As Bob and Merle drive off, Charlie Lucre pulls up. He stops to show off his new friends to the agents, who murmur that it "looks like an expensive evening," and that Charlie has "a surprise coming to him."
Cut to Charlie inside the house, about to blow. He runs outside with a baseball bat and starts smashing the side of the FBI van, telling the agents to open up. The agents sit inside and laugh. Charlie says that they've been watching his house for three years, and that they could have stopped the burglars, because he's still a citizen. The agents just laugh. Charlie retreats to his house, but not before swinging and taking off the head of the lawn jockey located just outside his gates.
And then, Karen pulls up to the house. She gets out of her car and says, "You've got to be kidding." She walks over to the FBI van, where the agents are still laughing. She knocks, and they open the door. They show her the surveillance footage of Bob and Merle tumbling over the wall, which is amusing them greatly. Karen can't believe they just let her fugitives walk off. An agent says that it would have compromised their investigation. Karen retorts, "I think we can safely say this investigation was compromised the day Charlie started having lunch sent out to the van." She slams the van door shut as the agents continue chuckling. As she walks back to her car, she sighs that it's going to be a long day.
The next day, Karen storms into Amos's office and yells at Burton for letting her fugitives walk. Burton blathers on about compromising his investigation. Amos says that they've been staked out in front of Charlie's house for three years, and Karen adds that the paper boy knows that Charlie is under surveillance. She asks Burton what he's going to do if Charlie kills the Solchaks. Burton says he'll send their mother flowers, put Charlie in prison, and go to Disneyland. Burton walks out. Karen asks Amos if Burton really means that. Amos says that it's personal between Burton and Charlie, because Charlie gave Burton a bad tip that resulted in $12 million in property damage and Burton's losing his chance to play in the big leagues. I don't know what all that means, but Amos says it means that Burton has "a hard-on for Charlie." Karen realizes that Burton is using the Solchaks as bait, because if Charlie kills them, he'll go to jail for murder. Amos says it's something like that, and Karen says it won't happen on her watch.
Charlie is sitting in a strip club, which he presumably owns since it's empty but for him and Kenny. Charlie says he wants the guy who stole his baseball killed. Kenny hands him a manila envelope that just arrived. Charlie examines the contents: the FBI photographs of Bob and Merle. Charlie orders Kenny to "call [their] friend in Detroit." I'm not quite sure how Charlie knew to connect those photographs and the baseball robbery, since there was no note to indicate that, and the photographs were close-ups of the boys' faces. Whatever.