Across town, Emerson has returned one last time to the water company in search for more dam evidence. He's surprised to also find Detective Puget there. "Looking for more pictures of your girlfriend, Cod?" the guy smarms. "I think I've found your angle." Puget has discovered Lila's past identity, and believes she came to town again to steal the ruby and kill Stingwell. Of course, this is what Emerson originally wanted him to think, but is now trying to trick him out of thinking because he wants to clear Lila and see his daughter. Thus, they have a confusing conversation in which Puget thanks him for the tip that Emerson now wants to retract. Puget also has a photo taken of Lila, in profile, leaving the building a half hour after Stingwell disappeared. He can't yet figure how Lila got the body half a mile away in a dry gulley, but says they'll figure it out when they take her into custody, which he thinks will be before morning. "At that moment," Jim Dale says with emotion, "Emerson Cod was overcome with 100 percent certainty that he would never see his daughter again. And, then, he was un-overcome by an idea that had a one percent chance of being correct." He looks up at the map of pipes on the wall and is in the midst of an epiphany about them when Simone shows up. "I knew you'd come back to the scene of the crime," she says, contrite. "I'm sorry I bolted on you." Emerson says it's okay, because she's there now. As they go off to test his new theory for leaks, JD says, Lila continues to drive unaware of the untouchable cargo in the trunk. "If love does make you stupid," Ned says to the blanketed lump that is Chuck, "then we must really love Emerson." AW. Chuck answers that it will all be worth it if they find Penny. "Ned? When I said that our love was hardy," she says, "it was just another way of saying it's hard." She adds, though, that if Emerson wasn't blinded by love there would never have been a Penny, and he wouldn't have had anything to lose, which would be so much easier. "Do you want us to be easier?" Ned asks, sadly. Chuck reluctantly says no, but wonders why anyone loves anything -- it just gives you more to lose. "Why love something?" Ned repeats. "Because we can." Awww, Chuck says, along with the rest of us, as they hear the brakes. Um, yeah -- Lila says it best as she raises the trunk -- when you're hiding out from someone in their own car, it's best to keep the philosophical chatting to a minimum.
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