Big Jim throws Junior out of the house because of his propensity for kidnapping Angies and killing Dundees. But Big Jim needs all the allies he can get when he decides to expropriate Ollie Densmore's land and do it well so that people can use the only water source available to grow food. Linda and Barbie are in favor of negotiation (although in Big Jim's defense, Ollie seems past that himself — Big Jim blowing up his propane last week may have something to do with that), and Barbie suggests some sort of water-redirection plan that Big Jim rejects.
During a standoff at the well that sees Carter (poor, thankless Carter) take a bullet in the kneecap, Junior offers his services to Ollie, who reveals to him that his mother's death was not accidental as Big Jim told him. Later, after a full-on assault (which leaves five people dead), Big Jim — kneeling at the business end of Junior's rifle — confirms that Junior's mom apparently intentionally slammed her car into an oak tree after they had a big fight. It was a fact Big Jim conspired with Duke to cover up so that Junior would never know she committed suicide — or "chose to leave" them, as Big Jim puts it.
Ollie is disgusted by Junior's hesitation in killing his own (kneeling, crying) dad and is about to shoot Big Jim himself when Junior kills Ollie instead. Blood is thicker than water, after all. Nice spoiler title!
Junior later tells Linda his defection was a Trojan horse kind of thing, but I'm not convinced that it wasn't genuine in the moment, or that Junior knows anything about the Trojan War. The outcome of the water battle is to pit Barbie even more against Big Jim, who Barbie thinks is dangerous. Big Jim warns Barbie that he doesn't want him as an enemy, and Barbie warns him to tread lightly.
If anyone cares, Joe and Norrie have a little spat. Well, it's mainly a grieving Norrie taking out her grief on Joe (so… still no sex up against the dome?), blaming him for being the one who led them to the black forest egg and therefore killing Alice somehow. Again, if anyone cares, they make up by the end, and along the way Joe clumsily blurts out the secret of the egg to Julia. She visits the egg (which is aglow with moving pink lines) herself and hears the phrase "the monarch will be crowned," which we are led to believe is connected to Angie and her shoulder tattoo of a monarch butterfly.
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"Not anymore," says Big Jim. Junior points out that Big Jim only told him to stay away from Angie, who isn’t there. But Big Jim’s not super-impressed that Junior killed Clint Dundee, even if he has "no sympathy" for the Dundee brothers, and says Junior doesn’t get to be judge and executioner since he’s not in his right mind. (Not even if he was, though, right?) Big Jim says Junior sounds just like his mother did "at the end," which hurts Junior, who asks his dad not to say that. "I’ll tell you this, though. You’re no son of mine. Not anymore," says Big Jim, and orders him to get out. Sad Junior walks past, then turns back, and angrily tells his dad not to talk that way about his mom again, ever.
Daylight, and a distractingly huge monarch butterfly (it’ll be important later) flaps around over the bucolic scene of Barbie digging a goddamn grave right in the back lawn (or it could be the front, but that would be dumb, right?) of Julia’s house. She comes out to praise the job he’s doing, with the nice military corners. He tells her she’s thinking of a bed (yeah she is!) and she points out it’s the same shape.
She’s brought him some water, and he takes a break, asking when Norrie and Carolyn want to bury Alice, like what’s your hurry, Barbie. Julia says she can’t imagine losing a spouse, since she doesn’t yet know that Barbie killed hers. And then Barbie has to put up with Julia’s eye roll-inducing trite pseudo-philosophizing about the "circle of life" wherein Harriet has a baby and Alice dies in the same house, on the same day. Oh, put it on a Lululemon bag, Julia.
Inside, Angie surveys the mostly empty fridge, and then gives Joe the gears about how he was too busy with his new girlfriend to go grocery shopping, and Joe corrects Norrie’s status as "girl space friend," and points out that the stores have all been looted. So she gives him the gears for not doing that.” He points out that’s stealing, and is aghast at the idea, as well as Angie’s blasé admission that she stole lipstick from the pharmacy, and Duke made her do community service, which is why she started candy striping AS IF her brother doesn’t know all this already.