John's. Marlo's in the back room with Prop Joe, Slim Charles, and Partlow, and has opened a bag full of cash to buy some of Prop Joe's product. Prop Joe says the price for "four of the raw" is $300,000, and that Marlo's only brought $275,000, but Marlo says that they took out $5000 a head for each of the "New York boys" Partlow killed. Prop Joe and Charles agree that Partlow can knock that off, since the New Yorkers seem to be on the run, but Prop Joe says that the co-op means that everyone stands together, and Marlo's assistance with the New York boys was already factored into his price. However, Prop Joe can also give Marlo information on someone he's been trying to find. Marlo wasn't expecting a tip on Andre, but seems to think it's worth $25,000.
Cop shop. Photos are snapped as Daniels's (and others') new ranks are conferred upon him. Not just Rhonda but Sydnor, Kima, and Carver have come to watch Daniels get this new honour, and everyone looks proud as hell. Once the ceremony has ended, Daniels gives Rhonda a huge hug. Valchek hugs his wife and daughter. Burrell wanders over to Rawls to say they could have predicted Valchek's promotion: "Daniels?" Rawls doesn't even give Burrell the courtesy of a response, because Rawls is a total prick, in case we weren't sure. Elsewhere, Daniels is fêted by his former troops, all of whom agree that his promotion is both warranted and really overdue, proving that Daniels has always been an excellent judge of talent.
Tilghman. In the hall, Bunny has apparently just given Parenti the recap of his fancy dinner the night before, because Parenti doesn't know what the big deal is if the kids didn't know which one was the salad fork. Bunny explains that he's concerned about their feelings -- how they could go from feeling like "masters of the universe" to "abject fear" to humiliation without seeming to know it. Parenti says they very well could have known it, but just not acknowledged it. Bunny says he doesn't know, then, where you start teaching them to believe in themselves if they can't be honest about their feelings: "They're not fools. They know exactly what we expect them to be."
...which apparently is: obnoxious braggarts. Bunny and Parenti enter Duquette's room in time to overhear the dinner winners boasting about their night out like they had the greatest time ever, even though no one outside of the winners' table even appears to be listening to them. Bunny and Parenti watch them very closely, though, as they go through an award-worthy performance of what it's like to be victorious.