This is the latest failure in experimenting with vampires being able to reproduce (they currently can't); the increasingly hapless Doctor Sholomenko is chastised and the poor surrogate mother is dragged away to be a 'feed bag.'
Elsewhere, Vanessa, Axel and the rest of the survivors are on the road in their tricked-out Mad Max ambulance named Wanda. A pit stop at a run-down restaurant results in scoring some gasoline from an abandoned vehicle ...
... and brings the sound of church bells. Are there other survivors out there, holed up in a place of worship? Everyone wants to check it out, but Axel insists they stuck to his mission: deliver Vanessa to the base.
Doc and Vanessa explore the old office of Doc's sister, who sent the Marines to the hospital to retrieve Vanessa on the first day of The Rising; there, they find Vanessa's file empty, though there is some paperwork referencing a place called 'The Farm.'
According to Axel, The Farm was a research lab for classified experiments that were above his pay grade. It also ends up being the perfect place to lay low, as it's located in an underground bunker chock full of food and supplies ... and you don't need to worry about locked doors when you've got Gorrman Jones and his dynamite around.
Safe inside the bunker (maybe a little too safe, as Gorrman's explosives caved in the staircase), the survivors eat and drink to their fallen comrades, with Sam even singing "Big Rock Candy Mountain" as best he can.
John and Susan drink to excess, which leads to a drunken makeout session in the hallway (it would appear that John is done grieving his wife). Susan's quickly not into it and screams for help when John forces himself on her.
Vanessa and the gang come to the rescue and bind the hands of the rapist, with Doc noticing that the struggle marks on Susan's neck match those of young Cynthia and Brendan's medic Roger ... the victims of the mystery killer!