Karen goes out to dinner with Kick, who is telling the old "photocopier as lie detector" story. God, even I know that one. Mostly because it was in both the Homicide book and television show. Karen interrupts the story to fill in the ending, indicating that she's heard it. Kick looks appropriately embarrassed. Karen asks if that story ever actually works on women, and says that they're supposed to be wrapping up the case. She asks how he knows that Lester isn't taking him for a ride to get a stay at a nice hotel. Kick asks about Karen's connection with Lester. Karen demurs. Kick says that he can see how a guy would remember Karen for a very long time. He tries to take her hand. Karen thanks him for dinner and walks away. She finds her father sitting at a nearby booth and joins him. He seems surprised to see her, so I don't know if he was keeping an eye on her now. He claims he's watching "a lecherous spouse." Karen says that sounds familiar, since she was just dealing with one herself. Karen notes Mordecai sitting in the booth behind Marshall, reading a newspaper. Marshall asks about Karen's high-school friend. Karen says there's a lot she doesnt remember. Marshall says that they had their hands full during that time period. Kick walks up and introduces himself to Marshall. He wants to talk to Karen, but she gets up and leaves. Marshall pauses and then asks, "How 'bout them Cubs?" Kick gives him a smirk.
The ex-con (Junior) goes to visit a gun dealer (Bobby Gorgeous), who asks how the Paradise Motel is treating him. Bobby says that Konner (that Konner?) phoned and said that Junior was looking for an M-14, and Bobby thought it couldn't be right, but Konner said that Junior used one in Vietnam. Bobby thought that couldn't be right, because they used M-16s in Vietnam. (Note: I may have totally screwed up all this talk of weaponry because I know nothing about guns, so I'm just trying to transcribe the dialogue. Please don't email me if I'm wrong because seriously, it's such a minor point in this episode that it's not worth it.) Bobby says that he discovered Junior was over there in 1963. Junior doesn't say a word. He checks the gun, puts it back in its case, and walks out.
Karen's phone rings in the middle of the night. It's Lester. He wants to wax nostalgic about the time that Karen hit some football player in the middle of the cafeteria. It's like Old Joey Potter! Lester keeps babbling about how Karen lives in her own little world in high school, and asks what was going on with her back then. Karen hangs up the phone, disgusted.