Miles Archer is found dead after Spade meets with Brigid. Spades goes to investigate the body and sees officers Tom and Dundy. He then investigates the scene and gets as much information as he can.
I guess not Sam.
It not the worst thing that Miles is gone.
Spade finds out that there is another dead body and goes to the scene. He discovers that its Thursby, the man whom Brigid mentioned. This allows him to make ties to Brigid and he begins to question her honesty.
Alright Cario, I will get the statue for $5,000 but you have no need to search my apartment.
I need the statue and I am going to search this apartment.
Brigid finally comes clean to Spade about who she really is. She still tries to lie about some things, but Spade gets her to tell the truth.
YOUR ARE ALL UNDER ARREST!
IT IS ONLY A JOKE!
Spade goes to tell Miles's wife that her husband was killed. She is somewhat upset, but it seems that there is an oddly close relationship between the two.
Cario goes to Spade's apartment and gives him details on a statue he wants him to find. Cario then pulls out a gun and forces Spade to find the statue and also to allow Cario to search his apartment. Spade knocks out Cario and when Cario wakes up he pulls the gun out again and searches to apartment.
Spade, Brigid, and Cario meet in Spade's apartment. The police come to the door right as Cario yells for help because Brigid struk him with a pistol. The police insist on taking them all away, but Spade tells them it was a prank and they leave along with Cario. Spade then talks with Brigid and he gets a lot of information about the statue from her.