Cortez is thrown back into the room with the other sailors when Julian's done with her. Brannan thanks her for her sacrifice, and a moment later they're all dropped into a cellar and guns held to their heads, now that visitors are here. Sophie shows up with Chaplin and introduces the two leaders to each other, then makes herself scares. The meeting starts out amicably enough, but Julian soon starts preening angrily about the dead kid and how it's Chaplin's fault. Chaplin acts reasonable, saying there's no need to quarrel. "'Because if we do, you'll lose." Julian threatens Chaplin with death by a thousand cuts, but then initiates a thinly veiled negotiation in which Chaplin will get his crew members back if he uses the Colorado to retrieve some of Julian's cargo from a boat waiting outside the blockade. The only catch is that Chaplin has to do it by dawn. "I wish you had come to me sooner," Julian says.
The bar owner, Tani, is ferrying her new best friend King upriver on a motorboat to her family's place for dinner, I guess. In the course of their conversation, we learn that Tani's mom is dead, but King's folks aren't, which he conveys with a brief, "Yep." Maybe he thinks he's not going to dinner, but captured.
The Colorado is underway. On the conn, Prosser remarks to Chaplin and Kendal, "Can't say I like the idea of being a bagman for a drug lord." Chaplin pleasantly wonders who asked him anyway, and Kendal gets on the mic to remind his crew that this is to get their missing people back. Which I'm sure will motivate every member of the crew aside from those who share bunks with Cortez, Brannan, and Redman.
Back at the station, Shepard is manning the radar screen, reporting that the sub is approaching the blockade. Chaplin has Engineering fire up the Perseus prototype and the boat drops off the screen as Chaplin orders a timer set for the nine remaining hours to dawn. It's getting more 24 by the minute up in this bitch.