Having gotten the squad down into the parking lot, Will announces, "This isn't a joke on me. This is a stain on the memories of two slain cops." Daghlian seems to resent the implication that one of his cops did it. Will: "Detective, perhaps you didn't pick up the subtle indicators of how angry I am! But do you honestly expect me to believe this is the work of some arch-criminal? That the Green Goblin figured out which car was mine and snuck in here, leaving threatening graffiti?" He continues ranting, insisting that one of them did it and finishing with, "Quit screwing around. Be cops!" He stalks off. Milner's partner and Crowley exchange looks.
Daghlian follows Will inside, saying that he knows that Will's right about the task force, but there's another issue. Will gets that a task force would placate the troops, but he isn't willing to put his own popularity ahead of an investigation. Daghlian says that's one way of looking at it. Will: "Two grieving women, mourning the loss of their husbands, looking at me to do the right thing. Tell me another way to view the situation!" Daghlian: "There's a thousand live guys looking to you! A thousand live guys with wives, all watching to see if you give a damn! It's a larger view, Chief. That's all I'm saying." Daghlian takes off and leaves Will to think about that. Okay, I have just a few questions. First of all: a thousand officers on this force, and they're all guys -- with wives? Does this show take place at the time of the real Jeanne d'Arc? I know Daghlian was generalizing, but given that we've only seen women involved with the force as secretaries, psychics, and photographers, it doesn't seem like he was completely off-base. Also, if Arcadia is big enough to have a municipal bus system, is this a realistic number of officers? It seems like Arcadia should be a good-sized city -- certainly with about a murder and/or abduction a week, it should be. It's one crime-ridden burg. But other times you get that small-town sensation. I mean, if the town is large, Will wouldn't be involved in every little case that comes along, even homicides. Cop murders, yes. And would his office be in the squad room like that? I don't know. I've either watched too many cop shows or not enough.