Ben returns to Management's trailer, where Stumpy is staring at Management's body, now covered with a blue-blood-stained sheet. Ben says that Scudder got away. Samson sighs, "He finally did it." Ben explains that Scudder didn't kill Management; Ben did. Someone presses the "commence exposition" button on Ben's back, and off he goes. Ben reminds Samson that Management treated everyone like they were game pieces: "He had to die, and he had to make sure I was the one who killed him." Ben claims that Management never wanted to find Scudder -- he just wanted to keep tabs on him, and on Ben. He says that the whole thing with Lodz and Ruthie was a test to make sure Ben would do what was necessary. I wonder if Samson's thinking, "Kid, I don't care why you did it, but just stop leaving dead bodies in my bedroom. Is that so much to ask?" Ben says, "He knew I couldn't kill him, except to save my father." Er. I don't believe that. Ben didn't particularly like Management, from what we saw; I think that if Management had attacked Ruthie, or Sofie, or just about anyone the way he went after Scudder, Ben would have reacted the same way. Why was Management depending on Ben's loyalty to the deadbeat dad he just met? Maybe Management did view everything as a chess game, and he's just not very good at chess.
Cooch tent. Rita Sue rubs lotion on her legs as she explains to Bud, "You can beat a stone, you can bust its legs -- hell, you can even run it over with your automobile, but you can't get blood out of it." She's got a way with a metaphor. Bud sits in a chair facing her and asks what she suggests. Rita Sue strolls over and takes a puff off of Bud's cigarette as she coos that they can work something out. She starts rubbing his shoulders as she offers him 10\% of the gate until they've repaid him. Bud asks about the "vig." Rita Sue purrs, "There's more than one kind of interest," as she kneels in front of him. Bud matter-of-factly explains, "The interest you're looking for down there got shot off in a barley field outside of Avignon." Owie. Rita Sue makes an excellent "D'oh!" face, as Bud tells her that he'll take $100 at the end of each week until they've repaid the debt, with interest. So he's gonna come out and find them every week? I hope his travel expenses are tax-deductible. As he puts his hat on, Bud adds, "Miss a payment, we'll see if I can't make a stone bleed." Exit Bud.