Cut to Gil and Ecklie strolling through the Labitrail and having a civil, information-sharing conversation during which no personal barbs are exchanged. Coincidentally, there are several small piglets zipping around at a six-foot altitude, and the Devil just did a triple lutz in the background. Ecklie's talking about how Bruce had wanted to take over the Queen Regent casino from Sy Magli, the gaming commission turned him down, but after a party, the deal was in place. This is clearly meant to establish that Bruce's methods of persuasion were probably neither very orthodox or ethical. Gil replies, "If the wizard of Oz had nude photos of the Wicked Witch, Dorothy would have never lost her slippers." What? That makes no sense. Did Gil only watch the movie when he was stoned and listening to Dark Side of the Moon? Ecklie muses, "If [those blackmail] files exist, it gives us a list of suspects, but nobody knows if he has dirt on everyone or just wants them to think he does." Grasshopper, Gil's Adopted Son Number Three pops up right then to share his discovery: he's pored over Eiger's home phone records for the last year, and there are a lot of calls from Eiger to Magli -- "between midnight and 4 AM. What I like to call the 'love hours.'" Gil looks repelled by the idea of Grasshopper, his Adopted Son Number Three, not slumbering soundly 'neath his tucked-in Lilo and Stitch sheets, while Ecklie's wearing a look that reads, "Gil, if you hadn't already adopted him, I would have!" So Gil contents himself with noting caustically, "It wouldn't be the first time that hate mutated into passion." Grasshopper, Gil's Adopted Son Number Three crows, "Public enemies, private lovers...so Jackie Collins."
We then head to the inside of a skeevy casino lounge where the top act is Tanya "It's But Two Moves To Porn Modeling" Rollins. The billboard promises, "A Star Is Born." And at the end of a star's life, it turns into a black hole and sucks. Keep that in mind. Magli is actually telling his star in the making to shut her yap and head over to the piano, rather than carry on whatever it is she wanted to talk about. Brass and Grasshopper, Gil's Adopted Son Number Three watch her go with a certain amount of appreciation. They then introduce themselves to Sy Magli. This casino mogul sounds and looks a lot like Don Roritor; he's but an "Uh, right..." away from pressing some Stummies on Grasshopper, Gil's Adopted Son Number Three and Brass. Anyway, by her vocal stylings, Tanya's skipped through the life cycle of a star at interstellar speed and gone straight to the sucking. And by his unabashed glee over Bruce's death, Magli is practically begging to be taken seriously as a suspect, especially after he smugly asserts that indeed, he was keeping company with Donna Eiger.