Underwood residence. Night. Mrs. Underwood watches Billy sleep. She loves him, we get it. She kisses him, and shuts the door. As soon as the door clicks shut, Billy wakes up, gets out of bed, and toddles down the hall. In their bedroom, Mr. and Mrs Underwood are arguing about Billy; he thinks she's in denial. She wants to know if he wants their son back or not, and asks him "what he expects." Well, I'm pretty sure that ten years after the kid was snatched, he expects him to be ten freaking years older, dingbat. Billy toddles down the hall as Mr. Underwood snips that "even Josh is afraid of [Billy]."
With good reason, because Billy takes a big fat butcher knife in his little hand and walks the walk of the children of the corn into his brother's room as we go to commercial.
Welcome back, to a trailer park in Baker County, Oklahoma. 7:42 AM. Doggett pulls up in front of a dilapidated trailer and starts hollering for one Ronald Parnell. Fortuitously, at this exact moment, Ronald Parnell pulls up in his clunker of a car. Ronald Parnell is, naturally, our old friend Greasy. He ambles out of his vehicle and asks Doggett if this is "about [his] probation." Doggett tells him that, no, it's about "a little boy named Billy Underwood." The name doesn't ring a bell. Doggett sneers that it does for everyone else in the area, and explains that Billy is the kid who disappeared from a school fair ten years ago. "Now do you remember him?" he asks. Greasy shakes his head no, but says that he does.
Doggett: Think he'd remember you?
Doggett: You. Your face.
Greasy: You're a trip, man, you know that?
Doggett: This has nothing to do with you being stoned.
Snerk. Doggett monotones that he wants to take Greasy to see Billy; this confounds Greasy. "You're not making sense, dude," he says, and telling Doggett to leave him alone, runs away. The sad sad music plays as Doggett reaches into his wallet, takes out a picture of a smiling young boy, closer in age to Josh than Billy, and stares at it plaintively.
Underwood residence. Mrs Underwood sticks her head in Billy's room, but he's not there. She goes down the hallway to Josh's room, where she finds Josh sleeping peacefully, right next to a giant bloody butcher knife, stabbed into the mattress. Much screaming. "Joshie" is okay, but he's got blood on his tee shirt and he doesn't know where it came from. In the corner of the room, Billy stands in his little jammies, looking evil. Josh is, naturally, terrified of his little brother. Mrs Underwood squeaks and squeals and asks him what's going on. I think someone forgot to read his Handbook for the Recently Deceased.