Whit is jolted awake by the sound of a nearby helicopter. It's two o'clock in the morning, and someone's shining a very bright light through his window. Rude.
Whit peers out of the blinds and sees hundreds of armed soldiers. Is he just sleepy? Nope. They're really there.
Whit wonders what on earth is going on. He vaguely recalls elections and civil unrest… Whit isn't exactly politically aware, though.
Suddenly, Whit realizes the soldiers are coming into his house. He doesn't have time to shout a warning before they knock down the front door.
Wisty wakes up to the sound of overturned furniture and shattering glass, and she assumes her brother has been drinking again.
For some reason, she thinks about her brother's girlfriend, Celia, who's been missing for three months.
Wisty hears her dad yelling about something, which makes her realize something's wrong. Now she's paying attention.
Someone crashes through Wisty's bedroom door. It's two uniformed dudes. What do they want? Unclear.
One of the soldiers tells Wisty that he and his colleagues are with the New Order; he tells her to come with them.
Wisty wants to change first, but her request is denied.
Suddenly Wisty realizes that something like this probably happened to Celia. She has the desperate urge to disappear.
Just as Wisty think she wants to disappear, it seems the uniformed soldiers can't find her. Coincidence?
Wisty hears her mom shout her name from the hallway. She shouts back, and the soldiers grab her and drag her into the family room.
She sees her brother Whit, who asks her if she's okay. Uh, not really.
Wisty sees her parents and realizes they understand what's going on in a way that she doesn't. Vaguely, she recalls a lifetime's worth of her mom telling her how special she is—she never thought anything of it until now.
She realizes that one of the soldiers is Byron Swain, a kid from school. Byron is not exactly well-liked.
Byron tells Wisty that she's being taken into custody to await trial for being a witch. Since Wisty does not identify as a witch, though, she's confused.