Then, in an absolutely glorious scene, Junior attempts to go undercover at the cement factory by taking off his cop clothes and walking up with a can of salt… but then pretending at first not to know what’s going on. The bouncer tells "Big Junior Rennie" to beat it, but Junior won’t and gets punched in the face for his trouble. And his salt stolen to boot! Hey, that salt is a week’s pay for a deputy in the new economy!
Over in Thunderdome, we watch an absolutely brutal brawl between a couple of extras that ends when one man doesn’t get up. Barbie looks either disgusted or constipated. Maxine gloats to him about everybody has fun and collects their winnings, and she skims a little off the top. Barbie wants to know what she needs him for and she tells us that while she was, you know, hiding out to avoid being seen but also setting up this whole thing over the past few days, all she kept hearing over and over again is, "That Barbie is a real badass." Barbie’s the main event. He protests, of course, so Max has to be all, "Remember, though? Remember how you killed Peter Shumway? And remember that I know that and I told you I would tell his wife -- who you’re currently banging -- and that she wouldn’t like that? We discussed all this. About how much your banging buddy wouldn’t like to hear about how you killed her husband. So to sum up: If you don’t do what I say, I will explain to Julia that you killed her husband, and she will be very cross with you." Then she tells Barbie to think of it as a reunion with Victor Rawlins, who "gambled his life down the drain" a couple of months ago, and Barbie was on collection duty. Remember, Barbie? Remember this guy who you already know about, because you collected for me? So you already know about him? Like you know that I know that you killed Peter Shumway, but I also know that Julia doesn’t know that and I know you don’t want her to know? Remember? Rawlins lost everything and would probably like some revenge, although this time Barbie doesn’t have a gun.
Over at Midlake Mansion, Big Jim is loudly rummaging through drawers and cupboards in the living room while Agatha takes hours to prepare tea in the kitchen, which sounds to be about a quarter-mile away. He does find a picture of a younger Agatha with a young woman. I don’t know if we’re supposed to recognize it as a young Max, but it doesn’t matter because the next thing we know, Agatha’s got a gun on him, telling us that’s her daughter, Maxine, and ordering him to lose the gun he’s got tucked into his pants. When he’s slow to react, she fires a bullet into a nearby lamp. "Maxine didn’t learn to be the way she is from her father," says Agatha.