When Pete the Police Officer finally manages to get the door open he finds the bathroom empty, its window ajar. Out in the parking garage Curtis hides behind a car as a police cruiser drives by in pursuit. The cops leave, but someone else pulls in and parks. Curtis, still running on adrenaline, calls him by name and asks him for help.
“Do I know you?” Nathan asks. Not content to be ordinary, he continues, “Are you taking a shit?” He raises his voice and points, “There’s a guy over here taking a shit!” Hehe. Well, Curtis, you are crouching with your butt up in the air all weird. Nathan’s not done, though: “Do you need me to get you toilet paper?” Curtis waves him off, saying he mistook him for someone else and yells at him to go. Yeah, Nathan wouldn’t have been that helpful under any circumstance, I don’t think.
Curtis tries to call Sam but gets voice-mail. The cops are still milling about but they can’t catch a pro track runner, so Curtis is able to make his escape. Sam calls Curtis and says that the cops let her go. She’s still in the club with Danny (the drug dealer) who wants his cocaine back. Curtis says he’ll give him the money, and that he’s on his way.
In a bowling alley Nathan’s doing his best impression of John Tuturro’s Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski, but, ugh, that is more gross than funny because who knows where that ball has been. I doubt Nathan owns his own ball like Quintana would have, and ugh, shudders. The impression is ruined in seconds anyway because Nathan gutter-balls.
After his defeat, Nathan’s cruising for some snacks. He takes a chug of milk, but spits it out and puts the carton back into the case. Gross. That’s mixing impressions anyway; you were doing Quintana, not The Dude. But none of that matters because the Pick ‘N’ Mix mystery is finally solved! Hooray! Hey, I actually knew what that was, I just didn’t know what it’s called.
Pick ‘N’ Mix is assorted candy that you can mix together and buy in bulk. I’m explaining it poorly, but it’s one of those things that’s just easier to see so here: have a picture. Nathan scarfs a handful of gummy bears before he’s accosted by the manager of the bowling alley, who’s been eying him this whole time.
The manager, Beverly Morgan, takes Nathan to task for treating the concessions at the bowling alley like a buffet. He says Nathan has to pay for them; if he doesn’t, it’s theft, and he can call the police. Nathan’s incredulous, though mostly he’s just his usual irreverent self.
He doesn’t believe he’ll be done-in for eating Pick ‘N’Mix, so he instead focuses on Beverly’s name: “Isn’t that a woman’s name?” As Beverly tries to give Nathan his final warning, Nathan talks over him, wondering why his parents would give him a woman’s name, and does that mean he was born with both sets of genitalia? Beverly calls for security, but Nathan struggles to free himself. He grabs for the microphone Beverly used to summon security to cry for help from the uninterested patrons of the bowling alley.
Security wrestles Nathan to the ground, so he goes for a classic ploy: he shakes his limbs and makes choking noises, like he’s having a seizure. It works for a moment: Beverly tells the security guard to get off Nathan and call an ambulance. As soon as he’s free Nathan tries to get up and run. He leads Beverly and security in a merry chase across the bowling lanes until he’s finally apprehended.
After the break we see Nathan’s been moved to Beverly’s office. Beverly’s lecturing him on how he was a “right cocky young arsehole” when he was younger, so he gets it, but Nathan needs to pay for the damage he’s incurred. Nathan says that he won’t grow up to be like Bev, because if he does, he’ll have to kill himself.
If this were a different show it would go into Nathan either creating a better future for himself because he matures and fulfills his potential, or learning to accept that there can be dignity and joy in a simple life. But, luckily for us, Misfits is not that kind of show. At all. Instead, we’re going to see how Nathan manages to land himself in community service for eating gummy bears.
The credit card Nathan supplies is expired, so Beverly tosses it back at Nathan and screams at him to get someone down to pay for it right away. Jeez, chill out, Bev. I guess Nathan was winding you up for a while; we’d all want to yell at him by the end of that.