To wit: During a walk to the café, Sheriff Jack Carter is pushing his daughter Zoe to take an advanced physics class, but she's afraid it will put her under too much pressure. But he argues, "Pressure can be good for you! My mother used to say, 'Pressure can make diamonds.' Don't you want to be a diamond?"
Ugh. Good for Zoe for responding that she'd rather be a sapphire who has time to hang out with her friends...opening the door for Carter to offer that if she feels like she doesn't have enough time for great educational opportunities like this, maybe she needs to re-think the job situation. Thank you, Father Dearest!
But let's change our pitch up, because Cafe Diem, and the rest of Eureka, has gone to the dogs. (Yeah, yeah, it's a cliche, but cut us some slack here.) The dog show is coming up, and it seems like everybody's got a prize pooch in the running. The Eureka Dog Show isn't akin to the typical Westminster show, as the latter has regular dogs, whereas the town's pooches look real, but are actually robots.
Allison and Nathan walk in and make lovey talk about: their wedding plans, but before they can sicken Carter, Jo gets a page about: a suspected break-in.
As they're heading to the scene of the possible crime, the cops run into Dr. Chicken Lady on the street. (You may remember her from last season, when she engineered some white meat that made everyone stupid.) With her is robo-dog Fifi, the reigning champion of the show. Fifi certainly does look impressive. Up walks Dr. Young with her faux golden lab on a leash and, after her master engages in a bitter exchange with the chicken lady, Fifi starts to throw off sparks around her neck...and then, with a puff of smoke, her head pops off! I guess she's out of the running this year. Naturally Dr. Chicken Lady is the first to imply, in so many words, "Listen all y'all, it's a sabotage!" Dr. Young is mortified at what she's suggesting.