The military, at the direction of the imperious and xenophobic General Beers, arrives and claims custody of Allie. They set up a trap on an abandoned North Dakota farm for the aliens, intending to bring one of their ships down to interrogate the Visitors about their experiments. While Wakeman is allowed to travel with the military, Mary is effectively frozen out, but she resolves to use the Artifact to work her way back into the inner circle. Charlie and Lisa frantically search for their daughter, evading Project agents intending to "tie up loose ends." They succeed in tracking Allie down, but not before her contact with the Artifact summons an Alien Visitor ship, which is promptly shot down.