Under orders from WICKED, Jorge and Brenda lived for a while in the Crank city in The Scorch Trials. In The Scorch Trials, Jorge encounters the Gladers taking refuge from a storm in his home. He introduced himself after dropping through a hole in the roof and making a human ball with some suggested acrobatic skill. Jorge then questions the Gladers of their purpose. Minho charges at Jorge and draws blood from him, but Thomas pulls him away. More Cranks show up and Thomas asks Jorge for 10 minutes in private.
Jorge agrees and accompanies Thomas to a ruined conference room. Thomas tells Jorge about the Gladers' past adventures and their escape, and about the safe haven they are heading toward the safe haven to obtain the cure for the Flare. Thomas proposes a deal in which Jorge accompany the Gladers to the safe haven, helping them fight their way, in return for the cure. Jorge agrees to the deal, but on one condition: Minho dies.
Thomas refuses to have Minho killed and said that if Minho was killed, Jorge would not use the skills he had. Jorge agrees, and says that he will bring along with him a teenage girl called Brenda. After returning to the Gladers, Jorge introduces the Gladers to Brenda, whom he claims is an intelligent teenage girl. Jorge also threatens to kill the Gladers that if the cure turns out to be a lie. He also threatens to cut off a finger from each of Minho's hands as his punishment, and Minho charges at him upon hearing that, but is stopped by Brenda, who holds him at knifepoints. The Gladers are fed, but they encounter an explosion. Jorge escapes with the Gladers, but Brenda and Thomas are separated from the Gladers during the evacuation. Jorge leads the Gladers through the city, finding food and avoiding Cranks.
Frypan returns from a scouting mission and reports that Thomas and Brenda were being forced into a party at gunpoint. The Gladers are enraged and Minho begins planning an ambush. Jorge participates in the raid and helps the Gladers defeat the Cranks and rescue Thomas and Brenda. On the way out, Thomas is shot by a Crank, who gets attacked by Minho in response. Jorge removes the bullet from Thomas's wound, but is unable to prevent Thomas from obtaining an infection. WICKED sends a berg to retrieve and heal Thomas, after which he is returned to the Gladers.
After packing up the camp and starting to advance to the mountains, they are attacked by a group of female teenagers called Group B, who outnumber the Gladers three to one and possess nasty weapons. Group B captures Thomas and warns to open fire on the Gladers if they attempt to follow them. Minho issues them verbal threats, but the girls torture Thomas in return, shutting him up. This leaves the Gladers no choice but to continue on through the mountains to the safe haven. Aris presumably slips away somewhere in the middle of the mountains. They are attacked by a group of Cranks camping in a cave, but manage to overpower them.Jorge and the Gladers eventually make their way to a valley at the same time Group B does. Harriet explains that Thomas managed to talk them out of killing him. They are reunited with Thomas, Aris, and Teresa, who explain that WICKED threatened to kill Thomas if Teresa and Aris did not follow their orders, and that WICKED had promised that Thomas will not be killed in the gas chamber. A storm strikes and canisters emerge from the ground, releasing giant monsters created by WICKED. Jorge and the Gladers eventually destroy the monsters as a flying transport called a berg arrived. Jorge, Brenda, and the Gladers climbed aboard and escaped the valley. Thomas is asked to choose between taking Jorge and taking Brenda, and Thomas chooses Jorge, thinking it's a trial. A WICKED guard attacks Brenda, but he is overpowered by Thomas, while Teresa rescues Brenda. Jorge and Brenda disappear shortly afterwards.
In The Death Cure, four weeks later, Jorge snuck into the hangar of WICKED's headquarters to await Brenda, who disguised herself as an agent. While waiting, Jorge heard an alarm sounding and was quickly approached by Teresa and a majority of Gladers carrying stolen weaponry, who knocked him out. When Jorge regained consciousness, Teresa and the other Gladers hijacked one of the bergs and escaped. He was later approached by Brenda and three Gladers: Thomas, Newt, and Minho, who were unintentionally left behind and were planning an escape beforehand and also had stolen weaponry and Brenda questioned Jorge what happened. Jorge recounted the tale to Brenda and the Gladers.
Before they could get inside a berg, a dozen WICKED guards stormed into the hangar and opened fire on Thomas and his friends. Minho told Jorge to start up a berg while they fight the guards. Jorge complied and ran off to power up a berg while Thomas, Minho, Brenda, and Newt fought the WICKED guards. The guards, unaware of the stolen weaponry Thomas and his friends possessed, were easily underestimated and quickly beaten by the Gladers. At the same time, Jorge had powered up a berg and shouted at Thomas and Brenda to get on board, but before they could reach the berg, however, one of the WICKED guards shot Brenda in the back and Thomas, Newt, and Minho rushed over to help her.
