leave, she comes across Anton Ivanov.[41][67]
  • Simmons asks Fitz for a reminder that time cannot be changed so she can feel safe as they are being fired at. However, when he starts to recount the theory, she realizes that it is in fact not helping.[41][67]

Anton Ivanov is killed by Yo-Yo Rodriguez

  • Ivanov attacks Rodriguez and insists that he no longer feels pain. However, Rodriguez manages to push him through a window, killing him.[41][67]
  • Simultaneously, inside the building, the Sleeper Mechs deactivate.[41][67]
  • Rodriguez realizes that Ivanov was controlling all the androids, so in killing him, she took them all out.[41][67]
  • Deke Shaw wakes, delirious from painkillers. With no self-control, he blabs about how he fancies Daisy Johnson and wants to kiss her. Mackenzie puts him back to sleep just as Johnson enters and lets them know that they have found a signal from Hale's androids.[41][67]
  • Leo Fitz concludes that they are safe, since whatever caused the mechs to fail, they are now deactivated. However, Ruby Hale and Werner von Strucker then enter, threatening them with a gun. Von Strucker realizes that they have destroyed a component for the chamber and need it repaired, so Hale threatens to slice Jemma Simmons' throat with her ring blade unless they fix it. Fitz reluctantly agrees.[41][67]
  • Daisy Johnson informs Talbot that she has found a way to get him a line to talk to his family very briefly. He calls and his wife, Carla, picks up. However, unbeknown to him, Candice Lee has found her and forces her to read the set of conditioning words from a card to her husband. Due to Hale having conditioned him during the 6 months she had him in prison, the words trigger him to comply to HYDRA's will.[41][67]
  • With his HYDRA conditioning activated, Glenn Talbot mutters to himself confusedly that he has to complete his programmed mission.[41][68]
  • Talbot goes to disable security feeds, thus allowing him to roam the Lighthouse without hindrance. Alphonso Mackenzie catches him and questions what he is doing, but Talbot explains that he is simply confused from his 6 months imprisoned by Hale, and Mackenzie shows him sympathy, letting him go.[41][68]
  • Capture of Trish Walker.[65]
  • Scott Lang spends another weekend with his daughter, Cassie. Hope van Dyne joins them and the trio get into one of Hank Pym's shrinking cars, shrinking it so they can use a laptop as if, relative to them, it were the size of a cinema screen. They watch Them!, and Cassie tells van Dyne she wants to be her father's partner, but explains that he wanted to work with her instead, which makes van Dyne smile. A moth flies onto the laptop screen and Scott turns on the car headlights to scare it away, but instead accidentally attracts it to the vehicle, causing the moth to bother them as they laugh together.[46][40]
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Ruby Hale frees Jemma Simmons

  • Ruby Hale continues to threaten Jemma Simmons' life to motivate Leo Fitz, having spent several hours working on fixing the Particle Infusion Chamber, but not yet sorted the problem. Fitz is stressed, worried for Simmons and yet wanting to stall the chamber's completion. He requests that Hale let Simmons go, stating that he needs her help. Releasing Simmons, Hale admires their relationship, and Fitz responds to remind her that everyone she loves will die if they go ahead with making her the Destroyer of Worlds. Hale shows little care for this, remarking that there are not many people left who she cares about. Werner von Strucker returns to the room, having found Anton Ivanov's dead body, which gives Fitz and Simmons some hope that Yo-Yo Rodriguez escaped. They tell Hale that the remainder of the process will take some time, but Hale simply threatens that if they do not hurry, she will begin to dismember them, like she did to Rodriguez.[41][68]


  • Having stumbled through the night in agony from her uncalibrated prosthetic arms, Rodriguez finally reaches the Quinjet as morning arrives in Herefordshire. She stumbles on board for protection from the Sleeper Mechs hunting her.[41][68]
  • Phil Coulson tries to talk to Melinda May about her confession of love for him the day before, but she rejects the conversation, walking away.[41][68]
  • Daisy Johnson tells the agents the plan to fly to General Hale's base in the Appalachian Mountains. Coulson praises her leadership in his absence.[41][68]
  • Candice Lee informs General Hale that Ivanov is dead. When Hale asks if Carl Creel's state has improved, Lee informs her that in actuality, Creel has worsened significantly.[41][68]
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    Carl Creel struggling to end the inside voices

    With morning arriving at the Appalachian Mountain base, Hale goes to see Creel and finds him losing control, unable to deal with the arguing of Franklin Hall and Ian Quinn's consciousnesses within the gravitonium he absorbed. Creel goes so far as to use his abilities to turn his skin into cement then proceed to bang his head against the wall, hoping to rid himself of the voices.[41][68]
  • Coulson and Mackenzie talk with Deke Shaw. Mackenzie mentions that Shaw admitted his feelings for Johnson the night before when on painkillers. When Shaw denies these feelings, Coulson adds that Shaw has made it all-too-obvious, and they are all aware. Shaw asks for advice in showing his feelings, but both agents point out their current relationship issues. He then decides his best option is "lemons", confusing the agents. Seeing this, he explains how, in the future, people would leave lemons on the bed of the person they fancy to express their feelings. Asking if this is something people also did in 2018, the other two lie, saying it is, looking forward to seeing his actions.[41][68]
  • Talbot enters Robin Hinton's empty room, looking to examine her drawings for HYDRA while under conditioning. He finds the drawings and begins to look through.[41][68]
  • Attack on the HYDRA Preparatory Academy:
    • Johnson and May enter a Containment Module as the Zephyr One passes over the Appalachian Mountains. They have Agent Thomas fire a missile down to the HYDRA Preparatory Academy as their Containment Module is jettisoned. Moments after the missile blows a hole in the base's ceiling, the Module lowers through the hole and into the building.[41][68]
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      Hale surrenders to S.H.I.E.L.D.

      As May and Johnson go to accost General Hale, they are surprised when Hale hands herself over. At first, they do not trust Hale's willingness, but Hale explains that she wants to go with them to save Ruby, scared that her daughter will make a reckless decision.[41][68]
  • Meanwhile, in England, Ruby Hale and Werner von Strucker continue to threaten Fitz and Simmons to hurry with fixing the Particle Infusion Chamber.[41][68]
  • A Sleeper Mech finds Yo-Yo Rodriguez in the Quinjet. She shoots the android and continues to wait for her pain to subside.
  • Robin and Polly Hinton return to their room in the Lighthouse, and find Glenn Talbot looking through Robin's drawings.[41][68]
  • Daisy Johnson and Melinda May report back to Phil Coulson. They inform him of what has happened to Carl Creel, and their discovery that gravitonium not only absorbs physical bodies, but also people's consciousnesses.[41][68]
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    Glenn Talbot chokes and subdues Polly Hinton

    Realising he has to stop Polly Hinton from reporting his intrusion, Talbot panics and attacks her. He chokes Polly until she passes out, and tells Robin to come with him. Robin replies that she already saw this was going to happen.[41][68]
  • Johnson, May, and General Hale land in Herefordshire, England, to apprehend Ruby Hale and Werner von Strucker. General Hale asks Johnson to refrain from attacking her daughter if at all possible, and Johnson agrees. Despite this, Johnson takes the opportunity to criticize Hale's parenting, blaming her for the way Ruby turned out.[41][68]
  • Von Strucker tells Ruby Hale that a S.H.I.E.L.D. plane has just landed nearby. Hale goes to start dismembering Fitz and Simmons to hurry their final modifications, but Fitz quickly tells her that they have finished the machine, and she need not attack them. While they claim they have no way of transferring the gravitonium into the machine, von Strucker uses a tube and tap to move it over into the chamber.[41][68]
  • Deke Shaw goes to talk to Alphonso Mackenzie and Phil Coulson as they monitor the security feeds. As he arrives, they notice the security feed of the Hintons' room has been paused. Reactivating it, they see that the Hintons' door has been left open.[41][68]
  • Arriving at the Hintons' room, they find Polly Hinton on the floor. Coulson goes over to her and checks her breathing, finding that she is only unconscious. Mackenzie recalls his encounter with Glenn Talbot at the security feeds several hours prior, and realizes that Talbot must have paused the feed to allow him to go after Robin. Coulson also comes to the realization that this makes sense, with General Hale having had plenty of time during her 6 months with Talbot in her custody to have conditioned him.[41][68]
  • With S.H.I.E.L.D. moments away from stopping her, Ruby Hale hurries to enter the Particle Infusion Chamber and become the Destroyer of Worlds. She kisses von Strucker, the chamber closes, and the gravitonium-infusion begins. While happy at first, as the process continues, she begins to scream.[41][68]
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    Ruby Hale is infused with the Gravitonium

