Marcellus Wallace's back porch. Silas Bodnick, wearing the latest in DKNV cabana gear, dials a phone that rings in Prufrock's room. Split-screen. I think this is the scene where Jack tells Janet he heard Chrissie talking about the surprise party. Bodnick tells Jim he wants to talk, and asks him to come to the house. He asks how to get there, and Bodnick cryptically responds, "If you're any good, you already know." He loads a gun. Cut to Jim being awfully good, pulling through the front gates of Bodnick's resplendent estate. He's wandering around, finally finding Bodnick sitting in a corner of his living room, tapping his foot completely out of rhythm along to "Rambling Man." No, really. No. Really. Jim wants to get to it already (we know just a little bit how he feels at this late hour), asking, "Do you have something to tell me or do I have a report to file and charges to press?" Bodnick stands and waves him off, promising he'll tell him everything. "I want you to tell me something, first. There are three birds on a wire. One of them decides to flap his wings and fly away. How many birds are there?" Oh, I hate these. Hate them hate them hate them. They're always so patronizing and insulting and there are twelve birds because that's how many trips the raft needs across the river and, in reality, the doctor was actually the kid's mother. Shut up, logic problems. Jim guesses that the correct answer is "two," and he's wrong, because the doctor was actually the kid's mother, people. Pay attention. Bodnick responds the way one does when they give the answer to one of those asinine riddles (that is, by laughing in the face of he who did not know that the doctor was the kid's mother), and corrects him: "There's three. Just because somebody decides to do something doesn't mean that they do it." Shut up, readings from The Tao of Ben. But Bodnick doesn't mind telling him that he's gonna fly, and when Jim threatens to leave with the truism that Bodnick is wasting his time, Bodnick stops him once more: "Notice anything unusual about this place? It's hotter than it looks this heat could kill a man in four hours." Jim already knew that. "Hotter than it looks, and you still didn't go home." Jim turns: "I'll see you in court, Mr. Bodnick." Or will he? Bodnick brandishes the gun at Prufrock's midsection, but this lasts only as long as it takes for a man in a strange mask to run through a sliding glass door behind Bodnick and stab him in the stomach. Is Polito dead? Bummer. Masked Man wipes the knife, picks the gun up off the floor, pours gasoline all around the room, lights it against a red carpet like the promos promised he would, and speaks the single line, "Get the hell outta Push, Jim Prufrock." The house is very on fire. Jim's car peels out the front gate and back onto the open highway. He's damn near out of fuel, so he stops at a gas station with a TV mounted on the pump playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Oh. I didn't know this show was set twelve million years ago. Oh. And we get it.
Episode Report CardDjb: B | 505 USERS: C+
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