Anne packs up the pharmacy in preparation for her evacuation, and Tom walks into the clinic. There is mood lighting galore, which you would think would be hard to achieve with battery-powered lanterns. Anne says that she's going to miss the school, which is where she had her first good memories since the whole alien takeover. Tom is in no mood for small-talk, though, and looks troubled. He says that the Skitters pulled back, which should allow her the time to get the civilians to a safe spot. He advises her to look for someplace secluded and close to water, and then announces that he's not going with them right away. He's carried out his duties of keeping the civilians safe -- because leaving them to wander alone in the woods is a really stellar move -- but now there are men in the field who deserve the same consideration. Tom can't walk away. Anne looks as if the fact that Tom is going back into Boston for Weaver is the most erotic thing she's ever heard. She knows that she can't change Tom's mind. He says that if something happens to him, he'd like her to watch out for his kids. She says that she'll look out for them until Tom comes back, and he WILL come back. And then Tom plants one on Anne! It's the moment we've all been waiting for. How great would it be if Tom decided that Weaver could wait until after they had a quickie on a chem lab desk?
Scott and Hal pack up the car, and Scott explains that somehow the car is one big antenna. Convenient! Additionally, the Skitter frequency has also remained the same. Also convenient! As long as the generator is full of gas, Tom's good to go. Ben wants to come along, in case the frequency changes, but Tom won't have it. He also won't let Hal come. He is not a fun dad! The three Mason men hug the longest hug in existence, and then Tom takes off.
Soon enough, Tom nears the Skitter Bay Luxury Condos, which features all sorts of spaceships flying around. Tom spies the sweet GTO and stops his car. What he finds, however, is not so great. Pope is sitting by a flipped car, with Anthony in his arms. But this is no sweet love affair. Anthony is breathing but bleeding really badly. Pope claims that he is no fan of Anthony, but says that Christmas is right around the corner. Tom points out that it's actually not that close, and the two of them drag Anthony to the car. Pope says that the last time he saw Weaver, he was headed toward the structure. Since Pope didn't hear anything that sounded like a boom, he's guessing that Weaver didn't make it. All of Pope's lovely explosives gone to waste! Pope says that he can't figure out why the Skitters didn't finish them off. He then sees the radio, and Tom credits it with keeping the Skitters away for a while. Tom tells Pope to take the car and get Anthony to the school while he goes in to Skitter Bay. Pope tells him that, in the trunk of the GTO, there's a little something that will come in handy. It's the Mech metal RPG! It is indeed an impressive looking weapon. Pope wishes Tom luck as he heads into the wild skittery yonder.