He then realizes what he said, but it is too late and SpongeBob walks away. Squidward then spends the rest of the day thinking about it. He then sneaks into SpongeBob's house at night and tries to steal the comics, but there is an alarm on the comic box, so Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy enter SpongeBob's room and arrest Squidward.
Some amount of time later, at the Bikini Bottom Jail, SpongeBob finishes reading his comic to Squidward. In the comic, a blue whale uses the Golden Clarinet to destroy the Gill-Nullifying Collar, which was why Mermaid Man needed saving.