Tom walks next to Anne, because even though his wife hasn't been dead for all that long and they are both dirty as fuck there is an undeniable spark between them. They are like the post-apocalyptic Maddie Hayes and David Addison. Anne recognizes a particular house as one where her husband has a piece hanging -- a landscape painting. The house belongs to one of her patients and she remembers an evening when they all went out together and her son was crying. So, she had a son and a husband. Where are they now? I mean, dead probably, or Professor Tom wouldn't be putting the moves on her quite so hard. He points out that they're in Bartlett Hill, which was a Pennacook settlement 400 years ago. Smallpox wiped them out. Oh my God you guys, they should totally give the aliens some AIDS-infested blankets! Or, wait. That won't work. I know: MATTRESSES RIDDLED WITH BEDBUGS! Their whole ship will get infected and then they'll drive themselves demented with the scratching and, finally, just give up trying to occupy this God-forsaken parasite-ridden planet once and for all. No one has thought of this genius plan yet, though, and so the flirting continues. Anne is all like, "Haha, PROFESSOR," because Tom is being a dork again and he's all, "A lot of good tenure got me." Nothing charms a lady like a good self-deprecating tenure joke. Anne wonders what will be in this spot in another 400 years and Tom says, "Hopefully humans." We pan back to the giant ship that they're retreating from, and head to commercials.
When we return, members of the 2nd Mass are holding their noses as they pick for food in a grocery store. What they've found there isn't enough and soon Hal zooms up with the bad news that every food store between their current location and their ultimate destination of Acton has been picked clean. Weaver complains that there are too many people and if it were only the fighters they could stretch their food. Professor Tom is all, "Too bad, so sad." They have a couple of food options in West Newton and Watertown and Tom volunteers to lead a crew of fighters back to see what they can find. At first Weaver is all, "Haha, YOU?" but then he realizes that Tom is serious and takes him up on his offer. He says that he'll give Tom the pickup truck and six fighters. This is fewer people than Tom would like. Weaver also does not want to give Tom any fancy weapons. Basically, he is hoping that Tom will get lasered right in his kicky neck scarf (and seriously, everyone else is in camouflage while this dude is dressed like he's Hemingway on safari). Anne is concerned about the situation, but Tom just asks her to watch out for Matt. Hal and Karen volunteer to come along as scouts and Karen runs off to grab Dai and Anthony and the other black guy, whose name I think is Click. The fact that his name is unclear and that he's black guy #2 in the cast doesn't bode well for Click's chances of survival, I'm afraid. Tom tells Dai that Weaver is keeping all of the heavy artillery, but Dai has a bomb or something up his sleeve. This will likely come in handy later.