Back to present time, Charlie finds a postcard from Chicago.
The weather is here, wish you were beautiful
Suddenly, Danny (formerly “the crying boy”), has an asthma attack, and Charlie kicks out the windshield of the RV to get Danny out into the fresh air. We see someone mixing up some green paint, a woman (but definitely NOT the mother, Ben’s wife) hands it to Danny to drink.
He does so, begrudgingly. Ben scolds Charlie “You are supposed to watch out for him.” Charlie says nothing is safe, everything is off limits. Ben tells her that it isn’t safe to wander. Charlie asks “There other towns like ours? Right. Other people?” Ben says, yes, over the rainbow.
I’m Dr. Mom. I sleep with your Dad.
The Doctor-Maggie- we’ll call her Dr Mom tried to interject that it’s dangerous out there and she understands and Charlie says just because Dr Mom is banging her Dad it doesn’t make her part of the family- she isn’t Mom. We learn that “Actual Mom” died… “out there.”
Charlie storms off because Miss Gulch took her dog.
We see her going into a “secret hiding place” and she pulls out a Return of the Jedi lunchbox.
btw, that lunchbox is worth about $75 on the lunchbox black market
A metal lunchbox. Ok, now I’m confused.
Inside the lunchbox is: a first generation Ipod,swiss army knife, a Rubix cube, a few postcards of NY and Chicago, a silly band and a PEZ dispenser (which I feel is a personal nod to me, as I’m a pez collector). I’m confused because, we are to assume these are things from her childhood- or things from “when there was light.” But certainly some of these things are from before her time, if the lights went out in present day 2012 or even 2010 or even 2005. A metal lunchbox, a first generation ipod and a Rubix cube- not exactly current. So whose things are these? Her Mom’s maybe?
The scene shifts back to Apocalyptic Wisteria Lane and Ben.
Wisteria Lane has seen better days. Brie must be back in jail
I need to get off this horse and back to the Election
Suddenly a Dude, Barrack Obama on a horse (real name: Neville), with a bunch if soldiers/thugs. Everyone seems to fear him. “We already paid our spring taxes…” Even in the future taxes are a beeotch.
Look, I know we are bros, but you don’t need to give me jewelry
Ben, totally on the downlow, slips the amulet (with the thumb drive) to Aaron. And tells him to keep it safe and if anything happens to him to stay “off the roads.” Neville asks “Do you know Ben Matheson?” Ben is like “You’re looking at him.” Neville is asking about Ben’s Brother Miles Matheson (ok, he has a name, I’ll stop calling him Chief Swan). “The Monroe Republic” is looking for Ben and Miles. They have been searching for Ben and Miles for a long time on the orders of General Sebastian Monroe. And Neville is in no mood for BS. He tells Ben to climb into the wagon or he will “conscript all of your children and re-educate them until they don’t remember your names.”