With CLOE missing from the night before, LEX organizes a search party, but unfortunately they’re headed in the wrong direction. CLOE observes the Locos in there search for ZOOT and later finds herself in danger of bing captured herself. Elsewhere, JACK and DAL continue to work on purifying the recent rainwater and stumble across an ancient breakthrough.
Unexpected “guests” have been found in the mall, prompting a new method for assigning chores— now, if only there various tribe members can adhere to their assignments. An admission of love awkwardly puts BRAY between two jealous girls, while another rejects LEX’s advances once more. Meanwhile, the Locos have found a new leader.
BRAY still hasn’t returned, and TRUDY continues to be ill, preventing her from feeding the newborn baby and prompting DAL to make the dangerous trek to his father’s surgery at the abandoned hospital for antibiotics. Meanwhile, AMBER takes charge and implements a rationing system for food and water, such to the dismay of LEX and RYAN who bully JACK into doubling their portions.
BRAY and TRUDY have been voted out of the tribe, but it seems TRUDY’s contractions have started, prompting LEX to suspect a con. Throughout the day, while TRUDY’s labor drags on, DAL volunteers to venture into the city to find supplies for the baby, CLOE secretly feeds and plays with the calf, and PASTY and PAUL continue to blackmail JACK for food from is secret store.
BRAY explains that he’s been spying on the tribe to make sure the mall is a safe place to bring TRUDY to have her baby— but should she be allowed to stay? Meanwhile, CLOE finds a new four legged friend that’s been chased through the streets by the locusts, and PATSY and PAUL discover JACK’s secret stash of food.
A mysterious figure watches the group at the mall as AMBER informs DAL that they can’t abandon the others. The group decides to form a new tribe of their own, make their home in the mall and, on sharing supplies and resources, forge a safer future. But what to do with the prisoners? With little choice, AMBER offers LEX, RYAN, and ZANDRA, the opportunity to join the tribe on the group’s terms.
When AMBER and DAL find CLOE wandering the streets, they have her take them to her companions SALENE, PATSY, PAUL, and their dog BOB. Meanwhile, LEX, RYAN, and ZANDRA — laying low after a failed attempt to join The Locusts — decided to pursue AMBER’s newly formed group to the mall, where they all find JACK, it’s self proclaimed owner.