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===Her New Friend===
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Bree is left a video comment by [[Jonas]], who wishes lonelygirl15 and Danielbeast a [[Happy Thanksgiving]]. He does not give out much background information about himself, and says only that [[
Bree is left a video comment by [[Jonas]], who wishes lonelygirl15 and Danielbeast a [[Happy Thanksgiving]]. He does not give out much background information about himself, and says only that [[|his parents]] mysteriously disappeared while sailing six years ago, and expresses his sympathy for Bree, a fellow "orphan". Meanwhile, Daniel and Bree return to their motel room to find it [[Ransacked!|ransacked]]. With all of their money stolen, and now having only the small amount left that Daniel is carrying, they flee once again. Daniel becomes increasingly aggravated and wants to go back home, but Bree is not convinced that they are safe. Bree receives a vlog from Gemma who fears that she, too, is being followed by a Watcher. [[Scared To Go Home|Scared to go home]], Gemma hides out at a friend's home, noticeably distressed, much like Daniel when he realized he was being followed. The situation for Bree and Daniel grows increasingly worse when Daniel is informed by someone named [[Tachyon]] that his car is bugged with a tracking device. Deciding that the safest choice is to [[Homeless|abandon the car]], the now-homeless couple has to resort to dumpster diving for food and a dirty abandoned warehouse for shelter. In November 28th online chat session, it is suggested that Bree and Daniel accept the help of Jonas, who is apparently rich, unemployed and lives alone in a large house. However, Daniel and Gemma are not convinced. Bree [[Your Decision|chooses to stay with Jonas]], but Daniel decides to [[Back Home|return home]].
Revision as of 16:55, 3 July 2008
- 1 Season One
- 1.1 Who is lonelygirl15?
- 1.2 Her Beginning
- 1.3 Her Rebellion
- 1.4 Her Religion
- 1.5 Her Ceremony
- 1.6 Her Getaway
- 1.7 Her New Friend
- 1.8 Her Betrayal
- 1.9 Her Reunion
- 1.10 Her Rejection
- 1.11 Her Hunt for Daniel
- 1.12 Her Getaway, Part 2
- 1.13 Her Suspicion of Jonas
- 1.14 Her Investigation
- 1.15 Her Training
- 1.16 Her Capture
- 1.17 Her Escape
- 1.18 Her Search
- 1.19 Her Surrender
- 1.20 Her Rescue
- 1.21 The Hunt for Isaac Gilman
- 1.22 The Hunt for Spencer Gilman
- 1.23 The Labrat
- 1.24 The Serum
- 1.25 Her End
Who is lonelygirl15?
Lonelygirl15, a.k.a. Bree, is an intelligent, yet awkward and geeky teenager. Raised in a strict, isolated household, she lacks many of the social skills possessed by her peers. She never went out with friends much, and spent much of her time reading or playing juvenile games, such as interacting with her three stuffed animals, Thor the bear, Owen the turtle, and P. Monkey. Bree was home schooled, and she and her parents moved around a lot, which limited her social experiences and left her without any true friends. For a short while she attended high school, but the social pressures, teasing and her lack of experience proved too overwhelming for her to bear. However, she did leave her short stint in public high school with one friend, Daniel. Later on, we find that Bree also has one other connection from her short school experience, Cassie.
In June of 2006, Bree bought a webcam and began posting on YouTube. At first, she posted simple, silly clips of her and her stuffed animals, which she explains were edited by a friend. Later on, however, she opened up to the audience and began sharing more and more about herself, her life, religion and troubles. Bree explains that her religion often prevents her from doing normal, teenage activities. Along the way, she introduces Daniel (as DanielBeast), her best and only real friend. Although he just sits on the bed and reads magazines most of the time, he occasionally participates in her clips, such as their spoof of each other, "Proving Science Wrong... with Lonelybeast and Danielgirl15".
Daniel and Bree spend more and more time together, going on hikes, swimming or just sitting in her bedroom. Bree's father asks Daniel to film Bree's play for her annual religious summer camp. Daniel refuses, and Bree's father reacts negatively, straining her friendship with Daniel. Afterwards, tears are shed and angry words are exchanged between the friends. Daniel posts a video explaining how he intends to attend her play, though not to film it, much to the surprise and happiness of Bree. Having gotten over the first hurdle in their public relationship, Bree excitedly shares that she has been chosen to participate in a sacred ceremony for her religion. Bree does not share many details about this religion except to say that she is truly committed to her faith.
