Finch and Reese return to the library for the first time since Finch's encounter with Root. Reese receives the next number of Darren McGrady (Astro). However, upon arrival at Darren's home, Reese finds that Darren's older brother was murdered three days before, and their apartment a crime scene. With Carter's help, he learns that the perpetrators were three males tied to Andre (Malik Yoba), a local comic-book store owner, and the boy's whereabouts are unknown. Darren, desperate for justice, pawns his television set and trumpet to buy a gun, and is about to shoot one of the men just as Reese finds him. The suspect is arrested but due to a lack of evidence and at the insistence of a corrupt policeman, is released in less than a day. Reese finds his partners and captures them, threatening them until they disclose the location of the murder weapon. However, before he is able to send them off to the police, Darren eludes him and takes the gun in an effort to kill his brother's murderers. Reese and the police arrive in time to capture killers and rescue Darren. The boy goes to live in a foster home, giving Reese a drawing of them both as a sign of gratitude.