Weaver, Pope, Anthony, and Lyle board a train (!) headed for Chicago. Lourdes is chained up and along for the ride. The goal is to use Lourdes as bait to draw Karen and her forces to Chicago. Tom and the rest of the army, along with Cochise, have the weapon out on a barge in Boston.
Tom returns to Charleston, rather casually. Everyone is happy to see him. He goes straight to Weaver and Porter to tell them they should attack the Boston tower.
Tom wakes from a nightmare of aliens, in bed, with Rebecca. This isn’t before the invasion; it is as if it never happened.
The Masons head off in search of Anne. They are supposed to meet up with the new rebel leader but he shows up, badly injured, and can only announce that the aliens are after the Masons before he dies.
Hal takes Tom hostage at gunpoint, then hides out in a burned-out building. Weaver and the troops set up a perimeter, and Maggie admits that Hal thinks he is still under Karen’s control.
Tom pulls an unconscious Pope out of the downed plane moments before it explodes. Bressler was dead on impact.
The invasion that started last week concludes as the episode opens. Cochise sends his snipers to shoot down a small fleet of Espheni ships, effectively ending the battle.
Charleston is prepping for skitter retaliation with around-the-clock guards posted around the perimeter. Shots ring out, but these are not alien blasters; these are shots from human guns.
Seven months have passed since season two, and Charleston has turned into a real community. Tom is “president,” though he still leads missions and insists no one call him Mr. President. Hal is paralyzed from the waist down, presumably from Karen’s kiss at the end of last season.