The Pershing lifts off. Nothing funny about this at all.
To the Desert:
Returning to earth, Jacob realizes it is time to walk alone into the desert, in order to join the weapons that seem to everyone else to be dying there, but which Jacob now understands are in constant transit to the moon and back. The weapons are calling him, asking that he join them permanently in their travels. Following this beckoning urge, Jacob begins a terminal wander into the desert. The bee-tv inside him shows an endless variety of weapon-events in the air around him, in temporal layers that lie transparently one on the other.