Harland explains that when he knew Christina was looking for her mother, he figured she would find her way to this church. He tells her that her mother grew up around the church because Christina's grandfather was the groundskeeper. Then he tries to strangle her but is distracted by some flies. At least I think they're flies. Quite frankly, they don't look like any bugs I know. It's too bad Amber isn't around to identify them. After all, she did fight those giant alien bugs in Starship Troopers. As Harland loosens his grip on Christina's neck, she manages to escape. He tries to catch her, but Christina gets away, on account of the fact that Harland runs and falls like a girl. Unfortunately, there's no more running in Harland's future, as the stained glass window explodes with the kind of force that only a swarm of badly rendered CGI mystery insects can exert. You know, I wasn't expecting Harland to die in the shape of a cross, although, to be fair, I really should have seen that coming. I suspect laughter is not the effect the writers were aiming for, but we can't always get exactly what we want, now, can we?
At the Kramer household, Meg has cleared out at least part of Isabelle's room for Christina to stay in. The girl tries to act all noble and say that she has to move on, but they manage to talk her into staying -- and without a whole lot of effort, I might add.
As various buff teens gaze longingly at each other on the beach, we flash back to the conversation between Melrose Jake and Christina's surrogate father. This time we hear the rest of it, including Jake arguing that Christina should be allowed to experience the world on her own now. He says, "Let the world have its way with her. Once it does, I guarantee you, she will bring it to its knees." You know, I never cared for him on Melrose, but here he's doing a decent job, or at least as good a job as anyone can do with smarmy dialogue like that.
The episode closes on a shot of Christina in the water again. This time she's not passed out, and she doesn't look so innocent anymore. All I can say is she better go ahead and get evil pretty soon. Unless the writing and acting improve, and quick, I'll be surprised if FOX lets this train wreck see May sweeps.