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The Host

The Host


by Stephenie Meyer

The Host Chapter 31 Summary

How It All Goes Down


  • Jamie explains that this Gladys person was Walter's deceased wife. Wanda plays along to comfort him until he falls back asleep.
  • In the morning, he recognizes Wanda as Wanda, and he thanks her for keeping him company.
  • Some of the other cave dwellers aren't as grateful that "the parasite" (31.103) was so close to Walter.
  • They're a little on edge because a helicopter is flying around. The Seeker is looking for Wanda, and some people, like Kyle and Brandt, think Wanda is helping her somehow.
  • Brandt wants to tie Wanda up, but Doc needs her to stay and comfort Walter.
  • Like a helicopter parent, the Seeker hovers around but accomplishes very little before turning around and going home.
  • Now that that complete lack of drama... er, we mean, EMERGENCY! is over, Doc reveals that they're planning to give Walter a double dose of morphine to euthanize him with minimal pain.
  • She wants to be with him before he dies, but Doc encourages her to take a walk first to clear her mind. Off she goes!

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