Hilarious opening credits not featured in the first episode! Silhouetted bodies! Quick recap of the first episode's events! Awesome windblown shot of Jaime smiling at the camera, apparently taken from a Cheryl Tiegs shoot in 1979! I actually think that last one is a nice retro touch.
We come back to find Jaime, asleep-slash-passed-out and buried inside a blanket that looks like it's perhaps made of a Lays potato-chip bag. Her phone rings. She knocks it onto the floor, finally manages to answer it, and looks very unhappy about whatever she's hearing. We cut to what is apparently Becca's principal's office, where Jaime is receiving some bad news. It seems that Becca was caught smoking pot on campus. Horrors! The principal says that while she could expel Becca, she's leaning instead toward preventing Becca from doing any school activities, including "the talent show this Friday night." Becca is very sad, because she really wants to participate in the talent show, much like most rebellious, pot-smoking hackers. Jaime keeps a stiff, disappointed appearance as she tells the principal that she's very willing to impose consequences on Becca, but she thinks that being in the talent show has been very good for Becca's attitude, and she's afraid that being yanked out of it will cause Becca to "backslide." She closes with a nice kiss-up about how, of course, it's up to the principal to decide what to do. Having her ring kissed frees up the principal to go along with Jaime's suggestion, apparently, since the next thing we see is Jaime and Becca walking outside as an impressed Becca thanks Jaime, sort of, for saving her precious talent-show involvement. Jaime scoffs that Becca's pot-smoking is "a cliché," and Becca insists that pot is barely a drug at all, since it "comes from the earth." Okay, that's the first thing in the history of this show that sounds like something an obnoxious teenager might actually say. Furthermore, she's not in a mood for a lecture, since Jaime herself is "obviously hung over." Jaime bitches at Becca for being unable to think about anyone else, and then goes into the "I've done so much for you" thing. Becca pulls out the old "maybe I'll move in with Dad again" card yet again, and Jaime's like, "Maybe you should," and blah blah she storms off and now they're mad at each other.
Cut to an office where Jonas and Ruth are watching video of some town where there are dead bodies all over the ground. Including dogs! "My God," Jonas says. "How many casualties?" Ruth reports that she's spotted fourteen, but she thinks there are more. She got this footage, she says, from "a contact," and it comes from security cameras. It's always good to know the guard at the mall. They get bored just watching people come in and out of Casual Corner. They discuss the fact that Jonas has gotten nothing from the military, and the media has been kept out of Paradise as well. Ruth thinks it seems like "a biological attack." Jonas says he wants her to cool out; they don't want to get into "a pissing match with the Army." The whole Army? No. That would be messy.