Sofie's asleep in her trailer. Ben enters, kisses her cheek, and then stares at her a while to fill time.
Via binocular-cam, we watch Ben exit the trailer, run to his truck, and drive away. Up on a hill, Varlyn puts down the bionculars and chuckles, "Didn't I tell you boys that the best way to follow someone is to get ahead of them?" He turns back toward his car and then pauses to fan the air with his hat, sighing, "I got to get you two boys in a hole. You're stinking up the Dodge." In the back seat of the car are the corpses of the Daily brothers, naturally. Stroud gets in the car and shuts the door so that anyone who's still unclear about this can admire the sign on the door advertising the "Daily Brothers Amusementorium." I wish I were watching that show.
Casa de Creepy. Iris is chopping carrots while Justin reads the paper. Iris finally says, "How could you do that to me?" Justin calmly asks, "What, dear?" The conversation goes completely random as Iris says, "Penance." Justin says, "Only with sacrifice comes redemption." Are they talking to each other at all? As if to prove that we aren't supposed to understand this, Iris says something in what the captions identify as Russian. Justin snaps, "Mother is dead!" Is there anybody who still thinks this show is not all about relentlessly teasing the audience? I guess I could have tried to transcribe what Iris said, and then translate it, at least to get an idea. But you know what? I don't care. They don't want me to know, fine. Iris goes back to chopping.
Charlie salutes Samson as he drives off with the Fat Lady, the elephant, and a few carnies. The elephant is following the truck, not riding in it, just to be clear. Samson issues the dust-shaking order, and the rest of the caravan continues down the road.
As the trucks move on, we pan over to where Sofie is sitting in he shade under a tree. She watches the cars move on, wipes a tear from her cheek, and then gets up and starts to head back up the road. Aw, she's following the elephant.
Next time: Management is enigmatic, Justin insists he doesn't mean to be confrontational, and Ben enters a hotel room that just might contain Scudder.