Ricky's at the water fountain, and Di sneaks up behind him. Isn't he cute when he slurps? And the rest of the time too? Di loves Ricky. They try to talk about work but only manage to talk about themselves. Medavoy will be fine, and that crack about Vermont? Di says he didn't "misread any signals," and that they "should leave it alone." A uniform comes up and inturrpts them, something about some junkie. Ricky snaps at him until he goes away, then he and Di confirm that they are, in fact, cool and besides, Di is "old enough to be [his] mother." Ricky gets all eye-twinkly and says, "What, did you have me when you were six?" Yeah, they have a May-May fifteenth romance. Di comes as close to beaming as anyone ever does on this show. Aw. They are in looove!
Sip makes another call to Theo's doctor about his test. Fancy notices, and Ricky knocks over some pencils to alert Sip to the fact that Fancy has noticed. As if Sip cares. Is it police-work time yet?
Sip, Di, and Ricky stride into an interrogation room where a junkie-looking guy dances to his feet and asks if they could hurry this up, he has places to be. Sip wonders what he thinks this is, IHOP? This is already so cliché-ridden, I'm bored. And, I miss IHOP; they closed the last one in Philly to make room for a –gak -- gourmet coffee bar. Where the hell am I supposed to get blueberry pancakes at 4 AM, I ask you? So Junkie Guy, who was on Days of Our Lives with Di back in the day (so the posters on the boards tell me), rats out Johnny D and Will for the murders at Zip's Burgers. Apparently, they "zooted" on something. Bochco, you magnificent bastard, you! Not. Then Junkie Guy heard shots, "pop, pop!" but he "wasn't down with anyone's turkey shoot," and split. Oh, and they knew a guy on the inside -- Derek. The cops all get murderously purposeful looks on their faces, slam Junkie Guy in the pokey, and split. Junkie Guy protests -- what a surprise.
Baldwin bursts into the room where Derek, fast food survival guy, is pretending to look at mug shots. Surprise, he doesn't recognize anyone yet. Baldwin knocks photos around, gives him the Vulcan death grip, slams a table down, and generally intimidates the air until Derek gives up his cousin, Johnny D, as the murderer. Baldwin whips out a notebook and pen and then they get word that Junkie guy is flipping out in the pokey.
Junkie Guy's climbing the walls of the cage, all right. Ricky says that Junkie Guy scoring isn't of importance to their police work, so could he keep it down in there, please? Only grittier. Sip and Di come in and they all do a few rounds of "I gotta get out! / you gotta sit tight!" until Junkie Guy spills that some dealer, Tito not-Jackson, has taken his five-and-a-half-year-old daughter hostage because Junkie Guy owes him five grand. This, for some odd reason, strikes a chord in Sip -- wonder why? -- and he gets all owly and huge-eyed and lets his Junkie Guy go. Ricky calls him a "deadbeat scumbag." Sigh.