And suddenly it's nighttime. Hawkins finishes fussing with the generator while Bad Cop holds a flashlight. It's nice that the Greens went off to have their traditional dysfunctional family celebration and left these two to do the work. I think Gray can count on a few more votes because of this. Bad Cop asks how they can be sure the generator isn't a bomb. Well, because if they just wanted to blow you up, it would have been a lot less work just to drop a bomb on your horrible little town. Hawkins's answer is, "Gray's still alive, so let's risk it." Gray, who's manning another flashlight, laughs at that. As Hawkins pulls his coat on, he asks Bad Cop to wait ten minutes before firing it up. Bad Cop readily agrees, proving that he's still not paranoid enough.
Back to Casa Green. Jake picks up a plate that was presumably set for Eric and sniffs, "Guess we have one less dish to wash." Which seems kind of bitchy, considering that he's the one who told Eric to dump April and get it over with. Dad asks if Jake knew about Eric and Mary, and then quickly says that Jake doesn't have to answer. Jake says, "I knew a little." Right. He adds that Mary makes Eric happy, and Dad frets, "What about when she doesn't make him happy?" Jake tells Dad, "It's not your problem." Jesus. Jake, you might be borderline sociopathic, but some people aren't. So they worry about people they care about. Like their family members. Dad huffs, "My one goal when I was raising you boys was that, even when things got tough, you made the right choices, and I --" He's cut off when Mom loudly says, "Hi Emily!" She leads Emily in and sets a bowl of something on the table. Mom tells Emily that she missed the football game. Emily smirks, "I didn't want to show Jake up." Damn. If she'd just added "again," that would have been a funny line. So close! Jake smirks at Emily, and Dad watches with great trepidation. As Mom bustles into the kitchen, Dad mutters to her, "God, I hope April has a girl." Ha!
Hawkins arrives home, where his family is apparently just sitting down to eat. So he's not really late. But they've had plenty of time to practice glaring. He apologizes for being gone, and Darcy says, "That might have flown two hours ago." Hawkins says he knows, and then says, "Wait..." and hurries out of sight. He reappears a moment later holding everyone's coats, and asks them all to come with him. Mom hesitates, but Hawkins adds, "Please." Whereupon she rolls her eyes, hee, but they all get up and take their coats.