    S.H.I.E.L.D. and General Hale, now inside the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility, hear Ruby's screams, and Hale runs to get to her daughter before it is too late. She orders Leo Fitz to shut down the machine, and von Strucker lowers his gun, allowing Fitz to do so. The process is stopped at only 8% infusion, and the chamber opens. Ruby leaves the machine floating from the gravitonium in her body.[41][68]
  • Ruby Hale struggles to deal with the voices in her head from the gravitonium. Werner von Strucker crouches to comfort her, but without control over her powers, Hale accidentally uses the gravitonium to crush his skull, killing him. On seeing what she has done, she begins to further lose control.[41][68]
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    Glenn Talbot attempts to commit suicide

    Coulson and Mackenzie find Talbot at the Lighthouse's hangar door, with Robin Hinton by his side. They confront him, and Talbot becomes confused, trying to distinguish between his actual thoughts and conditioning. Deciding he is unsafe, he holds his gun to his head, considering killing himself and ending the threat he poses.[41][68]
  • Ruby Hale continues to struggle with the voices, but Daisy Johnson begins to talk to her. She is kind and encouraging, trying to tell Hale that it is alright to not be comfortable with her powers yet.[41][68]
  • Melinda May arrives at the building as Yo-Yo Rodriguez also returns from the Quinjet. When Rodriguez sees May and hears the screams, she asks what is happening, but May simply replies that Johnson is handling the situation.[41][68]
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    Talbot is shot with an I.C.E.R. by Alphonso Mackenzie

    Talbot tells Mackenzie and Coulson that he cannot trust his thoughts. While he holds the gun to his head, Mackenzie ushers Robin Hinton away from Talbot and to safety. Coulson resorts to using Talbot's trigger words to attempt to control him. Talbot manages to resist, so Coulson changes the orders to be more in line with HYDRA's motivations; he asks Talbot to turn the gun on him. As he does so, Mackenzie returns with an I.C.E.R. to quickly incapacitate Talbot, ending the risk.[41][68]
  • Ruby Hale begins to user her powers to crush Daisy Johnson. As she struggles to breathe, General Hale gets involved. Ruby tells her mother that she has always felt inadequate, and that she made her feel like she was a disappointment. General Hale is saddened to hear this, telling her daughter that all she ever wanted was for Ruby to meet her full potential.[41][68]
  • Just as Ruby Hale is beginning to calm down, Elena Rodriguez enters the room. She exclaims as she recognizes Hale as the person who sliced off her arms, and hearing this, Hale slips back into a distressed, frenzied, and dangerous state.[41][68]
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    Ruby Hale's throat is slit by Yo-Yo Rodriguez

    Seeing the potential outcome of Ruby Hale losing control and becoming the Destroyer of Worlds, Rodriguez makes a quick decision. Using her super-speed, she runs and steals Ruby's Ring Blades, using them to then slice the teenager's throat and kill her. Returning to her position, everyone is left in shock as Ruby suddenly falls, her neck bleeding as she dies quickly.[41][68]
  • Ruby Hale's dead body begins to rise into the air as the gravitonium inside tries to escape its host. The substance is then expelled from her in a burst of energy that knocks everyone in the vicinity to the ground.[41][68]
  • Simmons, Fitz, and May arrive as Johnson and Rodriguez get back up. They find that in the aftermath of the blast, General Hale managed to escape. When Simmons asks what happened to Ruby, Johnson angrily says that she had the situation under control before Rodriguez killed her, but Rodriguez claims her actions have just saved the world.[41][68]



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Groot in his adolescence



The 2023 version of Clint Barton in 2018



  • Attack on the Statesman:
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      The Sanctuary II intercepts the Statesman

      Thanos, who is travelling on the Sanctuary II, tracks down the ship Thor and the Asgardians are using to travel to Earth.[41][76]
    • As they travel with the remainder of the Asgardians in the Statesman, Loki tells Thor that he cannot help but wonder how he might be received when they return to Earth, considering the intentions of his visit in 2012. Thor, however, assures him everything is going to be fine. Unbeknown to them, a much larger ship has been following them: the Sanctuary II. The ship suddenly appears before the Asgardians', blocking its path.[41][76]
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      Loki is taken hostage by the Black Order

      The Asgardians send a distress call as Thanos and the Black Order board the Statesman, breaking it apart with the help of the Power Stone. They go about slaughtering half of its passengers, allowing the other half to escape, in accordance with Thanos' ethos. Thor and Heimdall are defeated and left helpless on the ground.[41][72]
    • Thanos walks to Thor and picks him up by the head. He threatens Loki, telling him that if he does not hand over the Tesseract, containing the Space Stone, then he will use the Power Stone to brutally murder Thor. While Thor insists that the Tesseract was destroyed along with Asgard, Loki reveals the truth: that he stole it before awakening Surtur. As he breaks the illusion he is conjuring to hide it, he distracts Thanos for long enough that Hulk can attack him.[41][72]
    • At first taken by surprise, Thanos nonetheless gathers himself in the duel and begins to overpower the Hulk with targeted and skilful attacks. He beats Hulk down until he is unable to fight. Seeing that Banner is about to be killed, Heimdall uses the last of his strength to summon dark magic and channel the Bifrost to transport Hulk back to Earth. Noticing Heimdall because of this action, and feeling owed a life, Thanos impales Thor's best friend, killing him.[41][72]
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      Thor mourns Loki's death

      Ebony Maw gives Thanos the Tesseract. The Titan takes the cube and breaks it in his hand, revealing the Infinity Stone it encased, then places the Stone into the Infinity Gauntlet. Loki steps out again, pretending to offer his services to Thanos in order to get close to him, then swiftly moves with a knife to attack the Titan. Thanos, however, uses the newly acquired powers of the Space Stone to immobilize Loki's arm, and proceeds to grab Loki by the neck. As the life is choked out of him, Loki spitefully tells Thanos that he will never be a god, but the strangling eventually kills Loki, and Thanos throws his body aside. He uses the Power Stone to set off a chain of explosions on the ship, then he and the Black Order use the Space Stone to teleport away. Thor is left cradling his dead brother's body as the ship collapses around him.[41][72]
  • The Bifrost continues to transport Hulk to Earth, heading specifically to New York City in the United States of America.[41][72]
  • Just as Doctor Strange and Wong are about to leave the New York Sanctum, Bruce Banner crashes through the ceiling. Worried that they might be under attack, Strange and Wong run to where Banner has landed, only to find him shocked and in fear. Banner simply warns them, "Thanos is coming."[41][72]
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    Bruce Banner reunites with Tony Stark and Pepper Potts

    Pepper Potts and Tony Stark are out running in New York City and discuss their upcoming wedding. Stark tells Potts that he had a dream in which they had a child called Morgan, and wondered if it might be a sign that she is pregnant, but she denies this. They are suddenly interrupted when Doctor Strange opens a portal next to them and steps out to tell Stark that they need his help, and the universe is at stake. Stark is not sure whether to trust Strange until Bruce Banner steps out from behind the sorcerer, reuniting with his friend after 3 years in space. Stark is stunned, but agrees to go through the portal with them to the Sanctum.[41][72]
  • Stark is brought up-to-date as Wong, Strange, and Banner explain about the Infinity Stones and Thanos. The group realize they need to contact Vision, who has the Mind Stone embedded in his head, but Stark explains that he has been off-the-radar for a fortnight, and that the only way to find him might well be calling Steve Rogers. When Banner is confused by why this might be a problem, Stark explains what happened in 2016, when the Avengers were broken by the conflict between him and Rogers. However, Banner still insists that Stark should put the grudge aside considering the stakes at play, and Stark reluctantly gets out the burner flip-phone Rogers had left him.[41][72]
  • Attack on Greenwich Village:
    • At that moment, winds become stronger in the area and a commotion is heard from outside. The group leave the Sanctum and find that a strange "Q"-shaped spaceship has arrived over Greenwich Village and people are running in fear.[41][72]
    • On the way to the Museum of Modern Art on a field trip, Peter Parker looks out of the window of the Midtown School of Science and Technology bus and spots the Q-Ship. Realizing he has to get involved in helping citizens as Spider-Man, Parker asks Ned Leeds to create a distraction so people don't notice him leaving the vehicle. When he sees the ship, Leeds is shocked and exclaims to the rest of the bus, naturally creating a distraction anyway, and Parker jumps out of the window, donning the Spider-Man suit.[41][72]
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      Iron Man, Bruce Banner, and the Sorcerers outside the New York Sanctum

