So Ricky gets off the phone. They've found the dead Russian's Mercedes in a chop shop, and he hands all the info over to Sip, ignoring Di who's sitting right next to him. Di stalks off as Sip and Ricky get ready to go to the place, with Sip making disparaging comments about the cops in Nassau County. What'd they ever do to you, Sip?
So Sip and Ricky roll up to the chop shop and ask the gritty-looking guy, "Are you Babb-ass?" The guy yells, "Ba-BASS," and then, "City, state, or federal?" I think this guy has seen cops before, do you? So he tells them that a Tristan Gibbs asked him to strip a car, but the car was a Mercedes with "nine alarm systems" and he couldn't touch it, so he parked it in Williamsburg to get stolen. Then he gives up Tristan's phone number, and off go Ricky and Sip to find him.
Station house. Two nearly naked (boxers, if you care about that sort of thing) Chinese men are hauled in, yammering in Chinese. The Asian cop says they were found like this, "yammering" out on the street and that they seem half out of their minds. Yeah, beaten and scratched bloody, too. Baldwin asks what they're saying and the uniform says, "Don't ask me, I'm Korean." Bu-dum-dum. One of the Chinese guys collapses and the other one talks in Chinese. Medavoy starts picking out words because he understands Chinese. It's something about the Chinese guy's sister. We go to commercial.
We're back at the station house. A perky, perky, oh so perky blonde walks in and tells John that she's here to set up the computers. She does have a geek in tow, but this chick seems more like a PR flak than an IT nerd. Oh, whatever, this is Bochco's show now. She says she's going to set up a computer on Sip's desk and John warns her she should ask first, but she insists she's doing the right thing. Mmm-hmm.
A Chinese detective walks in, and Greg greets him with a "Ni hao," which means hello. The Chinese dick says that's good, and Greg demurs with a "xie xie," which I guess is a kind of "aww, shucks, thanks." The dick corrects his pronunciation. Greg goes on to say he just picked up Chinese "as a hobby" and "to talk to cute waitresses." Oh man, how Scooby Doo is this? Jesus.