But we're interrupted by this breaking news bulletin from Brother Lover Butter: Angel Ramirez was spotted in an alley on A and Fifth. Sam and Fletcher make like Starsky and Hutch and peel on out of there, arriving at the alley in no time flat. "I know your face," someone says to Sam. Why, it's the creepy old derelict from the squad room. He's holding a sign that says, "If this is Purgatory, how do I get to Heaven?" Practice, practice, practice. Sam stares at the derelict while the Machine That Goes Ping begins doing its business on the soundtrack.
Fletcher reminds Sam that they don't have time for his little mental freak-outs right now, not with Angel reportedly skulking in nearby alley. But when they get to the alley, there's no Angel to be found; there is, however, a leather jacket-clad black man who's soon joined by half-a-dozen or so of his armed friends. Sam orders the rapidly advancing men to stop since he and Fletcher are police officers. Everyone finds this very funny. "We know," the leather jacket-clad leader says. "Why do you think we put out that false Angel sighting over the airwaves?" 'Cause you like to mess with people? "Consider yourselves Prisoners of the BLA," he adds. Well, that too.
Oh, and our leather-jacket-wearing friend? That's the guy who played Cutty on The Wire, meaning we've now picked up the ex-Wire cast member Hat Trick. Those of you who had the Freamon-Sobotka-Cutty trifecta, please turn in your tickets to collect your cash prize.