Daniel invites Bree to a party, something she has never experienced, and with people she only met during her short time in public education (and who also teased her for her intellectual curiosity in science class). Her parents forbid her to go, but Bree decides to sneak out anyway. Much to her dismay, her father is waiting for her when she gets home. She is promptly placed under "house arrest," and her father forbids her to see Daniel anymore. After this first rebellious act against her parents, it seems as if Bree has become addicted to sneaking out, or perhaps she just relishes her newfound freedom. Daniel invites her on various "dates" and Bree is confused about teen love. She's never had a boyfriend before, and obviously never experienced a kiss, so Daniel's desire to be something more than friends befuddles her, especially when he kisses her at another party.
In the video A Change In My Life, Bree sheds some light on the ceremony for which she has been chosen to participate. For the ceremony, she has to learn a new language, go on a special diet, learn special steps, take iron supplements and receive weekly injections.
Although Bree promises to have a dinner with Daniel, she realizes that she has to attend an annual Fall Equinox ceremony for her religion. Again, her mysterious religion tears Daniel and Bree apart. She decides that her religion is more important to her than her only friend. She gains a "helper," whose role is to assist her in preparing for the upcoming ceremony. She is already studying hard, dieting, taking pills and receiving mysterious shots. Nevertheless, she enjoys this new female friend. Daniel, still angry, follows Bree and her helper, Lucy, in order to figure out the woman's purpose and motives. Bree sees the videoblog of Daniel following her and is upset. She tells Daniel via videoblog to leave her alone and stop following her. She also warns him about the power of those in her religious order. Daniel ignores her and begins to become alarmed by the extent to which her religion affects events in Bree's life.
Daniel finds inconclusive, yet disturbing stories about a man associated with Bree's religion, Aleister Crowley. He follows Bree and her helper yet again and in a secluded, wooded area stumbles upon the ceremony. As Daniel films part of the secret ritual, he notices that he is being watched. Fleeing through the darkness, he escapes into his car before being caught. After that, he follows Bree's helper Lucy to her apartment and waits until she leaves, breaking in and finding pictures on Lucy's computer of himself videotaping the ceremony, along with maps of locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Alaska and Alberta, Canada. Shaken and paranoid, Daniel is convinced that Bree's "cult," as he calls it, is following him as he followed them. Bree hears of this and becomes extremely worried about Daniel's safety. So he goes "underground," staying at a friend's home to hide from the cult. Daniel calls Bree, finding out that under the instruction of Lucy and other cult members Bree has lied to him about the ceremony, which was faked. As it turns out, Bree knows very little about purpose and date of the actual ceremony. Furthermore, Bree's father seems to have little information about the injections he was giving to her. Bree realizes that Lucy will not answer any of her questions. With Daniel's encouragement, Bree decides not to participate in the ceremony, and her parents surprisingly support her decision. Meanwhile, Bree is contacted by Gemma, an old friend, who warns her of the power and influence of the "Order". This prompts Bree to reunite with Daniel at his house.
While at Daniel's house, Bree's parents contact her to tell her that she should sleep at Daniel's for the night, an extreme contrast to the conservative parents Bree has known. A few days later, Bree and Daniel, both worried, decide to return to her home after receiving no responses to their numerous phone calls. Upon arriving at the house, and from within the safety of Daniel's car they witness her parents leaving with Lucy and a Deacon. Once the car drives off, the two enter Bree's house to examine the scene. Hidden inside the P. Monkey puppet, Bree finds a note and some money left by her parents. The note advises her to stay with Daniel. Daniel and Bree worry about whether or not Daniel's house is a safe location. They make the decision to run away. They sleep in the car for a few days before settling in to a motel. Bree seems to be her usual silly self, but Gemma warns her that she is being followed by a "Watcher", a member of the Order who is stalking them. They flee again, finding another motel. Daniel is upset with Bree for not taking the situation seriously.
