Members of the rebels' medical team, including Prim, Katniss's sister, are also killed. Their identical titles encourage us to immediately see the similarities between Coin and Snow, the president of the Capitol. Just as the rebel medics including Prim rush in to help, the bombs explode again. Meanwhile, Katniss and Finnick film new propos in which Finnick reveals all the secrets he knows about prominent Capitol citizens. But President Snow has plans for Katniss as he uses Peeta Mallark as his weapon to use against her.
This inspires Katniss to call for justice. For one propo, she and a team that includes her old friend Gale are sent into District 8, where they see a hospital get destroyed. Gale suggests some inhumane kinds of weapons and strategies. Gale seems like a resourceful and intelligent character, capable of thinking quickly even in the midst of a crisis—and those familiar with the trilogy know that he is part of a love triangle with Katniss herself, so it is significant that they are working together at the start of this novel. Yesterday, Katniss overheard Coin saying that the rebels should have rescued Peeta instead of Katniss—he would have been a better figurehead. The main power of the Capitol is cut off, and with only back-up generators working, the city's defenses and broadcast capabilities are severely weakened.
Right before they go out into the field, Peeta's assigned to their unit too. Notes: Katniss feels relieved that she saw that Peeta is at the Capitol. It's set in the future but has an antique pedigree. Meanwhile, the other rebels are inspired by Katniss's show of passion. That night, Peeta gives another interview to Ceasar Flickerman. Then those three get separated.
At District 12, Gale tells on camera that on the night of Katniss' victory at the 75th Hunger Games, he heard how all the Peacekeepers withdrew from the area. However, his warning helps the rebels quickly call for a lockdown, weathering the three-day attack without any casualties. A large group of people in District 5 destroy a large dam near the Capitol that provides electricity to the city. Katniss takes some time to deal with this news, but Snow's assertions are solidified when Coin suggests holding a Hunger Games with Capitol children. After watching himself nearly kill Katniss on television, Peeta decides that he should die, and only Katniss can talk him into continuing. When wandering around the President's mansion in a daze, Katniss comes upon the fallen President Snow, chained and dying in a a room full of roses. Before he dies, he gives her command of their unit.
He also tells her that in recognition of the personal risk that Peeta took, Coin has authorized a rescue mission to the Capitol to save him and the others, with Boggs leading and Gale coming along. Citizens of District 13 retreat underground for several days. Theseus and the Minotaur , the first book in the trilogy, stems from the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Back in District 12, Katniss struggles to put herself back together. After the rebels have had time to regroup, they start to prepare for the final battle: taking down the Capitol. All inhabitants of District 13 are quickly evacuated to the lower levels where they will hopefully be safe from bombings. Later she learns that she was acquitted during her trial, and she's sent back to the ruined District 12, along with Haymitch and later Peeta.
The Capitol bombs District 13, just as Peeta warned it would. During the battle that follows, Katniss gets shot. Katniss visits the imprisoned President Snow, who says she should blame President Coin of the rebels for the attack and Prim's death. It is now where the rebellion is headquartered. She presents Coin with a list of demands in return for taking on the role of the Mockingjay.
Another pod unleashes a wave of toxic black gel, and yet another kills Soldier Mitchell. She roams around the rest of District 12 and regrets everything that has happened to her hometown. Right before they go out into the field, Peeta's assigned to their unit too. Not only that, but Katniss is continuously faced with questions of whom she can trust, including at the end of the novel when President Snow reveals what he claims is the truth about President Coin. However, while she is filming, two trains full of survivors come careening out of the Nut, many of them armed. But instead, they mated with female mockingbirds and this whole new species was created, which are the mockingjays. Despite her mental fragility, Katniss must attend the rebels' frequent strategy meetings, during which she remains detached.
We meet Plutarch and Coin, two importance characters in the story. The rebels get Peeta and some other folks out of the Capitol, but Peeta's been badly damaged. Gale disappears into another district. Katniss has to star in commercials for the rebel side, called propos. Because writes from the first person point of view, the reader sees this dystopian world through Katniss's lens. Her commander, Boggs, agrees that she should watch out. Katniss has the task of shooting him with her famous bow and arrow, but at the last minute, she kills Coin instead.
Defying the Capital and the execution of President Snow. Fearing the worst for the rescue team, Katniss wants to make an attempt to distract President Snow. At the heavily anticipated public assembly, Katniss is reunited with Finnick who reminds her that Annie is also a captive of the Capitol and should therefore be on the immunity list. The next morning, the bombs have stopped and District 13 has survived the attack. As she begins to rebuild her life, she and Peeta restore a romantic relationship and eventually have children. Katniss learns from Primsrose that many people, including Coin's husband and child, have died several years back during an epidemic that plagued the facility.