Ethan explains all he knows of Wayward Pines to Theresa, and they agree to play "happy family" until Ethan can investigate. Ethan learns from Mayor Brad Fisher that he has been named the new Sheriff. Playing along, Ethan soon finds a hidden cache of files on the town's residents, which include information about their former lives. Ben is welcomed to Wayward Pines Academy by its principal Megan Fisher, the mayor's wife, whom Ethan has learned used to be a hypnotherapist. Pam and Ethan face off over "insurgent" realtor Peter McCall; told by a mysterious phone caller that a reckoning is required for Peter, Ethan instead takes the man to the perimeter fence in hopes of hiding him. Peter indicates the cliffside as the only escape from the town. Knowing that Ethan needs to do as he is told to gain time to solve the mystery of Wayward Pines, Peter electrocutes himself on the fence. Later, Ethan begins climbing the rock face to escape and get help, as a mysterious figure waits at the top.