Cassie tells John that he always liked vanilla milkshakes, his mother's meatloaf, and hot dogs. Is there a person alive who doesn't like those things? Unless you're a vegetarian or something. John says that he still likes hot dogs. Cassie says that John also liked Theresa, and that they were the best of friends, and then more. Cassie says that John told his mother he was going to pop the question one day. John asks if Theresa said yes. Cassie says that John disappeared before he ever asked her, and then Theresa went looking for him and no one has seen her since. Well, if she were from Des Moines, why would any of them have seen her anyway?
John prepares to leave Sweetwater. Lorne and Cassie walk him to his car and try to convince him to stay. Cassie hopes that John doesn't forget them. John says that he'll be back after taking care of a few things. John supposes that if his mind is really capable of so much, he should be putting it to good use. Cassie hands him some baked goods and says, "Homemade. Something to remember us by." John gives Cassie a kiss and then gets in his car and drives off. The camera focuses on the mailbox that says "Barker," so you know that will be important later.
John waits in a line of cars to go over a bridge while entering the state of Washington. He sits on his car's hood and eats one of Cassie's cupcakes. He remembers her saying that they are homemade, and looks at the bottom of the cupcake. Suddenly, he tosses it aside and bangs a U-turn, headed back to Sweetwater. The camera focuses on the cupcake wrapper, which says, "Best before November 15th." I won't get into how dumb it is that the date would be on the wrapper itself, or that The Program people wouldn't have noticed it, because whatever. John returns to the Barker place, but the mailbox is gone. He knocks on the front door, which is unlocked. He enters, and the place is complete bare. Man, those people work quickly. From a distance, Black Duster watches John through binoculars. He pulls out a computer and a cell phone, connects, and types in, "Abort!!!" And you know he was serious because of the three exclamation points.