WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Last we saw Nick Sax, he was getting jackknifed by a sixteen wheeler. Now he's on Jerry Springer. He's moving up in the world. Actually it's all a near-death hallucination that examines Sax's complicated feelings towards being told by a miniature flying horse that he has a daughter trapped in a creepy Santa's storage container.
When Nick returns to his apartment, he finds others have already broken in there looking to surprise him. These guys were once in the employ of Mr. Blue (one of the main mobsters in town) until they switched teams for more money. Turns out, they don't want Mr. Blue to get hold of the password any more than Nick does. So... they aim to kill him.
Speaking of Mr. Blue, he is having cheese and crackers with Meredith. They discuss family stuff, like how Meredith broke up Sax's marriage and broke his heart. Like how she and her mom are indebted to him. And like how the Don passed the password over Blue's head, and gave it to his nephew instead. By the end of the meal, they come to an arrangement: if Meredith delivers Sax to Blue, she's out of his debt.
Nick wants to leave town — things are starting to heat up too much. So he seeks succor in his old pal Le Dic, who's busy playing cards with some other underworld buddies. Le Dic hates Nick's guts for screwing him on a deal. If Nick wants money and guns (which he does), he's going to need to play cards for 'em (which he does). He doesn't do so well.
He gets a little unexpected help from Happy. Happy can read cards, but no one can read him — because he's invisible. So in exchange for telling him whose got what cards, Nick promises to help find Hailey. Best. Partnership. Ever!
Amanda Hansen, Hailey's mom and Nick's ex, confronts Meredith down at the depo. She wants Merry's help finding Nick and Hailey. Meredith says she can connect her with a missing persons detective, but she doesn't owe Amanda jack. So Amanda socks her one in the face.
Before hitting the open road, Nick stops off at a diner. Happy is still trying to get him to go find Hailey, but Nick is dead set against it. Happy tries another tack: by telling him that if Hailey dies, Happy dies as well. Nick doesn't soften.