Sam comes in just then, and Big Ed tells her, "I need to, um, talk to two of your clients." We find out he wants to talk to Mr. Nomura and Mr. Trevathan, which translates into Danny checking them out while Sam finds other, non-concert diversions for them. Sam wants to find out why her two clients are getting the Big Ed treatment, but he's being cagey. Sam protests that she worked really hard to poach those guys from Mandalay Bay, but her protests fall on deaf ears. Those that live by the poach die by the brush-off, I guess. Anyway, her cell phone rings and she eventually answers it, only to discover that her day just got more stressful: "Special delivery for who? Oh, all right."
Three guesses what Sam encounters on the loading dock, and the first two don't count. Yes, it's a whole truck full of peppermint stick ice cream, courtesy of Bonnet's Ice Cream. The delivery guy exposits, "Mr. Brunson just bought our company. Had us make this here peppermint special for him. We're supposed to deliver one tub to him by hand, 500 gallons to the Montecito, and give a tub to a Sam. By the way, know where he is? No problem. We'll find him." Sam identifies herself, and the delivery guy smiles, "That was easy." Sam hands a huge tub of ice cream to an extra and stalks off.
Big Ed is watching the technical run-through for the Janet Ellis show, explaining to Sandra that Janet will not take the stage until he's found the stalker: "If I don't have him in my hands, the lady does not sing." Sandy goes to apologize, and Big Ed says, "I'm assuming she still doesn't know there's a stalker, and I can't, for God's sakes, understand why you're keeping her in the dark." Sandy explains that "contractually, I'm not allowed to tell her. She's been known to have anxiety issues. Her management team doesn't want to upset her." Just then, a bunch of fireworks explodes, and Big Ed snarls, "Why don't you wait until we're standing on it? Moron." He asks for more time so he can run checks on all the ticket holders. I thought Danny already did that? Sandy assures him, "Janet has never taken the stage on time in her entire career. We can easily delay the start of the show forty-five minutes." After some more back-and-forth, Sandy gives him a frightening, toothy grin and purrs, "Kind of like old times, huh? Working side-by-side with your wife?" For a former covert intelligence agent, Sandy shows an almost criminal inability to do anything subtly. Big Ed corrects, "That would be pretend wife, Sandy." Sandy tells him, "I never faked it," as fireworks go off in the background. That there's the real criminal inability to do anything subtly. A high-strung man comes out and howls, "No! No, no, no! Do you realize how close we are to curtain?"