Meanwhile, Roberta, Sun Mei and Hector are preparing to infiltrate Murphy's compound. Sun Mei muses over an experimental vaccine she's been cooking up, one that will supposedly dilute Murphy's mind control whilst still retaining the Z-virus immunity.
10K, who has since been found and recaptured, is summoned by Murphy to answer some questions about Roberta. What exactly does she have planned? 10K's not talking, so he's on Zombie Moat cleaning duty until further notice.
Yeah … what is Roberta's plan, anyway? After the incident in the porta-potty, she knows she can't take on Murphy alone. She needs an army, and there just so happens to already be one roaming around out there, rabble-rousing and dispensing street justice: the Red Hand!
After telling the tale of Escorpion (which sounds a lot like Hector's life story, right down to his current redemption arc), Hopper leads Roberta and friends into 'Underground Seattle,' a series of catacombs that now serve as the headquarters of the Red Hand.
Roberta is appalled by the gruesome, bizarre sight, though she's forced to spring to action after the men turn Z upon being executed by Hopper. After showing off their formidable Z-fighting skills, Roberta, Hector and Sun Mei are finally brought before Escorpion.
… it's VASQUEZ! Yes, the long-lost member of Operation Bitemark, missing since the end of Season 2 when we saw him going all Rambo and running into the woods, has apparently lost his mind and reinvented himself as the very man who destroyed his life: Escorpion, the head enforcer of the Zeros gang who killed his wife and daughter in cold blood (and whom he now has as his prisoner).
Vasquez is so far gone that he doesn't even recognize either Roberta or Hector, even after they use different tactics to try to jog his memory (Roberta makes out with him; Hector recounts the murders of his wife and daughter through tears of regret).
Oh, and it would appear that we haven't seen the last of Hector. He suddenly regains consciousness, opening his eyes to reveal cat-like peepers. Oh, man … is this now some kind of new zombie-human blend? WILL THE MADNESS NEVER END?