Jo doesn't hate Eureka after all, as she's tagging along with Carter on the visit to Dr. Leonardo. And she is wearing a really ugly cardigan, so let's all hope she gets her job back soon so she can wear uniforms again. Carter tries to charm Dr. Leonardo by discussing his own inability to garden as she puts some soil over a seed. She finishes, and he asks if she's working on anything that could make trees spontaneously fall down. She says she's actually working on the opposite, and before she can explain it to Carter, he gets an example right in his face as he turns around and walks into a full-grown tree where Leonardo just planted the seed. Yes, she's found a way to make instant trees. Carter asks if she can take a look at some samples of the fallen trees to rule out her department's involvement in what happened. Dr. Leonardo takes the samples to check out, then asks Carter and Jo why they aren't wearing uniforms. "It's an unofficial visit," Carter hedges. But Dr. Leonardo knows all about hedges because she's a tree gene doctor, so she follows that up with "is it true that you guys got fired?" Jo admits that Carter was fired and she quit. With that, Dr. Leonardo hands the wood samples back and says she can't tell "civilians" anything about classified GD information. Except what she already told them and showed them with the insta-tree and what they pick up every day as they wander around the top-secret town with no security clearance. Hell, Carter lives in a GD project! It makes no sense. Busted, all Carter can do is thank her for her non-help.
Let's head over to that antenna array thing Harry was talking about earlier. Sheriff Andy is tending to it now, as Carter drives up to talk to him. Andy says he's running a diagnostic on the security system because there's some trouble with the satellites. See? Sheriff Andy is better than Carter! Carter could never do that. Carter asks Sheriff Andy to talk to Dr. Leonardo. Of course, Sheriff Andy knows exactly who she is, because he's really good at his job. He can also assume that Carter thinks she has some kind of involvement with the fallen trees. Carter says she won't talk to a civilian, nor can Carter explain intuition and hunches to a robot. Sheriff Andy patiently and kindly explains that he's the town sheriff and Carter is not, so he should be doing any and all investigating. And he has no intention of investigating this, clearly. Carter gives up and walks off to do some packing. "I am on top of this," Sheriff Andy assures him. It turns out that Sheriff Andy does not have the reflexes of, say, Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, as when one of the dishes slowly falls on top of him, he just stands there and lets it happen.