Kansas City is in ruins! Mother McFadden lies near death within the devastation! Meanwhile the council of Haven is trying to exile both Julie and Hope as the terror of the Hellweed continues to ravage the town. But has Dr. Smith found a cure against this cancer of the Martians? And can he develop the formula before Haven is completely overrun? Word of the collapse of Kansas City reaches Julie and she decides that now is the time to leave Haven and try to help the resistance in Kansas City. But is it already too late?