Sherrod shuffles home to Bubbs's squat at night, pausing for a long beat at the door before opening it. Inside, Sherrod quietly heads toward his bed, trying not to disturb the apparently sleeping Bubbs, but it turns out he's not sleeping as he abruptly asks Sherrod if he thinks it's necessary to sling. Sherrod defends himself by saying that he didn't know Arch, but Bubbs doesn't care, saying that if their positions had been reversed, Bubbs wouldn't have done anything to defend Sherrod, either: "That's how the corners be. They'll use you up." Choking up, he adds that Sherrod can stay there tonight, but that if he doesn't go back to school the next day, their partnership will have to end. Sherrod -- probably not particularly surprised to have yet another parental type casting him off -- doesn't say anything as he gets into bed. Bubbs looks down at the wadded-up bloody tissue beside the bed, and pulls the covers over his head.
Royce's office. Several advisors are briefing Royce when Parker marches in, goes straight to the TV, and snaps it on to a news anchor lady narrating a report about the Braddock murder investigation, and Royce's (or his associates') interference. He then changes it to another channel, where Gray is doing a standup about the same thing. He turns it off, announcing that it's on all three channels, and that the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post are both calling for comment. He curtly nods at the lady advisors, who beat feet. Yeah, they really wouldn't want to be around when all that blood and spit start flying, in case some gets on their suits.