In the aftermath of Prentiss' attack on the Archive, suspicion is everywhere. John is convinced that there is a greater conspiracy behind the murder of his predecessor Gertrude Robinson, and acts alongside the police to get answers.The other archival staff begin to worry for his safety and sanity.

There are other pieces moving, and Prentiss' attack has left the Archives more vulnerable than any of its members know. John has spotted a figure moving within the Archives at night, and Tim is struggling with his scars, mental and physical. At least Sasha seems unchanged...