One thing's for sure: whenever the captain does reveal himself, we can count on Nick to be completely subtle about noticing it. Hopefully they aren't in motion when it happens, or Nick's liable to walk into a door. I hope he doesn't play poker.
On the bright side, this episode was leagues better than the others. I can only hope that the rest of the season follows the same path, because it would be really hard to return to the dull procedural filler after finally getting some meat and potatoes.