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Sacrifice
Season 3, Episode 11
#41
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Air date

November 17, 2008

Written by

Dino Stamatopoulos

Directed by

Chris McKay

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Sundays
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Nesting


Season Guide






PlotEdit

This episode starts with a flashback to the episode "Numb", which shows how Clay has found Dr. Potterswheel's handkerchief at home. The rest of the episode takes place very shortly after the conclusion of "Sundays". Reverend Putty, as dejected as the rest of the congregation, delivers a quick Easter sermon about how nothingness can mean hope, as when the tomb was opened after Jesus' death.

Clay, who has skipped church, goes to Forghetty's to drown his sorrows. Reverend Putty, Officer Papermouth and Potterswheel later join him, with Putty breaking up with Florence as he enters. Clay launches into a series of alcohol-fueled despondent rants, threatening that he will kill someone if he has to go into work and claiming to make repeated sacrifices for his family.

Unfortunately, the conversation eventually turns for the worst; Clay then targets everyone in the establishment. He mocks Papermouth for Florence sleeping with another man (hinting that it's Putty), becomes a chauvinist to Dolly, and implies that Potterswheel gave his wife an overdose of painkillers instead of medicine when she was sick. Clay rants about relationships and tries to goad everyone into hitting him, but instead the bartender and three men walk out of the bar, seeing that he is not worth it. A defeated Clay fumes that the town's role-models have made Orel "sensitive".

At home, Orel tries unsuccessfully to call Clay at the bar and Bloberta searches frantically for Potterswheel's handkerchief. Shapey says his first complete sentence, leading Orel to remark how things have changed. The episode ends with Clay going into the nature reserve and coming back with a bear strapped to the roof of his car.

CharactersEdit

Minor appearancesEdit

NotesEdit

  • "Bottomless Pit" by Savoy plays during the end credits.

Episode Tie-InsEdit

  • Honor - In the credits, Clay drives back to the Nature Reserve and brings back the dead bear, strapped to the roof of his car.
  • Numb - At the end, Bloberta is searching frantically for Potterswheel's handkerchief.
  • Sundays - This episode takes place straight afterwards.

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