After popping out of the car, Sam flags down Rose, who is understandably concerned that this pop-eyed weirdo seems to be following her. Rose has other reasons to be suspicious -- a call to the 125th precinct revealed that there is no Detective Skywalker employed there. Sam suggests that perhaps his employment record has not yet been transferred from the ice planet of Hoth. Anyhow, we have more pressing concerns than Sam's true identity -- Profaci, who was going to give Rose three weeks to settle her accounts, is now giving her three days. "How am I going to come up with $1,000 in three days?" she demands. Well, are you handy with a deck of cards? No? Then, I have some bad news about how you're going to be spending the next three days. Sam assures her that everything's going to be all right. Rose responds by repeating that all she wanted to do was to give her son a normal life, with a dad who's home all the time. Sam notes that his mother raised him all by herself after his dad split, and the fact that he turned out OK is a tribute to his mother and all the sacrifices he made. Is it just me, or is it getting a little dusty in here? Anyhow, Sam reassures Rose that he's going to take care of this. When she turns to take her leave, we notice that her dry cleaning includes a red dress -- not unlike the red dress that we keep seeing in Sam's flashbacks, I would like to remind you.
But don't take my word for it -- Sam has a few things he'd like to say about that red dress: "I remember that red dress. I was asleep when she came home one night," he's telling Annie back at the 125. "She woke me up to say good night, and she hugged me for a long time. I think she had been crying." Attentive viewers may remember this as the scene that opened this episode. Annie, however, isn't buying any of this -- Sam feels the way he does because he's trying to play Sir Lancelot and Rose opens up a lot of unresolved feelings he has about his own mother. "She is my own mother," Sam insists. Whatever, dude -- all Annie knows is that the Freudians have a name for this and it's called an Oedipal complex. The red dress symbolizes desire -- namely Sam's desire to get it on with mom. "Ewww," says Sam. On that, we can agree.
But enough probing of the Greco-Roman wrestling match going on between Sam's inner demons. Annie's free tonight because Assistant District Attorney Lee Crocker is flaking out on a date to go see that new Woody Allen flick Sleeper. "It's a classic," Sam agrees. But it just opened, Annie points out. Because what's old to him is new to you, you see. Anyhow, Sam agrees to see the motion picture -- and he won't even spoil the ending this time around. Hey, Sam just had a thought -- maybe he's been sent back in time to fix this business with his mother and the loan shark. Well, if that's the case -- and Annie severely doubts that it is -- he's doing a crappy job of it. "If you want to get Casso and Profaci," Annie says, "you go after the open homicides." Getting loan sharks on a murder rap -- it's like the Reverse Al Capone strategy.