At a bar, not D'Oblique, Kate gets kudos for her collar of Little Tony. She sees her dad, and goes to join him. He congratulates her, adding, "Here's hoping the bust doesn't fall apart before you finish filing the paperwork." I wonder if Kate feels hurt and rejected by his lack of support. You think? Cupid comes up and shows Kate a memo about some new mandatory sensitivity training for all the cops. "Think they'll make us hug?" Cupid asks. "I'm not hugging you, sweat-boy," Kate sighs. Sweat-boy? Kate's dad says, "In my day, we didn't need any damn sensitivity." Anyone picking up on a theme yet?
The next day, Allen the chirpy therapist lectures a room full of cops. He pulls out a talking stick, saying, "It's our contract with each other. Whoever holds this has the freedom to express himself or herself freely, without judgment, within the confines of this room." Allen hands the stick to a burly cop named Heath. Allen delves into Heath's family history. To my disappointment, Allen does not say, "Describe to me, in single words, only the good things that come into your mind about your mother." However, he does ask if there's anything Heath always wanted to say to his mother. "Will you marry me?" suggests Kate from the back of the room. Allen offers the talking stick to Kate, and when she hesitates, asks her if she's afraid to try it. Allen tells her that fear turns to anger, and anger turns to inappropriate sarcasm. He neglects to mention that bad television leads to completely appropriate sarcasm.
Angel and Doyle question Doyle's source, who is working out on a Nordictrack while they talk. He says that he overheard some of Little Tony's men talking during his spinning class, and they said that "no stupid bitch is going to get the best of L.T." Angel turns to Doyle and asks, "You know what that means?" "I think it stands for Little Tony," offers Doyle. "It means he's going after Kate," explains Angel.
Kate is filling her coffee mug when Angel enters the station and tells her, "We need to talk." Kate agrees, "I know. I want to apologize for the other night." Angel says she doesn't need to, but Kate insists, "That's not what my sensitivity trainer says. I know, it's pretty goofball, right? Still, thanks for what you did." Next, Kate asks Angel to come to her dad's retirement party the next night. Angel agrees to go, and Kate says, "Okay, that was easy, I'm relieved." Angel finally gets a chance to talk, and tells Kate that she could be in danger, and that Little Tony may have a contract out on her. "Wow, he's really acting out, isn't he?" Kate comments. Angel blinks, and Kate continues, "He must be in some kind of pain to have to strike out at others in that way." Angel asks if Kate's okay, and she says that she'll be back to her usual level of cynicism in no time. At an ominous house, Allen meets with the evil lawyer, who says, "We went to great effort and expense [sic] to get you into that precinct. Is it working?" Allen insists that it is, and says, "After tomorrow's session you'll see incredible results." Behind Allen we can see a spooky altar. "That makes me feel all warm inside," says the lawyer.