Di, Sip, and Ricky take some riot-squad-looking cops and go on Rescue the Little Girl, Version 2.0. It's all very gritty, lots of yelling. Tito holds a knife to the little girl and screams, "They think I took you! Took your daddy at his word and look what it got me in!" Ricky drops his gun and makes horsie noises: "Whoa, whoa." Di comforts the little girl. They remind Tito that Junkie Guy is "not the pope," and that Tito isn't automatically shackled with kidnapping charges. He gives the little girl up, and after a gentle reminder, drops the knife. Whew.
Di, Sip, and Ricky come in and meet Fancy just leaving the washroom, drying his hands. Yay, hygiene. They tell him about the little girl, and say they're going to let her see her dad before calling child services. Sip makes worried, Theo-related phone call number one million, and everyone notices. This show is subtle, ain't it?
Di leads the little girl in to see Junkie Guy. She has a bunny. She's not so happy to see her Junkie Guy dad. Wonder why. He acts happy to see her, though. Then he swears that "this time [he's] going to get it together, starting right now!" Ricky says, "You do that."
Di's off to meet with Denby. She'll let Ricky know how it goes. Should Ricky come with? No, that's all right. And no, she doesn't have a past with Denby! Ricky watches her go downstairs, and they exchange a meaningful glance. Mmm-HMM!
A fake package delivery place, CitiWide, is where we're at. Denby works there. He calls her visit a "generous gesture," and refers to the package warehouse as "purgatory, a final resting place for packages that can't fulfill their destiny." God, what a windbag. Di says that it would be good for him to learn some humility and he says, "Physical labor clears the mind." Has it started on you, yet, Denby? He goes on to say that "being sober is a blessing," and that he "prefers to make [his] amends in person," unless Di came because she has two tickets to La Traviata (which I'll take as a shout-out because that is my favorite opera). He adds that seeing Di through "clear eyes..." pause, move in close "...[she is] quite a beautiful woman." Oh, Scott CO-hen, you rake. Tee hee. Di moves away and gets down to business. They need to talk to Denby's gal pal. Denby ignores her request and comments that his follow-through needs work. "All shut down, in your prime? That's not healthy! You are a woman with strong, unmet needs, and I am graciously offering my services." All over the country, Scott Cohen fans scream, "ME FIRST!" Whether my voice was among the chorus is unimportant. Oh, okay, he's got me. God damn it. Di says she can't stand him, and he says, "Exactly. That's what would make this so damn fun." Wow, he is SUPER bad. Di says screw you, and Denby says the girl's name is Lauren and he'll see what he can do to locate her if she comes by tomorrow. Di flips him a half-bird and stalks off. Denby yells, "I LOVE YOU!" Ahr.