Ah Piper, ever appreciative.
Pipe down, Piper, jeez.
It's kind of weird to see Pablo be all assertive-like. I guess I kind of mistook him as a bit of a pushover, albeit a persuasive one.
It helps that Pablo's talking to someone who isn't literally out to murder him for a change.
And now we get into Pablo's bailiwick: negotiation.
I feel as though Pablo and Piper are losing cohesion. Pablo feels dismissive of Piper, which is not entirely unwarranted, she could stand to be a touch more disciplined, but she isn't wrong: Guy is ludicrously suspicious, and all the remaining mysteries are soon to be resolved by Operation Feline Friendship. Convincing Piper to continue slumming it with the commoners like this, in the face of being... somewhat extraneous to the decision-making process, is going to be a challenge.
I've also noticed that, now that Pablo is more accustomed to the shenanigans that Burk & Piper dish out on a routine basis, he has less patience for it. Kind of like when you get new coworkers.
I would probably keep Guy around. Sure, he's suspicious, untrustwothy and would probably stab me in the back with a dry line about how I really should've known better (*swoon*) but as long as he's got an incentive to not screw me over, (provided he actually does need diplomatic protection and he didn't just make up that stuff up on the fly... there's also his mysterious "assignment"/"vacation" which we still have no idea what it's really about,) yeah, I'd rather keep him around... I mean, we still don't know what Goldman, Grant, "Wurm", "Sylva" and "Silverman" are capable of, and Guy has proven himself to be a good detective when it comes down to it...
Wonder how Burk's cat interrogation is going? We haven't seen him for a couple of months now...
I do think its justified for Pablo to be a little cross with Piper. She has so far only been a liability in the mission. Getting into a fight with Burk, and not really doing anything to aid the investigation besides swooning over the Nightshade Hero.