Her New Friend
Bree is left a video comment by Jonas, who wishes lonelygirl15 and Danielbeast a Happy Thanksgiving. He does not give out much background information about himself, and says only that his parents mysteriously disappeared while sailing six years ago, and expresses his sympathy for Bree, a fellow "orphan". Meanwhile, Daniel and Bree return to their motel room to find it ransacked. With all of their money stolen, and now having only the small amount left that Daniel is carrying, they flee once again. Daniel becomes increasingly aggravated and wants to go back home, but Bree is not convinced that they are safe. Bree receives a vlog from Gemma who fears that she, too, is being followed by a Watcher. Scared to go home, Gemma hides out at a friend's home, noticeably distressed, much like Daniel when he realized he was being followed. The situation for Bree and Daniel grows increasingly worse when Daniel is informed by someone named Tachyon that his car is bugged with a tracking device. Deciding that the safest choice is to abandon the car, the now-homeless couple has to resort to dumpster diving for food and a dirty abandoned warehouse for shelter. In November 28th online chat session, it is suggested that Bree and Daniel accept the help of Jonas, who is apparently rich, unemployed and lives alone in a large house. However, Daniel and Gemma are not convinced. Bree chooses to stay with Jonas, but Daniel decides to return home.
Tachyon posts a video claiming that Gemma was lying about being in London; apparently she is in California and still active in the Order. This, along with Daniel's abandonment of her, drives Bree to sulk for several days. Meanwhile, Daniel decides to go back to Bree's house and investigate, finding evidence that leads him to break into a pharmaceutical warehouse. Bree decides to take action herself and begins by calling her friends and family to see if anyone has had contact with her parents. She initially seems to find no helpful information, but in a call to an uncle, receives a coded message from her father, indicating that he is okay and requesting that she meet him. She reminisces about her old friend Cassie with whom Bree made some prank phone calls during their brief friendship. By the time she finishes making her calls, Bree concludes that the "Gemma Incident" is good reason to avoid contact with those in "The Community."
On Christmas Day, much to Bree's surprise and elation, Daniel arrives at Jonas's house. However, on the following day, Jonas and Daniel wake to find that Bree is gone along with Jonas's car, one of his credit cards, and some of his cash. Daniel decides to examine Bree's recent videos more closely to find an explanation of her disappearance, and realizes that she has been communicating with her father in code, and has gone to meet with him. Jonas and Daniel try to track down Bree and eventually find her meeting with her father. The Order suddenly appears and shoots Bree's dad, while Bree escapes with the boys. Bree spends several days depressed, while Daniel and Jonas each try to cheer her up.
Bree posts a video saying Daniel has lied, and she just kissed him in a act of impulse and there is nothing more to it. Daniel is so upset that he leaves the next day and gets drunk at a local bowling alley. Jonas picks up Daniel, who is too drunk to drive himself home. Daniel is accompanied by a nameless young woman (Katharine McPhee in a cameo appearance), who hangs out with Bree and Jonas while Daniel sleeps off the liquor. Daniel wakes up the next morning with a terrible hangover. Since Bree is frustrated by the antics of Jonas and Daniel, she decides to think about career plans and her need for privacy. Meanwhile, Daniel states that he will no longer pursue Bree, choosing to spend his time playing foosball with Jonas and giving Bree space. Daniel decides to go back to the bowling alley to look for the unnamed young woman, or someone else to replace Bree.
Her Hunt for Daniel
When Daniel does not return from the bowling alley, Bree posts a video sharing her concern for his safety, as no one has heard from him. Bree confesses that she still wants him in her life, though she does not want a romantic relationship. Jonas and Bree go to the bowling alley to look for him. Bree receives a cryptic text message from Daniel that says 'No good' but does not state his location. Jonas talks with a bartender who saw Daniel leave with a local man, so they head for the man's house "in the mountains". It gets late and they still haven't found the "local" man's house, so they stop at a motel, where they are forced to share a bed, to Jonas's discomfort. A couple of days later, Daniel posts a strange video trying to persuade Bree to rejoin the Order. Assuming Daniel has been coerced or brainwashed, Bree posts a video offering to do the ceremony if Daniel is released. When it comes time to trade herself for Daniel, they all escape the Order with the help of Tachyon. Bree sums up what she can about Tachyon and OpAphid, an organization closely affiliated with the Order who has been posting videos for some time, expressing that she wishes to more actively oppose the Order.
