Jake takes to the hood as well as he did to seeing Constantino after the war. He roars. A lot. He also thrashes a fair amount. Thank god, the town and Heather are appropriately horrified because the scene made me giggle. What? Oh, stop being so missish! You can't really think me devoid of proper emotion, can you? I'm not horrified for the very good reason that they are taking Jake away. If it was anyone else -- aside from Awesome Hawkins, of course -- I'd probably be a bit more worried. But the fact that I know Jake will get out means I can giggle at his roaring and thrashing.
Tonight's Morse code message is, "Goddammit, CBS!"
Jake is tied to a chair in a darkish room. Beck rips the hood off of his head and throws it contemptuously to the ground. Jake squints up at a round light. Oh, dear, my Star Trek sense is tingling. He drags a chair to Jake and straddles it, finally proving my torture theory of how chairs have to be straddled, not sat in conventionally. Beck wants the truth from Jake. Jake sticks to his story that he's the one who killed Goetz. Beck reveals that he knows an awful lot of what went down that day. He knows they had a shoot-out with Ravenwood and killed some Goons in self-defense. He knows that they subdued and disarmed Goetz. Finally, he knows that Stanley killed Goetz himself. How does he know all of this? "I have a reliable source," Beck tells him. Jake reminds Beck how awful Goetz is and that he needed to be dealt with. Beck tells Jake, "You're not a judge. You don't get to make that call." Beck again asks where Stanley is. Jake shakes his head, his lips clamped, "I'm not giving him up. If that's what you're waiting for, you're going to be here a very long time." Not taking his eyes off Jake, Beck yells behind him, "Bring 'em in!" The door to Jake's room slams open and a wriggling, straining Russell is shoved in. "Your friend Russell," Beck points out, "He said the same thing, but everybody breaks." Beck, when are you going to learn that Jake isn't "everybody"? Beck informs Jake that until he breaks, "These four walls are going to be your entire world." Doesn't look too bad, because look! Someone left him a curio chest to play with! Beck stands up, "You will not sleep. Unless I let you. You will not eat. Until I feed you." Beck leans into Jake's face, "You will give me what I want." Jake turns his face way in disgust. Beck leaves, saying he'll check back in a day. Soldiers knock Jake off the chair and onto the ground and close the door. A bright light burns on over Jake's head. Okay, if Russell was the informant, how was he tortured to the point of giving up Jake and Stanley and the Rangers, but he convieeeeeniently doesn't mention Hawkins -- the one black man around for miles? I could wank it as Russell just giving Beck the barest facts, knowing that Hawkins needed to be protected because if anyone is going to save the world, it's going to be him, but I just don't have that much faith in Russell's strength or intelligence.