As the couple drives away fuel-less, a storm descends upon Point Pleasant with instant force. We see shots of various future important characters walking in the rain, and then Judy runs into the gas station just as the power goes out. For the slower viewers among us, she helpfully blurts out, "Blackout." Not only does she have that fabulous diva attitude; she's obviously a Mensa candidate as well.
Back at the beach, people are rushing frantically to their cars to escape the storm. Jesse, however, insists he sees "something" floating offshore, so he rushes into the water to retrieve it. That "something" turns out to be Christina, the infamous spawn of Satan. Oh, come on -- don't be mad because I told you that so soon. It's not like the show itself is going to hold back on spelling everything out as early as possible. It's almost like it realizes FOX will be canceling it soon. I know! Eerie, isn't it?
Jesse brings Christina back to shore and starts giving her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Or we could call it "the kiss of life" and then dissect the symbolism and foreshadowing, all Religious Studies 101 style. Whatever you choose to call it, it works astonishingly quickly to revive Christina, whom Jesse carries off while asking Ribcage to drive Paula home.
At the Kramer household, Doc Kramer is listening to the radio. He learns that due to the storm in Point Pleasant, power has been knocked out all along the coast. Wow, I had no idea Point Pleasant supplied all the power for the east coast. I almost feel like I'm watching something educational, like the National Geographic channel. Jesse brings an unconscious Christina into the house, claiming the roads were too bad for him to get her to the hospital. Dr. Ben asks Meg, his wife, to get his medical bag while he starts poking at Christina's eyelids. He sends Jesse back out into the night, telling him to bring his father, a request which makes more sense later when we learn that Jesse's dad is a police officer. You mean he's not a humble carpenter? Please tell me that at least his name is Joseph, or I'm going to suspect the writers just aren't trying very hard. As Jesse drives off into the storm, Marti bludgeons us with some more of that good old-time religious imagery as the camera settles in for a three-hour-long shot of the cross Jesse has hanging off his rearview mirror.