And in yet still another interrogation room, Reese (with Agent Toni Lewis and Mason in town) reads Frank the charges he's facing: "Racketeering Wire fraud. Conspiracy to import heroin. Conspiracy to violate federal Customs statutes. White slavery." Um...why "white" slavery? Is that actually a separate kind of crime than, like, Asian slavery? And if so, is the sentence harsher because of the victims' whiteness? In 2003? Anyway, Lewis says that, for now, they're only charging the Customs violations, but that a Grand Jury indictment will expose him to more. In his chair, Frank huffs like an angry bull. Reese suggests, "Name names, and come clean. You help yourself and your union." Frank is particularly galled by this advice: "'Help my union'?" He takes a long, pre-pontificating pause before going on: "For twenty-five years, we've been dying slow down there. Dry docks rusting. Piers standing empty. My friends and their kids -- like we got the cancer. No lifeline got thrown all that time. Nothing from nobody. And now you wanna help us? Help me?" The feds are not exactly moved to tears by Frank's tale of woe, because they all went to college, and sort of regard him as they wait and hope he's gotten it all out of his system, not knowing how long they're going to have to wait.
Now McNulty and Kima are in with White Mike. Much more accommodating than any of the immigrants, he easily gives them his name, and confirms his street handle. McNulty plays a recording of his "Did he have hands?" phone conversation with Sergei, at which White Mike looks super-duper guilty. Once McNulty's snapped it off, Kima says that they've talked to White Mike's suppliers: "They cleaned up and left you holding the dirt." "Suppliers of what?" bluffs White Mike, poorly. Kima says that White Mike discusses a drug buy on this tape, and that they have photos tying him to his stash house, and of him at Glekas's warehouse for re-ups. McNulty flatly tells White Mike to do himself a favour, and White Mike certainly looks as though he doesn't have much fight left in him.