Claire: "Mr. Bernstein, I am so sorry for flaking on you. I guess I have a fear of success."
Ace: "Miss Lechea, don't worry about it. In fact, why don't you take a nap and then accompany me to the racetrack."
Claire: "I am still so cagey and mysterious. Maybe I'm just overemotional about horses and ex-cons, but that seems unlikely."
Porky Pig is, surprisingly enough, on another fuckin' tear. Everybody's mean to him at that desk where they do all the business, and then he gets his ex-wife's voicemail -- narrative shorthand for "dude is about to go bonkers again" -- and he just keeps walking all around.
Claire Lechea, meanwhile, is shocked to find -- when she nervously takes out Ace's check and stares at it for awhile in her office -- that rather than $220K, the check is for $367K, which is more. Aw, man. For one minute I thought we were going to learn why she is so weird, but no.
The boys bring Wheels the official t-shirts of their horse-owning concern, and a mood of celebration pervades. "Sweet and on Valium and possibly gay" Wheels is so much more awesome than Regular flavor. Here's to Valium!
Claire, of course, has taken up Ace's offer to go with him and Gus to the track. Porky Pig is also there, as well as Rosie and her girl jockey buddy. Escalante puts the new jockey on Gus's horse, and Ace asks him to accompany their little party to watch the race. He is feeling expansive, but also I think making the usual Ace Amends for being such a hard-ass all the time.
Twitch gives that lady in the wheelchair a t-shirt from their concern -- "Foray Stables," as in 4-A -- and maybe flirts with her? Or no, he's trying to hook her up with Wheels so nobody will be gay, I think. My goodness. Love is in the air for us all.
Claire: "I am going to put that extra money to use! Why did you give me that particular amount?"
Ace: "367 is my lucky number. Call me Chester. I can be real with you."
It is time to race! This show's favorite part of every episode. I wish when this show is over that they will make a YouTube video of just this part of each episode, so if you really like watching people watching horses run in a circle you could enjoy it. I bet that video would be about ten hours long or so.