The police can't find any record of Snowden, but the other team members check out and they are being brought in for questioning. Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet rush over to Bonaventure's hotel, where Shawn talks his way onto the security detail. As they walk Bonaventure down to the parking garage, Shawn takes pains to avoid all of the possible assassination scenarios that were pitched earlier at the think tank, but there doesn't seem to be a threat anywhere. Then Shawn remembers his own idea and pushes Bonaventure out of the way of a bullet coming from a vent in the floor.
Back at the police station, the other team members have given a description for a sketch of Snowden. Bonaventure recognizes him from a wrongful death lawsuit he settled, and Shawn, remembering the ring, realizes it was Snowden's wife. But Bonaventure can't remember his real name. Since Shawn saved his life, Bonaventure wants him running point on the investigation and Shawn decides to reconvene the think tank. They take a look at the schematics of the ballroom where Bonaventure will give his speech. Boyd suggests they move the cops away from the back wall to fortify the access points and they all agree. At the hotel, Shawn tells Bonaventure that they know for sure his assassin will be in place when the speech is scheduled to start, so Shawn goes on stage first to throw the attacker off and give the cops time to catch him. Once on stage, Shawn sees that the air conditioning is off and tells the police that Snowden must be in the vents. Lassiter and Juliet find him, but discover he's wearing a microphone. Snowden has a partner. Shawn asks where they found him, and when Lassiter says a vent in the back wall, Shawn realizes the partner is Boyd. Lassiter and Juliet rush to catch Boyd as Shawn scrambles to get Bonaventure safely out of the building and into his car. But once in the limo they discover Boyd has replaced the driver. Snowden's wife was Boyd's sister and, disgusted that Bonaventure put a price on her life, they used the settlement money to try to kill him. Trapped with a gun pointed on them, Shawn uses the air horn from his contract rider to distract Boyd as they both jump out of the car to find the cops surrounding them with their weapons drawn. Back at the police station, Vick has been thinking about Henry's participation in Shawn's cases and offers him a job in the department to help liaise with their external divisions – in other words, he'd be Shawn's boss. Henry, intrigued, ultimately declines.