As they attempt to make their way through it, the serious nature of Maria's injuries become apparent: she has a gash in her torso which is oozing blood, and a huge chunk has been ripped out of the back of one of her legs. As a physician, Maria knows how badly she is hurt, but aside from tying a bit of ripped fabric around her leg wound, there is little to be done except try to go on and find help. Fortunately, though battered and cut, Lucas isn't seriously injured, and as his mother weakens, it becomes necessary for him to be strong for her.
Karl and Henry decide to travel together to search for their missing loved ones, and visit various shelters and hospitals, checking posted lists of names, and looking at the faces of the growing number of bodies arriving at the makeshift morgues. Eventually they hitch a ride on a truck which takes them to the hospital where Maria and Lucas are. Henry searches, but doesn't find them... not surprising since Maria's bed has been wheeled into what appears to be a supply closet. He heads back towards the truck. Lucas, who is in a line for water on the second floor balcony, glances down and sees the back of a man he is sure is his father, walking away. He shouts, but can't make himself heard over all the noise. He races to the stairs to get to the ground floor. Once there, he can't see Henry among all the crowds of people. More in frustration and despair than in hope, he screams his father's name.