He shows her the map of artesian wells in Big Jim’s office, but Linda points out that the other ones dried up — as did a town reservoir — by Ollie’s own well. Wait, what happened? He dried up everyone else’s well? I’m not sure this storyline makes much sense, so it’s almost fitting that Barbie’s stupid solution is to destroy Ollie’s well, and presto the other wells and the reservoir will be full again. I guess the plan is to explode all the water back into the other wells? Anyway, Linda’s on board, but for some stupid reason the only blasting caps for all the explosives they’ll need are at Ollie’s place. Barbie hopes to get Big Jim to call an audible.
Big Jim has already rustled up a diner full of people ready to mount an attack on Ollie’s place. Linda chats with Phil, who is the only notable (as in person we know) presence in the group, and the fact that we’re purposefully made aware he’s there means something is going to happen to Phil, of course. Jim tells the crowd, "Argle bargle! Foo faraw!" and gets them all riled up, and afterwards Barbie and Linda lay out Barbie’s plan, which Jim dismisses because if it goes wrong, they could contaminate the town’s only water source. He also wants to make an example of Ollie. That means Barbie’s just going to try his plan anyway, and Linda says she’ll delay Big Jim as long as she can.
Over at Ollie’s, Densmore wants to know why Junior is a free agent essentially applying to be Ollie’s No. 2, and Junior — after warning Ollie not to call him "son" as he does at first — says Big Jim kicked him out. From there, Ollie tells Junior that the car accident that killed his mom was no accident, as Big Jim told him, but a suicide. Junior doesn’t believe him, and Ollie asks what reason he’d have to lie to Junior. Well, to earn Junior’s trust and turn him against his dad. That’s an easy one, really. But Junior seems to buy it. Ollie gives him a shotgun, saying when this is over, the town will be "well rid of Big Jim Rennie." Ollie goes to give Junior some time to think about joining him, but Junior has just one request: "Promise me you won’t kill him — 'cause I wanna do it."
Joe leads Julia through the woods, and he still is sticking to his "the dome is awesome because it brought us together" philosophy, like I guess it doesn’t matter how many people have died because of it, and at any rate Barbie’s a little taken aback that Joe seems to have noticed that she and Barbie are "like, a thing" but before she can refute that, they come across the egg, which is glowing pink, to Joe’s surprise. Julia kneels in front of it and touches the mini-dome, gets jolted, and then puts both hands on it. Suddenly, Joe is saying "The monarch will be crowned," only it’s a second Joe, because Famous Original Joe is still standing next to her. This is, to say the least, surprising, and Joe asks her what she saw, after she takes her hands off and Joe II is gone. "You," she says.