MacKenzie explains things to Charlie, who has a hard time believing that Will was high since he did that bin Laden story so well. Yes, he was great, wasn't he? In those 15 or so seconds he spoke before throwing it to Obama, he was masterful. "He's a savant," MacKenzie says. She says only she, Will, Neal and Neal's girlfriend knew what happened. Charlie says he's sure none of them went to Nina. Really? He is? He barely knows Kaylee. We don't even know if Kaylee and Neal are still together. MacKenzie asks if this is the thing Reese and Leona could use to fire Will. Uh yeah... you think? I would. He's a liability, as is the EP who knew he was wasted and put him on the air anyway. Frankly, I don't understand why Charlie is so okay with all of this. He wonders why TMI hasn't published the story yet. It's not like a crappy gossip rag to need a second source. MacKenzie changes the subject to Will and how depressed he is. Charlie is sure Will will come back to ACN. For now, he has to go talk to Hancock.
They meet in a park. Charlie tells Hancock they can't use him as a source. Hancock doesn't understand why he's not a "credible witness" after 35 years at the NSA. He denies that his security clearance was ever downgraded and says Jim must have been fed false papers because the NSA wanted to discredit him. Charlie doesn't want to hear it. He says he's sorry, but Hancock will "contaminate" the story. "Do you like beef stew?" Hancock asks Charlie, who has no idea what's going on now. Hancock starts talking about how he made really good beef stew when he used to have his kids over on Sundays. Charlie recommends a doctor he can see. I hope it's not Jack. That guy couldn't even keep Will from overdosing on anti-depressants.
Charlie asks Hancock for the proof that TMI is hacking phones. Hancock has no intention of giving it to him if he won't keep up his end of the deal and put the NSA story on ACN. Charlie says he needs the TMI evidence to "help out a friend" who is "a lot like" Hancock. So... Will is a crazy old man who loves beef stew and prostitutes? Okay then. Charlie promises that Will will get around to the NSA story at some point later. Hancock doesn't believe him. He knows that as soon as he gives Charlie the TMI proof, Charlie won't need him anymore. "Do you know how many years it's been since my kids have come over for dinner on Sunday?" he asks. I guess the kids weren't cool with dad stalking mom or going to the prostitutes? Or maybe they turned vegetarian.