So, In the kitchen, Kate's getting the water and she runs into Claire and Claire remembers something she forgot to tell her earlier: Karl's check bounced. Kate throws herself against the fridge in agony.
After the commercials, Kate and Nick meet with a potential client: Dina Meyer, all gussied up like a sex kitten and purring to boot. Nick, obviously, is smitten. Nick would, of course, be smitten by pretty much anything, but Dina is totally hot. Remember when she was sleeping with Brandon Walsh on 90210 and caused him all sorts of trouble? Those were some real good times. Anyway, blah blah blah, she wants to take her husband to the cleaners, or something. Really, her case is fairly boring: Dina -- here, her name is Lauren -- was "betrayed!" by her shitty husband, who cheated her out of their stake in the family sandal business. All you really need to know is that she's hot and also extremely brainy, and that Kate's happy to represent her.
Next, Kate pops into her office to talk to her PI, Ramon, who cracks me up. Also, he's hot, in a cheesy, satin-shirt-wearing, toothpick-chewing kinda way. He's been on the Karl case, and it turns out that both plane tickets to Hawaii were used, and the poor sad alleged widower checked into the hotel with a woman. And his credit is spotty at best. And he's lived all over the place, all cities where there are a lot of wealthy women. "A year ago, he bought a luxury condo in Brentwood and flipped it within a week," Roman tells her. Kate smirks that "God forbid he should miss out on the real estate boom." Ramon cocks a suggestive brow. "I bet getting that condo took a lot of boom boom, if you catch my drift," he tells her, looking hilariously pleased at his single entrendre. "I'm not sure I want to," Kate says politely, like she's refusing Parmesan on her Caesar salad. Ramon tells Kate his last bit of information: Karl had no dead wife. Kate purrs that she already guessed that. "Well, you're a smart lady," Ramon grins, with his best Joey Tribbiani "how you doing" expression. Heh. So Ramon turns to go, telling Kate that Karl will be back Thursday. "I'll be glad to be part of that welcome home committee," he offers, and Kate nods cheerfully. Hey, Kate? The PI is hot. Why don't you investigate getting you some of that?