W goes on a solo three day retreat and ends up spending most of the time second guessing his abilities and worrying about measuring up to Rose's performances. What if he can't amplify Her? W practices bringing Her energy through himself and then sending it into a small plant; finding the plant quickly in full bloom.
Marie and Gyre drop ideas into their shared cerebral cortex, finalizing plans for disrupting W's ceremony. Gyre performs some social engineering on tNet members and Marie is invited to be present the night of W's ceremony. The plan is to wait until W is clearly connected to his source and then Gyre penetrates across the fibers. Marie will secure the others with a gun. As she reflects on all her hard work, Marie can't believe she is on the verge of dismantling her largest existential threat.