The Mighty Sus acclimate to the apparent time skip, reporting directly to Lady Laeral Silverhand to find out what they missed. She tells them about missing persons, the odd peace between the Zhentarim and the Xanathar Guild, and the increased prevalence of Kuo-toa in the city. They tell Mirt about Jaxxon's transformation, then go to Volo's house to say hi.
Finding Volo's house empty, they inquire at the local Watch station, where it is revealed that Volo is among the missing persons that day! The party hires a man to translate Undercommon for them, then kidnaps two Kuo-toa off the streeet. Taking them back to Max's parent's wine cellar, they interrogate the Kuo-toa and attempt to make Sussy the Plushie the Kuo-toa's new god.
They information they learn leads them to a warehouse which the Kuo-toa used as a waypoint for ferrying kidnap victims into the sewers for Nihiloor the Mind-flayer. Thankfully, Volo is found safe, hiding in a closet.