Back at Hemorrhoid Pillow Mart, Skeet is shaking coffee cans and listening to them, like, how useless is Skeet, anyway. Keel's figured out why they were lost in the woods: it's...some German phrase that translates into "time slip." "Does everything with you involve a foreign language?" asks Skeet. Keel compares time to a book, years stacked on top of years like pages in the newspaper. When somebody spills coffee on the top page, the top page becomes transparent. "The past becomes visible," says Skeet. "Briefly," says Keel. For as the page dries, the past becomes invisible again. Of course! It all makes perfect sense, as long as you're not worried about the question of just who is spilling coffee all over the time-space continuum. "Dude! Is that even possible?" says the store clerk, even though he already believes in the ghost. Keel says the whole reason we live in sequential time is so that two events can't happen in the same place at the same time. That's the "reason" we live in sequential time? And not, you know, the definition of sequential time? He says it like people voted for sequential time so events didn't get all bunched up in the same place. Then some ghost horses go whinnying by, and everyone's hair blows in the breeze.
Back in the Civil War, the pony express or whatever is riding up, and is swarmed by soldiers demanding to know news of reinforcements and how the troops to the south are doing. He hasn't heard anything but rumours of ambush. Henry pushes his way to the front to ask if he's heard anything about Henry's wife and kid. You know, he wasn't able to find anything out about the WAR, so I'm not sure he would have had time to check in on your wife, there, Henry, but I understand you're concerned. So Henry gives the rider his journal to take to his wife and asks again for news by dawn, to which the rider replies that it's impossible to get to Livingston and back by dawn, and Henry gets all up in the guy's grill and demands that he try. I guess Henry is the Tony Robbins of Civil War soldiers, because the rider's all of a sudden inspired and says he'll ride like a demon through the night to get back by the morning.