At the station, Kendal twists his wedding ring and goes in for a talk with Sophie. She makes some rueful observations about trying to give up bad men (like the one who ditched her on the island while she was flirting with Kendal), and Kendal promises to get her out, saying that responsibility is kind of what he does. She asks why he became a solider. He corrects that to sailor, and explains that he was "a bit lost early in life. The water was more forgiving." Christine's not a fan, though. Anyway, he wanted to thank her, so he does. This tender moment is disrupted by Prosser barging in and saying, "Giddy-up." But he also tosses Kendal a rifle, so he's not telling him to take Sophie for a ride.
Kendal goes and meets Chaplin and his two surviving prisoners as they arrive in the square, and when he hears Red was killed, he says with cold resolve, "Okay, then." Chaplin grabs him by his vest and asks if he's going to fight an insurgency and the U.S. Navy at the same time. Okay, Chaplin, it's Julian and four other guys, all of whom King offered to shoot in one sitting two episodes ago. I think you and your surviving crew of 131 highly trained, heavily armed U.S. sailors can handle it. Kendal asks what happens when word gets out about them letting one of their own get killed. "He gave us a deadline which we did not meet," Chaplin points out, like Julian had every right to kill an American sailor as a result. Kendal says all they have left is their loyalty to each other, but without that their deaths won't mean anything. "My son is lying unburied in a Navy freezer as the price for not capitulating, so please don't tell me about faith and vengeance," Chaplin spits. Sure, play that card. We will respond to this affront at the time and place of my choosing." Kendal says they can't get stuck again, and Chaplin says this isn't like before. "We're not helpless here. The time and place of my choosing." In other words, certainly not the final act of the episode.
In D.C., Kylie nervously watches as her apartment door opens. Robert's intimidating visitor walks in, but he turns out to only be Kylie's dad. No wonder Robert was so scared of him. She runs into his arms, saying they took it all. He assures her it's okay. Which, yeah, the thing doesn't work for shit anyway.
At the bar, Chaplin gives Cortez a grim debriefing over drinks. She doesn't say how it ended up being Red who got killed, and Chaplin says he and the crew did their best. "No one blames you for what happened," she assures him. The look he gives her isn't much better than being kidnapped, so she suggests he have a drink as well, which he does. Redman's blood is on the hands of a lot of people: Julian and his men, Brannan, Kylie, the blockade...but mostly the people who refuse to carpet submarines.