So, we're back at the Halloween party, but this time with happy, inspirational music instead of ominous "My little brother is a voodoo child" music. So, Earl gets to cross Dodge and Earl Jr. off his list after all. Earl tells Oscar over punch that karma saved them, by getting him to stop doing voodoo. Oscar says Earl's wrong; he didn't stop voodoo, but saved them all with it. He used a "party spell on these idiots." Earl still thinks karma wanted him to do something good, and that if Oscar had wanted to use voodoo, he would have used pins. Oscar couldn't find any pins, and Earl says that was karma's doing, too. Then Earl realizes, in voiceover, that it doesn't matter if it's called karma or voodoo, or a mediocre sitcom; if it leads to a happy ending, it's all good. Joy walks up with a 40 that appears to have dry ice in it. Joy's listening to God, because the reverend told her she should run for mayor. I wonder if that's a plotline they'll keep up starting now, or drop right away because it's actually poking fun at the religious right, "It's God's will," Sarah Palin-types during election time. But Earl's like, "Whatever works for you." I'm not sure if the point of that episode was freedom of religion/beliefs or what, but it certainly didn't portray a very sane version of voodoo or Christianity, and it was actually more than a little racist, so maybe Earl and the show should start practicing what it's preaching. Unless what's it's preaching is, "Everyone's belief system is insane except Earl's, but be nice anyway."
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