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This episode begins in the deep freezer of the Quadruple Tree Hotel, where Shedebra discovers Misty shivering on the floor not far from where they stashed Vavianna’s body. In a rage over being stood up on a date, Bergeron had callously locked her in for a week. As she begins to thaw out, Misty declares she wants revenge.
Bergeron himself is opening up Danglerzzz and watching over Peyton Fromage. Suddenly, Detective Crusty Keister – brother to Rusty Keister, who recently died on the Danglerzzz stage – walks in. He has come to find answers to his brother’s death.
Later, Misty enters horrified and thinks she’s seeing her deceased boyfriend’s ghost. Thanks to Crusty’s habit of narrating all his thoughts and actions, she is corrected and made aware of his intent.
Upstairs in Ja Rule’s suite, Shedebra is training Peyton in the art of delivering room service. Surprisingly enough, our rapper friend finds Peyton’s prop comedy entertaining and insists that they accompany him everywhere for the rest of his stay. Shedebra sees an opportunity to gain insight from someone with street cred and casually asks if Ja Rule knows of a good place to hide a body. He tells her to hide it in plain sight and mind the smell.
Down in Danglerzzz, Joe confronts Bergeron and demands that the club be shut down. Ever the consummate businessman, Bergeron counters with a request for the door money and carries on as usual.
Princess Isabel is relaxing in a tanning bed in the hotel spa when Crusty enters the room in search of more clues. As she gets out of the bed, Isabel gasps – Crusty was the object of her affection back in Europe! He never meant to hurt her; he’s a bit of a late bloomer, not to mention a little upset his brother got a girlfriend before he did. In an attempt to nurse her broken heart and help Crusty reach a new milestone, Isabel offers to seduce him.
Down the in Danglerzzz office, Bergeron has an employee meeting to discuss customer complaints against Derek, whose unique arm has turned his dance routines into especially lewd spectacles. Sadly, Bergeron has made up his mind to let him go, and asks why Derek doesn’t return home to Poland. It turns out that Derek is a murderer on the run and won’t return to his home country.
Meanwhile, Ja Rule has set up a mobile recording studio to teach Peyton how to rap. First, he invites Misty to come in to sing the hook. Next, he encourages Peyton to run through all their props. Peyton jams their way into a nice first set!
Away from Ponce in a local strip mall, Shedebra and Misty meet in secret to discuss how to get rid of Vavianna’s body and exact revenge on Bergeron. The plan is to distract Bergeron by seducing him, taking the body down into Danglerzzz, and bringing in Crusty to accuse him of murder. Will they succeed?
Back at the hotel, Bergeron has coffee with Joe as a gesture of good will. During their heart-to-heart, Bergeron confesses that he never wanted to go from owning the hotel to owning Danglerzzz, and that he’s aware that a dead body is in the deep freezer. Joe confesses that he has a dark past and only one woman knows it. Misty Shores has both men in her grasp! Just then, Crusty interrupts while he searches for tape. Seems innocuous enough, but tape is a clue! Will anyone catch on?
In the coldness of the deep freezer, Shedebra has tricked Isabel into helping her move the body by telling her she’s pulling a silly prank on someone. In the process, she has taken the very naive princess into the club of ill repute for the first time.
Around the corner, Crusty tracks a strange set of prints to Derek, who is cleaning out his locker. Under the pretense that Derek might be a suspect, Crusty gets him to talk by roughing him up a little. Derek admits that he knew Rusty was poisoned and wanted to become a famous stripper.
All this is happening as Misty finishes tucking the body behind the bar. Ja Rule spots her and reminds her that she’s needed so she can rise to fame with her sweet hooks on the rap album, so he’s going to take the blame for the body. Crusty bursts in to make the arrest. Misty is safe for now – or is she?