When we're back, Darnell's still chewing, so Joy repeats herself. He finishes chewing and says he doesn't remember, since this was filmed eight years ago. That was totally worth the wait. Geraldo's back, wondering if Ernie's disappearance could have to do with history. Darnell explains that Camden County was reluctant to join either side during the Civil War, so it became its own neutral country of its own, called "the Central." Even though it was more than 100 years ago, Ernie was profoundly loyal to the Central, and even flew the flag on the Crab Shack roof. Randy's up there with the flag, because he and Earl are big Central supporters, too. Earl explains that his great-great-great-great (he doesn't know exactly how many greats) grandfather was a general for the Central. We see an Earl twin in historic clothes in a grainy photo, as Geraldo explains he was Jefferson Washington Hickey, leader of the Central. Earl explains that his great-great whatever just wanted the North and South to agree. Which they did: They agreed to massacre the Central. We get a historic photo of Earl's great-great whatever sitting in an outhouse as men with muskets charge in. Darnell explains that the Central started at 3:30 on March 10, 1861, and was gone by 3:45. But Ernie insisted on flying it even though some saw it as an embarrassment to the town's history. Joy jumps in and says it wasn't an embarrassment and that the Central will rise again when Civil War II starts. Earl helpfully tells Geraldo that if he really wants to talk to someone about Central pride, he should talk to Ernie. Oh, wait. Someone hollers for Earl, and he says, "Hey man, can't you see I'm doing an interview with Gerardo?" [sic]
Geraldo asks if it was overzealous loyalty that led to Ernie's disappearance, or if it might have been something darker, like his involvement in the world of underground kinky sex. Joy would bet on that, since his Internet business catered to "straight-up freaks." Geraldo: "Just how freaky was Ernie Belcher? Pretty freaky." Then he goes to a commercial. Catalina wants to bet $20 that Ernie was the torso found floating in the Camden swamp. Joy has $20 that says he was torn to shreds by that half-dog, half-coyote at the truck stop. Randy: "You think 'dogote'--" (which sounds like "dog Odie," as in Garfield's frenemy) "--did it?" Earl thinks they can't bet on what happened to Ernie, because he was a friend and part of their lives. That matters to Earl. Joy hushes him up, since Geraldo's back.