Whoosh, here comes the subway that brings the credits, which are now my favorite part of the show. Sigh.
Station house. Fancy slams down the phone, exhales tensely, and summons Ricky and Sip. Sip ahems a bit, and they trail in. Sip starts talking about L-T's dad being called and Fancy just says, "What the hell went on downstairs?" Ricky "ripped" the sergeant a "new one." Fancy says, "You just bought yourself a problem." Ricky doesn't want to apologize, and in what must be the millionth measure to keep Ricky an infant, Fancy says he'll talk to the sarge. God, just go apologize! That's what they would do in Mayberry! Then Sip says they have Mauricio coming back in from Riker's to talk about who may have killed L-T, and that the greasy-spoon owner is off in Atlantic City. He adds that L-T was seen on a pay phone, so they have a "phone dump coming." Hee. Then, Fancy goes downstairs to clean up Ricky's poo.
Back at his desk, Sip's reading a letter. I guess it's from L-T's dad, pleading with L-T to please get some help, or to call some guy named Bill. Ricky grouses that if he had gotten to help L-T, maybe his dad wouldn't have to see him in the morgue now. What is this savior complex about, Ricky? Haven't you learned to relinquish control over everyone yet? It's annoying. Di comes up with info about the non-bloody box cutter found hidden in the restaurant, and Ricky leaps up to check the "stop-and-frisks." Di makes a face as Ricky walks away. So, things are still awkward there. We get it. The credits say that Buzz Bissinger co-wrote this teleplay, too. Don't let me down, Buzz.
The sarge is saying that he should bring Ricky up in insubordination charges. Fancy says that Ricky feels responsible for L-T's death, and that he has "personal issues." Sarge says, "Oh yeah? Boo hoo hoo. It must be rough from banging Franco over in anti-crime to banging Russell." Damn! Nice way to paint that one. Fancy reminds the sarge of the bottles of booze he found five years ago, and that Fancy let that slide. The sarge says he apologized later for that, "like a man." Fancy says the sarge will get an apology from Ricky. Okay, then.
Baldwin and Medavoy haul in Mauricio, all in his orange jumpsuit, fresh from Riker's. He's got a shave and a haircut. Six bits are not present. He's all, "Ju gotta make preeson work for you, main. So what we doin today?" Don't ever forget, Mauricio is Mexican. I'm surprised they don't play La Cucaracha when he enters. Anyway, the blue cops want Mauricio to say where Diego is hiding out. And eef he don't? Baldwin and Medavoy have a plan to make Mauricio appear to be a rat, so that he'll get nailed out on the street. Mauricio doesn't like that idea, and decides to tell them where Diego actually is, because being a rat for real is somehow more manageable than being perceived as a rat when you aren't. It's flawed, twisted logic, and I guess we aren't supposed to notice or care.