Outside the Tent of Magic Lamps and Irish Nostalgia, Mickey and his hideous yellow suit are trying to drum up business. Alas, the Irish workers aren't feeling especially nostalgic this evening. Sean tells his brother to give it a rest. Mickey thinks they need some new slides, but Sean reminds him they don't have the money for that. So Mickey suggests they move to where the rent is cheaper, but Sean refuses to let the Swede push them around. He keeps talking, but Mickey's attention has shifted to the bathhouse across the way. He watches a few working ladies as they come out, all scrubbed and (relatively) clean. "I've just had a grand idea," he says with an impish grin. Sean immediately starts worrying.
In much more pleasant surroundings, Doc and Lily have just sat down for dinner. She's come up with a gorgeous dark green dress for the occasion. Perhaps her belongings from the survey camp were brought into town, but would she have packed such an outfit for a survey expedition? He tells her that he's telegraphed her family to let them know she's all right. Lily's father was against her coming to America and against her marrying Robert. She touches her wedding ring and smiles, remembering how she met him. She tells Doc about meeting him at a lecture he was giving at the British Museum of Natural History. "He spoke of the American West," she says. "I fell in love with him, and with this land." Doc tries to align himself with Lily, making them appear to have more in common than they really do. He talks of them both being under "Robert's spell" and Robert's dream of a transcontinental railroad. Lily gets the best expression on her face, an undisguised disdain for Doc's obvious bullshit, but almost instantly she gets herself under control again. "It's a shame you two had such a terrible falling out," she says. He's fishing and she's baiting. The thing is, Lily knows what Doc is up to, while he doesn't have a clue about her. Doc and Robert clashed because, as Lily puts it, her husband disagreed with how Doc wanted to get every possible dollar out of the railroad. Doc gets a bit defensive, calling Robert a "starry-eyed dreamer" whose dreams would have otherwise been unrealized. Lily, near fuming, excuses herself from the table. Doc is suddenly very apologetic. He all but begs her to stay and she reluctantly agrees.