Seconds later, Jorge emerged from the berg with a flamelauncher and incinerated many of the WICKED guards. Minho quickly grabbed Brenda and carried her to the berg and Thomas followed, but was shot by one of the WICKED guards before he could enter the vehicle. Thomas crawled with all his might towards the berg. When he eventually reached it, Newt and Minho shielded him and fired at the WICKED guards and dragged Thomas aboard as the hatch closed and Jorge took off and Thomas, Minho, Newt, Brenda, and Jorge finally escaped WICKED's headquarters as Thomas passed out.
Ten hours later, Jorge landed in a clearing and took a nap, but not before using the berg's tracking system to locate Teresa and the other Gladers in the city of Denver. When they had another gathering, Minho asked why Brenda was with WICKED, but she explained that she was never with them and that after surviving so long in the Scorch, she sees a chance. Brenda then mentioned Hans and WICKED's manipulation skills and that there are many people after them. Newt, however, cared little about the Swipe's removal and angrily told his companions not to persuade him to enter Denver and stormed off.
Thomas realized that the right time to read Newt's message to him was coming closer and began wondering what it meant. Later, the berg arrived in Denver and Thomas, Jorge, Minho, and Brenda disembarked and left Newt on board the berg. When the four went through security, Jorge used fake last names to gain access to the city. When the four finally got access to the interior of Denver, a man approached Thomas and told him that a group of people have escaped WICKED's headquarters and he believed that Thomas and his companions were part of the group. He then handed a message to Thomas and told him to accept the advice the message contained within before walking away.
Thomas opened the message to find out that it was from his former nemesis Gally telling Thomas to meet him in apartment 2792 and that he is with an organization called the Right Arm. Thomas and Minho had a hard time believing it was Gally, but later came to understand that Gally was being used as a puppet by WICKED, was taken into custody, treated of his injuries, and set free. He somehow made it to Denver and suggested they see him before finding Hans when Jorge had told Thomas that the Right Arm is an organization with the goal of sabotaging WICKED for good. They took a taxi and reached the apartment, where Gally greeted them and told them that the end of the world is upon mankind. He let them in and Thomas apologized to Gally for fighting him and Gally apologized for killing Chuck.
Gally told Thomas and his companions about the Right Arm taking action against WICKED, but it doesn't have enough resources to disrupt their activities. He revealed that a bunch of spies took him to Denver from WICKED's headquarters and after a few weeks, they heard about the escape from WICKED's headquarters through a netblock message. Gally also told Thomas that the Right Arm has two problems to deal with: The Flare is spreading slowly through Denver despite the city's official's attempts to cover it up, and many citizens who are immune to the Flare, called Immunes, have been disappearing and an informant told Gally that they were taken by WICKED and imprisoned them somewhere he did not know, but he assumed it was to continue the Trials. Thomas then questioned Gally if he knew about Teresa's supposed escape along with the other Gladers the same day. Gally replied that he was well aware of both escapes and that the Right Arm also found them and that Teresa was his informant, making Thomas think she went through the removal of the Swipe along with the others and possibly triggered the truth about WICKED's true intentions. Gally also informed Thomas that Teresa herself is searching for him and that Hans, the doctor who Brenda mentioned earlier, has a large bounty placed on his head and that WICKED wants him dead because they believe Thomas came to Denver for Hans.
Afterwards, they leave and Thomas promised Gally that he would return. Gally replied that the Right Arm will take action soon and they need as many people and information as they can get and also warned Thomas that while there is not much time, there is still hope. Thomas and his friends eventually found Hans in his apartment and Brenda told hm that someone has placed a bounty on his head and that Thomas and Minho need the Swipe removed. Hans left to prepare. While waiting, Thomas began to lose control of himself and said he can't allow Hans to remove the Swipe. Thomas also unintentionally attacked his friends as he struggled to resist, which Brenda told Thomas that WICKED is closing in and he must fight the manipulation. Hans stormed into the room and attempted to stop it. Minho quickly subdued Thomas and pinned him to the floor and Brenda told Hans to remove the Swipe. Thomas eventually broke free and attempted to attack Hans, but was pinned down again by Minho and Hans attempted to remove the Swipe again. When Thomas attempted to break free a third time, Minho knocked him out, giving Hans enough time to remove Thomas's swipe and eventually Minho's swipe.
