In a demon-to-demon chat with Glenn, Shawn is inspired to rethink the way he forks with Michael's new neighborhood.
Tropes in this episode include:
- Call-Back: Back in "Team Cockroach", Eleanor and Chidi find out about the reality of their neighborhood when they smell Glenn smoking a cigar. Here, when Shawn offers him a "goose turd" cigar, he declines, revealing that he's on the patch.
- Eureka Moment: Shawn realizes a solution to their overwhelming candidate problem when Glenn mentions Chidi's ex-Simone just died and is now in their custody.
- Irony: The key part of Michael's HeelFace Turn is when he was forced to have an Existential Crisis. Here, Shawn is hell-bent* on making sure that the status quo is maintained because he might have to face a similar crisis if the experiment succeeds.Shawn: It we don't prove that humans are terrible, all of this could go away. The poking and the tearing and the slicing and the twisting. Who are we without twisting?
- Preemptive "Shut Up": Shawn tells Glenn to shut up when he knocks on the door, calling it a "preemptive strike."