Finally, Simone can take no more. "Who's Penny?" she asks. Lila: "Penny's the price I paid for thinking with my heart and not my head." Emerson admits that Penny's his daughter. "That's what I was just about to tell you," he grumbles to Simone. "Surprise." Lila gives him a 48-hour deadline. "What's to stop me from takin' away that little toy gun of yours, and pushin' yo' delicate frame through my wall?" he asks. Her answer is simple: "Xylozine." And with that, she blows a powdered blast of the knock-out drug into the faces of Simone and Emerson, who do a duet of beautifully choreographed falls to the floor.
Later at the Pie Hole, Simone tells the whole story to Chuck and Ned. When they came to in the office, Emerson had taken off in search of the real killer. "But we know who the real killer is," Ned says. "The dead man told us so." Chuck's eyes go big as Simone's narrow. "Insofar as a dead man can tell us anything," Ned backtracks, "by way of some very strong leads acquired in a normal and straightforward way." Simone offers some of her dog-training expertise, saying that Lila is playing Emerson, dominating him to go against his instincts. Ned says, however, that there is no way Emerson is being dominated -- he wouldn't run off interviewing suspects he knows are innocent or following faulty leads. "That's not who he is," Ned says, but Chuck thinks Emerson is so strongly yearning for his daughter, it may be affecting his detecting. "Instead of analyzing him," she argues, "we should be out there helping him!" Simone's mad, though, that they'd help Emerson try to track down any possible suspect other than the one she is convinced is guilty: Lila. "When someone backs you into a corner," she says, leaving, "you don't get obedient. You bite back." She says all she asked of Emerson in their relationship was that they were honest and had no surprises. "I would say," she says, holding back tears, "this qualifies as a surprise."
At another table, Olive thanks Randy for coming back to talk with her again. She says she's sorry for sending him mixed signals, although signals are like nuts: "mixed is better." She matter-of-factly says that what's important is that they have a fresh start. Randy wants some clarification. "You're not just planning on using me to get over Ned, are you?" he asks just as she's taking a sip of coffee, causing her to fountain-spit it back out into her cup. "No, no," she insists, laughing nervously. "Sometimes things are so absurd, that I can't even hear them. Like, you just blew a dog-whistle full of crazy, and I'm not a dog." Randy sweetly says that if she's not ready for a new relationship, he gets it. He just doesn't want to be her rebound guy. Olive denies again that this is what she's doing, but as soon as she's done, she slides into Ned's booth to prattle away about how Randy's going to be just the trick to wipe her emotional slate clean. Ned is admittedly distract-y, thinking about Emerson's current quest and asks his tiny friend if she thinks love can make a person do something crazy. Poor Olive. "I went," she says flatly, "to a nunnery." With that, she leaves, and Ned goes in search of Chuck. "You're right," he says. "If Emerson's desperate enough not to see the truth [that Lila really is the killer], he's desperate enough to do anything. Let's go."