Tom goes to see Dr. Wings, who is gazing upon the captive Skitter as he drinks scotch. He tells Tom that Porter wants him to stick around a while longer and make a fuller study of their "conquerors." Tom is PO'ed about this particular terminology and also just looking for a reason to get into it with Dr. Wings. He says that they're not conquered unless they give up. As the Skitter stirs, Dr. Wings says that he has too much respect for Tom's intelligence to take that little display of human vanity seriously. And then, in a little display of asshole vanity, Dr. Wings says that there are people who actually believe that surviving the first wave of the invasion proves that they're the best of mankind. He doesn't agree, and says that those people who ran away and found the deepest holes to hide in are survivors. Oh, gurrrrl, you should not have said that!
Dr. Wings is making a point out of the fact that hiding in a hole isn't ennobling, but Tom has latched on to the subtext here. He asks, "Is that how you survived? Running away? Hiding?" And then the whole thing becomes like a lawyer show, with Professor Tom doing some serious cross-examination. He says that the morning of the attack, when Dr. Wings and Rebecca got caught outside, Dr. Wings ran and hid, abandoning her to save himself. Dr. Wings is all, "Oh, erm, gosh, well, cough." He says that he already told Tom that Rebecca wasn't with him when the attack started, but Tom isn't buying it. He says that when he found Rebecca she was still holding on to the duffle bag full of provisions that they'd collected and it was much too heavy for her to carry by herself. And that's how Tom knows that Dr. Wings was with her when the attacks started. Frankly, I think it's her own dumb-ass fault for not dropping the bag and finding a good hole.
Dr. Wings has a look on his face that shows he's stone cold busted. He then says that it wasn't premeditated, but rather a split-second decision and, upon some encouragement, he says he guesses that he thought the community needed his medical support. Before he can quite finish that sentiment, Tom decks him but good. It's very satisfying. In a stellar bit of dialogue, Dr. Wings hovers on the floor and says, "I guess you had to do that, huh?" and Tom replies, "You guessed right." Dr. Wings shows that he also has a correspondence degree in psychology as he tells Tom that he must feel pretty guilty. Tom doesn't know what he's talking about, so Dr. Wings says that it was Tom's morning to collect provisions. But Rebecca knew how exhausted he was and couldn't bring herself to wake him up. Well that's not his fault if the Skitters stopped all the alarm clocks on the planet from working! God.