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# The Scorch Trials Chapter 38

Chapter 38

• 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.
• Minho to the rescue.