That's my newest theory: aliens. There is no massive government conspiracy or plot; there is no human experiment; this has nothing to do with drugs and Big Jim Rennie as a drug kingpin. This is all about aliens.
In another storyline, Big Jim realizes his power is slipping as Aolie-Bad-Teeth-Farmer-Man decides to just take all of his propane supply. Jim spends the episode getting drunk before committing murder again, in an obvious effort to show Aolie who is really boss. People have got to catch on soon; he is always so close to the edge of losing it and going full on crazy that eventually someone has to notice. Like his son, Big Jim is not working with a full deck. What's next for Big Jim? If he figures out that some "alien" force has landed in Chester's Mill, I suspect he may want to strike a bargain with them. He wants to be the hero, to be known for saving the town. If he can swing it so it comes out that way, I know he will. However, makes me wonder if he hasn't somehow been in on this all along; it just had unintended consequences or he made a deal he didn't fully understand.
Miscellaneous Notes from Imperfect Cirlces
--"Got him." And with that Junior is officially certifiable and someone needs to take away his gun right now.
--Angie's look of sympathy when she witnessed Big Jim throw Junior out of the house (and slap him) makes me fear that she'll soon run back to him. Though, she did hold her ground nicely when he showed up at the dinner.
--Return of long-haired Asian skateboarder. Apparently his name is Ben. At least this episode I got a little respect for him, refusing to leave Angie's side.
--"Do you ever wonder why it picked us?" Why did it pick Jorrie? What is so special about them? Joey, I understand a little. He is obviously super smart. Norrie has a non-traditional family but that's about all. She is good at lying and stealing, though. She has survival instincts. Maybe together they represent whatever the "egg" is looking for.
--Will Jorrie tell anyone about the egg? I'm guessing not. They'll want to work out the mystery themselves. So who discovers it next? My money is on Jim or Barlie.