"164 hours ago." Lisa, still upset, is asking about the kiss. He tries to tell her it was innocent, but his efforts are hampered by his phone ringing to the tune of "Pretty Woman." He has to laugh a little at his predicament as he explains that the ring is "Daisy's" idea of a joke, although he doesn't mention that what will not be a joke is the pink slip she finds on her desk when she comes in the next morning. He declines to take the call, which mollifies Lisa for a moment, but then the land line rings. Nick picks it up and tells Karen not to call him on that line as Lisa throws up her hands and leaves the room, but Karen is serious: "We have to talk, Nick. It's about Dutch."
In the rain, Nick heads up the steps of a museum or library or some large building of Grecian design. Outside the entrance, Karen soberly tells him that Freddy asked her for a hundred grand to join some golf club, and she went upstairs to write him a check and found a new requisition on her desk from Brian. She seems to worry about being overheard, and the was the scene is shot is reminiscent of those creepy scenes in spy movies or thrillers, where you feel like someone is going suddenly to get shot before she can disclose some crucial bit of information to the hero. As she leads him to a more secluded spot, she goes on that the last gift Brian requisitioned from the family foundation was for a man named "Norman Exley," who Brian said was just some guy who was down on his luck and came to the church hoping to settle some debts. Karen sent him a check for ten grand (I guess she's the treasurer of the fund?) but the new requisition is for ninety. She hesitates before revealing that the guy is an airplane mechanic, and Nick doesn't really get the implication, so she tells him that Brian never was really happy about the affair, prompting Nick to ask what affair she's talking about. Karen: "The one your dad and my mom had for the past forty years." Wow, that's a long time. If only Dutch hadn't died, they could have had a three-way anniversary party. Nick is too stunned to speak, and Karen realizes what she's done as she says she thought Nick knew. At least he's got the last commercial break to recover. [I STILL want to know how Karen knew about this, particularly since it still seems like Tripp didn't. -- CB 2008]
After the break, we start with a lovely aerial shot (the camerawork in this episode is really awesome) of a crane on a barge out on the water somewhere. [That shot was in the very beginning of the aired version. -- CB 2008] A close-up shows a small wrecked plane being pulled up. Hey, that's one item crossed of my wish list! Later, the plane has been retrieved and apparently brought to a hangar somewhere, and a detective on the scene tells a somber Nick that there could have been explosives involved in the crash, but with it having been submerged for two weeks, it's impossible to tell. This is where you know the show isn't a procedural, because if it were, there would already be a team of forensics experts crawling all over that shit. Also, we learn that there's no body, which means the spoiler whores should keep their eyes out for casting calls for the part of Dutch. The detective says she'd be willing to get a warrant for Exley's arrest and see where it leads, but the DA will want to know where he's getting his information, and suggests he be a little more forthcoming. "Just a little bit." Nick says he'll be in touch, and turns to go, but the detective tells him that there was a watertight lockbox on the plane, and produces a briefcase that was therein. "Personal effects." She hands it over (really? Isn't this potentially a criminal investigation? I know Nick's probably Dutch's beneficiary, but still), and he thanks her.