Turner shows everyone Raines's abattoir, which is full of bloody saws and chains and a German shepherd that is maimed, but STILL ALIVE OH MY GOD. Mike observes that Raines was "practicing" and Ryan replies that Carroll was teaching him how to be a serial killer. So maybe he shouldn't have been a prison guard, hmm? Do we not have behavioral evaluations for this kind of shit? Aaaaaah.
Mike is also bothered by dead dogs more than dead people. I knew I liked you, Iceman. I forgive you for being a dick to Veronica Mars (wait, that wasn't you). Ryan has found a copy of Carroll's novel, which he signed for Raines. Mike observes that Raines is lonely and unstable, so he looks up to Carroll the way Carroll looked up to Poe. Mike fanboys out a little about Ryan's work on the Carroll case the first time around. Mason interrupts all the bro love to tell Ryan it's time to go talk to Claire.
Sarah and her boys are watching TV, still, and I'm sorry, gay boyfriends, but if your friend was the last victim of a notorious serial killer who's now escaped and maybe is on his way to her house to scoop out her eyeballs, you do not watch the fucking news. This is a time for RuPaul's Drag Race. Or Road Runner cartoons. Something thoroughly not murdery. One of the boys agrees with me and says they should watch a movie, but Sarah says she wants to go lie down. They say they're right next door NO, NO, DO NOT LEAVE HER. Sarah goes to her room and takes her shirt off. She looks at her scar in the mirror. Correction: scars. Eek.
Flashback to 2003. Sarah and her roommate Annie return to their house. They're chatting when Annie abruptly stops talking. Sarah goes looking for her and all the lights go out. She calls for Annie, finds her, and then Carroll is behind Annie --
A cop startles Sarah in her room and tells her there are two officers outside if she needs them. She thanks him.
Claire's house. The babysitter and Joey, Claire's son, come downstairs. Ryan greets Joey, who asks if he knows him. Ryan finally smiles at something when he says yeah, but he hasn't seen Joey since he was a little bug of a thing. The babysitter, Denise, ushers the moppet away and Claire comes down the stairs.
Flashback. Ryan greets Claire (whom he calls Professor Matthews), shows her his badge. They talk and Claire says she didn't know about the eyes. She tells Ryan to check Poe, and maybe he should talk to her husband, because he's so good at that time period. Ryan's all, you're married? She asks why he asks: "Are you flirting?" He says the subject matter would kind of salt his game. Eh. Works for those sluts on CSI.