Gus escorts Templeton out of the conference room per Hanning's request to get him "out of [Hanning's] face." Once they're out of the room, Templeton insists that Hanning must be off his meds. Gus figures that they'll call the Marines, see if they can get hold of anyone in his unit, and find out what happened. "If it went down the way you said, we'll let it be," Gus says. "But if not, we'll chalk it up as misunderstanding. But misunderstanding or no, we will write a correction if what we printed wasn't accurate." Scott makes a "Me, Inaccurate? That's Unpossible!" face, while Gus returns to the conference room to conclude things with Hanning. "And we didn't have coffee," Hanning tells Gus, his head in his hands. What, what, what? Gus's expression says. "We had chocolate milk," Hanning continues. As you would already know if you commit these recaps to memory, and I hope and pray that you do.
McNulty and Kima are driving on a stretch of highway between Baltimore and Quantico, Virginia that appears to be uncluttered with traffic. Therefore, I can only assume that this scene was filmed on Mars. They are passing the time on the miraculously traffic-free drive by discussing their dicey personal lives -- Kima says she's still too much of a rover to have someone make a honest woman of her, but at least she's reconnecting with her son. "That part of it feels right to me," she says. "Kids are great," McNulty agrees. And you would know how exactly, Jimmy? "What about you and Beadie?" Kima asks. I think they would have to blow past Quantico and keep driving for the Carolina border for McNulty to have enough time to detail all that's going wrong there. "You were quiet there for a time," Kima observes. McNulty looks truly saddened for a moment, and then comments, "Bunk once told me I'm no good for people. Everybody around me, he said." Kima snorts: "Was he drunk?" More than likely, but in vino veritas, you know?