At the town meeting, Mike stammers out something about the town needing some law and order, and that most of the problems stem from people going to bed too late, and the journal suggested instituting a curfew. Sophia rolls her eyes. The other kids are all, "Whaaaaa?" when they find out the curfew's 9:30. There is much shouting: the kids want to know why they weren't consulted, that sort of thing. Taylor: "Quiet! Nine-thirty is our curfew! If anyone's got a problem with it, sorry, but you're going to have to deal with it." I'm getting the distinct impression that "deal with it" is the final word of authority from Taylor's mom and dad.
Taylor finds a surprising ally in Colton, who yells for everyone to accept the curfew and to drop the subject. In an interview, Laurel says she was really surprised, and calls Colton an "interesting little kid."
Colton's rounded up a couple of buddies to go hiking with, one of whom is Zach, who calls Colton the toughest and bravest kid he's ever met. Here's a good example: Colton leading his two sidekicks in a charge on some cattle grazing nearby. Most of the cattle run off, clearly thinking, Oh, crap, it's that tough little Colton kid. One steer remains, and Colton strolls toward it, nonchalantly. He spreads his arms, palms up. "What up, bull? You think you can take me?" I see what's going on here; Zack has confused stupidity with bravery. In the end, the bull blinks first and runs away. I'm curious about the thought process of the cameraman: "Should I stop him from maybe getting gored? Or should I film it?"