After the opening credits, Tommy Stone is watching the chorus line rehearse, and looks disgusted by some indiscernible difference that makes Rita much worse than the other dancers. "I could have gone to Tahiti in the time it took you to make that dunk," he tells her. We can only presume Rita goes back to her dressing room to binge and purge.
When Mia comes up to him, he dismissively assumes she's here to audition, and when he finds out she's actually his boss, he's only marginally more respectful, since he blows her off quickly to glad-hand with some big shot movie producer (played by Paul Ben-Victor from The Wire) with a starlet (played by Anna Camp, recently on The Mindy Project, which you should all be watching, if you're not) on his arm and entourage in tow. He mistakes the producer's declaration that the starlet, Violet Mills, sleeps only on violet sheets for a joke, and then recovers, when he sees the producer isn't laughing, by promising to get some custom made.
Vincent fills Mia in: The producer, Barry Silver, is shooting a Western in the desert, and Tommy thought bringing the bigwigs to the casino would be good publicity or something? You know, the way mob-run casinos are always looking for the limelight. Anyway, he's glad to see her back at work. If Mia really wants to find out what's going on, it's probably best if she acted a little more naturally instead of so obviously suspicious.
Over at Bert Latimer's house, the widow Latimer can't understand who would kill him. He loved his job. He was always traveling for Fairline, crossing the country and setting up franchises, but that changed recently when doctors found an arrhythmia in her heart. She's going to have this newfangled doodad called a pacemaker put in -- the time-period touch points can often be handled quite clunkily on this show -- and there's only a few places in the country that can do it; they were supposed to head to Buffalo soon to get it done. Bert was supposed to have been in Pittsburgh until tomorrow, though, a fact that furrows the Lambs' brows.