Outside, a comely young reporter named Christine Hill ducks under the crime scene tape and approaches Quinn. She wants to know if "Ms. Bell" was the only victim -- she got the woman's name from a web search on the house address. She peppers Quinn with questions about the murder and the suspects, while he tries to deflect by saying it still might be suicide. Pills or slit wrists, she asks, women only really do one or the other. Is that sexist? Should I be asserting that a woman could stick a revolver in her mouth and pull the trigger same as a man? That feels like a counterproductive argument. Anyway, Quinn's impressed and tells her if she cracks the case before they do, give him a call. On his cell. Yes, can the hottest guy on the force PLEASE get some action this season?
Back at the station Deb halfheartedly bitches to Seafoam LaGuerta about the coffee machine, and rather than roll her eyes at the day's fifth regularly scheduled Deb tantrum, LaGuerta instead smiles. And engages her in conversation! Deb says when life's going good, that's just God's way of saying your ass is about to get bit. LaGuerta asks if this is at all based in fact or if she's just making herself crazy. "That's kinda what I do," Deb says, with a grin. LaGuerta says from someone who's been there before, "knock it off." Deb changes subjects and asks if Maria ever went out with some friend of Anton's, but Maria says "musicians aren't really [her] thing." Smiling, Deb says the guy owns three restaurants -- Cuban ones at that ... and what the fuck is wrong with musicians. If you have any familiarity with Deb at all, you'd be forgiven for reading this scene and picturing her usual scowl of hatred on her face, but she's actually doing this weird thing that's almost like smiling. LaGuerta, also smiling, said that came out wrong ... and what makes Deb think "Cuban" matters? Deb: "That came out wrong, too." And pours LaGuerta a cup of coffee. Maria says she's not looking for anybody right now, but when and if she is, she'll let Deb know. You guys, God help the greater Miami-Dade area if these two have actually become friends.