Her Getaway, Part 2
Jonas declares that he, too, is sick of running and wants to fight the Order. A few days later, Daniel sees a Watcher in their driveway. Jonas walks out to confront the Watcher and has a brief scuffle, but the Watcher backs off when Bree jumps in front of Jonas. The three run to Jonas's parents' cabin in the mountains. When they arrive, Bree and Jonas go on a hike and search the area without Daniel. This angers Daniel as he is convinced that Jonas is hitting on Bree. They patch things up after Jonas says he has no interest in Bree at all. Daniel finds a package from Tachyon, and he uses it to crack the code on a disk that was left with Bree, which contains files on the origin of the Watcher symbol.
Her Suspicion of Jonas
Bree discovers a Watcher symbol in Jonas's cabin, and concludes that Jonas is working for the Order, like Gemma. She ties up Jonas to question him, to Daniel's shock. After Daniel loosens his bindings, Jonas escapes and takes the car keys with him so that Bree and Daniel can't leave, but not the car itself, as he intends to stay and prove his innocence. Jonas then breaks into the cabin to find evidence that he is not indeed with the Order. He shows Bree and Daniel his evidence and they finally believe him.
Our intrepid protagonists then head for the coast to stay at Jonas's Aunt Alex's house. Bree tries to atone for her treatment of Jonas, but Jonas, still angry, ignores her pleas for forgiveness. Jonas punctures his hand with a screwdriver while trying to break into his aunt's study and Bree takes him to a vet to get the wound stitched up, as she is afraid the Order will track them down if they go to a hospital. The gang then manages to break into Jonas's aunt's study, and finds that she has been undertaking a substantial inquiry into the organization that Jonas's parents formed as a movement against the Order. Daniel and Jonas pick up Alex from the Airport, and Daniel immediately starts hitting on her, despite Jonas's warnings and Alex's saying that she doesn't have the time for a boyfriend.
Bree decided to meet up with Tachyon instead of going to the airport, due to a spat with Jonas. They go to one of Tachyon's secret camps where Bree receives "Bad-Ass" training. Meanwhile, Daniel and Jonas go to a "fashion industry party" with Alex. At the party, Daniel hits on Alex, and Jonas gets extremely annoyed. There is a framed photo sitting on a table that appears to be a picture of Alex and Lucy, but neither Daniel nor Jonas seem to take notice of it, even though it is obvious to Bree, who sees it in the video. Bree decides that she's going to go back to Daniel and Jonas, even though she thinks it will "piss off" Tachyon. When Jonas sees Bree's warning video, he confronts Alex and tries to run away with Daniel. Wanting to give Alex a chance to explain herself, Daniel returns to the house, where Alex coldly reveals that Jonas's parents are still alive and with the Order.
Bree, Daniel, and Jonas meet up at a truckstop after Alex's shocking revelation that Jonas's parents are alive. Daniel and Jonas then try to teach Bree how to play foosball, but to spin is a sin. Bree thanks Jonas sincerely for all that he's done, and apologizes for "being selfish.". After that, the threesome go to Las Vegas, and while there, are found by the Order. After they run and manage to lose them, Bree decides they should stop posting videos so OpAphid won't find them anymore. But it is too late; a rogue Elder soon captures them at a gas station. He then proceeds to subject them to psychological torture, in order to get Bree to do the ceremony, and Daniel to go home. Their plans for Jonas are unclear.
Bree, Daniel, and Jonas escape from the evil clutches of the Order yet again, but no one is quite sure how. At the end of this video, a pair of legs can be seen walking. Who is this? They then go back to Alex's house and follow her. They somehow have their car back, and they say that a Watcher shot a person from the Order. Bree now says that her religion, The Hymn of One is a front of the Order, or somewhat the "recruiting branch." The trio continue following Alex down the coast until they reach Mexico and Daniel overhears one of Alex's phone calls. Bree then reflects on her thoughts while Jonas and Daniel drink. Bree decides to take some action, and, with the help of Daniel, confronts Alex. Jonas decides that it is time for him to reconcile with Alex, and does so. Alex then shares some information about her family's past and her background with the Order. Daniel and Alex hit it off again, so Bree and Jonas explore the city and Bree explains the history of the people there. While at the beach a few days later, however, Lucy shows up in order to take Alex, and Alex tells Bree that the Order has a new girl for Bree's infamous ceremony. BDJ begins to distrust her yet again. For their safety, they move into a bunker once used by former members of the Resistance.
