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.
Kimble tells him he wishes he could make it so Marcus could go back to his old school, "but I can't do that, so whaddya say we make a deal? If you go back to school and try to make some friends, I will call your coach and get you a tryout and I won't tell your mom about any of this stomach stuff. Deal?" Marcus agrees and they do a little hand-slap-finger-pull-snap on it. "And if you're really lucky," Kimble continues, "I'll teach you my three-hundred-sixty round-the-back reverse slam dunk." Marcus sits up and exclaims, "No way!" Yeah, that would be my reaction, because after seeing how awkwardly dorky Tim Daly was just in demonstrating his "move," I would have serious doubts about the execution of it. Kimble tells Marcus, "I can, you'd be surprised -- I'm a pretty good baller." Yes, I would be surprised. Mr. Keckler, who has been trying to get me to listen to Christmas rap for a week, started singing the Skee-lo lyrics, and now I can't get it out of my head. Throughout this exchange, Nettie is watching them with a look of happy surprise that she was so wrong about Kimble. Oh, okay, that was a pretty cute scene. It's nice to see Kimble smile every once in awhile. That brooding crap gets on my last nerve. And just as I think that, the Ol' Blue Map takes us to Chicago to look in on another brooder.
Lt. "Bubba" Gerard is being grilled by a Dennis Miller look-alike, who must be his attorney for an Internal Affairs investigation. "You defied a direct order and demonstrated a pattern of insubordination, and that's just what they're telling us. If I'm going to get you off, I need something," Dennis Miller, Esq. tells his client. Unfortunately, Lt. Bubba is being very unhelpful. Dude, I know you have this whole personal vendetta thing going on with Kimble, but you aren't going to be able to do much investigating if you are thrown off the police force. I think someone needs to watch the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood episode on cooperation. Dennis Miller, Esq. tries to ask if Lt. Bubba has family or marital problems that he could use as a reason. "Naw," Lt. Bubba says, and starts to walk away. Dennis Miller, Esq. comes at his client from another angle and asks if he wants to talk about the Kimble case. Since it's a topic close to his heart, Lt. Bubba tells him to go ahead. "The victim was Helen Ross. How does her father feel about you these days? A guy that rich, we could use him as a character witness," the lawyer says. Obviously he doesn't know all the wheels within wheels that are spinning regarding a rich dad, a bounty hunter, and the new Chief of Detectives. Lt. Bubba says he hasn't been in contact with Mr. Ross for a long time, because Lt. Bubba doesn't think his losing track of Kimble really recommends him to the dead girl's dad.
Meanwhile, in a limo close by, Mr. Ross is reading over Vasick's bills. "Five hundred sixty dollars for room service and fifteen hundred dollars for overtime?" Mr. Ross reads incredulously. Vasick shrugs, "Stakeouts, that sort of thing. I'm sure I mentioned it." Mr. Ross reminds him that he's lost Kimble twice: "You're no better than Gerard. At least he didn't submit expense reports for rental car upgrades and pay-per-view porno!" Hee. Mr. Ross throws the bills back at Vasick and tells him he's fired. "You want these bills paid? Sue me," Mr. "I'm not as nice as Dr. Anspaugh" Ross tells the bounty hunter. Vasick leans in threateningly and gives Mr. Ross his take on his psyche: "Mr. Ross, do you think it's possible that a man who loses a daughter never gets over it? A rich man who's used to getting everything in this life that he wants -- do you think a man like that becomes so frustrated, so angry, and so mad that one day he could just lose his mind and not even know it? Sir?" Mr. Ross gives him A Look.