This is the story of a woman\\\'s attempt to escape a huge, brutal husband who occasionally beats her to underscore his dominance. He is so big and strong he simultaneously thumps Quint and Festus. His victim winds up helping him in the fight, and laughing about going back with him, explaining that he doesn\\\'t always whup on her--as if that makes even one whupping from this behemoth anything less than a major crime.
Ask any expert on domestic violence. This episode teems with stereotypes which have terribly warped public perceptions of battered women through the decades.