While every commercial break is a balm for the soul, we eventually come back to Deacon trying to attack Cole and Gunnar holding him back. Cole makes Deacon look at a shaking Scarlett. Deacon apologizes, and Cole tells Gunnar to get Scarlett out even though she doesn't want to leave her uncle. When they are alone, Cole pushes a panting Deacon into a chair. Neither of them wants to talk, but Cole says that he's not leaving.
Tandy then walks into Lamar's office to see him and Smithers looking at plans for the baseball stadium. It turns out Smithers (who maybe was the leak to the feds?) thinks that it's still viable. Also, Smithers has gotten a promotion, given that his vision is more "in line" with Lamar's. Tandy sees this for what it is -- a demotion -- which I guess is what happens after a failed coup attempt. Lamar explains that she's not getting demoted -- Smithers has now just been promoted above her. Tandy tells him not to bother because she quits. Lamar is all, "Wha???" and Tandy tells him that she's just his daughter now, and apparently he can only stay on good terms with one of them at a time. Couch Baron theorized that this was a shout-out, though it seems more like a statement of obvious truth to me. But I'll take it! Meanwhile, I sure do hope they find something more interesting for Tandy to do next season.
The police detective from the beginning of the episode visits Juliette at home to tell her that the officers investigating the murder-suicide crime scene found a mangled SD card in the garbage disposal. They couldn't pull any data off the card, and he asks Juliette if she has any idea what would be on it. She says no, and the detective tells her that she can have the SD card as well as Jolene's apartment since they're done processing the crime scene. He leaves, and Emily brings Juliette a letter that she got in the mail... from Jolene. Juliette starts to read it, and gives a little cry as she says that her mother was protecting her. Well, duh. What is it about all the characters on this show that they can't figure out context clues? She starts to read the letter aloud, and it says that Jolene wanted to take the blame and the scandal away from Juliette, who deserves to be clean and free. Juliette cries and shakes as she says that Jolene did it on purpose, to save her. Does no one realize that this was, in fact, the most stupid thing of all and that a sex tape is like a four out of ten on the really bad scandal scale? I still maintain that it rates way lower than anything involving a murder-suicide.