It's time for the Council to read the "Pioneer Journal." It claims that the original pioneers also worked for meager wages, and it figures that things haven't changed much. As an illustration, we see Mallory "shopping" in the dry goods store, but nothing she wants is in a Laborer's price range. "Yeah, we were Laborers three times, we know," agrees proprietor Sophia, who's probably thinking about that time their positions were reversed and Mallory gouged her for a quarter for that messenger bag. Meanwhile, the Council is getting a primer on the original Bonanza City economy. Basically, the first pioneers were all just hanging out, waiting for one of the miners to hit a gold strike, and then the town's leaders would decide how to divide the money. Yeah, that's pretty much what happened on Deadwood, too. The Journal warns that the rich got richer and the poor got poorer, and that's why people started leaving. Back at the store, Sophia wishes Mallory luck in the next Showdown, and sends her off empty-handed. See, it's funny because both of these girls are now worth at least $20,000 in the real world. Back in the Chapel, the Council gets to the part of the Journal where it tells them that there's a windfall waiting for them in the mine outside town, and that it's up to the Council to decide how to divide it. All three boys want to go check it out right away, but Laurel is against the whole idea, saying that it'll only trigger greed and selfishness and knife fights. (She didn't actually say knife fights.) But the boys prevail upon her to go check it out for now and make the decision later. Heading out of town, Anjay makes a crack about the Donner Party that is not well received. After the diet they've been on the last three weeks, I can't imagine any of them would be that tasty anyway.
Mike comes out of the Red boys' bunkhouse to find Divad sitting there, waiting for Jared. She sends him back in to get Jared, and while we wait, Divad interviews that she doesn't hold grudges, because it's bad for her conscience. Mike returns with Jared, and hangs out just long enough to make sure that this isn't going to turn into a screaming match, or worse. Jared sucks at apologizing, basically saying, "Bygones?" and Divad lets him off the hook. Well, that was disappointing. Maybe Divad would have been more upset if she'd had to pay for any of the stuff she'd been selling.