Later, Jimmy and Langly arrive at the FOI office to find Snotty Weary dead on the counter, his tie fed through the time-date stamp machine. "Awwww, man," Jimmy sighs, as Langly runs off to hurl.
Shelly shows Frohike and Byers into her basement, where she keeps all of her father's things, from his grocery receipts to his giant ball of aluminum foil. She wryly comments that she thinks they're "as nuts as he was," but tells them to "knock [themselves] out." Frohike, referencing the invoice, exposits that Shelly doesn't recognize the initials " J.T." While Frohike pokes around the basement, Byers gets a call from Langly, telling them that the FOI clerk is dead, and that he suspects Yves. Overhearing this, Frohike falls over into a box. He comments that he doesn't think Yves is a killer. Byers agrees, and he and Frohike decide to meet Langly to discuss this latest wrinkle in the case. Before they go, though, Frohike notices a watercolor painting, which Shelly says she painted the day before the water-powered car disappeared. Fortuitously, the painting is done on the back of a photo of Stan Meiser with his best friend, one J.T. Guthrie. Shelly muses that she used to play with Mr. Guthrie's son, about a million years ago. Frohike reiterates that they found the J.T. of the invoice. Got it.
The entire gang, including Shelly, zip off to Guthrie's farm in the van. Yada yada Frohike loved cars yada yada water car a brilliant invention yada yada magical moment in a young boy's life. There is a bang outside, and the car begins to swerve. Frohike squeals that they're being shot at, and pulls over to the side of the road. Yada yada, it's just a flat tire. Shelly is roundly disgusted. Because the Men removed the car's jack to make room for their night-vision goggles, Jimmy Bond decides to perform a feat of strength and act as a human jack, so that they can change the tire. Yada yada, he ends up tipping the car over into a convenient river right there by the side of the road. Yada yada wacky hijinks.
The Lone GunVan is towed to Guthrie's farm. While Frohike, Shelly, and Byers head off to find the farmer, Langly is left to watch Jimmy. "Why do I have to baby-sit Gigantor?" Langly whines. "Try to keep him from knocking the earth out of its orbit," Frohike calls over his shoulder. Jimmy and Langly stand around awkwardly, as loud moos come from the direction of the barn "Oh, damn," Langly moans. "It's just a cow," Jimmy reminds him. Langly makes a pained face. "It's not just a cow; it's a nightmare I thought I escaped," Langly whines. A farmer emerges from the barn, and shakes the boys' hands, wondering whether they're there about J.T. Langly and Jimmy are all, this is easy! Jimmy is like, how did you know we were coming? Langly shoots him a big old "shut up" look, and goes with it. The farmer -- no fool -- sharply informs them that he's not real fond of trespassers. Are they there for J.T. or not? Langly firmly says that they are. "You're the experts from the State Extension office?" the farmer says. Langly agrees that they are. "Well, good then," the farmer says. "Could we please get on with this rectal palpation?" Indeed.