Fargo hates this plan, as it means yet another crushing of his precious robot, which he just finished getting to speak English again. But the general loves it, because it'll show everyone just how necessary a robot sheriff really is. "No," Andy says. Whoops! When the safety of the entire town and the West Coast are relying on him, Sheriff Andy has found a loophole in the town charter that says he must avoid "unreasonable personal danger" while doing his duty. But... this isn't unreasonable. It seems to be the only way to save a whole bunch of lives. Sheriff Andy says he's really sorry, but he must refuse the assignment. There isn't enough time to rig up a drone to do the job instead or, apparently, to program Sheriff Andy not to refuse direct orders, so Carter volunteers for the suicide mission.
Henry outfits the Sheriffmobile (yes, one underwent the traditional episode destruction, but they always have another on tap!) with something that will protect it and Carter inside from the effects of the gravity wells. "What happens when I get out of the car?" Carter asks nervously. "You're on your own!" Henry chuckles. Um, that's not funny. Carter has a 93% chance of dying. These people are sociopaths. Only the cowardly Sheriff Andy looks at all sad as he waves good-bye to Carter. Carter doesn't wave back. He drives off, and Sheriff Andy exposits that while Fargo did not have time to program Sheriff Andy to do the mission, he was able to change his infra-red vision into gravity well vision, so he can see the wells. Uh ... then why wouldn't Sheriff Andy be the one to go to the barn? Since he can SEE THE DANGER, he'll be able to avoid the gravity wells and stand a much better chance of surviving (and accomplishing the mission) than Carter! It makes no sense! So many plot holes! Why? They had an entire year to write this episode! Sheriff Andy asks Allison why Carter is doing this for the town when it isn't even his job. "It's who he is," Allison smiles, seemingly unconcerned for Carter's safety and well-being.
Carter knows he's reached the proximity to the gravity disturbances when pinecones that weigh as much as anvils start falling on the jeep. Henry warns Carter that he doesn't have much time. Carter drives up to the barn and gets out of the jeep with the power pack. Now, when he's facing all kinds of gravity wells and a barn about to collapse in on itself, he asks Henry what he's supposed to do next. They waste time talking about how heavy Carter's legs feel, and then Carter makes a run for the plug with the power pack and hopes he doesn't run into a gravity well and die. He gets close to the plug, but not close enough. The power pack runs into a gravity well and, despite Carter's best efforts, goes crashing through the floor and down towards the center of the earth. Carter stupidly puts his head over the hole and stares, apparently wanting the same thing that happened to the power pack to happen to his face.