Having some fun at a carnival, Blackie and Mary decide to try out a fortune telling machine. The madam in the machine promises to foretell Blackie’s future, and impending death. Blackie is skeptical, and doesn’t believe the fortune of danger. He tells Mary about what the madam said, but just doesn’t believe it.
Elsewhere, a man is being tossed off the carnival for being a pickpocket. The angry man wants his girlfriend to leave with him, but she is fine with her job at being the girl in a monkey suit. At her resistance, he threatens to kill her. Still at the carnival, Blackie has managed to find other true believers in the madam. Just then a shot breaks the noise of the ambient carnival noise. It’s madam Zena, inside the monkey suit, and her prediction of death seems to be her own.
Farraday is on hand at the carnival. Where is Rhoda, the monkey suit girl? The search is on, but she’s no where to be found. Mary makes the rounds with Pops, the carnival owner. Blackie learns about the pickpocket, and when he turns up, Farraday jumps on the obvious solution and apprehends the man.
Rhoda finally shows up, and is weeping as she feels responsible for the madam’s death. Blackie heads off to the jail to get the scoop from Cooper, the pickpocket. Blackie takes Farraday back to the carnival to put the pressure on the hard of hearing carnival owner, who breaks under pressure.
Blackie reveals a twisted plot of an imposter, and his guilt.