Tonight's Morse code message is, "We finally ran out of candles."
After the nuclear blast clears the title card, we focus on a television report telling us that it's now six months after the blast -- or, as the reporter would have it: six months "since the day that changed the course of human history." Okay, they're getting a little ahead of themselves, even when considering how scary the new Prez is. Changing the course of human history? U.S. history, yes; humankind? Not so much. In the U.S., 15 million are dead or dying, and over 40 million are homeless. The report shows images of destruction, a cell-phone movie of a bomb going off in a city, and other skirmishes being broken up. The crawl at the bottom reads, "HHS confirms; Hudson River Virus still contained East of Mississippi...EU Chief Close to Pact With--" and then it disappears. They're tuned into the NTSN channel. Hm, the National Tomarchio Supreme Network? (I'll bet Oprah's behind it.)