With EBONY missing, LEX reasserts his authority and takes over the search for the missing Mallrats, while KC finds a way for CLOE and PATSY to help from within the mall. Elsewhere, a captive TRUDY is forced to make a deal with the Devil in a bid to escape the Chosen.
Held by the Chosen, and with EBONY’s fate in her hands, TRUDY forces her fellow captive to explain herself. As the two look back on their shared history with BRAY and ZOOT during the last days of the old world, can they find any common ground?
EBONY finally shows her cards, making a deal with the GUARDIAN to deliver TRUDY to the Chosen, but the result may not be quite what she bargained for. Back at the mall, BRAY’s indisposition leads to tensions running high as LEX and DANNI battle for the upper hand. And LEX’s advice to RYAN leads to a confrontation with SALENE.
Escaping the farm, DAL warns the rest of the Mallrats about the Chosen and their adherence to ZOOT. Realising that they must have BRADY, the tribe mount another search with EBONY taking the lead – but what are her true motives? Elsewhere, DANNI continues to compete with TAI SAN for BRAY’s time, while JACK stumbles upon some surprising information, only to lose it again.
DANNI begins drafting a Bill of Rights for the city, but finds it hard to discuss her new project with BRAY due to his new obligations to TAI SAN and the antidote. JACK and ELLIE seek advice from friends over their feelings for each other, while SALENE and RYAN dance around their own relationship worries. Meanwhile, impatient with the lack of news on BRADY’s whereabouts, TRUDY decides to take matters into her own hands.
As the tribe’s supply of antidote begins to dwindle, all hopes rest on TAI SAN being able to recover her memory of the formula. PATSY returns to the mall, but her presence is too much for TRUDY, who feels increasingly isolated among her fellow tribe members. KC continues to search for a way out of his predicament, while JACK and ELLIE find an answer to their questions about the Virus.
Feeling guilty about BRADY’s kidnapping, PATSY runs away and refuses to return to face TRUDY. Back at the mall, TAI SAN fights for her life, while LEX distances himself from KC as ALICE begins to uncover the truth about the explosion. And EBONY goes all out to protect her reputation.
Under pressure from ALICE, TAI SAN finally admits she is sick, but her refusal to stop working could prove deadly when her impaired sense of smell prevents her from detecting a gas leak in the lab. DANNI develops an interest in JACK and ELLIE’s investigations, while PATSY secures a job as BRADY’s childminder – with disastrous consequences.
The day of the tribe leaders’ meeting has arrived but not everybody who turns up is on the guest list. LEX neglects his duties in favour of hitting the gambling den, while KC comes up with an idea to uncover the secrets of TAI SAN’s antidote formula. And JACK and ELLIE step up their investigation into the origins of the Virus.
DANNI’s plans to capitalise on the Mallrats’ influence in the city put her into conflict with both TAI SAN and LEX. JACK sets out to impress ELLIE, while DAL jumps at the chance to live his dream – although it might turn out to be a nightmare for KC.
Seeking revenge after KC’s fake antidote fails to make ELLIE better, ALICE takes TAI SAN hostage at the farm. LEX and EBONY lead a rescue party but DANNI is suspicious of their motives. And a protective RYAN resents SPIKE’s presence in the mall.
TAI SAN reveals her knowledge of the antidote formula, but is keeping the information secret from the rest of the tribe a sensible precaution or a play for power? LEX and EBONY make new allies in their own bid for control of the antidote, but their partnership with each other remains shaky. Meanwhile, BOB is in danger and ALICE is on the warpath.
Unable to find the formula for the antidote, JACK and BRAY must attempt to analyse what little remains while trying to keep it out of the hands of LEX, while TAI SAN puts her trust in herbal medicine. The grateful city dwellers soon turn nasty when they suspect the Mallrats of keeping the antidote for themselves, and – as the Virus begins to spread beyond the city – ALICE takes charge of an angry and desperate mob looking for answers.
The tribe returns to the mall only to find an unwelcome guest lurking in the shadows. Elsewhere, BRAY tries to convince a mistrustful DANNI of his motives, while EBONY attempts to lure LEX back to the dark side. With the antidote in their possession the Mallrats face a dilemma over sharing it with the rest of the city, but without the formula to be able to produce more have they only earned themselves a temporary reprieve?