A crackdown on 'enemy' nationals along the West Coast drives Chester to a desperate act, while his faraway father worries about a fellow prisoner’s true nature.
Distressing family reunions frustrate Chester. If others are being hurt to target him, he must plan how to legitimately leave the internment camp to keep his loved ones safe.
Sleepless in a hostile environment, Chester’s mental state suffers. However, it is Luz going into labour who has more to lose.
Chester is challenged by a crazed captive, and a depressed Luz’s adopted family feel helpless.
Summer 1943. Isolated Chester strikes out in desperation, while an infection afflicts the camp and paranoia strikes its commander.
Californian Chester scoffs at his Japanese elders’ superstition, but disturbing incidents in their insular fishing community near Los Angeles seem to centre around the enigmatic Yuko.
America celebrates as Hiroshima suffers, while Chester faces a final physical and spiritual confrontation when Yuko secures ‘her’ baby.
1945. Life after 'leaving day' proves no easier for the former inmates. With a new baby due, Chester has a secret strategy but needs help.
Yuko’s downfall in 1919 has repercussions for Chester in June 1943, returned to internment.
January 1945. Shaken by a fresh revelation, Chester participates in a ritual. At camp, Amy anticipates retribution from Major Bowen, despite his cheery behaviour.