Coincidentally, all this month PBS was running a rather tedious Roman-themed series from BBC London - about the 3rd repeat in the same amount of years. Those same polystyrene columns, again and again. Could Roy have been influenced?
Dark clouds spill from 'The Refinery' and settle over Roy's little house during the night. Roy has become an expert at interpreting the meaning and significance beyond the city limits of Point Richmond as far away as the capital.
Some of these high-minded ideas may have something to do with inhalation of a recent toxins discharge from the Point Richmond refinery. Despite a company spokesman's categorical denial that there could possibly be any measurable, negative repercussions, Roy's tone is definitely combative I'd say.
Roy knew a thing or two about the Cosmos and was always ready to give vent to that knowledge... the saving grace of the man was... he could always bring it back down to earth whenever he had to run to the toilet.