Everyone -- Perkins, Jake, and Ted -- looks scared. Hawkins doesn't. Again, not looking at Perkins, he twirls his knife in his hand and patiently waits for Jake to hold Perkins's knees. Then he thoughtfully leans forward with the knife and places it between Perkins' legs. Jake crouches down and secures one of Perkins' knees. He looks freaked as Hawkins pulls up Perkins's pant leg. Perkins gurgles and chokes in fear. In desperation, he tries to point out, "Why would I be staking out a trailer park if we had them?" Because you were spying on Ted? Because you don't trust him after you made him tell a lie about his missing friends under threat of incarceration? This isn't good enough for Hawkins. He picks up his knife from between Perkins' legs and draws it back to make a full thrust. Jake flinches and turns away while still holding Perkins's knee.
Perkins finally sings. "Constantino put us on alert! He gave an SOS!" he screams. "An SOS?" Jake and I ask. "'Shoot on sight,'" Hawkins explains grimly, and then he orders Perkins to look at him. "What. Is in. That factory," Hawkins demands, punctuating his words with waves of the knife. Perkins doesn't know, so Hawkins turns back to Perkins's knee. "I'm a cop! I'm a cop! Ask Constantino!" Perkins bellows hysterically. Hawkins orders Perkins to look at him again. They lock eyes. Hawkins stands up and calls Jake over. Perkins quietly wets his pants. Hawkins whispers that they have to go to the factory. Jake worries about Eric. "I don't know about Eric, but we cannot search this whole town, so we should go and see what it was that he was risking his life for," Hawkins reasons. Jake agrees. Hawkins walks purposefully over to Perkins...just to pass him right by and pull Ted aside. Hawkins wants Ted to go somewhere safe. Ted whispers something about his grandfather's cabin. "Okay, you take what's important because you are not coming back here," Hawkins says. Take the Drano, Ted. Although we never learned why, I think it's important.