Martin wrestles with conscience issues about Marlene's offer to settle his debt with some of the party funds, and thus waits until the offer has expired due to paying off general Gaucke to provide Hans a defense in the murder case. Petra realizes she still loves Falk despite his despicable StaSi past and demands proof he has changed. Researching the party finances, Katja gets an interview with Treuhand boss Bernd Krohnak, whom Vera pushes to disclose West German firms collaboration with Stasi survivors. Falk is instructed by chief Herrmann von Stein, to stop Katja Wiese publishing the article and knows he'll stop at nothing. Katja nor Martin trusts his warning, a car runs her off the road. Major Rothals is back in Berlin to insist Falk stops the truth disclosure, he decides after another night with Petra.