Stark comes back, leading Fargo in by the neck. Fargo and the woman are familiar with each other, and we learn that her name is Tracy and that she usually helps certain dog show competitors upgrade their robots to win the show. Tracy says she's not helping anyone out this year, as the dog show has become too competitive for her liking. Meanwhile, Carter wants to know why he's here. Stark answers that Tracy is giving Stark one her logic diamonds to give to Allison as a wedding gift, and, as town sheriff, Carter has to sign it out. Wow, could Stark be any more romantic? Giving his new wife something he got for free from the place where they both work? Why not a stapler, or a ream of copy paper while you're at it, Stark? Carter thumb-prints his okay and Stark leaves.
Fargo suspiciously says that with Fifi dead, it looks like anyone could win the dog show now. Yes, anyone could win... even... FARGO? Put him on the Fifi sabotage suspect list! Carter doesn't care about dog shows and asks Fargo about the earthquake. Fargo immediately says earthquakes are impossible in Eureka (this seismic stability is a way too well-known fact), but if Carter wants to ask a real expert, he should go to Dr. Hood, a retired geologist.
Dr. Hood is played by the eternally youthful, if bearded, Alan Ruck. Like every scientist who has ever appeared on this show, Hood is just a tad bit eccentric, especially when it comes to his chosen field. But the weirdest thing about him has got to be the fact that he chooses to put all of his expensive electronic geology equipment outside with just a tarp overhead to protect it from the elements. No protection on the side, which means that all he needs is a windy, rainy day for his entire set-up to be rendered useless. Could they not afford indoor sets that day or something? Dr. Hood agrees with the others that Eureka is built on fault-free land, so the chances of Carter being in an earthquake are pretty slim. But he pulls up a geological survey map of the area anyway, and shows Carter that it's free of seismic activity. "Dead as Toledo on a Saturday night," Hood says. Carter smiles at this joke and tries to counter with jokes of his own about the shimmering lights he saw before the earthquake and the robot dog sabotage he'll be investigating instead from now on, but Hood doesn't get them at all. Poor Carter. At least he tries.