Cue the flashback: Linc says he got high that night, since "it was the only way [he'd] be able to go through with it." He then dropped the joint to the floor of the garage, walked over to kill Steadman, and discovered that the guy was dead already. Contrary to what we saw on the tape, Linc never pulled the trigger. Veronica's all, "Yeah, yeah, yeah --" and this so irritates Linc that he breaks out of the monotone to yell through clenched teeth, "It was a set-up. I went there that night to clear a debt. Crab Simmons was on my ass for the $90,000 I owed him. He told me the mark was some scumbag dry dealer, and if I took it, I'd be clean. I never pulled the trigger. All I know is somebody wanted me in the same garage as Terrence Steadman that night." Veronica conveniently skips over the "Okay, so I was going to kill someone to erase a debt" part of the story and asks, "Why would somebody want to set you up?" Linc corrects her: "It wasn't about me, it was about him." Veronica has a hard time believing anyone would have wanted to kill the saintly Steadman. Linc finally plays his last card: "If what we had before meant anything to you, you find out the truth." Veronica snivels that maybe this is all the truth and they got it right, and runs off. Linc is like, "Why must the last days of my life be filled with people who want to make it more difficult?"
Out in the yard, the inmates are running around in clusters like they're one Jerome Robbins number away from running around singing, "They're going to get it tonight..." Inside, Sucre's going nuts because he can't call Maricruz on her birthday and he doesn't have enough dough to bribe the CO.
Meanwhile on the outside, Maricruz is celebrating her birthday in a limo packed with friends -- and Hector. She's about to bail out on the fun, and Hector plays the sensitive man-friend with "He didn't call you, did he? Look, I love Fernando to death, but the guy's a deadbeat. You gotta move on with your life." Maricruz gives him a look like, "You're right. Oh, won't you show me how to move on?"
Also meanwhile on the outside, Agents Hale and Kellerman pull Tim Giles aside in a courthouse. Kellerman tries to play the heavy by noting that he knows Giles made a FOIA request a few days ago for that tape. Giles is about as cowed by Kellerman as the late, great bishop was. Perhaps Hale and Kellerman need to rethink whom they've assigned to the good-cop and bad-cop roles. Giles does let them know that Veronica has the tape, and when they try to imply that he did a bad thing there, Giles smacks them down: "It's the Freedom of Information Act. She has as much right to that tape as you or I." Kellerman begins working on getting Veronica's name.