Day 9 starts with a thrashing of Linden and Holder by their boss. Linden takes the blame for Holder's wire tap, but the boss doesn't care who came up with the idea, he cares that it could have compromised their whole case. Linden thinks they can do a run-around and get the telephone to release Muhammed's number, but the boss is implacable: "I asked you to stay here this week to solve this case, not ruin my career." With that, Linden and Holder walk out with their tails between their legs.
Ahmed abode. Bennet idly threatens to sue the police for harassment as he gets ready to go to school. He quickly switches to suggesting they try out a new Chinese place for dinner. As he walks to the next room, Amber checks his phone and finds Muhammed's number. The phone rings just as she is writing down the number, and Bennet appears in the room suddenly. He takes the phone call and walks away so she can't hear what he's saying.
Richmond HQ. Gwen and Jamie strategize how to work around Adams' latest volley. Jamie wants to dive further deep into the mud and try to flip Adams' doctor. Richmond walks in, wondering how their gambit has affected Adams' numbers. Alas, it looks like his support is the only thing slipping away. As Adams predicted, the machinists are thinking about backing out of supporting Richmond, as are the Somalis in the wake of anti-Muslim vandalism. Richmond admits he made a mistake listening to Jamie and deserves what he gets. The Somali Muslims, however, do not. He declares the mud-slinging over.
Larsen home. Terry tells Mitch she found some of Rosie's textbooks in her car. She was planning to drop them off at school on the way to work, but Mitch volunteers to take them. She immediately pores over the books, looking proudly at an assignment on which Rosie got an A.
Meanwhile, Amber calls Linden but gets cold feet.