Anyway what we get is one last brief look at our protags in the last few hours before the Rapture.
Judd, as you recall, is on a plane piloted by Rayford Steele. And we get a brief appearance from Fred's favourite character. And of course, everyone's favourite GIRAT is there.
"I'm a writer," Buck said. "With Global Weekly."
Wow, Judd thought. A big shot. And not that old.
This is clearly set in Fantasyland. How many teenagers even care about journalists, much less know their names? But then again, we've already seen that a requirement of this world is that everyone bows to the greatness that is Rayford and Buck.
Now to Vicki.
Anyway apparently her parents' conversion has completely changed them from the drinking, carousing trailer trash stereotype to Assholes for Christ. I am, once again, in complete sympathy with Vicki.
When she went to church, she hated it. Sometimes her mother looked at her to see if she had listened to what the pastor had just said, and at other times her mother leaned over and whispered the pastor's last sentence. "Get out my face!" Vicki hissed at her.
And the audience is in complete sympathy with Vicki. I'm pretty sure when Jesus said,"Go and make disciples of all the nations," he didn't mean, "Be an asshole and be sure to violate their personal space."
Anyway, she keeps trying to push her father's buttons and what happens is this:
"I think the devil's got a hold of your soul and he won't let go!" her father exclaimed.
Sorry to use emoticons but there's no other way to convey it. This is my expression on my face: O_o
So Vicki can't just be bitter that it took you guys until now to clean up your act or that you're constantly in her face about everything, she has to be possessed by the devil?! There are no words.
But Vicki has a pretty good response.
"What?!" she said. "You really believe that, don't you? You think we're living in the dark ages and maybe I'm a witch, is that it?"
And the world cheers for Vicki and begs her to resist the authors' plan to turn her into a Stepford Wife.
Anyway, not much happening on Lionel's end, just more mentions of his Uncle Andre's whispering whiny laugh which makes it clear that his status as a great storyteller is an Informed Attribute.
Now to Ryan.
There's not much going on at Ryan's end either, just that his mother suggested he go to church with Raymie Steele, and he hears some sirens off in the distance.
Man, this was a pointless chapter. I should have just watched paint dry. At least I could have gotten high off the fumes.