Operation: STING, Police Commissioner Hamilton's latest meeting with D.A. Reid and Mayor-by-succession Aguilar to discuss the Green Hornet does not go well for him, but not due to Diana running interference for her cousin; rather, Aguilar demonstrates a limited competence at her new job. Consequently, he decides to cut them both "out of the loop" of his plans. Still wondering about Johnny Dollar's claim that Paul Reid is the Hornet, Hamilton orders a 24-hour watch on the pianist, but soon has it dropped as a dead end. He also gathers information about the masked man's interests by making deals with various hoods.