While in the bunker, Bree watches a video by Nikki Bower, which identifies a girl from Texas named Jules, as the "new girl". While Bree is investigating this, Jonas tries to help Daniel get over his newly revived drinking problem by filming Daniel while he's drunk. Bree then comments on Daniel's problem and continues to investigate Jules. She then gives more information on the Hymn of One and Jules's possible connection to it. In the meantime, Daniel decides to give up drinking, and he and Jonas try to hypnotize each other to remember what happened during the week they can't remember. They then attempt to recreate the circumstances they remember from their capture. Bree starts corresponding with a Texas girl named Taylor, who claimed to have played soccer with Jules. Daniel and Jonas finally give up on remembering, and the trio decide to go to Texas to meet Taylor, but at the designated rendezvous Taylor's sister, Sarah, shows up without her. After hanging out a couple days with Taylor and Sarah, they all go to check out a lead that Taylor found, but it turns out not to be Jules's house. Afterwards, Bree and Jonas find Jules according to a blog on Jules's MySpace page, and despite Jonas's advice not to, BDJ kidnaps Jules. Bree, in an attempt to help her talk, lets Jules's ropes slack. Bree then decides she'd like some water, and leaves her victim unattended. Jules escapes, but is found the next day, cowering behind a building. She is quickly re-captured.
The TAAG then decide they want to take a ride in Jonas's car, with Jules tied up in the back. As they drive, they run into a Watcher car, with Lucy and a Deacon waiting outside. Jules jumps out of the car and runs to the agents, despite her bonds. It is only a matter of seconds before Bree joins Jules in a nice chat with Lucy, much to Daniel and Jonas's dismay. After a 20 second pow wow, Bree hops in the car with Jules. Daniel and Jonas run after the car, and demand a very effective command: "Open this door!" Daniel and Jonas then run to their own car, and drive after the Watcher car. They later say they're lost. Taylor (through her hacking skills) discovers that Jules, unlike Bree, is not adopted. Daniel infiltrates a local hospital and steals Jules's medical records; they discover a page with the Epogen symbol on it, and the cryptic note "Trait: Negative." Daniel talks about the loss of his grandmother when he was sixteen, and Taylor comforts him and talks about the loss of her father, and how rude Sarah is being. Bree makes a recruiting video, for the Hymn of One, in which she appears to be completely back with them, but in the video is the message "HELP HER FRIDAY". Daniel and Jonas reconnect with Sarah, and they go to the Summer Camp where Bree did her play. They discover a box there under a tree stump. Bree makes a second video with the message "BENEATH THE BLUE STONE" hidden in it. Daniel and Jonas open the box and discover information from Bree's dad about Bree and his genetic research. Daniel and Jonas begin checking out the Hymn of One auditions, hoping to see Bree, but they only see Carl, Sonia, Barb, and Chris, all dressed in white. Daniel, Sarah, and Jonas wait until the seminar is over, then do a little investigating, managing to get footage of the procedure from members of the audience.
The clues from the seminar and the videos lead the TAAG to Bree's location, where they kidnap her back. In the following video, Bree is shown to be suffering some sort of mental breakdown. As the gang attempts to deprogram her, she shows little response, except to Jonas. As Daniel and Sarah appear to be growing closer, Jonas and Bree do, as well. Daniel expresses resentment over this, claiming that Jonas is taking advantage of Bree's condition. Sarah then secretly films Jonas and Bree making out, and the next morning, Jonas posts a half-naked video, strongly implying that he and Bree had sex. However, he soon discovers that Bree has disappeared, and the team searches for her. Sarah posts a video, chiding Jonas for being too hung up on his feelings for Bree. When he sends an email to Taylor about it, she posts a video, making fun of him even more harshly. A few days later, Bree posts a video from her cell phone, saying that she is lost and begs someone from the Hymn of One to come find her. Shortly afterwards, Jonas, Daniel, and Sarah hear the Order's helicopters, taking her away again.
