Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Washington lawyer Bob Bennett calls James Carville to tell him that Richard Bergstrom is going through a difficult time, and will only communicate with Carville through him. Bennett also warns Carville to be careful to whom he talks. Carville appears on Crossfire with Tucker Carlson, who warns him just before airtime that they're going to have to discuss the investigation of Bergstrom Lowell. Maggie (Mary McCormack) and Tommy (John Slattery) discuss the energy bill with Senator Chuck Grassley, who warns them that the bill won't pass the Senate unless it includes tax incentives for renewable fuels. Maggie later tells Mary Matalin that she's stressed out about the investigation, and is thinking of leaving the firm. Matalin tries to reassure her. Francisco (Roger Guenveur Smith) meets with Donna Brazile, who warns him to watch his back because the "white boys are not going to protect you." Carville and his lawyer, Howard Gutman, go to the Justice Department to answer questions, and Carville is disturbed to see Francisco on his way out. The interrogation reaches a premature end, at Gutman's insistence, when the investigator, Michael E. Horowitz, begins asking Carville specific questions involving a money transaction between Bergstrom Lowell and the Council for Middle East Progress.