Tom reports back to Crazy Weaver that there was no sign of Skitters, but wherever there's a Mech, Skitters are likely to be found. Weaver asks if there are weapons, and Tom says that they didn't go inside the armory since to try would likely attract Skitters. He's then forced to explain that there was a "breakdown in discipline," and they drew fire. Weaver asks who was at fault and Tom admits that it was Jimmy. They both acknowledge that, at 13 years old, Jimmy is a good fighter. Weaver totally has a soft spot for Jimmy and so doesn't ream anyone out for the failed mission. He tells Tom to go back to the armory tonight. This is, of course, the night when Tom was planning to rescue Ben, but Weaver points out that his mission was not accomplished. Tom tries to argue that the armory is probably empty like everything else they've tried to loot, but Crazy Weaver wants to know for sure. A soldier named Mike comes over to talk to Weaver about potential places to camp. So far, an abandoned factory looks most promising. As long as the flaming garbage cans will fit!
Weaver is going to check out the map with Mike when Dr. Anne Glass comes up behind him and notes that all of the fighters are sleeping in fancy houses, while the civilians are in tents. He says that his fighters need the best sleep they can get and that having everyone in houses would make it difficult to get out if there was an attack. Anne suggests rotating civilians in a few houses and Weaver is all, "What, are you a leader now?" It's a real feat of restraint for him not to add, "Get me my pot pie, woman!" I'm sure in his mind he's making some sort of squawking hen analogy. Anne says that she's a doctor and hears things. Crazy Weaver is basically like, "They can vote with their feet." He adds a very salty, "If they want the protection of my soldiers they can minimize the whining and be grateful for the oatmeal." Dr. Anne says that the civilians aren't just eaters, which is what the soldiers like to call them. They contribute to the fight by cooking, fixing clothing and hauling trash, among other things. Weaver pretty much tells her that in three years when the Skitters have been defeated, they can turn their attention to civilian concerns. I'd say he's coming around!