Scandal (2012–2018): Season 4, Episode 20 - First Lady Sings the Blues - full transcript

Those trying to take down B613 must take drastic measures to ensure their safety; the nation turns against Mellie, forcing Cyrus to come to her defense.

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[ YAWNS ]

[ SIGHS ]

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

JAKE? MAKE SOME NOISE FOR ME.
ANYTHING.

JAKE. COME ON.
MAKE SOME NOISE FOR ME.

[ INHALES SHARPLY,
BREATHES SHAKILY ]

OH, THEY GOT YOU.

[ Voice breaking ]
OHH, WE LET THEM GET YOU.

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

Huck: HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON?
QUINN!

[ GASPS ] JAKE'S DEAD.
[ SHELL CASING RATTLES ]



JAKE IS DEAD. THEY KILLED HIM.
AND HE'S DEAD.

I WAS MAKING COFFEE,
AND HE WAS JUST LAYING HERE.

STAB WOUNDS, CHEST, ABDOMEN,
BUT NO MAJOR ORGANS.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT ORGANS.
HUCK, THEY GOT HIM.

THEY GOT HIM HERE
IN O.P.A.,

WHICH MEANS THIS WAS A MESSAGE,
A PRESENT FROM LIV'S FATHER.

THEY'RE COMING FOR US,
FOR ALL OF US.

HE'S STILL WARM.

WARM ENOUGH?
SO WHAT?

YOU THINK THAT MEANS THEY MUST
HAVE JUST DONE THIS?

DO YOU THINK WHOEVER DID THIS
IS STILL HERE?

[ INHALES SHARPLY ]

WARM ENOUGH.

[ SCREAMING ]



[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

Olivia: WE'RE HERE.
KEEP PRESSING DOWN ON 'EM.

WHICH ONE? THERE ARE
A LOT OF STAB WOUNDS
HERE. THE BIG ONE?

EVERY ONE YOU CAN.
WHERE CAN WE TAKE HIM?

I'VE CALLED EVERY CONTACT I
KNOW, BUT THEY'VE ALL GHOSTED.

HOW LONG TILL
AN AMBULANCE GETS HERE?

THERE'S NOT GONNA BE
AN AMBULANCE.
WHAT?

HUCK, HE'S LOSING
A LOT OF BLOOD. HE
WON'T LAST LIKE THIS.

WHAT ABOUT CHARLIE?
YOU KNOW WHERE CHARLIE IS?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
DIALING 911.

I'M CALLING AN AMBULANCE
BECAUSE, IN AMERICA,

WE DON'T LET OUR FRIENDS
JUST BLEED OUT

ON SOME
CONFERENCE ROOM TABLE.

IF JAKE GOES TO A HOSPITAL,

A DIGITAL TRAIL IS CREATED
FROM AN MRI,

BILLING, A CHART,
OR EVEN JUST A SECURITY CAMERA,

AND THEN MY FATHER WILL FIND OUT
JAKE IS ALIVE.

MY FATHER WILL TRACK HIM
AND FIND HIM AND KILL HIM,

AND THEN HE WILL KILL ALL OF YOU
JUST TO TEACH ME A LESSON!

DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

DAVID,
TAKE OVER FOR QUINN.

YOU HAVE A WAY
TO GET TO CHARLIE?

THEN DO IT NOW.
GO!

[ GRUNTING ]

David: THIS IS IT?

Charlie:
WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING?
I DON'T KNOW --
SOMETHING STERILE,

SOMETHING
WITHOUT HUGE RATS.

WHERE'S THE DOCTOR?
HE'S COMING.

HE'S COMING?!

CHARLIE,
WE NEED HIM NOW.

HE'S COMING.
HE'LL BE HERE.

WHERE'S THE EQUIPMENT?
IT'S COMING.
IT'S ALL COMING.

YOU GUYS CALLED ME
10 MINUTES AGO.

ARE YOU GOOD?
HUCK?

