The medical examiner shows up. Her name is Ellie, and she's played by Poppy Montgomery; after recapping Blonde, I'm so used to seeing her as Marilyn Monroe that I keep expecting her to stick her butt out and say, "Ooh, Daddy, show me the big bad dead body!" and then giggle and pass out. But she acts pretty normal while Sheriff Rudy tells her about the dead guy. "I'll check it out," she says. But then she wonders whether the case has anything to do with "what's been going on in town....There's just been a lot of weird stuff happening." "Well, this is Glory, Island of Weird," says Rudy. "Yeah, but it seems like weird's gone on overtime, even for Glory," she replies. "Break-ins, vandalism, pranks, indecent exposure reports?" And bad expository dialogue? Anyway, we get it: Glory is weird.
Somewhere in Glory, a high-school kid sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" while he pees in a fountain in broad daylight. I guess that's supposed to be really weird? I'm waiting to see what else will happen. Will he wind up wrapped in plastic? Does he have a log that he talks to? No? Then forget it.
Somewhere else in Glory, a school bell rings; the doors to the high school open, and out come all those really weird and bizarre young Glory citizens, with their creepy backpacks and their freakish sweaters, saying truly unsettling things to each other, like "See you later!" and so on. One of the girls recognizes Mike in the parking lot. She runs up and hugs him; she's his kid sister. "God, you've grown up," says Mike. "I'm a freak," she says, and shows him her fake nose ring. Well, a lot of fourteen-year-olds would say that, so that's kind of cute.