Brian hits on an idea for a sure-fire money-spinner when he introduces popcorn to Munty. Steg follows his success jealously. Barbara has her hands full with a demanding client – the leading lady in the Munty Clack Dancers. Meanwhile Munty's most violent gangster, Slasher Morgan orders Howell to make a truth drug, with unexpected results. There's much excitement about the Protector's Wisdom-Giving festival, a high point of the Munty cultural year.