CHARLIE AND QUINN HAVE THIS
UNTIL THE DOCTOR GETS HERE.

I GOT TO GO.
HUCK!

KIM AND JAVI.
HE'S WORRIED ABOUT HIS FAMILY.

IF COMMAND WENT AFTER JAKE, KIM
AND JAVI ARE OUT IN THE OPEN.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?!
I DON'T KNOW. CHARLIE?

I CAN PLUG THE HOLES,
BUT OUT IN THE FIELD,

YOU PATCH AN AGENT UP,
YOU FIND A SAFE HOUSE,

AND YOU CALL FOR A DOC.

WHERE IS THE DOCTOR?

HE'S COMING.
THE DOCTOR IS COMING.

[ GRUNTING ]

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

[ CROWD CHANTING "MELLIE!" ]

TAKE YOUR TIME
WORKING THE ROPE LINE.

WE PUSHED A BABY AND HER DAD
TO THE FRONT.

DON'T MISS THEM.

All: AWWW!
HI, LITTLE BABY.

WHEN YOU REACH THE PRESS,

MAKE YOUR STATEMENT ABOUT
JOB NUMBERS, THEN --

THE FIRST QUESTION
GOES TO JULIA.

THE QUESTION,
THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS.

JULIA?

MRS. GRANT,
YOU ALREADY HAVE A JOB.

"HOW DO YOU EXPECT
TO BE FIRST LADY

AND SENATOR FOR VIRGINIA
AT THE SAME TIME?"

AND YOU'LL STICK TO THE RESPONSE
WE'VE PRACTICED, WORD FOR WORD.

WE'VE TESTED IT ACROSS
A SPECTRUM OF LIKELY VOTERS --

MEN, WOMEN, YOUNG, OLD.
IT WORKS.

IT IS AN ABSOLUTE HONOR TO SERVE
AS THE NATION'S FIRST LADY,

BUT LET'S BE HONEST --
IT'S A PRIVILEGE, NOT A JOB.

TO CALL IT HARD WORK
WOULD BE AN INSULT

TO THE HARDWORKING PEOPLE
OF VIRGINIA.

AND IF THEY CHOOSE TO ELECT ME
TO THE SENATE,

I WILL CONTINUE MY SERVICE
TO MY COUNTRY

BY WORKING AS HARD
FOR VIRGINIANS

AS THEY DO
FOR THEIR OWN FAMILIES.

WELL, WELL, WELL.

WHAT IS THERE TO SAY
OTHER THAN "BRAVO"?

ANOTHER FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE
BY MELLIE GRANT.

HOW INSULTING.

"NOT A JOB," SHE SAYS
OF BEING FIRST LADY.

WHAT OF HER STAFF OF 25

EARNING OVER $2 MILLION
IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS A YEAR?

WHAT OF HER ANNUAL BUDGET
OF $2.5 MILLION?

IS THAT MONOPOLY MONEY
OR TAXPAYER MONEY SHE USES

TO TRAVEL THE GLOBE
AND ENTERTAIN WORLD LEADERS

WITH LAVISH DINNERS
AND CONCERTS?

WAS HER PROGRAM TO VACCINATE OUR
NATION'S CHILDREN JUST A HOBBY?

ONE THAT CAN EASILY BE ABANDONED

WHEN OPPORTUNITY FOR HER
PERSONAL ADVANCEMENT ARISES?

HOW DEEPLY INSULTING.

NOT JUST TO OUR INTELLIGENCE --

TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA

AND TO ALL OF THE GRACIOUS
AND PATRIOTIC FIRST LADIES

WHO QUIETLY AND PROUDLY SERVED
OUR GREAT NATION BEFORE HER.

AND WHILE I MAY NOT
BE A LEGAL SCHOLAR,

DOES IT SIT RIGHT WITH YOU,
LOVER OF LIBERTY,

TO HAVE A MEMBER
OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

SHARE A BED WITH THE HEAD
OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH?

IS IT ILLEGAL OR JUST
VOMIT-INDUCING?

