Season 3, Episode 4
Blind Cannibal Assassins
Sunny and Bajie face off against a deadly new foe with a dark connection to Sunny's past; Chau enlists her brother in the fight against Pilgrim.
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At White Bone Manor - Chau's headquarters - Chau's brother, Gaius, trains in a jail cell. When Chau enters, he asks if their mother is dead. "Not yet," she says. She offers him freedom if he agrees to kill an "interloper with delusions of power," meaning Pilgrim. When he refuses, Chau sends in clippers to beat him "as extra motivation."
Chau's clippers bring a bloody Gaius outside to face a line of traitorous clippers who assisted Gaius in freeing Chau's cogs. Gaius watches as one is killed and agrees to Chau's plan.
Outside the Badlands in a barren wasteland, Sunny and Bajie venture to Vulture's Peak with Henry to find the Mad Witch. Along the way, they run into an old blind man. The man offers them food. When Sunny and Bajie are distracted, the old man mixes something into the food.
Moon drives to the Widow's base camp and introduces himself to Arthur. Arthur realizes Sunny was lying about being Regent. The medic tells Moon which direction Sunny went. As Moon turns to leave, Arthur lashes out over the lack of the Widow's support. Moon shoots his blade into Arthur's shoulder and demands a new commander be put in charge of the camp.
Sunny and Bajie wake up the next morning to discover they were drugged. Henry is missing - as are their weapons.
At the refugee camp, M.K. makes plans to hunt down Sunny for killing his mother. Tilda reminds him that M.K. almost killed her own mother. She recommends he recover from his fight at the Sanctuary first. She tries to convince him they're all trapped in a cycle of violence, but Odessa steps in and warns her "the boy you knew is dead." Tilda watches M.K. go.
At the Sanctuary, dozens of fliers blow through the poppy field that read "Follow your path to Pilgrim." The fliers include a map.
Chau lays out a map and preps Gaius. She warns him about Pilgrim's two "dark ones" and threatens to kill 50 cogs if he returns without Pilgrim's head.
Sunny and Bajie track the blind man's footsteps and are led to a rusted hatch. Underground, Sunny and Bajie walk through an old hospital and find a maternity ward with a shelf of stillborn fetuses in jars. When Sunny finds a large armadillo insignia on the wall, he realizes they're in trouble. Before they can escape, they're surrounded by a group of armed guards with empty eye sockets.
Lydia tells the Widow that close to 200 cogs abandoned the Sanctuary to follow Pilgrim's map. The Widow plans to visit Pilgrim with Lydia.
M.K. travels through the woods. Nearby, Gaius and a group of fighters look for Pilgrim. M.K.'s wound on his side grows worse.
Sunny and Bajie are held hostage in a chamber with human body parts hanging from the ceiling. Sunny has a brief flashback of his younger days as a Colt. In the present, two figures with no eyes introduce themselves as Jarl and Allisto. Allisto holds Henry, whom they've claimed as their own. They explain they're cannibals, but don't wish to deprive Henry of a father. As such, they offer Sunny and Bajie a place in their community if they're willing to sacrifice their sight. Jarl says they have one day to decide.
Bajie and Sunny are shackled inside of a morgue to contemplate their decision. Sunny tells Bajie he knows who these people are because he helped put them there.
In a flashback, Waldo is in charge of punishing a group of renegade Clippers who kidnapped Ryder and mutilated his foot. Sunny, a young Colt, watches as Waldo digs a Clipper's eyes out with a dagger — per Quinn's orders. Waldo hands the dagger to Sunny so he can prove himself. He approaches Allisto with the dagger.
In the present, Sunny says his actions have come back to haunt him.
At Pilgrim's fortress, Nix comes to Cressida with concern for Castor's condition. She says it is not Castor's challenge, but hers. "Some must die so that others can live," Cressida says. Cressida tells her that a new dark one has emerged and gives Nix a Chi tracker to find her new brother or sister.
Moon drives through the wasteland, following Sunny's path, and stops at the shack of the old blind who drugged Sunny and Bajie. The old man offers food.
