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.
Jacob, however, doesn't have a very long or happy relationship with death. He's still trying to work up the nerve to kill Megan. But it's not working. He unties her and tells her to get out of there. The way he's yelling, Emma is going to hear him. Of course, there's not a door out of the basement. Megan has to go up the stairs and into the kitchen. She can hear the TV Emma is watching. She goes out the back door, and Emma hears her. She grabs a knife and runs after her, followed by Paul. Run, Megan! Run like there's a possibility you'll get away! But you're a woman of color on a primetime show about murder, so you totally won't!
Megan hides behind something--the well?--while Paul and Emma stalk her in the dark. He's just about to stumble over her when Emma calls him. Megan stands up and starts running again, but then runs right into Emma. Paul is behind her. Emma stabs Megan in the gut. Megan groans, but Emma scoffs that it's only a flesh wound. Megan tries again to get away, but Paul tackles her and the three of them wrestle for the knife.
Maggie rips open Ryan's shirt (still no gnarly scar!) and continues her deranged monologuing, this time saying one of her foster fathers had a pacemaker. Maggie says she read Ryan's book, and she knows Ryan needs it to live. She asks if he knows that electromagnetic fields can interrupt a pacemaker, and sets a great big battery on Ryan's chest. Jenny is crying and Maggie snaps at her to shut up, because she has the easy role. Where the hell is Mike?