      Black Order members Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian are beamed down from the Q-Ship outside the Sanctum Santorum and demand the Time Stone from Doctor Strange. Strange refuses to give in and prepares to defend the stone with his life if necessary. Stark encourages Banner to transform into the Hulk and help in a fight against Cull Obsidian, but when he tries, he is surprised to find himself incapable of the transformation. Stark activates his nanotech Mark L armor and Strange and Wong engage two mandala shields, and a battle ensues.[41][72]
    • Iron Man and Cull Obsidian fight, but Iron Man begins to lose due to the alien's immense strength. As Cull Obsidian swings at Stark, however, Spider-Man arrives and stops his fist.[41][72]
    • Meanwhile, Ebony Maw engages the sorcerers in battle as he attempts to steal the Time Stone, meeting their magical attacks with his own. He binds Strange to the wall but is unable to touch the Eye of Agamotto without being burned, since Strange has cast a spell preventing anyone else from taking it so long as he survives. The Cloak of Levitation allows him to escape from the bindings, but Maw gives chase.[41][72]
    • Spider-Man goes after Ebony Maw to stop him from getting to Strange again. However, the Q-Ship's beam activates and catches Strange, lifting him up to the ship. Parker worries as he finds himself inescapably also caught in the beam.[41][72]
    • Wong helps Iron Man fight Cull Obsidian and conjures a portal to drop Cull Obsidian through, closing it off as the alien reaches back through, thus severing his arm and leaving him stranded in a snowy environment.[41][72]
    • AIW Spider-Man With Iron Armor (Final)

      Spider-Man's new suit

      As Ebony Maw brings an immobilized Strange into the Q-Ship, Spider-Man clings onto the side of the ship, desperately trying not to fall from such a great height. He communicates with Iron Man to tell him he is running out of breath in the thinner, high-altitude air, and Stark has F.R.I.D.A.Y. send the Iron Spider armor from the New Avengers Facility up to Parker. It wraps itself around him and gives him breathing capability just in time to stop him falling to his death. However, as Stark arrives at the ship, he engages a parachute in Spider-Man's suit to safely take him back to Earth, not wanting to endanger the teenager further.[41][72]
    • As Stark cuts a hole in the ship to get inside, Pepper Potts calls him, worried he is on board the ship. He reluctantly confirms her fears, just as the ship reaches too high an altitude and his signal is lost, as well as his connection to F.R.I.D.A.Y.. Meanwhile, unbeknown to him, Parker has managed to grab hold of the Q-Ship and stow away inside.[41][72]
    • On the ground, Wong tells Banner that he has to return to the Sanctum in Strange's absence, so as to protect it from any potential threats. Banner finds Stark's flip-phone and calls Steve Rogers to warn him about Vision.[41][72]
  • IW Total Film Still 02

    Thor meets the Guardians of the Galaxy

    Aboard the Benatar, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel across space to answer the distress call sent by the Asgardian ship. However, on arrival, they are shocked to find the Statesman in ruins and debris floating in all directions. As they look at the wreckage, an unconscious Thor floats in front of them and hits their windscreen.[41][72]
  • After bringing him inside, Mantis uses her powers to wake Thor so the Guardians can question him. Thor jolts awake and is surprised by his surroundings, but proceeds to explain what has transpired, telling them of the attack on Xandar, the destruction of his ship, the deaths of his best friend, his brother, and half his people, and Thanos' acquisition of two Infinity Stones. He tells the Guardians that he needs to leave and travel to Nidavellir in an escape pod, hoping to forge a new Uru weapon capable of killing Thanos, and warns them that they should check the Reality Stone is still safely in the possession of the Collector on Knowhere. Interested in the weaponry, Rocket Raccoon decides to go with Thor to the Dwarven forge, and brings Groot along.[41][72]
  • In the Lighthouse, Glenn Talbot is trying to sleep. However, he finds his rest disturbed by a set of coordinates repeating in his head that he does not understand.[41][77]
  • AoS519 Coulson SHIELD Division

    Phil Coulson dismisses his agents

    After several days spent apart, with Deke letting his arm heal, Fitz, Mackenzie, and Simmons working on giving the Quinjet space capabilities with gravitonium, May and Johnson working on saving Coulson, and Johnson and Coulson preparing to deal with the remaining gravitonium, Coulson's team finally come together for the first time since Yo-Yo Rodriguez killed Ruby Hale. They convene to discuss the finalized plan to slingshot the remaining gravitonium into the Sun, but when General Hale is mentioned, Mackenzie asks for someone to explain how they lost her in Herefordshire. This sparks an argument about the morality of Rodriguez's decision, with her standing by her decision to kill Ruby Hale as necessary for saving the world and Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons backing her up, but the others believing it was not justified. Coulson dismisses them to pursue their own individual tasks, thus breaking up the argument.[41][77]
  • Knowing that Coulson would object to their actions, May takes Daisy Johnson aside to talk in secret about their pursuit of a cure for his affliction. She tells Johnson that Tony Caine says he has found something to help, and that when she delivers Polly and Robin Hinton to him, she should ask him for what he has found.[41][77]
  • Deke Shaw talks to his future grandparents, Fitz and Simmons, about the possibility that if they change the future, he will stop existing. Shaw, however, suggests once again that the multiverse theory may be true, and he is from an alternate universe - that this would make him safe if, indeed, the future of this universe is different.[41][77]
  • Glenn Talbot continues to mutter coordinates, but comes to a realization of what they mean. He calls for Phil Coulson.[41][77]
  • Coulson visits Talbot, and Talbot tells him about the coordinates. He says that he has realized why his HYDRA programming had led him to the hangar - he was broadcasting the location of the Lighthouse to Hale. Coulson is shocked as he realizes this means they could be under attack by Qovas and the Remorath.[41][77]
  • Sure enough, Qovas' ship materializes over the Lighthouse in New York, preparing to attack.[41][77]
  • Coulson's team realize that the Remorath above have cut off all their communication signals to the outside world. In reaction to the threat, the Lighthouse programming automatically triggers "Project: Reclamation" - the project for which it was built, giving options for extra protection against a threat or catastrophic event. Another video of Rick Stoner begins, walking them through the options for defense. As Stoner lists the options, Coulson decides that the one most befitting their situation is "nuclear attack", prematurely selecting it before Stoner then states that there was, in fact, another option specifically for alien invasion. The nuclear attack selection locks the building down, with Stoner informing them that they are locked in for 15 years. Coulson tries to stay calm despite his mistake. He takes the tannoy to hesitantly inform the other agents of the situation they are in, adding that all being well, there should be a way out of their predicament.[41][77]
  • Qovas Lighthouse Message

    Coulson talks with Qovas

    Qovas contacts Coulson with a live feed from his ship. Coulson tries to stay defiant and despite Qovas' threats, he insists that him and his agents are safe, and that as soon as the government find out about the ship, they are likely to shoot it down.[41][77]
  • Talking properly for the first time in days, Yo-Yo Rodriguez tries to explain her actions to Alphonso Mackenzie, knowing that he is angry at what she did. He tells her that he, too, has had violent urges, but that as part of S.H.I.E.L.D., they should know better than to lose control and act on them.[41][77]
  • Rodriguez comes across Melinda May, who guesses what Mackenzie told her. Understanding Rodriguez's position after having had to kill Katya Belyakov 10 years prior, she says that it will change people's perception of her, but that all she can do is to learn to live with her actions.[41][77]
  • The two agents get back to the control room, and Phil Coulson says he is worried as to why Daisy Johnson has not yet returned. May confesses the truth to him, that she had ordered Johnson to go dark while she performed their secret side-mission that might help save him. On hearing this, Rodriguez begins to panic, saying that she thinks she killed Ruby Hale for nothing.[41][77]
  • As the sun sets, Qovas' Ship looms over the Lighthouse. His Remorath marauders gather inside, and he nods to send them on their way.[41][77]
  • Rodriguez tells Coulson about what her future self said in 2091, warning that they need to let him die. May argues that since Robin Hinton said Coulson will "put the pieces back together", they need to save him. However, the argument is interrupted when Coulson realizes that through the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device, the alien attackers are able to go wherever they want, and could arrive any moment.[41][77]
  • The Remorath marauders use the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device to teleport into the building.[41][77]
  • The marauders materialize in the Lighthouse and the lights in the corridors go out. They begin to stab agents they find, and Deke Shaw dives into a ventilation shaft to hide.[41][77]
  • Energy fluctuations occur throughout the Lighthouse as a result of the Remorath's presence. Shaw gets back to the control room through the ventilation shafts.[41][77]
  • Shaw explains that he knows the Remorath from 2091, warning the agents about their tendency to successfully hunt down everyone they target. Phil Coulson sends Yo-Yo Rodriguez to get Glenn Talbot to safety, and via video call, Leo Fitz lets the agents know that there is an analogue override in the building that will be able to get to get them out of the Project Reclamation lock-down. Shaw asks why Daisy Johnson cannot help them, then realizes that she never returned. When he asks why, Coulson bitterly tells him to ask May.[41][77]
  • Centipede Device OT

