Some time later, Joe brings April to church to make her first confession. While she does that, he sits in the pew and probably prays for a new boat, as well as for the strength to punch Frank in the wang. "I don't know why you wanted me to do that," April sulks. "It didn't make me feel any better."
Maya rushes back to HQ as soon as Damon is let go. She gives him a big hug and politely doesn't vomit at the lingering aroma of Joe's urine in his hair. Maya's surprised to see him out, but it turns out Skelos sent his lawyer. This just makes Damon more worried, because now that he's a free(ish) man, Skelos will be able to go after him. Damon isn't so scared that he can't work up a good smirk, though, when he and Maya walk past a bewildered Frank.
Joe takes his turn in the confessional. "Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It's been 18 years since my last confession." He confesses that he has lied, cheated, and stolen. He has been a coward. But his greatest sin he saves for last, and it is this: "I became a cop."
Boyd takes his theory to someone of importance. Is she a judge? His boss? He says later that he wants a warrant, but is he asking her for one, or for permission to go get one? Establishing shots would be so handy. Anyway. "I believe the witness may have actually seen Geddes and Agnew at the river," he says, replacing the police sketches with photos of the detectives in question. "But they have misled said witness, tried to railroad someone named Callis, and warped the investigation to cover their tracks." He says they may have been involved in both McCann's death, and the death of his confidential informant, more commonly referred to as "Butterball." The important-looking lady isn't convinced. Boyd reminds her of the dirt he has on McCann and Geddes. "Geddes needed McCann dead," he says. "He roped in Agnew, and now they're scrambling to save their hides." She's still not quite ready to believe him, though. He tells her Frank disappeared for 36 hours with no explanation. "I want them both tailed," he says. "I want a warrant for surveillance." The lady can see why he'd suspect Joe Geddes, but... "Agnew has an impeccable record. Why would he do this?" Boyd gives her a smile that is somehow both sad and delighted, because he is secretly some kind of magical little imp. "There was a girl," he starts, launching into the rest of the story sometime after the end credits roll.
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