Fresh out of the Anomaly, Octavia has no memory of what’s happened to her. Gabriel thinks quite a lot happened since she’s fully healed, and that she was there longer than a second from his perspective. To aid in her remembrance, he’s prepared a cocktail of Anomaly gas to inject into her. He says that he and Russell tried this once to see what happened to hosts after a Mind Drive wipe and that it will open up her mind.
And open up her mind it does. She finds herself in the pit, where she’s flooded with the memories of her past sins. She’s chained up though, so there’s no escaping — even when her former foe Pike walks in. “How does it feel to know that everyone hates you?” he asks her. Tears come to her eyes when he makes her realize that it’s worse than that … she hates herself. Although she says she wants forgiveness, Pike makes her boil it down even more: This is all about redemption.
Enter Blodreina. She decides to put her doppelgänger out of her misery and kill Pike. Octavia remembers Lincoln 's death, which put on the path to becoming Blodreina, and picks up the sword to fight her former self instead. Blodreina gets in a few good hits; but in the end, Octavia wins out. As she runs her through with the sword, she says, “Blodreina no more,” and wakes up in Gabriel’s tent.
Kane is not quite sure what to make of his new body. Abby tells him this is a new start and he can leave the old scars behind, but he’s not feeling comfortable in his new body, nor around Abby. He says everything feels wrong, but Abby thinks it will just take time. It’s clear when he meets Simone and discovers that his host Gavin had a wife who still believes her husband is alive inside Kane.
He and Raven go to wake up someone they think will be on their side: Indra . Ever a stoic, she isn’t as shocked by the recent developments as they thought. Indra doesn’t see this as much different than floating people on the Ark for stealing food or making children battle to the death to become commander on the Ground. Kane says the Primes are committing murder, plain and simple, and he wants this new world to be different from the last. One without any causlities from false, so-called gods.
Raven has a plan they need to float the nightblood. Abby used all the polymer on the ship, so even if they found more on the ground, they’d have to get Raven (their only pilot) to help create more in Zero-G. The only catch is that Kane has decided to float himself with the nightblood; he cannot accept his new body, since he was willing to die within his old body before Abby got his host Gavin.
Indra awakens an army from the cryopods, and they stop Simone from leaving and taking the nightblood. Before Abby realizes what is happening, Kane has locked himself into the airlock. As Abby begs him to reconsider, Kane transforms into the old Kane from Abby's perspective.
He says doing this will allow them all to make a new life.“You told me once that your job was to make sure we deserve to survive,” he says. “That’s what I’m doing now.” Abby watches helpessly as yet another man she loves gets floated.
Bellamy is dragging Josie through the woods as Clarke’s mind gets weaker. It’s not long before the Children of Gabriel capture them and tie them up in a cave. Bellamy explains to them that the Primes can make hosts and they need Gabriel’s help. The followers send a radio signal, but say if Gabriel doesn’t contact them back, they’ll die.
The wall between Clarke and Josie’s mind continues to weaken, and Josie even lets down her guard. She explains that she’s been in love with Gabriel for 236 years, even though he’s been trying to kill her for the last 70. Then she notices that Clarke is tapping out Morse code which lets Josie realizes that is how Clarke was able to communicate with Bellamy in the first place. Knowing that Clarke can now hear them, Bellamy tells her that he won’t let her die. Since they have nothing better to do, Josie remarks on how weird the his relationship with Clarke is.
The Children of Gabriel come back because the Sanctum guards are closing in. When Josie fights back against them, they see her mouth bleed black and the scar at the nape of her neck. They know she’s a Prime. They are about to kill Josie when she allows Clarke to take control of her body.
She breaks free and gives Bellamy the keys to his cuffs before running off to find Gabriel. She makes contact with the Sanctum riders, but she uses them to take out the Children of Gabriel behind her; then she takes out Josie’s bodyguard, Jade.
Josie appears beside Clarke now; the barrier between the two is getting weaker. Clarke radios Gabriel to let him know that Josie is in her body and she’s on her way to him. Josie asks to take over control again so that she can ride the motorcycle; but Clarke has picked up a few tricks in Josie’s head, including how to ride and how to speak Mandarin. She takes off to the Anomaly.
Fresh off her drug trip, Octavia is ready to seek out her second chance when she hears Clarke’s call on the radio. She knows this means her people are in trouble, and she wants to help. But Gabriel says she just needs to stay put. “Things are about to get weird.”