Richmond HQ. Gwen and Jamie are watching a news report about the mosque's ties to terrorism and Ahmed as Richmond enters, quizzing them: "Why was Cicero overthrown?" Gwen ventures it was because he failed to foresee an alliance between Mark Antony and Caesar's heir Octavian. Richmond puts it down to arrogance, which he thinks will also be the undoing of Mayor Adams. Richmond is convinced they can stay in the race if they play their cards right. He proposes a two-pronged approach: First, fight for the Seattle All-Stars using legal means. Gwen says the press will eat up this sort of head-to-head fight. Richmond is well aware, and that brings up his second plan of action -- attack Adams with a new set of ads that dredge up old scandals. Richmond says he's prepared to borrow money from his parents if necessary. He says with no small amount of swagger (a refreshing change), "If Adams wants to play dirty, he best like the taste of mud." Jamie thinks it won't be enough in light of the campaign's new perceived connection to Islamic terrorists. He thinks they're going to have to get really aggressive and suggests they use a private investigator to dig up some new dirt. Richmond okays it but forbids Jamie from mounting any personal attacks.
Meanwhile, Linden walks into the SPD and sees Holder rendezvousing with the same guy who handed him a thick wad of cash some days back. This time, Holder is slipping the guy a slip of paper.
She heads inside, where droves of Feds are liquidating her office of all the files associated with Rosie's case. Her boss calls her aside and asks, "What the hell is this?" He hands her the newspaper with the top headline that reads "Crime Scene Photos Reveal Teen Girl's Gruesome Murder." There's a shot of Richmond's Town Car being pulled out of the water. The boss is irate that yet another leak in the investigation has sprung, putting him under even more pressure from the feds, campaigns, and media. Linden says weakly, "Maybe the Feds released it." As her boss is reminding her how many leaks there have been, she looks warily over at Holder. Sarah says the techs, Holder, and she were the only ones with access to the files. She promises to find the leak and plug it up. She shoots another wary glance at Holder before asking how he was transferred to the department in the first place. The boss says a higher-up called in a favor and wonders why she's asking. Linden says casually, "You'd want to know if you were stuck with him, right?" They head into a board room to be briefed by the Feds. Holder tries to slide in, but the boss practically slams the door in his face.