Meanwhile, Emerson and Simone are looking at glowing flowers of their own, on the desk in Stingwell's office. Emerson's one percent chance theory paid off. The flowers, he discovers are from Michael Brunt's farm and had been delivered the same day Stingwell was murdered. They put it all together in a convo that makes my head spin. Brunt's flowers are glowing because he's been watering them from the leaky pipes that go under his farm. Leaky pipes in this guy's case translating into free water he really needs. But then Brunt hears that Stingwell is now going to replace the pipes, effectively cutting him off AGAIN from the water. He goes to Stingwell's office to discuss it, flowers in hand as a peace offering, and overhears Stingwell accusing Lila of coming back to kill him for the Dam Ruby. Thus, Brunt formulates a plan to kill Stingwell using Lila as a scapegoat and steal the Dam Ruby for himself. A HA! Simone, however, asks the obvs question. If Brunt did it, what about the pictures of Lila leaving the building after Stingwell's murder. Emerson raises a brow. "Follow me," he says and steps through Stingwell's private side door. The way he sees it, Stingwell is walking through the pipes, hears a noise and decides to investigate. Excited, Emerson goes on reeling out his theory of Brunt's murder preparations before finally sighing. "This is crazy," he says, turning away from Simone. "I'm fooling myself." Simone: "It's Lila." Emerson says he knows, he knows, but actually, wait a second -- Simone is talking about the actual Lila who appears to be locking them in the pipe.
"It's Lila," she says again, as the figure traps them in, but Emerson sees it all clearly now. "No, it ain't!" he says, "and he's right." It's Brunt, dressed as Lila, come back for one last look through the pipes for the Dam Ruby. As he turns a huge valve to release tons of water to kill them, Emerson spies the ruby in a crevice. "Hey," he says, thrilled and heedless of their impending doom. "Looks like he went the wrong way!" Feeling the breeze from the rushing water, Simone can only say she disagrees. They take off for the end of the pipe and are just about to go over the edge into an explosive waterfall when Simone pulls Emerson to safety on a tiny ledge outside the pipe. Saved, Emerson yells to her that he thinks he realizes now how Stingwell ended up a half a mile away. "He didn't have you!" he tells Simone, and they share a triumphant smooch. Jimmy D gives us the facts, but hell, we've already figured it out: Stingwell was cornered by Brunt, and thinking it was Lila, hid the ruby in the dam where he had found it. As he heard the water racing toward him, he was struck by the irony that he was about to be killed by the power he had, himself, created. Then he was struck by the water (hee!) and was blasted out of the pipe, finally ending up where he was found. After flushing Stingwell, still disguised as Lila, Brunt allowed the photobooth to document his exit. And, after attempting to flush Emerson and Simone, JD adds, Brunt tried to leave the same way. This time, we see as the photobooth captures Ned and Chuck catching the perp, it was Brunt who was flushed out.