Study Guide

The Scorch Trials Chapter 4

By James Dashner

Chapter 4

  • Kids are throwing up left and right, and Thomas is yelling Teresa! in his head. Ah, the joys of youth.
  • Thomas shouts to everyone that they need to find Teresa, and Minho agrees.
  • The kids find a door that's locked, and Thomas notices there's a sheet of paper slipped into a thin slot hanging from the door. It says "Teresa Agnes. Group A, Subject A1. The Betrayer" (4.15).
  • Uh oh.
  • Oddly enough, Thomas is fixated on the fact that Teresa's last name is Agnes, not the fact that she's The Betrayer.
  • Atta boy.
  • Anyway, the kids all march into the room and find it empty, except there's a swirling noise coming from the bathroom. Thank God—Teresa was just going to the bathroom and wanted privacy.
  • The boys decide to hold a gathering in the room, but just then someone walks out of the bathroom. And it's not Teresa.
  • It's a boy.
  • The boys quickly grill the kid to figure out who he is, but the kid thinks they're joking. They're not.
  • Finally, the boy from the bathroom gives in and tells them his name is Aris. He says that he has no idea what they're all talking about.
  • Then Aris tells the kids that he escaped from the Maze.