November 7, 1997
It is the day before Adam MacArthur and
his wife Constance's wedding anniversary. Adam finds her in a Florida
nursing home. But, the FBI have been staking the place out.
Van Patten sees Adam standing in the doorway to Constance's room.
Adam doesn't go in, Constance has another visitor, a man named Henry.
Van Patten calls the others, and they try to sneak up on Adam. He
notices them and escapes, while they are hiding around the corner.
They see that he is no longer in the doorway, so they rush into Constance's
room, to see if he stepped inside. The nurse doesn't like all the hub-bub.
She tells Wilcox to leave Mrs. MacArthur alone. He replies, "I can't.
She's his wife."
The NSA has satellite photos of the site,
in Mill Lake, Oregon, where the new "silent runner" appeared. Under
near-ultra-violet light, it is possible to see that a un-natural circular
feature has appeared over a lake. The NSA goes to set up a secret
operation at the site. When they arrive, they discover a force-field
dome, surrounding the lake.
Back at the nursing home, where the FBI
agents have set up headquarters, the agents try to sort through the evidence
they have gathered so far. Meanwhile, The Hunter, Michael O'Ryan,
drives up to the home, in Durham, NC, where Charlie MacArthur Dalton is
moving in. O'Ryan breaks in, and rifles through Charlie's stuff.
Her roommate discovers him, so he kills her, puts her in his trunk, and
Adam meets Henry in the park, where Henry
walks his dog every day. Henry invites him over to Constance's house.
Henry has been taking care of the place, since Constance has been at the
nursing home. Henry tells
Adam, "You never know what you've got until it's gone." Henry just
wants one hour with Constance, so he can ask her to marry him, but she
is too ill. The phone rings, and the nurse informs Henry that Constance
has taken a turn for the worse. Henry goes to the home, to be with
her, but Adam stays behind, at her house.
Charlie is told that her grandmother is
close to death, so she drives down to Florida, to see her. While
she is visiting a convenience store, O'Ryan sabotages her jeep. When
it won't start for her, O'Ryan offers her a ride, claiming he is headed
in the same direction.
Vise is getting frustrated. He shoots
at the dome. When that doesn't work, he tells a soldier to use a
grenade launcher. The soldier is about to fire, so the sergeant yells
to the men standing next to the dome to hit the deck. Vise has taken
no thought for the safety of the troops. The grenade makes contact
and explodes. Everyone dives for cover. Afterwards, the sergeant
reports Vise to his superior, for being a danger.
Henry returns and tells Adam that Constance
is stable, again. Then Henry tells Adam about Jason, Adam's son.
How he was a troubled child, and he still is. Constance has had no
contact for 10 years, and only cries when she thinks about him.
The next day, Charlie arrives at the nursing
home, and talks to Constance. But, Wilcox wants to speak with her.
He brings her into their temporary HQ. She denies having seen Adam
recently. Then she sees a picture of Michael O'Ryan. She tells
them she rode down with him.
Adam and Henry go to the park again.
While they are out, O'Ryan discovers Adam's zip disk. He puts it in Adam's
laptop and sees the list of contacts on it. O'Ryan yells
out, "No! I have to stop you, MacArthur!" Meanwhile, Henry
talks Adam into risking going to the nursing home again. They get
up to leave, but Henry's dog does not follow. Adam heals the dog,
by laying his hands on it, and giving it some of his life. Henry
wants him to do that for Constance.
O'Ryan sees the FBI agents breaking into his car, outside the nursing home.
They discover the body in the trunk. Inside, Adam helps Constance
regain her ability to walk and talk. "Adam, is it you?", she
asks. Adam helps her up, and they hug and dance and talk. Adam
wishes her a happy anniversary, and tells her he loves her. Constance asks,
"find him, Adam. Help our son." Adam tells her, "I promise.
I will." Then, Adam leaves Constance alone with Henry, so he can
ask her to marry him. She tells him, she has been his for along time.
O'Ryan comes in at that point. He
pretends to be nice, when he touches her, but he is really killing her.
When she is dead, he says, "I'll go get some help", and leaves the room.
Adam returns and doesn't understand what happened. He can't bring
her back. Then O'Ryan returns and points his gun at Adam. "You
did this?" He asked. O'Ryan responded, "I have to undo everything
you've done. You're coming back with me now." Just then, Wilcox
came by with his gun drawn, but O'Ryan started shooting at him. Wilcox
ducks back, and O'Ryan and Adam escape.
Vise is arrested. Charlie, Henry
and the nurse attend Constance's funeral. Adam goes too, but he hides
behind a tree, in the graveyard. When everyone left, Adam approached,
and placed a rose on top of the casket. After a moment, he walked