Country house basement. Jacob tells Megan not to scream and takes the tape off her mouth. He gives her something to drink and she thanks him. She says she won't say anything to anyone if he lets her go, that she knows he doesn't want to hurt her. Megan has an idea. She says Jacob should cut her arms and legs so she bleeds on the floor, so he can tell Emma and Paul he killed her. She tells him he can say he dumped her body and she'll just go away and never tell anyone about the crazy murder house in the woods. Megan starts crying that she doesn't want to die.
Flashback to Jacob visiting Carroll. He says he doesn't want to disappoint Carroll, but even though he tried, he can't do "it." Carroll asks if the others know, and he confesses that he lied. Carroll asks if Jacob wants to be part of the gang, and Jacob says he doesn't want to go back to his old life, when he had Lego Man hair. Carroll starts reciting part of "The Raven" because of course he does, and Jacob finishes the line. Carroll says it's okay that Jacob isn't ready for the old stabby-stabby, that he'll kill someone one day, when he's ready. You know, my mom gave me a talk like that once. Except she was telling me one day I'd be tall enough to reach the top cabinets in the kitchen. She lied. But she meant well.
Jacob picks up the knife. He brings it close to Megan's face; she's still sobbing. He puts the blade against her skin in various places, like he's trying to figure out which will work best.
Maggie wakes Ryan up by slapping his face. He's strapped to a table, on his back. Jenny is next to him, tied to a chair. Ryan asks Jenny if Maggie hurt her, and Maggie says she didn't--because she was waiting for him. God, she's almost as insufferable as Carroll.
Ryan tells Jenny she's going to be okay, and Maggie says she's not so sure about that. Ryan argues that she promised him she wouldn't hurt Jenny, and Maggie says she won't kill her, but watching her brother die will probably fuck her head up. She says she would have liked Claire to watch him die, but she was a lot harder to get to.
Flashback. Ryan and Claire are in bed together on her visit to New York. She says she liked meeting Jenny, and feels like she got some insight into the great mystery of Ryan Hardy. She wants him to open up and tell her stuff, but he's not so into that. And Kevin Bacon is lying on his back, shirtless, and I'm no heart surgeon, but wouldn't implanting a pacemaker leave kind of a big scar? Not to mention the stabbing that necessitated the pacemaker? He asks if she's sure about hearing the whole sad story, and she is. He says his mom got sick when he was a kid, died when he was 14. His dad was a cop in Albany, and after he retired, he walked in on a robbery and got killed. Claire asks if it's just him and Jenny now, and Ryan tells her about their older brother, who was a fireman in New York. Claire's like, "If you say 9/11--" and Ryan says he told her it was a sad story. And not a terribly original one. She says he and death have a longer history together than Carroll and death do.