Mia checks out the poker action in the private suite. The K.C. guys are regulars, but the game's being hosted by a new guy, Hal Whitford, who Cota tells her had been losing downstairs and so decided to host a private game. When Whitford says he's from Rhode Island, Mia asks if he knows this guy over at the Colonial. Whitford doesn't, making her suspicious because in the history of the United States only ten people have actually been from Rhode Island.
Leaving the game, Mia tells Cota to look into Whitford since she's not buying that a "working stiff" from Rhode Island is handing the K.C. card sharps their asses.
After a shot of Ralph in the back of a car or truck, being driven somewhere, we then flash back to 56 hours previous, and FINALLY Jack is showing up to work. It took him two hours to get from Mia's room to work? He blames traffic, only no one's buying it, even Dixon (well, especially Dixon) but the discussion doesn't go on very long before Yvonne comes over to tell them that the owner of a club called to ask them to send a deputy over and then the line went dead. Ralph says they should send a deputy "just in case." What? Ralph would make a great 911 dispatcher. "Hold on, the line went dead. Everything must be OK again."
Surprise of surprises, Rizzo already knows about the loan money being gone because he sent half of it home to Chicago and put the rest on the street to earn some of that sweet loan-sharkin' coin. Vincent is apoplectic, but Rizzo shrugs it off, blithely saying they'll just get more money. That's not the way we do things out here! Savino yells at Rizzo, who says, "What way?" and walks away.
Over at the sheriff's office, we learn that the deputy sent over to the sports book hasn't been heard from. It's almost as if it might have been a bad idea to send a lone deputy to a place that was asking for the police to show up BEFORE THE LINE WENT DEAD. Ralph grabs his gun.
Elsewhwere, Laura sashays down an alley and gets into Katherine's call. Katherine notes it has been a while, but Laura's got something new: The business card of A to Z Restaurant Supply, which she claims is a front for Rizzo to launder Vegas money. But Katherine really wants to know about Diane Desmond. Laura doesn't seem to have considered the possibility that it was anything other than a genuine overdose, and is surprised to hear Diane was an informant for the feds. "Men like your husband can make anything look like an accident," says Katherine. Laura insists her husband didn't have anything to do with it, which is true, but it's not like Laura actually knows that. Katherine tells her to help prove it was Rizzo, then, arguing that if the D.A.'s office brings charges first, the feds will back off. This seems to conflict with the feds asserting authority over the local law in literally every movie and television show I've ever seen, but all right.