Selena and her staff attempt to cope with a full-blown crisis.
While Dan tries to play both sides of the Selina/Danny Chung rivalry, the VP continues her plan.
During an interview with Janet Ryland, Selina is thrown by a 'gotcha' question, when she was just expecting a puff-piece.
With a budget deal with Congress unable to be agreed, the Federal government is shutdown, leading to Selina having to furlough some of her staff. Meanwhile, Danny Chung takes advantage of the situation, Selina’s ex-husband is the victim of a damaging leak and Jonah and Gary must perform an emergency trash retrieval.moreless
Important budget negotiations have to be cancelled due to an allergic reaction, while Gary and Amy are concerned when Selina starts to see her ex-husband.
While Dan attempts to learn how to charm the media and Ben argues with Kent over new intelligence, Selina finalizes a trade deal in Helsinki.
Selina's attempts to keep her staff happy are not helped when the White House releases an unflattering photograph. Meanwhile, Sue has an interview for a new job, Jonah gets awarded an executive parking space and Kent bonds with Mike.
While Sue is called to give evidence at a Congressional hearing, the Secretary of Defense and the Vice President lock horns at a Marine Corps base.
Selina travels to North Carolina and attends a pig roast and Dan decides to change his exercise regime by starting pilates.
While the Vice President's staff concentrate on changes in their personal lives, Selina sees a way to increase her influence.