Pa and Libby aren't the only ones packing, it seems, because Sofie is also loading up a suitcase while Mommatose watches from her bed.
Mommatose: Aw, come on! Don't go! I promise I'll be nicer. I mean, we've had some good times, right? Remember when we stayed up all night and played Uno with the tarot cards? That was fun, wasn't it? And that time I coughed up the lung pudding, and we just laughed and laughed and laughed
Sofie: It's my chance.
Mommatose: But but you can't leave me! Whatever shall I do? However shall I piss?
Sofie: Goodbye, Mother.
Cut to the car, with Pa and Libby in the front seat, and Sofie in the back. Everyone is all excited and bouncy (though not Jonesy-bouncy, much to my dismay), and even Pa gets into the spirit things by shouting, "California, here we come!" But then he looks in the rearview mirror, and spots Ma watching them from a distance. If you look closely, you can actually see the resolve draining out through the pussy-whipping scars on his back. Libby begs him to start driving, but Pa just shuts off the car, and softly says that maybe they should try again the next day. Libby, incidentally, is wearing a raspberry beret. Someday I'm totally going to write a scholarly paper on the meaning of all the Prince references in this show. For now, however, I'll just mock the girl's fashion sense, because she looks like a French hooker. Then again, her family name is "Dreifuss-Cooch," so she may actually really be a French hooker. Pa climbs out of the car looking totally broken, and Libby brats that he's breaking his promise to take her away from the carnival. But when Sofie climbs into the front seat and offers to drive, Libby ends up refusing to leave without her daddy. In the end, Sofie is left alone in the car, realizing that she's the only one who was actually serious about going.
Ben and Gabriel, meanwhile, have finally made their way back to camp. If you need any further proof that these two are the dumbest men in all of Texas, look no further than the fact that they waited until they were back in Carnieland to put Gabe's arm back into the sling. Although I guess that's really a better example of contrivance than Ben's stupidity, because if they didn't bungle the cover-up like that, there would be no way for Lila to have known that Ben was healing people all by himself. As it is, she manages to walk by just in time to see them giggling like they've just gotten away with something.