The next morning at about 6:40, Kelly and BuffJon are at the Victoria train station, and he's sarcastically pointing out to her that it doesn't look like there's any risk of their being crushed by rush hour anytime soon. But…but doesn't that prove she was right? What would it prove if it had been crowded when they got there? At any rate, she says to him, "Wouldn't you rather be safe than sorry? Why do you have to be such a jerk about it?" On the train, they find spots to sit down, and Kelly happily notes that "at least [they're] not packed in like sardines." Totally. All that oil? Not good for your skin.
A bit later, ClownJon and Al make their way to Victoria Station, and as they get out of the cab, Al voices over that the poverty they've seen in certain places has been particularly hard to take. ClownJon adds that he thinks he's a good husband and a good father, but he tears up and explains that when you see how much need there still is in the world, it "makes you realize that you can always do better." Astonishingly, this remark did not annoy me in the least, despite the dicey nature of this sort of philosophizing as a general rule. In the station, he bends down and hands what appears to be a donut to an old man sitting on the floor. The guy takes it and looks back up at him, and Jon gives him a quick, relatively inconspicuous thumbs-up and returns to the line with Al. Those are good guys right there, I think. They board the 7:10 train from Victoria to Panvel.
Kelly and BuffJon are preparing to get off the train at Panvel, and have moved from their seats to a standing position nearer to the doors. It's still not terribly crowded, but there are indeed some guys standing around. Kelly feels like the guys are all glaring at her, and she's having bad flashbacks to the last train ride, so she asks Jon if he'll stand behind her and make sure nothing happens. "Jon, please stand behind me," she says seriously. Now, she should have known right there what was going to happen, but apparently she didn't. She does get herself maneuvered so that he's behind her, and then as she stares off unhappily, he reaches down and pinches her on the butt. She jumps and turns around, he laughs, she swats him on the chest...it's your basic misguided attempt to relax her because she's being so paranoid. She says it's "not funny," at which point he sort of puts an arm around her backpack and laughs, because I think Kelly almost always says things aren't funny when they first happen. As he puts his arm around her yet again, she says with more twang than usual, "You shouldn't have done that; now I'm not speakin' to you for twenty-four hours." At the station, she can't help bringing it up yet again, muttering, "That wasn't very funny. I don't appreciate that at all." Again, he laughs, and again, he puts his arm around her. It was that fact that he kept putting that arm around her that convinced me that he was not trying to upset her -- he thought she was going to laugh. Perhaps a misguided attempt on his part, but hardly a flagrant foul. She seems to be wearing her funny-story-telling smirk when she tells the story in the interview as well. In any event, she seems to be fine when they get into the station, because what's on her mind is inquiring into whether Al and ClownJon have arrived yet.