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The Death Cure Chapter Forty-Eight

By James Dashner

Chapter Forty-Eight

  • Turns out that the woman on the roof of the van is the same woman who wanted to kiss Thomas back in the bowling alley.
  • Ah, gotta love reunions.
  • Lawrence eventually shakes the woman off of the van, and our heroes start driving to the boss's headquarters.
  • Lawrence shuts off the lights of the van to provide our heroes with a little stealth (even though it's dark and hard to see), and he guns the van so that they'll get there nice and quick.
  • Just as Thomas and Brenda are telling Lawrence to slow down or at least turn on the lights, the van jerks back and forth and comes to a stop.
  • Lawrence turns on the headlights, illuminating a bunch of Cranks blocking the road.
  • One Crank gestures that the van should drive past.
  • Hmm, it's probably not a wise decision to trust a group of Cranks.