The government has made a surprise move tonight, putting into urgency its plans to pass bills it wants before the election.
Remember, the precious ETS has just been passed.
The move was unexpected and gives the impression the Government is preparing for the possibility of political instability in the wake of ongoing controversy over New Zealand First.
Indeed, considering Winston's unconvincing performance tonight, he looks set for the chop tomorrow.
But what will Winston do then? What revenge might he seek? Does he have dirt on Dear Leader, possibly explaining why she has kept faith in him for so long?
Might it be enough for Uncle Helen to call an election , perhap even tomorrow, to try and take attention from the SFO inquiry into Peters and away from the SFO she intended to scrap?
Is the game up for Liarbour and is it now a case of damage limitation?
When are the next polls due? TV1 on Sunday?