Meanwhile, the Mason brothers are hanging out. Or, rather, Matt and Ben are hanging out while Hal tries to sleep. Matt is in awe of the fact that Ben just did 102 pushups like it wasn't even a thing. He points out that some of the other formerly harnessed kids said their spiky back nubs went away. Ben's haven't, though, and he says that maybe it's because the others weren't there as long as he and Rick were. Rick must have been there the very longest, on account of how he's jonesing to get back to the Skitter sleep nest with his zombie pals. Matt wonders if the spikes still hurt. Ben, who I think is secretly Canadian, says that they did at first, but now he doesn't really notice them unless he leans the wrong way or bends into something. Matt wants to touch one, and when he does Ben goes into spasms of pain. But it's all a joke, because underneath it all Ben is a dick like everyone else in that family. If Matt's innocent mop top inquisitiveness is making you doubt that he's the biggest dick of all, just remember the skateboard.
Matt asks Ben what it was like living with the Skitters. I imagine like an episode of The Partridge Family, but they're a band of scrap metal collectors instead of a musical act, and the part of Reuben Kincaid is played by a Mech. Skitters CAN feel your heartbeat, when you didn't even say a word. And I must digress for a moment to note that holy balls, did I love The Patridge Family. Because my name is Tracie, I used to imagine that I was in fact Tracy Partridge, who in retrospect was the original harnessed zombie kid. Bang that tambourine with blank-eyed precision until the scrap metal falls off of it, little one! And now I have discovered that all four seasons of The Partridge Family are available on Netflix. If that shit were available for streaming, rest assured that this recap would end here.