Cut to six minutes earlier. The motorcyclists are robbing a jewelry store of some loose diamonds and jewelry. Back in the present, Van wonders why there is never a cop around when you need one. So, of course, a cop on a motorcycle tries to vault their car, and smashes through the rear window. Deaqon asks Van to please tell him that didn't just happen, and then takes off. Deaqon somehow manages to catch up to the three motorcycles and gives chase. One of the motorcyclists wipes out. Another member of the gang circles back for a pick-up. The motorcyclist now riding on the rear of the bike leans back and shoots at Van and Deaqon from an upside-down position. That's impressive. I mean, Van and Deaqon don't actually get hit, but it was still impressive. Deaqon stops the car and says that they have to get those guys. Van spots a thong peeking out from one of the motorcyclist's pants and says that they're not guys; they're girls. Wow, an all-girl band of jewel thieves. I haven't seen anything like that since...I saw Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. And I seem to remember making another reference to that movie in last week's recap, so I have to assume the writers are fans of the Smith oeuvre.
The credits feature a great deal of chrome.
Back at the Candy Store, Billie surveys the wrecked car. Van tries to come up with a good explanation, but can't. Deaqon apologizes. Van tries to say tht the damage isn't that bad. Billie asks, "What. The hell. Happened?" She pauses a lot between words, and I think she was going for the effect that she was trying to control her anger, but it came off instead like she forgot her line halfway through. Van starts to explain, and we suddenly go widescreen for no apparent reason. As each character explains part of the story on half the screen, we see a flashback of the action on the other half. This is really unnecessary since we...you know, actually saw what happened. Like if they were going to do a Rashomon thing where each person's version of the story was slightly different, that would be kind of cool. But instead, we just see footage we already saw two minutes ago. We learn that the gang of jewel thieves has hit three stores recently, and that they hit during rush hour so that they could take advantage of the traffic to elude police on their motorcycles. Deaqon concludes that they were just victims of circumstance. Billie isn't buying it. Van says he thinks they can catch the jewel thieves. Billie says that Robbery Homicide is already on the job. We go wide screen again so that we can see the Robbery Homicide cops on half the screen, as Deaqon explains that Robbery Homicide has already had three chances to catch the thieves and screwed them all up, so he and Van should be given a shot. Billie asks what the criminals might have that would be of use at the Candy Store. Van suggests that the tricked-out motorcycles might be worth some money. Deaqon says that they also know something that Robbery Homicide does not: the gang members are ladies. Billie is interested. Deaqon promises that it will be a "clean and simple bust." Billie gives them seventy-two hours to make an arrest.