A bold of lightning hits the Spooky Tree up on the ridge, setting it on fire.
Justin's arms fall to the ground. Ben sorta slides down and collapses on top of Justin, so that there will be tremendous suspense over whether or not he's dead, too. At least, for those people in the audience who have never watched television before. The camera floats up above the corn to show us the Spooky Tree, engulfed in flames.
Varlyn pulls up at Shack de Creepy and gets out of the car. He makes sure his gun is loaded, and walks up to the shack singing, "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain." I have to admit, I did not expect a Grosse Pointe Blank reference at this point. At the door, Varlyn pulls out his keys and fumblingly drops them. He bends over to pick them up, and Jonesy hops out from the side of the shack and conks Varlyn on the...arm? I swear to you, he hits Varlyn on the shoulder. And apparently that's Varlyn's weak spot, because he falls to the ground with a thud and doesn't move again. Aw, I hope he's not dead. It would be embarrassing to get killed by someone hitting you on the arm. So Jonesy grabs the keys and unlocks the door of the shack. Jonesy leaves the keys in the door as he hurries over to Sofie, who lies in the middle of the floor. He asks if she's okay, and starts to untie her. Sofie doesn't respond, but she does start to move a little. Jonesy cuts the ropes off her wrists and helps her to get up. As they step outside, Jonesy tells Sofie, "Watch your step," and helps her avoid tripping over Varlyn. Then he grumbles, "Aw, shit, keys." He hurries back inside the doorway and comes out again holding the keys. Then he stops and says, "Sofie?" I thought that she'd just be gone, actually. But no, she's there, with black eyes, pointing Varlyn's gun at Jonesy. Jonesy says, "Don't." Bang. Jonesy's thrown back against the wall of the shack, gurgles, and collapses onto his face. Ow. Sofie drops the gun, and then goes over to take the keys from Jonesy's body. Fade out.
The next morning, the carnies search the cornfield. They find Ben and Justin, and gather around as Samson hurries over. Samson pulls out his flask and holds it under Ben's face. It fogs up, and Samson declares, "He's alive!" The carnies move forward and pick Ben up. Ben is carried away with his arms flopped out and the big blue bloodstain on his side, and as I said about a different show a couple of months ago, sometimes I enjoy it when a writer throws subtlety aside and slams his point into my skull with a sledgehammer. And once again, this is not one of those times.