Upon learning of the ambiguous "insurance policy" Max has threatening to expose Big Jim and Barbie, Big Jim goes off in search of leads and comes across an older woman, Agatha, who soon reveals herself as Max's mother. As she is armed with a shotgun to his head as well as Big Jim's secrets, he manages to disarm her and lets her drown when she falls into the lake. Max shows Barbie the fighting ring she has created at the cement factory and forces him to fight in a match, Barbie throws the fight as Max had anticipated, allowing her to win the goods other townspeople had gambled. Barbie decides to cut ties with Max and tell Julia his secrets, but having pieced the circumstances together, Julia forgives him. After Linda and Julia find Duke's confession letter explaining his and Big Jim's involvement in obtaining propane for a nearby drug ring, she brings Big Jim in for questioning. Joe, Norrie and Angie discover that Junior is the fourth person connected to the dome when their hands placed together on the Mini-Dome causes multiple constellations of pink stars to appear.