We quickly cut to Brother Justin, who's explaining that the fruits of our labors are ashes and dust.
Ben nervously reaches out for the knife.
Justin complains about programs like the WPA. "Is this our American dream?" he bellows. The crowd votes no. And then Ben marches up and stabs Justin in the heart with his cool new knife. Justin's a little surprised by this development. Ben and the knife vanish almost immediately, but Justin gasps and collapses onto the stage. Iris rushes to Justin as Dolan tries to calm the crowd. Justin tells Iris, "He means to kill me." A radio technician reassures the home audience that they're having technical difficulties.
Later, Justin's in bed as Iris serves him some chamomile tea. Iris wants to call a doctor, but Justin insists that he's fine. Iris pauses for a moment, and then asks what he meant about someone intending to kill him. Justin looks at her sadly and tries a distraction ploy, saying that she looks tired. Iris gets grumpy, so Justin says he doesn't know what he was saying. Iris huffily asks if he's gotten threats from a crazy fan or something. Justin assures her, "My only enemy is time. There's so much to do." Iris says, "I can protect you. But not if there are things that I know nothing about." She goes on to complain about Justin's private conferences with Dolan, and says, "We never had secrets between us, Alexi." Justin cooly says, "Tommy is no threat to you. He does what he's told." Iris finally snaps, "If anything happens to me, it will be on your head as well. I will not be sacrificed!" And off she flounces.