Will returns to his office and looks through David's stuff. He takes out a small owl figurine and puts it on the desk. I guess he figures David's widow won't miss it in her grief. Then he's looking through family photos, one of which includes Will and his tragically dead wife and daughter. He takes a moment to be sad about that before opening another box, in which he finds a typewriter. There's a sheet of paper inside, and on it are a series of letters. Will takes the paper.
And just when things couldn't get lamer, Will heads back to Ed's house. He knocks on the door and frantically tells Ed about how David parked his car in the thirteenth spot, so I guess we're back on that after not mentioning it for the first half of the show. Ed knew David well enough to know that David would never have parked there. Will says this means that either someone else parked David's car, or David was trying to tell them that something was wrong. "What?" Ed asks. "I don't know," Will says. But it's still enough to get him back into Ed's house, where he shows him the paper and asks if he can crack the code. Ed knows the type of code immediately, saying it's "old school" and each letter stands for a number, and each number stands for a page, then the line, then a word, and finally a letter in a book. Repeat the process until you have the hidden message. All they need to do is figure out which book David was using. Ed starts getting all weird and anxious as he asks Will if he "really" wants to know what that paper says. Of course he does! Then Ed admits that he was lying last time when he said he'd never seen anything like that crossword. In fact, Ed wrote a "prototype" of a code embedded in crossword puzzles back in 1983, as Will can guess because that's what NotHal already found. Ed says that David was actually the one who told him to think up a "go" code for seven people to start an operation, although Ed claims he doesn't know what that operation was supposed to be. He does know now, though, that something happened to David and that he's trying to tell them something. So, half an hour into this thing, we've got something slightly exciting!
Will returns to the office to find Kale sitting on his couch, waiting for him. He's not happy that Will left the office with that Yuri work still unfinished, and tells him that focus is important before pretending to care about how Will's first day as boss went. Will says it was "frustrating," as his team could only identify one of the men in the Yuri photo. Meanwhile, Will himself wasn't doing any of that necessary research, was he? No, he wasn't. Kale reminds Will that Spangler is expecting the information tomorrow, then leaves for the night having offered to help Will if he needs it. Maggie's lurking in the hallway, of course, and asks Will if everything is okay. Will says he thinks Kale was just "offering his moral support," then goes back into his office to actually do some work for the day. Except that he isn't, because instead of checking out Yuri Popovich, he whips out the code and the book David gave him just before he died and gets to work. After a montage of reading and circling things and opening and closing the book, Will comes up with "they hide in plain sight" and probably starts to think that he shouldn't have done all of this in this office. Idiot. Also, he put way too much work into that for the pay off he ended up getting. "They hide in plain sight," really, David? Is that the best you can do? Not even a name or two?