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Caesar, the emcee, tries to downplay Katniss' costume change, but Katniss calls out the allusion to the mockingjay and knows the message has been conveyed.
Caesar puts the spotlight on Cinna. Katniss realizes that Cinna could be in terrible danger for designing such a dress for her.
Next it's Peeta's turn to be interviewed. He's comfortable talking in front of the cameras.
During the interview, Peeta reveals a fake secret, saying that he and Katniss already had a private wedding ceremony.
It's a masterful manipulative stroke, and Katniss has to go along with it.
Then Peeta goes one further, saying that Katniss is pregnant with his baby.
The whole room goes bananas.
The tributes achieve success, just for a moment, as the public is overcome with the injustice of it all.
Things are beginning to get out of hand, so the ceremony ends.
All the tributes hold hands and show themselves to be a team. This is a rarity before the Games. The point of the Hunger Games is that the tributes are supposed to be competing against each other, not standing together against the Capitol.
Then the tributes are rushed back to their rooms.
Peeta asks Katniss if he was wrong to tell those lies, and she says no.
It looks like people might be rioting.
Peeta and Katniss find Haymitch, who tells them that change might have happened during the interviews, but it wasn't enough. The Games will begin tomorrow.
Haymitch bids them farewell. He has one last piece of advice for Katniss: "You just remember who the enemy is" (18.53).
Then Katniss and Peeta have their one last night of rest. It goes by too quickly.
Peeta and Katniss have to go to the arena separately. Their stylists prepare them.
Cinna and Katniss go to the vehicle that will take them to the preliminary rooms at the arena. There he helps her get ready and they talk a last bit of strategy. He helps her with her mockingjay pin and she thanks him for her interview costume. He says his money is always on her.
Cinna walks her to a tube made of glass, which will take her to the arena. She steps inside.
Trapped in the tube, Katniss has to watch in helpless horror as armed men come in and brutally beat Cinna, then take him away.
Then the tube starts to move. Katniss is dumped in the arena, finding herself on a small circle of land surrounded by water.