Lourdes refills some supplies in the medical room, and tries to give Anne some comfort. But you know what's most comforting of all? Having the ability to put a bullet in a bastard. Anne takes Maggie up on her offer of a tutorial on the shooting range. And not to get all Maxim on you guys, but these two really would make a hot couple. Anne starts off with some trepidation, and Maggie tells her that nobody said it was easy -- at least not the first time. She then instructs Anne to imagine that someone or something is coming at her, and that someone she loves is about to be...and she doesn't even get to finish that sentence, because Anne shoots and scores the respect of Maggie. Anne is impressed with herself and rather exhilarated, even if her aim isn't so great. Maggie tells her that in a couple of months it will be as comfortable as a credit card. She whips out her own weapon and hits their target tree with no further ado. She adds, "Don't leave home without it," and the two ladies crack up even though this is not at all funny. But if that's their version of foreplay, I'll take it.
Back inside the school, Clayton has decided to talk to the civilians himself in a darkened gymnasium. Never have bleachers seemed more menacing! That one pain in the ass guy says that Clayton has everyone thinking that their kids are the enemy, and Clayton is all, "No that's what YOU have them thinking, pigfucker." Clayton is trying to get them to think of the safety of their own kids. OR IS HE? Things get a little heated and Tom enters. The pain in the ass guy addresses the crowd, acknowledging that a lot of them have lost their kids, and adding that his heart breaks for them. But he wants them to imagine that they still have their kids, and asks if they would let anyone take them away. Tom goes to his standard line, which is that nothing has been decided yet. He says that everyone wants the same thing -- for the kids to be safe. The pain in the ass guy points out that safety is a thing of the past, since anyone could die at any time. If that day comes, he wants to be by his daughter's side. Tom points out that this is about survival, and then the pain in the ass guy looks like he's about to draw a gun. Tom tells him not to forget who the enemy is. He adds that everyone has had to make hard choices to get this far, and will make more. But if they fall apart and start turning on each other, then they've already lost. The increasingly mellow pain in the ass asks who decides what will happen if the Skitters attack. Tom says that he will. I'm sure Weaver will love to hear that. It also means that everybody will get to blame Tom when things go horribly awry.