In the act, she is placed onto a spinning wheel while Wynyard throws knives at it, trying not to hit her. During practice, Wynyard, who was jittery because he didn't get his fix yet from Trevor, did his best not to hit her, and was doing well the first two throws. Suddenly, as he threw his third knife, it went right threw her stomach, much to his and Sebastian's horror.
Arthur later stated that the assistant is not going to pull through, and that Wynyard's act might have to be cancelled. Suddenly, after realizing how annoying Robert is with his theater techniques, Sebastian had the idea to have the naive hedgehog be her replacement.