In order to save Nora from her injury, Miles leads the gang on a detour to visit an old acquaintance of his for medical support, but they quickly find themselves in unfriendly territory. Aaron recalls his meek history as he looks back at his pre/post-blackout life, and Neville delivers Danny to Monroe.
Miles leads the rebel squad out of Philadelphia and away from Monroe’s helicopters and machine guns. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Rachel tries to redeem herself by providing power to the rebels, but once again must leave her children, Charlie and Danny, behind. As if there wasn’t enough heat, romantic sparks ignite between Miles and Nora.
A final act of heroism by one of their own saves the lives of Charlie and the gang, but the loss devastates everyone and they must carry on with heavy hearts but increased resolve. Miles sets out on a mission with Nora to recruit his former Militia comrade, Jim Hudson and enlist his savage killing skills. Meanwhile, Rachel looks for a power source and a way back into the heart of her daughter Charlie. Rachel also attempts to elude the grip of Randall Flynn, her ruthless former boss and ally of Monroe.
Neville faces danger and hard choices as Monroe doubts his loyalty, he disowns his son Jason and gets captured by Miles. Rachel and Charlie begin slowly patching their relationship only to be pulled apart again as Rachel suddenly embarks on a quest to restore the power and her self-respect. She must make a dangerous journey to the mysterious Tower as it holds her only chance at redemption.
Paranoia strikes Monroe deeply as Neville disappears and Neville’s son Jason makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the familial bond between Miles and Charlie grows stronger. Elsewhere, Miles experiences romantic attraction with both Rachel and Nora. Rachel sets off on her dangerous quest to infiltrate the Tower and restore power to the world before Monroe can ignite a nuclear device.
When the past catches up with Miles and Monroe in the form of mutual heartthrob, Emma all hell breaks loose for them physically and emotionally. Charlie and Nora are the ones who rescue Miles this time. Meanwhile Aaron’s life is turned inside out while accompanying Rachel on her tenacious trek to the mysterious Tower where she plans to restore the power.
Miles and Tom Neville find themselves fighting for the same cause but Miles still doesn’t trust him. Charlie, Jason and Nora attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of Dr. Stephen Camp to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of Monroe. Meanwhile Rachel and Aaron are captured and threatened by Militia forces.
Romantic connections heat up between two couples — Miles and Nora and Charlie and Jason — but disastrous drone strikes from the Militia threaten them all. An assassination attempt on Monroe heightens his paranoia and Georgia Federation President Foster contemplates surrender. Meanwhile, Rachel and Aaron push through the Plains Nation into Colorado.
A captive Nora is tortured and left for dead. Monroe learns of Rachael’s attempt to reach the Tower but is unaware of her deadly plan for him. Meanwhile, Miles is desperate to find out how so many of his close associates are being brutally murdered. Later, Miles, Charlie, Neville, Jason, Hudson and Sanborn struggle to make it out of the Plains Nation to join Rachel and save her from what they believe to be certain death.
Our heroes made the treacherous journey to the Tower and were able to turn on the power, but at what cost? The effects of this move prove to be catastrophic for everyone. Now, Miles, Aaron and Rachel have found themselves in a mysterious small town, in the great nation of Texas where Rachel unexpectedly encounters an important figure from her past. Charlie finds herself on a mission in the Plains Nation while Neville and Jason search a refugee camp for a lost loved one. Meanwhile, Monroe has discovered a gritty role in his new environment.
Rachel makes a valiant attempt to rescue Miles and to escape with an ailing Tribesman's wife, while Neville and Jason are caught off-guard, assaulted by violent refugees. Charlie and Adam are at odds over what to do with Monroe. Legions of Tribesmen threaten all of Willoughby but with questionable leadership and Aaron faces death, yet again.
Monroe and Charlie's dynamic begins to evolve. Meanwhile, wounds of Miles and Rachel begin to heal, yet her curiosity and heightened awareness could be her undoing. Neville's manipulation of Patriot power brokers makes Machiavelli look like a cherub and Aaron's mind works overtime awake or asleep with mind-blowing effectiveness. Rachel and Miles begin planning a resistance to what they believe might be the Patriot occupation.
Aaron and Rachel speculate on the extreme effects of Nano technology, while he also confides in Cynthia. Meanwhile a figure from Miles’ rugged past, Texas Ranger John Fry reemerges. Fry could be Miles’ chance to bring down the Patriots in a big way, however Fry will need convincing. Charlie has a surprise for Miles and her mother, while Secretary Allenford holds a secret important to Neville.
Monroe, Charlie and Connor make their way back to Willoughby, where they find that the Patriots' reeducation center is up and running. An encounter with two of the center's young cadets leaves Rachel and Miles divided on the lengths they are willing to go in order to take down the Patriots. As Neville and Jason find a new ally for their mission, more about the history of the Patriots is revealed.
Frustrated with Neville, Jason turns to Miles with crucial information about the Patriots’ next steps for Texas. Determined to derail the Patriots’ plans, Miles and Monroe rush to Austin with Jason, Charlie and Connor in tow. Meanwhile, Aaron grows suspicious of Priscilla’s increasingly unusual behavior.
As Miles, Monroe, Charlie and Connor rush to escape Austin, a confrontation with Texas Rangers separates Miles from the group. While out searching for Miles, Charlie is confronted by Neville who demands information on Jason’s whereabouts. As a wounded Miles faces increasingly hopeless circumstances, Aaron learns that the nanotech has been busy.
Truman, empowered with new authority from the President, launches a mustard gas attack designed to kill Miles and Monroe. To Rachel's disappointment, Miles agrees to join Monroe in a ruthless plot to beat the Patriots at their own game. As Neville faces his own challenge from the Patriots, Aaron grows increasingly alarmed by the power of the nanotech.
Miles, Charlie and Monroe launch an attack on the Patriots, but must improvise a risky new plan in order to halt the oncoming war between California and Texas. Out for revenge, Neville sets his sights on President Davis. Meanwhile, Aaron and Rachel’s efforts to save Priscilla from the nano-tech has unexpected consequences.