Jack seems to have accepted that, and tells the feds they can't have the paperwork. They have a very polite pissing match until one of them tells Jack they've read the blogs and know what's up, that he's the governor's puppet. He just sends them on their way. But...they aren't wrong. He then goes to make things right, and gives Cutter and Connie Tom's name for their witness list, just telling them not to give it to the defense until they know it will help the case. Connie goggles at the guv's name, and Cutter tells him "apology accepted." Jack is just sick that he tried to talk to him and let sentiment cloud his judgment. Cutter's confused, though, since Jack wouldn't give the feds the tapes. Jack goes vengeful -- he tells Cutter he wants to be the one to take Tom down.
That night, Tom follows Jack home to demand to know why he just got a subpoena. Jack tells him that he told Cutter to do it, and that he gave Tom a chance to talk to his family. Tom starts to sound a little psycho as he growls that his private life is no one's business, but Jack just tells him he has ten days. He also won't listen to Tom's threats about how he's only D.A. now because of his support: "I would rather be an unemployed lawyer than a well-fed pet." Tom turns to leave and says he had high hopes for Jack, which makes Jack snap. He yells that he had high hopes for Tom, he trusted him, and how could he do this to the people that worked for him? He tells him sadly, losing his fire, that he respected him. Suddenly this has the slightly uncomfortable air of a lover's quarrel.
At the trial, Suzanne testifies that Frank had come to her about coming into the family business, and that he was afraid to tell their father. She agreed to speak to Edgar with him, but Edgar was really hard on him. Eventually, though, he said Frank could do it if it was okay with Madison. Frank's lawyer has her admit that Madison wasn't thrilled but he didn't object, and throws out that the idea he was sabotaging Frank is pure speculation, withdrawing it but driving it into the jury's mind like any good lawyer. Cutter then gets her to say that she wouldn't have welcomed Frank back if she knew he was running an escort service.
Rita, Tom's wife, shows up at Jack's office and asks Jack to lay off for the sake of their young sons. She promises Tom won't run for reelection and that they'll retire from public life, but Jack tells her he can't. Rita admits she wants to punch Tom, but that she won't be the wife who publicly stands by her man while he grovels for forgiveness: "I won't be humiliated." Jack feels for her, but the show still hasn't changed his mind. The ominous music says that this might be a bad move on his part.