Meanwhile: Sam and Joe drag some poor asshole into Daniel's house so he can be all sexy with this new beard and meanness. This is Cornell, one of the disloyal Graystone Ind. people that needs to be brought back over to Daniel's side so that he can invent ghosts. It seems the leverage we have on him is that A) He smokes fudge with nuts in it (?) and B) He likes to beat up little girls, whom Daniel had to then pay off. Also, he has a loving haggard wife and some kids, and he has turned his life around and is no longer hitting the Superfudge. Daniel applies lots of kinds of pressure and pisses off Cornell lots of ways, and the end result is that Cornell is not interested in being blackmailed -- even if, as Daniel says, it just means doing the "right thing" -- or listening to reason, so Daniel lets him go. He is not very grateful, if you ask me.
1:18 AM: In the cabin -- which is maybe not so far from the Pantheon Bridge? -- Amanda just feels like taking a shower, because it's a thunderstorm and it's 1:18 and what else are you going to do? She thinks about that time she jumped off a bridge and killed herself, and then she thinks about how she was in the hospital and when she woke up, Clarice was throwing a whole Terms Of Endearment tizz about her care. Amanda was like, "Girl, get in here and talk to me," because Sister Willow was always showing up places.
Clarice lied about how she saw Amanda's suicide on TV -- rather than being underneath it on the bridge in a car that blew up around the same time -- and told her Daniel was on his way, but Amanda -- still raw from how he killed those dudes -- said she didn't want to see him. Clarice pretended to be bummed, I bet, but really she was thinking about how having fifteen wives and thirty hot husbands was kind of weighing on her ever since she became a living saint, and maybe all she needed was a cabin in the woods with one very special very crazy woman on crutches and that would be all she needed.
Sam looks out the window of Daniel's house at the big storm and goes, "Big storm." Apparently it rains a lot on Tauron, too, because everything that could possibly be wrong with a place is wrong with Tauron. The next blackmailable person is Lillian Teller, a scary-face lady who is into getting tied up by little boys, like a Kidz Bop! version of Justify My Love. She has been flipped, thanks to pictures of her getting tied up and being scary looking, but it sort of bums Daniel out because I guess he likes her.