Benton visits Manny in prison. Manny says his rap sheet is silly, full of petty misdemeanors like shoplifting cigarettes -- nothing that warranted a full-scale arrest or shooting. And Nelson was clean. According to Manny, Brady hassled him about the contents of his pockets, and when the answer was "nothing," Brady tossed him onto the ground and cuffed him, complaining about attitude. "Can't win with those dudes," Manny shrugs. Wallace makes a tasteless crack about Nelson, then gets Manny to admit he was bothering Roth a bit on the night Nelson died. "That cop was gunning for us, you know that," Manny insists. Wallace implies there was some kind of deal made with the police, and then asks about Miguel Velasquez. Manny sighs and says he'll tell all he knows.
Schnell-a-vision. He's smacking golf balls into the night air and bantering with Benton, wearing an ill-advised floral shirt that telegraphs his intent to retire to South Florida within a week. Wallace suggests a deal: He reviews what he's found, and Schnell remains strangely silent if any of it is true. "Braxton killed Velasquez," Wallace begins. Schnell says he doesn't know, but Wallace presses ahead and contends the brass is nervous about something and is willing to let Roth walk because of whatever that something is. Silent assent. Schnell smacks a golf ball. "The Puerto Rican kid in [prison] didn't do anything," Benton says. More silence, more golf. Benton thinks Schnell phoned in the Velasquez tip because when the department went after Manny -- for reasons as-yet unexplained -- Schnell got irritated. Golf shot, part three. My guess, because I need this stuff laid out nicely for me: They don't want to prosecute Roth because it might result in digging up information about Braxton's shady past as a brutal cop who beat people for no reason. Schnell isn't listening to me, so he keeps bantering with Benton. Wally promises to leave Schnell alone forever in exchange for one more juicy tidbit. Schnell agrees, but it has to be quick because he's got a man to see about buying a bridge. "Roth is going to cop a plea tomorrow," Schell says. Murder two is out the window, and instead Roth will get six months on the gun charge. "Why don't I pick up some of those balls for you?" Wallace asks, elated. He's feeling generous -- Brooke helped him with his balls, and he's just spreading the good will.