Flashback to last week, where Lan asks Derek to pick her up at the airport. She calls him over to check out an email. It contains pictures of cattle mutilations, and there are strange marks on the dead cow. The email also contains "a v-mail" and Lan works at unzipping the file while Derek watches. Chloe and Jason walk in, just as Lan says, "unzipping it" and Derek is standing over her with his back to the door. In other words, it looks like she was unzipping Derek instead of the file. Jokes are made about it. Derek explains about the cows and Jason guesses "aliens," while Chloe guesses, "Chupacabra." The "v-mail" turns out to be a video clip of some guy in shadow saying that aliens or chupacabras did not cause the cattle mutilations, but that if the Freakylinks gang want to know the truth, they should come to Spano, Texas. Shadow Guy gives the address as 3450 Sex Road, and gives them a date and time to meet. Lan says she's off to Chicago, and Derek says he's off to Texas. Chloe decides to go to Texas too, because "what the hell else [does she] have to do?" I don't know. Research? Take classes? Make money at her real job, whatever it may be? Call her agent to find a new role? The possibilities are endless.
Cut to Derek, Jason, and Chloe driving through Texas and hooting and hollering. Because it's Texas, y'all! They pass a sign that says, "Welcome to Spano, Texas" and some guy is spray-painting it. Jason says it must be "an East Texas tagger." Cut back to the sign, where we see that the guy has painted, "Home of the Desert Squid."
Derek is interviewing an old cowpoke type about the mutilations. Cowpoke Type says they "ought to be looking for the Desert Squid." Cut to an interview with a girl selling grapefruits at roadside. The girl says that she has seen the Desert Squid, and shows them what looks like a piece of a tentacle in some liquid inside a canning jar. The girl asks if they want to buy it, as Derek opens the jar and then nearly drops it. The girl tells them that it's "only fifty bucks" and that it's "one of a kind." Chloe sneaks around behind the girl, and opens a cooler to reveal four or five other jars like the one the girl was trying to sell them. Back to Cowpoke Type, who tells them that there were "circular marks" on the cows, and gives them directions to where the creature was last seen.