Gedrick asks Karen what she told Wahlberg. "Nothing." "Nothing?" "Nothing." Gedrick walks away, but somehow can still see Karen drop her head to her hands, caught.
David McNorris. "Why am I here?" Good fucking question. "Two cops are dead." WE KNOW. McNorris is interrogating Ray. He tells Ray what we've been told nine times since the beginning of the episode, and Ray asks once again why he's here in McPointy's office. Oh, they're shooting him from the hips up again, so we got his pointings back. McPointy hands Ray a RICO investigation to read over. Apparently, there's a picture of Ray eating dinner with a mob boss in the file. McPointy reminds Ray once again that TWO POLICE OFFICERS ARE DEAD. Ray says he knows, since he was once standing in their blood. "Then talk to me, Ray!" McPointy threatens to reopen the Vista Heights case with so much publicity that Ray wouldn't be able to order a donut without someone's spitting on his shoe. McPointy tells Ray to think about it, and then storms out of the room. Why is Ray there, again?
Fearless. Look, this scene makes zero sense, so I'm just going to recap it quickly, because, I guess, it's only here to set up a future episode. Fearless has brought someone into the station, even though the station is under lockdown and I don't understand how both of them can just walk around the station. This guy's name is Ronnie. I guess they're childhood friends. Fearless asks Ronnie how his mom's doing. Ronnie says she's as good as can be expected. Fearless says he was accused of having gang ties about an hour ago, which makes Ronnie laugh. So maybe we've gone back to before the lockdown. But there are FBI standing at the doors checking his badge. Oh, never mind. Fearless says that Ronnie is his one gang tie. Ronnie asks why he's come looking for him now. He says he can't help Fearless now, and that Fearless shouldn't have asked Ronnie to come to the station. TWO COPS WERE KILLED TONIGHT, Fearless reminds us all. He says that someone inside is working with the killers. Ronnie can't believe the horror. He wishes Fearless good luck and gets into an elevator. Where's he going? Is he leaving? But he just got in through the back. Where would the elevator take him? Fearless shouts, "Ronnie, wait up!" But Ronnie is standing in an elevator, the doors of which haven't shut, so that makes no sense. Forget it. This scene means NOTHING.
Ronnie asks Fearless to leave him alone. Fifteen years, Fearless has been ignoring him. Ronnie reminds Fearless that Ronnie's mother died three years ago. "Have a good life," he says, and walks away. Fearless shouts out the date Ronnie's mother died. He says he sent flowers to Ronnie's sister's house. It's just been a long time and he'd forgotten: "It's been a bad night. And I'm getting old." Ronnie says he was going to tell Fearless just that. Fearless and Ronnie get stopped by a guard saying, "Restricted Area." Ronnie says he can't tell Fearless anything because he's too old to be told inside information. Fearless asks whether there are any gang members posing as police officers. Ronnie says he wouldn't tell Fearless that information. But then he does, and says of course there are, but not any who are in his gangs. He tells Fearless that Norville was killed by Chronic's thugs not by random, but a setup by someone inside: "AK's paid a lot of money for it. Two weeks of crack profits." Ronnie says that this is all third-party information. Fearless asks why Ronnie didn't call and tell him. Because it's been fifteen years since you talked to him and you didn't go to his mama's funeral? Ronnie says it's not his job to call Fearless. And isn't this all information we knew last week? Why is this episode even here? "Oh, God," Fearless says. "Oh, God, indeed," Ronnie answers. NO. FIRE THE WRITERS. Fearless is furious that there's a gang in the city with a cop on the payroll. Yeah, I'm sure there's just one. Sometimes with these guys, it's like they've never actually lived in Los Angeles, read a book, seen a television show, or met a criminal. ["Well, one of the creators of the show is Canadian. So that might be true." -- Wing Chun]