Will and Magnus’ helicopter crashes on a decommissioned oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico while they are transporting a rare abnormal vampire squid. Not only does the abnormal escape during the crash, it continues to attack them afterwards, which is unlike the abnormal’s typical behaviour. We learn that the vampire squid is actually attacking a sea scorpion, the squid’s natural enemy; one of these scorpions apparently stowed away on the helicopter, and caused the damage that led to the crash. Magnus decides to let the squid win; she and Will destroy the helicopter wreckage so the scorpion will fall into the water where it can’t defend itself well against the squid. Once the scorpion is defeated, the squid becomes peaceful again. In the meantime, Magnus and Will radio a distress call, and await rescue.