Bill is trying to wrap his brain around what happened, while sitting in the Snug Harbor's abandoned bar. Thus far, there have been no visions nor any abusive voice recordings from David Milch. Freddy enters. "SeaWorld," he says. "That's where he was," says Bill, very sularmitated. Freddy confirms that Shaun was with Tina at SeaWorld. "Did you kill him?" Bill asks softly. Freddy did not -- Palaka managed to get his carefully worded message to Freddy in time. "Shape shifters," snorts Freddy distrustfully. "I've seen on many occasion." Bill counters that nobody knows exactly what John is. "No," Freddy agrees. "But whatever the fuck he is, he's gotta come through both of us." This sounds like the start of a
Later that same day, Dickstein has returned to the café to recount the recent turn of events -- particularly the bit involving the corrupt hospital lawyer -- to Daphne the Castrating Fiancée Who Hectors. Dickstein is appalled by the other lawyer's proposed collusion; Daphne is appalled by Dickstein. While that's happening, Kai has stomped into the café, spewing particularly venomous curses in the general direction of the Yosts. "I'm out of here. I don't take this abuse from anybody," she says. Jerri wants to know what the trouble is; the trouble, Kai says, is Cissy and her ball-busting ways. "Thinks I got to eat her shit on the telephone," Kai seethes. What happened, you see, is that Kai cut her foot while surfing this morning and was off seeing the doctor -- the back-alley, probably-had-his-license-revoked-in-'95 doctor she has to see on the QT because the Yost Surf Shop doesn't offer its employees a health plan. So that's why she wasn't in the shop to get the message that Shaun didn't actually leave. "I try to keep tabs on him, and Butchie, too, and she knows that," Kai continues. "So fuck her, fuck them, I'm gone, I'm out of here." And she is, at least for the rest of this scene. Anyhow, back to the Dickstein-Daphne business, although not really since it's hideously dull. To sum up: Dickstein wants no part of this corrupt bargain; Daphne seems to be more disappointed by this ethical stand than you'd want your fiancée to be.