Parker gets another call (that's the only way the writers know how to change scenes, apparently), and she and Ryan go catch up with Agent Mike and Agent Riley, who have the video of Firebug Poe/Rick lighting up the coffee guy. What movies and TV lost in potential for suspense when characters started carrying cell phones they totally made up for now that everybody has a video camera in their pocket.
Coffee guy, it turns out, is a book critic, Stan Fellows, from a Richmond paper. Ryan interviewed him for his book; apparently Fellows gave Carroll's novel a real hide-scorcher of a review. The confetti Rick threw at the crowd had lines from Alexander Pope on it: "The generous critic fanned the poet's fire/And taught the world with reason to admire." Ryan says it's Poe, but it is not, good sir. Back to the classroom with you.
Paul is watching the news talk about them. He and Jacob are delighted that the anchor wants to call them a cult but won't. Jacob brings up how awkward Paul and Emma are around each other, and asks if he's talked to her, but Paul ignores the line of questioning and clicks on the video of Rick. They are thrilled with his work.
Flashback: Paul, Jacob, and Ryan are throwing darts while Emma paints the ceiling in their clubhouse and Raines asks dumb questions. Rick, apparently, isn't a huge fan of blood, so Jacob suggests he kill people with fire, but Raines asks, "But what about removing the eyes? You can't do that with fire." Emma says you can, actually, and she's being all superior and condescending about it, because the two years or so that have passed since she killed her mother (who is boarded up in the wall like three feet away, agh!) turned her into this little coven's queen bee. Paul points out that the eyes are Joe's signature, but Emma says they're supposed to find their own voices rather than copying Joe.