Thomas eventually woke up, now in control of himself. Thomas asked Minho about what happened while he was out. Minho told Tomas that Hans was successful in removing the Swipe in both of them. A second later, Brenda, Hans, and Jorge entered the room and Brenda informed Thomas that Hans is leaving Denver with his wife and that he successfully deactivated and removed the Swipe and also permanently disabled Thomas's ability to speak to Teresa through telepathy. Before leaving, Hans wished Thomas luck in doing what he does not have the courage to try. Thomas replied that if they defeat WICKED, he and his friends will come back for Hans.
After Hans left, Brenda asked Thomas what they do next. Thomas told his companions that they needed to find Teresa and the other Gladers and return to Gally with them in order to help the Right Arm. He also mentioned that WICKED had created the Flare through a failed experiment and vowed that once the Gladers were together again, they would stop WICKED's operations and prevent them from putting the Immunes they've taken prisoner through the Trials like they once have. Afterwards, they discover Teresa's corpse when she saved Thomas from being crushed by a falling rock. Jorge and Aris later follow Thomas and the rest of the Gladers through the Flat Trans and into the last remaining paradise.Jorge is presumed to be one of Paige's two partners (the second is Brenda) whom she secretly placed among the Immunes, as she mentioned in the epilogue.
In The Scorch Trials Official Graphic Novel Prelude (based on the movie version of events), Jorge is introduced as a scavenger who works alone, scrounging for food and supplies in abandoned homes and warehouses. In some cases, he sneaks up on weaker individuals to steal their supplies.
As he's looking for supplies in an abandoned building, he overhears a young woman with a young boy, talking about what they're going to do next. While they briefly argue, he observes them, planning to rob of them of their supplies. His plan is cut short when a WCKD berg appears, taking the young boy with them and leaving the young woman behind.
The young woman notices Jorge staring at her and demands that he help keep her safe for one night. She introduces herself as Brenda and mentions that WCKD took her younger brother George from her, saying that they wanted to use him because he seemed immune. Jorge is uncomfortable having the young woman around as he usually works alone. Brenda demands answers or someone that can help her get George back from WCKD and Jorge reluctantly takes her to the base camp of the Right Arm.
Mary Cooper greets him and asks if he's changed his mind, to which he replies he hasn't. He introduces Brenda to Mary, planning to leave her with them, until WCKD attacks the base. In the midst of the chaos, Jorge and Brenda stumble across a tent of children, some healthy, others worn from various tests. They discover that Mary has been testing their immunity in secret and they turn against her, repulsed by her actions.They hide out in a large drain storm pipe before agreeing to travel together, trying to stay one step ahead of WCKD.
The Fever Code, Jorge is introduced to Thomas in a meeting with other WICKED members. Ava Paige talks about how Jorge and his friend Brenda will be helping them. Thomas discovers that he will be taken to the Scorch to test the range of WICKED’s implants in his brain. Jorge flies Thomas and other WICKED members into the Scorch. On board, Thomas talks to Brenda, who tells him that he and Teresa should get together. When they get off the Berg, Jorge and Brenda run to the Crank city (that Thomas and the Gladers go to in The Scorch Trials). Brenda says that she can’t wait to see him when they get to the Scorch, which confuses Thomas because he does not know about Phase Two of the Trials. The WICKED members take Thomas to a Flat Trans to test it out. Jorge and Brenda are not seen again in this book.
At night, while Jorge, Aris, Brenda, Vince, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune kids sleep, Thomas, Newt, and Frypan leave the hideout to go to the Last City to rescue Minho.
The next day, after discovering that Thomas, Newt, and Frypan have left the hideout to go to the Last City to rescue Minho, Jorge and Brenda leave the hideout to follow them.
Thomas, Newt, and Frypan drive into a tunnel, where they are chased by Cranks. Jorge and Brenda arrive to save them.
Jorge, Thomas, Newt, Frypan, and Brenda arrive in the Last City. Thomas is scanned at the gate, and the WCKD guards recognize him. Jorge, Thomas, Newt, Frypan, and Brenda run from the turrets and into a safe corner where a crew wearing gas masks rescue them and take them to a hideout, where a member of the crew reveals himself to be Gally. Jorge watches on as Thomas punches Gally in the face for killing Chuck. Newt stops Thomas and calms him down. When Jorge asks Frypan if he knows Gally, Frypan replies that Gally was an old friend.