The Hunt for Isaac Gilman
Taylor does some research on a bar code that was included in the box that Bree's dad left for her. She discovers that the bar code belonged to the Wyman Foundation in San Diego, California. Daniel then discovers another name in the box -- Dr. Isaac Gilman, a geneticist that they believe works for the Wyman Foundation. However, when they follow the lead to San Diego and go undercover to find him, they are told that he does not work there. After some googling-help from the community, and Taylor doing her hacker-thing again, the gang finds out that Dr. Gilman plays tennis at La Jolla Health and Tennis Club; using a free one-day trial on the pretense they're interested to join, they spend the day at the club with the goal to find someone knowing the doctor. This time, they're lucky: The receptionist of the club reveals that she knows Isaac Gilman and has heard about Bree, but is clearly frightened and wants to meet Jonas and the others at her house later. Before they release the footage of their encounter, the Hymn of One releases another commercial, again with an encoded message: "My Hands Are Tied. She's Being Prepared. I'm Sorry.". The next day, we see what happened at the receptionist's house, and learn that the receptionist was, in fact, Dr. Gilman's mistress for over ten years - and that Isaac Gilman died on the same day as Bree's dad, while on his way to meet Bree's dad. We also learn that Isaac Gilman has a son, Spencer Gilman, who is also a scientist.
The Hunt for Spencer Gilman
In the next video, Jonas tells us that the community quickly found Spencer's MySpace, and that they are waiting for a reply from him. To clear his mind and focus his energy, Jonas drives down to Zavalla and meets Taylor, while Daniel and Sarah take a day off, and apparently end up having sex. Seeing this (or rather, getting the implication), Taylor posts a vlog in which she expresses her disappointment with Daniel, trying to remind him of how much of a slut Sarah (supposedly) is. On the sexual front in her own home, her mother hit on Jonas, which the two re-enact using Troll dolls. The next day, after having some trouble setting his webcam up, Spencer finally contacts the gang, joking about getting fired for all the e-mails he received from the fans. He makes clear he cannot help them right now, but promises to get in contact again if he finds anything related to Bree or the compound. Independently, the Hymn Of One releases another video, and the mysterious insider tells the gang, with the encoded video, "Friday Early Low Tide Yacht Club Parents Slip". After seeing this, Jonas decides he's not going to be "mopey" anymore, and tells Spencer how his dad died as well, and that they wouldn't come for his help if they didn't have to. In the meantime, Sarah is annoyed by Daniel, because he's taking their growing relationship very serious, while she just wants to have fun. Taylor and Jonas talk about this and other things while on their way back to California, where they're going because Taylor had a huge fight with her mother. Unfortunately, they won't arrive before "Friday Early Low Tide", so Sarah and Daniel have to go alone. At Jonas's parents yacht slip (sans a yacht), they find a submerged box with research information from Dr. Gilman. However, at the end of the clip, Sarah, in her typical manner, causes the just-found documents to fall into the water, rendering much of it illegible. Desperate, Daniel posts Dr. Gilman's letter on the web, and the united power of the community manages to decipher what was lost. Daniel then sends the letter to Spencer, who responds with another video, in which he expresses gratitude for the TAAG sending him this final letter from his father. He also notes that he now sees his father would've wanted him to help them, because it's the right thing to do.
Seeing how Spencer is now willing to help, Jonas and the others decide to meet him unheralded, on the Neutrogena parking lot. Spencer isn't mad, but afraid he might get in trouble for their appearance. Spencer and Taylor quickly befriend each other and, again with the help of the community, decipher the research-documents from the stash. Unphased by this, the Hymn of One posts yet another commercial, and the mysterious insider informs the TAAG that there is a "Road Block. I Am Coming To You. Everyone Must Be Careful. Order Everywhere. Stop Questions. Answers May Be Too Difficult For You." Shortly afterwards, Daniel receives a text message, telling him where to meet the insider (now referred to as Deep Throat, after the Watergate-informant), and goes to meet her. He learns that Bree was put under a lock down, and that the Ceremony is going to be within a month. This information keeps Spencer's mind going enough for him to post a video from work, summing recent events, and declaring that the purity bond has nothing to do with The Trait. His nerdy side is revealed here when he makes numerous sci-fi and fantasy references, and in the next video, which shows his attempts to teach rock climbing to Jonas, despite the fact that he's never actually rock climbed himself. This is followed by extensive orientation and coordination training for Daniel, as well as "maze solving" exercise for Taylor. This training, Spencer says, will help everyone complete their part on the mission. And it does. They succeed in getting the blood sample, with a little help from TCC, the person who has been leaving secret messages in Bree's blogs and is revealed to be Jonas's Aunt Alex.
