Lightman is pleased with the new clues, but Wallowsky is sure the real killers are a meth head and his boyfriend, whom a prostitute has turned in—with a gun that matches the murder weapon's ballistics. He and Wallowsky do some fencing back and forth about the trustworthiness of hookers, and Cal holds firm to his feeling that "it's all about this messed up family." Nonetheless, an interview with the suspects reveals one of them may have killed Kira — but not as a robbery gone awry. They were hired for the job, but not by either of the sons.
Wallowsky helps Cal bring Teddy in to see if he can identify the suspects, even though they were wearing masks. What the policewoman does not know is Cal is actually more interested in whether the suspects can identify Teddy. Over her protests, he drags Teddy into the line up room and reads on the two men's faces they do indeed recognise the restaurant manager.
Cal decides it's time for one of his staged scenes to see if he can rule Marcus and Rudy in or out of the crime. He, Gillian and Teddy go the restaurant and Cal arranges for Marcus to be invited as well. Pointing out that the two boys are still in Jim's will despite their estrangement, Lightman jabs at Marcus, so Foster can come in as the good cop to his bad, one of their favourite moves. Gillian spins a convincing story about losing her brother to encourage the older son to tell her why he visited his sister. It works—as Cal later notes, Gillian is a scarily good liar—and Marcus confesses his sister wanted her brothers to reconcile with their dad before he died. And though this seems a benign reason, he also confesses he told his sister that Rudy was a lost cause.
Rudy, of course, hears this as he is waiting in the wings, courtesy of Cal. But this time, instead of a fight, the two men reach out to each other. Gillian notes they seem more interested in making up than finding out who the real killers are, the reason for which I found a little unclear. In one way, it does show they aren't feeling guilty about murder, but even so, both sons did seem to love Kira. Lightman says Marcus's grief is raw and consuming, so why would they not be focused on finding the real murderer? In any case, Teddy is focused on the investigation and he tells Lightman to be sure and tell Jim the boys are not guilty.