At Hank and Marie's, where there are lots of DEA agents and scary music, Junior is busy spurting anger in all directions over his father's absence. Dad's going to risk his life over a stupid car wash? Did Skyler even TRY to talk him out of it? Poor kid. So scared. Marie's on Junior's side, hectoring Hank for not having his DEA pals forcibly round up Walt. And don't tell her she's being a fascist about it, either, because she doesn't want to hear it. Hank figures this is an idle threat from people who want him to drop the investigation. Investigation? This is news to Steve Gomez, who is there with the DEA officers. Hank comes clean about his further investigation into Gus. Marie and Skyler both freak out at the idea that Gus is the mastermind of the meth trade in New Mexico. Gomez, meanwhile, is wide-eyed that Hank has been looking into this all this time. They don't even have a shred of proof! Hank tells Gomez that he can start looking for proof at the laundry. Gomez says he obviously can't get a search warrant. Hank taunts, "What happened to good, old-fashioned knock and talk? Oh wait, I forgot you were never very good at those." Oh, like Gomez is going to fall for that.
Cut to Gomez falling for that. He's actually pretty good at playing dumb and convincing heretofore unseen Gus employee Dennis that they're investigating the claim of some chef they busted who says the drugs the DEA found on him came from the place that laundered his chef's whites. Gomez says the story is horseshit, but this (imaginary) chef's father is a senator, so he needs to rule this theory out. He's super chatty and congenial, and it works ... eventually. Dennis says he needs to check with his boss, so Gomez threatens (nicely) to go get a warrant, which would result in a daylong shutdown. So Dennis caves -- just Gomez and his partner? That'd be fine. Of course, Gomez's partner immediately brings the drug-sniffing dog out of the car. Dennis, you done fucked up. Lucky for him, the dog doesn't seem to be finding anything. That superlab is well insulated.