Meanwhile, we're in Jericho's medical clinic, where Jimmy chills in a hospital bed, watching the report. Dumbo Bill is at Jimmy's side, because they will soon become the Heckle and Jeckle of this show. The report goes on to say that the "remaining elements of the federal government" are "scattered to the winds." We now learn that it's four weeks after the New Bern war. The television report goes on: "Soon, evidence began to mount that the financing and bombs used in the attacks had been supplied by elements within the Iranian and North Korean government." Dude! Lying liars who LIE! Hawkins told Jake that the bombs are Cold War Soviet-Era! This is getting creepy, fast. Bill reaches over to Jimmy's bedside table and grabs a handful of SHOUT-OUT peanuts. Hee. Very cute. Since, the report continues, the scattered federal government was "paralyzed by indecision," and since the international community wouldn't do anything either, "so began the rise of a national hero." George Newbern's face smarms across the screen on a backdrop of the new flag. "The junior senator from Wyoming, John Tomarchio, rallied the country..." Jake walks into Jimmy's room and blocks the TV. Jimmy protests, "Hey, what the hell man?!" Jake apologizes and sits next to Bill, who babbles that he doesn't understand why Jimmy's been watching the same story for a week: "What is it you think you're going to miss?" Jimmy slowly says, "I'm waiting for them to explain what happened with the flag." Bill blusters that they have explained it about four hundred times, but here it is again for the viewers (and because Jimmy's still on pain meds from the butt stitches he got when he sat on the copier). "They're putting the country back together, but not everyone is on board yet -- just the states west of the Mississippi." So, uh, what does that mean for Minnesota, which is both east and north of the Mississippi as well as west? Moving on to more tragic matters, Jake tells Bill and Jimmy that they've lost another Jerichoian. This brings Jericho's death toll to sixty-five. Bill shakes his head and says he wants to be there when Beck's punishment for New Bern comes down.
Episode Report CardKeckler: A- | 710 USERS: B-
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