As for the Red District, their main project for the day appears to be getting paid. "Today will be a very good day," Jared drones weirdly. "A very, very good day." Mike doles out nickels to his group. The doors of the stores are flung open, and Jared's first purchase is the most expensive item at the candy store, a slab of dark chocolate the size of his ribcage. "You're like, spending our entire salary," the girl at the cash register tells him. Jared next hits the bookstore and buys himself a tattered, period-accurate copy of Henry V without Kenneth Branagh on the cover. Wait, you're not going to tell me that these poor kids were totally cut off from civilization at the time the seventh Harry Potter book came out, are you? That's inhumane.
We catch up with the Green district, on their way to do their shopping. As they walk, Sophia again crystallizes one of the chief injustices of working life: "I'm a laborer now. This morning I got up at six, I scrubbed toilets, I did laundry, and I hauled a big barrel of water and I just got ten cents and I can't afford a game of jacks." Let alone the bicycle she's got her eye on, which is priced at three dollars. Undeterred, she goes out into the middle of the street, puts down a jar, and starts dancing for nickels. Which would be sad enough if Sophia could dance, but she can't. We also see her giving "Dancing for Dummies" lessons to little kids like Mallory. The hell of it is, it's working. Except that kids seem to be paying her not to dance any more. Whatever, the nickels still spend the same. Sure enough, Sophia ends up riding off on her new bike as everyone cheers. They seem pretty confident that she's coming back, which I'm less sure about.
That night, Mike and Anjay talk about who they're going to give the Gold Star to. They're leaning toward Sophia, but then they go get Laurel, who's still impressed with Michael. As for Taylor's input, they're just hoping she doesn't decide to leave tomorrow. Taylor obligingly gives a little interview that tells us that's very much up in the air.
More commercials, including one for a new kids' movie, one for yeast infections, a repeat of an earlier Sears spot, and several more promos for CBS shows. Hey, at least CBS didn't pull its own ads, right?
When we come back, it's presumably the morning of Day 5 and Jimmy's going jackrabbit-hunting with rocks with a couple of other younger kids, Cody (nine, Yellow, from Ohio) and Campbell (I don't know). Michael voices a hope that a successful hunt will motivate Jimmy to stay. We don't find out, but at least the other two kids encourage him to stick around and see how it turns out. "You're already going jackrabbit-hunting with ten-year-olds," Cody reminds him. It sounds so cool coming from a nine-year-old. And then a few girls come over the hill giggling, and the boys scamper off in the opposite direction like Dennis the Menace times three.