It only took an hour or two, but in the end, Smalls was the victor. By sundown, T2 & family had begun their retreat to the less desirable habitat to the West. And thankfully nobody was dead.
While the whole episode appears to be a setback for T2 & Linda Hamilton and their young family, and a violent victory for Smalls & Mercedes and theirs, there was, in fact, a kind of truce & tolerance vibe towards the end of the whole thing. Did Smalls just kick poor T2 out of the primo oceanfront habitat like a little thug? Or is something else going on? Could it be? Could Smalls actually be heeding Tufters’ call to share the beach? Could Smalls attacks on young T3 & T4 this season be more about disciplining them? Could Smalls be looking to team up with the Oystercatchers in an attempt to survive our vacations?