Jonathan puts a stop to it all, obviousing that there a lot of strong opinions and unhappy people. Which raises the question, does anybody want to go home? Randi raises her hand. Just then, there's a roll of thunder, and it starts raining. And considering how much daylight is visible through the slats of this old barn, the kids notice immediately. Someone says it's a sign, and Kelsey yells at Randi that it means God doesn't want her to go. God's like, "Do you mind not drowning out My thunder, Kelsey? Me!" Jonathan asks her why she wants to leave, and she says she misses her family and her animals and feels like she's lost it all. "We're so close!" Zach exhorts her. Randi says she can't do it any more. There's lots of hugging and crying, and Randi's gone. Too bad Randi wasn't up for a Gold Star, and thus eligible for a one-on-one pitch from her Council leader. Taylor might well be thinking the same thing. "Zach, you let Randi go!" she accuses, and weeps that Randi was like a sister to her. A sister who voted for Zach, but never mind.
Jonathan notices that the rain has stopped, which makes me think about how long these Town Hall meetings probably really are. Time to give out the Gold Star. The Council confers, and then designated Gold Star winner announcer Zach stands up. He talks about what a tough decision it was, but the Council decided that Blaine deserved it. The whole barn erupts in cheers. Well, except for Hunter. Before heading up to accept the star from Jonathan, Blaine gets a hug from Greg, in the seat behind him. Or maybe Greg's just trying to prevent Blaine from leaving him again. Up front, a shaking Blaine thanks the Council, saying he loves them. Laurel interviews that Blaine is a hard worker. "I like his hair and I love his personality," she says. Blaine thanks the town, and accepts the key to the phone barn from Jonathan. But there's something else they have to do before Blaine can go call home.