So, NotSalma and Poppy climb into his car. Poppy sends his bodyguard away, and then he starts humping her. She wraps her legs around him, reaches down and...hits him square in the groin with a tazer. Poppy squeals in agony and she slides out from under him and into the front seat, flashing her panties on the way. She reaches back, gives him another good jolt to the groin for good measure, and drives away with a squeal.
So, Poppy comes to, tied to a chair in an anonymous factory. Oh, it must be time for the torture! Anonymous factory. Ropes. Sneering nemeses. Oh, yes. I recognize all the signals from Alias. Miguel saunters up, his arms crossed over his chest. "¿Que tal, amigo? he asks calmly. "I have no fear of death," Poppy sputters. "Can you say the same?" Miguel laughs. "I'm not the one tied to a chair, numbnuts," his Mole comments. "You're not going to die, general," Miguel tells him. "I wouldn't do that to a friend. I want our friendship to last a long time," he drawls, smiling. In the background, NotSalma sits at a table and fiddles with something...it's heroin! She's making heroin! Oh, this isn't going to end well for poor Poppy. "Can you smell it?" Miguel asks, nodding toward the spoon in her hand. "There are people who love that smell. People like drugs, General. Why? Because it makes them feel good." NotSalma takes out a syringe and loads it up with the smack. "That's the only reason why we're friends. It's how I can afford to pay you. It's why you want to get paid," Miguel continues. He approaches Poppy, smiling icily. "Did you ever hear a heroin addict talk about his first shot of dope?" he asks conversationally, as NotSalma struts over with the syringe. "What that feels like? Hmm? No? Every one of them will tell you the exact same thing, General." NotSalma smiles and kneels with a length of rubber tubing. She ties it roughly around Poppy's arm. "It's better than sex," Miguel purrs. And then NotSalma shoots Poppy up! They're getting Poppy addicted to dope! That is genius! Evil, evil genius! And after a moment, Poppy goes all loopy-looking and slack-jawed. Miguel looks remarkably pleased with himself, and takes a puff of his stogie. Wow, see, in the pilot, he really seemed all, like, conflicted and moralistic, but now I just think he's very good at concealing his inner evil. Everyone on this show is evil! It's as though Aaron Spelling has cloned crazy Kimberly from Melrose Place and cast her as every single character. In that case, I can't wait for the episode where Marlene rips off her wig.