When the 24 split screen stops, Earl stops screaming when he realizes the time counted down, but the bomb didn't explode. Danny Glover comes inside and tells them he thought handcuffing them to a fake explosive would cause them to give up Darnell's location, but they didn't crack. He uncuffs them and tells them they'd make good soldiers. Earl tries to sneak attack on Danny Glover after he's free, but Danny Glover quickly knocks him out without missing a beat. [To be fair. Earl did yell "Sneak attack!" - Z] He has his gun out and Earl all tied up in his flannel before you know it. He asks them if they can just be done with the violence, and Earl agrees. Danny Glover says that's good, because he'd hate to have to kill his son's friends. Earl and Randy are surprised this is Darnell's dad, so Danny Glover pulls out a photo in which he has crazy Darnell hair and is with a kid with the same hair. He asks them if they can't see the resemblance. Earl's still skeptical because Darnell always said his dad died in the American-Canadian war. Yet he's skeptical of this? Danny Glover tells them that's not true, and they should read more. But he's not surprised Darnell didn't tell them about him, because he's not much of a dad.
Voiceover Earl says that Danny Glover wasn't a great father, but he was an excellent covert government agent. In flashbacks, we see him raise a toast with some communists, who he's actually poisoned. He has a sniper rifle pointed out a window when he gets a call from Darnell, who broke his arm. He says this phone number is for emergencies only. And then he shoots someone, and we hear screaming. Finally, he's torturing someone by sticking his head in water when he asks what day it is, and he realizes he forgot Darnell's birthday. He starts asking the guy where he can find a Walgreens here in Angola. The guy doesn't know, and I can't tell if it's product placement or if someone thought it was actually a funny joke. I don't even know which one I'd rather it be, because obviously, product placement sucks, but then again, so does this "joke," if that's what it was. [Hey, I thought it was pretty funny, as far as torturing people for information about Walgreen's locations goes. - Z]
Back in the present, Earl asks if Danny Glover is in the CIA or FBI. Danny Glover says it's even more secretive than that. Randy has a bunch of guesses, starting with IRS. If you think that's a ridiculous guess, just wait. He also throws out: PBS, TCBY and BYOB. Danny Glover tells Randy he's getting on his last nerve. Earl asks if Danny Glover's secret organization is why Darnell is in witness protection. He says it's more complicated than that, but basically. Earl wants to believe Danny Glover, but he did just handcuff them to a fake bomb. Danny Glover asks him if they'll just take the crazy-haired picture to Darnell, because he just wants to do right by his son. He sheds a single tear, and Earl asks how he knows it's real. Danny Glover has him taste it, and Earl starts to cry. Because he believes it's real, not because that is totally disgusting. Which is why he should be crying. He tells Randy they're going.