Good episode. Miscellaneous thoughts:
Looks like Ken Karn has a backbone after all, as long as he has sufficient motivation to act decisively. Too bad he's such a bastard.
Poor Emma. I hope she finds a safe haven somewhere. Does she dare go back home?
Manson's music: Don't really have an opinion on how good he actually was -- I'm not a good judge of such things. From what I've read, he did have some musical talent, although not as much as he thought he had. Outsiders who saw him perform mention that he had a strong stage presence, so with the right "packaging" maybe he could have made it. (I mean, if Herbert Khaury, aka Tiny Tim, could succeed, why not Manson?)
Record company guy: My impression was that he was put off by Emma's delusions and was extricating himself from the situation. His job, after all, isn't to look for the next messiah; just find someone who can make money for the record label. ( On the other hand, maybe he'll decide promoting a messiah would be profitable.)
I missed Charmaine.
Was really sorry that the old priest got killed, although I was afraid something bad would happen when he said he was going to confront the gambler privately.
And farewell, Jimmy Too. That actually was a surprise. (Although I should have seen it coming. Lucille wasn't going to put up with him for long.)