Back in the B-plot, which feels as though it's taking place on a parallel show, Speedle is interrogating Motor. He's actually quite competent at it. We find out that Stango was selling Motor bad gas and trying to pass it off as 120-grade. Motor replies, "That bunk locked up my engine. It cost me three grand." Speedle concedes that he'd be pissed, then blows all the points he gets for competency by awkwardly adding, "It sounds like motive for murder." Motor has no idea where Speedle's going with this, and all we establish is that Motor wanted to talk about his bad gas, hence the seventy-four calls. Delko asks about the one call that went through on the morning of Stango's death, and Motor replies, "I star-67'd him, and when he picked up, the line went dead." Speedle and Delko do a lot of staring at each other as the scene ends.
Because it's been two minutes without Horatio onscreen, the powers that be remedy that by having him exit an elevator and walk by the reception desk, where a woman tells him there's a message for him. It's from Megan. This startles Horatio. He reads it, and says, "Um. Hang on a second. This can't be right." The receptionist says, "She asked that you try not to contact her anymore." Oh, how lame. Horatio gets all broody for a moment, then thanks the receptionist before going off to talk to Barreiro.
Barreiro's explaining, "I wanted to cut Julie a break. I was on bed check. I heard talking coming from number two after lights-out." Horatio asks, "And that's when you saw Dara?" Barreiro confirms this, adding that she didn't know who Dara was. We see a flashback in which the busty delinquents are busy giggling over the beer that Morales is drinking before getting busted by Barreiro. She knocks the beer can out of Morales's hand, and the beer ends up splashed all over Dara.