As they prep for the next day, Nettie asks where Kimble served. "Fort Meade," he tells her (ahem, that's exactly where the National Security Agency is located). Nettie tells him she has a friend who served in the army, and Kimble knows a lot more than he does. Kimble asks about Nettie's medical background, and she tells him she went on house calls with her mother. Kimble asks if her mother was a doctor, and Nettie tells him that her mother didn't have to be a doctor because she didn't need machines or tests to tell her what was wrong with people. Kimble starts to apologize for misapprehending her mother's profession, but Nettie interrupts him, telling him that her mother died in a hospital, surrounded by doctors who didn't bother to talk to her or explain anything about her condition. Ah, the cozy coldness of an HMO. Nettie tells Kimble that her mother looked up to doctors her whole life but died disillusioned by their distance, and that while Nettie herself may not know everything about medicine yet, she knows how to care for her patients. Kimble goes to collect his pay from Pop, and finds him packaging up a charm for one of the cops who tried to bust them earlier. The cop asks snidely how the fortune went. "Unlucky in love and the law," Pop answers for him, "unlike you." The cop apologizes for not calling ahead as per usual, but he's got a new partner because the chief thinks he stole cocaine from a drug bust. Pop asks how long he's going to be paired up with the "Girl Scout," and the cop shrugs, saying it's only until the chief is placated once again. Then he asks, "Where's your pretty daughter at?" Pop gives him A Look. Oh. I get it. They have a crooked cop working for them because he's got a thing for Nettie. Yeah, that'll work out real well. The cop goes to the back and tries to get Nettie to go out to dinner with him. She's clearly not game. Pop explains to Kimble that "Hank" is the reason they've stayed clear of the law for so long. Then he tries to give him one fifty for the day. Kimble reminds him that the deal was for two hundred, and Pop winks, saying he was just checking to make sure Kimble was paying attention. Hank brushes by Kimble, knocking his sheaf of money to the ground. Helpfully, Hank leans over and picks up a few bills and says, "You oughta be more careful, Doc." Pop and Kimble glare as Hank pockets the money.
The next day, Kimble seems to be settling into his new job very well as he tends to patients with familiarity. Nettie "I finally lost the chip on my shoulder" Beaumont asks Kimble to take a look at a cute chubby-cheeked third-grader named Marcus who's been having worsening stomach cramps for a few weeks -- she's worried it might be appendicitis. Kimble demonstrates how to check at the Burns Point for appendicitis. Marcus doesn't seem to have it, but Kimble asks the mother to wait outside. Kimble perches on the examining table with the boy and gets personal. He asks the kid about school. It comes out that he's a new kid and was captain of his basketball team back at his old school, but they won't let him play at this school because he missed the tryouts. Aww. Kimble gets all "I'm going to rap with you" with the kid and tells him he knows he's a pretty smart kid, so he wants to know the truth about the cramps. Kimble says he thinks he's faking the cramps so his mother will let him stay home. "Am I right?" he asks. Marcus nods his head.