Back in present day Jarden, Nora awakens to an earthquake the morning after the girls' disappearance, to find Kevin missing. Fearing the worst, she experiences a major meltdown, before Kevin turns up back at the house. He explains waking up at the bottom of a lake, but withholds any other details. They both agree that Kevin should remain silent concerning his proximity to the girls, in fear of suspicious minds. He joins the search party at the lake, with the ulterior motive of finding his phone, which he lost in the night's confusion. After finding it, he's met by a troubled John, who offers to drive him home, but instead makes him an unwitting partner in crime. He drives to the motel where Isaac, the man who predicted John's unfortunate fate, is staying. John attacks Isaac with a baseball bat, while Kevin works to restrain his rage. Isaac shoots John in self defense, after which Kevin drives John to Erika's clinic for medical care. Meanwhile, Nora visits Matt for reassurance that Jarden is all it's chalked up to be. He recounts the night he and Mary first arrived, and her miraculous recovery and subsequent relapse. At the conclusion of the day, Nora insists on handcuffing herself to Kevin while they sleep.