Mom marches up and sourly demands to know whether it was Grampy's idea to get her son drunk. Mom, it's a wedding -- it's everybody's idea to get drunk. Grampy mouths, "No," and points at Emily, who giggles. Mom orders everyone back to the reception. Yeah, why are they paying for drinks at the bar when they can drink for free at the wedding? Unless maybe Eric wouldn't allow an open bar? I'd believe it. Mom pulls Jake aside to talk to him and advises Stanley to drink some coffee since Stanley just whined, "But I'm hammered." Mom hands over a piece of paper, explaining to her son that he's going to have to make a speech and so she wrote a few things down for him. They really don't have a high opinion of him, do they? Little do they know how many times he will save Jericho's collective asses. Oh, the Meaningful Flashbacks -- they are so sneaky! Meanwhile, I get the biggest kick out of the fact that one of the supervising producers is named "Frank Military." It's such a Joe Boxer name. I wonder if he gets grief around the writing table, "Well, not to be all Frank Military about it, but you can't have an M1 tank running firing mortar rounds of that size and make." Of course, if he really was all Frank Military about things, maybe they wouldn't make so many mistakes. Or something. I don't know. It's the last episode; I'm a bit fried.
Present Jericho. Jake and Hawkins pull Dad aside so Hawkins can tell him, "I have access to a Key Hole military satellite that I can use to track New Bern's movements in the field today." The catch is, the satellite has to remain secret. Dad mulls it over for the briefest of moments before deciding, "Sounds good," and walking away. Jake is astounded by Dad's non-reaction. "What do you want me to say? I get it -- the man has a satellite. Doesn't want anyone to know," Dad fires back, ready to move on. Jake keeps protesting -- probably because he boggled for quite a few days over the revelation. Jake, don't be so hard on your hot self, you were also having to deal with the whole "I've got a nuclear bomb in my backyard" issue. "I am about to go to war with New Bern, Kansas, the home of the nearest Costco. Today is already just about as weird as I can handle. I'm not asking any more questions," Dad announces and leaves. Why did that Costco line make me laugh so hard I pulled a throat muscle? Jake, still stunned, turns to look at Hawkins, who grins back and nods all, "There you go!" I really appreciate how Jericho Past goes to great lengths, hair-wise, to make all of them look so young, damp, and newly hatched, but give how mullety they all turn out, I definitely prefer the hairstyles of Jericho Present. Also, a clean-shaven Eric chin looks large enough to be its own IMAX Experience.