Meanwhile, Reggie brings Linden a cup of coffee. Linden says Rick is refusing to return her calls, but Reggie is more concerned with how the investigation is affecting Jack. Linden insists she is resolved to quit the force, move to Sonoma, and be a steady presence in Jack and Rick's lives -- she just has to wrap up this case first. Reggie says her words are echoing what happened on the last case when she nearly lost custody of Jack. Just then, Jack pops out of the boat to ask what they're talking about. Reggie brushes him off, telling him to go inside while they finish up their conversation. Practically thumbing her nose, Linden asks Jack when his friend's party is. He says it's going on right now, so Linden jumps at the chance to take him to the party and cut off her conversation with Reggie.
She drops Jack at the paint ball range for his party and apologizes for all the changing plans he's had to endure. Like a typical teenager, he's too distracted by a nemesis to notice what she's saying, and he hops out of the car nonchalantly without much chat. She looks at the kids and smiles, then looks at the parents and sees in them a vision of what she hopes to achieve in Sonoma. But for now she's still in Seattle. She looks at the Qur'an she took from the Ahmeds' house and calls Holder. She avoids any chances of telling him that she's still in the city as he tells her their boss has nixed their warrant to search the Ahmeds'. While he's getting his cocky patter on, Linden notices Jack's rival picking on him. Holder inevitably takes the conversation to his usual faux flirty place, she drops the phone and gets out of the car, leaving him hanging. She takes Jack aside and shows him how to aim and fire a gun. She sends him back to the field and is smug when he scores a direct hit on one of his opponents.
Linden heads to the SPD to talk to her boss about the warrant being tossed. In addition to the witness being undependable, he's unhappy that Ahmed's involvement in the case leaked. He asked what else Linden has to make it worth his while to reinstate the warrant. She tells him about Amber's placenta previa, which prevents Bennet's wife from lifting things, and that she has a lead on a friend of Bennet's named Mohammed. She thinks maybe Mohammed let in Rosie on Friday night and that he might be willing to flip on Ahmed if they find him and put him under enough pressure. As she walks out, she mentions that Stan used to be in cahoots with the local Polish mafia and says it's worth following up on, if only to rule that angle out. At that moment, Holder walks in, shocked to find Linden. He tells her he doesn't care what her commitment issues are because now she's messing with his career. She tells him she's got a lead, and he can either come with her or not.