Commercials. Hey, when I visited the set, I pitched (if you use the term very, very loosely) a story idea that involved a bounty hunter. Granted, that's the beginning and end of the similarities to what just happened, but I should still probably sue, right?
Detective Ehrle eyes a photo of Alex posing on the hood of a Dodge Challenger. Sis helpfully identifies the car as Alex's first love, and says that he used to race semi-professionally. Ehrle asks if Kathryn made him quit. Sis says no: "He had left that life long ago." "What life?" Ehrle asks intently. The one where he was a semi-pro racer, maybe? Between this and the "smell" thing earlier, I'm wondering if Nebraska causes short-term memory loss. Sis insists that Alex must be looking for Kathryn, explaining, "She's the one who put him back together. She made him Alex again." Ehrle asks who else Alex has been. Maybe they're not forgetful, they're just literal-minded.
Interrogation room. It's past two. Poole wants Alex to tell the truth. Alex wants a lawyer and says Poole can't hold him without evidence. Poole smugs that he's not keeping Alex there. "How can I? You're not here." He explains that Alex wasn't arrested or booked, so there's no record of him being there at all.
The desk sergeant tells Corinna that there's no arrest record for Alex Tully, and that they're still looking for Officer Poole. Corinna sniffs, "He assaulted Mr. Tully very seriously; could he have taken him to the hospital?" The sergeant says that they're checking. Corinna huffs that she needs to find Alex so they can get to Rome before dark.
Sean sits in the Impala and gets on his cell phone, asking to speak to Esteban Masferrer. The secretary says that he's in a meeting. Sean says, "Tell him I'm in a Preston's 40 miles north of the Georgia border. Tell him he has exactly forty-five minutes to meet me here, or there's gonna be a problem." Wow, Sean's a preppy bad-ass. Like he's Zack and Slater all in one!
Rob and Ellie walk through the brush next to the highway, looking for the cell phone. Ellie says they'll buy a new one, but Rob's all, "I'm not going anywhere until I get it in my hand!" D completely loses patience with them both at this point and snaps, "It's gonna be broken when you do find it, dumb-ass." Ellie moans that they'll lose their lead, and Rob asks if that's all that matters to her. Well, Rob, it matters more than finding a broken phone does. I'm not sure I can fault her for that. Ellie says that their marriage is what matters to her, but she whines, "Your buddies in Iraq, your buddies on the base -- they're all you talk about, all you care about!" So. She's definitely an idiot, then. Rob points out that his friends are getting shot at and blown up and says, "Yeah I think about them. I ain't gonna apologize for that. And I love them, and I ain't gonna apologize for that, either." Then he finds the phone. It's broken. Five points for D. Rob fumes that the Race is just about money. Ellie explains, "I got in my head that if we won...that you'd never have to go back." She sniffles that she knows that's crazy, but she doesn't want him to die. Her tears melt Rob's poor dumb heart, so they hug and make up, and I yawn.