Later, Nancy and Steve go to a Halloween kegger party, where Nancy is so distraught over her friends' death that she ends up drinking too much spiked punch, spilling on her white blouse, and arguing with Steve in the bathroom. She tells him she feels like they killed Barb and also tells him their love is "fake." Heartbroken, Steve leaves, and Nancy ends up getting a ride home from Jonathan Byers, the David Bowie-worshiping outcast who also harbors feelings for her. Once again, Barb gets sidelined for Nancy's increasingly complex love life.
Soon enough, Nancy and Jonathan are on the hunt for proof surrounding Barb's death. In a pretty convoluted scheme, they purposefully get picked up by government agents who take them to the creepy testing facility in Hawkins, where Paul Reiser's doctor character basically confesses to killing Barb as Nancy secretly records him. It's a big get -- and proof that the government really needs to hire some more tight-lipped scientists. Too many leakers.