Marjorie sits alone in the dark, thinking about how Renfrew has been working until past midnight all this week and pondering that fourth drink.
A noise startles her in the dark, but it turns out to be Peterson at the door.
Peterson says he was hoping to catch John. Marjorie says he's still transmitting but scrounging for fuel. Peterson admits that's good but that he still feels there is a part of the process they don't understand.
Peterson tells her about contracting the illness and tells her what he's seen on the road. In short, it's going Mad Max the Road Warrior in England.
Peterson asks if he can make himself a drink and catch up a bit.
As he pours the drink, thunder and lightning startle Marjorie. As they talk, the power goes out.
Marjorie starts discussing how the mechanical clock on the shelves isn't working properly.
In the silence, as the two listen to the broken clock ticking away, Peterson kisses her and directs her into the living room.