On the upside, that means he's still going to run, though, which is nice to know. And which also means, to keep him in the show, some more stuff has to link him to the conspiracy. Which it will, since the highest people we know in that conspiracy are still Ben and the Mayor.
Nilsson: "Linden, I know you're not stopping me in some parking garage for a conspiracy meeting after dropping my name at Richmond's door. You have got to cut that shit out. If I'd known you were playing Deep Throat I'd have worn a trenchcoat, you obsessive freak. Some of us actually have lives beyond obsessively trying to solve murders that already got solved."
Linden: "More like I'm Orpheus. But listen, those bridge photos were faked and I can prove it."
Nilsson: "So you want me to drop the charges, reopen the case, put my neck on the line for a conspiracy that goes farther up than we're even sure about yet...?"
Linden: "Yeah, is that a problem? I don't really understand your human world."
Nilsson: "Uh, can you give me some reasons to actually believe you?"
Linden: "Yes, I will send you things. Goodbye."
Nilsson: "You are supposed to say thank you!"
Linden, and to her credit it's very cute, just kind of shrugs with a half smile, because of course she was supposed to say that. And, to both their credit, Christina just shakes her head with a sort of rueful affection about how Linden ... constantly is.
Mayor: "Oh, does your face hurt from where you endangered our whole conspiracy for a pointless fight with that wormy kid?"
Abani: "Yeah, you go ahead and fire me. I dare you."
Mayor: "Because we are so close, man!"
While Jamie continues to avoid calls updating him on Darren's status, Stan overhears the boys discussing their need for homemade weapons, in light of his continued failures as a man, husband and father. Finally, he decides that the most powerful choice he can choose is to go back to the police station and whine at whoever is around... Which ends up being Holder, despite Holder's attempts to avoid him.