Penny enjoys taking a break from her intolerable family whom she was wearily resigned to. Her new power is no insignificant thing but Penny does not see the devastating consequences coming. Also if she wasn’t such an incompetent parent, things wouldn’t have come to this. Also she is kind of infuriating, under-reacts to the amulet’s power and is heading for a flameout as her long suppressed palpable bitchery, raw bile and moral squalor erupt.
One night her husband gets frenzied as he listens to the radio. It seems the nuclear disarmament talks have broken down and WW3 has begun. The USSR has launched first (but of course), alarms blare, her husband and one of her sons start crying and Penny’s mental collapse takes place. She freezes time and wanders around her frozen town of panicked people. The final image is her seeing a badly done CGI missile hanging over her town as she stands next to a cinema showing ‘Fail Safe’ and ‘Dr Strangelove’. This was okay.
“Where’s my Cyndi Lauper record?”
“Nuclear war has just broken out.”
“This is the end.”
“You know her?”
“Bizzy’s the one who should be sorry.”
“I’m a gravedigger babe; I bury things bigger than this everyday.”
“I have to make sure they have no future.”