Twitchy and Wheelchair have a conversation about the horse that won them the Pick Six, and how Twitchy maybe wants to buy the horse by claiming it. If you don't know what that means, get ready for a lot of information about that kind of thing in a little bit.
Jerry shows up looking like hell, and Wheelchair yells at him for playing poker at a high-stakes table because it's going to draw attention to them.
Twitchy goes outside to talk to a man named Goose, who is played by a person that is not what you would call a classically trained actor, so that we can learn all about claiming horses and the ins and outs of that. Basically, you say you want to buy a horse before the race, and then maybe at the end of the race you get to buy the horse. In Twitch's case, he wants to buy the horse himself but then share the horse with his fellow junkies, because he is a sweetheart.
Jill Hennessey pulls her arm out of a horse's rectum long enough to talk to Escalante about how probably Ace is a mobster. The horse that Twitchy wants to claim, Escalante doesn't really want to sell, so he puts fake bandages on the horse's ankles that will make it seem like a bad deal but the horse will still win the race.
Jill: "Sure! Old-school head fake."
Escalante: "On another topic, I sure hope getting involved with Ace and Gus doesn't end with me being dead, but probably it will."
Goose takes Twitchy through the motions of getting an owner's license, claiming the horse, and having things explained to him in simple but still idiosyncratic language.
One more thing that Wheelchair is incensed about is, Hustler Junkie has bought himself a suit. He still looks like a total creep, but Wheelchair just doesn't want the attention. He makes reference to a thing we didn't talk about last week, which is that the two ladies that Hustler is supposedly getting paid to fuck are actually insurance scam artists. Apparently the plan is for him to slip and fall in some way and then everybody profits.
Wheelchair: "Meanwhile they probably got you signed to some life insurance policy or something."
Hustler: Does not heed this warning, as it turns out, to his detriment.
Wheelchair: Yells and yells at him about this and that.
Hustler, verbatim: "My mental adroitness is dulled by this constant negativity."