John walks across the canal toward Johnny, sitting on Betty's hood. "Nice truck." He touches her, again, and whispers hello: "Betty." Johnny asks who he is; John vaults into the bed of the truck. "My name's John. John Clarence." Angel. "You know, you should go to the overhang more often. Kim likes it there." He puts his palms on the roof and bounces, experimentally. "What the hell are you doing?" He keeps jumping: "Just checkin' your suspension, bra." He looks the kid in the eye. "Need you to do me a favor. You have to talk to your father, I want him not to go up on the shuttle." Johnny tells him to shove off and gets in the truck. John leans in before he can slam the door, grabs the keys, and backs away. Johnny attacks him, and John easily grabs Johnny, holding him against the truck. "Okay, we don't hit. We may shoot people sometimes, but we don't hit." Johnny comes close to calling John a rude word for boys who kiss boys, and then shoves him away. "No, I am not. You got problems. You're gonna outgrow most of 'em. And I know why you're upset." Johnny disagrees, but he proves it: "You think he treats her badly."
How does he know that? "The same way I know you helped DK cheat on his SATs. You want to go to college, boy? Convince your dad not to fly on the Challenger." He tosses the truck keys to Johnny, who gets in and then leans out the window. "You're a spook, right? Come to test the family? 'Cause if you guys knew anything, you'd know I can't convince my Dad to do squat." John tells him he's wrong. "You're wrong. He never listens." He speeds off, and John admits Johnny has a point. There comes a point in the journey where you have to go back to the beginning; if you're going to explain where you are and where you're going, you have to be strong enough to look at where you came from. It's easily the worst part, every time.
A little girl's face. The letter H. A child giggles. Brian Henson discovers lateral marketing. Kermit sings: "H, I, J, K, LMNOP." Aeryn tells D'Argo to study with her: "LMNOP." Just a few words, she says. "Just in case." D'Argo tells her Chiana's already been telling him things: "'Yes.' 'No.' 'Bite me.' That's all I need to know." Heh. Aeryn continues to practice: "R, S... S! This girl is slow!" Aeryn is so terrific. She frowns and almost growls at the little girl. Chiana enters, wearing an orange and white striped peasant dress with a low-cut neck. The thing also has ruffles on the cuffs and neck. She's wearing gloves that match. She looks...awesome.