One of the cops runs up and informs Ruiz that John has escaped. Ruiz is pissed. Frank and Stu exchange amused looks. Love that Stu. The cop adds that they think John took Ruiz's jacket and cell phone. I told you that would be important in a minute. Cut to John walking into the elevator wearing Ruiz's police jacket. He bumps into a lady standing nearby who tells him, "Hey, watch it, Officer." John steps into the elevator and says, "Sorry about that. And it's 'Captain.'" I totally thought that was a throwaway scene, but it also comes up again later.
John meets up with Digger on the upper level of the bar. Digger says that running from the law is one of his favorite pastimes. John says he has to find Lt. Bosslady, because her kidnapping is all his fault. Digger tells him to slow down and stop feeling guilty. John can't help it. Digger says they need to act, not feel. John doesn't want Digger to get involved, but he insists. John relents and says they have to retrace Pesco's steps from the beginning by going back to the sewer. Digger says he'll grab his keys and meet John out back. He also advises John to stay in the shadows.
After Digger leaves, John sighs and looks at all the people around. A voice comes from behind him. It's Pesco! He recites the 23rd Psalm, and that's the second show I've recapped this week that's used that reference. What's up with that? Pesco compliments John's piano act, and John growls and slams Pesco up against the wall. Pesco tells John that he can set up the bomb under Lt. Bosslady's chair with his cell phone. John asks if she's alive. If she were dead, why would the bomb be a threat? So she could be more dead? John says that Pesco murdered people to flush John out, and now he's there. John asks if the brand means they are connected. Pesco says it would be a big coincidence. John asks what Pesco wants. Pesco says he wants to finish the game. John yells, "This is not a game! You're playing with people's lives!" Could there be a more stereotypical piece of dialogue when dealing with a serial killer? Pesco says that he's killed in many cities and finally found a challenge. John asks why he kidnapped Lt. Bosslady. Pesco says, "Either you stop me, or I stop her. Heart. Tick-tock." Shut up, Pesco. You're annoying. John hears a cop radio and looks down to the first level, where some cops are entering the bar. When he turns back, Pesco is gone. I hate when they do that on television and in movies. No one can get away that quickly. John makes the crazy eyes. Although it's a bit of a variant on the crazy eyes; it's more like crazy eyes plus slight acid reflux.