Xenocrates comes to Scythe Faraday's house at night and tell Citra and Rowan that Faraday has enforced his right to the 16th commandment and gleaned himself. Xenocrates tells them that he believes Faraday gleaned himself to save Rowan or Citra from being gleaned.
While Esme is getting pizza, Scythe Goddard and his group of junior scythes choose to mass glean the food court. As the Scythes work their way through the food court Esme makes an attempt to hide. When the Scythes have gleaned the whole food court they spared Esme.
Scythe Curie takes Citra upon as her apprentice and brings her to her home, Falling Water. Citra notice that Scythe Curie lives more luxurious than Scythe Faraday and calls her out for it. Scythe Curie tells Citra if she didn't live in Falling Water no one would care about it.
Scythe Goddard takes Rowan upon as his apprentice and takes him to the mansion that Goddard recently stole. Scythe Goddard and his junior Scythes train Rowan in brutal an uncompassionate gleaning.
At the Harvest Conclave Citra tells Rowan of her suspicion about Scythe Faraday gleaning himself and her research. Citra also tells Rowan she suspects Scythe Goddard gleaned Faraday and gave immunity to the witnesses to hide the evidence.
During their second Scythe test Rowan tries to throw the test so that Citra can win the match but Citra notices and tries to do the same. In order to make Citra loose her trust in Rowan, Rowan breaks Citra's neck so that neither one of them can win.