Hank gets the phone call at home, and he's as shitty about it as you might expect. And, sure, he's got a point: the last thing he needs in this condition is for Marie to relapse into her old kleptomania. But since we all know he's the reason she's gone off the reservation, I hope you don't expect me to show much sympathy. He ultimately promises to make a phone call to someone who can get her out of this.
At the police station, Marie sits on a bench with her neck arched and eyes on the ceiling, trying to hold onto whatever dignity she can salvage in this situation. A cop friend of Hank's comes out with good news for her: the homeowners aren't going to press charges. "Good," clips Marie, arching her neck as best she can, "then I won't either." Oh, girl. The cop then says she's all set and can go home now, but when she doesn't budge, the (rather perceptive) cop asks her straight out: "Do you want to go home?" Marie's proud façade can only hold out for so long, and she ends up bawling in her own lap.
Skyler's at home, doing what she does best: halfheartedly attend to the business of caring for her infant daughter. She's washing out bottles in the sink when the soapy water going down the drain gives her an idea. So, yes, she ditches the bottle-cleaning to return to her business of trying to launder money for her meth-cooking husband. While Skyler pulls out a matchbook with Saul's number on it and gives him a call, we get a super up-close shot of the soapy water circling the drain. Sometimes this show gives with one hand and takes away with the other. The matchbook is a brilliant and funny detail; this circling-the-drain business feels all kinds of heavy-handed, though.
Cut to the car wash, where an official-looking bureaucrat type is testing samples of runoff water in the field out back, and the results aren't good. Bogdon is incredulous and wants to speak to a "Gary" -- his usual contact within the local authorities. EPA Guy kind of barrels over him, talking about the different contaminants in the water, leeching into the groundwater, and how he's going to have to shut down the car wash until he can retrofit the whole place with a better filtration system so he'll be compliant with standards. Bogdon's like, "Okay! So we'll be good from now on! No more pollution!" He's grasping at straws. Finally, he plays the "What laws am I breaking? Name them," card, which is when we find out that the Bluetooth in EPA Guy's ear is connected to... Skyler, in her station wagon across the way. She's armed with EPA statutes and city codes and everything she needs to feed this imposter what he needs to scare Bogdon into selling. Skyler's getting clever. And obviously reprehensible in her tactics, but clever! She also, as always, has decided to drag baby Holly to this latest criminal adventure. The extreme cuteness of this kid is a great counterpoint to the spiritual ugliness of the shakedown.