When he wakes up, Thomas is tied down to a wooden chair. Blondie, Tall and Ugly, and Ponytail are the culprits.
Brenda's also tied down on the other side of the room.
The three Cranks start interrogating Thomas, and he figures, Hey, why not tell them the truth? It's not like I did anything wrong.
So Thomas tells the Cranks about how he was brought to the Scorch. But the Cranks are sort of confused, because they were all brought there by something called a Berg.
Also, the Cranks freak out at the whole Flat Trans thing, which stands for Flat Transportation. Apparently these could only be afforded by billionaires—which makes sense, because WICKED was behind everything.
Anyway, Thomas tells the Cranks about everything. Like, everything.
Blondie believes Thomas. He tells Thomas he used to be a lawyer, so he can tell when people are lying.
Psh, brag more.
Then a commotion breaks out above, and the three Cranks go to investigate.
At this point, Thomas thinks about his chances against the Cranks, and he actually thinks about "Mr. Nose."
See, Shmoop can predict the future.
A lot of smashing and thudding is heard; then someone comes downstairs.