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The Death Cure Chapter Fifty-Nine

By James Dashner

Chapter Fifty-Nine

  • After Dr. Christensen explains how they need Thomas's brain to make the cure, Thomas realizes that the Right Arm needs to come. Like, now.
  • Thomas also needs to be awake during the procedure: it's painless, but yeah, it'll kill him.
  • So, that's it? Thomas is just gonna get his brain cut out by these people? Weak.
  • Thomas asks why they don't just grab him and tie him down, but Janson says they want him to make the voluntary choice to give up his brain. You know, for science.
  • Thomas asks for some alone time, which he's granted. Hopefully, this will give him enough time to survive when the Right Arm shows up.