Stalking time. JC's set up across from Joey's Midtown building watching Joey do what a doorman does: stand at the door and help people in. Joey gets a text then -- that JC can read, too, thanks to the phone cloning -- that says, "ANCHOR D0.GG-GG.IE. 1630." Then he tells his fellow doorman he has to take off early. Very suspicious. JC fills us in on Joey being engaged to a girl named Pia, who waited six years while Joey was deployed. He watches them kiss in front of a restaurant where Pia's a waitress. Then he follows Joey to a toy store, where Joey gazes in the window like a kid craving a toy. JC talks to Bench -- although JC has no need for a phone at this point, using an earpiece instead -- who we see is doing pushups back in the Library while he reads a book. JC asks what he's doing, and Bench lies that it's nothing. JC's onto his surreptitious exercising, though: "I thought you said you'd never lie to me." JC says he's been tailing Joey for eight hours and he's completely boring. Bench tells him to be patient; the Machine knows what it's doing. JC forwards the text over for Bench to figure out. Bench wonders if "Anchor D Zero" is supposed to mean something, and JC snarks, "I don't know. You're the genius."
Then he follows Joey into a bank. Joey puts on a ski mask (uh, aren't you supposed to do that before you head into the bank) as some other masked guys come in and start shooting guns into the air, telling everyone to get down. They all do, including JC. One of the masked men is counting down one minute as another cleans out whatever money he can find. One of the masked gunmen stops a guy from hitting the emergency button under the teller desk. And JC stops a guard lying next to him from getting the gun out of his leg holster by putting his hand over it and shaking his head no. The masked man finishes his countdown and yells at "Sierra" to "Let's go!" They all run out. Bench comes back into JC's earpiece then and tells him he's deciphered that text: It's the street address for a bank. JC's got that all figured out, though, and he also takes back what he said about Joey being boring. Bank robbers may be many things, but boring isn't one of them.
2006. Jessica runs into JC in the airport, calls him "John," and says she didn't know he was back from over there. He says he's not, actually. He's just heading back. She asks where his uniform is, and he says he got a new job. She asks if it's one of those jobs he can't talk about, and he smiles. Surveillance images cut us back to the present, where Bench reminds us that Joey's a bank robber. He says the Machine wouldn't find anything other than lethal intent, but he suggests they gift wrap him and give him to the NYPD before someone winds up dead. But JC's already invested in the good soldier with a waiting girl storyline, so he tells Bench to let him at least see how Joey got into this mess. Bench agrees, but tells JC not to let personal feelings warp his judgment since no one forced him to go rob a bank. JC watches as Joey meets a woman (not Pia), and gives her an envelope full of money. He snaps a picture for Bench.