And now we go to the meeting between Don Self and General Von Baldy. Von Baldy takes the offensive with, "Tell me, Donald, how did you play this moment out in your head? Did you picture yourself, chest out, jaw squared, ready to demand answers? Did you, at any time in your fantasy, imagine you would be this nervous?" Don Self answers bluntly, "I didn't think much past giving you these." He tosses down a folder full of the files he pulled on the Comrie Group. "Why not JFK and the Lindbergh baby while you're at it?" General Von Baldy asks dismissively. Don Self does not have the sangfroid to reply, "Because those files are next to the Ark of the Covenant in a warehouse outside DC, and I hate to fly." What he does do is tell General Von Baldy that he's got copies of the file plus a sealed letter pointing fingers at General Von Baldy if something should happen to him, and there are currently five different lawyers in the U.S. sitting on these packets of paper, just in case. Von Baldy looks thoughtful. Perhaps he's thinking about cutting Agent Blots Out the Sun's fee, as the hired gun seems incapable of killing anyone before they get truly inconvenient. Or perhaps he's tuning out Don's continuing blather about how the minute a federal agent goes missing or dead and it's linked to Von Baldy, the general's life of peaceful anonymity is over. When Don finally concludes his "so back off me!" speech, Von Baldy gets up and says slowly, "You are not the first person to attempt something like this. Most of the others, I now fondly call my colleagues. They've learned to put their determination and focus to better use, and with far greater compensation." Don Self immediately replies, "Wrong guy." "We'll see," says General Von Baldy.
Across town, it turns out that Andy's also facing a career change -- or rather, he's learning that he will be facing a career change as Gretchen dictates his resignation letter. She makes him sign, and as Andy pleads to be let go, T-Bag comes over to gloat, "And you wonder how I got to be the top salesman in the northeast region. Poor Andy is reduced to whimpering apologies as Bellick and Trisha look on, and then Gretchen has to make everything even more awkward by strangling Andy with a length of wire. T-Bag gives Gretchen an appraising look. She meets his eyes, refusing to back down, even as the desperate, off-camera thumps of Andy's struggling legs get weaker. Oh, so these two will either end up kissing each other or killing each other by the end of the season.