Verna lets Olivia know that she’s the one who turned in Huck. She also lets the other members of her secret group know that she believes Hollis Doyle is behind the shooting of the president. Huck is violently tortured with beatings and waterboarding, but he refuses to crack. David is shut down when he suggests that the Justice Department may be going too far. Huck finally agrees to talk once he realizes that Fitz may be alive. A video camera is set up. David confirms that the president is alive. Huck warns that this means he’s still in danger. Becky will be coming for him. She won’t stop until he’s dead.
Edison receives a copy of a letter stating that Fitz is asking to be reinstated as Commander in Chief. This has an emotional Olivia believing the president is finally awake. He’s not. Mellie forged his signature on the letters needed to initiate this process. She did so to stop Hollis from weaseling his way into the White House where he’s becoming best buds with Sally Langston. Speaking of the acting president, she receives news of Fitz’s miraculous recovery while trying to order a military operation on East Sudan. She doesn’t buy that he’s awake for once second.
Sally leaks the reinstatement letter news to the press so they can ask the hard questions she can’t. Olivia and her team work the problem. Harrison convinces a doctor to claim Fitz has made miraculous improvements. Technically, it’s not a lie. The same can’t be said about the statements they’re all claiming the president is making from his hospital bed. Abby breaks into Hollis Doyle’s office to find a burner phone that has been used to repeatedly call one number. It could be Becky’s number.
David lets Olivia know that Huck is being tortured. He also reveals that Fitz is still in danger. Olivia manages to convince Sally Langston that they’ve made a mistake. The order is given for Huck to be released immediately. Another order is given for the president to be moved to Camp David. Edison wants to see Fitz. That request is denied by Olivia. She doesn’t take too kindly to his threat of prosecuting her if she’s part of a cover-up. Olivia says goodbye to Edison, possibly for good.
Hollis lets Sally know that he’ll take care of the problem of Fitz being moved to a spot where it’ll be difficult to prove he’s incapacitated. He doesn’t say too much else, as that wouldn’t be prudent for the acting president’s safety net of plausible deniability. A short time later, Becky gets a call to return to her special line of work. At the hospital, Huck is given a map of the presidential motorcade route. He promises Olivia that he won’t let her down this time. Moments later, Olivia visits a still unconscious Fitz. She lies in his hospital bed to gently hold his body close to hers.