Varlyn exits the temple and strolls over to a bar across the street. He hands the bartender a bill and asks for a phone; he then places a collect call to Justin. And then there's a big explosion on the top floor of the Templar hall. Pedestrians dive to the ground and scream. Varlyn doesn't even blink, but he does daintily put one finger to his ear so that he can hear the phone more clearly. Heh. Varlyn tells Justin, "Scudder's got a boy looking for him." Justin advises Varlyn to look for the kid: "The boy may lead you to the man."
Gramma's singing "Abide With Me" as she fumbles around some gravestones. Ben watches from the background. Gravestone #1 is for Owen Scudder, who died August 1, 1889. Gramma says that Owen was Ben's uncle, and that the next gravestone is for his Uncle Gilbert. The third is for Gramma's husband, Hilton. He's got a great big gravestone. And he also died on August 1, 1889. Gramma purrs that Hilton was "a mighty powerful Grand Dragon in these parts. And an Elk." Ben thinks, "My grandfather was a couple of animals?" She says that Hilton was a pallbearer at Nathan Forrest's funeral. Ben doesn't know who that is, so she growls, "He founded he Klan, boy. Him and your granddaddy, they had great plans for this country." Ben gets bored, understandably, and then looks at the graves again and notices something: "They all died on the same day." Gramma mutters about "a terrible thing." Ben asks if there was an accident, and Gramma huffs, "People die. Best you accept it now, boy. It ain't never an accident."
"Minnie the Moocher" plays as Libby practices a fan dance. Jonesy enters, explaining that he was told the stage floorboards squeaked. He gets to work, and Libby goes back to practicing her dance. There's lots of pausing and tension and lingering looks throughout all of this. Then Rita Sue enters. She suspects that Libby is distracting Jonesy from his work, but Jonesy insists that he's almost done. Rita Sue skeptically watches Libby dance, and then Jonesy finishes up and exits. Rita Sue avoids looking at Jonesy as he walks right by her, and as soon as he's gone, she marches onstage and takes the record off, like she's Tipper Gore or something. Libby argues that she thought the song worked. Rita Sue snaps, "Take a lesson from me, girl: don't fuck where you eat." Libby snaps, "I ain't you, Momma." Rita Sue looks hurt, and exits.