A young Romanian boy who was abducted and (Philip knew) soon to be murdered. Philip fabricated a Messenger and mission to save the boy and the team went along with it none the wiser. The Director tried to stop them, but they ended up saving the boy and killing the couple, preventing them from abducting and killing a subsequent three more children. McLaren asks the boy to keep his team a secret, he says he will and does so. Later it's revealed he has been bounced from care home to care home, the system failing him. He has to survive on his own, but the trauma turns out to be too much and the Director foresees him making some bad choices. Philip is them employed to 'take care' of the mess he created, but is so devasted at how he made things worse by doing what he thought was right, that he relapses, overdoses and almost dies. Trevor finds him passed out on the floor of OPS, having to perform CPR whilst he waits for Marcy. Carly and Marcy look after him and keep him company, while Trevor and McLaren deal with the mission. They find the boy, the horrible conditions he's in and how he survives. They take him from the foster home and try to get him some food because he's hungry. The boy is band, but they get angry, saying the man doesn't know what true hunger feels like and how it affects the brain. (This is an insight into the future the Travelers came from.) They leave and Aleksander says he can show them where to get food. McLaren tells Trevor to stay behind with the car, deciding he will take the burden of killing the boy. Aleksander says they need to check the traps and it's revealed that he sets traps to survive, like his mother had taught him. Sadly they find a coyote has been caught in a trap, McLaren putting it out of its misery. They carry on looking at the others, finding a rabbit. He skins and cooks the rabbit, before sitting beside McLaren on a log by the fire and eating it whilst McLaren talks to him. Aleksander then wants to bury the animal, wrapping it up in his coat, so they do so and hold a small funeral. Alekander says a prayer and marks the grave. McLaren is getting ready to shoot him, when he becomes a Messenger and stops him. The time they spent together was enough to put him back on the right path. "He spent some time with a good man, that was all he needed," as Trevor says. He's then placed with a foster family and Philip can rest easy again.
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