Back at Casa de Samhain, Brooke, Ramon, Frank, and Sam share a pint of Chunky Monkey ice cream as Sam recounts the insanity of his visit with Elaine. Frank kills the rest of the ice cream and they argue about whether he owes Ramon another container.
Sam gets a phone call from June Walker, the sister of Maya LaRouche. June lives in New Orleans and left Seattle to—surprise, surprise—get away from Douglas. She says that Maya gave her his number and she thinks she can help.
For about the five-hundredth time, Sam recounts the events of the past two days. June says this whole thing is quite the conundrum—Sam can't flee Douglas and June can't come back. Plus, due to Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans would be too overwhelming for a necromancer who's just now discovering his power. Still, she'll try to send some help his way.
When Sam hangs up, he decides he needs a break from dealing with people and decides to go for a walk and be alone. Ramon doesn't think this is a good idea, but Sam goes off anyway.
Sure enough, it's not a good idea, and someone grabs Sam on the sidewalk.