Commercials. Apparently women all crave diamonds from J.C. Penney. Also, Lee Jeans is trying desperately to be hip, and there's no damn Buddy Lee doll gonna get in the way this time.
Danny comes in; Mary is still rolling her eyes in the general direction of Kiki's collar. He asks, "Where's security?" If you're Danny, that's almost an existential question, isn't it? Danny asks where Janet is. Mary's still freaked about the dog, so she just stammers, "What? I didn't touch anything." Some new best friend you turned out to be, Mary. Danny calls for an exact location on Janet Ellis, and they both look at the covered plate of doom. They lift it to find a very-much-alive Kiki. So close to Baby Jane territory, but they came up a little short.
Sandy comes in to talk to Big Ed, who tells her the show's cancelled. She's all, "Are you out of your mind?" Big Ed counters that he's just trying to protect Janet. Sandy protests that she's got a boatload of people protecting Janet. Big Ed says, "And a damn fine crack team they are too, I might add. Since someone just strolled into her dressing room and tried to serve up Fido for dinner." Sandy looks a little taken aback, then hands Big Ed a piece of paper, quipping, "Corporate synergy at its finest. The company that owns the Montecito resort group hired me not only to protect Janet, but to protect their investment. No cops, no bad press. I'm here to make sure this concert happens. It's not coming from me, Ed. It's coming from the board." Big Ed blah-blah-blahs about the stalker thing and claims the stalker is going to make his move tonight, then checks out a tape and concludes that the stalker will actually be in the orchestra pit somewhere. He orders Danny to check it out.
Danny is sprinting across the casino floor to do just that when he gets waylaid by Mrs. Big Ed. There's some small talk about how Big Ed stood Mrs. Big Ed up, and she's on her way to talk to Delinda, and isn't Danny a sweetheart, and then the camera zooms on over to Delinda, who is talking with Nessa about the plotline I dislike. Nessa's saying there's no way to pay out the jackpot, but she'll think of something, and then Mrs. Big Ed comes on over, kisses them both on the cheek, and says, "My two girls." Awww.
Danny's backstage, talking to someone on the cell phone about how someone could have snuck a weapon into the orchestra pit. Have you checked the violin cases yet? He would, but he's still working his way through the brass section because there's a new guy in the trombone section. Danny asks, "Was he cleared by security?" The stage manager snots, "Isn't it your job to know that?" Go stage manager! Anyway, we've got our stalker. Danny's about to engage in another footrace, but first, he has to deal with Mary. This woman's timing is uncanny. She'd like to know what's going on, but Danny's pretty spare with the details, telling her only to keep Janet in her dressing room for as long as possible.