Study Guide

The Death Cure Chapter Twelve

By James Dashner

Chapter Twelve

  • Instead of sedating Thomas, Brenda "accidentally" trips and injects a nearby guard.
  • Thomas then swings his legs at a female guard knocking Brenda down. He's able to take her gun.
  • And the action in this book just got real.
  • Before Thomas can say thanksforbeinafriend, Brenda unloads the launcher that she stole from the first guard. The grenade-bullet pops on the female guard's chest, causing her to twitch uncontrollably.
  • Thomas and Brenda start sprinting through hallways to search for the others. When they reach the room with Minho and Newt, Brenda electrocutes two guards.
  • Then it's just Brenda, Thomas, Newt, Minho, and Janson. Hmm, wonder what's gonna happen hereā€¦
  • Thomas forces Janson to give him the key card that unlocks all of the rooms in WICKED's headquarters; then Thomas pulls the trigger.
  • Yeah, Janson has a pretty bad time with the whole getting shot thing.
  • The kids decide their plan is to get to the hangar and fly out of the place in a Berg.
  • By the way, Jorge is apparently a gnarly pilot, so he can totally do it. What a coincidence.