    Tony Caine presents Daisy Johnson with the last Centipede Serum

    Johnson talks to Tony Caine after he has finished getting the Hintons settled in safely. He mentions that Robin drew him a picture of a blue alien lady, and remarks how strange it is dealing with aliens, asking her if she has seen the weird alien events happening in New York, to which she replies that she is unable to watch the news these days as it bothers her. He moves on to telling her what he has found for Coulson, explaining that his research took him back to John Garrett's work, and that he has found what kept Garrett alive during the Deathlok programme: Centipede Serum, which he has the last remaining unit of. He hands her the unit but explains that the serum is missing a healing component designed and developed by the Nazis, and that the only clue he has to its source, a name, could not be found on any map. When Johnson looks at the name, however, she sees that it is "Jiaying", and realizes that HYDRA used her mother's healing ability to complete the serum.[41][77]
  • Siege of the Lighthouse:
    • Rodriguez gets to Talbot's cell and asks him to put on handcuffs. He is reluctant to, claiming that he can be trusted to cooperate and wants to make up for his actions, but she tells him that while she trusts him, they cannot know for sure that he is not still under HYDRA conditioning. She asks that he follow her lead.[41][77]
    • Fitz makes his way to Floor 17, where the analogue override is held, accompanied by another agent. The lights begin to flicker and Fitz's walkie-talkie stops working, making them realize that Remorath marauders must be nearby. Fitz's fellow agent then walks ahead but is ambushed by a marauder, killed on the spot. Fitz runs and comes across Deke Shaw, who had gone to find him as he was afraid that if Fitz died, he would never exist. Shaw uses a fire extinguisher to ward off the marauder and the two of them run to the override room. However, when they get there, Fitz is horrified to find that the override has been ripped apart, meaning they no longer have any way out.[41][77]
    • Qovas sends sends more marauders from his ship to the Lighthouse.[41][77]
    • Coulson explains to May and Mackenzie about the override being destroyed. Agent Kim offers to go to the armory for them and Coulson decides that they have to take a stand and defend the control room. He instructs Yo-Yo Rodriguez to pick up any weaponry she can and take Talbot to them. Deke Shaw works on fixing an elevator to allow Simmons, Piper, and Davis to transport the gravitonium to the control room. Fitz warns them that the aliens have technology like EMPs that affects technology, and informs Coulson that they need to find combustible items to use as sources of light if they are going to be able to see the attackers.[41][77]
    • Rodriguez and Glenn Talbot encounter two Remorath marauders and hide, waiting for an opportunity to get past.[41][77]
    • Shaw and Fitz get into the fixed elevator. Shaw begins to panic, not wanting to die without having seen the wider world.[41][77]
    • Piper, Davis, and Simmons barricade themselves in the lab and prepare to fight. The door begins to rattle and they raise their guns, but it is only Rodriguez and Talbot. They enter and inform Simmons that their route to the control room has been cut off, and Simmons tells Fitz on the walkie-talkie that she will have to make her stand where she is, in the lab. Rodriguez heads out with Davis and Piper to hunt their attackers, leaving Simmons and Talbot as the last line of defense.[41][77]
    • Alphonso Mackenzie joins Leo Fitz and Deke Shaw at the elevator exit as they get out. A marauder arrives in their corridor and Mackenzie shoots him, but he is unfazed. He is joined by two further marauders, who chase the agents as they run for safety.[41][77]
    • SHIELD Battle Lighthouse

      Piper, Davis, and Yo-Yo fend off the Remorath

      Rodriguez, Piper, and Davis struggle with the darkness in the building as they cannot see if there are marauders nearby. They shoot down the corridor in case but find nothing. However, Rodriguez uses her super-speed to scout ahead and reports back that there are several that they are about to encounter. She insists on leading the way, telling the two agents that she cannot be killed.[41][77]
    • Coulson uses the walkie-talkies to let Simmons know that he and the others are surrounded in the control room, and so she and Rodriguez should not try to get to them. Simmons is unable to warn Rodriguez, however, as she has left and Simmons is unable to exit the lab without being swarmed by attackers. Talbot picks up an I.C.E.R. to prepare to help her if any Remorath get in, but then finds the Particle Infusion Chamber chamber in the lab. Believing he can help if he is infused with the gravitonium, but knowing Simmons will not let him, he I.C.E.-es her and enters the machine.[41][77]
    • SHIELD Control Room Sieges

      S.H.I.E.L.D. prepares to fight the incoming Remorath

      Fitz gets back to the control room with a combustible cocktail he has made. He and May light fires and the team prepares for the Remorath's attack. The doors begin to shake as they try to get in, but they suddenly go quiet. The team become suspicious, then realize the Remorath are heading upwards as noises resume from above. The marauders enter from an upper floor door and the team being to shoot at their attackers.[41][77]
    • Yo-Yo Rodriguez, Piper, and Davis meanwhile shoot at the marauders attacking the lab, but realize they are swarmed from all sides. Rodriguez attempts to contact Simmons but gets no response from the walkie-talkie and becomes concerned. Piper begins reminding Rodriguez that she need not be worried because the technology around them is just not working, when suddenly the lab doors are blown open. They watch as a marauder who has been knocked to the ground by the blast is dragged out of view, followed by their blood splattering across the hall. Glenn Talbot emerges, empowered by the gravitonium infused in his body.[41][77]
    • Talbot Gravity

      Glenn Talbot uses his new powers to kill the Remorath marauders

      In the control room, the team run out of ammunition, with no success in having taken down the seemingly bulletproof Remorath. They begin to fight hand-to-hand, but Coulson finds himself quickly knocked to the ground. Dazed, he notices the control room door opening despite the lock-down, and is surprised to see Glenn Talbot enter. Talbot uses his newly acquired ability of manipulating the effects of gravity on people and objects to lift the marauders into the air and then crush them as they float, crumpling their bodies inwards on themselves and killing them all swiftly.[41][77]
    • Rodriguez runs into the lab and helps Jemma Simmons off the floor. They find the Particle Infusion Chamber with the reading marking it "100%", and realize, to their dismay, what Talbot has done.[41][77]
    • Talbot proudly proclaims to the agents in the control room that he has fixed things as he promised. He then uses his powers to break the ceiling of the Lighthouse and detach the portion of the floor Coulson is lying on, standing on it with him as he lifts the piece of floor up into the air and through the ceiling. The remaining agents are astonished, but the electricity comes back online and the breaking of the lock-down and lack of contamination in the scans of the atmosphere trigger a new Rick Stoner recording informing them that Project: Reclamation is over.[41][77]
  • Jiaying Grave

    Daisy Johnson digs up Jiaying's grave

    Knowing she needs her mother's DNA to acquire the necessary healing component of the Centipede Serum, Daisy Johnson visits Jiaying's grave and begins to dig up the body.[41][77]
  • Glenn Talbot continues to lift Phil Coulson up higher and higher into the sky, taking him to Qovas' ship in order to end the alien situation.[41][78]
  • Arriving at Qovas' docking station, Talbot and Coulson are met by Remorath who declare them prisoners. Coulson asks Talbot what his plan is, and he says that they are going to show the aliens his position of authority over them to force them to leave, again saying he will "fix" things, which concerns Coulson.[41][78]
  • The team at the Lighthouse discuss their concern about Talbot. Simmons informs them that Talbot took in all of the gravitonium, and mentions the fact that it has catastrophic consequences, having driven Ruby Hale insane with just 8%, highlighting that with Talbot's brain injury this could cause him a major psychotic break. Melinda May declares that they need to find him and Coulson, but Leo Fitz points out that the building has only just come back online and it could be hours before the systems are fully functional. Rodriguez asks where Alphonso Mackenzie is, and Piper explains he has gone to check for any remaining Remorath.[41][78]
  • Mackenzie scouts the hallways and finds one remaining marauder. The alien ingests the same odium liquid the team encountered in 2091, giving him a burst of adrenaline and making rabid and super resilient. Mackenzie shoots at him, but the bullets are once again ineffective, and he has to engage the alien hand-to-hand. He manages to outsmart the alien and beat him down with his Shotgun-Axe, but before he can kill him, May arrives and tells him to stop, as they need the marauder alive to attempt to acquire any information they can about what Coulson and Talbot are facing. Mackenzie knocks him out instead.[41][78]
  • 4-Qovas Kneeling 1

