Mayor Tightpants interrupts Nolan and Amanda's sexy time to order Nolan to commence an expensive and ill-advised chase for the missing gear. And for good measure, he insults Amanda. He's an overachiever.
Rafe returns home to discover that the bandit was none other than his pseudo-nephew, Josef! Look at the joy on Rafe's face as he discovers that someone so close to him endangered his life, home and right to live in Defiance by bringing all the booty back to his place. That's love.
Josef agrees, it was a really nice thing to do, especially considering the E-Rep was going to use the equipment to strip mine the gulanite, potentially causing the whole town of Defiance to be swallowed up by the earth.
Captain Jessica "Don't Call Me Jessica" Berlin works to extract an image of the assailant without his mask while Tommy assures her that he hates Irisa's guts and wishes she would leave Defiance. Somehow, we sorta doubt that …
Alak wears a look of disgust this morning at breakfast - is it because his father is forcing him to be a gangster, or just because Datak has disgusting table manners? Ugh, close your mouth when you chew!
After being assaulted by two E-Rep soldiers in the street, Datak … kneels and begs forgiveness? What was in that breakfast? Looks like Stahma didn't bribe them enough to provoke him, though. She'll have to use other means if she wants to gain control.
Nolan, being the sharp cookie he is, finds Josef at Rafe's place and prepares to bring him in. But when Rafe plays the "I defended your daughter against gunfire" card, Nolan agrees to let the murderer go, just this once.
As Amanda and Mayor Pusher-man relax over some Adreno, she takes pity on him. To make him feel not so bad for reliving a childhood trauma at the hands of the raiders, she reveals the story of her own rape.
Datak makes nicey-nice with his son about his record business, but then grabs Alak by the hand and steams it in the record press as punishment for his betrayals while Datak was in jail. Christie is furious ... but her anger is nothing compared to Stahma's.
Josef learns that Berlin may have footage of him, but when he tries to steal it, his plan goes south and he kidnaps her. His plan is to get her on tape reading info about how the mining plan will destroy the town, but she won't do it.
Rafe and Nolan find him just as he aims his gun, but the bullet catches Nolan and Rafe leads his godson away. Once they're out of sight of Nolan, Rafe uncuffs him and tells him to run - only to aim his gun at the young man's back and kill him.