As a group of woman and children enter an underground shelter, Archangel Michael is seen battling outside.
In Gabriel's aerie, Alex attempts to explain that the tattoos have stopped communicating with him. Of course, Gabriel does not believe him and orders Noma's torture. Suddenly, a noise is heard from above and a bomb rocks the temple.
Alex survives protected by Noma's wing and the two fight their way to freedom. Gabriel is not pleased.
The Chosen One's realized his true worth and figures he may be able to negotiate with New Delphi's leader. They have a common enemy after all. Unfortunately, his hidden jeep is damaged and they will need to stop at a nearby school for supplies.
There, Alex and Noma find themselves surrounded by 8-balls. They kill many during their escape, but one attaches himself to the back fender. When this 8-ball attacks, Alex manages to successfully perform an eviction. Why did Pete survive?
In Vega, David Whele is not pleased Claire ordered the bombing without consulting him. He takes measures to remove Claire, while she and Arika plot his murder. Things are going to get messy soon, you can count on it.
Elsewhere, Michael approaches a small town called Mallory and notices 8-balls lingering outside. They do not enter the town for some reason. The quaint little town and its people impress Michael, so he stays and defends them. Is God protecting this town? What is the secret of the bonfire?
On their way to New Delphi, Alex, Noma and Pete are surrounded by what appear to be soldiers. Are they 8-balls?