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Six days left and still no progress on saving Lena from the Claiming.
Ethan finally has a Book of Moons breakthrough: he's able to translate a Cast into English with the help of a Latin dictionary.
Lena says it a Locator Cast, which is also a Spoken Cast—something Lena's never done before.
Well, what the heck. She tries it anyway, but it doesn't go as planned. A nearby tree spontaneously combusts.
A few days later, Lena stops speaking to Ethan, but he doesn't know why. (This girl is kind of moody, huh?)
Ethan drives to Ravenwood, which now looks like a prison, complete with barred windows.
Lena's rocking a prison jumpsuit stamped with her birth date.
Confession time: Lena tells Ethan she's distancing herself because she can't bear to lose him.
Ethan gives up trying to talk sense into her and leaves for school.
While listening to Mr. Lee, the history teacher, talk about the Battle of Honey Hill, Ethan looks out the window and sees a line of black cars heading for Ravenwood. It's quite distracting. Ethan describes it as "some kind of funeral procession, only for a funeral that hadn't happened yet" (2.05.29). He seems pretty resigned to the worst-case scenario.
Link shows Ethan his new tattoo: a cartoon Ridley in a schoolgirl uniform. We sure hope that thing washes off with soap and warm water.
He also says that Ridley is planning a surprise party for Lena's birthday.
Oh, and he's changed his band's name to the Holy Rollers, and they're going to play at this surprise party. Well, then.
Ethan is supposed to attend the Battle of Honey Hill reenactment, but he's a little distracted by the upcoming battle for Lena's future.