Back in his office, Rudy asks Barry if he's sure he didn't see anyone push his dad off the ferry. "Do you think my dad was murdered?" asks Barry. Sheriff Rudy insists that it's just a routine question, but Barry's all, "That guy from the ferry asked me the same thing." Mrs. Bowers freaks. Sheriff Rudy sighs and wishes he was on Law & Order.
Mike goes to visit his dad's waterfront cabin "for old time's sake," except, oops, he doesn't know that the Dolan family doesn't own it anymore. Creepy tinkle-tinkle-lullaby- of-the-damned music plays as he walks through the yard. He notices the garden is scattered with suspicious mounds covered in black plastic, except at first I didn't get that they were supposed to be suspicious and creepy: I was just like, "Ooh, mulch." The front door is slightly ajar, and Mike calls out, "Hello?" Nobody answers, so he steps inside. Within, it's dark, and there's some vaguely medical-office-looking stuff, but it's hard to tell what's what, and the tinkle-tinkles have given way to keening violins-of-slowly-dawning-horror music, and he bends down to look at something that looks like an unlit fish tank, and I guess he flicks a light switch, because then the tank lights up all glowing green and Mike goes "EEYAUGHH!!!" because, hey! There's a rotting dead lady in the tank! I mean, it's cool. Just then, Ellie comes in, and she's surprised he's there, and they're both all, "Augh!" "AUGH!" "Augh!" at each other. Then they introduce themselves: Mike explains that his dad used to come to the cabin to write; Ellie explains that she's the coroner, and she bought the place to use as her lab. It turns out that she's also a forensic pathologist, and she keeps the dead chick in her tank as part of her research; she also keeps cadavers out in the yard in order to "study environmental effects on human erosion." Well, I guess she could have creepier things in her garden, like gnome statues.