J&R. Eric talks to Trish about his issues with Goetz. He explains about the murders in Rogue River and New Bern. Trish interrupts to say, "Officially? My answer is that Ravenwood personnel can only do their jobs if they're insulated from these kinds of complaints." Trish lowers her voice. "Unofficially, my answer is that the J&R policy that protects Ravenwood is inexcusable. It's one thing about this company that I don't understand and wish I could change but I can't. And neither can you." Eric winces. Trish tells him that for every one of Goetz, there's one of her. That's not making Eric feel any better. Trish raises her voice again: "And if it's any consolation, since the end of the lawlessness, the reports of Ravenwood violence have almost disappeared." Gee, and how have they disappeared, Miss Burn Bag? Eric gets up to leave with a hefty sigh but asks, "I'm just curious -- you been inoculated for the Hudson River Virus yet?" Trish just stares up at him with clear, steady eyes and doesn't answer. "Yeah," says Eric, with the tone of "thought so."
Sheriff's office. Heather puts a piece of paper on Beck's desk that reads, "Fall River, Missouri." She explains it's a town in Missouri that's been hit hard by the HRV. I love how she had to write down "Fall River, Missouri" on a scrap of paper and drop it on Beck's desk rather than just telling him, "Fall River, Missouri." It's like when Michael Scott insisted that Darryl write down his salary request on a piece of paper and slide it across his desk because that's the way they do it in the movies. Beck looks at the paper and says that all the "isolated outbreaks" in the area are being handled. "Are they," Heather states with surprised sarcasm. She doesn't know what to think: either Beck's lying to her, or he's completely, complacently unaware of the reality, and she's not sure which is worse. Beck goes back to his file reading, but Heather doesn't leave. She takes a deep breath and rushes out, "I don't care what the official story is or what the news is reporting; people in that town are watching their families die. They need help and they're not getting it." Beck squints with concern at her self-assurance. Heather walks out. Beck watches her go and clenches his jaw. Yeah, some part of him wants her. Probably a lower part.