    Qovas kneels before Talbot

    Talbot and Coulson are taken before Qovas, and Talbot claims the ship for himself. Qovas dismisses his claim, but Talbot uses his new powers to crush one of the Remorath the same way he had in the Lighthouse. Realizing that Talbot has the power to end their lives in an instant, Qovas and his marauders reluctantly kneel before him as he demands.[41][78]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez finds Mackenzie and asks if he is okay. However, when she tries to further the conversation to talk again about forgiving her, he explains that May and Simmons are waiting for him and walks away.[41][78]
  • May, Mackenzie, and Simmons interrogate the marauder they found, keeping him chained to the floor and ceiling. He rants about the liquid he consumed, telling them it is called the odium, and exclaiming that it gives them the powers of the gods. He grows increasingly rabid, shaking and straining in his chains until one chain breaks, but as he does so, the odium finishes taking effect and his heart stops, dying with odium dripping out of his mouth. Simmons explains that to understand the odium better, she would have to dissect him, and the other two encourage her to do so.[41][78]
  • Glenn Talbot expresses his pride in his work, but Phil Coulson warns him that they need to plan more thoroughly and not make rash decisions. Talbot says he is saving the world, but Qovas calmly tells him that he is being ignorant, as the Confederacy will not stand for his actions, noting that HYDRA were never so foolish. This prompts Coulson to realize that Hale must be how Qovas found out their location, and requests to be taken to see her.[41][78]
  • 7-Coulson Hale TOWWSUA

    Coulson confronts a grieving Hale

    Coulson visits Hale, and finds her repentant, having spent time alone wallowing in her grief. She explains that she has always been too angry, and never stopped to consider her love for Ruby until it was too late - that she blindly carried out HYDRA's agenda to the point where it got her daughter killed, and that makes it her fault. Coulson expresses his condolences, but asks for her help, telling her of Talbot undergoing Project Destroyer of Worlds.[41][78]
  • Coulson takes Hale back to Talbot and Qovas, and she tells them what she knows of the Confederacy. He is reluctant to trust his captor, but she apologizes for her treatment of him, and Coulson tells him they need her knowledge. Hale tells Talbot that now he is laced with the gravitonium, he is the only one who can save them all, and he decides to listen. She reveals that HYDRA's deal with the Confederacy was for them to protect the Earth from attack in return for Inhumans and gravitonium, the latter of which Qovas adds is a very valuable substance due to its exceptional powers that can be used to bend space and build and destroy empires. The humans decide they have to meet with the Confederacy to make a new arrangement, which Qovas argues is against Confederacy protocol, noting they would also have nothing to bargain with. Coulson, however, argues that Talbot himself is their bargaining chip due to the gravitonium in his body.[41][78]
  • In the Lighthouse, Leo Fitz worries that it could take hours to get the power working again, but it suddenly switches back on, as Deke Shaw steps out from behind the monitors and explains that he fixed it, as it was what he was good at in the future. The team receive a transmission from Daisy Johnson, who explains that she has been trying to contact for 30 minutes to let them know she is arriving. Shaw tells her why they were unable to pick up, explaining about the attack they underwent.[41][78]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez goes to meet Johnson when she arrives, wanting to confront her for keeping her mission secret and, in her opinion, abandoning them.[41][78]
  • 8-Jiaying Skeleton

    Jiaying's skeleton is discovered by Yo-Yo Rodriguez

    Johnson enters and Rodriguez demands to know what is in the bag she is carrying. When Johnson refuses, she uses her super-speed to grab the bag for herself and finds the skeleton within. She asks Johnson what is wrong with her, and Johnson hits her, starting a fight. Rodriguez uses her super-speed to repeatedly punch Johnson, but Johnson takes advantage of the moment in which Rodriguez returns to her starting point, hitting her with a quake before she can run again. Melinda May arrives and breaks up the fight, informing them that they have picked up a signal of a spaceship outside of the atmosphere, believing it to be Qovas' ship, and that once the artificial gravity is installed on Zephyr One, they will be flying up to board it. She tells Rodriguez that they will continue working to help Coulson, and she can either help or leave.[41][78]
  • Glenn Talbot, having trimmed his shaggy hair and beard, dons robes to prepare for the visit to the Confederacy. Coulson reminds him to be careful, but he insists he knows what he is doing. Qovas takes him to the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device, and they teleport to the Confederacy meeting.[41][78]
  • The Confederacy are surprised by Talbot's presence, and Qovas explains that he is there to renegotiate the terms of Earth's protection. The aliens are reluctant to listen, but Talbot confidently claims he is much more than the amateurs they have dealt with in the past, calling himself "Earth's mightiest hero".[41][78]
  • Quake FitzSimmonsGrandparentsReveal

    Daisy Johnson learns Deke Shaw's grandparents are FitzSimmons

    Deke Shaw goes to see Daisy Johnson. She comments on the lemons she found in her bed, believing it to be a prank, and Shaw, embarrassed that his attempt at showing affection went wrong, deflects it by saying it was probably Fitz. He says he has been meaning to tell her something since they became closer, and she tells him not to get close to her, as people close to her die, mentioning her mother and Lincoln Campbell. Shaw asks who Campbell is, and she explains his sacrifice and how much she loved him, saying she sometimes wonders if she still does. She asks what he was going to say, and he tells her of their discovery: that Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons are his grandparents.[41][78]
  • Talbot asks to be added to the Confederacy, but is told that there can never be more than six members. He uses his powers to engulf Confederacy member Crixon with the gravitonium from his body, proving his might, and arrogantly proclaims that he has just freed a space for himself in the group.[41][78]
  • Alphonso Mackenzie works on Zephyr One, and Leo Fitz arrives to insert the gravitonium into the ship's system to use for artificial gravity once they head to space. Fitz tries to apologize to Mackenzie for complying with locking him up before, but Mackenzie refuses to accept his support of Yo-Yo Rodriguez killing Ruby Hale, telling him that the things he was saying about the predetermined future led Rodriguez down the wrong path. Fitz stands up for himself, saying that sometimes it is necessary to sacrifice a life for the sake of many, and that Hale was just too dangerous, but Mackenzie tells him he needs to take a look at his actions and think about what kind of person he wants to be, because lately he has been morally questionable.[41][78]
  • Wanda IW 8

    Wanda Maximoff and Vision in Edinburgh together

    Wanda Maximoff and Vision are staying in a bedroom in Edinburgh together, with Vision having mastered his phasing abilities to make himself appear human. Vision feels a pain from the Mind Stone in his forehead. He has Maximoff use her powers, which stem from the stone, to connect with the stone and see if she can feel anything, but she tells him that all she feels is him. They share a kiss.[41][72]
  • Jemma Simmons is dissecting the Remorath marauder's heart when Daisy Johnson enters, showing her the Centipede Serum she has acquired and delivering the bag with Jiaying's skeleton. Simmons is reluctant to help, saying that the morality of what they are doing needs to be considered, but Johnson tells her that if she wants Phil Coulson to survive, which she affirms that she obviously does, this has to be her top priority.[41][78]
  • Melinda May and Davis sit in the cockpit and launch Zephyr One for its flight into space.[41][78]
  • GravitonLearnsOfThanos

    Glenn Talbot learns of Thanos' campaign

    Three Confederacy members leave via the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device, so that Qovas, Glenn Talbot, and the Kree representative, who announces himself to be Taryan of the house Kasius - the father of the Kree noblemen the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had to face in 2091. He reveals that the Confederacy never intended to honor their agreement of protection, nor did they have the ability to, as is being exemplified as they speak; Taryan explains that an alien far beyond the Confederacy's might, known as Thanos, is currently leading his forces in an assault on the planet. Talbot insists that he must face Thanos, but Taryan says he is nowhere near capable enough, but that there might be a way to strengthen him so he can face the Titan.[41][78]
  • Attack on Vision:
    • Maximoff and Vision go for a walk through the Edinburgh streets, and Vision suggests that this time, after 2 years of only meeting for a couple of weeks at a time, they stay together for longer and start to settle. However, before they can make a decision, Maximoff notices a television in a shop behind Vision broadcasting the news of the attack on Greenwich village and the disappearance of Tony Stark. Turning to look, Vision recognizes that the aliens who attacked New York are the threat that the Mind Stone is warning him of. He tells her will have to leave, but is suddenly ambushed as Corvus Glaive, another of Thanos' Black Order, steps out from a street corner and stabs him through the chest with a glaive.[41][72]
    • AW 43 Trailer pic

      Corvus Glaive attacks Vision

      The injury stops Vision's ability to phase and he reverts to his android form. The Black Order's Proxima Midnight arrives and hits Maximoff with a blast from her spear to get her out of the way, as Glaive begins trying to prise the gem from Vision's head. Maximoff gets back up and uses her powers to throw balls of energy at the aliens and knock them aside, then telekinetically pull Vision away from them and fly to a nearby square.[41][72]
    • Maximoff starts to use her abilities to help heal Vision's wound, but the Black Order catch up with them and manage to separate the couple, with Corvus Glaive fighting Vision and Proxima Midnight fighting Maximoff. Vision begins to shoot a beam from the Mind Stone, but Corvus Glaive uses his glaive's abilities to fire at back at him. He again tries to prise the stone from Vision's head, but Maximoff overpowers Proxima Midnight and flies to his aid, blasting him aside with another ball of energy.[41][72]
    • AW 31 Trailer pic

