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The hunt is on. As Ellie and her friends try to get some rest, a squad of soldiers close in around them. Surrounded by artillery fire that destroys Corrie's home, the kids run for their lives, back to Hell.
In the wake of information from Rachel regarding the rebel teenagers, the Colonel marshals everyone inside the prison camp together. He offers the prisoners a second chance. Co-operate or suffer the consequences. Work groups are hastily organised and the families are split up. Rachel finds herself gaining the Colonel's attention, he has set himself up in her old home and invites her to work there as his maid.
He offers Rachel a deal, if she informs him about any prisoners planning an escape, he'll agree to keep her family from harm. Aerial searches continue over Hell, but for now, the group is able to survive. As Kevin and Corrie's relationship teeters, Fi and Homer find themselves growing close. After hearing about his mother, Lee heads back to Wirrawee, full of rage. With Lee and their only means of transport gone, Ellie and the others are forced to make a difficult decision. Leave Hell for more supplies or wait for Lee to possibly return.
In town, Lee is briefly reunited with his father Umar (Alfred Nicdao), who has been forced to cook for the enemy that murdered his wife. But Umar is also cultivating his own plans for revenge.
Having taken the opportunity to scavenge Homer's farm, the group take advantage of two unprepared soldiers freeing one of the work camps. Homer's father George (Damien Fotiou), begs the kids to leave so that no one back at the prison will be hurt in retaliation. The truth settles in as the kids are once more forced to abandon their families
Though he struggles with wanting revenge for his mother's death, a conflicted Lee sneaks out of Wirrawee and returns to his friends in Hell.
Work inside the prison camp is getting harder every day. Tension within the Maxwell family reaches breaking point as Chris and father Daniel face unspoken issues of abandonment. Umar continues to press Rachel to help him poison the Colonel.
The teens are besieged with leaflets demanding their surrender. Both Homer and Corrie want to know where the chasing soldiers are. Kevin and Fi follow them, leaving Robyn, Lee and Ellie alone.
Robyn hurt by the noticeable relationship developing between Ellie and Lee, decides to surrender to the enemy. But before she can, she befriends a soldier who has deserted and offers to help him.
Meanwhile at the camp the Colonel forces the prisoners to construct an actual prison and Rachel, who now knows the truth about the Colonel, finally agrees to help Umar. It's not long before the opportunity to carry out their plan arises, will they succeed in killing the Colonel?
Homer and Corrie sneak into an enemy outpost and are almost caught stealing supplies. Kevin initially saves them but in a violent chase they barely escape with their lives. Their relief is short lived when the deserting solider who has been abandoned by Robyn spots them returning to Hell. He takes aim and fires with devastating consequences.
Corrie clings to life in the Wirrawee hospital, with a distraught Kath by her side. With Kevin now in their custody, the enemy has one goal: find and destroy the remaining rebels.
Meanwhile Ellie enlists the help of the remaining group and puts a plan into action to rescue Corrie.
Jack believes escape from the prison might be possible and has identified a weakness in the fencing. Despite Rachel's protests, everyone else is on board with his plan.
In order to gain his trust, Rachel offers the Colonel a deal. Give Corrie the medical treatment she needs and Rachel will inform him of an escape attempt. An immediate crackdown on security at the prison reveals Jack's weak spot. Though at first the others are furious about her apparent betrayal, Rachel gives Kath her daughter's medical chart. Corrie is going to be ok.
In light of the escape attempt, the Colonel addresses the prison crowd, accusing them of being uncooperative. Wounded and barely able to stand, Kevin is dragged out before them. If the prisoners don't provide information on the rebels, the Colonel will punish Kevin.
Ellie and Lee sneak into the hospital and find Corrie. She is alive, speaking, but her mind is slow and she is heavily drugged. To their horror, Corrie flatlines and as the doctors rush in to try and save her, Ellie and Lee are forced to run. The soldiers at the hospital give chase. The plan is falling apart.
Despite begging the doctors for medicine and even the chance to see her daughter, Kath is refused on every count.
As he syphons supplies from the edge of town, Homer follows a convoy back to the showgrounds. He watches as the Maxwell and Linton families are locked inside the same cage as Kevin, destined to be relocated.
After all they have suffered and lost, Homer returns to the rebel group, determined to take the fight back to the enemy. He plans to destroy Cobblers Bay Bridge, which is not only the key to the enemy's supply chain in Wirrawee, but the only pass they can use to relocate their families. Ellie watches as Homer and a changed, determined and stronger Fi, leave to investigate a potential fuel source.
Umar is determined to kill the Colonel one way or another. In a moment of solitude, he steals an antenna from a nearby vehicle outside his restaurant; he has a plan. Meanwhile the Colonel has discovered the location of Hell.
Having narrowly escaped capture, the group set out their plan to destroy Cobblers Bay Bridge. There is no time to waste. If they wait any longer, their families will be out of their reach for good.