At a bar that night, Cole is sitting at the actual bar and praying, which seems a bit pre-emptive -- I usually pray after I've had too much to drink -- Beaumont sits down next to him, and remarks on Delahoy's miracle. Delahoy arrives saying it must have been a misfire, but Cole says he saw the pellets in the wall. Beaumont offers that they were magic pellets. Walsh asks for everyone's attention, and toasts Shraeger, telling her she did good today, and welcome to the 2nd. Next, he holds up Kowalski's badge, and gives the following speech: "This was a cop. He broke down doors, he took bullets, didn't hesitate. Now he's dead, and this badge gets retired. #789. This badge belonged to Jerry Hanlon before Kowalski. Hanlon was a detective in the 23. Closed 300 cases, retired in 1995. Before Hanlon, this badge belonged to Hank O'Shea who worked the Malcolm X murder. This is how it works. We pass the badge down until it kills you. And then we hang it on a wall." Brown tucks a picture into Shraeger's pocket -- it's a surveillance photo of Walsh on the street with two shady-looking guys, all looking toward the photographer, like they just made him. Brown has circled Walsh, writing, What's his secret? Walsh raises another toast, and his voice is breaking. Man, Jeremy Renner is good. (See The Hurt Locker, kids!) Shraeger looks sad, both for Walsh's pain, and because she knows she's going to betray him.
Well, that was pretty awesome. Discuss this show in our Unusual forums, then check out my interview with star Amber Tamblyn. And check back next week for my interview with Harold Perrineau!