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In The Beginning, Part II

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So much for giving up vanity. Third Watch Eddie puts on a pretty, pretty gown and his pretty, pretty wig. Man, this guy is pretty. Pharaoh puts a medal around his neck and repeats Pot Brownie's speech from before. "From this day, Joseph has charge over you...all that I have I give to him...he will answer to no man, save to me." They're standing on the leftover Stargate set, and The Extras are (say it with me now) sitting around watching. Evil Brother tells Jacob that there's no water anywhere. Not even in the mysterious Schehem we heard so much about last night. Jacob tells them to go to Egypt, where food is plenty. In another Buffy-like situation, there's a new, unexplained brother. Bible Scholar Rachael calls and tells me it's Benjamin, who is (like Third Watch Eddie) the son of Rachel, and therefore a favorite of Jacob. He's the youngest, though, so Evil Brother won't let him come with them to Egypt. Commercial. Note to NBCi.com, which has run spots every single break for both nights: End the spots, or you'll be seeing I don't care. Say it out loud. We return to our last unrepresented ethnicity of the broadcast. Two black guys are trying to buy grain. Third Watch Eddie, despite having been given all the power of the Pharaoh, is now working as a cashier at Oats 'R' Us. We know he's a nice guy because he sells to the black guys, even though everyone else is giving them dirty looks. He asks if they want paper or plastic. Then the Brothers walk in, and Eddie almost manages to convey an emotion as he recognizes them. He accuses them of being spies, because "hill shepherds never starve. They're too canny." Yep, that's us. Canny and wiry of sinew. The Brother's defense against the spy accusation: They left a father and brother at home. Yeah, I don't get it either. Eddie agrees to sell them a few days' worth of food. But they have to bring the little brother back next time to prove their honesty. We're introduced to another Brother -- Not Really Evil Because He's Basically Irrelevant Brother, who Eddie demands to keep as a hostage until they return. The Brothers ChapMyAssOff head home. They discover that the money they paid was left in their bags along with the grain. Jacob doesn't want them to return, because they'll be accused of thievery. They go anyway. Bad cut to Egypt, where a lackey informs Eddie that the Brothers are back, with Benjamin in tow. A feast has been prepared for them, but Benjamin is the only one eating. Third Watch Eddie goes to see them. He says that Benjamin "has the look of his brothers. There has been no deception." I think the Rosenbergs tried that defense. There's some discussion about how nice Third Watch Eddie's cup is. Eddie, by the way, has gone shopping at the Pretty Store in preparation for this meeting, and has a nice new funky-striped turban. He's also got just a touch of eye make-up on, in case we didn't already get that he's being mean to his brothers. The Brothers return the money and get some more food to take home. Not Really Evil Because He's Basically Irrelevant Brother is returned to them.

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So much for giving up vanity. Third Watch Eddie puts on a pretty, pretty gown and his pretty, pretty wig. Man, this guy is pretty. Pharaoh puts a medal around his neck and repeats Pot Brownie's speech from before. "From this day, Joseph has charge over you...all that I have I give to him...he will answer to no man, save to me." They're standing on the leftover Stargate set, and The Extras are (say it with me now) sitting around watching.

Evil Brother tells Jacob that there's no water anywhere. Not even in the mysterious Schehem we heard so much about last night. Jacob tells them to go to Egypt, where food is plenty. In another Buffy-like situation, there's a new, unexplained brother. Bible Scholar Rachael calls and tells me it's Benjamin, who is (like Third Watch Eddie) the son of Rachel, and therefore a favorite of Jacob. He's the youngest, though, so Evil Brother won't let him come with them to Egypt. Commercial. Note to NBCi.com, which has run spots every single break for both nights: End the spots, or you'll be seeing I don't care. Say it out loud.

We return to our last unrepresented ethnicity of the broadcast. Two black guys are trying to buy grain. Third Watch Eddie, despite having been given all the power of the Pharaoh, is now working as a cashier at Oats 'R' Us. We know he's a nice guy because he sells to the black guys, even though everyone else is giving them dirty looks. He asks if they want paper or plastic. Then the Brothers walk in, and Eddie almost manages to convey an emotion as he recognizes them. He accuses them of being spies, because "hill shepherds never starve. They're too canny." Yep, that's us. Canny and wiry of sinew. The Brother's defense against the spy accusation: They left a father and brother at home. Yeah, I don't get it either. Eddie agrees to sell them a few days' worth of food. But they have to bring the little brother back next time to prove their honesty. We're introduced to another Brother -- Not Really Evil Because He's Basically Irrelevant Brother, who Eddie demands to keep as a hostage until they return.

The Brothers ChapMyAssOff head home. They discover that the money they paid was left in their bags along with the grain. Jacob doesn't want them to return, because they'll be accused of thievery. They go anyway. Bad cut to Egypt, where a lackey informs Eddie that the Brothers are back, with Benjamin in tow. A feast has been prepared for them, but Benjamin is the only one eating. Third Watch Eddie goes to see them. He says that Benjamin "has the look of his brothers. There has been no deception." I think the Rosenbergs tried that defense. There's some discussion about how nice Third Watch Eddie's cup is. Eddie, by the way, has gone shopping at the Pretty Store in preparation for this meeting, and has a nice new funky-striped turban. He's also got just a touch of eye make-up on, in case we didn't already get that he's being mean to his brothers. The Brothers return the money and get some more food to take home. Not Really Evil Because He's Basically Irrelevant Brother is returned to them.

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