His options for protecting Ma Tyler becoming increasing limited, Sam pays Rose yet another visit. He knocks on the door and when she opens, he hands her over an envelope containing his savings. Now, wait a minute -- does that mean that Sam has a 1973 bank account? If so, why isn't he investing that money in stocks that he knows are going to take off in the next few years? Or perhaps he rounded up the money in other, more unsavory ways? Maybe he's now turning tricks for Casso. Or perhaps he went to a loan shark himself. The mind reels at all the delicious possibilities. Anyhow, the idea is that Rose take the money and get out of town. (Or use it to pay off Profaci? This is not an option?) But Rose declines Sam's generous offer -- Pa Tyler called, and he's got the money to pay off the loan. Sam frets that money may not be what Profaci and Casso are after at this point -- think Merchant of Venice and flesh, pound of.
When Sam returns to his apartment, there's a note waiting for him. From the sound of the voice-over and the helpful flashback to her lounging around the apartment topless, we soon learn that it's a note from Adrienne. She's been doing some thinking in regards to the horrible direction her life has gone in and decided that Sam's right -- she's gonna go home to Mom. Oh, and if that's not enough to put a smile on Sam's face, let's try this -- Casso keeps "a serious stash of drugs in his credenza" so maybe he can arrest Casso for that. Because as we all know, serious stashes of drugs should always be kept in the buffet. P.S. -- here are some negatives of Sam and Adrienne exploring their sexuality. Please burn after gawking.
Later that evening, the TV is on with a "Please Stand By" test pattern and Sam is passed out with a beer and an open copy of Chariots of the Gods? within reach. A knock at the door wakes Sam up -- it's Skelton who's been dispatched by Hunt to retrieve Sam. "They pulled a body out of the river," Skelton explains. "A female." Naturally, Sam concludes that the body in question is Rose, and perhaps you thought that too. But by the time we get down to the East River, and Carling dramatically pulls back the bedsheet covering the body, we see that the unlucky stiff is, in fact, Adrienne. Poor girl -- you descended onto the scene, handed over the evidence Sam needs to easily solve the crime, and then shuffled off this mortal coil. You have played your part well, Deus Ex Hooker.