Russel talks with Sade about the postcard he gets every week from his Sunday School teacher, telling that he was missed in class. He hasn’t missed Sunday School in a long time. Vic enters to have a lunch of beef puncles, and with news that ought to make Sade particularly happy. Instead, the check that Hank Gutstop paid towards his many loans from Vic only raises doubt from Sade.
The $8 he paid doesn’t come close to the hundreds of dollars that has been borrowed over the years. Vic is impressed that the payment came while his friend was on vacation in a location near the Missouri State Home for the Tall. It may not begin to cover the debts, but given Hanks track record, Sade ought to at least be glad to get what she can out of old Hank.