Sam returns to the police department. Ed Stoltz acts like the cases are no biggie, like people get their throats torn out as a matter of course. Sam senses that Ed is trying to throw him off the scent. Indeed, he notices that they've started a file on James, although he doesn't mention it to Ed. Instead, he tries to get Ed to talk about James's time in the precinct. "You know, I remember he said he was the youngest guy here to ever make lieutenant," he says. "Must have made a few waves." Ed's face goes stony. He insists there were no hard feelings, but he doesn't sound very convincing. Later, Sam checks the room that Ed had just left, but finds the door locked.
Portia and Dean drive over to the Abandoned Factory du Jour. The show must have some kind of agreement with the Canadian government to rent out as many of these places as possible. They exposit that they're there to meet with a warlock who sometimes "snitches" for James. While they're waiting for this warlock to show up, Dean broaches the subject of Portia's relationship with James. "I can't help but wonder," he starts. She finishes, "Which came first, dog or girl?" She chides him for what he's obviously thinking, like it's weird to be weirded out about bestiality. She probably has no intention of answering him, but we'll never find out for sure, because the warlock drives up in his AMC Gremlin just then. It's Nate, from the other show I recap. This must be where he disappeared to after watching too much TV. He says he hasn't heard of any witches hexing another witch, but someone's been spreading rumors about James being a murderer. "It must be Spencer," Portia says, "because that's the only person James has talked to about this!" Or maybe she just stands there and wonders who it could be. Not-Nate says the other witches won't risk the exposure that James's arrest would bring. He either has to leave the community, kill himself or be killed.