They head to a local park to speak with one of the women named Meg. She insists he's a good, noble, generous man who is afflicted with a deep sadness. She thinks Richmond's ability to compartmentalize his grief is what makes him a great leader. I think it's what allows him to want to drown women. Linden asks why she resigned as Richmond's campaign adviser. Meg chokes up as she says it hurt too much to stay, then runs off.
Elsewhere, Stan makes a truly unadvisable visit to Bennet Ahmed's hospital bedside. He lingers but a second before heading out, where he spots Amber struggling with the vending machine. He helps her retrieve the snack she's bought, and comforts her when she starts to cry. He promises her that having a child is the greatest thing that will ever happen to her. She asks how many kids he has. He pauses, then says, "Three... I got three children." She says he must be a wonderful dad. He backs away, telling her good luck, before he too dissolves into tears. And neither of them is any the wiser to whom they've just spoken.
Meanwhile, Mitch watches her mother and Terry playing with the boys at the beach. She lingers taking in their carefree happiness, then purposely, consciously walks away.
Later that morning, Linden strikes out with another gas station owner along the route near the campaign parking lot. Holder realizes that it's unlikely that Richmond would have filled up anywhere near there since the tank was more than half full. He guesses that Richmond filled up just south of Desolation Bridge. As it happens, Holder knows of a gas station past the bridge that's just five miles from the park where Rosie's body was found.
Gwen returns to campaign headquarters to find Mistress Meg there. She tells Gwen that the police questioned her about her relationship and seemed adamant that Richmond is guilty of something. Gwen says coldly that his former indiscretions have nothing to do with where he is now. Meg stifles a weary laugh: "Former?" Gwen tells her to leave, and she obliges. But before she gets all the way out the door, she tells Gwen not to take things too hard because, "No one can compete with a dead woman."