While going with Thomas, Newt, Gally, Frypan, and Brenda to Lawrence's hideout, Jorge is told by Gally that he was found lying on the floor of the WCKD lab with the spear still in his chest by Lawrence's crew, who, after discovering that he is immune to the Flare, pulled the spear out of his chest and took him to the Last City to meet Lawrence, who patched him up and convinced him to join his crew. Jorge is told by Gally that Lawrence's crew is working to destroy WCKD. Jorge is told by Gally not to stare at Lawrence.
Jorge, Thomas, Newt, Gally, Frypan, and Brenda arrive in Lawrence's hideout. Thomas tells Lawrence that he, Jorge, Newt, Frypan, and Brenda need to get into the WCKD Tower. Lawrence tells Thomas that Jorge, Frypan, and Brenda can stay behind while he, Newt, and Gally go into the Last City. As Gally opens a manhole cover to the tunnels and lowers a ladder into the tunnels, Jorge tells Thomas to be careful going with Newt and Gally into the Last City.
The next day, in Lawrence's hideout, Jorge, Thomas, Newt, Gally, Frypan, and Brenda go over plans to use Teresa to get into the WCKD Tower. Thomas is reluctant to use Teresa to get into WCKD. Newt reacts with extreme aggressiveness, screaming at Thomas for still having feelings for Teresa. Shocked about himself, Newt apologizes and walks out.
The next night, while Thomas and Gally go into the Last City to capture Teresa, Jorge goes with Newt, Frypan, and Brenda to an abandoned church. Thomas and Gally take Teresa to the church where Jorge, Newt, Frypan, and Brenda are. Jorge sits down opposite Brenda while Teresa tells Thomas, Newt, Gally, and Frypan that Minho is in Sub-Level 3 with the Immune teenagers.
Jorge returns to the Right Arm's hideout while Thomas, Teresa, Newt, and Gally go to the WCKD tower, Frypan climbs up a crane, and Brenda goes to a parking lot to steal a bus.
Jorge and Vince arrive with a berg to pick up Frypan, Brenda, and the Immune teenagers. They fly into the city to get Thomas, Newt, Minho, and Gally.
Jorge, Frypan, Brenda, Vince, and the Immune teenagers are waiting at the berg when they hear Teresa telling Thomas that his blood can cure Newt like it did Brenda, Minho and Gally arrive, asking Brenda where the serum is. Jorge, Vince, and the Immune teenagers stay in the berg while Minho, Gally, Frypan, and Brenda run to the train station.
Minho, Gally, Frypan, and Brenda return to the berg where Jorge flies them, Vince, and the Immune teenagers to the top of the WCKD tower where Thomas and Teresa are. Thomas is unable to get on the berg due to being shot in the stomach by Janson, but Teresa manages to throw him onto the ramp of the berg, allowing Minho, Gally, Frypan, Brenda, and Vince to pull him onboard. Teresa falls to her death when the WCKD tower collapses. As Minho, Frypan, Brenda, and Vince help Gally bandage Thomas' wound, Jorge flies Thomas, Minho, Gally, Frypan, Brenda, Vince, and the Immune teenagers away from the WCKD tower.
Sometime later, Jorge, Thomas, Minho, Gally, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Vince, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune teenagers arrive at the Safe Haven. Jorge is carving something with Minho when he and him see Thomas, who has woken up, approaching them. Jorge watches on as Thomas and Minho hug. At night, at the campfire, Jorge, Thomas, Minho, Gally, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune teenagers listen to Vince give a speech.
Jorge converses with Aris. Jorge is sitting with Minho, Gally, Frypan, Aris, Brenda, Vince, Sonya, Harriet, the Right Arm, and the Immune teenagers at the campfire when Thomas approaches them and sits down with them. The next day, while Jorge is sleeping, Thomas goes to the memorial rock and carves Teresa's name on it. Thomas walks along the beach, stops walking, looks at the ocean and the ship, takes out the serum, looks at it, and looks out into the distance.
Physical Appearance and Personality
In the films, Jorge appears to be around fifty or so.
- "Do you ever get the feeling the whole world's against you?" Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
- "Three questions: Where did you come from? Where are you going? How can I profit?" Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
- "It's been a few years, but... I've been there. The Last City. That's what WCKD called it. It was their whole base of operations. If that city is still standing, that's the last place you wanna go, hermano. That's the Lion's Den." Maze Runner: The Death Cure
- "Don't look at me, hermano. Those walls are new. I guess that's WCKD's answer for everything." Maze Runner: The Death Cure