In a basement, Gray and Dad strategize. They have four minutes left. Stanley calls in and whispers that they are a hundred yards away from two mortar cannons on the back of a flatbed truck. Stanley reports that there are ten men guarding the truck. Gray asks Stanley if they can get to the guards. Stanley thinks so: "There's a path leading to the clearing." Dad interrupts with, "Tell him he's gotta send scouts out on both flanks." Gray disagrees and says they don't have time to reposition. "They have to know what they're going into," Dad insists. Gray raises his voice that he's not going to give Connie a chance to drop more bombs on them. Dad, who raises his voice to match Gray's, says that Stanley and his crew aren't soldiers. Gray interrupts him, shouting that Dad can stay or go, but the procedure is his call. Eric leaps forward and shrieks into the radio, "Stanley, get out of there! Don't do it!" Eric is wrestled back, and a couple of Gray's deputies pull out guns. Gray tells Stanley to take them out. The Glockenspiel Of Stupid Decisions Made By Elected Officials chimes out. "Got it," Stanley says and crackles off. Eric shakes his head, and Dad smolders quietly.
Back at the House Of Hawkins, Darcy wonders why Hawkins decided that now was the time to get rid of all secrets. Hawkins admits that he always thought he could keep his family safe, but after what happened today, he's no longer sure of that. Ever the pessimist, Darcy opines that nothing is safe any more. Stepping closer to Darcy, Hawkins breathes that in the middle of all the madness, the only thing that really matters to him is his family. "It took me awhile to realize that, and I'm sorry -- I'm...so sorry," Hawkins murmurs, dropping his gaze. Darcy's eyes well up and she whispers, "I missed you." Hawkins raises his head, and Darcy repeats, louder and more determined, "I missed you!" They kiss. Allison peers in at them through a crack in the door and smiles softly and almost involuntarily.
Gray's basement. The Greens and Gray stand around, waiting for word from Stanley. Jimmy chews on his fingers, and Bill finally breaks the silence to ask how they're going to know if it worked. Well, Bill, I'm guessing that if you all get bombed again, it's safe to assume it didn't work. Do you see how I figured that out? Try a little deductive reasoning. Gray doesn't say that, however; he just shakes his head wordlessly. More silence. Finally, Gray bursts out with an agitated "Come on!" Dad says nothing. He just keeps staring down Gray, who won't lift his eyes to look at anyone. Bombs explode above. Gray grabs the radio and yells for Stanley but gets nothing back. "Stanley!" he wails. Jake defeatedly leans against a wall and mutters to himself. If we could get Gray to draw it out a bit more, we could have a reverse A Streetcar Named Desire thing here. STAAAANLEEEEEEEY!