Back at the plotline we all care about, "Frank Zwan" is getting booked for his shenanigans back at the track. Mahone is nervous and says, "Listen, sergeant, I know a decent amount about the justice system, enough to know that you could drop this whole thing if you wanted to, and save a lot of trouble for everybody." Oh, the sergeant doesn't mind going the extra step. He then asks what kind of phone Charybdis is. It's the kind of phone that security professionals have nightmares about, Mahone does not answer. Instead, he blames the Japanese for their crafty, off-market devices. And then the sergeant asks about the ankle monitor, and Mahone lies, "I've been on the straight and narrow, and it's due to come off in a few days." Then his pants burst into flames. Mahone is then fingerprinted -- oh, Frank Zwan, it was nice knowing you -- and he is still trying to talk his way out of being booked, but Officer Diligent is really, really cheesed that Mahone knocked out a fellow member of the force. Well, if that's his criteria for getting huffy, it looks like Linc's Christmas card list just shrunk.
We cut to Don Self's voice shrilling on a mobile phone: "What do you mean 'he got arrested'? What happened?" Linc is all, "Don't get bogged down in 'details,' man, just get our guy out of prison. We don't have time to come up with a plan, get Michael re-tattooed, get thrown in jail and break Mahone out ourselves. Remember Scylla?" Don Self asks, "What do you think -- every time you guys screw things up, I can just make things magically disappear?" Linc snaps, "We ain't interested in your excuses. Can you do it or not?" Don Self is about to debate this when he notices some new, mysterious guy tapping away at his computer. So Don goes charging into his office, all irritated bluster, and Brian from IT gives him a snootful of prissy didacticism with "I have level two clearance. It's what I do: I go into people's offices, I fix their computers. I just figured it was better to do it when you weren't here." Don Self does not appreciate Brian's approach in the slightest. And why should he? Even though he does not know Brian the IT guy is the same One World Conspiracy drone who closed last week's episode, Don Self at least has the brains to suspect.