I started getting numb to the absurdities halfway through the episode, but the fact that Bennett Ahmed's wife had NO IDEA who she was talking to was some particularly inspired bullshit.
And I know its redundant to keep talking about the terrible police work, but now they've gone from being shitty cops to actually celebrating their shittiness. That scene in the garage where Linden discovers there's more gas in the tank than was noted -- information that would have been available to her since DAY ONE -- and she starts grinning and puffing out her chest. Dear lord. Just awful.
So are we supposed to think that Holder legitimately tried to frame Richmond and didn't think anyone would follow-up to make sure those traffic pictures were real? Or are we supposed to think that Holder would throw his entire career away just for the sake of embarrassing Richmond for a day? Because either way it's pretty retarded.
But I do like that Holder's plot to frame Richmond went something like "we'll ignore that the girl was found in one of his cars, basically drop him as a suspect, chase after janitors and teachers and terrorists, then magically dumb-luck our way back to Richmond, at which time I will lower the boom on him". He is to framing what Linden is to investigating.