SHOCKINGLY, Jo drives her Product Placement Police Car to her and Carter's next stop. After a long, lingering dolly shot across the car's front end, she exposits that they're at Lieber's house to get Fargo's converter back. Jo sounds pretty much done with the entire thing, saying if Lieber doesn't return it, then she'll just set up a cage match between Lieber and Fargo to settle this. Carter says he'd bet on Fargo to win it because he's "scrappy," but he clearly doesn't have too much confidence in Fargo since he'll only bet $5. They walk right on into Lieber's house to find a bunch of either burnt out or flickering lights and no response from Lieber. Carter tries to turn a light on, only to get a shock from the light switch. I used to hate it when that happened, but then I moved away from those cold, dry New England winters and it hasn't been a problem since. The weather can't be blamed for what's going on in Lieber's house, as Carter and Jo quickly smell "something" burning and rush off to investigate. They find both Lieber and the source of the burning smell in his lab, and they're one and the same. By which I mean that Lieber has suffered the fate of many a GD scientist and is a smoldering pile of crispy bones.
After the break, town mayor/coroner Henry has arrived with a body bag and zips the remains of Lieber inside it. But he's clearly still upset about the whole Kim thing, because his heart just isn't in it. He says he'll do an autopsy, but his first impression is that Lieber was electrocuted. Carter asks if he has any idea what malfunctioned, perhaps looking a little bit nervous that it had something to do with Lieber accidentally using a more powerful boost converter. Henry just snaps that it could have been anything, since Lieber was an expert in electro-magnetic physics and apparently that means electrocution at every turn. "Pick one!" he barks at Carter before quickly apologizing. Jo, the bottom of her face partially ensconced in shadow because I think she stepped out of her light for a second, says that the boost converter Fargo wanted is missing -- yanked clean out of its panel. Oooh, how does she know? Does Jo know where boost converters go and stuff? I'm impressed! Carter begs Henry to tell him that a boost converter couldn't have caused this, but Henry can't.