So, the leader of this outlaw band of renegades is John Pope and Billy is his brother. Someone sticks a needle in Billy's neck, I guess with pain medicine, and we learn that he's bleeding a whole bunch. Pope surmises that the bullet probably nicked an artery and instructs one of his minions to use his belt as a tourniquet. He asks if anyone from Tom's crew happens to be a board certified micro-surgeon. That would be no. Pope is super-swarthy and kind of hot by virtue of his hair, which is scraggly yet appealing. As we will come to find out, he's also a total idiot. But at the moment, he's the idiot in charge. He learns that his guests are from Cambridge and that things are worse there than they are in Acton. He asks if Tom and crew are family and if they're part of some resistance. Tom, who is the idiot not in charge, denies both counts and says they're just a group of people trying to survive. Pope gets extra menacing and wonders where a group of people trying to survive got so much weaponry. Tom says, "National Guard," which is fooling no one.
Pope is not happy with this clearly false answer and so he calls Tom "Papa Smurf," Karen a sexy freedom fighter girl, Hal a strapping young man, Anthony a black gang banger, and Dai an oriental of some sort. Right now this has become like a documentary about the Boston suburbs, minus the conspicuous lack of accent. Anthony and Dai are not amused, but a great portion of Pope's gang are. They agree with Pope that they should take Hal and Karen, but would rather not take Anthony because, you know, he's black. They consider taking Dai because Asians are good at fixing things, but won't let him drive. This is, for real, the dialogue that is happening in this scene. Pope wields a giant sword. I'm sure those were just lying all over the place after the aliens came, along with the throne he sits on. Pope figures that Tom, a.k.a. Papa Smurf, is the group's leader and puts a gun to his head. Hal pipes up that they can get the Riverbottom Nightmare Band more guns, thus blowing their "bunch of strangers thrown together by fate" story. Hal admits that they're with the 2nd Mass, which is part of the resistance, and Pope knows that the name is a Revolutionary War reference. The education system in Massachusetts really is a national example of success if even outlaw degenerates have a grasp of historical basics. Pope asks if their weaponry includes a fife and drums or tri-cornered hats. Hal, who hasn't yet learned to understand the concept of sarcasm, says that they have guns.