Novak and Julie find Paula’s corpse and pull it onto the boat, capturing a lone piranha, which they take to Carl Goodman, a marine biologist who works as a pet store owner.
He explains that it is a highly aggressive prehistoric species, long believed to be extinct, and that the piranhas have survived through cannibalism.
She’s totally clean now, but that won’t make a difference to the Press.
What with Dan getting naked onstage and Rupert dating ex-junkie rock chicks, it seems like they’re really starting to grow up.
Jake Forester is admiring attractive tourists as spring break begins.
He reunites with his old crush Kelly Driscoll and meets Derrick Jones, a sleazy pornographer, as well as Danni Arslow, one of his actresses.
Meanwhile, Jake goes to meet with Derrick and runs into Kelly, who accepted Derrick’s invitation on board his boat, The Barracuda.
Jake meets Crystal Shepard, another one of Derrick’s actresses, and cameraman Andrew Cunningham.
Julie takes a team of seismologist divers—Novak Radzinsky, Sam Montez, and Paula Montellano to the fissure.
Novak speculates that the rift leads to a buried prehistoric lake.
Crystal is devoured, and Andrew escapes to shore unharmed.