Remember how all of us were feeling warmly toward Herc a few episodes back when he secretly handed over Marlo's cell phone number to Carver? Well, the Era of Good Feelings is about to come to an end, as America's most ethically conflicted ex-cop is busy telling Levy all about the comings and goings of his former comrades on the force. The only people getting OT seem to be doing so through the serial killer case, Herc dutifully reports to his boss. And what of the possibility of a wiretap? "I'm hearing, off-the-record, kinda, that it was a wire," Herc says. "And it makes sense, 'cause that's how Lester works. He gets a hold of a number and works it to death." Hey, Herc? Stop talking. Stop talking five minutes ago. "Where he would get the number, I have no idea," says Herc. Probably from some ethically conflicted fuck-up would be my best guess. No wiretap, no OT earmarked specifically for Stanfield -- Levy ponders what all this means.
Michael arrives back at the apartment, post-killing, to find Dukie watching TV. "You gotta see this," Dukie says of the show he's got on. "There's this serial killer, but he only be killin' other serial killers." We're in enough trouble right now, young man, without you promoting Showtime offerings. Michael's main concern right now is not an irate Bill Nelson, however; it's Stanfield goons arriving to wipe out him and anyone else in the apartment. So grab your things, Dukie and Bug -- we're going for a ride in a rented cab.