Arthur Andersen's House Of Magic. Piper tiptoes in with the Dolt, who suggests they return when the club is open. Piper dismisses this, as they don't have time. As they chat, a rat scurries across the floor. Piper shrieks and freezes it. "Demons you can handle, but not rats?" queries the Dolt. Piper sneers at him and unfreezes the rodent. A rodent of a different sort strides in from a back room and yells, "Hey! What you two doin' in here?" What is with the goddamn goombah accents tonight? I'm gonna call my Uncle Nicky and have him put a hit on Aaron Spelling. Kidding. Bookies just bust kneecaps. Besides, Uncle Nicky's been dead for twenty-four years. Anyway, this latest stereotype to strut down the guinea gangplank orders Piper and the Dolt to leave. As he does so, he gestures forcefully with his right arm, revealing the Medusa's Head Of Flawed Continuity etched thereon. Piper regards him warily, then steps out of the frame into commercial.
Palace Of Justice. Phoebe continues to press for an acquittal. Her fellow jurors, who are more ethnically diverse than that crowd on the bus in Speed, protest vehemently. Phoebe launches into a defense of the magical, trying to convince the United Colors Of Jury Duty that things like precognition and heavenly guardians really do exist. "Did you ever know who was calling before you answered the phone?" she asks. "Tanya," she adds, addressing the large black woman, "why are you wearing an angel pin?" If the jurors can accept these things, then why can't they accept the idea the defendant is gifted with visions? The Wop yells at Phoebe, and Revenant Ben calls for another vote. So much for the pep talk. Fortunately for Phoebe, the Dolt orbs into the bathroom with Piper at that moment. Phoebe supposedly notices his arrival by catching sight of a subtle orby glimmer under the door. However, that glissading orby susurration hits the soundtrack at the same time, so maybe she heard him. Why Phoebe would hear this when the others in the room would not is, of course, left unanswered. Phoebe scoots into the bathroom, shouting, "Nature calls!" over her shoulder.