Back in the office, Scott attaches one end of the jumper cables to the transistor, and Ben starts to run the other end out to the flagpole. Tom is like, "WHAT are you doing outside?" and then takes over, clamping the cables to the flagpole as instructed. And...those are some long-ass jumper cables. Ben winces in pain from the frequency in his head. While all this is happening, Maggie starts firing at the Mechs, and the others join in. And then, just as everyone runs out of ammo, things get quiet. Maggie tells Jimmy, who's hunkered down, to get up and see something beautiful. And the Mechs are going away! Jimmy says, "The Mechs! They're running away from us?" Tom yells, "That's right! And this is just the start! We beat 'em once, we can beat 'em again!" This bunch of tools cheers like if it weren't for an old man and his radio and his half-Skitter companion and a magical 60-foot long jumper cable they wouldn't have been completely eviscerated. I mean, I don't know much about alien robots or radio frequencies, but I find this situation to be highly improbable. And yet, compared to what happens a little later on, it's like the apex of realism. I'm sorry I'm being such a bitch about this show right now. But come on!
It's dark, and the 2nd Mass folks are still in a celebratory mood. Maggie thinks that the Skitters will be back, but tells Jimmy that he did a good job in the fight. Tom tells Maggie that Ben's hurting a little from all the frequencies in his head, but hanging in there. He commends her work in the battle and she says, "Oh, we should try it again sometime." Sarcasm even in the face of doom! And then Hal and Dai return to tell Tom that the 4th and 5th never showed up, and that Weaver is going to try to complete the mission any way he can. Tom says that doing it by themselves is suicide, which Weaver must know. Hal thinks that's why they sent him back, and adds that the others couldn't live with themselves if they didn't at least try the attack. Tom finds it curious that Hal rode in from Boston and didn't find any trouble, and sees that as evidence that Scott's jamming idea worked. The aliens could be withdrawing their forces and figuring out what hit them. Tom sees this as an opportunity, and says that he wants the generator and the transmitter loaded onto a vehicle stat.