Hank Muller offered Hester a way to make money, and although she refused at first, she later agreed when he told her to tell Martin that the money was from old commissions. Phillips concocted a scheme to have newsman McGinnis arrested and then involve Dalton. When Jim Mitchell queried Phillips about an ex-con to work in his automotive garage, Phillips suggested Martin Spode. Mike enjoyed watching Dalton squirm at a photo of the man at the election rally. Phillips continued to play Dalton like a fiddle. Martin caught Hester having a grand time with Hank and stormed out. An upset Hester told Hank to never come back. Dalton jumped with greed when Phillips called. Jim Mitchell dropped by to see Martin, who hadn't returned. Mitchell encouraged Hester to talk Martin into accepting his generous job offer.