      Captain America arrives to Wanda and Vision's aid

      Maximoff begins to fly herself and Vision away, but Proxima Midnight fires a blast from her spear that knocks them out of the sky, tumbling into Edinburgh Waverley railway station. Vision lies helpless on the floor as the aliens return, and Maximoff prepares to defend him, outnumbered. However, when a train passes by, Maximoff is relieved when from behind it appears Steve Rogers, who has arrived with Sam Wilson and Natasha Romanoff on Bruce Banner's warning to help defend the couple.[41][72]
    • Proxima Midnight throws her spear at Rogers, but his fast reflexes allow him to simply catch it. Wilson then takes advantage of the alien's surprise and ambushes her, kicking her through a shop window then firing small missiles at Corvus Glaive, occupying him as he tries to deflect them, and allowing Romanoff a window to attack him. Rogers throws the spear to her and she catches it, then thrusts it into Corvus Glaive's side, knocking him down and kicking the glaive from his hand. Proxima Midnight summons the spear back to her hand to attack Romanoff, but Rogers rolls in front of her, picking up the glaive and parrying. He works with Rogers to overpower Proxima Midnight, and Wilson returns to kick her down again. She scuttles to Corvus Glaive's side, and Romanoff threatens to kill them, but before they can act, a transportation beam from a Q-Ship overhead lifts the aliens away to safety.[41][72]
  • Wanda Maximoff and Sam Wilson help Vision to his feet and carry him to Rogers' Quinjet.[41][72]
  • General Hale and Phil Coulson look out at space from Qovas' ship, when Talbot and Qovas return through the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device. Talbot passes on Taryan's news of "Thanos" and says that the only option they have left is for him to make himself "invincible", which he will do by tapping into an untapped deposit of gravitonium under the Earth's surface. Coulson tries to talk him down, warning of how dangerous the gravitonium is and that it could cause him to lose control, but Talbot accuses him of always doubting him and says he trusts the Confederacy member who told him about the deposit, revealing him to have been called "Kasius". Coulson pleads with Talbot to stop, explaining that the Kree ruling the remnants of humanity in the future was a Kasius, and that Talbot is being played, but Talbot tells him he is in charge now and is Earth's last hope, forcing Coulson to kneel before him under threat of crushing him just like the Remorath he killed.[41][78]
  • 24-Cloaked Zephyr and Qovas Ship

    Zephyr One cloaks as it approaches Qovas' Ship

    Zephyr One reaches the outer atmosphere and engages its newly installed artificial gravity, then twisting to fly vertically, using thrusters to escape the atmosphere and reach outer space. Piper and Alphonso Mackenzie help them through communication devices from the control room of the Lighthouse, and the agents get through to space, turning on cloaking as they turn in the direction of Qovas' ship.[41][78]
  • Sam Wilson pilots the Quinjet as the group take off from Edinburgh with Maximoff and Vision in tow. Romanoff scolds the couple for taking the risk of dropping out of contact just to appreciate more alone time, and Maximoff apologizes. When Wilson asks Rogers where they should fly to, Rogers replies, "Home," the New Avengers Facility in New York.[41][72]
  • Jemma Simmons congratulates Leo Fitz on the success of his work on Zephyr One allowing the team to reach space, but he shows no happiness, still bothered by Mackenzie's words. He addresses the Centipede Serum with her, asking if she really thinks it could work as he is concerned. She simply replies that the less they think about it the better.[41][78]
  • Infiltration into Qovas' Ship:
    • May gets up to prepare with Johnson to infiltrate Qovas' ship, and Davis pilots them onto the spaceship's hull, docking so the agents can board.[41][78]
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      Talbot confronts Phil Coulson about betraying him

      Glenn Talbot reports that he can hear Ian Quinn's consciousness in the gravitonium, and that Quinn is saying his team originally found gravitonium at the bottom of a mine. A Remorath then reports that an unseen object has breached their hull, and Talbot realizes it is S.H.I.E.L.D., using cloaking. He turns on Coulson, accusing him of contacting the team behind his back. When he asks General Hale if she had a part in it, Hale claims to have known that Coulson was making contact, and that she attempted to dissuade him. Coulson again states that this is a lie, but Talbot refuses to believe him, feeling he has been betrayed.[41][78]
    • Daisy Johnson and Melinda May make their way through Qovas' ship. When they encounter Remorath guards, Johnson quakes them out of the way.[41][78]
    • Johnson and May get to the control room, and Talbot uses his powers to lift Coulson into the air, threatening to kill him if she attacks. May exclaims that they are here to save him, not attack, and Johnson tries to calm him down, but Talbot refuses to trust them. Hale speaks up for Johnson, however, saying that after the way she treated Ruby, she trusts her.[41][78]
    • Hale attempts to activate Talbot's HYDRA conditioning to stop him. He lowers Coulson back to the floor, seemingly under her control, but then reveals himself to be free of the conditioning's effects and turns on her. He says that she is traitor and uses his powers to crush her, just like the Remorath he killed.[41][78]
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      Talbot declares S.H.I.E.L.D. the enemy

      Horrified, Johnson starts to quake Talbot to take him down, but is surprised when it has little effect on him as he uses his abilities to keep himself grounded. He then uses his powers to throw her quickly into the ceiling, knocking her out. May and Coulson are forced to surrender, and Talbot calls them prisoners of war, requesting that Qovas treat them accordingly. He tells Coulson that he has finally realized S.H.I.E.L.D. were always the enemy.[41][78]
  • Taryan has Agent Johnson delivered to him, remarking that he looks forward to taking her back home with him.[41][78]
  • Johnson wakes in a dark unfamiliar room, and meets Taryan. He introduces himself, mentioning that he is master of the House Kasius, worrying her. Taryan explains that he believes Inhumans deserve "something better" than the way humans treat them, but Johnson suspects she knows his true motives, having seen Kasius' Inhuman trade in 2091. She asks where her friends are, but he says not to worry, as they are her past, and he is now her "future".[41][79]
  • Qovas tells Coulson and May they will be kept as prisoners, but they insist that they will be taking him down soon enough. He considers their threat meaningless given their imprisonment, but warns them nonetheless that if they try anything, he will release ionizer missiles on the Lighthouse. He leaves and reunites with Glenn Talbot, who says that he knows someone who may be able to help them acquire gravitonium.[41][79]
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    Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons discuss the outcome of the future

    Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons review the Centipede Serum and its potential to save Coulson. Fitz suggests that the 2091 Rodriguez's comment about the Earth's destruction came about from trying to save Coulson could be reframed with the assertion that if they do not just "try", but actually succeed, then perhaps that breaks the chain of events. Simmons is glad to hear this optimistic view, pointing out that Fitz has always believed time cannot be changed, but Fitz suggests it is time to take bold risks.[41][79]
  • Deke Shaw and Agents Davis and Kim talk as they run maintenance on Zephyr One, with Shaw being amazed as Davis tells him how he survived Aida's attack. Glenn Talbot then suddenly enters through the floor, boarding the plane, and on seeing Kim, he uses his powers to kill him without a second thought. Shaw and Davis hide for safety as Talbot, along with two Remorath marauders, heads for the Quinjet.[41][79]
  • Alphonso Mackenzie watches WHiH World News in the Lighthouse as it reports on the attack on Greenwich Village. Shaw calls him and lets him know of Kim's death, and of Talbot's state of mind.[41][79]
  • Talbot gets to the Quinjet, using his powers to fly it himself instead of using the jet's power. He detaches it from Zephyr One and heads back to Earth.[41][79]
  • Mackenzie wonders why the Quinjet's tracker is not showing up, but Yo-Yo Rodriguez realizes that if Talbot is not using the jet's power, then the tracker would not be activated. Mackenzie decides to try and force the tracker to work by remote.[41][79]
  • Phil Coulson and Melinda May discuss Talbot in their cell. Coulson says he feels responsible, with Talbot having entered the machine for their sake. May points out the absurdity that they have now come to care for Talbot, having detested him when they first met 4 years prior, but Coulson states that this is an example of how people do change, and that they still need to try to help. He begins to scan their cell wall with his prosthetic hand.[41][79]
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    Carl Creel reunites with Glenn Talbot

