Town Square. Mayor Gray, Mayor Dad, and Stanley discuss terms for more turbines. Sheriff Phil explains that Jericho has one of the only salt mines for four hundred miles: "A year without salt and New Bern will be a ghost town." Mayor Gray can get behind that: "What are we talking about? A couple hundred pounds?" No: they need a lot more than that, and they also need food. Russell watches these proceedings warily. Stanley says that they have no food to spare, and that they won't see another crop of anything until spring. That's fine, because the spring crop is what Sheriff Phil is talking about. Mayor Dad doesn't say anything. He just takes this all in, but you can see the wheels whirring. He gives Russell the eye, but Russell looks down. Sheriff Phil proposes ten turbines for 10% of their crop. Mayor Gray and Stanley immediately negate that. They don't even know if their own spring crop will be enough for the town. Mayor Dad finally steps in and says he's just asking them to be reasonable. "And we're just trying to survive," Russell counters. Sheriff Phil looks over at Mayor Dad and Russell eyeing each other. "Starve next fall or freeze this winter," Sheriff Phil reminds them. "Take your pick." And, like any hard-assed negotiator, he walks away. Russell shifts his weight a bit, but when Mayor Dad looks at him, he follows Sheriff Phil.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B+ | 426 USERS: C+
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