New Bern jail. You know, "jail" seems like too legal a word for what they're doing. A guard patrols. After he passes, Eric whispers that after he saw the map of Jericho, he asked Heather about it. She didn't think New Bern could do that to them, but then she snuck in and saw the mortars and their plans.
Back in Jericho, the idiot mayor is ordering Russell back to "whatever rock [he] crawled out from under." He bellows for his deputy. Russell -- still calling him "Mr. Mayor" because he's respectful and shit -- entreats Gray that there's much more going on than he realizes. Gray is so greedy that he refuses to see any of it. Russell is trying to help Gray, because the New Bernies barely survived the winter, and they know their next meal is coming from Jericho. "And they also know that it's not going to be enough to feed everyone, so some of them are thinking, "Well, what can we do about that right now?'" Gray turns to his deputy and tells him to round up all the other deputies and send them out to guard the salt mine. "Gray," Russell says, dropping the title, "I've already got men up there." Damn. Gray grabs his rifle while Russell continues to plead that the deal is a good thing even if it doesn't look that way right now. "Please, you do not want the alternative," Russell states. Gray frowns slightly. Maybe something is getting through to him. But I doubt it.
Over in New Bern, Constantino addresses his torch-wielding town. "These rumors about Jericho -- about the food-hording, about how they sicced Ravenwood on us. Maybe they're not just rumors. We restored their power supply, and now that Jericho has what it needs, it has no intention of making good on its half of the deal." Well, he's not wrong.
In the cell, Jake asks why Eric didn't just leave town. Eric says that they wanted to break the machine and stop the factory. That's exactly what Jake tried to do! Oh man, if Jake is now doing Eric-level thinking, Jericho is in serious trouble. Eric says they were caught and he was brought there. "So, where is she?" Jake asks, scared, "Where is Heather?" "She's dead, Jake," Eric says sadly. NOOOOOOOOOOO! No! No! NO! Not until a body. NOT UNTIL A BODY! Besides, maybe they were lying to Eric to break him -- isn't that a twisted part of the Prisoner's Dilemma or something? Maybe she was sold into slavery, and saying she died is easier for them. Less scary or brutal. Goddammit -- this is a pretty misogynistic world Jericho's built. Let's see, they've killed five women on this show: Gracie, April, Heather, Sarah, and that trampled Branch Rogerian. And what men have they killed? Some senior citizen, the Hunter, and Victor. They weren't even major characters, and one of them was bad! It's like they are killing off all the women of Jericho except Emily, so Jake HAS to be with her to rebuild the species or something stupid. I HATE Emily. Jake rests his head sorrowfully on the wall of his cell and closes his eyes. Since when do we really trust Eric's intelligence, anyway?