Study Guide

The Scorch Trials Chapter 2

By James Dashner

Chapter 2

  • Despite Teresa trying to wake him up telepathically, Thomas can't wake up. He thinks he hears chaos in the room he's sleeping in, but nah. He's just dreaming.
  • Uh, no. There's definitely chaos in your room right now, Thomas, old buddy.
  • Finally, Thomas shakes himself awake, and whoa,wouldn't you know it, all of the boys are running around like crazed animals.
  • Three feet from Thomas's bed is a window, and behind that window is a dude with bloody hands and a messed up face. You know, like a zombie.
  • The man yells, "I'm a Crank... I'm a bloody Crank!" (2.16).
  • Then the man yells, "Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!" (2.17).
  • Ah, so everything's a-okay.