Pope tries to sell Clayton on his cooking abilities, but Clayton has none of it and leaves. This means that Pope is alone with the guy whose brother he killed. Just when you think Pope is in for it, he springs up! Yes, he's somehow managed to free himself of his restraints, and so has enough mobility to headbutt Tessa's dad with great force. Tessa's dad passes out, and Pope grabs his knife. He holds it over Tessa's dad's body for a moment, but doesn't stab him. Maybe you CAN teach an old dog to eschew fatal violence! Instead, Pope spits on the guy and makes a run for it, carrying a large automatic weapon. He's gotten as far as the orchard, where he stops for a moment to eat an apple. There, under the tree, he finds the two guards whom Clayton was supposed to escort back to the Second Mass. They are dead. As Pope says, "Civilization. You've gotta love it." Can you believe that Clayton killed those guys and then took a moment to go apple picking? He was probably like, "But I paid $20 for this one small bag!"
Back at Camp Second Mass, Tom is preparing to jump on a bike, despite the fact that he's not on patrol. When Weaver questions him he points out that it's been 48 hours and there's been no sign of Skitters OR the Third Mass. At the very least, the farm security escorts should be back by now. Weaver says that they were probably just delayed. By a bullet! Weaver's reasoning is not good enough for Tom, and he says he wants to take Dai and check out the farm. It should only be a couple of hours, and if everything checks out they'll come back. Weaver asks what will happen if the Skitters come while Tom's gone, or if they attack him. He points out that Tom isn't just another "civvy." The whole subtheme of military versus civilians has been underexplored on this show, probably because it's kind of dumb. Tom is going no matter what Weaver says, and finally Weaver just tells him that whatever happens, he and Dai need to come back. They take off, and we head to commercials.
When we return, Tessa's dad is conscious and tells Clayton that he's gone two miles out and there's no sign of Pope. Clayton feels that Pope isn't going to try anything, since he didn't stab Tessa's dad when he had the chance, and coming after them buys him nothing. Tessa's dad asks, "How long are we gonna keep this up?" and Clayton says that it's a lot easier for everybody if the prisoners want to stay there. I guess this means that Tessa's creepy dad is an advocate of just locking everyone up until they can be handed over to the aliens. Show some manners toward your prisoners, brah! Clayton says that this way is easier on everyone, and notes that the next exchange is tomorrow so they'll see after that. I'm still hoping that the first Second Mass exchange involves the dream team of Matt and Lourdes.