Simon and Lloyd Simcoe play a game of Texas hold 'em poker to determine whether they are going to go public with causing the Global Blackout. ("Playing Cards with Coyote") They agreed in advance that if Simon wins, they will keep their experiment secret; if Simcoe wins, then they will go public. An ace of hearts playing card from the poker game is the title image of the episode.
For the final hand, the flop was:
- king of hearts
- king of clubs
- five of hearts
The turn was the eight of hearts, and the river was the seven of hearts.
Simon held pocket kings (spades and diamonds), giving him four-of-a-kind. Simcoe had the six and nine of hearts, and thus won with a straight flush.