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The Scorch Trials Chapter 53

By James Dashner

Chapter 53

  • Thomas falls into a deep slumber (surprise) and dreams again (double surprise). This time, he's 16 years old.
  • Thomas is standing in front of Teresa, a girl he doesn't recognize, and Aris. Everyone looks sad—especially Teresa, who's crying.
  • Thomas says, "See ya tomorrow," and he walks towards a door that Aris opens (53.16).
  • We can guess that this is Thomas's goodbye before he enters the Maze.