Those "Lansdale Pennsylvania" letters are really suffering from their lack of roots right now, because they've drifted clear out of the field and are now positioned dangerously across the road in front of the Fringe team's approaching SUV. It pulls up to the busy crime scene that the field has now become, and Olivia and the Bishops hop out to greet Sheriff Golightly, played by H!ITG hall-of-famer Charles Martin Smith. He used to be in everything, but I haven't seen him in much since he admitted defeat in his long, futile struggle with male pattern baldness. Dude played a high-school kid with a combover in 1978, for God's sake. Anyway, the sheriff isn't happy to see the FBI, but he has to admit that the six missing persons cases he's reported have recently become seven. Noting Golightly's grumpiness (and perhaps some of the other attributes that even at a young age led him to be cast as a character named Terry the Toad), Walter observes, "We are all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." That doesn't really convince Golightly to let them go tramping in around his crime scene until the locals are done collecting evidence.
Well, at least not without him, because one edit later, he has led them right up to that blue puddle beneath the scarecrow. "Have you seen something like this before?" Golightly asks a clearly excited Walter, handing over some of the blue spooge in a Ziploc bag. "Absolutely not," Walter says happily, and goes on about the auspicious air before scampering off with his prize. Instead of bothering to explain his father's odd behavior to the sheriff, Peter just nods up at the scarecrow and says, "I bet you he knows." The scarecrow's like, "Don't look at me, I'm just a particularly ominous red herring."
Back at the sheriff's office, Walter's busy transferring the goo from a syringe to a vial while Golightly is showing Olivia and Peter the sparse evidence he's collected to date. Olivia reaches for it, but Golightly wants to give her a hard time about jurisdiction before he hands it over. She starts to argue with him, but becomes distracted by a fly buzzing around the room. And not just the buzzing; when it lands on the desk, she can hear its little fly feet skittering on the wood, and its little fly hands rubbing together. It's kind of disgusting, actually. I'm half expecting it to turn to her and say, "Wow, you look like crap. And I'm not just saying that to flatter you." It doesn't, but this experience has her so out of it that Peter has to come to the rescue in dealing with the sheriff, noticing a big old fishing lure displayed on Golightly's windowsill and recognizing it by name: "Night of Desirable Objects," he says, which as far as I can tell isn't a real thing outside of the this show other than an album by Snakefinger. Picking it up for a closer look, Peter claims to own one just like it, and he and the sheriff geek out about night-fishing tackle as Golightly forgets his objections to the team now that he's got an obscure shared hobby with one of them. Once again, Peter is hopping over that line between polymath and dilettante. Meanwhile, Olivia silently wonders what the hell's up with herself. But thanks to Peter's people skills, the team ends up walking out with the evidence box. Olivia gets on the phone to Charlie to say she's sending him a victim sheet to go over.