The narrator waits in her room, for what she doesn't know. She feels rather peaceful because at least something is happening, even if it's terrible.
The narrator thinks about her options: she could set fire to the house, try to break her unbreakable window, approach the Commander, kill herself, kill Serena Joy, try to walk out authoritatively, go to Nick....
Mainly she's tired, and none of these seem like good options.
She looks out the window and imagines the night is winter. She pictures her predecessor swinging by her noose.
Then she sees a black van coming for her.
She thinks she should have grabbed some kind of weapon while she had the chance.
Nick comes in her room. He tells her the van is Mayday and calls her by her real name.
She doesn't know whether to believe him or not, but she has no choice.
Two Eyes escort her down the stairs. She passes the Commander and Serena Joy. The Commander is sad but trying to keep away. Serena Joy wants to know what happened.
The narrator realizes this isn't Serena Joy's punishment; it's something else.
The Commander asks for a warrant. The narrator realizes this is a pivotal point; if the Eyes are not government, they'd have to leave. But even then she'd still be stuck where she is.
One of the Eyes says they don't have it with them, but that the narrator been spying and that they're authorized to take her.
The Commander, Serena Joy, Rita, and Cora seem furious with the narrator and think she's put them all in some kind of jeopardy.
The men take the narrator out to the van and she gets in, not knowing whether she's about to be rescued or killed.