Out in the desert, the Egyptian Highway Patrol rolls up. Man, this movie is so bad, Erik Estrada would have actually improved it. They find Third Watch Eddie's cup in Benjamin's bag. I'm shocked by this lapse in security. You'd think Eddie would be in tight with the Cup Bearer's union, what with the whole Winston Churchill deal. The Brothers are yanked back to Egypt.
Slightly Less Evil Brother is trying to explain that they didn't steal the cup. Eddie torments them some more. His acting in this scene is certainly tormenting me. Eddie tells the Brothers to leave, but he's keeping Benjamin as a slave. Evil Brother tries for a shot a redemption and offers to take Benny's place. Evil Brother tells about Joseph's death, saying the loss of Benny would kill the old man. Third Watch Eddie sends the guards out, and then Hestons that he knows they sold Joseph into slavery. They deny it, but he burns them with the bill of sale from the opening scene. He looks pretty satisfied with himself. As an inveterate receipt-keeper, I know how he feels. He reveals his identity, then forgives them and rips up the bill of sale. Dude, are you nuts? What if the IRS needs it? The Brothers' expressions range from shock to happiness to "I wonder what craft services has for lunch today?" For the record, Slightly Less Evil Brother's name is Ruben, which I mention only because Eddie calls the wrong brother that name in this scene. Blah blah touching-reunion-cakes, and even Evil Brother gets a hug. Commercial. Well, not really. The Penguins are beating the Avalanche on ESPN, though. Go Pens!
Jacob rides into town on a camel. Do the Humpty-Hump plays on the soundtrack. More touching-reunion-cakes. I like the crème-filled ones. Third Watch Eddie invites them to live in Egypt. Group hug. Jacob hands over the big stick. When do we find out why it's important, you ask? Well, apparently you don't. I mean, I just assumed it was important after Part One, what with all the lingering shots we got every time it changed hands. I guess the director likes sticks as much as wind machines, and what I thought was the Hat-Pin of Foreshadowing poking me in the ass was actually the Broken Pencil of Crappy Writing. Sorry.
Exodus 1:5 -- "And Jacob died. And all his brethren and all that generation." Oh thank God. You have no idea how tired I am of italicizing Third Watch Eddie. Definitely a first-time recapper's mistake. Pharaoh and his lackey are walking down the street. This Pharaoh doesn't get an explanatory Bible quote or a B-list actor, so I'm assuming he won't be around for very long. The lackey, however, lives to be ten thousand years old, as you'll see. Incidentally, he looks like Bea Arthur with an extra Y chromosome. And since this is Bea Arthur we're talking about, that would give him two. Bet you didn't think you were gonna learn so much about genetics from a Bible recap, did you?