We find Vic and Sade discussing the latest gossip. It seems that Fred has been talking about joining the lodge. Vic seems sure that he won’t but even if Fred does it won’t make Vic happy at all. They just won’t let anybody join the Mystic Stars of the Milkyway. They have standards, dontcha know.
Vic points out that the lodge is exclusive in member selection to uncle Fletcher when he arrives. Being in the lodge is a matter of great pride, and not something taken lightly by the membership. Sade is afraid that Vic will be harsh in snubbing Fred.
Uncle Fletcher has his own topic of great importance to discuss. will it be the thing to diffuse some of the tension in the air that has Vic so upset? where the lodge is concerned it’s never a laughing matter to Vic.
PS: You have to hand it to uncle Fletcher. His stories may seem abrupt, and not related to anything, but I think it’s way of trying to diffuse a tense situation, or to offer a change of topic when things get heated.
PS: Jimbo Mason has this to add about this episode:
Very similar to the episode
41-02-11 Fred Considering Joining the Lodge;, this one has the added complexity of Uncle Fletcher, who hardly gets a word in edge-wise!
Read more about what Jimbo says on this episode at 43-01-07 Fred Might Join Lodge