Currently, Sweeney is one of those owners' houses. He cons his way inside by telling the man he's with the bank and needs a list of the stolen items for some insurance claims. They have a sit-down and the man mentions a sapphire necklace that belonged to his wife. Sweeney asks increasingly odd and personal questions, ending with, "Where did you meet your wife?" The guy's lizard brain tingles and tells him something isn't quite right. "Why do you need to know that for the insurance forums?" he asks. "I don't," Sweeney admits. "I need to know for me." He takes the necklace from his pocket and sets it on the table between them. When the guy reaches for it, Sweeney uses the cow gun to nail his hand to the table. It's gross and kind of cool. Sweeney leans in close and says, "What I want is the story that makes this necklace so important to you. That story begins with how you met your wife."
Flashback. Tiller's at the prison barber, getting a hot shave. Accompanied by a guard, Sweeney comes in. "I see you got my invitation," Tiller says. Sweeney accuses Tiller of stealing something from his cell. Tiller denies it, which kind of confuses Sweeney. "They why am I here?" he asks. "I want a piece of your operation," Tiller says. Sweeney scoffs, thinking he still has the upper hand. Without his operation, the inmates would riot. "So until I get my box back, consider me closed for business." At this point, the barber accidentally nicks Tiller's cheek with the razor. Tiller grabs the man's wrist. For a second, it looks like he's going to lose his cool, but then he gives a little speech about how one should shave with the grain and not against. "When you go against the grain? That's when you get nicked." That's weird, because it looked like the barber was going with the grain there. But that wouldn't have suited Tiller's metaphor.
Later, in the laundry room, Sweeney is griping to Harlan. "You ever see a dog lay down and show its belly to another dog? That's that dog's way of saying the bigger dog is in charge." Sometimes, it's just the dog's way of saying, "Hey, wanna check out my weenie?" Sweeney says he can't let Tiller get away with taking his box. Harlan suggests Sweeney make a deal with Tiller somewhere private, so as to not lose face. He generously offers to help Sweeney get assigned to steward's duty at the warden's house for Tiller's upcoming birthday party.