Driving his "deflowered" car, Crews talks to a technical service rep for his Bluetooth headset. Noting her foreign accent, he asks where she's from. She doesn't tell; they aren't allowed to discuss their personal lives. Crews bets she's from far away, looking at things he can't even imagine. Crews and Reese investigate the murder of financial advisor Jerome Raftss his apartment. First poisoned, then impaled with a broomstick, he stands propped against the wall, like macabre avant-garde art. A pigeon flies into the window, trying to get in. They find proudly displayed pictures of Rafts with several different women. Crews mentions the bird to Reese, wondering if it means something.
Tidwell takes Reese aside and says that the FBI called and wants to borrow a few LAPD detectives for a joint organized crime taskforce. He encourages Reese to do it since it looks great on the resume and she wants to move up. Reese worries about the case, but Tidwell says that it's practically solved with the amount of girlfriends that Rafts had. When she tells Crews about the opportunity, he encourages her to do it as well, giving her a speech on building a good foundation. "See you in a few weeks," she says to Crews. Stark finds Raftss' wireless computer backup.
At the station, Crews briefs Tidwell, having an awkward time since Reese usually starts. Raftss was 39 years old and moved from North Dakota nine years ago. He worked from home as a financial advisor specializing in derivatives. Tidwell tries to explain what that is but can't, confusing Crews even more. They still haven't cracked his business files, but the women in the photos weren't girlfriends, they were high-priced escorts. He spent the most on a woman named Alexa, over $9000. Tidwell wonders what kind of person displays photos of escorts like they were his girlfriends.
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