DC Tosh Lines is going stir-crazy as DCI Jack Meadows has them transcribing interviews for the CPS. Asking Meadows if he can follow up a snout's information, Tosh heads for the Beckwith Arms pub, where he spots a dodgy motor. Approaching the owner, Pete Gapper, Tosh tries to ascertain if the car is stolen, and Gapper offers to sell him another car. Returning to the station, Tosh finds a furious D.I. Noble from the Stolen Vehicles Squad, who accuses him of compromising their operation. To make the best of the situation, and since Tosh believes this will be the suspect's last sale, he goes undercover to ensnare Gapper. As the police move in, Gapper pulls out a handgun, but the timely arrival of an SO19 team soon sees him arrested. Back at the station, Tosh is resentful that his younger colleagues get all the breaks and resources, but Meadows tells him that his experience earns him more respect than he thinks.