Am I the only one with a collection of Brains in Jars stowed at camp?
I had a bunch of potential crafting/quest ingredients, a rope, blacksmith's tool, all of which I carried around just in case so I get where you're coming from :P
As for your first point I doubt we'll see "Us" more. Not that I would mind seeing it again. My character looked totally grossed out when *he pulled him out.