Ben and Jill continue their conversation. Even though Ben doesn't convince Jill to be his informant, he does get her to place a bug in the room next door to Smith's. (That means they'll be recording everything that happens.)
Jill puts the bug in an occupied room but removes it after three days. She thinks it's too risky to keep it in an occupied room.
When she returns the bug to Ben, he gives her a newspaper to read as well as the transcripts he got from the bug.
Anything juicy in the transcripts? You bet. At one point, General Secretary Douglas attempts to force Smith to sign a contract giving up his rights to Mars. Despite being a high ranking politician, Douglas lacks political finesse.
That night, Jill and Ben take a cab to dinner; it's what they do. Once in the cab, Ben drops a bomb: he thinks his apartment might be bugged.