Comma or semicolon?

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frogboxer

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Comma or semicolon after the word 'details' below?

She saw to the last two details; ie flowers were waiting and the driver kept mum.

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How about a colon?
 

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Sounds great.

Is the comma an absolute no-no? Or would this be tantamount to a comma splice?
'She saw to the last two details, ie flowers were waiting and the driver kept mum'.

How about a dash, too?
'She saw to the last two details - ie flowers were waiting and the driver kept mum'.

Actually, do all work (comma, semicolon or dash) in the placement of that sentence? If not, which are your picks?

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You don't need the "i.e." Just use a colon.
 
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