Pit. "Nice truck," says McNulty, as the dark SUV pulls into view. D'Angelo looks glum as Bunk pulls out a note pad, and testily tells them to arrest him if that's what they're going to do, and if not, to shut the fuck up. "You want to get arrested?" asks Bunk. "No," mopes D'Angelo. McNulty tells him to shut up, then, and D'Angelo leaps up, saying he's out of there. Bunk tells him to "bend the fuck over," and D'Angelo assumes the position, crabbing, "Y'all ain't got nothing else to do today?" Bunk says they don't. McNulty frisks D'Angelo, coming up with a pager, as D'Angelo says they don't have a charge. McNulty goes back in, and Bunk taps him, motioning toward the SUV, which has been joined by another containing Stringer. Bunk keeps an eye on the cars as McNulty cuffs D'Angelo and leads him off. Stringer looks vexed.
Kima's in her car, watching from another angle through a pair of binoculars, as the SUVs drive off. She makes a note in a wee little note pad, watches a crossing guard moving some kids, and then dials her phone, glancing up in time to see Bunk and McNulty putting D'Angelo in their car. On the phone, Kima asks for Daniels.
Cop shop. Daniels is asking a uniformed cop about Prez, and learns that he's a goof. Yeah, I think Daniels may have drawn that conclusion on his own after Prez used deadly force to subdue a wall. Daniels asks why Prez is still on the force, and his companion -- I'm going to call him Officer Conan, because his hair kind of looks like O'Brien's (and he didn't get a name according to IMDb) -- replies, "You know Valchek in Southeast?...Son-in-law." Daniels is like, "Well, that's just fucking great." As they wait for an elevator, Daniels complains about Polk and Mahone: "Between the two of them, I don't have a designated driver." Ha! Officer Conan says he heard Daniels got someone from Pawnshop. "Lester Freamon?" says Daniels. "A cuddly housecat. I don't think he can even find his gun." The elevator arrives, and as Officer Conan steps in, Daniels implores him to take Prez back. Officer Conan says he would, but that he promised Valchek Prez would end up on the detail. Daniels steps into the elevator, asking, "So you got suction with Valchek?" You know, is there maybe another phrase we can use that carries that meaning? I hear "suction," and all I think of is that awful story in Haunted with the guy and the pool drain and the horrible, horrible thing that happened to his bum. Anyway, Officer Conan says he can't screw Valchek over on this or he'll miss out on the next round of promotions, expositing that he's on the shortlist for major, along with Daniels himself. Daniels exposits that Valchek has suction with the First District Democratic Club, which in turn has suction with the mayor: "And I'm the runt without a tit here." Officer Conan doesn't really care, and breezily tells Daniels, "I owe you." He gets out on his floor, and Daniels darts after him to ask for a Sydnor. Officer Conan refuses. Daniels says that if he gets Sydnor, he'll keep Prez. Officer Conan says that Daniels can't take his best man, and Daniels replies, "I'm taking your worst, remember?" Officer Conan offers a Steinman instead, and Daniels explains, "I'm working drugs in West Baltimore. I need a black guy for surveillance. I need Sydnor." As his pager goes off, Daniels tells Conan about the morning's run-in with the wall, and Officer Conan kind of chuckles like, "Classic Prez." Which...it kind of is. Daniels says that if he can get Sydnor, he'll carry Prez as long as he can, and Officer Conan finally relents, walking off. Left alone, Daniels smiles to himself. Enjoy it -- it probably won't happen again until, like, Season 3.