She and Warrick make their way over to Emergency Backup David, who's looking a little spooked. The corpse is in the middle of a flattened circle; all the vegetation's been blown down. Emergency Backup David explains that we're looking at the 30-year-old Kevin Staniland, recently of Reno. He adds, "I figured before I processed the body, you'd want to photograph the crop circle." Warrick's all, "Crop? Circle?" Emergency Backup David quavers, "Well, it's a circle in the middle of a field? What would you call it?" Warrick concedes the point. He and Catherine wander over; Catherine wonders if the blindfold means Kevin was in a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey gone terribly wrong. I wonder if Catherine's pumpkin-colored part means she was in a hair-coloring accident gone terribly wrong. Emergency Backup David turns over the body and announces that lividity's fixed, meaning that Kevin died there, instead of being dumped by puckish aliens as they sped off to wreck more crops and hang out with Whitley Streiber readers. Catherine wonders how Kevin ended up in the middle of the circle. As the music goes all funny, Emergency Backup David raises his eyes skyward and says, "I have an idea…" Warrick shoots him a look, and he adds, "I'll keep it to myself."
Back in the dorm, Liam and Sara confirm that the exploding toilet is still a mystery for the ages.
Emergency Backup David's back in the morgue and processing Kevin's body when Nicky bursts in hooting, "Crop circles? Come on, Super Dave, wasn't the alien autopsy embarrassing enough?" Wow, it's a rare day when Nicky can bust someone's chops at work. Usually he's the forensic piñata. Emergency Backup David replies, "Given the circumstances, alien was not an unreasonable conclusion at the time." Nicky snickers, "You need to get a girlfriend." "I'm engaged," Emergency Backup David snaps. Warrick's got a look like, And what does that have to do with getting a girlfriend? Then we get down to transmitting information: there's grass stains on Kevin's knees, and his tighty-whiteys were soaked in urine; it's unclear if that's pre- or post-mortem.
Just then, a big, flat white worm comes poking out of Kevin's mouth. Warrick yelps, "Ohhh! That's ALIEN! What is this?" Emergency Backup David grabs a camera and says, "I've got to document this." Nicky gets to bring the science -- or so he thinks -- with, "Hang on. We've got ourselves a tapeworm, gentlemen. This guy's been eating meat or fish infected with tapeworm cyst." As the TMIcam shows the cyst settling in a stomach, Warrick adds, "And that cyst grows up to be a nice, fat tapeworm that attaches itself to the intestinal wall to suck out all your nutrients." Nicky concludes, "Since this guy's dead, the tapeworm needed to find a new host." And that's when I said, "Really?"