Precinct. Michael of New York Post fame is explaining this "serial case" they're working on. Victims are homeless. The perp uses kerosene, getting them alone and then setting them on fire. A man wanders into the back of the meeting. Jane is next to him, admiring her boyfriend's work. Michael says that there are no witnesses, so until they get more focus, they should just canvass. Jane's partner interrupts: "What about Edward Creal?" Jane immediately pulls on his arm and whispers, "Sam, don't. It's not our case," all, "Leave my boyfriend alone when he's working." Jane looks down, embarrassed. Nice roots, Jane. Michael asks what about him. Sam says the cases sound kind of similar: "Maybe your boy's a copycat." Some guy wanders through all out of breath from his barrel belly. "We checked it out," he exhales. "But, uh, we don't think so." Oh, okay. Thanks. "It's a different M.O. Besides, he died in prison after you busted him a few years ago, Sam." No one is listening to Sam and BellyChief, because Jane and Michael are making goo-eyes at each other in the middle of the station. Get an interrogation room, people. We're working. On a serial killer. "Don't you two have a stray dog to catch?" BaldCop asks Sam and Jane. "I don't know, Gene," Sam smiles. "Is your wife missing?" Gene stands up, indignant, and Jane ushers her partner away from the real cops.
"I bet you thought that was hysterical," she says as they walk away. "Not at all," Sam says. "I've seen Gene's wife." Sam's a loose cannon! Jane informs us that Sam has already been in front of the review board twice this year: "You are always pissing people off." She asks Sam what his deal is. Sam asks if she really wants to know. She does. "Really?" "Mm-hmm." Sam says, "The truth is, I LIKE pissing people off! I'm super-good at it! And that is my deal." Jane walks away, and Sam pulls her back. He says that they have to chase any hunches they have, and that's how you get to step up and play with the big boys: "Just trust your gut." He says he's going to poke around the Inferno Killer case and see what he can see, but he needs Jane's help. Jane says that it's not their case, it's her boyfriend's case. Sam scoffs as Jane says that they should just do their jobs. She walks away. Sam looks almost at us, letting us know there's no way he's going to take this lying down. Or standing there. Whatever.