Johnny talks to a group of reporters. Purdy stands behind him. Johnny says that he's not comfortable talking in a public forum, but that he has to make an appeal to the kidnapper. Johnny think there has been enough pain and suffering for everyone, including the kidnapper. Johnny doesn't think the kidnapper really wants to hurt Markoff Junior, so he's willing to meet the kidnapper anywhere and will do anything to arrange for Markoff Junior's release. Cut to the kidnapper watching Johnny on television. He shuts off the set.
A reporter asks Johnny whether he feels responsible for the whole thing. Purdy steps up and says that Johnny had nothing to do with the crime, and is trying to help even though he's risking his own safety. The reporter says that the kidnapper seems to be obsessed with Johnny, and might have taken Markoff Junior to get Johnny's attention. Johnny has no comment. The reporter asks Markoff whether he blames Johnny. Markoff shakes his head and walks away. All of the reporters start yelling questions simultaneously as Johnny and Purdy follow Markoff. Bruce and Dana stand in the driveway and shake their heads. Bruce says that a month ago, Johnny was their hero, but now they can't wait to tear him down. Dana says that Johnny is still their hero, and that Bruce should see how they treat their enemies. Shouldn't Dana be, you know, asking questions with the rest of the reporters?
Inside the Markoff home, the phone rings. Markoff answers and then hands the phone to Johnny, who's all like, "Oh, for me? Who could it be?" Johnny takes the phone. The Voice can't believe that Johnny talked to him over the television. Johnny says that The Voice made it clear that the kid's air was running out. Cut to a SWAT team moving into position somewhere. The Voice says he's offended and disappointed in Johnny, and compares the reporters to locusts. The Voice tells Johnny that Dana is using him. The SWAT team enters a building. The Voice says that Johnny had every clue he needed. The SWAT team pauses outside an apartment door. The Voice says he figured Johnny and Walt would have traced the real estate records on the house and found out his name and where he lives now. The Voice adds, "You might have even tried something unexpected and totally out of character to divert my attention while a SWAT team moved into place outside." The SWAT team busts down the door and moves into a dark warehouse space. To the surprise of no one who saw Silence of the Lambs, they're in the wrong place. Actually, it's the right place, but the killer is no longer there. Is it wrong that I really enjoy it when the psychotic serial killer outsmarts the cops? The Voice tells Johnny that would have been very clever, and he hopes to see him soon. The Voice hangs up a pay phone and walks off into a park.