Victor Strand, Alicia Clark and Luciana Galvez have settled into the mansion with Luciana mourning the loss of Nick Clark, Strand enjoying the lavish lifestyle and Alicia living in the greenhouse and killing walkers outside of the fence carrying messages from another survivor. Morgan Jones visits in an effort to recruit the group into returning to Alexandria with him, putting down a walker that got through the fence and which a drunk Strand is unable to kill with a silenced pistol. However, Morgan fails to convince any of them to come with him and a distracted Luciana is nearly killed by a walker that wanders in, but Strand is able to save her. The two then repair the breach in the fence while Alicia sets out with Morgan to a nearby lumber yard in search of the survivor.
Following the disappearance of Charlie, John Dorie visits and enlists a reluctant Strand's help in finding her, Strand failing to notice that the barometer is now predicting a storm coming. Shortly thereafter, as a massive hurricane begins to hit, Charlie drops by briefly to leave Luciana a copy of The Little Prince. Seeing Charlie and what she had done, Luciana chases after her, leaving the mansion empty.
Stranded by the hurricane on a makeshift island near Ranger Station 26, Victor Strand expresses his frustration with being forced to leave the mansion on a fool's errand, believing the mansion to be his version of paradise, calling it "an estate with God's wine cellar."
Victor Strand suggests returning to the Chateau Lafite as an alternative to going to Alexandria, but Alicia informs him that the mansion was destroyed in the hurricane and that there's nothing left for them back there.