Outside, Sabina asks Samson why he took the tickets back when Justin was about to accept them. Samson smugs, "I just made sure he insist on 'em." Sabina's confused, and I doubt she's any less confused when Samson adds, "Snips and snails, m'dear."
Management's trailer. Ben, Jonesy, and Samson are having another conference. Ben's shocked to hear that Justin knows Sofie was part of the Carnivàle, and confirms that there was no sign of her in Casa de Creepy. Jonesy suggests that she was out running errands, but Samson says he's had Osgood watching the road. Jonesy grumbles that they'll never be able to search all of Shantyville for her, and he and Samson bicker about the situation until Ben snaps, "Shut up, the both of you. I'm trying to think." Hee. Tee hee hee. Also: snicker. Ben figures that Justin's got Sofie hidden somewhere so that he can use her "like a hole card." He adds, "The sumbitch'll be dead before he gets to play it." Samson asks what they should do, and Ben says they'll have to forget about her: "Once the shoutin's over, then we track her down." Jonesy frets, "What if she's dead?" Then it's too late to worry about it, really. Ben says, "If she's dead, then God help them all in this valley. Every single last one of 'em." Well, you'll only have to kill one of them to bring her back, Ben.