This episode features the "Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?" Trope.
Villains (and occasionally darker Anti Heroes) frequently find themselves in conundrums that could easily be solved by finding the right person and shooting them. But rare is the villain who actually takes this direct approach.
Example: "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"
Scott Evil: What? Are you feeding him? Why don't you just kill him?
Dr. Evil: I have an even better idea. I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death.