On the Inner Show's sound stage in Hollywood, a cute young lady chases after Tom Amandes. "Mr. Fisher," she calls out. "Morning, Skye," he says. Thank you, writers, for introducing most of the character names right off the bat. Skye says she's been researching blood splatter patterns. She should just randomly throw blood on the walls like Supernatural. She's two weeks into her job and happy as could be. She tentatively broaches the subject of fan sites, which she has also been researching. Most of them are cool and fun. "But then there... the other ones," she says. "The ones you find if you follow certain links." She says this like it's a big conspiracy instead of, you know, how the Internet works. She says the sites were hard to get into. She's never heard of fan factions, apparently. "Some of them actually seem kind of scared," she says. Eerie music plays. Skye says they're scared of the show, or maybe of other fans. She's never heard of role playing, apparently. Fisher tells Skye she's being crazy and naïve, although not in those words.
Elsewhere in town, Alaric from The Vampire Diaries is arguing with his editor about a piece he just wrote. "You wrote it like you're still covering D.C. for the Post," the editor says. When Alaric tries to protest, the editor cuts him off: "Jeff, the Word isn't the same paper anymore." Jeff is further cut off when he gets a call from the fanboy. "Hey, Nate, what's up?" Fanboy Nate is freaking out and asks Jeff to meet him at the diner. "Promise me you'll come," he says. "Come on, man, you're my brother!" It seems like Jeff is no stranger to his brother's freakouts, but agrees to meet him.
When they meet, Nate and Jeff establish for us that Jeff sort of raised his younger brother after their parents died. It's a mystery, then, why Nate sounds totally Canadian and big brother doesn't. It's also kind of a shocker that Nate is supposed to be 20, when he looks to be in his mid-30s. Even by CW standards, it's a stretch. Anyway, this is Jeff's gentle way of trying to point out that Nate shouldn't be wasting his life. Before Nate can discuss why he convened this meeting, he notices another waitress kind of giving him a shifty look. Actually, she doesn't look shifty at all, but Nate acts like she does. "I made contact with them last night," Nate says in hushed tones, "and I think they're after me now." Jeff assumes it's about drugs, but Nate swears he's clean. He starts to explain about Inner Show, eliciting some severe eye-rolling from Jeff. Jeff's hair is forming, like, eaves above his forehead. It's so... architectural. He notices the same red car from Inner Show creeping up the alley outside. "Please help me get away from this," Nate says, nearly crying. "From a TV show?" Jeff scoffs. Nate whips out his notebook to explain, but Jeff doesn't want to hear it. "If anything happens to me, find Merriam," Nate pleads. He gives his big bro a pair of 3D glasses like they're important. Jeff doesn't get it, but takes them.