I THINK WE DESERVE ANSWERS.

SO MUCH FOR TESTING.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

OKAY. HUCK'S BACK.

EVERYTHING OKAY
WITH YOUR FAMILY?

HOW IS HE?

NOT GOOD.

THEY'RE HERE.

FINALLY.
GANG, ILYA.
ILYA...

WE'VE BEEN WAITING
OVER AN HOUR.

[ Russian accent ]
WELL, I HAD OTHER THINGS.

HE'S DYING!

OH,
SOMEBODY ALWAYS DYING.

OUT OF THE WAY.

YEAH, HE IS DYING.

NEED SURGERY.

MANY SURGERY.

[ SPEAKS RUSSIAN ]

[ SPEAKS RUSSIAN ]

[ SPEAKS RUSSIAN ]

AH! FIXER, HUH?

PRESIDENT'S BUDDY.

YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN GOOD.

CAN YOU SAVE HIM?

MAYBE, YES.

ILYA'S BEING MODEST.

I WAS LEFT FOR DEAD
IN A CARACAS SLUM.

WOKE UP WITH A NEW/USED KIDNEY,
PEEING LIKE A CHAMP.

GREAT. HOW ABOUT WE STOP
CHATTING AND GET STARTED?

FIRST, PAYMENT.
THEN SURGERY.

HOW MUCH?

NO MONEY. NO. FAVOR.

WHAT KIND OF FAVOR?
WE DON'T DO FAVORS.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?
YOU HELP MY FRIEND,

I HELP YOURS.
WHO'S YOUR FRIEND?

KGB, RETIRED.

NAME BLACK SABLE.

YOU KNOW BLACK SABLE?

Huck: NOTORIOUS ASSASSIN,
ASSUMED DEAD.

CIA LOST A LOT OF GOOD AGENTS
UNDER HER REIGN OF TERROR.

WHAT DOES SHE WANT?

SHE HAS NEW MISSION,
NEEDS HELP.

WHAT'S THE MISSION?

[ Chuckling ]
I DON'T ASK.

UH, IMPOLITE.
AND DANGEROUS.

I CAN'T HELP
A KGB ASSASSIN.

HOW ABOUT WE PAY YOU?
ANYTHING.

DON'T NEED MONEY.
NEED FAVOR.

[ COUGHING ]
AAH!

BAD SIGN.

DON'T JUST --

DO SOMETHING!

YOU HELP MY FRIEND,
I HELP YOURS.

OKAY.
JUST HELP HIM.

WE HAVE DEAL?
DEAL!

I NEED EVERYTHING UNLOADED
FROM MY VAN.

ALL THE EQUIPMENT.
QUICKLY!

AND A BUCKET OF WATER!

CLEAN, IF YOU HAVE!

NOW, YOU, SCARED MAN WITH
GLASSES, WE FLIP HIM OVER.

NOW. RIGHT NOW.

WE FLIP, HE SCREAM.

WE FLIP ANYWAY.

[ COUNTS IN RUSSIAN ]

[ SCREAMS ]

ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT
TO DO THIS?

WE HAVE NO CHOICE.
JAKE IS DYING.

I've worked
with Russian spies.

THEY'RE ALL COLD,
DEAD INSIDE.

NOTHING SCARES THEM BECAUSE
THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.

But get those Russian spies

telling stories
about Black Sable...

What?
Even they are scared
of Black Sable.

No one is more ruthless
than her, Liv.

No one is more dangerous.

[ DOORBELL CHIMES ]

[ SIGHS ]

CAN I HELP YOU?

I'M SORRY.

I THINK MAYBE WE HAVE
THE WRONG ADDRESS.

ILYA SENT YOU.
YOU'RE OLIVIA POPE, RIGHT?

YOU'RE AT THE RIGHT PLACE.

WHO'S AT THE DOOR?

OH! SOMEONE'S HERE TO SEE ME,
SWEETIE. [ CHUCKLES ]

YOU GUYS GO FINISH
THAT PUZZLE, OKAY?

