Nick and Ziggy are Hardy Boy-ing it up at the public library, looking up the chemicals Glekas wanted them to get. Nick isn't sure that Ziggy even knows what he's doing (fair question, since he's searching on MSN instead of Google), but Ziggy implies that while Nick's people are just dumb lunkheads, guys in the checkers' local are computer-trained. And apparently Ziggy's not that far off, as Nick seems not to be conversant even with what a search engine is. As the first search results come up, Ziggy rhetorically asks why they even care what Glekas wants this stuff for: "If they want it, they want it. I mean, besides, if I don't get some money soon, I'm fucking toasted." Ziggy clicks on the first search result, and ends up at StreetDrugs.biz, where they learn that potassium permanganate is a controlled substance because it's used to process coca leaves into cocaine. Nick and Ziggy lean forward, smirking. I guess if it's probably not for a bomb, it's all good.
Port of Baltimore. A port guy is telling Bunk and Beadie that they "don't have that kind of stealing going on...It's not like the old days." Perish the thought. As the whistling starts to ring out all around, the guy admits that there's "a little" theft, "here and there," but that the new technology has curbed it. Ah, yes: technology. The cause of, or solution to, any problem.
In the tower, Naïve McGee shows Beadie and Bunk, on Ringo's monitor, how it works. Ringo impatiently slaps him away, and then Frank is there, announcing that Ringo's stressed out from misplacing a container of tuna steaks from Japan, which were to have been in Jessup the day before. Ringo sighs heavily, and then tells Frank to bite him. McGee starts to introduce Frank to Bunk and Beadie, but Frank jovially says that he knows who they are. McGee tells the cops that Frank helped to set up the computer system. Who better! He adds that Frank is probably better qualified to explain it than McGee is, and takes off to let Frank work his magic.