C-Note's back in Chicago, and he must have done some extremely persuasive talking, because his wife is still blissfully ignorant of the circumstances in which he came home. And while I respect that C-Note was willing to get booted from the military rather than back down on his convictions, I do not respect that he just dropped the whole damn issue, because if he felt so strongly about prisoner welfare that he's willing to take the stand, the first damn thing he should have done when he got home was called a lawyer, and the second thing he should have done was call someone at the Chicago Tribune and explain why it is that the same people who benefited from his smuggling suddenly had problems with it.
Anyway, C-Note and Darius are hanging at an El station. Darius is like, "I thought the whole point to the military was to give you mad job skillz," and C-Note is like, "Didn't teach me nothin' but cadence and kill." Also, that dishonorable discharge is making it hard to find a legitimate job. Darius points out that the lie C-Note's told Kacee -- he's on leave -- is wearing mighty thin, and he happens to know of an employment opportunity. C-Note replies, "You know I don't get down like that," and Darius protests, "It's driving a truck! A to B! That's it. Uncle Sam taught you to drive trucks in the sand, didn't he?" C-Note rolls his eyes and replies, "Yeah, and they also taught me to look inside." Darius boils it down: "It might be illegal, but it's also rent. A to B."
Michael's visiting with Lincoln and enumerating all the ways in which the trial went wrong. Lincoln asks, "What part of 'move on' don't you get?" Michael explains why he can't: "After Mom died, when it was just you and me, I remember having trouble sleeping, never knowing where you were." Where he was? Most likely eluding CPS, as both boys were incredibly young when Ms. Scofield died, if previous flashbacks mean anything. But what's one more nitpick on a timeline that clearly has no relation to linear time at all? Michael continues, "But when I'd wake up in the morning, there'd be this paper bird, an origami crane, sitting next to my bed. And I never knew what it meant exactly, but I knew it was your way of letting me know that you were checking in on me." Linc looks touched that Michael noticed this, much less remembered it. Michael smiles a little and continues, "Anyway, I looked it up. The Crane? It stands for familial obligation, watching out for your own. Maybe it's my turn to watch out for you." You can practically hear Lincoln thinking, What is the POINT of RUINING MY LIFE for you if you're only going to get involved, you IDIOT?