Outside, Linden rationalizes that, if Rosie was having a secret affair, it would explain the fancy shoes she had. Also, the key they found on her, which didn't go to her locker. Nor, however, did they find a lockbox or any clues in her bedroom as to where she might have stashed love letters from her secret boyfriend. Holder says he'll talk to the Larsens, but Linden says she already has a plan to meet them at the station later that day. Holder finally lets out some of his anger at being virtually shut out of the case. Yet, when Linden asks if there's a problem, he shrinks back in deference. She spots the 108 bus behind them and tells Holder that it doesn't go through Rosie's neighborhood. Therefore, she must have been sneaking out to meet up with her boyfriend. She tells Holder to catch the bus and follow up on any leads he finds there.
Gwen meets with her father, who expresses his condolence about "the dead girl." In nearly the same breath, he says, "I've been at this a lot longer than you have, Gwyneth. Maybe it's time for you to admit you've bet on the wrong horse." She insists she knows what she's doing, then asks the senator to set up a meeting with Tom Drexler. He thinks it's interesting that Gwen's working behind Richmond's back, that maybe she's better at the political game than he thought. She says she's doing things her way. "Your way?" he asks. "Is that what you call sleeping with your candidate?"
SPD. Linden works with the Larsens to arrange the transfer of the body from the coroner to the funeral parlor. She pulls out the bag of Rosie's belongings and asks if they recognize any of the items. She mentions that Rosie may have been seeing someone older, but they can't believe it. Says Mitch, "My daughter's not like that. You don't know her... you don't know anything about her." Too true. Linden gets a call from Reggie and steps out of the room. At that exact moment, a door is left open, and the Larsens get a view of Rosie's horrifying autopsy photos. They detail the clear signs of a struggle -- how she ripped off her nails, the rope burns on her wrists, the busted blood vessels in her eyes. In short, when Linden said Rosie didn't suffer, she lied.
Richmond and Gwen hit up Drexler's apartment for a cocktail party. Richmond is already wary because he thought he was getting a one-on-one with the young, cocky billionaire. Then he sees Adams, who is ready to schmooze with the best of them. Through their strained conversation, Adams makes it clear that he, too, knows about Gwen and Richmond's relationship, not to mention Jamie's possible part in the leak. He smugs, "In this racket, it's a miracle to find someone you can really trust." At that, Drexler notices the two candidates exchanging barbs and decides to throw in a few of his own. He makes it clear that Adams is a snake in the grass, then throws a few derisive Obama references Richmond's way. He challenges the two hopefuls to forego the election and play a game of pick-up basketball to determine who'll become mayor. Richmond classily declines, and Drexler smugly lets the conversation drop.