In the bathroom, Catalina says she always thought it was a nose-shaped door stop. Joy says she's been using it for years to clean gum off the bottom of her shoes. Darnell says the Crab Shack was part of Ernie, and now he's part of it. Earl wants to give Ernie a real goodbye, so he pats his nose and then picks a booger or something out of it. It's gross, except for the fact that it's totally ridiculous, because the nose would be decayed. He walks out and Catalina follows, because they can't give her any more lines in this episode. Darnell tells Ernie he died like a hero from the Central: "quickly and in the bathroom." He touches Ernie's nose and leaves. Joy tells him "later" and asks him to say "bye" to some of her relatives, "unless, by some miracle, you're in heaven." She leaves. Randy tells Ernie that in case he's alive and breathing through his nose, he wants him to know he's forgiven for the toothpicks, but he will never forgive him for the fish wings. He pinches Ernie's nose shut. So, Randy really could be a murderer! Of an eight-years-dead, undecayed nose. But only over fish wings.
See you next week, for what has to be the finale. I have really enjoyed this season, but I think there have been too many episodes at this point, and they've sort of faltered at the end. Let's hope for another rebound for the finale.
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