Susan, Bernice, and Kevin are trapped at the Clarion office while the police– under direction from Brummel, presumably — try to get in to them slash stake out the building. They need a miracle! Instead they get a ringing phone.
Clearly, they ignore it, so as not to give away their presence for certain. However, the accountant leaves a message, and Bernice… picks up the phone from the back, knowing that it’s probably being tapped since there was a full-on stakeout overnight. She tells him to get word out to her uncle and to the county prosecutor, now that they have the final proof.
The next call is from someone with a bunch of angry feds who have been tracing Kaseph this whole time. Bernice tells him to bring them to the college at 2, when the big meeting is going down to, I guess, “take over Ashton”, by which she means buy Whitmore College in a seemingly legal business transaction.
The next call is from the state attorney general. The next is from the county prosecutor. So apparently they’ll have a full court, including feds to arrest people in the first place. Yay?
Meanwhile, at the jail, I think Lou Stanley just accused Alf Brummel of rape?
“You’ve talked about pulling a stunt like this many times, Alf! I’ve heard you say that all you needed was the right opportunity. Well now I’m saying that you’ve done it. I’m accusing you, Alf!”
Lolwut. Anyway, Alf won’t let Mary in either, for whatever reason. Alf is backed into a corner by a number of churchgoers who point accusing fingers at him. He flees into the building, where he finds out nobody believes Hank is a rapist because he’s such a good person and let’s just not go into how good people commit rape all the fucking time and get away with it because obviously it’s a trumped-up false charge because evil lying wommenz.
Bernice calls Brummel to tell him to let Hogan go because she has evidence against him. He does so. In his blind panic, he then lies to Juleen about not having heard from Bernice… and she believes him. Suddenly, a flash of clarity and insight: She’s not all powerful. He could just sit back and let this all come crashing down on her head. She can’t know everything. It’s like a breath of fresh air in the middle of his panic attack. Too bad it’s coming from a demon 😦