    Having returned to Earth, Talbot visits his old bodyguard Carl Creel in hospital. He tells Creel that he has come into contact with gravitonium and has learned how to silence the voices it inflicts, saying he can silence them for him as well.[41][79]
  • Daisy Johnson talks with Taryan in the dark room. He says he sympathizes with the fact that "lesser" humans hunted her, but she tells him that despite having experienced some discrimination, humans should not be generalized by this. When he replies that she will come with him willingly or not, she tries to attack him but is surprised to find herself incapable of using her powers. Taryan reveals that she is not in fact conscious, and is currently being taken by Remorath to be delivered to him, with a device planted on her forehead to allow her unconscious self to converse with him ahead of them meeting physically.[41][79]
  • Alphonso Mackenzie goes to Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, and they tell him that they might have found a way to revive Coulson's necrotic tissue. He is pleased, but informs them that Glenn Talbot is killing people, asking if they can find a way to reverse the process he underwent.[41][79]
  • Coulson continues to scan the wall and begins to construct a plan for an attempted escape. However, before he can take any action, the door opens and he and May find Deke Shaw at the entrance, knocking out the guard and letting them out. The agents are grateful, but tell him that they need to find Johnson next.[41][79]
  • Talbot offers to help Creel, extending his hand and asking for Creel to "join" him. Creel is cautious, but eventually does so, and the gravitonium in Talbot extends from his fingers to envelop him. Creel happily says that he has found peace, but Talbot then proceeds to use the gravitonium to absorb him entirely, effectively killing his old bodyguard.[41][79]



Mackenzie and Rodriguez watch the footage of Carl Creel's death

  • Soon after midnight, Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez review the security footage from the hospital of Talbot killing Creel. He tells her that while Creel had killed his friend, Isabelle Hartley, once he had understood that Creel was not in his right mind and got to know the man, he had forgiven him and found him to be a good person. Mackenzie finds new determination to take down Talbot, and Rodriguez suggests that it might unfortunately be necessary to kill him. He replies that if that is the case, he will be the one to do it.[41][79]
  • On their way to Knowhere, Gamora looks at her switchblade and reminisces sadly on the day her mother died, when Thanos massacred her people and abducted her. When Peter Quill returns to the cockpit, she tells him she needs to ask a favor. She states that she knows they will soon encounter Thanos whatever happens, and that if he gets a hold of her, she needs him to kill her.[41][72]
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Star-Lord and Gamora kiss

  • Quill is confused, but she says that she knows something vital that Thanos cannot find out about, and that if he gets hold of her alive he will almost certainly manage to force it out of her. She makes him swear, on his mother, that he will kill her if the time comes, and Quill reluctantly, solemnly, eventually agrees. She kisses him, but they are interrupted by the sound of a crunch beside them. They turn and find Drax, who informs them he has been standing there for an hour, claiming that he has mastered the ability of moving so slowly that he is invisible to the eye. Quill and Gamora exchange quizzical looks, telling him that they can see him perfectly well, but he insists his movement is imperceptible - until Mantis enters and greets him, disappointing him bitterly.[41][72]
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Quake being kept unconscious

  • Taryan tells Johnson that the device on her forehead, the Astralscope, is projecting her consciousness. She insists that she will get out of the situation, but Taryan mocks her, saying she has already lost track of how long she has been there and that without water, food, and sleep, she will be physically too weak to put up a fight. However, Johnson retorts by telling him that she knows his sons will die as cowards, and proceeds to use her force of will to wake herself up. The Astralscope on her head is broken and she returns to consciousness, kicking the two Remorath marauders carrying her to the ground and turning and tackling a third, then quaking them.[41][79]
  • Fitz and Simmons talk as they finish the Centipede Serum modifications to save Coulson. They consider how to stop Glenn Talbot, and Simmons suggests that drinking the odium might stop him, but that it would be too difficult to make him drink and even then it might not be strong enough. She posits that the Centipede Serum could perhaps be used to deliver the odium straight into his cells instead.[41][79]
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The Guardians of the Galaxy leave the Benatar

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy arrive at Knowhere. They detect movement in the planet's third quadrant and go to land nearby.[41][72]
  • Ambush in Knowhere:
    • The team hear Thanos' voice in the Collector's Museum and approach quietly. They watch in silence as Thanos threatens the Collector, questioning the whereabouts of the Reality Stone, saying he will kill him.[41][72]
    • Drax is overcome with his desire for revenge and moves to attack Thanos. Quill tries to stop him, but when he insists, Mantis rushes over and puts him to sleep. Her action, however, causes Drax to keel over and cause a loud thud as he hits the floor, alerting Thanos to their presence.[41][72]
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      Thanos is suddenly ambushed by Gamora

      Ignoring Quill's attempts to construct a plan, Gamora rushes to make her attack. She manages to surprise Thanos and stab him both with Godslayer and her switchblade. Thanos falls to the ground and dies, and Gamora cries, feeling a swell of mixed emotion at killing the man who was so cruel to her and yet treated her with care nonetheless.[41][72]
    • Gamora is shocked to suddenly hear Thanos' voice coming from behind her, despite his dead body at her feet. The reality around them begins to crumble into red dust, revealing the fiery ruins of the Collector's Museum as Thanos removes the effects of the Reality Stone on the area, which he has already acquired and has been using to alter the apparent reality around the Guardians to lure them in, including the rake version of himself that Gamora killed.[41][72]
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      Mantis is transmuted into ribbons by the Reality Stone

      Drax and Mantis move to attack Thanos, but the Titan simply uses the Reality Stone to temporarily turn Drax to stone blocks and Mantis into ribbon-like pieces. He grabs hold of Gamora, and Quill rushes to her defence, holding his Quad Blaster to Thanos and demanding he let her go.[41][72]
    • Gamora reminds Quill that he has no hope of harming Thanos, but that he promised he would kill her if Thanos got hold of her. Quill is distraught and Thanos taunts him, urging him to try and believing he is incapable. Holding to his solemn promise, Quill eventually summons the courage to painfully pull the trigger and end his girlfriend's life, only for Thanos to use the Reality Stone to turn the blast into bubbles, rendering the shot useless. He smiles as he opens a portal with the Space Stone and takes Gamora away with him.[41][72]
    • Drax and Mantis reform following Thanos' departure, and the team are left shell-shocked in the ruins of the museum.[41][72]

The team reunites with Quake

  • Deke Shaw, Phil Coulson, and Melinda May wander the corridors of Qovas' ship, not knowing where to go. The agents ask Shaw to translate the Kree language, but he reveals that he does not know it, only being able to count from 0 to 5. He decides on a direction to take them, but they stumble upon two Remorath. May prepares to fight, but Daisy Johnson arrives in time to help, quaking the aliens. Shaw wants to now leave the ship, but Coulson warns that they have to deal with Qovas first, otherwise the ionizer missiles could destroy River's End.[41][79]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez and Alphonso Mackenzie discuss Talbot and consider where he might have headed. Rodriguez tells him that before going into the machine, Talbot had kept repeating that he wanted to "fix" things. She speculates that he could be trying to prove that he is still a good man, and Mackenzie realizes that there is a high chance he specifically wants to prove he is a good father, and could have returned home.[41][79]
  • Soon after dawn, Steve Rogers' Quinjet lands at the New Avengers Facility.[41][72]

James Rhodes reunites with Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff

  • Inside the New Avengers Facility, James Rhodes is on a holographic conference call with Thaddeus Ross when the five heroes enter, with Maximoff and Wilson helping the injured Vision. Ross tells Rhodes to arrest the fugitives, but he ends the call to greet his old friends. Rhodes shows no hostility to the group, many of whom he had fought with, happily reuniting with them. He pokes fun at their tattered clothes, but Bruce Banner emerges from a nearby room, telling them he thinks they look great and awkwardly revealing that he has returned after his 3-year disappearance. Romanoff gives a wry smile back and greets him.[41][72]
  • The heroes discuss what to do about the Mind Stone in Vision's forehead. While Vision insists that the stone should be destroyed, Wanda Maximoff, the only one with the power to do it, refuses since it would kill her lover. Rogers agrees, saying they do not trade lives when making decisions, and Banner notes that the stone might be removable, but that it will not be easy given its complex connections within the android's neural network. He says he cannot do it alone with just the facility's resources, but Rogers suggests that if anywhere can help, it would be Wakanda.[41][72]
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Glenn Talbot visits his family

  • Carla and George Talbot are watching the WHiH World News coverage of the attack on Greenwich Village when the phone rings. Carla goes to take the call and when there is a knock at the door, George is left to answer. When he opens it, he is surprised to find his father. Glenn Talbot enters his home and Carla is cautious, concerned by his attire and attitude. Glenn demonstrates his powers to George, exciting him as he uses them to levitate his LEGO. Carla encourages George to leave the room so she can talk to him, and explains to Glenn that S.H.I.E.L.D. told her about his transformation. He becomes angry with her trust of the organization over him, and uses his powers to throw her against the wall.[41][79]
  • Qovas finds out about the agents' escapes and orders for Quake to be taken alive, but the others to be killed, using their own human weapons to dishonor them.[41][79]
  • Melinda May suggests that Phil Coulson and Daisy Johnson return home on Zephyr One while she and Deke Shaw deal with the missiles. Coulson refuses but May is insistent, when suddenly they are attacked by a Remorath marauder shooting at them. Coulson activates his energy shield to protect them and in the heat of the moment, decides to pull May into a kiss, after years of tension between them. Johnson is taken aback to see them kissing, but quakes the attacking alien away. Coulson heads off with her as May asked, while May leaves with Shaw, smirking to herself.[41][79]
  • Attack on Glenn Talbot:
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      S.H.I.E.L.D. facing Talbot

