Ryan asks Mike if Parker knows they're at the Kesters'. Mike admits that she asked him to keep an eye on Ryan, which gives him a case of the sads. Mike protests that he's just trying to be a team player, because while Ryan is a drunken outlaw and can afford to be all lone-wolfy, Mike is still a young agent and wants to protect his career. They make small talk about Brooklyn and Albany, where Ryan grew up, and Mike says he's a military brat. He's about to tell his entire fascinating life story (no, really, I want to hear the part about how he was accepted to Xavier's school!) when Ryan decides he's had enough Pretending to Be a Person for tonight and gets out of the car.
Flashback to Ryan visiting Carroll at home to discuss the case. He shows him the crime-scene photos, and Carroll is all but drooling and excusing himself to masturbate furiously in the guest loo. They discuss the murders, Poe's eye allegories, his affection for gory symbolism. Carroll says it's been a treat for him to help, because Ryan needs a bigger red flag waving in his face.
Paul and Megan from the convenience store are making out. She calls for a breather and says sex isn't on the table. Paul agrees and they start kissing again, and then he starts choking her. Which understandably freaks her out, but not quite enough (GIFT OF FEAR! GIFT OF FEAR!), because she's still politely saying that she needs to get going. Paul agrees, and opens the door to drive her home, then viciously slams her head in the door until she's unconscious. Jesus, Paul. I thought you were ever so slightly different from those other maniacs!
Parker returns to talk to Raines some more. He starts singing again rather than talk to her, but halts abruptly when she says she was talking to Carroll, who wants to see Raines. She says she can make that happen, as long as Raines cooperates.
Riley checks on Maggie. She asks if he's married. He's divorced. There's a thud outside, and Riley draws his weapon but doesn't turn any lights on, because that would be sensible. Someone bangs on the door. Riley goes to see what's up. He opens the back door and steps out onto the deck. There's no one there. His phone rings. It's Mike, asking what's up. Riley tells him there's someone in the backyard.