Coach McGinty asks his team to share their deepest fears. Intially, they think of their small fears, such as insects; however, he encourages them to think deeper. Shane cites the fear of quicksand as a metaphor for not being prepared.
Leo asks Josh about his day with Stanley, a psychotherapist. He uses a metaphor to describe Josh's PTSD situation and states that he'd like to help him. After Josh leaves the office, the carolers trigger Josh's PTSD.
Through a song, the Trolls explain the history of hip hop, and how it has become a staple of modern American music and culture. They discuss the foundations of hip hop, and how it has changed, almost into a completely different genre.
A tired, worn-down soldier sees a butterfly through the gaps in the sandbags that protect him. He is shot in the process of reaching for it.The butterfly represents the beauty of the world; beauty that war is not afraid to tarnish.