The Elements get their feet in the door of a certain big-name subsidiary of Buena Vista Entertainment, one of the biggest wallets in Glitterhaegen and thus suspected supporter of Nikud Adler. Two very different methods of incursion reveal that, for one, this particular chain of themed restaurants is in dire need of a new gimmick, and for two, Nikud Adler and his purloined Hand of Death may not be the only sinister power creeping their way into the hearts and minds of the Big And Golden Apple.
Having managed to shake off Gary Swallows and Appleton Smalls of Buena Vista Entertainment, the team continues their search for rogue-er elements in the city. With the help of Mint's superior deviltry-detecting nose, the team cases a weapons warehouse belonging to Alliance Warsystems, another of Glitterhaegen's controlling companies. The guards, however, take offense, even when Bella briefly revisits a past life. Familiar faces wait within-- way, way too familiar.
Brevity is the soul of hotness.