I've had the hardest time beginning this recap, and I think I know why. I'm now trying to draw my recaps out as long as possible, because that means Jericho will last longer. Somehow. I don't know. It makes sense in my head.
Okay, so Beck has definitely not cooled off in the week that has passed for us between episodes. Quite the opposite, in fact, because he has mobilized his men to go out looking for the Rangers. On a bulletin board are posted index cards of every Rangers' "last known" address. Uh-oh, Beck is really serious. He's using index cards. Eric has a different address from Jake, but presumably, that's because he lives with Mary at her place. Even though he drinks at Jake's place. I wonder who's living in Emily's house. Trish? There's a yellow sticky note on Emily's address, but I can't read it. It looks like it has Russell's name on it, though. Huh, Bill's last name is "Koehler." Ooh, and Jericho has three streets named for founding fathers, we've got Adams, Washington, and I caught a Jefferson for some guy named Richard. Oddly, Bill lives on "Flora Street," which manages to crack me up through my tears. Obsess, obsess, obsess. Delay, delay, delay.
Beck and his men bust into the Green house but find no one. Beck picks up a photo of Ma Green holding a baby. It's not drooling, so it's probably Jake. Beck's men also bang through the hospital while Mimi watches with concern from her hospital room. Mary's all indignant when Beck and Co. swarm through her bar and she insists she hasn't seen any of the Rangers since Bonnie was killed. A solider comes out to report a locked door in the kitchen. "It's a pantry," Mary insists. You can't be too careful, Mary, there might be some insurgent pickles in there, or, at the very least, some rebellious squash. Plus, I've heard that grapes like to ferment trouble.
Somewhere, the Rangers load up their weapons. Jake glances up to look worriedly at Stanley, who is sitting hunched over with his hand over his eyes. Jimmy passes through, fretting that his kids must be freaking out because he's not home. Eric reminds him that Beck is already watching their houses and getting arrested isn't going to help his family. Bill thinks they should plead their case to Beck. Goetz was a murderer and he had to be killed. Jake reminds them that Beck specified there were to be no revenge killings, so they're SOL. This makes Stanley get up and stride purposefully across the room. He's going to take responsibility for Goetz's murder. Jake tackles him against a wall, Stanley shoves him back, and there's a fair bit of yelling. Aw, guys, we're all upset about the cancellation, but there's really no need to fight! Quickly, the Rangers are at Jake's side to help hold Stanley back, while Jake informs Stanley that he's staying there with them. Period. Hawkins then bursts in, and he and Jake have a little tête-à-tête. Hee, when they do this, I sort of imagine them telling the others, "Okay, go and play quietly, the grownups need to talk now." Jake and Hawkins are the My Two Dads of the Rangers.