"It does sound like a problem—a problem that's been solved." This is why I love you so, Dan.
And agreed on the no surprise role-play, although i kind of wish you told him to do it because that would have been a little bit awesome for him to show up, apropos of nothing, as the serial killer, or little French maiden, or angry dog or whatever. too mean, i suppose...
sending love to you thru the ether,