Dale enters Gracie's and looks around for a minute. I can only assume that he needs to buy some condoms. He finds Gracie's body on the floor, and promptly starts sobbing as he hugs her corpse. Ew.
Cut to Dad, frowning at the floor where Gracie's body was. A crowd has gathered outside the store. Eric enters, followed by Gray, and Dad says that there were no witnesses. Gray immediately starts pissing Dad off, asking if they're sure Dale isn't the murderer, and sniffing, "Nobody is incapable [of murder] under the right circumstances." Good Cop leads Mitchell inside, and Gray whirls and immediately lunges at Mitchell. Dad snaps, "You back off!" Gray allows himself to be restrained. Mitchell, who has a cut over one eye as well as a bloody lip, looks at the nothing where Gracie was and says, "Jonah said he killed her, but I didn't believe him." He elaborates that Jonah turned up last night with a wounded arm and said that he killed Gracie to prove his manliness. The rest of Mitchell's story is, "He hit me with a tire iron, and I just saw him driving off." I like how he doesn't even try to explain why Jonah attacked him. Presumably he knows that the townsfolk are too dopey to poke holes in his story. But wait, perhaps not: Gray points out that Mitchell is not to be trusted. So Mitchell tries reverse psychology: "I wouldn't blame you if you locked me up right now. If you want any help tracking down Jonah, I'm ready." Dad abstains, and asks Eric to chat with Mitchell. When Mitchell's gone, Gray protests some more, and Dad harrumphs, "I'm trying to figure out what he knows. We can arrest him at any time." If you say so. Gray says that this is the town's first murder in thirty years, and Dad snaps that he's been Mayor for the past twenty-five years. Gray starts yelling, "This is what the election is about!" I thought it was about food. Or possibly the failure to maintain fallout shelters. Dad calls for the cops to escort "this civilian" away from the crime scene.
Jake grumpily says, "Just tell me the name of the song" as he walks Emily home. Emily chirps that she's not telling. Jake says, "I remember that it was sad and depressing." Both! As they reach the front door, Jake admires the house. Since I suspect The Interior League didn't limit themselves to Hawkins's front door, I'll mention that from the outside, at least, it's got two stories. But Emily's bedroom is on the first floor, because we've seen that there's a door to the outside in it. Have I mentioned that Emily's crazy? Hey, maybe Roger's been locked upstairs all this time. It's like Jane Eyre! Anyway, Emily says that the house is the first one she and Roger looked at. Jake opines, "When you know what you want, why keep looking?" Ooo, that's deep. Emily thanks Jake for the escort, and heads in.