Back in the car, Dena inexplicably screams at another driver. Sam decides to put the gun in the back seat to keep it away from Dena and her rage issues.
In the past, Howard and his ugly camouflage tip-toe into the kitchen, where Sam scares the hell out of him with a cup of coffee. She's dressed in camo pants and a lovely black tank top, and her hair is pulled back and looking very serious. And hot. She's kind of got an Aeryn Sun thing going on. Without the scary Australian accent. She explains that she's going hunting with him, and he emphatically tells her that she's not, and that while he'd be happy to spend time with her in the future, hunting is his time to be alone. He tells her to go back to bed, and she gives a fake yawn and runs away in a manner that is calculated to raise the maximum amount of suspicion.
In the driveway, Sam and her rifle sneak into the back seat of a car and hide. Howard walks out of the house, puts his gear in the trunk, gets in the car, and backs out. And just as I'm calling bullshit on him not seeing her as he turns around to back out, we see that Sam's hiding in the back of the wrong car. And maybe it's just because my righteous critical rage was interrupted, but I laughed out loud at that gag.
Sam has dragged Regina out of bed and is insisting that she take her to where Howard hunts. Regina thinks Sam will shoot her own leg off, but Sam claims that she's prepared, having bought a pretty new rifle and practiced at the shooting range. Not to mention watching The Deer Hunter, "which really wasn't very helpful at all. Have you heard of Vietnam? Do people know about that?" She did all that since leaving Andrea at the bar the night before? (Also, I'm glad to see that Sam still doesn't have her impulsive shopping under control.) Regina tries to dissuade Sam, but Sam really wants to connect with Howard. Regina: "You want to connect with someone? I'm right here. Connect with me." Sam thinks they connect enough, especially in light of the unfunny and highly doubtful incident in which Regina tried to do naked Tai Chi with Sam. Sam tells Regina that it's a one-hour drive to the lake where Howard hunts, and that she'll let Regina talk about whatever she wants to on the drive. Regina's not convinced, until she realizes the lake is near the outlet mall.