Salt mine. Posturing, arguing, yelling. Frodale defends Russell's presence by saying that they struck a deal with him and New Bern. Considering that Skylar and Frodale aren't legally tethered to one another, I really hope she gets sick of his psycho ways and cuts him out of the mining deal he's always laying claim to. Talk about salt in the wound. The salt miners -- on the other side of the locked and chained fence -- get angrily confused at this "deal" talk and want to know what's going on. Gray insists that no deal has been made. Russell takes Frodale aside and says that they'll think of something, but right now, they need to stand down. "No, we're not leaving without our salt!" Frodale whines. Skylar chimes in that Russell is right, and this is not worth people getting hurt. "She's right," Russell says, to which Frodale gives him such a look of dead-eyed evil anger, I'm surprised Russell isn't instantly reduced to a dirty-blond grease spot. Russell starts to call his men off, but Frodale yanks on him, demanding, "Hey, what are you doing?" Russell angrily tells Frodale that he's not letting people get killed over this. Some guy...in a turban? Cocks a rifle. Dude, Russell said not killed. Get your hearing checked. Annoyingly, Gray has turned around from his yelling miners and actually heard that Russell doesn't want people getting hurt, but he still steps in and says, "This is over!" and shoves Frodale in the back. Wow, I know someone who's waking up disemboweled. And then all hell breaks loose. Except that it shouldn't have, because it's just a New Bernie firing a warning shot into the air. Although, let's discuss this: firing a warning shot to get people's attention or to shut them up is only ever a good idea when no one else around you is likewise armed and slightly irritable. Skylar shrieks like the salt-crusted princess she is, and everyone hits the ground. Even the warning shooter falls into a crouch, which is odd, because he's the one who shot off the gun. And then Bill (I think), who is stupid and trigger-happy and clearly not paying attention that the warning shot was fired in the air and not at people, starts shooting at the crowd. Nice one. Then everyone is shooting, and then, as I mentioned above, hell pretty much breaks loose.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 489 USERS: B-
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