With the newly acquired satellite maps, Miller proposes a new destination to settle down: a forest valley on the edge of a lake. At dinner, he makes the announcement, whilst also marrying Stepan and Katya. However, during the celebrations, Anna begins to cough blood and reveals the Doctor in The Ark informed her that her lungs are failing, most likely as a result of an unknown toxic gas exposure after falling into an abandoned ammo dump in Volga. Katya informs Miller and Artyom that her mother, a doctor, had received a miracle drug from Novosibirsk just before the onset of the war that could likely cure Anna of her infliction. Miller decides to head for the forest valley, hoping their current stock of antibiotics and the fresh air will do Anna well. Not wanting surprises, he sends Artyom and Alyosha to scout ahead of the Aurora in the railcar. Before they can make it to the dam near the valley, a rock slide destroys the tracks and knocks the rail car, along with Artyom and Alyosha into the water.