Felicity and Mackenzie are preparing for their biggest poker night yet, with a buy-in of $5000 per guest and a waiting list. Mackenzie could be debt-free in no time, especially now that the nights are gaining a reputation! Ryder wants to be a dealer, but Mack isn’t willing to take a chance on someone who hasn’t dealt before.
Preparations are in full swing when the group is interrupted by an unwelcome visitor: Nathan shows up in Salt during regular service. Mackenzie is worried and sends Ryder to get rid of him, but he returns, telling her that she should listen to Nathan because he has a large sum of money for her.
Mackenzie is relieved to discover that her previous kindness to Nathan has paid off handsomely. She promptly proceeds to pay the overdue rent, but then she learns Nathan’s cash came with a condition. He turns up later with a friend, PK, who is keen to be invited to the next poker night. Mackenzie is apologetic, saying that there’s a waiting list and guests need to be vetted first.
However, Nathan says he can vouch for PK and asks Mack to let him in as a favour. Mackenzie stands her ground, and when PK sees this he decides to change tack. He says he will buy his way in, and all she has to do is name her price. Mackenzie does a deal with him and triumphantly returns to Felicity, saying that a player needs booting from the list for that night.
Felicity is immediately suspicious, saying that the nights run based on respect, and kicking someone out last-minute is bad form. More to the point, who is PK? Mackenzie, on the other hand, is confident in her decision and instructs Felicity to fire someone. Is Mackenzie on the verge of resolving her debt problem, or is she on the verge of getting herself into serious trouble?