Back at the 2nd Mass HQ, Pope and his men are loading the sweet GTO full of food while also embracing the 50 cal. The car is directly in the center of all the flares, which can't be a good idea. Just as Pope tells his people to move it, shots are fired! Like, for real shots. It's Tom and his men! From down the road, Weaver wonders what's happening. Anne sneaks up behind him (always!) and tells him that it's Tom's doing and they have to get everyone to follow them, ostensibly away from the gunfire. Shots are fired back and forth and one of Pope's men starts firing the 50. Tom calls for a ceasefire and then answers in the affirmative when Pope asks if they're firing on him with his own guns. Tom tells Pope that the alien ships are going to target the flares and Pope and his people are in the middle of the flares. I knew that was a bad idea! This is what you get when you try to look too bad-ass. Pope asks what his options are and Tom says join or die, just like the revolution. Pope wants to wait and see how the airstrike goes. He doesn't have to wait too long, because a ship zooms toward them. Pope jumps in the GTO and hits the gas, leaving his people in the flare circle where they are eviscerated by a Skitter bomb or laser or whatever they're use to kill people these days. Pope thinks he's free and clear, until he runs into the gun of one Mr. Crazy Weaver. He officially becomes a prisoner of the resistance. How delightful that we'll get to have him around to crack wise and give insane yet swarthy glances to all who come near him!
The next thing we know, the 2nd Mass has taken over John F. Kennedy High School, which I'm assuming was the former HQ of the Riverbottom Nightmare Band. I guess Dr. Anne Glass finally got her wish for civilian lodging, if you consider a public school gym floor to be an acceptable accommodation. Tom approaches Weaver in an empty classroom and Weaver asks if they brought back Click's body. They did and he will be buried. Weaver tells Tom that the events of today were no good. Not only did they almost get Tom and his crew killed, but Hal and Anne acted recklessly. Furthermore, they almost lost their best weapon, food and the sweet GTO -- and all to a bunch of criminals with AKAs and road flares. From now on, Tom and his people need to follow the chain of command. They can start posthaste once he gets back. Back from where, you may wonder? Why from saving Ben, of course! Tom passes on the knowledge that Maggie -- who is now known as Margaret -- saw some harnessed kids by the hospital, so that's the likely starting point in his search. Weaver's giving him three days. Before he leaves, Tom gets to escort prisoner Pope to his cell. En route, Tom notes that Margaret is earning her citizenship in the 2nd Mass by becoming a fighter, and that Pope should have taken him up on his offer to do the same. Pope is perfectly happy to take a break, noting, "Being the leader of a post-apocalyptic gang of outlaws has been exhausting." Plus he totally has an audition for Rock of Ages.