As Emily turns back to the bar to mull over her psychological problems, Kenchy offers a toast of his own: "To the future. Rest in peace." Heather's toast was funnier.
As Ravenwood's Humvees approach -- this time with a supply truck -- Jake feverishly finishes connecting wires. As the vehicles pull to a stop, Jake stands up and spreads his arms out to establish his messiah complex. And because he's holding a dead man's switch in his right hand. D.B. Sweeney gets out of the truck.
Down at the far end of the bridge, Good Cop asks what Jake is doing. "He's making a stand," Hawkins replies. So, when Gray was telling everyone to get as far back as they could because of the impending explosion, he just meant for them to get behind the barricade of cars. Which is on the bridge.
As D.B. Sweeney ambles over, Jake announces that the bridge is set to go boom: "Turn your trucks around or I blow it." D.B. Sweeney looks tired, and shouts, "We're on government orders to collect food and medicine for a refugee camp near the Rogue River." Jake sneeringly asks if they had orders to shoot everyone at the hospital. D.B. Sweeney admits, "It's been a crazy few weeks." He says that they'll just take what they need and move on. Jake shakes his head. I must interrupt to give props to Ed Brock, who emailed to point out that D.B. Sweeney appears to have dressed up as an old-school Klingon. He's got the yellow vest over a long-sleeved black shirt, and the goatee of evil, and dude, it's uncanny. If Jake were a little more observant, he'd have realized that they could scare these guys off with tribbles. One of the soldiers suddenly appears from under the tarp on the supply truck, and targets Jake with his laser sight. We even get a sniper's-eye view of Jake as he looks down at the red dot on his chest, and then looks up, and that's when I start laughing. Again. Jake dares them to go ahead and shoot him, and the camera focuses on the switch he's holding. D.B. Sweeney starts laughing, and I can't blame him. He says that Jake isn't going to blow up the bridge. Then he repeats his request that they all get out of the way, let Ravenwood pick up some supplies, and then he'll leave "and never come back": "Nobody has to die."
And then there's a silenced gunshot. The soldiers look around and discover that their sniper is dead. We cut to Hawkins, who seems to be up in a tree, as he reloads and takes aim at D.B. Sweeney. Dude, I think Hawkins just killed the only other black man in Kansas. That's not cool. D.B. Sweeney looks down at the red laser light on his own chest, and then signals to his men. They all rush forward from behind their trucks and take aim at...well, everyone. Oh, wait, there's way more than six soldiers. It looks like there might actually be ten of them. So yeah, they could totally overrun the town, then. D.B. Sweeney finally starts looking a bit vexed after having one of his men shot, and says, "You're gonna need a lot more snipers, pal. That's why I had all of my men move forward, so that they'd be better targets." He leaves out that last part. After giving the soundtrack a few seconds to build tension, one of the soldiers shouts that someone's coming. Team Ravenwood turns and moves back behind their cars as Eric's borrowed pick-up returns with two other cars. And guess what? It is Jonah! Ha! He, and Eric, and about a dozen other guys pile out of the cars and take aim at Team Ravenwood. D.B. Sweeney turns back toward Jake, who snickers, "What's this town worth to you?" D.B. Sweeney speechifies that, soon, things will get back to normal: "The government will put itself back together, and they'll be looking to help all of you get back on your feet. And you know who they're gonna send? Me." He doesn't add, "And I will bring you supplies, and then you'll feel pretty bad about what jerks y'all were," but I'm pretty sure that's where he was going. With that, D.B. Sweeney and his men get back into their vehicles and drive away. Jake continues standing nervously with his arms spread, like his trainer didn't give him the signal for "at ease" yet.