After a brief flashback of the crime, we see Wallace staring at a bloodstain on the sidewalk. He/She Hooker, of Washington Street crime fame, strolls past and talks to Wallace. Eyewitnesses just throw themselves at this guy. "I heard a crack, then another one, then I saw this black dude just drop over there. Blood was everywhere," He/She says, adding that "the white dude" was flipping out while the other kid bolted. Are we clear that this was a roiling melting pot of ethnic hate? If I'd known Johnnie Cochran was stopping by Omar G's place to watch Third Watch and talk racial tension, I'd have borrowed him for the afternoon. Wallace offers He/She money for a description of the kid who fled. "Kinda butch," is all the hooker offers, comparing him unfavorably with the guy who died. He/She casually mentions that the fleeing kid had already been bleeding. Wallace is still fascinated by the bloodstain on the ground, as though any minute he expects a ghostly vixen to pop out and hand him Excalibur.
Hildy appears and says, "Noted Columnist Gives Money to Street-Hustler." Oh, please. As if that's a new development in Wally World. She claims she's searching for her pervert -- a televangelist with a vinyl fetish. Wallace bets her for something that could scrape the pavement. Wallace is confused because the giant bloodstain isn't where either of the victims fell. What happens next is revolting: Wallace bends over. Oh, and amazingly, it can and does get worse: Wallace proceeds to scrape a mound of blood and tissue off the ground, smearing it onto a piece of paper. This is called "Tampering with Evidence." It's also called "unsanitary," but so is Wallace, so that's less of an issue. He then invites Hildy for lunch, and she accepts despite the fact that her date is holding human innards. What's Wally going to do, sit the blood and brain matter on the table while they tuck into a juicy burger? Dip a fry in it? Douse it in pepper and eat it with pasta? Still, they walk. "What about Reverend Vinyl?" Wallace asks. Hildy says she just needed an explanation from him and can get it later. They joke about it. "Miss Baker, this collar's for my Labrador," Hildy giggles. So far, Lili Taylor is the only consistent amusement on the show -- consistent deliberate amusement, that is. There's plenty of unintentional funny.