Everyone joins in the tower in the hallway, having not found any of the food or ammo, leaving everybody worried. Joining in the meeting room, Michael comes up with a plan for supply runs to go out a bit farther, holding that Pegs’ garden is starting to produce some crops and Riley’s store still holds enough to hold them over for 3 weeks, so that they don’t need to go on the run immediately. He tells everyone that they need a day off and Pegs states that the following day is the 4th of July, backing Michael’s play to announce a celebration of sorts. They take a vote and, regardless of Burt’s worries, the party gets backed by a majority, including Kelly.
They start partying the next night, with music playing and having the drinks. Michael keeps away from the drinking, saying that some need to stay alert, with Burt on guard duty. Angel and Pegs get Michael to loosen up a bit and joins in a shot with them. Bill comes down and shouts at everyone, asking why they were trashing the place with a party, and not having invited him. Pegs directs Bill to the party when he tries to flirt with her a bit. Burt runs up from guard duty, thinking that something happened, leaving Tommy on guard. Bill also gives out some shots of some rum to Pegs and Michael, with Burt giving into pressure regardless of having quit for so long. The party lasts well into the morning, and the usual drunken stuff occurs, with Kelly dancing with Kalani. Kelly takes Saul to the room to go lay down, when he’s found sitting on the dance floor. Pegs calls Michael over, talking with him for a bit, and he says that her idea for the party was good. She reveals that she likes him and walks away when he doesn’t respond how she had hoped. He chases her down and explains that he’s not able to express himself that way.
He almost gets the word out when they hear the alarm trip, with Tommy saying they’re surrounded. The lights and music are all cut off, with Burt coming down to find out the commotion. While everyone thinks that it’s the zombies, they discover that it wasn’t zombies, but Scratch and the Mallers. She is out by the car, holding a sign with a CB Radio, saying to go to channel 18. They find out that they already were on channel 18, leaving Michael thinking that somebody else notified them of everything going on in the tower.
While it was a nice idea to have a party, Burt turns out to be right in the end, having everyone regret having so many drinks. The party itself was quite entertaining with drunken fun and statements being made throughout the party. Bill’s entrance was also quite amusing, especially since we hadn’t heard from him in several chapters. Angel left the party to find Riley, leaving the audience wondering whether or not something is brewing between the two after their time away from the tower. Pegs finally admits her feelings for Michael, even though it doesn’t go as expected, Michael tries to ease the situation before being interrupted by the alarm.
The deception in the tower continues to grow with the supplies not turning up anywhere within the tower and the Mallers already having the same channel set on their radio as the tower’s. We’re left wondering whether it was the same person who stole supplies that was in touch with the Mallers, and who that person is.
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