Margaret and Mike don’t find a solution at the convenience store they can afford with the few dirhams they have left, and eventually head back for the motel. Meanwhile, as the party generally relaxes and discusses their next move, Emily blurts out that someone had come into her mind while she was dozing, offered her a job, and told her she had thirty minutes to call a phone number. This kicks the party into gear, with everyone rapidly packing up.
Daphne and Seamus find a cargo van a short way down the road with the keys in it, and bring it to the motel room. Meanwhile, Margaret and Mike grab Emily and head back to the convenience store to see if the ATM outside can be hacked. The party piles into the van while Emily extracts several hundred dirhams from the ATM machine, but warns the party that someone is trying to locate her. She’s doing her best to hold them off. Margaret takes the cash and purchases a pre-paid cellular phone from the convenience store. The party speeds off into the night in the van, narrowly escaping several Emirati armored police vehicles and helicopters descending on the motel.
Margaret uses the phone to dial the number given by John, then she and Hugo get into a brief tussle about Hugo making a call. She finally relinquishes the phone to Hugo, who make a call to an acquaintance and gets the address and entry codes for an apartment in the financial district that they can hide out at.
The party stops at a convenience store to buy a map, snacks, and a few souvenir t-shirts for the under-dressed among them. Daphne manages to score a bit of weed from the cashier.
On the way to the apartment, the phone rings. Margaret identifies herself as a friend of Ezra’s. The man asks after John’s health and pleads with the party to keep him safe. He says that Dubai is incredibly dangerous to their kind and the party needs to keep their heads down while he makes arrangements for the party’s exfiltration. He says he’ll call back within two hours.
The party arrives at a very upscale apartment tower, parks the van in an unused corner of the parking garage, and takes the lift to the apartment. Emma and Margaret work to extract some blood from Hugo to help perk up John while Daphne and Cole partake in the cannabis. Emily finds a small tablet in the apartment and uses it to develop and release a bot with a mission to cover their trail as much as possible.
As promised, the man calls back. He tells them that he’s arranging for a drop of goods somewhere in the city around mid-day. He promises cash, some basic supplies and clothing, and adds a small field surgical kit when Margaret mentions the party has been implanted with trackers. He also states that he’s working to get them out of the country, but it will likely involve them having to break into the Jebil Ali port to get to a ship. He arranges a follow-up call mid-morning.