After a brief word from our sponsors, we rejoin Jeff at his brother's house. By now, detectives and a forensics team have arrived. The lead detective -- a woman with a sleekly shaved head -- seems both bored and suspicious as Jeff describes Nate's weird phone call. "You and your brother get along?" she asks. "We get all just fine," Jeff says, miffed at the question. Another detective finds a stash of drugs hidden in the heating grate. Jeff protests that his brother's been clean for a year, but the detective seems to have already made up her mind that drug dealers were involved. While the cops aren't looking, Jeff finds and pockets Nate's cell. A moment later, he notices an episode of the Inner Show playing on the TV. Kelly is confronting Billy about her missing sister. Basically, it sounds like his followers have kind of taken on a life of their own, with not even Billy knowing just how many of them are out there. He hands her a pair of 3D glasses. As he does so, the camera focuses on the tattoo on his hand: boxes within boxes. The end credits roll, with particular emphasis on creator Steven Rae. Jeff remembers the glasses his brother gave him.
On the sound stage, Fisher is being pestered by a network guy named Marc. He's talking about "fan passion," which Skye latches onto. She follows them because she's suspicious about the whole fan thing for no real reason. Marc wants to make changes to the show and meet with Steven Rae, but Fisher pretty much blows him off.
Meanwhile, Jeff has conned his way onto the set by pretending he still works for The Post and wants to do a story about the show. He says he wants to talk to Steven Rae. This seems like overkill. If my brother went missing while obsessing over The X-Files, I wouldn't go track down Chris Carter, for crying out loud. Someone on the staff finds out that Jeff no longer works for that paper and dismisses him as another crazy fan. When Jeff tries to explain about his brother, Skye overhears and follows him. As he's leaving, Jeff bumps into Robert Knepper. He probably has a character name, but nobody says, so let's just say for now that he's Robert Knepper playing Robert Knepper playing Billy Grimm. Jeff is so stunned that his hair crashes over his forehead like a wave in a Japanese painting. He's further stunned when he sees a car just like the one outside the diner.