Homicide. Holley asks whether Bunk's had any luck catching his shooter. Bunk says no, but that at least he knows who the guy is. Norris asks whether Bunk didn't get anywhere with the family, and Bunk says no, but that the mother wasn't lying the way a mother usually lies. He muses that it was a weird vibe, like she was off somewhere in her head. The phone rings, and Bunk calls that it's Line 4, asking who wants to take it. Norris goes to take it, and Holley says that if Norris picks it up, it'll end up being a domestic with four witnesses in the house, because Norris is lucky like that. But if Holley picks it up, he wonders, will that make it unlucky? Bunk's like, "If you want it, pick it up," and Holley agonizes for a moment before waving at Norris to take it. Turns out it's a body found by a "post officer," with no witnesses or suspects. Too bad for you, dead loser! Holley and Bunk pull a snap, and Norris heads out, leaving Bunk to mutter that it's better to be lucky than to be good.
Cutty's gym. Michael's taped up his hands, and Cutty tells him to go at a heavy bag, which one of Cutty's associates holds for him. As Michael is whaling on it, another neighbourhood lady shows up with a peach cobbler in an aluminum tray, introducing herself as Gail. Cutty, barely looking away from Michael, says he's forgotten whose mother Gail is, and she says she doesn't have any boys; she's just grateful to Cutty for his efforts on behalf of the neighbourhood. She adds that she has three girls, but notes that he doesn't teach girls, which she approves of: "Men should be men, and women should be women." She preens a little off this not-especially-subtle invitation, but Cutty only has eyes for Michael -- in a totally innocent way, sickos.
Norris's crime scene. It's a large black guy, face-down on the pavement, who Holley learns was actually alive when the beat cop arrived on the scene. Norris asks the beat cop whether the guy says who shot him, and the cop replies, "He said it was a guy with a gun." Holley cracks up. So much for Norris's lucky streak!
Detail office. Lester, Kima, and Massey are in the wire room, listening to the conversation Monk had on his cell phone in the woods. They clean it up enough to hear Old Face Andre identified, and when they snap it off, Lester comments that the second voice that came on after Monk's sounded like it outranked everybody there. Kima surmises that it must be Marlo, whom they're hearing on the phone for the first time. Kima comments that he sounds arrogant, like he's the "l'il king of everything." "Ah, youth," murmurs Lester. Oh, to be carefree and sociopathic again.