Hawkins and Jake are still creeping around the factory with guns drawn. They hear metallic clicking and peek through a partially obscured fence to see people making lots and lots of giant bullets. Hey, I'm not a munitions expert -- I know they are called something else, but to me they look like really large bullets, okay? Thankfully, before any of you can email me, Hawkins tells us, "They're making mortar rounds," as we glimpse a red label reading "explosives" on one of the really large bullets. "They're running a munitions factory," Jake supplies unnecessarily. One of the workers tells the other workers to hurry up because Constantino wants the stuff tonight. They'll be ready, another guy reports. Hawkins and Jake dart out of sight as someone wheels out of the area. Hawkins follows his progress with his gun, but the guy never sees them, so he gets to live.
"They're getting ready for war," Hawkins tells Jake. Jake looks at him, sighs, and seriously says, "Oh, man," but it's inaudible. I just love that "oh, man" is Jake's reaction to another town gearing up for battle against Jericho. Hawkins thinks they need to get back to town, but Jake decides to be an idiot for the first time in the history of the show. He tells Hawkins that they need to stop these guys and says, "Cover me." Seriously, Jake? One guy? You're ONE GUY, and you think you're going to stop a munitions factory? You must have some sort of crazy faith in Hawkins's bag of tricks, because, dude...no. Hawkins tries to hiss Jake back to him, but Jake's already gone. Perkins -- I told Hawkins he should have gagged him! -- sees Jake and chases him with his posse. Hawkins stays out of sight. That's not "covering" him, Hawkins. Jake runs. The posse chases. Jake encounters a fence and is stopped by Constantino and more posse. Jake hands over his gun and curses himself.
Jake is led, cuffed, to a jail cell. Some random bearded guy sits inside but doesn't appear to react to his new cellmate or share why he's there. I started to have wild ideas that Jake's bearded cellmate is another Abbé Faria, who will teach Jake history and manners, and when he dies, Jake will sew himself into his shroud and escape. Jake hears someone call "Jake!" and sees his brother in the cell across the way. Jake is painfully happy to see Eric. I liked my idea better.
Mayor Dad arrives home to find a sullen Mom waiting for him. "Sorry, I guess I'm late for dinner," Dad says. "Or lunch," Mom supplies. "Take your pick." Dad says that helping Mary took longer than he expected. Mom makes a sour face. "You told Eric we'd take care of her," Dad says accusingly. "What I meant is that we'd help keep her alive," Mom says acidly. "What I didn't mean was that we'd run over there and spend the entire day every time she needed someone to do a little heavy lifting." Dad says something that doesn't make it onto audio or captions. I swear, he said, "Whatever." Dad walks off. "Wait!" Mom gasps. He doesn't. "Johnston!" Mom orders. Dad comes back, taking off his jacket. "You don't think I'm the reason Eric left, do you?" Mom asks. Whoa -- where did that come from? Projecting much? Dad doesn't say anything for a moment, and then he says, "I think Eric left for a lot of reasons. But Mary may be why he comes back." And of course, this is all completely moot, because Eric's not avoiding his family -- he's in jail.