Actually, I think it’s more likely that he’s worked up about it because of the damage the episode does to Scientology.
For one thing, they’re going to have to alter all of their course materials for the Wall of Fire, because it purports to a level that’s akin to defusing a bomb. Adherants are convinced that they are all reincarnated souls who were present at the volcano incident, which was intended to program them with engrams allowing Xenu to dominate them in perpetuity. The deepest level of programming protects the conspiracy by causing anyhone who hears about it (without first being properly deprogrammed at great cost) to physically self destruct by running “cancer” programs, or “tuberculosis” programs, or any number of other provoked, rapidly-fatal illnesses.
It’s hugely important to keep a lid on things this way, because Scientology is very carefully structured to “emulate” basic rationality in the early stages and then very gradually lead people into the extremely out-there stuff. It’s easy enough to get people off the street involved when you present yourself as being an ultra-rational variant of psychology, showing people how to become better communicators so that they can be more successful in their careers and personal lives – but not very lucrative. One you convince people they have supernatural powers and your organization represents the thin blue line of ubermensch protecting humanity from annihilation by evil aliens and their fifth column disguised as human beings, that’s when they’ll take out a second mortgage for you without blinking. But you can’t just hit them with that cold.
Anyway, that episode is extremely damaging to the organization. Spelling out the extreme wackiness of it will limit the number of new blood they can hope to enroll, and presents problems for members who’ve passed OTIII. Presented with the knowledge that that episode has been viewed by millions of people, there are only two possibilities: Either a massive segment of the population is going to sicken and die within a matter of weeks, or they’ve been fed a bunch of bullshit.
You can bet Tom is getting huge pressure to do whatever he can to block the episode.