Cyrus realizes that his husband lied to him about visiting his parents awhile back. This leads him to believe James is having an affair. Olivia assures him that he’ll always have her. Cyrus warns that she’s to never give up hope that Fitz will find his way back to her. Still, Olivia must take part in possible funeral plans should the president die. In other news, Charlie lets Cyrus know that James isn’t cheating on him. He is, however, having chats with David Rosen. Cyrus also discovers that James has been to Defiance, Ohio.
Cyrus surprises James with a fancy dinner. It’s to make a grand announcement that he’s made arrangements to adopt a baby. James is thrilled. He doesn’t think twice about his husband’s request that he quit his job to stay home with their new baby. Charlie lets Cyrus know that his plan worked. James is now spending time shopping at baby stores. What Cy doesn’t know is that his husband is hip to his game. James is still covertly working to possibly bring down an entire presidential administration. He hands over the voting machine memory card to David, who is later shocked to find Abby in his apartment. No words are spoken as they make love. No words are spoken when she leaves him alone after they are done.
Hollis Doyle is looking to make nice with his new president. That’s why he hands Sally Langston a file on Verna Thornton. It’s her medical records. Sally uses this information as leverage to get Verna to resign from the Supreme Court. She’ll destroy her legacy if the ailing Justice doesn’t play ball. Verna later lets Olivia know that the red hoodie man she’s been seeing in the sketches looks a lot like Huck. She later meets with Sally with her resignation letter in one hand and the name of the person who shot Fitz in the other. It’s up to the current sitting president to decide which envelope she’d rather accept.
Back at the office, Olivia assures Huck that they’ll find Becky. Quinn can’t be a part of what’s happening. She moves to leave but is frozen in her tracks when a dozen government agents silently enter the area. They are looking for Huck, who is taken away in handcuffs. The agent in charge lets Olivia know that her colleague is being held under the Patriot Act. We now know which envelope Sally Langston accepted.