In the Tent of Magic Lamps and Irish Nostalgia, Sean and Mickey are trying to explain to the Swede why they don't have the money to pay him. Sean tells him that business has been slow. The sound system is crap, there's no outlet for the popcorn popper and the Milk Duds are actually rat turds. The Swede casually sifts through all the boys' slides. "We will pay you," Mickey says. "We just need a little more time," Sean adds. The Swede fixes them with the cold eyes of a fish, even though his tone sounds pleasant enough. That actually just makes it creepier. "I will give you a little more time," he says. Mickey, not quite skilled in the art of reading people, is quite happy to hear the news, while his brother looks like he's waiting for the other shoe to drop. On his head. The Swede keeps one of the slides as he leaves.
The Reverend and Joseph saddle up their horses. They talk about going off to find Joseph's father. Joseph warns the Reverend that he won't be happy to see him. The ritual they'll be barging in on wasn't meant to be seen by outsiders. Some distance away, a young woman with red hair walks toward them. She's dressed very primly and looks distressed at the catcalls of the townsfolk. She spies the church and the Reverend and stops in her tracks. "Father?" she calls out. The Reverend doesn't react and just keeps packing up his horse. "Father!" the young woman says a bit louder. The Reverend glances over at her without recognition. "It's Ruth!" she says. Still nothing. "Your daughter." Joseph looks surprised. The Reverend looks embarrassed. He drops his gaze and asks her what she's doing there. This was clearly not the reunion Ruth was hoping for, but she presses on, and tells him that her mother has died. The Reverend says nothing and keeps busying himself with the straps on his saddle. "I came to find you," Ruth says. He tells her to go to the mission in Council Bluffs, but she's already been there. They're the ones who sent her to Hell on Wheels. They must not have liked her very much. When she tries to explain, the Reverend cuts her off with a raised finger. "You're not staying here." Joseph is shocked at the Reverend's unwelcoming tone. When Ruth says she has nowhere else to go, Joseph says she can stay in the church. The Reverend glares at him, but agrees to let her stay until he and Joseph get back. Joseph gives her a polite, shy smile, which she returns with a gracious nod. She walks by her father, stopping for a moment at his back, waiting for him to at least look at her. He doesn't.