While in Washington, DC about a possible job, Hope almost cheats on Michael with John Dunaway.
Michael is given more responsibility at DAA, causing friction between him and Elliot. Hope also has to take some responsibility with the anti-incinerator campaign.
Michael crosses swords with the creative director at DAA. Hope gets more involved with her environmental project.
Ellyn takes steps toward starting an affair with Jeffrey Milgrom. Hope begins work on an environmental project. Ellyn and Hope's present-day relationship is compared to the one they had in high school.