20 Days Under Quarantine
Pat needs Wiley’s help – their cousin Amy cut her leg, she needs medical attention but none of Pat’s family dare go into town for fear of being shot after Chuck’s little reign of attempted terror. They need Wiley to be an ambassador for them – they’re also keeping her baby while she goes and gets help, ostensibly because she can’t do both but mainly because Ronnie tried to rape her and they don’t want her to run without helping. Yes the baby is being held hostage. No, Tracy, “Sorry” doesn’t really make up for that.
To Gord and Hannah where Gord describes how Hannah being a Mennonite and sticking to her Mennonite friends made them very much outsiders at school. She also doesn’t want a ride back to her community, when it’s clear she doesn’t want to explain, Gord lets it lie and offers her a place to stay. Hoepefully she’ll have home cures for their cows which are all ill with cow disease.
Two of Chuck’s minions are wandering and helpfully telling us that while the power is on, the phones are still down when Vince becomes very ill. To Gord who is there to fix everyone’s problems and is far too good or these people!
He goes with them and, after examining him, tells them that Vince’s appendix has burst which is very not good in a town without hospitals or doctors. Chuck decides they need to fly Vince over the fence and, thankfully, one of his other minions, Kevin, has had a couple of flying lessons. How lucky, I’m sure every small town has a trainee pilot or two under the age of 22 hanging around.
Wylie joins them looking for antibiotics but, of course, Chuck refuses because he hates them so much (despite the fact the Creekers have done absolutely nothing to him – unlike him to them). Chuck will only allow the family to have antibiotics if they get the pain killers Ronnie took back
Gord (who is too good for these people) points out that Kevin flying in a no fly zone with his limited experience of flying and trying to get a hospital to accept a sick quarantine kid is pretty suicidal but Chuck won’t hear it – he has to DO SOMETHING (even if that something is not helpful or sensible). Chuck dismisses Gord to his farm, calling it a mistake to call him despite Gord having made the diagnosis – but he then dared to disagree with the precious Chuck.
Next step on Gord’s list is reassuring a fretting Melissa.