Episode 7 of Unsolved starts out with a glimpse into the now unwavering bond between Tupac and Suge Knight as well as Biggie and Puff. While Biggie and Puff try to keep the peace and stick together in the time of growing hip-hop turmoil, continuously questioning why Pac would act so irrationally, Suge and Pac himself malevolently batten down the hatches for what seems to be an impending East vs. West war. The confrontation hits an apex outside of the 1996 Soul Train Awards where Bad Boy and Death Row engage in a pseudo-standoff where voices are raised, pistols are pulled, luckily not fired but any potential reconciliation between Biggie and Tupac seems completely unimaginable.
Fast forward to 2007, when Greg Kading and his task force appear to be making some serious moves on arresting known Southside Crip Keefe D on drug dealing charges. They plan to offer him a lighter prison sentence in order to get Keefe to share information on Biggie’s murder. With some quick thinking from key members of the task force and a heart-pounding undercover drug deal, the task force is able to arrest Keefe for selling gallons of PCP.
The Biggie investigation of 1998, however, isn’t doing so hot. Detective Poole’s frustrated and sneaky attempt at going over the heads of the LAPD and straight to the District Attorney completely backfired and he gets ultimately shunned from the force. Poole, obviously distraught and exasperated with the LAPD’s negligence in the Biggie case, has a heart-to-heart conversation with detective Tyndall who comforts Poole, assuring him that his intent was righteous.