Lydia and the Widow arrive at Pilgrim's fortress and are stopped by his guards. The Widow notices the Chi tracker as Nix leaves for her journey. From a distance, Gaius and his group prepare to attack.
The Widow meets privately with Pilgrim. Cressida shows Lydia to the artifact gallery. Pilgrim tells the Widow he's looking for Azra. She calls Azra a "dusty fable."
Gaius and his fighters emerge from the water surrounding the fortress and take out Pilgrim's guards.
Elsewhere in the fortress, Cressida shows Lydia to a room of sacred artifacts. Lydia accuses Cressida of stealing her people to join her cult. Cressida says the use of saying "her people" belies Lydia's pride and entitlement.
Gaius's crew sneaks into the fortress, killing Pilgrim's acolytes as they go.
Lydia says her father was a man of "true faith" and calls Cressida a hustler. Cressida insists faith is used by the powerful to keep people docile and suggests Lydia join the mission to find the faith she did not find in her father.
Lydia and Cressida join Pilgrim and the Widow again. Pilgrim questions if the Widow's legacy will live on once she's dead. Just then, Gaius launches an arrow at Pilgrim and the Widow throws a knife to block it. Immediately, Pilgrim and the Widow team up against Gaius's crew.
Meanwhile, Lydia and Cressida take cover in another room, but are pursued by Gaius's team. They join forces to fight back.
Castor cuts himself and goes directly against Gaius, piercing through Gaius's back with a dagger. Castor then goes flying towards the Widow but Pilgrim utters a command in Azran that shuts down his power before he can hurt her. Castor collapses.
After the battle, Pilgrim accuses the Widow of staging the fight and saving him just to secure his friendship. Lydia notices the dead Clippers are branded and realizes they were actually sent by Chau. Pilgrim apologizes to the Widow and extends an offer to her to join his crusade. The Widow declines, but assures there's no bad blood as long as he stops recruiting her people. She leaves with Lydia.
Allisto brings Henry to Sunny to ask about the baby's fever. Sunny explains they need to get to a healer named Ankara. She says Henry isn't dying, and that she's had many babies who did. Allisto explains how she and Jarl fell in love despite being rival Clippers. Sunny says he also left his Baron for love. But he admits that's not all: He reveals he was the boy that took her sight. After she leaves, the old blind man drags Moon into the morgue.
Nix uses the Chi tracker to locate M.K. in the woods and uses her dark power to kill a band of nomads trying to capture him. M.K. loses consciousness as Nix approaches him.
Sunny, Bajie and Moon are left alone, shackled in the morgue. Sunny insists on working together to escape, but Moon doesn't cooperate. Bajie removes his boots so Sunny can tie them together and pull a cart with Moon's weaponized hand sitting on it nearby. Jarl and a few guards enter to ask if Sunny and Bajie will join them. When Sunny refuses, Jarl orders them all dead. Sunny uses Moon's weaponized hand to take them all out. He then frees himself and Bajie, but Moon warns that he still wants to fight Sunny for dishonoring him during their last battle. Sunny leaves him shackled.
Sunny and Bajie escape the morgue but run into a group of blind guards dragging swords behind them to navigate the halls. One of them carries Moon's sword. Sunny and Bajie quietly take down two guards in the rear of the group, but a collapsing body alerts the others, who are adept at fighting without their sight. With their cover blown, Sunny and Bajie take them all on. Making a wreck of the maternity ward, Sunny and Bajie manage to cut down all of the blind cannibal guards.
Sunny finds Allisto and takes Henry back. He asks her to come with him, but Allisto refuses to leave upon learning all her people are dead. Sunny apologizes for what he did to her as Allisto draws a knife to end her own life.
Sunny and Bajie head back to the morgue to free Moon.
Outside, Moon still wants to battle Sunny and orders Sunny to pick up his old sword. Sunny refuses to continue the viscous cycle they've been trapped in. He returns Moon's sword and says, "How you use it is up to you." Moon decides not to kill Sunny for Henry's sake. They call a truce, but Moon warns Sunny that the Widow still wants him dead and tells him not to come back to the Badlands. Moon goes his separate way. Bajie wonders if "miracles do happen."