Erica sits in the dark of her kitchen, crying. Tyler has his bags packed. He is leaving. Tyler being Tyler, he blames his mother for his father's demise. He is going to join the Visitors and fight the evil nasty humans who killed his father. Erica tries to explain to him that he is wrong, all wrong. But she doesn't actually tell him anything and he freaks out and screams in her face that it's her fault and if she had done her job and defeated the Fifth Column single-handedly then Joe would still be alive. She slaps him, which he TOTALLY DESERVES. So he leaves and she cries, alone again, naturally.
Later, at the Fab Four's HQ, Jack and Kyle are there, joined by Chad Decker. Erica enters the room and the men all stand up to greet their leader. Jack tells Erica that he is so sorry. She nods and confirms that Joe is dead. Kyle looks guilty (AS HE SHOULD). She gulps and adds that Tyler is gone. She gulps again. She tells them that Cohen left her in charge of the entire operations of the Fifth Column, every cell, every soldier. Her first act as Commander in Chief is to go on the offensive. Jack reminds her that he was a soldier once, and will be again. Chad promises to go the distance, whatever the cost. She looks Kyle in the eyes and apologizes for not believing him about Ryan (may he rest in peace). She conscripted him because she needed a warrior, but she has kept him caged. No more. She is a mother and a widow and she is going to rain hell down on the Visitors and she is going to need his help. Just until he retires with Sarah to Boca, of course. Oh wait, Kyle, didn't the Visitors return Sarah to you yet? No? Huh.
Melissa Locker a.k.a. Lulu Bates is still reeling over the thought that this episode might actually have been good. You can follow her on Twitter @woolyknickers.