Grayson brings up Freddy's son, mentioning his checkered past as well, and asks Frank to back off. Frank won't listen, though. "I won't leave one of my own bleeding on the field," Frank tells us.
Freddy and his son, Darnell, are walking to work when they're accosted by photographers. Darnell loses his cool and pulls a gun on one of the men, a bad move, as the photographer snaps a photo of Darnell holding the gun, with Freddy in the frame. This will damage Freddy's business deal, and could send Darnell back to prison for violating parole.
Grayson hires a model to pose for a photo similar to Claire's leaked shower shot. He and the model go on CNN, where Grayson posits the theory that the photo of Claire was a fake, and that Adam is lying.
Frank gets word of Darnell's incident and wants to visit Freddy. "Freddy is dangerous, because you care too much," Claire warns him. "When we care too much, it blinds us." Frank reluctantly agrees, but respects Freddy enough that he tells him in person that he'll have to distance himself from him. "With all that's going on, we can't add fuel to the fire," Frank explains.
Freddy tells Frank that he has to get out of business for financial reasons. His franchise deal fell through thanks to a morality clause, and the money that he'll get from selling his current location had to go to cover Darnell's bond. Frank offers to front Freddy the money to stay in business, but he declines. "I ain't taking your guilt money," Freddy tells him. "You was a good customer, that's it. You ain't gotta pretend to be my friend."
"Do you think I'm a hypocrite? Well, you should," Frank tells us. "The road to power is paved with hypocrisy... and casualties. Never regret."
Adam travels to Washington to meet with the Underwoods. He explains that he turned on them to protect his fiancee's father, and balks at Frank's suggestion that he could help rectify that situation, as long as Adam plays along. "Because of you, I will always be the man who placed her father in danger. I can never erase that," Adam says. "I'm sorry I ever met you. All you've ever done is cause me pain," he tells Claire. "We're giving you an out, Adam. And if you choose not to take it, I will bury you," Claire replies. Adam has no choice but to play ball.
Remy tries to reach Adam, but learns that Frank has already used Cathy Durant to take away most of Tusk's leverage. "You know, I hired you to destroy Frank. You're failing," Tusk tells Remy. "I'm your lobbyist, not your henchman," Remy says. Tusk tells him to find a solution, quickly.
With Adam making a public statement, saying that the photo leaks were nothing more than a publicity stunt, life for the Underwoods is set to return to normal. Frank tells Doug that he wants to hit back at Tusk for trying to ruin him. "I want him obliterated," he says. "More than that. Let's make him suffer," Claire adds.
"I don't know whether to be proud or terrified," Frank tells us. "Perhaps both."