Finch calls JC to let him know Pope was stabbed to death in his cell. JC says Hansen must be next. Then he listens in as Hansen gets a phone call to meet. Surveillance cameras watch as she heads to a shady alley to meet them. JC stays back with his weapon drawn, as she nervously hollers "Hello?" When the bad cops come out, Hansen tells Stills they don't have time for this. Stills asks what her problem is: Pope is dead. She says the problem is Wheeler, who knows about Pope and maybe some of the others. She says she can take care of the files at the office, but they have to take care of Wheeler. Tonight. JC lets his guard down at this development, and Fuscoe comes up behind him and points a gun. He leads him in to the alley and says he found their "groupie," who was heavily armed. No one knows JC, but he's not law enforcement, so Stills wonders if the cartel finally grew some stones and sent someone to take care of them. They ask who he is, and JC says, "A concerned third party." Stills bashes him in the face. Diane tells the guys to take care of him, and then get to Wheeler tonight. She turns back and tells Stills that if he screws this up, she won't let it get to her, because she looks after herself. So much for loyalty and all that. It's a wonder they don't off her. We fade to black when JC's apparently knocked out.
He wakes up in the back of a police car, with Fuscoe driving. Fuscoe says they're at Oyster Bay (which I missed in the recaplet viewing, and just said "desert"; clearly a bay is not a desert), where JC's going to spend "a long, long time." JC asks if there's a point Fuscoe knew he'd become a bad guy, and Fuscoe says he woke up one morning and realized he was being paid to guard a bunch of Wall Street crooks who were stealing more than his salary in an afternoon. JC doesn't believe him. He calls him by his first name, Lionel, and says he's been watching him. This gets Fuscoe's attention. He says Fuscoe's heart isn't really into it. Stills does it for money, but Fuscoe does it because he's loyal. "That's why I'm going to let you live." Fuscoe laughs heartily. JC doesn't crack a bit; just goes on that he's considering sticking around New York for a while, and could use someone on the inside. But he has a couple rules: If Fuscoe hurts anybody, JC will kill him. "I don't particularly like killing people, but I'm very good at it." And his second rule: Fuscoe has to be more careful. For example, search someone before putting them in the backseat of your car. He pulls the pin from a smallish bomb and rolls it under the seat. It goes off and the car flips. JC crawls out, then pulls Fuscoe out, too. He grabs Fuscoe's gun, then his keys to uncuff himself. He asks Fuscoe if he has his vest on. Fuscoe says he does, so JC shoots him four times in the back and walks off.