John Ross meets up with a private detective type of guy at the State Fair. What is up with these locations? He meets Marta at the Cowboys Stadium and now he's meeting this guy at the Texas State Fair? "You know the origin of the word 'peccadillo'?" the guy asks him out of the blue. John Ross gets a mental picture of an armadillo with a beak. The guy goes on: "It's a diminutive of the Spanish word for sin." What an odd conversation starter. John Ross wants this guy to dig up dirt on Mitch Lobell. He also gives him a paper copy of the mystery email and asks him to find out who sent it. He really should have sent it electronically with full headers, but whatever. "You know what they say in Mexico?" the guy asks. "It's better to be old than to be the devil."
There is zero reason for him to say that except that he must have known J.R. needed a segue. The old coot has just arrived in San Felipe, Mexico at Carlos Del Sol's magnificent villa. They act like old friends. Carlos is surprised to hear that J.R. has been making a deal with his daughter Marta and calls her in to ask her about it. J.R. is surprised when Marta walks in and she's got blond hair and doesn't look blatantly evil. This is not the woman he's been dealing with. J.R. covers his shock well. "I'm sorry to have troubled you, Carlos," he says. "And Marta? I'm going to have to introduce you to my son, John Ross." J.R. smiles for the benefit of the Del Sols, but lets us at home see his flaming hot rage. Bring a tarp next week, y'all. The mierde is going to hit the fan.
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