As he and Greg exit, Baldwin SHAKES JOHN'S HAND, introduces himself, and apologizes for not saying hi when he came in. Baldwin was NERVOUS! John, stammering, introduces himself and then collapses in a heap on his desk. A kind gesture for John! It's a banner day!
In walks JB, the loser skel who rats for Ricky. He grabs his crotch, asks John how it's working and sits himself down at Ricky's desk as if he belongs there. Ricky says that JB is "disrespectful" and tells him to stand. JB makes a "may I?" gesture and asks, "Con permissimo?" Still negative on that one, good buddy. Then JB says he knows something about the DOA cop -- that it may have something to do with one Jimmy Ippolito. Ricky knows Jimmy as a "junkie" and doubts JB's motives. JB thinks Ricky should "just leave it to my wily ways." Ricky asks, "Are you high right now, JB?" JB is taken aback and asks whether Ricky's been to "morals class." No, but his eyes work! "You let your jones lead you in here lying, JB. Beat it. Walk out and don't come back in until you get straight " Go Ricky! JB is all upset at being dismissed and starts ranting. "Cut [me] some slack...you got your values upside down!" Sip looks at Ricky in glowering agreement with JB. Ricky remembers the DOA cop and takes a few paper clips to stick in his pocket. Freak.
After a wicked keyboard solo, we arrive back at the station house. Sip, Ricky and Fancy are listening to the anonymous phone tip about the DOA cop having an affair with his partner. "Look at that part of his death," says the unidentified caller. Fancy thinks they should look at the partner's jealous boyfriend, or the angry wife, as suspects. Sip says they shouldn't rule out "those two fruits in Las Vegas with the tigers." Ah yes, Siegfried and Roy are guilty...of producing fine family entertainment!
The DOA cop's partner comes in. She's a lady! Sip notes the "shifty look about her." Hey baldy, you invented looking shifty, so if I were you, I wouldn't talk. Fancy's phone rings as they leave to talk to her. It's Baldwin's old boss. Fancy grits his teeth for some reason. Maybe they don't get along?
Sip and Ricky take Lisa, the besotted partner, into the coffee room. Lisa is salty, and I like it. She pours herself a cup of nasty office coffee and asks, "You guys got a direction here?" There's an uncomfortable silence as Sip and Ricky start to ask about her boning her partner: "Was he in any situation that might make him vunerable? Any family problems?" Lisa starts getting steamed and says, "He LOVED his family. I didn't quiz him on his family relations." Sip starts getting irate at Lisa's terse replies and she yells, "SCREW YOU! I'm a little upset here. My partner got killed, all right asshole?" Wow, Lisa's got some backbone! She gets up and tells Ricky, "No more questions from that guy. I'm about to be out of here." Sip is like, "I'm not hearing a yes or no." Then they ask about her boyfriend, Jack Gorman, and Lisa calls Sip a "prick" TWICE and throws her coffee on him and leaves! Was John taking notes during that scene? I hope so.