At 8:29:59, Walker pulls Ziya's truck into an alley behind a warehouse. He says this is one of the places Vladimir operates out of. He remains unaware of Kiefer's presence in the car behind them, but then who knows how much of that liquor bottle is still left? Walker asks Ziya to go to Vladimir first, to sort of break it to him gently that she's back. Instead of objecting, as I would, that this sounds like a fantastic way to get himself killed, Ziya agrees and gets out of the truck. While Kiefer's watching Ziya walk to the entrance, he's startled by Walker asking in his earpiece whether their cover is in place. She wants to go over it while Ziya's inside. But Kiefer wants to know about her history with Vladimir first. Nice -- holding the information she needs hostage when she's the one about to walk into the lion's den, because he's nosy. Walker doesn't want to talk about it with Kiefer any more than she did with Ziya, whom she blows off as a "drama queen." Kiefer snits at her to give a straight answer, and she insists they quit wasting time and get to work on their cover. Kiefer gives in to her for the second time this hour. "I'm a Munich-based arms dealer named Ernst Meier," Kiefer begins. "We met in Mexico City. You became my liaison to the locals." Are we going to get to see Kiefer do a German accent? And will it be better than his Southern one in Monsters Vs. Aliens?
Some Russian goons let Ziya in the warehouse, but he doesn't get the warm welcome he expected. In fact, when Vladimir himself comes out, he says, "I should kill you for even thinking of coming here," and pops Ziya in the face. Vladimir, as alluded to in a previous recap, is being played by Callum Keith Rennie with a Russian accent. The B*G alums are getting pretty thick on the ground here. Ziya's still reeling from Vladimir's blow when Vladimir grabs him and puts a gun to his temple, yelling at him for coming here with a tracking bracelet. Ziya shows Vladimir his bandaged hand and says Walker cut it off, babbling about the deal she was alluding to. Vladimir asks his lieutenant what he thinks, and it's clear that that guy never trusted Walker in the first place. "She shows up out of the blue, and sixteen months later the Feds are down our throats." It took her sixteen months? How long is this season going to be, anyway? But Walker is clearly Vladimir's kryptonite, so he wants to see her. He tells Ziya to clean himself up, and then bring Walker inside. It's 8:33:32.