Ellen is feverishly pretending to work when her cell rings. It's Katie. She is at the police station because she was robbed (robbed!) and she wants Ellen to pick her up. While Katie is waiting to fill out useless forms (useless because she's not getting the purse back), she recognizes one of the cops. It was the guy who was following her during the Frobisher case. Unfortunately Katie is no Encyclopedia Brown and she gets busted snapping his picture with her cell phone. She takes the photo to Ellen and Ellen promises to get to the bottom of it.
Breaking news! I received an email from an astute watcher who filled me in on the fact that the FBI agent who is not Mario Van Peebles is actually Glenn Kessler, one of the writers of the show. I guess I could have figured that out if I had pored over the IMDB entry for the show, but, no. So Mario Van Peebles and Glenn (so much more concise) sit in a car and Glenn yammers at his wife some more. The set up for that scenario is so over the top that I am starting to doubt its actuality. There is no way that they will actually make him be a dirty paid-to-kill agent with all this build up is there? Glenn finally hangs up, much to everyone's relief, as Ellen gets into the car. She needs the FBI to look into the cop for her. The agents look at each other and then at Ellen and then say no, in unison. Ellen whines, why? Because they're not your bitch, bitch! The Feds aren't at her beck and call because their case is against Patty and, well, they don't like Ellen enough to do her a favor. Ellen calls bullshit as she gets out of the car. That meeting would have made a great phone call.