Sarah explains to the group that she has a way to get Hawkins deeper inside. So, this idea of hers here might be the exact "idea" she and Hawkins were referring to in "The Day Before." Sarah suggests that Hawkins rat Daryl out to the cell leader. This will brown-nose Hawkins with the cell leader and push Hawkins to a higher position within the cell. "Then let us handle the FBI," the Old Lady says, "and do whatever is necessary to save the operation." Moments later, Sarah has a semi-whispered conversation with Valente -- during which Hawkins makes sure to eye Valente's cane because IT WILL BE IMPORTANT LATER -- where we catch her saying, "It's still going to take some time but..." "Okay," Valente rasps. "We're counting on you. You know the risks." Sarah smiles at him. They seem quite familiar with one another. Valente limps out, and Sarah rejoins Hawkins, who tells her she'd better be right about all of this. "This is the right way to go," Sarah promises, looking deep into Hawkins's eyes. Yep, they're already doing it. "Trust me," Sarah says seductively as she slips her hand over his. Is there ever a time when a handler isn't sleeping with his or her agent?
Back in the present, Jake is having a very bad day. Hawkins glares up at him and asks what he would have done: "Stayed in or pulled the plug?" "Seems like the wrong question to me," Jake mutters. Hawkins raises an eyebrow. "I'd ask myself how much I trusted my partner," Jake explains. Hawkins half-smiles with contempt for Jake's facile analysis.
Oh, God, back to Mayor McBroody. Mom stomps up to Dad's tree house and tries to get him to come home to dinner. Dad won't budge. Mom stomps off. Unless they're on Angel, broody television characters bore me. Look at all that green grass! I guess spring really has come to Jericho. Did they ever get much snow? If they want to make this realistically Midwestern, they should dump some April snow on everyone and ruin all their non-bathtubbed crops.
As she digs grime out from under her nails with the corner of the hatchet, Mimi tells Henny Penny that she never wanted to be a mother, "But, you know what, you're right -- I owe it to Stanley, so I'm just going to have to jump in with both feet whether she wants to hear from me or not." Mimi examines her nails, which now must be crusted under with old poultry blood, and sighs, "God, listen to me going on about my own problems. You must be ready to take this hatchet and do the damn job yourself." Galloping up to save Mimi (once again) from hen slaughter are the two horny teenagers. Sean gallantly slips down from his own horse and hurries around to help Bonnie down from hers. Mimi watches Sean sign something heartfelt and exuberant to Bonnie. Aw, that's sort of sweet. As Sean runs into the house to get a condom, Mimi gets up and walks over to Bonnie. "I didn't know that he knew how to sign," Mimi says wonderingly. Bonnie, her eyes wide, shakes her head all, "And your point is...?" "What'd he say to you?" Mimi demands. Bonnie just stares back at her. "Never mind," Mimi quickly amends, and then she gets her mom on by saying, "That boy is bad news. Now, I can't stop you from seeing him, but he is no longer welcome in this house. Do you understand me?" Wow, flashback to high school! Actually, we knew my mom didn't like one of our boyfriends when she referred to him as "that kid." "That boy" would have been way too nice and accepting. For what it's worth, she was always right. (Dammit!) I give Bonnie lots of credit for not laughing in Mimi's face as she sneers at her and walks into HER house.