Back at the convent, Olive Snook had decided to stay forever. She prays to the Heavenly Father that she wants to stay and serve. If she is wrong, and he has other plans for her, he should drop her a line. He drops her one. Well, if by line you mean nun. Sister Larue drops from the bell tower like an anvil in a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. Olive cries as the priest announces that Sister Larue died by her own hand. Mother Superior adds that since suicide is a mortal sin, Sister Larue will be burning in the eternal fires of hell. Harsh! Luckily for Sister Larue's immortal soul, negative statements are still unacceptable to Olive Snook. But prayers may not be enough.
Emerson Cod never stayed late at the office, but tonight he did and it was a blessing. Olive comes in covering her face. Emerson starts chuckling once he realizes it is Olive. He starts quietly enough, but it soon turns into an enormous belly laugh. Olive doesn't think it is funny. Emerson is still laughing. He just can't wrap his head around it. Olive explains that this is a matter of heaven and hell. She needs him to prove that Sister Larue did not kill herself. Emerson laughs, "What got you to a nunnery?" Olive is excited to tell someone and she looks downtrodden when Emerson explains that he doesn't really care. He was just trying to be small talkish. He changes the subject to one dearer to his heart: Compensation. Olive has nun -- I mean none, what with the vows of poverty and all. She offers to pay him in prayer. Much to her surprise, Emerson accepts. He needs all the prayers he can get to find his wayward daughter. Once the deal is made, Olive is all business. She perches on Emerson's desk and takes dialogue straight from a Raymond Chandler novel only with much more personality than any of Sam Spade's women of mystery. Olive and the sisters are straight-up sequestered. So Emerson has to find an airtight way into the convent that can't be traced to her. Also, she pounds a pencil to make her point, No Ned or Chuck! I really love Kristen Chenoweth. Really.