And as "Long Tall Sally" blasts over the soundtrack, Freddy and Moana have their long-awaited closure. "Talk or get the fuck out of here," Freddy says, not looking at Moana. "Brah," Moana says, "give me the keys." They exchange fist pounds. No one pounds Palaka's fist. That means they've reached an agreement. Now let us never speak of this plotline again.
And now, here's where things get weird. Please try and contain your shock about that. A long-haired kid slides up to a lady who looks like the nurse who attended to Shaun back in the hospital. John informs us via voiceover: "Dr. Smith comes back twenty years younger from Cincinnati." O...kay. "Cissy gets knocked up." Right. "She's bigger than Leona Helmsley." Mmm-hmmm. "Earth puts Dickstein on retainer." Uh...what? "Daphne keeps his head straight." Yes, yes, go back to the other thing. "Jerri meets a slew of new harelips." Eh? "My Father four-walls Barry's bar." Four? Walls? "Dr. Smith trains Dwayne and Ramon." To do what, exactly? "My Father freelances in Cass's camera." Okay, now you're just making shit up to mess with me. You shut up, John Monad. You shut up for good.
You didn't think we would leave here without one last Bill scene, did you? He's trudging up the spiral staircase of his house, very reluctantly, and into the room we've never seen him enter before. There's a hospital bed up there that looks like it hasn't been slept in for a good long while. "Saying I'd not climb those stairs again," Bill begins. "Or come back in this room. I guess now you know I'm a fibber." He's addressing this to the empty bed; he sits down next to it. A lot of pictures up on the wall, a lot of personal touches that indicate that there was a lady living up here, and Bill's next line clinches it: "Why I came up here, sweetheart...that son of the Yost boy, Butchie, who helped you with your groceries? His son went missing. Long and short of it, Shaun -- Butchie's son -- safely retuned. Happy outcome." So why is Bill so unhappy? Well, Zippy's missing for starters. "I was remiss," Bill confesses. "Trotting him places outside the house. Although, I'll say, first excursion out, I took him to the hospital. it was a...worthwhile visit." Bill is struggling for words now. "This is why I don't come up here," he says. "Where do you start and stop? Every incident. 'Oh, if she could have only seen this.' 'Wouldn't she have laughed to have seen that?'" Bill eyes the empty bed and stands up. "If I took the mouth-harp to hand to come up with, I'd have never made it up the stairs," he says. "Or I'd play to you." He turns to go, but pauses. "God love you, my Lo'," he says. "And hold you tight." And now perhaps the best moment of the night -- Zippy flies through the window and comes to rest on Bill's shoulder. An amazed Bill turns to the bed with an expression of joy on his face: "Lois," he whispers. "Lo', look at this." Wonderful scene. A perfect ending to the episode.