The Blooms are back in their Catering Kitchen, wondering why they haven't heard from Shaw about their job well done. Sam heads off to a planning meeting Lizzy is leading about the funeral catering job. It turns out Gay Guy's name is Lance and he's opposed to Lizzy's proposal of bruschetta as one of the appetizers being offered. Sam steps up for Lizzy's other choices of foods and thinks she's really done a great job planning everything, but agrees with Lance that bruschetta is bad in this case. Lizzy: 1; Lance: 1.
Shaw holds a meeting with The Undercovers in a non-descript hotel room and they wonder why he's brought them there to talk about what was surely a successful mission. Shaw's simmering in his own self-loathing and probably loathing of Steven and Samantha as well. If he were one of the Blooms' foods, he'd probably be a loath of bread right now. Turns out the laptop they recovered was not the code breaker. It was just some generic laptop with cipher software. The real device is still out there somewhere and someone could be using it right now. Shaw wonders aloud if he should just take out an ad in the International Herald, inviting terrorists to come kill him. Drama queen. And, as he is often wont to do, Shaw again wonders aloud if bringing two agents out of retirement was, to put it in terms the Blooms can understand, a "recipe for failure." Oh, Shaw, you're better than that. To make matters worse, Silver Hair Guy is Karl Becker, a very dangerous terrorist. Aren't they all? All of this gives Shaw the opportunity to tell the Blooms, for what we can be sure won't be the last time, they're off this case, effective immediately. Shaw: "That's what you came here for. To hear me say that." That's not all we came here for, Shaw. We just like seeing your face sometimes.