Still reeling from the attack in Alaska, President Martinez reasserts control over the situation and his administration, counseled by Sterling and his Chief of Staff. Sophia learns the details of Thomas's murderous rampage. Thomas sets Sophia and Martinez further at odds. Elsewhere, Michael leaves Leila in safekeeping with a close friend, Diane Geller (guest star Gabrielle Carteris) while he goes on the hunt for Thomas. The NSA continues to decrypt the satellite transmission, hopefully before it's too late.