In a dark alley somewhere, the folks of Jericho get their vaccine on. Jake reports to Kenchy that he heard from one of the other trucks that they're almost done. Kenchy says that they'll be done soon as well. He swabs Jake's arm. Jake starts to protest as Kenchy stabs the needle in, explaining, "They're going to need you." Jake pats Kenchy on the arm and walks over to his brother, who is already buttoning up his shirt from his own vaccine. I know it's totally irrational, but seeing that Eric already got his vaccine sort of pissed me off. It's like, we saw Jake do the noble protest because he wanted to save the vaccine for the herd, but we didn't see Eric do that, so I just assume he selfishly elbowed his way in to get his vaccine as well. Yes, he's the acting mayor and technically is as needed as Jake. Technically. But I don't like Eric. Jake walks by his brother and punches him in the stomach. No, not like that, sadly; just all, "Hey, bro!" Jake smiles at Eric and then exhales the Weight Of The World. He needs a window. Eric heard what happened with Goetz and the warehouse: "Sounds like we got awfully lucky." Jake says it wasn't luck, because J&R doesn't make mistakes with their books: "Someone on the inside changed the disposal facility log. How that happened, I have no idea." Eric smiles and says, "I think I have an idea."
J&R. A fax comes through with the corrected amounts of disposed vaccine. Trish pulls the fax and shreds it. Cool -- they have a crosscut shredder! You can do your credit cards in those. So, Trish must have had an accomplice on the other side, but why send paperwork back confirming the correction? Why not just enter it as 3840 received an 3840 destroyed instead of three lines with 960 received, 2880 corrected, and 3840 destroyed?
Trish isn't the only one working late. Beck is sitting at his desk when Heather steals into his doorway. Beck glances up, notes who it is, knows why she's there, and looks down again. Okay, the chemistry between them is sort of insane. Heather walks all the way into the office and just stands in front of Beck, not saying anything. He finally looks up questioningly. Heather says that she got a call from the chick in Fall River, MO. An army Humvee arrived in their town with vaccines and a medical officer to help administer the medicine. Beck continues to put on a questioning face: "That's good news." Heather gently teases him: "Uh, you went outside your chain of command." Beck looks at her again. "You put yourself at risk to help those people," Heather says seriously. "Why?" "Are you...upset that they received inoculation?" Beck asks, fiddling with his pen. Heather's simply trying to understand Beck: "You're a military man. Military men follow orders." "They also have families," says Beck, toying with a bare ring finger. Heather's face freezes slightly as she looks at Beck's finger. She either feels bad that she didn't realize he had a family, or she's disappointed that he's not single. Or both. "Um, where?" Heather asks. Beck says that his wife was in Santa Fe when the attacks happened. "After that, uh...." Beck trails off, shaking his head. Heather apologizes. Beck looks down briefly before adding, "So, I have to hope that she's okay. Until then, I do my job. And I trust that, wherever she is, some army major is looking after her the way I try to look after the people under my charge." Hey! That's the second Gone With The Wind reference! At least, movie-wise. There's a scene where Melanie simps to Scarlett that she's taking care of dirty Union soldiers because she hopes that some Northern woman is doing the same for Ashley and sending him home to her. If Stanley could get J&R to trace Mimi's family out east, couldn't Beck trace his? Beck looks down again. "Thank you," Heather says softly. Not looking up, Beck sort of nods his head in acceptance of her gratitude. He can't look her in the eye. Heather leaves. Beck sits at his desk with his folded hands pressed against his mouth. Beck is the new Mayor Dad, and since he's a major, you know what that means, right? He's actually the new -- say it with me -- Major Dad! Full circle, my friends.