Everyone’s feeling a little tense in Camden: Randy wants to stop it with Earl’s list already. Joy is sick of Darnell acting like he’s smarter than her by not arguing. Catalina is cranky, too – presumably because she hasn’t been a major part of the show lately. Then a giant, swirly wind thingie (or, in non-Randy speak: a tornado) hits Camden, upsetting the balance of everyone. And totally ruining their bad moods.
A boat, a Bible, and a gun all make the rounds in Camden during three separate giant swirly wind thingies. First the Bible ends up with Joy and Darnell; the boat with Randy and Earl; and the gun with Catalina, who uses it for evil. After the second tornado, Randy and Earl have the gun, and Earl tries to shoot Randy in the leg to keep him from trying to “fly” in the boat during another tornado; the Bible hits Catalina, so she thinks God wants her to stop her evil ways; and Joy and Darnell wind up with the boat. After one more tornado, Catalina (and Patty the Daytime Hooker) have the boat, and they think God wants them to ride it somewhere; Earl and Randy think the Bible means that God has made Randy invincible; and Joy and Darnell end up with gun. But Darnell’s also injured.
One final giant swirly wind thingie allows Joy to prove to Darnell that she’s smarter than he thought. It also lets Catalina realize God doesn’t want her to change -- he likes her just fine as a stripper. And it makes Randy realize he wants to keep helping Randy with the list. It also manages to set a list item down right in front of Earl’s face so that he gets to cross something off even though the episode hasn’t been about a list item at all.
Earl's sitting on the couch in his and Randy's hotel room trying to decide aloud which list item to do to today: "Pushed slow Roger down a hill in a portapotty" or "Got the baby-sitter pregnant." I love the Earl sees both of those as being on the same level, list-wise. And I'd like to see how he gets himself out of the pregnancy one. But we don't even get to find out if Earl has an actual child of his own because Randy, not nice for the first time ever, storms in and tells Earl he has a crazy idea: Let's do what Randy wants for once, and what he wants is NOT doing another item on Earl's stupid list! Randy, I usually love you, but this show works best when it sticks to the list format, so please don't take that away from me.
Earl's voiceover tells us that Randy's stressed out today, and he's not the only one. At Joy and Darnell's, she's pissed that Darnell won't just admit that MacGyver would be the most awesome president ever! Darnell says it's because he's fictional, but Joy says fictional characters are in books, and MacGyver's on TV. He won't argue about it, and she's still mad because now Darnell's acting like he's smarter than her or something. And, uh, Joy? Have you met yourself and Darnell? He's like a prodigy and you are ... well, let's just say "not a prodigy."
You know who else is having a bad day? Catalina. Because some guy is making eyes at her at the Crab Shack while he's at dinner with his lady. I get that she's annoyed, except that she's wearing her skimpy little stripper suit to the Crab Shack. You're asking to be ogled when you do that. But she gets up, storms over to him, and tells him to go ahead and take a squeeze so she can eat in peace. Then she squeezes her own boobs together and leans forward to really emphasize her cleavage. You know, for the kids.
Earl's voiceover continues that something was in the air that morning, as real Earl tries to get his list back from Randy. Earl voiceover says that all of the simultaneous cranky might be a coincidence, or it might be that they're all like animals freaking out before a tsunami or whatever. And, I'll agree with him on this: They are all like animals. Right then, Randy opens the door and holds the list out and it gets blown away. Randy turns and says, "Oh my god, it's a giant swirly wind thingie!" And then the guy on the Camden news explains it for those of us who are as slow as Randy: Tornado!