Church. McNulty's taken the letter he found to an older Polish housekeeper at the rectory. She's telling him that the letter is from a young woman to her mother, or to an older woman, at least. McNulty asks whether the writer mentions any names; the housekeeper says that there's talk of someone named Anya, who seems to be a child. A real old priest enters to hover over the housekeeper, who resumes preparing his meal. McNulty asks whom the woman is writing to, but she says there's no name: "The letter is for the whole family. But she signs 'Nadya.' Her name is Nadya." McNulty repeats the name. The housekeeper asks if Nadya's in trouble. "She's dead," says McNulty, pretty bluntly. The housekeeper looks down in dismay. McNulty asks whether there's anything in the letter to indicate where the family lives. The housekeeper starts to say that if he had an envelope...but he says he doesn't. The housekeeper says the only specific thing she mentions is a church -- St. Volodymyr (St. Vladimir) -- and a Fr. Vasyl, which is a common name in eastern Europe, as is the name of the church. McNulty takes the letter back, but the housekeeper tells him to leave it, saying that she'll try to wring more information out of it. As long as it doesn't delay the preparation of anyone's pierogies, I assume.
Nick walks along a railing in the port, holding Ashley's hand, as Aimee nags, "If there isn't enough work, then you could do something else, that's all." Nick says that there is enough work. Aimee manages to be passive-aggressive without even saying anything, and Nick adds that he just got some back pay he was owed: "A couple thousand from the vacation fund." Ashley keeps pulling on Nick's hand, so he picks her up; as they walk on, Nick says he's been thinking this would be the time for them to get their own place. "You could cover that?" marvels Aimee. "And maybe we don't rent," Nick muses. "Maybe we try and buy something in the neighbourhood. Nothing too big...I heard Aunt Treesey's old place up in Covington has been fixed up real nice. You know? Like with wood floors and all." They've stopped by now -- Aimee gazing at Nick in stunned delight -- and Nick turns with Ashley, asking her to identify one of the ships. Ashley correctly says that it's a cable ship, and that the one next to it is a military sealift. "Attagirl," says Nick proudly. Aw. She'll make someone a wonderful stevedore one day.