Ryan explores Carroll's mopey office. He finds a copy of the collected works of Poe, and inside, tucked right next to The Masque of the Red Death, is a note: "Dear Ryan, The Final Chapter has begun. See you soon, Joe." Parker wonders why Carroll left this, and Ryan says he thinks Claire upset Joe. They speculate that she's ruining his plan, but he'll give Ryan the opportunity to save her -- or to witness her death, Ryan glooms.
At the Grays' house, Carroll has tied Vicky and Phil to the couch. After threatening to stab Phil in the face, he apologizes for imposing and then pours himself a drink and starts to make small talk. Claire tells him to shut the fuck up and stop being such a miserable, terrorizing bastard. Carroll mopes to Phil about what a shrew Claire is, and how she takes care of everyone but him. Women, amirite, buddy?! Downstairs, Emma tells Jacob that Alex checked in and everything is fine. He's getting jittery about waiting till dark to leave, but she says he's the only one who's not okay with the plan. They talk about what led to his change of heart, and Jacob whines that he thought this whole murder-and-mayhem spree would be more Bonnie and Clyde than Manson family.
Parker shows Ryan that they have finally assembled images of everyone who ever visited Carroll in prison, plus everyone who was at the weapons armory and everyone connected with the cult. Yes. They have just done this NOW. Mitchell says they can identify fifty of them, but Mike pipes up that some of the IDs are fake. But it's nice they're keeping him doing indoor work for a while, since he still looks like a human pincushion.
Ryan runs outside to stare creepily at the media. Behind him, Mike asks if he thinks the culties are here -- and he's right. The smiling guy from Carroll's office is right in front of Ryan, and a news lady has moved on to interview Aimee. She asks if Aimee's worried about a cult in her town, and Aimee giggles that she isn't, "Because the red death spares no one." And despite the fact that this case has already included someone giving instructions to murderers through the media by reciting Poe, blonde news lady doesn't pick up on this and asks Aimee to elaborate. She does, staring directly into the camera: "No pestilence has ever been so fatal or so hideous. Blood was its avatar and its seal. Darkness and decay and the red death held dominion over all."