Sean, who has stopped shoveling food in his maw, has something to say. "Dude," he says, dropping his hand on the table next to Stanley's plate, "All they need to do is get the internet back up. After that, it's a piece of cake." Bonnie holds a hand up to her mouth, either to keep from laughing or throwing up. "Why is that?" Stanley sneers around a mouthful of food. "Well, you could do anything," Sean shrugs, like it's totally obvious, "I mean, you could run for president -- make a virtual White House. Fly a plane into that!" I think that last comment was meant to be in the tone of "just try." Mimi calmly rolls her eyes at this. Sean goes on about how virtual cities and towns leave nothing to nuke. "Yeah, but," Bonnie finally interjects, "where would we get...stuff?" Sean doesn't know what this "stuff" is that she speaks of. "Oh, I don't know," Stanley explains. "Food, clothes, blankets, fuel." Sean doesn't think that this is a problem: "After the internet is back up, you just order all that stuff." Stanley drops his fork and covers his face. I sympathize, man. That's how I felt after watching Jericho's second episode.
Mimi quickly steps in by telling Stanley how helpful Sean has been around the farm with the livestock and house and "just everything!" "It's true!" Bonnie adds. Stanley nods, maybe simmering down a bit. "Yeah, it's weird, Stanley," Sean explains, "because I'm much more of a vibe guy." "What the hell is a vibe guy?" Stanley asks, saving me my breath. Sean can't believe Stanley doesn't understand. "You know," Sean shrugs, "I mean, I've never been into, like, physical labor. I mean, I'm more the guy that people have around for my vibe." We had one of those in college. We called him "slack-ass." Sean smiles vibingly at Bonnie, who smiles shakily back. Stanley chuckles, "Yeah," and pushes his plate away.
Mimi looks nervous as Stanley roots around somewhere. Sean, not reading the vibe, goes back to eating. Holding a bag, Stanley walks back into the room and yanks Sean up by his collar. No, seriously, we're on Walton's Mountain, where if they don't manhandle you by your ear, it's by your collar. Sean is confused and scared. "My house, my rules, my vibe," Stanley explains, dragging Sean behind him. "STANLEY!" Mimi pleads. Stanley looks back at Bonnie, whose lower lip is showing every sign of being a rebellious teenager. Mimi shakes her head at Stanley. Sean is still totally confused. Stanley throws Sean's stuff on the couch and announces, "And you sleep there!" He shoves Sean down on the couch. Bonnie stands there, not sure how to take this but knowing there's really nothing to rebel against. Stanley sits back down at the table and picks up his fork. Mimi smiles at him in a way that, if she were a cartoon, she'd have a star twinkling in each eye. Stanley stares back and forces out a sarcastic "See? I'm happy!" smile, which is quite funny.