Doc comes out of the train, waving a telegram. "Lily, I just heard from your father! Everything is arranged." Lily bows her head, looking sad. The arrangement probably involves Lily being shipped back to England. Cullen looks around for a while until Doc prompts him to speak up. Turns out the payroll didn't come in on the latest train. Doc tries to make like this is Cullen's problem, saying, "One of the reasons I spared your neck was I thought you were a capable man!" Anyone who's ever had a job has probably had a boss like this, right? The employees end up like a buffer, or a levee to stand between the boss and the deluge of crap he's created. Sure, you end up drowning in feces, but you can rest easy in the knowledge that your carcass will be used as a bridge to dry land. Anyway, enough about my first four jobs. Cullen points out that the men are already cranky on account of not getting paid last week, either. Doc tells him to see the Swede about getting some "petty cash" and Cullen reminds him that won't be enough to pay all the men. Doc's like, "Duh!" He just wants the walking bosses paid. "But keep quiet about it - we don't want a riot on our hands." Doc gets up on his high horse (for real) and sets off to join Lily. Cull rephrases Doc's orders thusly: "So, keep the men in line till you get your money troubles sorted out." Doc takes offense at that, but Cullen just snarks about them going off to enjoy a nice "pic-a-nic" like he's Yogi Bear. He rolls his eyes as they ride off, as if he's anyone to comment on the work ethic of others.
Joseph and Reverend Cole haul a crate of Bibles through town. Man, those things arrived quickly. At one point, the Reverend has to set his end of the crate down to catch his breath. He looks embarrassed by the necessity of it. Joseph offers to find someone else to help, but the Reverend waves off his concern. Four men on horseback gallop past, whooping and hollering and brandishing guns. Joseph struggles to drag the crate out of their way. After the men have passed, the Reverend says, "We need to ride out and speak to Many Horses immediately." Joseph scoffs a bit. "My father's people won't feel threatened by four men." The Reverend calls the men the "eyes of the Union army, the tip of the spear." Just sic Lily on them -- she's pretty good at using men's weapons against them, both figuratively and literally.
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.