      George Talbot pleads with his father to let his mother go, but Glenn insists that Carla cannot be trusted. He suddenly hears cars outside and lets Carla drop to the floor as he heads out to confront the arriving agents. Alphonso Mackenzie and Yo-Yo Rodriguez step out with two other agents and hold guns to Talbot, insisting they do not want to hurt him, only to talk. Talbot, however, insists that S.H.I.E.L.D. declared "war" on him when they tried to stop him, and uses his powers to lift the S.H.I.E.L.D. SUVs into the air, before crashing them down.[41][79]
    • The two agents accompanying Mackenzie and Rodriguez begin firing at Talbot, but he uses his abilities to control the bullets, stopping them mid-air before hurling them back at the agents. They dive for cover, but one of the accompanying agents is caught by one of the bullets.[41][79]
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Shaw and May fight the Remorath

  • Two Remorath marauders move to activate the ionizer missiles, but Deke Shaw steps out to talk to them, luring them away from the control panel and around a corner, where Melinda May is waiting. She and Shaw together manage to defeat the aliens, strangling them until they pass out. May steals their weapons and instructs Shaw to find the target coordinates of the Lighthouse so they can transfer them to the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device as their teleport destination. Shaw also finds the launch codes and asks May if he should deactivate the missiles, but she says instead to give them a new target.[41][79]
  • George Talbot steps out from the house, telling his father that he is no hero and is causing hurt. Rodriguez attempts to use her super-speed to get George to safety, but finds that the gravity field Glenn is generating is too strong, repelling her. Glenn assures his son that he will prove himself a hero once he gets more resources, and tells him to keep watching the news as he starts to levitate, then flies away.[41][79]

Davis discusses the next move with Coulson and Quake

  • Coulson and Johnson board Zephyr One, but notice the flickering of the lights indicating Remorath marauders in the proximity. They contact Agent Davis, but he reports back that he is under attack, and they rush to his aid. Together, Johnson and Coulson take out the aliens on board, with Coulson shoving one through a window, and reunite with Davis. Johnson points out that the broken glass has caused Coulson to bleed. He dismisses it and instructs Davis to start flying, explaining how May and Shaw will be getting back.[41][79]
  • Deke Shaw relays the coordinate symbols to Melinda May to programme into the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device. As she prepares to put in the final symbols, Qovas arrives and tells her he will kill her before she ever leaves the ship. Using the stolen Remorath weapons, she engages Qovas in a fight. Shaw runs between the control panel and device to finish inputting the symbols while she fights.[41][79]
  • Johnson helps bandage Coulson's bleeding hand and teases him about kissing May, as Davis starts the plane's engine.[41][79]
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Qovas' ship is targeted by the missiles

  • May keeps Qovas occupied as Shaw finishes inputting the symbols. Qovas gets free of her and taunts her as he presses the button to fire the ionizer missiles to destroy River's End, but May and Shaw make it to the Phase Harmonic Teleportation Device and smile as they explain that they changed the target, before teleporting away to safety. Qovas realizes his mistake as the missiles turn back towards him, and his ship is exploded with him on board.[41][79]
  • Coulson and Johnson watch from Zephyr One as Qovas' ship is destroyed, desperately hoping May and Shaw made it to safety. Jemma Simmons video calls them and May and Shaw run to the camera, showing themselves to be alive and well. Simmons tells them that Mackenzie and Rodriguez have just returned as well, informing them about Talbot killing Carl Creel. She hangs up, and Coulson begins to say that he feels they need to stop being careful with how they treat Talbot, when Johnson notices his hand has started bleeding profusely. He looks at it and is confused, then suddenly begins to go feint. Coulson collapses, and Johnson desperately tries to help him, telling Davis to contact for a medical team to meet them when they get back.[41][79]
  • The dawn comes to an end over the Lighthouse, as the agents inside prepare to receive Phil Coulson.[41][79]
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Black Panther recruits Bucky Barnes to fight in Wakanda

  • Having been contacted by Steve Rogers to warn them of the threat to the world, T'Challa checks with Okoye that Wakandan forces have been alerted that a fight is coming, having permitted the Avengers to come to them for help. She informs him that the King's Guard, Dora Milaje, and remaining Border Tribe have been notified, and he asks her to send word to the Jabari Tribe as well. They walk to Bucky Barnes as he farms in the fields, delivering him a new vibranium metal arm to replace the one destroyed by Tony Stark and allow him to fight, letting him know that a fight is on its way.[41][72]
  • With Coulson safely delivered to the medical bay, Melinda May goes to visit him, finding him under general anesthesia.[41][79]
  • The team of agents gather to talk. Jemma Simmons informs them that Coulson will not die yet, but that his condition is worsening faster and faster. Leo Fitz updates them on dealing with Talbot, explaining that he and Simmons have worked out that if they use the odium to inject him with Centipede Serum, they can kill him - a necessary action at this point. However, Daisy Johnson interjects, explaining worriedly that the Centipede Serum they have is the last remaining sample in the world. The team come to the horrible realization of their situation: either they save Coulson but risk the world, or they save the world and condemn Coulson to death.[41][79]
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Robin Hinton is questioned by Talbot

  • Glenn Talbot readies the Quinjet. He has kidnapped Polly and Robin Hinton, and demands that Robin tell him where the gravitonium reserve that she has seen him tapping into in her visions is located.[41][79]
  • Agent Davis covers Coulson in a blanket.[41][80]
  • Deke Shaw stands outside as the team debate what to do. Piper arrives and lets him know that there has been no improvement with Coulson.[41][80]
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez reminds the team that this is the exact circumstance her 2091 self warned her about, and that as much as it pains her, letting Coulson die is necessary and the right thing to do especially considering he does not want saving. Fitz agrees, but Johnson says that since they cannot get close to Talbot, there is no way they can get the serum into his body anyway. Fitz mentions that it would work if Talbot absorbed one of them, and Rodriguez says she would be willing to if necessary. May asks about what would happen if it did not work, pointing out that Coulson would have died for nothing, and Johnson brings up Robin's mention of how Coulson will "bring all the pieces together", but Rodriguez argues that Robin's comments are disjointed and that this is not proof of anything. Johnson says that he would be able to talk Talbot down if he was revived, and decides to make the call herself.[41][80]
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Yo-Yo Rodriguez begs her friends to hear her out

  • Quake reaches for the serum, but Rodriguez uses her super-speed to retrieve it. She clutches it and says that they are being clouded by their emotions, putting it simply that he is just one man against billions, and the risk is far too great. She cries that she is being made the bad guy, and that despite seeing the dystopian future, none of them are willing to listen to her. Alphonso Mackenzie intervenes and says that they need to vote, but at that moment, May smashes the odium on the ground, making it impossible to use the serum on Talbot. Rodriguez falls to her knees, desperately sad, feeling that they just doomed the world. Fitz reluctantly says he and Simmons will prepare the remedy, remarking that the others should prepare for the end of the world.[41][80]
  • The broken pieces of Qovas' ship hurtle through space after the ship's destruction.[41][80]
  • Talbot again asks Robin Hinton where the gravitonium well is. She refuses, so Talbot has Polly taken away by the Remorath, saying Robin will not see her again until he gets what he wants. He holds up a globe and asks her again to mark the location.[41][80]
  • Rescue of Doctor Strange:
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      Strange is slowly tortured by Ebony Maw

      Ebony Maw suspends Doctor Strange in the air, telling him that he needs to take the Time Stone before the planned rendezvous on Titan. He telekinetically presses magic needle-like shards into Strange's face to torture him.[41][72]
    • After hours aboard the Q-Ship, Iron Man finds Strange and Maw. He overlooks them secretly from above, trying to plan, but is startled when he is tapped on the shoulder. He turns around, only to find the Cloak of Levitation. However, at that moment, Spider-Man descends from the ceiling behind him, revealing himself to have stayed on the ship. Stark is angry, having wanted him to stay away for his own safety, but Parker insists he thought it through, feeling it was useless being Spider-Man if there was no New York left to protect. Stark calms down somewhat and accepts their situation, then asking Parker if he has any ideas for how to rescue Strange. Parker asks if Stark has seen Aliens, getting an idea inspired by the movie.