Ed is back home in his green living room, desperately thumbing through stacks of phonebooks. Why does this show insist on pretending that modern technology doesn't exist? If you're going to date it by having the main character's family die in 9/11, then you must also fill it with post-9/11 technology. I keep seeing reviews that compare this show to Three Days of the Condor with its '70s-era technology like that's a good thing, butThree Days of the Condor only used '70s-era technology because IT WAS FILMED AND TOOK PLACE IN THE '70S. The technology you saw in that movie WAS CURRENT FOR THE TIME. It wasn't supposed to be a period piece, and this shouldn't be, either. Right, so -- Ed and the phonebooks. He's clearly overly invested in this project, because he's still wearing his pajamas in the middle of the day and he's ripping pages out of the phonebooks because he apparently can't read the listings when they're attached to the rest of the book. He calls several numbers, each time asking for Donald Bloom. When that doesn't work, he changes it up to "Don Bloom." Very clever.
Later that night, Ed is sitting at a table covered in phonebook pages when Will arrives at his house with a large pizza for them to share as if they're friends or something. Ed immediately informs him that Donald Bloom is in New York after all and staying at the Waldorf, which he knows because he called every hotel in New York City looking for him until he found one with Bloom registered as a guest. [Wouldn't the Waldorf be one of the first hotels you called? Just based on how famous it is? I would eliminate the Waldorf, the Ritz and the Plaza right off the bat. - Zach] Will seems both admiring of and worried about the kind of time Ed just devoted to this project. Ed says the fact that Bloom is staying in a hotel under his real name shows that he might be too confident, and they can use that to their advantage. It might also show that he's in New York as a private citizen and not up to anything bad or maybe some other guy with the common name of Donald Bloom is staying in one of New York's thousands of hotels. But Ed is off thinking about hubris and explaining the concept of it to Will, until Will gets sick of listening to Ed drone on and tells him that he found four White Papers about Houston, and the one written by David has been stolen. "This keeps circling back to API!" Ed says. Well, yeah, it would, seeing as how Ed used to work for them, and Will still does work for them, and David worked for them, too, and Will is talking about papers that were written for API by someone who worked for API and were stored in an API library.