The Panther Industries Security Division scours storefront cameras and satellite data, hoping to get a fix on his location.
Gage’s bank account pings when he withdraws a large amount of cash, but the Division still can’t find him. They speculate that his ongoing silence has something to do with his recent head injury.
Four days after his disappearance, a shifter recognizes Gage in a biker bar in Arkansas, and reports back to Roman. Soon, Gage’s closest friends and a team of commandos fly to Arkansas to retrieve him. Gage doesn’t recognize anyone. He finds himself being hauled out of the bar, shoved into a helicopter, and loaded onto a jet.
Dr. Tanner determines Gage has TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury caused by a concussion. The doctor and Mr. Tran, the herbalist begin treatment immediately. Gage is less than cooperative with everyone except Eddie. He adores her. She talks to him about his eagle—he scoffs at the notion he is anything other than human.
Ari receives a special delivery letter from an attorney. She meets with the attorney and discovers that her Uncle Charles—whom she never knew existed—has passed away. Her uncle left his entire estate to Ari.