In the Town Hall basement, Gray broods. Bill catches sight of Eric and yaps, "Jimmy! Why'd you bring Eric in here?" Jimmy holds up his hand and gets him to back off. Eric and Stanley try to make Gray see reason, but Gray is too far in the miserable depths of guilt and self-pity to see anything but a white flag. Stanley gets his flunkies to escort Eric and Stanley out, but they fight back. Stanley bellows, "I almost gave my life for this town, Gray! You BETTER listen to me!" Then there's lots of screaming and pushing and something about Gray screaming with his eyes closed makes me giggle. Eric keeps yelling that it wasn't Gray's fault that the men died (except it was), and then everyone has their guns out and they're yelling and it's clear that the writers have watched Reservoir Dogs one too many times. Eric finally gets Gray to perk up when he screams that they have men out there. Gray orders everyone to put their guns down, and Eric explains that Jake, Hawkins, and Dad are in position to take out the mortars. He conveniently leaves out Jonah's involvement. Gray still isn't convinced. Recalling what happened that morning, Gray insists that they can't fight and says he's promised Connie that they won't retaliate. They just need time to put the deal together. After saying that they have maps of New Bern's movements and supply lines along with trucks, fuels, and guns, Eric is forced to tell Gray that Jonah and his thirty men are fighting with them. Gray thinks for a minute then says, hysterically, "Well, they could get us ALL killed!" Connie statics back in, asking for Gray. "Don't go near that radio, Gray," Eric warns. I was hoping Jimmy would just shoot the walkie-talkie at some point and announce proudly, "I'm picking a side!"
Dad sits in the passenger seat of the boosted supply truck with his gun aimed, waist-level at the driver. The driver nervously tells Dad that two years ago they competed in the same bass fishing contest. Dad finished fourth and this guy finished second. So, if Dad shoots him, he could be third? Shaken, Dad mulls it all over. They should have had Hawkins in the passenger seat. He wouldn't be swayed by dead fish tales. Because he's Hawkins. Jake, Hawkins, and some red shirts get in the back of the truck, and Dad orders the driver, "Let's go."