WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Remeber when Nick crapped out a pink alien, wrestled with it on the toilet, and then nearly died? Right, so after all that, the two adversaries then broke through the window and continued their rowdy rendezvous outside.
Having lost her hard evidence, Merry's had to come up with a backup plan: She and DD are going to head to Shine Tower to get some more goo, straight from the source. DD needs some coaxing before he's willing to do that.
He gets picked up by three guys in Hillary Clinton masks (is there symbolism there?) and pistols. They happen to be a trio of guys Sax killed back in season one (or thought he killed in Season 1). They contract him out for a job: kill Sonny Shine.
Then again, Sax could just be hallucinating this whole thing, is actually on a crosstown bus, and the men in Hillary Clinton masks (let's just go with no symbolism) are actually like guardian angels reminding him that it's his daughter's birthday. He's promplty thrown off the bus.
Hailey had to make breakfast, and get herself to school, all on her own, because Amanda is reeling from Simon time. But, during lunch, she makes three new friends, who used to be three old enemies. They're drawn to her after she tells them that the guy at the zoo is her boyfriend. Smoothie. Eunuch.
Merry and DD break in to Shine Tower, and waylay the human Wishee that replaced the alien one Merry killed. He's never actually met the other three Wishees, and Sonny wasn't about to make that introduction.
It looks just like the one she ate with Pervy Santa back in Season 1. But the Squad didn't try to pull a fast one on her: they bought her a real cake. WHAT'S GOING ON?! Hailey throws a fit, and runs away.
Merry's plan? To don the Wishee costume herself, and inflitrate the inner Wishee circle. On her way to rehearsal, she gets stopped by Smoothie, who sniffs her out. But she's saved by the PA, who calls her to set.
DD breaks out of his dressing room to reminisce on his old stage set. Sonny shows up, and is furious. DD shows him he's got the blackmail tape, which only enrages Sonny more. So Sonny bashes DD's face in with his own microphone. And kills him.
Nick is hallucinating again, and this time it's Happy as a horse. Happy-horse tells Narcosis Nick that he should skip town for good – that would be the best gift he could get Hailey for her b-day. Looks like Nick's demons just won't give him a break.
Feeling lost and alone, Hailey returns to the park, where she meets Smoothie. He seems to be the only person who cares about her. Seems is the operative word here, as it was he who swapped out that birthday cake. Dastard!
Nick, still hallucinating, and still looking for a present for Hailey, also stumbles into Shine Tower (where is the security in this place?!). He sees (read hallucinates) Hailey holding a gun, and shooting him in the gut, ostensibly to get rid of him forever.