Back at the school, Ben is telling Tom about how he found Scott lying in a little pool of blood next to the transmitter. Of course we don't actually SEE this, because that would have taken precious time away from Weaver and Hal's brilliant verbal exchange. Scott is perfectly conscious and being tended to by Anne and Lourdes. Ricky is like the worst hybrid species traitor attacker ever. He couldn't even do harm to the old guy! Tom and Ben enter, and Ben asks Scott if it was Rick who attacked him. Both Scott and Tom seem surprised that Ben would come to this conclusion, even though anyone with eyes and a brain would know that Rick has been a huge fucking weirdo for the last six episodes! Scott says, and I quote, "Rick was hanging from the ceiling, like some crazy bat. Don't ask me how." Yes, like some crazy bat. Or a crazy skittering alien. Whichever. If these people are representative of the human species, then we deserve to be eviscerated. Have at it, hostile alien overlords! You were right all along.
Scott says that Rick knew just what to take to screw with the transmitter, and Anne is shocked that Rick would turn to sabotage. Dude, he drew a cartoon of himself being tickled by a Skitter. This isn't so hard to figure out. Tom guesses that the harness isn't going away and says that they need to find Rick. Ben, however, finds Rick first. Rick is, of course, lurking behind a doorway to be extra creepy as Ben enters. Ben is not in the mood for these creepazoid shenanigans, and pushes Rick against the wall while asking why he hurt Scott. Rick's mission was to get the vacuum tube in order to stop Scott from keeping the Skitters away. Ben gets extra Canadian as he says that if Rick gives back the radio part, everyone will forgive him and think he was just confused because of the harness. Sadly for Ben, Rick is not as stupid as everyone else in the 2nd Mass. He pockets the part, and then tells Ben, "I know you can hear them too." At this, Ben's façade drops and he points to his skull, saying, "I want them out of my head." Rick does not even understand why anyone wouldn't want to have alien voices in their head at all times. He tells Ben that the aliens are better than the humans, and that the two of them can be a part of that. Rick gets extra serious as he says that he wants the harness back, and he knows that Ben does too. He invites Ben to come with him on a search for their erstwhile foster families.
Ben hesitates for just a second before yelling for help and sending someone to get his dad. Rick escapes through the window and starts running and Ben follows him, yelling for everyone else to stop him because he's going to warn the Skitters. Because Rick has special Skitter powers, he can do things like leap over a school bus and run really fast, so it's hard to catch him. I wish there had been a trampoline to give him some extra lift as he bounded over that bus. Ben starts to run after Rick, and then some idiot tries to shoot Ben. Maggie redirects his aim just in time. Ben is like, "Really?" Tom takes the guy's gun, and the guy tells Maggie that if aliens figure out where they are, then they're dead. Maggie suggests that he save his ammo for them, and not the kids. Except for Rick. I mean, everyone would be a lot better off if he were at least traumatically injured. Tom tells Ben to go back inside and hang out with Anne while he goes after Rick. He puts Maggie in temporary charge while he's gone. I bet she'll have the whole place shaped up in half an hour!