Skeet, Keel, and the Dude are setting up the speakers. "I can't believe I'm really doing this," says Skeet. Considering he got shot by a Civil War musket, this isn't even the weirdest thing that's happened to him this episode, let alone since he started working at SQ, so I don't know what he's on about. I just hope they brought some Zeppelin to play after they get the message through to Henry. Maybe "The Immigrant Song." I love that. When Robert Plant does that "ah-ah-ahhhhhhhhh-ahhh!" thing? That's awesome.
Jane's still valiantly offering convoluted explanations that try to make the time slip plausible and palatable for her kids. She ain't succeeding. Finally Renata just says, "So there really is a ghost in the woods." Jane gives up. "Yes, there is, sweetie."
Yeah, and Skeet might want to hurry it up, as Henry's dying, and seeing a 747 overhead isn't do a whole lot for dying in a peaceful frame of mind. Skeet finally slams a tape into the truck's stereo. "Ah-ah-ahhhhhhhh-ahhh!" Whoops! Skeet ejects the Zeppelin and puts in his own special bootleg. It's a spoken-word piece, a little dry, but you can get into it. It's Skeet saying, "Henry Tucker: your wife, Isabella, and your baby, William, live on." Really? A hundred and thirty-seven years later? "William will grow up to be a newspaperman and raise three children of his own." It's a repeating loop.
On the battlefield, Henry hears it, but slow, like a record being played on the wrong speed. He turns and sees the speaker. In the present, Skeet and Keel look over the field where the battle once took place. Skeet says it'll never work. "It worked on aisle three," Keel reminds him. On the battlefield, the sound of the recording gradually speeds up until Henry understands it, and collapses. You know, since Henry had no way of double-checking, Skeet could have lied to him and Henry would have had no way of knowing. And let's say they had found out William and Isabella had died. Wouldn't that have made Henry go all poltergeist?
"Mommy, look!" says Gus. From the battleground, lights are glowing and floating up into the sky. "Ghost lights," says Skeet. "Spirits of the Civil War dead." We pull in for a shot of a reflective Skeet watching the light show.
And back into Boston, a similarly reflective Skeet looks at the photo of Henry's battalion, which I guess he STOLE FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
So, did he make it with the yummy mummy or what?