He leans over near Ringo's monitor as he narrates that they're looking at the Aqua Verde, in Berth 4. He picks up a printout as he explains that "the plan calls for eighty-five moves" -- some containers coming off the ship, and others being loaded back on. He directs the cops to look at Ringo's monitor: "Every time a can goes on or off, the computer creates a record and puts it in the permanent database." Bunk tells Frank that McGee told them that the computer made theft from the docks much more difficult. Frank chuckles that, at the moment, they have 160 boxes missing from Patapsco alone. Beadie looks sharply over at Bunk. Frank adds that the last time they inventoried the truck chassis, they "came up three hundred light." "A hundred and sixty, huh," says Bunk, almost laughing. Frank says that not all of those will be stolen; some are just lost. He picks up a handheld device, like the one we saw Ziggy with way back when, and says that they use radio waves, and that with all the equipment and stacks of containers, the waves can get knocked down; it also happens that a checker makes the wrong entry, "either 'cause he's lazy, he's sloppy, or he's still shitfaced from the night before." The camera cuts over to Ringo, as if to show that he's not going to deny it. Bunk holds out his hand to inspect the handheld, and Frank says that entries can get screwed up if the person using the device has fat fingers, "no offense." Heh. He asks the cops to imagine what it's like on the docks in February: "You're wearing Gore-Tex gloves, trying to punch numbers on that thing..." Beadie asks if Frank's suggesting that's what happened with the container full of dead women. Frank, his face completely blank, shrugs, "Beadie, darling, I don't know what happened there. I'm just saying, if you go by the computer, it might look like there's some kind of dirt going down, when it's really just a glitch in the system." Bunk, casually, says that the Customs seal on the container in question had been broken: "Shouldn't that get noticed?" Frank says that when his guys are offloading a ship that's "the size of a small town," a broken Customs seal might get noticed, but it could as easily be missed. Bunk looks over at Beadie, who looks over at Frank, who offers, "Look, you wanna keep pulling our chain, you can. But it ain't like it's just that one box that went missing. We lose them sumbitches all the time." I.B.S.: A Tradition Of Pride.
Episode Report CardWing Chun: B | 1005 USERS: C+
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