Around 2:30 a.m. Gillooly called Eckardt back from the Westin lobby. Eckardt had not been able to get in touch with Derrick. Gillooly took that to mean that Derrick was already in custody. He told Eckardt to keep trying and went up to Harding's room and went to sleep.
As Gillooly tells it, he woke up in the middle of the night. He had remembered something. There was a Derrick who worked at the ice rink where Harding trained. It gave him an idea, and he reached over to awaken Harding.
"When the FBI asks you who Derrick is, you should say. You mean Derrick at the ice rink?" Gillooly said. "Then I'll say, That's where I heard that name before."
Harding, Gillooly says, agreed to do it.
According to Gillooly, Harding then said in a tentative voice, "We're never going to get out of here, are we?"
Gillooly lay still for a moment, closing his eyes, and sighed before he answered, "It does not look good."