Back at FBI HQ, Erica has realized that where diplomacy and governmental organizations have failed, she will succeed. She tells her boss that she is going to go home and catch some Zs, but by the way she purposefully strides out of the office arms akimbo, ready for action, you can tell she definitely has a bigger and better plan than napping. Besides, she totally slept in the office already.
No. 2 reports to Anna that Ryan Nichols has been returned to Earth. There is something in his puppy dog stare that makes her feel the need to explain her reasons for Ryan's release: They have his daughter, so whatever Ryan has planned they can turn him at any second. Speaking of Ryan, he comes traipsing into the Fab Four's HQ like it's no big thing. He explains that he was held prisoner for four days, Val is dead, they have his baby, and he's free to eat some Ben & Jerry's, jerk off, and watch the Knicks game. Lalalala. Naturally, Kyle is just a touch suspicious that Anna would just turn him loose, but Erica and Father Jack are not at all doubtful and give Ryan big old bear hugs. I mean, Kyle's just being paranoid, right? Anna wouldn't have put a tracker on Ryan, or turned him into a humanish bomb or anything, right? Nah. Erica's phone rings before anything can get too tense or anyone can ask any questions or furrow their brows. It's Tyler. He's at the Visitors' Visitor Center and there are riots. Agent Erica is already out the door.
Up on the ship, the captains have arrived for Anna's intervention. But since she's their Queen, they can't talk back about how her emotions make them feel. So they just stand at attention while she assures them that the early release of Red Sky was all part of her plan and was in no way shape or form related to her moon cycle or, worse, human feelings. Anna assures them that they have no cause for concern, she is all alien. She flails the skin off one of the captains to prove that she knows what she is underneath. Then she kills the guy to prove that she is still Queen B. No. 2 takes it all in from the sideline and as soon as Anna is done he takes that memo straight to HR, because he is not going to risk his job because Anna is losing her edge. Paper trails are universal.
Erica finds Tyler in the middle of the riot. Being a complete moron, Tyler didn't bother even trying to leave until his mommy got there. So people are rioting all around him and he's hugging a tree in the middle of the melee. His mom tells him she will get him out of there, but instead punches a guy in the face, leaving Tyler to get billy clubbed. Apparently a bleeding and bludgeoned Tyler is all part of Erica's scheme, though, as she grabs him and leads him to the closest Visitor on duty. She gives him her name and tells him that Anna will want to give Tyler immediate medical attention. The guy shrugs and gets approval to bring Tyler up to the Mothership. Just in time, too, because suddenly the skies open and Red Rain starts pouring down on everyone. Everyone is, like, super grossed out because it looks like that scene from Carrie with the pig's blood and then everyone starts smiling because they get "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel stuck in their heads and that song is magic. Erica and Tyler get the approval to go to the Mothership and run through the rain for the shuttle.