Alex does not stay for long, though, and the TAAG hides in a makeshift lab built at a place belonging to the dad of a friend of Spencer's. While Spencer regularly terrifies Taylor by pretending to hear something or implying she made grave mistakes, he also manages (with her help) to synthesize the serum necessary to make Bree trait negative; in the meantime, Jonas and Daniel grant themselves some "bro time" by going golfing. Unimpressed by their latest victory and the departure of Alex, the Hymn of One releases yet another commercial, the text foreshadowing the upcoming Ceremony. The reason for the Hymn's calmness is soon revealed, when a shrilling alarm informs the group that someone broke into the lab. Luckily, the serum was stored inside a safe, but all of Taylor's and Spencer's notes are destroyed during the break-in. Still terrified by this, the TAAG decides to move out, and the Hymn posts a cheery video congratulating Bree on her upcoming Ceremony.
The group stays in hiding, until Daniel receives a call from Deep Throat, informing him that the Ceremony is today at 4 PM, but Deep Throat doesn't know where yet. They have to go to a meeting spot in Santa Monica, where they'll get the information, but the exact location is encoded. Daniel asks the community to decode the message, while they'll move out into the general Santa Monica area. The mood within the group isn't good. Sarah and Taylor want to quit, and Daniel and Jonas are visibly upset. Soon after they start driving, the car breaks down. While Jonas is fixing it, Daniel accesses the forum and reads Deep Throat's decoded message. Jonas has just finished fixing the car when a Watcher appears and starts approaching them. They quickly get into the car and take off, but the Watcher is following them. A car chase arises, ending with the Watcher pushing the TAAG's car off the road. All of them survive the crash (with some visible scratches), and they continue to flee on foot. They hide in a warehouse Spencer finds, uploading videos via wireless LAN or mobile phone connection, while the Watcher searches the warehouse for them. They change positions in order to evade being caught, but lose Sarah in the process. In the meantime, Nikki Bower is at the meeting spot they were supposed to be at, meeting a cohort of Deep Throat and receiving a note. In addition, she gets contacted by VoyBoy, who recognizes the warehouse the group is hiding in and leads her to it. Nikki and VoyBoy get spotted by the Watcher, but Nikki B. knocks him out with a fire extinguisher. The two find Jonas and the others, and all of them (including Sarah) run out of the warehouse, trying to still reach the second location in time. Daniel does meet Deep Throat, and they get a clue and the directions to a hangar where the Ceremony is taking place. During their advance, they have to realize the container with the Serum broke in the car crash. Luckily, Spencer made a backup, but it's back at the lab. Since they have no time to waste, they reluctantly allow Sarah to go get it while they proceed to the hangar. Once there, Spencer successfully solves the clue as referring to musical notes, and they open a trap door in the ground leading to a medical facility belonging to the Order. After searching the complex for some time, they finally see Bree, but are attacked by a Shadow before they can do anything to help here. Daniel kills the Shadow, but not before the Shadow stabs Jonas. Desperate, they call for Sarah to bring medical supplies, but they have to keep moving due to Shadows being on their track. Finally, Sarah arrives and does bring supplies, allowing Spencer to stitch up Jonas. They move out to help Bree, but when they find her, it is too late. Right in front of the camera, only inches away from Daniel and Jonas, Bree dies.
Shaken, depressed and scarred for life, they barely make it out of there, and give free reign to their emotions. In his grief, Daniel accuses Jonas of being at fault for Bree's death, only to break down crying in his arms seconds later. Jonas says nothing at all, and we learn that Sarah truly had feelings for Daniel after all, just as Taylor hoped Jonas would notice her some day. Alas, seeing that the boys' hearts belonged to Bree all along, they both decide to leave. In a last video for the evening, Jonas tells us that Bree recorded a delayed message that arrived on Daniel's phone after the Ceremony, explaining that she returned to the Order and went through with the Ceremony in order to save the others from the constant threat of the Order. She says that she found "something" that she doesn't have yet, that is "the key to everything", and begs them to help all the other trait positive girls, even though they couldn't help her. The future of this request, however, is uncertain, as, at the time of the video, Daniel has wandered off as well, and the only people left to fight are Spencer and Jonas.