Upstairs, Farmer Fred is trying to explain his actions, "He said he'd take my farm. He threatened my wife, he --" "Go home, Fred," Jake tells him with weary anger. Farmer Fred continues to protest. "Go HOME, Fred," Jake says again with an edge more intensity, "Go home." Farmer Fred looks ashamedly around at the gathered crowd and walks away. He turns back to redeem himself, "Jake, they've got reinforcements coming. They said they're meeting a hundred Ravenwood men at the crossroads. Eight AM at Route 23 and Cherry Valley Road." Jake nods, taking this in before ordering, "Let's go." Normally, I'd say that twelve men against a hundred-plus is a death wish, but when two of those men are Jake and the Black Man? Well, I just pity Ravenwood.
It's daylight, and Ravenwood are speeding down the Kansas country roads in their evil black Humvees. Jake and his team (including Emily), crouch in the relatively exposed areas of trees and stuff. One of Jake's men moves a bit restlessly when the Goons get out of their Humvees, but Jake holds him back. A large, black covered truck zooms up to meet Goetz and his Goons. It bears the Ravenwood seal. Jake watches. Ravenwood men pile out of the truck. "Are those reinforcements?" Eric asks. "No," Jake says, "Watch this."
Mathra: "Ah, so Jake's knowledge of Ravenwood is so finely honed, he can tell just by looking that these aren't reinforcements!"
Keckler: "No, silly -- Jake's in on the Hawkins-Mimi-Trish plan!"
Mathra: "And they didn't tell Eric?"
Keckler: "Honey, we don't tell Eric anything."
Suddenly, Trish appears behind one of the Ravenwood men. Both approach Goetz. "I'm Director Jamison, Ravenwood Regional HQ," the Ravenwood man announces. Goetz nods at him. "All you guys saddle up -- we're moving out!" Jamison orders. Goetz whines that he's in the middle of an operation. Jamison looks at him, "No, you're not." YEAH YOU AREN'T! Jamison yells and gestures, "Take their rifles!" Goetz looks concerned.
As Jake and Hawkins watch the proceedings from their hiding places, both grin slightly. Aw, it's nice to see them smile for once.
After the rifles are repossessed, Jamison yells out, "Let's move!" "Where're we going?" Goetz asks. Trish steps up: "They're being redeployed." Goetz looks at her. She tips her head and says, "You're fired." Something in me really wanted her to say, "You're so fired." I don't know why. Goetz sneers that she can't fire him. Trish agrees, "Well, I can't, but he can. In fact he already did." She hands over a piece of paper. So, Ravenwood wouldn't also arrest him for embezzling? Goetz looks at the paper and bravados, "Feel better?" "I hope you rot in hell," Trish tells him sincerely. She turns to the rest of the group and yells, "Leave them here, they can walk back." Walk back where? To Jericho? Also, they all still have their side arms, which totally confuses me. So what if they lost their rifles; they're still armed. The truck and Humvees take off, leaving Goetz and his six men. Okay, so are the six men fired as well, or just Goetz? They stand around in the dust of their repossessed vehicles, looking like fools.