Meanwhile, detective Poole and the original 1997 investigation starts to heat up with the discovery of an allegedly reliable inmate informant. Not only does informant Michael "Psycho Mike" Robinson confirm Poole’s suspicions of Compton PD and LAPD working for Death Row but that Biggie’s shooter’s name was “something like Keke”. This immediately triggers Poole and Miller’s original uncertainties about known Crip Orlando “Keffe D” Anderson (Mychal Thompson).
This propels right to 2006 as two of Kading’s disgruntled task force member, detective Lee Tucker (Wendell Pierce) visit Keffe D’s house in hopes to develop another lead. When Kading finds out that Tucker went rogue, silencing a potential suspect, he flies off the handle in frustrations that the force is now back at square one; especially since Trevon Lane refused to talk. After a little convincing from Dupree, Tucker redeems himself by finding out that potential suspect Corey Edwards shiftily has multiple identities – opening a major door to finding the gunman.
The most pivotal and insightful scene in episode three happens back in 1994 while Biggie and Puff are on the set for the “Juicy” music video. Again Biggie doubts Puff’s pop-rap direction but Puff so sincerely convinces BIG to believe in him like Puff unwaveringly believes in BIG. It’s a short shot of brotherly comradery that renders the impending tragedy even more somber. Even more distressing is Voletta Wallace urging Biggie to “contribute something meaningful to society” while BIG humbly rebuttals with “I plan to contribute plenty”.
While at the industry party Biggie warns Tupac about hanging around with some of New York’s most unsavory characters like Jacques “Haitian Jack” Agnant (Donald Faison) and most certainly Jimmy Henchman. Tupac assures Biggie that these guys will take them to the top of music supremacy but the divide between the young rap prodigies begins to widen.
The episode mysteriously closes where it began; the bank robbery. LAPD discovers that the robbery was committed by one of their own officers – leading to house raid. In doing so Poole, Miller and the rest of the 1997 police force come to find out that the criminal officer David Mack (Omar Gooding) was close with none other than Suge Knight and Death Row.