And speaking of Pope, he's overseeing the new Mech-based bullet making factory located in the chem lab like a post-apocalyptic Willie Wonka. He inspires his workers by telling them to imagine Mechs a-coming, and how satisfying it will be to blast them with their own toys. He then sees Anthony fiddling with a bomb and says, "Two arms, two legs, no brains. Welcome to the Second Massachusetts." That's actually a perfect tag line for this show. Anthony gets really offended and calls Pope a convict, but it turns out that he actually made the bomb wrong. Pope then moves along to the Veruca Salt of the Second Mass -- little Matt. Matt is polishing bullets way too thoroughly, and Pope reminds him that it's all about quantity. Pope confirms that Tom told Matt to stay away from him, and then laments the fact that he's the object of a preadolescent rebellious streak. Matt whines that his dad treats him like a little kid, but he wants to help, too. And plus, he IS staying away from Pope -- just not that far. Pope figures that Professor Mason isn't going to bring down too many consequences on the Prince of the Second Mass, and then Matt freaks out and yells that he's not a prince. More like Little Lord Fauntleroy. Would that he only had a pair of knickers. Pope asks what it's like to be the youngest member of the princely Mason brand, and Matt asks, "What's it like having hair like a girl?" I feel like I could have read a convict better than that when I was ten. Pope gives a menacing look before cracking and telling Matt that they're going to have to work on his insult skills.
Tom enters the planning room to find Weaver holding his head and looking vaguely distressed. He wants to talk to him, because in a new scene, someone always has to announce that they want to talk to somebody else. Just start talking, already! Weaver is pissed that Tom is even still there and not on his sentry mission. When he gives an order, even a nonsensical revenge-based one, he expects for it to be followed. Tom wants to speak to Weaver privately, and so Weaver motions Danner and Jimmy, who is apparently his number three, out of the room. Tom says that he knows about the pills, and wants to know how many Weaver is taking. Weaver gets dilated speed freak pupils and tells Tom that with one day left until they kick the aliens in the teeth, he does not have time for these shenanigans. Still, Tom is not happy to be shut out, and says that Weaver is holding something back. Weaver is all, "What are you going to do? Relieve me of my command?" Tom hopes that Weaver would recuse himself for the sake of the Second Mass before it came to that. Weaver gets extra speedy and says that Tom has wanted to take over ever since Porter gave him a commission. He's questioning Weaver's strategy and ignoring a direct order, which is rank insubordination. Tom is all, "I never actually signed up for the military, and plus, you're crazy," and asks Weaver to think of the lives of his fighters.