Back in Thunderdome, Maxine asks the crowd if they’re ready for the main event. Judging from the cheering, they are. Maxine introduces Victor and "Special Forces veteran" Barbie. "The rules are simple -- there aren’t any. There’s no rounds, no time limits. You fight ‘til you lose." As Barbie prepares to enter, she whispers, "Disappoint me at your own risk."
Then Barbie the Idiot falls for Victor’s faux-friendly fist-bump opening gambit and gets clocked in the face with a solid right. He goes down hard, and Victor preens for the crowd, at least until Barbie recovers well enough to wrap his legs around Victor’s and bring him down, and the fight is on.
At Midlake Manor, Agatha and Big Jim sit down in the living room. Agatha says Maxine will be back after sundown or "maybe tamarrah" and Big Jim grumbles that that’s a long time to hold a gun on a person. Agatha says she hopes she doesn’t get drowsy and accidentally pull the trigger.
But it’s boring story time! "You don’t remember me, do you?" asks Agatha. She tells Big Jim they were in the same high school, when she was called "Claire," until she dropped out due to the scandal of getting pregnant (with Maxine) at 16. People treated her like a pariah, like her life was over. She couldn’t support herself, "Except by starting to let men in my bed. Men who would turn around and publicly shame me for being the immoral one." Big Jim notes she stuck around. "Far enough away to keep the stink out of our hair," snaps Agatha. Sure, all the way out to this lake that’s enclosed in the dome. Real far. She says she and Maxine will never forget the real Chester’s Mill: Sharp teeth behind the friendly smile. Big Jim weirdly says that the sharp teeth are the only way to get things done, like WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, and I shouldn’t really get upset because it’s just a line contrived to lead Agatha into revealing that she knows all about Big Jim’s doings. Maxine tells her everything, all the evidence she needs. Big Jim manages, by pretending he knows Barbie’s secrets too, to wrangle out of her that Barbie breaks legs and killed Pete Shumway.
Then when Agatha starts in with Chester’s Mill being a magnet for the worst of humanity -- like Junior, who she says is turning out to be "just as crazy as his momma" -- Big Jim gets mad and starts making fun of her "sob story" and launches into that television and film cliché of telling someone with a gun on you that you don’t really think they could pull the trigger -- even on a rifle that somehow cocks itself without Agatha needing to do it. "Even with all that hate in your eyes, I’m not seeing what it takes to kill," says Big Jim, and when she blinks, he grabs the rifle, saying now they’re going to do something about her family.”