The carnies are about done packing up. In the lead truck, Rita Sue tells Samson that she'll need compensation if she can't perform in Shantyville. She points out that Samson's the one who took them to Babylon, so he owes the Cooch family. But he also told you not to do the blowoff, so, yeah, nice try, Rita Sue. Samson apologizes, but explains that there's no money left so he can't help. Rita Sue sniffles says that they'll go along to California, but not into Shantyville. Samson says, "You do what you gotta do."
Rita Sue marches over to the Cooch car and tells Stumpy and Libby that they're leaving once they get to California. She tells Libby, "Guess you're finally gettin' to Hollywood, girl." Libby appears to have wee little stick-legs in this shot, for some reason. Libby protests that she's staying with Jonesy, setting off Round 7 of the "He left you!" "No he didn't!" battle. Rita Sue asks Stumpy to explain "the facts of life" to Libby. Stumpy leans through the window of the open car door and stammers. Heh. I expect him to start talking about where babies come from, but instead he plays with the window crank and offers, "It has been more than a week now, Lib." It has? And they haven't gotten into California yet? It can't be because they did a show, because they've got no money. Huh. Rita Sue sits in the car and claims that it breaks her heart to see how Libby won't face the truth. Libby snaps, "What truth is that, Mama? The truth that you've been mad at Jonesy ever since he chucked you?" Rita Sue insists that she dumped Jonesy, and poor Stumpy tries to calm things down. Rita Sue says that Libby doesn't know what happened, but Libby snides, "We's husband and wife now. We talk about everything." Rita Sue retreats to first principles, and repeats that Jonesy has abandoned Libby for someone new. Libby snaps that she's going to go ride in the lead truck with Samson, and stomps off. With Libby gone, Stumpy makes an aborted attempt to yell at Rita Sue for being such a meanie, but she tells him to shut up and gets inside the car.
Iris is pasting what I think is the "I Command Thee, Stop" newspaper story into a scrapbook. I guess she's thinking that when she and Justin are old and have retired from the evil business, they'll look back with fond nostalgia on the days when their foster father tried to shoot Justin. The front door closes, and Iris peers around a corner to see that Sofie sitting in the living room, looking flummoxed. Iris wanders over and kindly says that being "reborn" can be overwhelming. Sofie numbly says, "A body floated up to us at the baptism." That can be overwhelming, too. Sofie says that it was Eleanor, and then gets up and grabs her apron. As she leaves, Iris says, "Sofie?"