Hours later, Lo is stumbling through the Norwegian countryside. At last she sees a rickety shack with two shaggy horses outside. She gratefully drinks from their trough, then curls up in a horse blanket inside and falls into a deep sleep.
Lo wanders far off the beaten track before she feels safe enough to stop, and even rainwater and hay feel like a refuge.
Lo is awakened by an elderly, bearded, and very surprised man who finds her in his horses’ barn. Lo jerks away when he reaches out to help her, but after Konrad tells her his name and shows her a picture of his wife and grandkids, she allows herself to be gently coaxed toward his car.
Lo has been under strain and unable to fully trust anyone for so long that she’s jumpy about the old Norwegian farmer, too. However, it seems he’s insignificant enough to be beneath Bullmer’s notice and influence.
As Konrad drives Lo back to his house, she realizes just how far she’d run the other night. She also looks at his mobile phone and realizes it’s Tuesday—she’d slept for a full day and a night. When there’s finally enough cellular reception, Lo dials Judah’s number.
Lo is finally free, emerging from the isolation imposed on her by Bullmer and reconnected with the real world beyond his reach.