Claire explains to Joey that everyone in the house, even the people who've been taking care of him these past few weeks -- like his buddy Jacob -- are maniacs that he can't trust. She promises him they'll leave real soon, because Mommy is running out of eyeliner, and also the wine list here sucks. Roderick slams out of the house, walking past Claire and Joey. He turns abruptly, knocks Claire to the ground, and picks up Joey and shoves him in his car. He drives off while Claire screams. She follows the car at a walk for, like, twelve feet. But I guess it's hard to run after your kid who's getting kidnapped - AGAIN -- when you're wearing high-heeled boots.
Claire demands to know why Roderick took Joey, and Carroll tells her he's handling their little disagreement. She's not placated, and he screams at her to shut up, then confesses pitifully, "I am having a really bad day." Aw. I will play the tiniest violin for you, Joe. Claire's crying, and miraculously, her four inches of eyeliner aren't running.
Carroll wants to go after Joey himself, but Jacob says he'll do it, since Joey knows him. Carroll sends followers Michael and Ethan with him. I don't know why I'm bothering to learn these two guys' names, since one or both of them's going to end up disemboweled by the end of the episode. Hopefully. Carroll instructs them to start looking for Roderick with Ryan, and then tells them to kill Roderick when they find him. Painfully, if possible.
A woman brings a trash bag out the back door of a restaurant, and when she turns, Roderick is there. She greets him as Tim and he asks her for help. He has a gun in his hand and looks twitchy as fuck, so Betty here seems likely to cooperate. He doesn't have Joey with him that we can see.
Donovan hollers at Ryan for offering immunity from prosecution (why are there no U.S. attorneys on this show? I have been led to understand that they spend quite a lot of their time working with the FBI, being the law half of that particular law and order equation), but Parker tells him one person can bring down a cult. Donovan, made thoroughly useless by the show's unwillingness to give him a spine or a storyline or anything to do other than growling repetitively at Ryan, tells Ryan just to run things by him in the future, mmkay? Ryan does not respect Donovan's authoritah. Mike pipes up about a Roderick-and-Betty sighting.
In her car, Roderick tries to convince Betty that it's all a misunderstanding, the fact that every law enforcement officer in three states is looking for him. They come to a roadblock and he hands over a fake ID. The state trooper asks him to step out of the car, which Roderick does, but just so he has a clear shot to kill the trooper and his partner. Betty starts screaming, but Roderick just sits back down and tells her to drive.