Shawn and Gus go back to Nigel's hotel with him. On their way to the room, Shawn spots discarded trays of room service. When they arrive in Nigel's suite, his standing order of a tuna sandwich is already there. But Shawn notices it doesn't look like the other food they just passed in the hall and realizes it's been poisoned, once again saving Nigel's life. The police sweep the room and find Emilina's prints and traces of her prescription drugs in the sandwich. Lassiter brings her in for questioning but when he realizes she's still out of it and starts coming onto him again, he decides to let her sit there and sober up before he renews his interrogation.
Meanwhile, back at the hotel, McNab brings Nigel store bought food. As he heats it up in the microwave, they both smell something burning, and McNab pulls Nigel to safety as the microwave explodes.
With Emilina in custody, this means they need a new suspect. Now that she's detoxed, she remembers someone going into her bag and getting her pills. She also says she wasn't at the hotel at the night in question. She passed out on a car in the parking lot. She says her fingerprints are in Nigel's room because the hook up every once in a while. Her story checks out and Lassiter has to release her.
Shawn and Gus take Nigel to Henry's house as a safe haven for the night. Needless to say, it doesn't go well. Henry wants him out but Shawn says he's still in danger as their lead suspect was just cleared. Henry suggests they focus on whom Nigel victimizes the most.
Back at the hotel, Emilina is attacked by a masked man and injected with an overdose of tranquilizers. Nigel now wants to cancel the show but the producer insists they must go on as scheduled. Shawn and Gus check out Emilina's room and Shawn spots something in the toilet - a charm from Bevin's necklace, one of the contestants they met earlier. It turns out Bevin has auditioned in every city, singing badly on purpose, to make sure he'd be passed on and could then follow the tour to every stop. He also is Zapato Dulce's biggest fan. Zapato was the first to be hired on American Duos. It was going to be his big comeback, but Nigel stole the show. So he and Bevin conspired to kill Nigel and make the show the Zapato vehicle it should have been all along.