Escape attempts have been futile. Ryan does have two other guys with him, Drew and Mike, the two guys that attacked Marco at the beginning of the story. But then the three of them try and team up with Marco to escape but no success. Ryan and Shay continue to build there relationship. Drew does ask who she is and tell him “my girlfriend”. No hesitation at all.
Lexi finally finds out what is going on. She was able to pry the secret out of her mother, who admits it is her fault. But she will continue to fight that she at the same time is not to blame. But Lexi doesn’t care. She makes sure that she keeps herself clean along with her newfound friends.
Shay is still at constant battle to keep her family safe. It seems that she finally gets it that even though Ryan does truly care, we will not set forth his entire effort to help her family to, but she does still like him none the less. Ryan and his friends do find another opportunity to escape. A couple of guys are down in the parking garage that are about to attempt to ram their cars through this wired door that is blocking the exit. There seems to only be plastic on the other side. He tells Shay to meet her there, but she never does show up. They start up the cars to prepare to leave. As they start the convoy and head towards the door they continue to speed up. As the first car hits the door it just smashes the front end and flips the car. The 2nd car behind it hit the car and the third one that Ryan is in Steers out of the way and rolls. Nobody gets to hurt but they all get caged up right in the garage. But Drew is able to create enough of a whole in the cage that Ryan is able to slip out of the cage and take out the guard. He gets the keys and helps everyone else escape.
Later Marco runs down to the garage with Shay. They are gone but Marco grabs the walkie-talkie from the guard and his master key.
Ryan and all the others from the caravan wonder to through the mall towards the rock wall. But he is feeling sick. He has a fever and is very dehydrated. They go inside a sporting goods store where a man threatens to kill him. Eventually Mike is able to sneak up behind him and shoots him with a gun. He had stolen it from the cop without anybody else noticing. Ryan then passes out.
Shay and Marco stay together. Marco still does like shay but she does not feel the same way. They head towards the first aid area to check on her grandmother. She was getting even more and more sick. As she gets there she sees that her little sister is still ok. But soon her grandmother’s machines have a freak-out and doctors take her away. Shay and her sister freak out. Marco stays with them. Now Shay and her sister are starting to feel sick also but do not dare to tell the doctors. Soon another riot starts up and this time it is headed towards them at the first aid center. The doors break through and the people start to break in. Shay gets knocked onto the ground and is trampled. Marco carries her to safety.
Ryan wakes up. He is covered in blankets. He drinks some water and they start to think of a new way to escape. Ryan looks at the rock wall and thinks of an idea. There is a skylight right above it. They hook themselves up and everybody climbs up to the top and smash the glass. Many people at the bottom cheer. As Ryan climbs on top of the building a helicopter comes down upon them.
Shay wakes up and finds her sister. She is safe. She demands a doctor that was left behind in the riot to take her to her grandmother. As they pass through rows of dead bodies they see her body on a bead cold and stiff. She has also passed away.
The Senator sneaks away from everyone. She goes towards the ice rink that has been closed do to a malfunction in the coolant. As she opens the door it is plenty cold. She turns on the lights and sees hundreds of dead bodies.
This is the end.