Tess gets serious for a second and annoys the living crap out of Johnson, asking him if he's sure about his calibration on the re-entry pad. He says he most definitely is, and that as long as his lab equipment is up and running in the third dimension, the pad will get them home and he'll get a Nobel Prize. Well, it sounds like nothing could go wrong now. Oh, wait -- here comes Allison, Henry, and Curtis. Allison says Johnson is away for a few days and Henry instantly points out that he left all of his instruments up and running. Curtis spots the entry pad on the ground. You'll notice that neither Henry nor Curtis nor even stupid Allison think it's a good idea to just step on the pad and see what happens unlike some people. Henry says Johnson's instruments could be causing the P-brane disruptions. This makes Curtis very happy, since it'll absolve Drechmeyer of the blame. "I think we found Carter's ghost," Henry says. "Carter's" ghost? He was the last person to believe in that stuff. "You are awesome!" Carter cries out. Oh, but wait -- Henry's next idea is to shut all of Johnson's stuff down, which will mean Carter is stuck in the fifth dimension with Johnson and Tess for the rest of time. And that is not awesome. Johnson knows it and says he'll have to use the re-entry pad now before Henry turns off the machines. Tess protests that he hasn't finished the calibrations. Well, maybe he would have if you weren't talking to him the whole time. Johnson says he knows how to work his machines and puts the re-entry pad on top of the entry pad. The fact that it will take a while to shut Johnson's machines down is exposited for our sake and then Johnson turns his pad on despite Tess's protests. This seems to have been a bad idea. In the third dimension, there are all kinds of P-brane disturbances. In the fifth dimension, Johnson is having a bad time on the re-entry pad. Tess jumps up to save him, but Carter pulls her back, knowing that there's nothing she can do. Johnson's burns get a whole lot worse. Again, I totally blame Tess's distracting ways for this. She's the Babbling Murderer.
After the break, we cut to the rest of the town, where things are flying all over the place. Jo tries to keep order and get people off the streets. Where to, exactly? Inside their homes so they can be impaled by a flying steak knife? There is no escape! On the phone, Allison tells Jo to try to keep people safe. Jo ducks a flying car and tells Allison to tell Carter that she can totally handle this. Only then does Allison realize that she hasn't seen Carter in a while.