"Sammy's in danger, isn't he?" Vic asks Sam. "Rose, also?" Sam vows to do what he can to protect them; Vic is understandably dubious. There's a lot of small talk about whether or not Sam has kids of his own -- he does not, as time-travel/comas cut into your parenting opportunities -- which gives Sam the opportunity to quiz his old man on just what he thinks of Li'l Sam. "He's busy up in the head," Vic says. "All that make-believe. Takes after his father." That... does not bode well for you, Sam. Anyhow, Vic talks a little about his hard life as a salesman, and when things are going bad he reminds himself that he's Sam's father. "And everything, every little thing, it's okay," Vic says. Awwwww... It's getting mighty dusty on that basketball court, based on Sam's expression. Father and son decide to deal with the shame of showing human emotion the way men have throughout the centuries -- by playing sports until all those pesky feelings go away. And so the Steely Dan-scored game of one-on-one commences, with Sam finally getting to bond with his father and showing him how to execute a high five four years before Glenn Burke and Dusty Baker invented the celebratory maneuver. All this belated father-son bonding is interrupted by the ringing of a telephone. The ominous music suggests that the Pignato Brothers have come a-calling.
Commercial time, including one for the Bond pictures. Instead of Quantum of Solace, they just shoulda called the new one He's Doing What With Who Now?
Apparently, that phone conversation with the Pignatos must have gone well, because once we're back from the break, Vic is back at the 125 getting fitted for a wire under Sam's watchful eye. Perhaps a little too watchful for Vic's taste: "You're sure you're not like one of those that's a little light on his feet?" What, like Sammy Davis Jr.? Oh, wait -- he means gay. We've already done that episode, friend. Sam immediately steers the conversation away from his admittedly unnerving stare and back toward the issue at hand: He and the other detectives will be listening in on the wire. Once the money changes hands, they'll burst into the room and give the Pignatos what for, until the location of Baby Kreshpane is revealed. And then Vic is free to go back to eventually abandoning his family.