In the north, an organization is using illegally proffered corpses to test the devastation of firearms. John and Chas go to visit Chas's Uncle Tom, only to find him dead from a heart attack. The bodysnatchers take Tom's body while John and Chas are at the cemetery, and they get into a fistfight. The two ultimately lose Tom's remains, but after threatening to blind one of the men, John gets the whereabouts of where the tests are going on. John and Chas are captured and told that they will become the tests' first living subjects.