And Julia and Joe are still walking back, and they finally arrive at the house, where they see Norrie staring at the open grave. Joe wonders if he should tell Norrie what happened, and Julia advises just being her friend for now. She’ll be all right, and so will he. So he goes to her, and she runs into his arms, apologizing for what she said. She said she’s ready to bury her mom now, but they waited for him, on Angie’s instructions. Sure, I’d take directions from a stranger on when it’s OK to bury my mom too. "She’s all right, your sister," says Norrie. Joe says he knows, and they walk hand in hand towards the house.
You’ll never believe this, but Big Jim is pouring himself a drink. He’s in his office, when Barbie comes in to cross his arms and furrow his brow and tell him that five people died today, who’d lived if Big Jim had listened to him. "It worked. The town’s got a reservoir again," says Barbie. Big Jim will drink to that! Barbie accuses Jim of wanting to control the well so he could control the people. "You don’t want to make an enemy of me, Barbie,” says Jim, and instead of saying "tread lightly," Barbie tells him there’s two sides to that coin.
Meanwhile, Junior is bedding down for the night in the cells when Linda comes by, and he tells her about killing Ollie, and she takes it kind of in stride and points out that she thought he was on Ollie’s side. "It was kind of a Trojan horse thing," says Junior. Linda asks why he doesn’t go home, and Junior says it’s because he doesn’t have one. Well, Ollie’s not using his place any time soon, so?
Barbie heavily sits down on Julia’s bed and they compare their days in broad, vague strokes. She asks what he thinks of when she says "the monarch will be crowned," and he asks what she’s talking about, and let’s presume she fills him in beyond just saying, "I wish I knew," which is all we see. Apart from the monarch butterfly tattoo we see on Angie’s shoulder, that is.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. His thoughts and prayers are with the Phil Bushey family. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at email@example.com.