Tonight's Morse code message is, "We put the 'E.R'. in 'Jericho.'"
Hawkins's House. Hawkins finally has the grace to let Jimmy inside. I love that Jimmy politely takes off his hat as he walks inside and looks around. "It's colder than a witch's patootie!" Jimmy goofs. "Patootie"? Jimmy's so endearingly Petticoat Junction that he's about one Dan Rather away from calling the attack a humdinger of a nuclear hootenanny. When questioning Hawkins, I dearly want Jimmy to tell him to cut the malarkey because he suspects Hawkins has been up to some tomfoolery. Hawkins lights one of his stockpiled candles. Jimmy notes this and comments that he saw Hawkins using electric lights as he came up the walk. Hawkins slowly looks up at him. Jimmy keeps flicking his flashlight around the house like a kid jacked up on SweetTarts. Hawkins finally says, "I got a geni in the basement, but uh --" I swear to you I thought he said, "I got Jenny in the basement," and I was all, "ANOTHER body?!" But then I realized that Hawkins would never admit that to Jimmy, and decided that Jenny could be a hamster powering Hawkins's house from her little wheel. ANYway, enough of free-association of the insane. Hawkins has a generator in the basement, but he just used the last of his gas. "What were yeh doin'?" Jimmy asks. Hawkins was putting some stuff in storage and was just cleaning up. "Using the last of your fuel on housework, huh?" Jimmy grins happily. He bobs his knees into a happy squat and guffaws, "Darcy's trained you WELL! Heh-heh-heh!" I don't know if I can really do justice to Jimmy's tone here, but if you watched the second season of Top Chef, he's Mike/Flounder. He probably even says "aiggs."
Hawkins prods Jimmy with the fact that he was just about to turn in, so he really needs to get to his point. Jimmy gets all serious again and says, "Well, like I said, Mayor Gray's got me keeping tabs on the refugees; you know, crime's up." When I first watched this, I assumed that, because crime was up, Mayor Gray was worried about the refugees, but now I think Mayor Gray is worried that crime is up because of the refugees. Hawkins suddenly glimpses one of his bloody rags in full view behind Jimmy. The music tenses up. Jimmy asks to speak to Sarah. Hawkins stands there a moment. "You know, um...Sarah left," says Hawkins, wrinkling his brow, "Yesterday. Something about, ah, family in New Orleans." Hawkins certainly didn't learn anything from the FBI about not acting like your daughter just shot your ex-girlfriend who was also your rogue ex-partner and may have helped bomb the entire country. He's so shifty! Of course Jimmy doesn't see it. "Wow, in this weather?" Jimmy exclaims, "Okay." He apologizes for bothering Hawkins, looks around again, and starts to head out. But then he PAUSES! Now I'm starting to wonder if Jimmy is quietly brilliant. Like he's doing that bumbling Columbo act to hide how really smart and cagey he is. He'll get done questioning Hawkins, walk to the door, and go, "Oh, by the way..." and in that "by the way" is Hawkins's doom! Jimmy comments that Hawkins sure has a nasty old cut on his brow. Dabbing at it with his finger, Hawkins stumbles, "Aw, yeah, it was, uh -- it was a tree branch when I was cutting wood." Could you be more guilty? "Owwwwch!" Jimmy says sympathetically. "It must've been a real bleeder!" "It's not too deep," Hawkins assures him. They stand there. "Well, you be careful," Jimmy cautions him. "It's dangerous out there." Jimmy does sort of a weird squat-cum-karate chop to illustrate just how dangerous it is. Out there. Jimmy apologizes again for bothering Hawkins, and leaves.