In the final episode of the mini-series,Garcetti hinders Elaine's plan to resign and Douglas decides to come clean about his betrayal.
Elaine's attention is torn between catering to T.J. and a Chinese submarine rescue mission. She also makes a deal with Susan allowing her unlimited access to the rescue mission in exchange for her discretion about T.J.
T.J. recounts the events that lead up to his suicide attempt while dealing with his family's lack of interest in his club opening. Douglas struggles to cope with his betrayal and meanwhile, Elaine has a diplomatic crisis on her hands upon her return from overseas.
Susan shares a secret story with Alex, the men of the Hammond family visit a pollster while on a fishing trip, and Garcetti sets a plan in motion that will cause conflict between Elaine and her lifelong mentor.
Douglas discovers Elaine has plans to run for office again as T.J. revisits his old habits and hits rock bottom. Elaine has Bud negotiate for the lives of Iranian hostages, placing him back into the spotlight.
In this series opener, the US Secretary of State tries to protect a shocking family secret all the while dealing with an Iranian hostage crisis.