The Pride has regrouped after the events of Pride & Joy and are concerned about what to do about their children, who they believe are most certainly plotting against them. However, at the Hostel the kids are doing anything but plotting. While Alex continues to decode the Abstract, Molly demands food and the runaways decide to try to buy something to eat with the meager amount of cash between them. However, at the convenience store they manage to foil a robbery. But, despite their best efforts, two of the robbers get away, leaving the kids with Topher, a teenager forced into crime by his evil parents.