Carcetti campaign office. It's time for fundraising calls again. Norman appears to announce Valchek. With his hand still over the receiver, Carcetti says that he's a little busy losing an election (Jesus, is there anyone this whiner won't be a little bitch to?), but Valchek reminds him of an (as yet-unrecapped) time that Carcetti asked him to keep an eye out for witnesses "getting clipped." Carcetti's like, "...Yeah?" Valchek preens, "Who's better'n me, Tommy?" Trick question?
Tilghman. Preparations for the first day of school are raging on. In the front office, Donnelly confirms that Crystal Judkins (Destiny Jackson-Evans), a student who's helping set things up, lives near Dukie, and hands her a box to deliver. Crystal dubiously says that the clothes won't stay clean long, but Donnelly lets that pass, very gravely instructing Crystal to deliver the clothes to Dukie only, and not to leave them with any of the adults in the house. Crystal agrees. I take a moment to ponder how goddamn depressing it must be to work at an inner-city public school...and then it doesn't really get that much better, as Bubbs rolls up, all smartened up in his nicest clothes -- and a tie! -- with Sherrod, explaining that he needs to be registered for school. Donnelly suspiciously asks whether Sherrod attends Tilghman, and Bubbs says he should. Donnelly explains that she wants to know what grade Sherrod was last in, and Sherrod either can't remember, or is too embarrassed to say. Bubbs covers that he "lost his way some time ago," but that he's living with Bubbs now. Donnelly asks who Bubbs is to Sherrod, and he lies that he's Sherrod's uncle. Donnelly seems to realize this isn't true, but gently tells them to come into her office. On his way there, Bubbs gives a challenging look to...Prez. Hee! It's not clear whether Prez can place Bubbs, but he definitely knows he's seen him before, and not in any kind of in loco parentis capacity (unless you count Johnny...which maybe we should).