Corner. Bodie's standing around with Lex, who's having trouble with his baby mama, Patrice. Bodie exposits that Patrice and Lex aren't together anymore. And then a car pulls up, and Bodie has to call over to Namond Brice (Julito McCullum) to put down his magazine and go deal with the guy. And, I mean, if you're not passionate about what you're doing, you're bound to do a crap job -- no matter how much you're making over the minimum wage. As Namond jogs off, Bodie yells after him to do something with his ponytail, telling Lex, "Cops can make his ass from a mile away." Lex still wants to talk about Patrice. Bodie shrugs that Lex just said she's with Fruit now, and Lex says that if Fruit doesn't back off, he's going to "fill his ass with some hot ones," which probably means something different here than it would if this show aired on Logo. Bodie snorts, and Lex insists that he really means what he says, but before they can get into it, Slim Charles pulls up, mildly crabbing that Bodie hasn't needed a re-up in the last week. Bodie says that it's been slow since they moved from Fayette Street (indeed, this new corner looks totally desolate), and Charles shrugs that Marlo wanted that site. Bodie, seething, says he doesn't like rolling over for anyone, and that he wants to do something, but Charles mildly reminds him that things are different now: "Mayor Barksdale left. You out here on your own, dog." Bodie nods bitterly, and decides to take it out on Lex, telling him that he needs to hear the truth: "That boy Marlo got the world by the ass. And Fruit -- he work for Marlo. So I'm saying, fuck that bitch, and move on. That's just the way it is." Lex acts like he agrees, but they're talking about his baby mama! The mama of his baby, you guys! That is serious.
City Hall. Herc gets out of a black SUV out front, all done up in Secret Service drag, and strides inside, bypassing the security gate. Herc and his unnamed partner make their way to the elevators, and are waiting when City Council President Naresse Campbell (Marlyne Afflack) walks by, trailed by her assistant. "Madam President," says Officer Unnamed deferentially. She barely cuts her eyes to him before striding past without a response. "Council President's hot as balls," notes Herc poetically. "I'd fuck you to fuck her, man," says Officer Unnamed. Herc, as usual, can't but take this literally: "Yeah? You'd fuck a guy for a chance to fuck a hot broad? You don't think that makes you a faggot or nothing?" Officer Unnamed is like, "It's just an expression," staring at Herc like he's not entirely certain he won't also have to explain what "an expression" is. Fortunately, this is when the elevator arrives.