And then! Ben runs into Tom and Dai on the road and gives him the overview of the fuckery of Doom Farm, including the fact that Mike is probably dead. Dai is going to take Ben back to the Second Mass HQ, but first Tom wants to know everything. I hope they're sure to take a long time reviewing the details so Clayton has ample opportunity to shoot Lourdes!
At the house where the kids are taking refuge, Matt and Jimmy are playing Battleship. These people seriously don't think they might want to move it? I mean, I love a good board game too, but really. Rick is staring out the window in his alien-loving manner, and Jimmy asks what he's looking at. Rick just says, "I'm waiting." With Mike dead, this is the exact right time to leave Rick on the side of the road for the Skitters to find. Lourdes ruminates on how nice it feels to be eating in a dining room and playing board games, like back in olden times. Hal was always at lacrosse practice when board games were being played, but he still gets her drift. He says that someday they'll have all this again. Lourdes asks if he really thinks that they can beat the Skitters, and Hal says he thinks they're going to kick some alien ass. With his mantra of ass-kicking, it's no wonder that the ladies find Hal so irresistible.
As usual, the real problem is psycho humans. From outside the house, Clayton (likely drawn by Lourdes's hymnal hour) shouts a good morning. Everyone seems surprised, even though the first rule of bad guys not finding you is to avoid hanging out in one place for like four hours. Clayton stands outside being glib with his men, and calls Hal out. Hal appears in the doorway to say that they know about Clayton's deal, which means they need the kids alive. Clayton tries to explain to Hal what "acceptable losses" are. Lourdes is an acceptable loss! Shoot her! Hal yells at Clayton to go to hell, and then shoots at him. Genius move, Hal. A move only topped in genius by the fact that Hal has his head in a window, giving one of Clayton's men a straight shot. Clayton gives the guy permission to shoot Hal, who falls in the "acceptable loss" category and also is like the only one of the kids with a gun.