Carter shows Molina some "retirement" photos of Danny Platt and Manny Santos. They're dead, you see, which is what Latimer's planning for Straub and the rest, duh. Carter says that's why the gang doesn't fall out: Someone bumps them off after a few jobs and recruits some new guys. In other words, Willis the cabbie is the lucky one. Latimer's tossed the photo of Danny and Manny in the trash back at his bar, already ready to replace it with the next crop, I guess. He's on the phone with someone as Bench listens in. Latimer calls whoever's on the other end "Sir," and says the gang knows the target is the long-term evidence lockup under Center Street, with the cage number and precise instructions to recover the item. In the chimo van, Straub fills them all in on the target. He says the cage is crawling with cops and feds, and they're stealing just one item, which will be easily concealed. He doesn't know what it is, but it's worth $400 grand. Back on Latimer's call, Bench hears "Sir" tell Latimer to leave "no loose ends," and Latimer understands. He says the team was cracking up anyway, and it's time to refresh. Bench panics a little. In the van, Straub gives everyone new, clean weapons from Latimer, then asks for everyone's cell phones and pagers to be thrown into his five-gallon bucket of water. As Bench dials JC's earpiece, Straub tells JC (at gunpoint) his earpiece needs to go in, too. JC dumps it in the bucket, and Bench's connection goes dark. Um, what happened to calling the cops as soon as they knew what the next job was? Was that plan made so long ago that both Bench and JC have forgotten? Because I thought it was, like, one scene back.
Evidence locker. Someone knocks, and the cop on duty checks the peephole, where he sees a NYPD badge. He opens up, and the masked gang busts in, knocking both guards out. As Bench shows up at the evidence cage with a cover story, the gang heads down to where he is. They force everyone down on the ground, and JC's obviously eyeing Bench. Good thing for him, they put JC in charge of guarding Bench. As Straub and Joey hunt for the cage that contains their $400,000 object, Teddy and JC guard the hostages. JC tells Bench to stop staring at him, then tells Teddy to "Leave him!" Teddy somehow gets what he means and doesn't have a problem with it, replies "Not a problem," and turns away. If you understand what just took place, please email me because I'm at a loss about that exchange between JC and Teddy. I understand why the show wanted it to happen, though, because it gives JC a chance to pull Bench close and Bench to whisper sweet nothings in his ear. Oh, wait. Wrong show. He whispers that Latimer's set them up. JC pushes him back down, and tells Teddy to wait here. He heads into the cages to warn the others. One of the NYPD guards on the floor pulls out a gun and hides it under him. Bench sees it happen.