Ben, meanwhile, is leading Gabriel out into a field somewhere. I'm giving double-bonus points for the composition on this shot, by the way, because they've got just the very top of the Ferris wheel visible over the edge of a ridge. That's probably CGI, but it's still nicely done. Gabe's got his arm in a sling, and despite the fact that Ben is the one who put it there, he still seems perfectly willing to follow the guy out into the middle of nowhere. I guess we've finally found someone dumber than Ben. The two boys wade out into the middle of small pond that's formed in the depression between two hills, and Gabe at long last manages to register some confusion about what the hell might be going on here. Ben makes him promise to not to tell anyone, and then bends him over and orders him to squeal like a pig. Or maybe he just holds Gabe's wrist and heals it. This really confuses Gabe, who is shocked that he's able to move his wrist without any pain. And then the other shoe drops, and hundreds of dead fish begin floating up to the surface. Wow. It looks like just like the fish tank I had in college. I'll leave you all to wonder how that many fish got into a totally land-locked pond that's no more than twenty feet across and three feet deep, because I've totally stopped caring about things like that.
Back at the ranch, Ma Cooch is smoking a cigarette and sitting on the edge of the carousel. Flick ahh. Samson walks over and tentatively mentions that he just saw Pa and Libby packing up the car. Ma remains defiant, and continues to insist that he'll never leave. "I know him," she declares, as she flicks some ashes into the dust. Samson comes a little closer, and sadly confesses that he blames himself for Dora Mae's death. He should have stood up to Management, and refused to go to Babylon. Ma also feels guilty, because she's the one who overruled him and decided to do the blow-off. The pity party continues for a few moments more, and then Ma says, "The thing that tears me up, is knowing that bastard who killed her is still out there walking around." "No, he isn't," replies Samson, with shake of his head. "You can only know a man so much," he adds, without further adding that technically both Stangler and Dora Mae really are still out there walking around. Well, maybe not "walking" so much.