Enraged, Nikki runs into her office to kick Wallace out, nervous that Oliver Platt discovered the shelf under her desk where she hides the Emmy and Tony awards that remind her of better days. Wallace is just stealing a printout from Nikki's desk, which makes her irate. "What are you doing...in that sorry excuse for a brain? What were you thinking?" she rails at him. Wallace explains that "Phil" told him she had a story on her desk about a kid being killed by a police officer. Oh, Phil. Every show has a "Phil," it seems. Phil is never right. Phil is never clever. Phil never has a home life, never gets laid, always has a pot-belly. Other characters behave badly and blame it on Phil. Just once, I wish Phil would change his name. Or buy an Uzi. Nikki tells Wallace that Si Beekman wants the shooting to read like a hero-cop story. "Beekman is an agent of the multinational police state!" shouts Wallace. He can't believe no one cares that the teenager is dead. Aggravated, Nikki throws the information back at Benton and says he can have it.
Wallace enters a hospital ward and buttons his coat, having decided that his cleavage isn't appropriate here in the face of death. Oliver Platt's breasts might, however, be the only human flesh that could stare down the Grim Reaper and win. Wally is trying to visit Officer Braxton, the fallen cop. An Officer Brady stops him, saying he was Braxton's partner and that the family only wants to talk to one reporter. Wallace spies Brooke pampering the Braxtons, and he frets that his ex-wife might scoop him. Brady is surprisingly jolly considering his partner's in critical condition. Maybe he never got to play with the radio when Braxton was in the car with him. And I know for a fact Braxton always ate the last chocolate-glazed donut without asking. Benton demands an official account of the story. "Which part? When Ed was trying to stop gang-bangers from mugging a tourist, or how the tourist is in a hotel ordering room service while Ed's in ICU?" Brady asks, patting Wallace on the shoulder and leaving.