When Billy asks why, Jake says Laura wanted a lightly poppy-seeded bagel, which nobody makes, so Jake had to improvise. Just run your hand over those suckers, and they fall right off. She has quite an extensive burglary record, a real “b-b-bad girl,” much to Max’s apparent delight. had recently had an argument about red table cloths, and Laura says red fibers were found on Peter’s clothes. He says he wants to “fix” things between them, but Laura says he can’t do that with a pizza and trying to make himself look good. Jake looks a little hurt, but it also looks like he might be getting it. LT: Yeah, it would have sucked if they’d done that. Max finds that Peter had another bank account under another name and recently withdrew 0,000. After Peter would eat at a place, a few days later, Judith would review it. Laura thinks maybe Judith has lost her sense of taste and is paying Peter for his opinion. Max said the same thing happened to him when he was younger…only it was actual Elmer’s Glue. I could totally go for dating someone who makes me delicious food gifts, and I have a feeling Laura is thinking the same thing. Carmen recently switched to using pasteurized eggs at the restaurant, but he saved some fresh ones for the cake.
V: Yeah, you’d think someone who has that kind of rap sheet would be able to identify a cop and try to run for the hills or at least be wary. LT: Billy shows her the dead guy’s picture, and they go outside to discuss it. V: And she considers him so hot, she nearly turns in her chip for him. There’s a mistake on it, which Jake will have to sit on hold with the cable company for a couple of hours to sort out, since he’s Laura’s bitch boy. LT: Meredith tells Laura that everyone at the restaurant liked Peter, except J. Their conversation is put on hold by the appearance of Tony. LT: As a peace offering, he made Laura a raspberry tart with other stuff in it too snooty for me to remember. V: I love that even while Max is talking, Tony watches Laura. Billy does not flash his badge, so the fact that she doesn’t immediately become alarmed at a strange guy approaching her at an ANONYMOUS meeting and knowing her first and last name, is interesting. She’s open, like a child, even though she has an extensive rap sheet. LT: He says the Ramones are “the only decent thing to ever come out of Forest Hills.” I like him already! He says he asked Peter to clock out for him the night before, so he could leave early and make a little extra money with his food truck. Billy ribs her for it, but she pretends she didn’t notice. V: Max: “You have a package with a nice package.” This dude gets more hot each time I see him. Back at the station, Laura wastes no time in making Jake her bitch boy. But Billy can’t afford to laugh, as Meredith comes in and dumps a bunch of files on him. Sourpuss has decided who will be her bitch boy for the week. V: Color me surprised Jake wasn’t sabotaging the bagel in some way. The detectives, and a team of cops, come busting in. The next we see, Billy and BF are sitting down sipping coffee with Trent, who’s actually kind of charming and very cooperative. He’s moved on to hop shoots, for which he gets 0 a pound. V: Since I’m not a hipster, I had no idea about hop shoots, the most expensive vegetable in the world. ‘He used to be Long Island’s biggest weed-grower, but now it’s just him and his pig and his organic vegetables. Laura and Jake make some awkward conversation at work. Because this is the conversation we’ve been waiting for. Hmmm…I wonder if it’s that very hot stuff Tony was putting into their food the night before that he said could send you to the hospital if you ate too much of it. Rocco brings her a plate of awesome-looking food and asks the cops if they want anything. Judith says no, they’re leaving, but Max is a man after my own heart and proceeds to give Rocco a full dinner order. V: Hmmm…I wonder who that could be…let me try and guess… He had already moved in a couple of pieces of furniture, including a crib. Billy thinks “Food Truck Tony” might know, so Laura goes to question him. LT: Tony says Peter never mentioned a girlfriend then says how happy he is to see Laura again, especially Jake. They threw stuff to the ground, and he laid her out on the counter! Also, also, I am putty in the hands of a handsome man who makes me molten chocolate cake.
When we next see him, he’s in the coffee room, wielding tweezers and picking poppy seeds off a bagel. And you don’t need tweezers to take the poppies off. LT: There was a fingerprint on the frozen-corpse lighter, which Max tracks to a Selena Barnes. Laura says she thinks that kind of work would be below J. The weed may be more lucrative, but when the police raid you, instead of fitting you with a pair of handcuffs, they sit down and have a nice convo over an excellent cup of coffee. Welcome to the world of Nassau County’s no-longer most-wanted. Then he apologizes and says he should have called before showing up the night before. Laura says she should have been honest and told him about the date. I’m so glad the show was headed somewhere with this, because I thought they believed that Jake’s mentioning old times every fifteen minutes and barking at hot dudes interested in Laura, was enough to get her back. The 0 always came from the same Pay Pal account and was paid by Judith Hansen, a bigwig restaurant critic. LT: Max does some of his crack work on-line by going on . Max would rather go with Laura, because Meredith “doesn’t do foodie.” Poor Max. LT: Billy and Meredith are with a realtor outside the building Peter was going to buy, but the realtor says Peter changed his mind. The realtor says Peter told him his girlfriend was expecting. He gives her another gift, a piece of molten chocolate cake. She says how good the cake is, and he says the secret is fresh eggs.
comes over, pissed off as always, and Laura tells him he’ll find out everything at the station. LT: Billy and Meredith are walking on the street, when she casually mentions that he’s coming to her place.
Maybe she meant in the future and not just that night? Tough call, but Tony cooks and gives her free dessert, so I’m thinking he has the edge.
I also notice he cuts off his grieving about Peter to scream at the freezer repair guy. Laura points out that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide, and since that was the cause of death, she and Billy do some poking around. that the restaurant will be closing until an evidence team is finished going over the place.
Billy checks the freezer door and finds scratch marks. He’s blonde with a beard and his face all filled out. LT: I didn’t pick up on it at all, so don’t feel bad.
At Tony’s food truck, Laura pushes to the head of a long line, brandishing her badge. I figured she was going to ask him if he wanted to ditch the street scene and go head up the kitchen. He’s also been thinking about what she said, and she’s right. He says he knows he has to work on himself, but until then, she deserves her privacy. LT: She asks about what he’ll do in case of an emergency, and he says they’re cops, they’ll think of something. Jake then walks away, leaving her looking stunned, holding her key in one hand, and a half-eaten piece of awesome cake in the other. She can date Alejandro, the hot cop, or this Tony, the randy food truck guy, or both, if she wants. It would be a shame to take three steps back with this, after we gained so much momentum in this episode.