Despite receiving medical attention, Elizabeth dies as a result of her injuries. Before she dies, she makes Kurdy promise to find Jeremiah and help him. He reluctantly agrees to do this, but her death leaves him devastated – and angry. In the meantime, Jeremiah is on the trail of the final clue, and man named Wylie who supposedly knows all the pieces of the puzzle – who caused the Big Death to happen, and who could have prevented it, and who’s in charge of Valhalla Sector. Ezekiel tries to stop Jeremiah from finding him, but Jeremiah leaves him behind, determined to follow the clues to wherever they lead him.
Near St. Louis, Marcus and his entourage from Thunder Mountain set up shop in an open-air stadium – enclosed enough to provide some security, but open enough to allow escape in a worst-case scenario. There are concerns about weapons and the possibility that someone may use this gathering to wipe out dozens or hundreds of communities’ leaders in one attack, but Marcus presses on, convinced that the benefits will outweigh the risks. Jeremiah finds Wylie, who reveals the Big Death’s origins – a top secret U.S. government bioweapons experiment which spread like wildfire when it was tested by undercover operatives in overpopulated India. Only two men know the exact formula for the virus, and only one of them discovered an antidote: Jeremiah’s father. Both of them, along with the President of the United States and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sequestered themselves in the underground complex at the almost-impervious Valhalla Sector military base on the east coast, along with other scientists. Both dove and hawk factions existed when Valhalla Sector was sealed from the outside world, and no one knows who’s in control now. And Wylie also knows that the Big Death is coming back, mutating into a new form that will wipe out victims of all ages.
But that’s all Wylie reveals to Jeremiah before they’re attacked by armed men, again in the employ of Valhalla Sector, and Wylie is killed. Ezekiel appears from out of nowhere again, but he too is gunned down while trying to save Jeremiah. Kurdy also arrives just in time to see Jeremiah put into a Valhalla Sector helicopter and taken away. And in the stadium, Marcus’ worst fears about the summit have come true – Valhalla Sector commandoes attack from the air, and a fierce fight ensues between them and some of the better-armed attendees. Marcus and Erin are captured and taken back to Valhalla Sector, where, unknown to them, a father-and-son reunion is now taking place.
Guest Cast: Peter Stebbings (Marcus), Kim Hawthorne (Theo), Ingrid Kavelaars (Erin), Jody Racicot (Wylie), Kandyse McClure (Elizabeth), Robert Wisden (Devon), Dion Johnstone (Nathan), Alex Zahara (Ezekiel), Simon Wong (Phil), Sophie Olson (Cheerleader), Peter Grier (Driver), Ben Cotton (Bartender), Phillip Mitchell (Guy), Rob Hayter (Soldier)
Appearing in footage from Things Left Unsaid Part I: Byron Lawson (Lee Chen), David McCallum (Clarence)
Appearing in footage from The Long Road: Teryl Rothery (Mary), Ryan Drescher (Michael), Devin Douglas Drewitz (young Jeremiah)
Appearing in footage from The Bag: Nelson Leis (Jimmy Holcomb)
Appearing in footage from City Of Roses: Robert Moloney (Farralon)
Appearing in footage from The Touch: Michele Bogdanow (Bess), Justin Callan (Nicky)
Appearing in footage from Man Of Iron, Woman Under Glass: Tyler Williamson (young John)
LogBook entry by Earl Green