So Ben of course wakes up from the dream we all knew this would be, but when he pulls back his blanket to get up, he's shocked to discover that his own arm and legs are missing. Yeah, yeah. Been there, recapped that. But then we get a new shot, and it's a beautifully composed image of Brother Justin, kneeling peacefully in front of an ominous desert sunrise. Ooooh, pretty. And spooky, too.
Ben "wakes up" yet again, and this time Lodz is crouched in exactly the same position as Brother Justin, blocking out the rising sun. That will be the first of many such connections between those two this week. Lodz rather nicely invites Ben to breakfast, but Ben tends to be a little grumpy before he's had his morning mochaccino, and so he flatly refuses the invite. Then again, when isn't Ben grumpy? Lodz's diurnal rhythms must be finally kicking into gear as well, because he cranks up the smarm exponentially as he warns Ben that the dreams are only going to get worse. Ben: "I'm not talking to you. So nanny-nanny boo-boo, I can't hear you!" "You will," answers Lodz. "Soon."
Lodz strikes out across the midway, and the camera pans around to find Samson, who has been watching this little exchange with no small degree of curiosity. And then the camera pans around even further, and we see Pa Pimp reclined in the passenger seat of his car, getting drunk at 6:00 in the morning and singing along to Ella Fitzgerald's "Paper Moon." Why is that song following me, I wonder? Ma Cooch comes out and busts him there, although she's actually surprisingly nice about it. In fact, she even climbs into the car with him and suggests that they drive off for a little picnic. "Already got ya some dessert packed up here under this kimono," she purrs, as she pulls his hand under there to check out the er, tuna noodle casserole she's been carrying. Pa, however, isn't exactly "rising" to the occasion. Maybe that's why they call him "Stumpy." Speaking of which, I'd like to thank the two saucy flatmates from England who emailed this week with an offer to have my babies, and tell them that I plan on checking out Orbitz as soon as I finish the recap. Pa flees from the car without saying another word, and Ma is left there alone with her tears and an unused wicker basket.
And then for some reason we cut to an extended shot of Random Roustie #00's butt, as he carries a barrel away from the camera. Then it turns into a shot of Sofie's "breasts" as she passes 00, and carries a pair of baseball gloves over to where Jonesy is working on a car. And I'm not kidding, either. Go back and check your tapes. That was a very bizarre framing choice. Sofie admonishes Jonesy to "think fast," and then drops one of the gloves on the ground beside him. Tim DeKay is actually under the car working on the transmission, by the way. And seeing as how he's never been one to let his castmates' erogenous zones upstage his own, he makes sure to jiggle a bit as he rolls out from underneath.