A strike by the union of Garbage collection services, throws the city into disarray. To the rescue comes Tommy Caffee, whose connections and reach seem to be all but limitless, and somehow expanding beyond that with each episode. In a series of negotiations with the mayor, the garbage union, and the local big-shot puppeteer, Tommy comes out on top and re-establishes himself as the problem solver, only sacrificing his political independence in the process. Meanwhile, Michael Caffee looks to assemble a crew to retake the streets from the evil-doers that control them. Having trouble realizing that mostly everything has changed in his 7-year absence, Michael loses control and anew betrays the trust of his sister-in-law, and his brother\'s.
The episode showed a very realistic take on Michael\'s return to crime, and the lack of change in his mentality versus the mentality of those who previously worked for or with him. While they primarily turned to a life of justice (mostly out of fear), his intent to rule the streets did not disappear. It added depth to his character, and gave us an outlook on just what type of person Michael is.
Tommy\'s wife loses her sex-buddy, but is very quick in picking up another. There\'s a clear lack of something in her relationship with her husbanb. While she enjoys his status and the living style it allows her to lead, sex is something she\'d rather get elsewhere, or more of.
That\'s as much as happens in this episode, which just shows an atypical week on \'the hill\', and the political processes involved in resolving problems. Character development is key also, and we learn more about pretty much all the main cast.
Decent episode, 8.1/10