MY GRANDKIDS.

YOU'RE BLACK SABLE?

THESE DAYS, IT'S MARY.

MARY PETERSON.

COME ON IN.
I JUST BAKED COOKIES.

GO AHEAD.
HAVE ANOTHER.

PRYANIKI.
RUSSIAN SPICE COOKIES.

I TELL MY GRANDKIDS
I HAD A NEIGHBOR GROWING UP

WHO USED TO
MAKE THEM FOR ME.

THEY THINK NANA'S
FROM WISCONSIN.

MUST BE INTERESTING,
LYING TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW,

INCLUDING YOUR OWN FAMILY.

GROWING UP, WE WERE POOR.
REALLY POOR.

NOT AMERICAN POOR.

MY LITTLE BROTHER
STARVED TO DEATH

BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE
ENOUGH FOOD.

THAT KIND OF POOR.
RUSSIAN POOR.

THE KGB WERE RECRUITING,
AND IT TURNED OUT I WAS GIFTED.

I HAD THE EYE OF A SNIPER,
AND I WOULD KILL ANYTHING

WITH MY BARE HANDS
WITHOUT ASKING QUESTIONS.

THEY SAID I'D HAVE
ALL THE FOOD I WANTED,

A WARM BED TO SLEEP IN,
SHOES.

I'D HAVE SHOES.

ALL I HAD TO DO
WAS LEARN ENGLISH,

GO TO AMERICA,
AND MURDER PEOPLE WHEN ORDERED.

WHY WOULD I SAY NO TO THAT?

IT WAS THE GREATEST THING
THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.

EXCEPT IT WASN'T.

EXCEPT IT WASN'T.
I COULD NEVER GO HOME AGAIN.

I TRIED ONCE,
TO SEE MY MOTHER.

THEY SHOT HER, SO...

ANYWAY, I DID MY JOB.

WHY DID YOU QUIT?

HOW DID YOU GET THEM
TO LET YOU QUIT?

I DIDN'T.
THE WORLD CHANGED.

THE SOVIET UNION IS GONE.
NO MORE KGB.

THE PEOPLE TELLING ME
WHO TO KILL

STOPPED TELLING ME
WHO TO KILL.

NOT TO SAY
THAT I WASN'T GLAD.

I HAD A HUSBAND.
I GOT TO HAVE A BABY, A FAMILY.

I MADE FRIENDS.
I LET ALL OF IT GO.

ASIDE FROM MY COOKIES,
I'M AMERICAN NOW.

UNTIL YESTERDAY MORNING,
I THOUGHT MY PAST WAS BEHIND ME.

WHAT HAPPENED
YESTERDAY MORNING?

I FOUND THIS
UNDER MY WINDSHIELD WIPER.

IT'S A DEAD DROP
FOR LATER TODAY.

AND YOU DON'T KNOW
WHO WROTE THIS?

I HAVEN'T HAD A HANDLER
IN 27 YEARS.

WHAT IF YOU JUST IGNORED IT?

YOU IGNORE A JOB, TRY TO RUN,
TRY TO GET OUT, THEY KILL YOU.

EVERYONE WAS ALWAYS
VERY CLEAR ON THAT.

PUTIN'S HIT
THE RESTART BUTTON.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

MELLIE GRANT
TO SENATOR GRANT?

NOT SO FAST,
SAY MOST AMERICANS...

WHEN ASKED WHETHER IT'S
A CONFLICT OF INTEREST

FOR A SENATOR TO BE SLEEPING
WITH THE PRESIDENT,

POLLS SHOW PEOPLE
SEE IT AS A PROBLEM.

THE FIRST LADY CLEARLY
HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

TO CONVINCE THE COUNTRY
THAT BY RUNNING FOR SENATE,

SHE'S NOT ABANDONING THE JOB
SHE ALREADY HAS.

I WANT A SIT-DOWN
WITH HER.

NO.
Fitz: WHY NOT?

MELLIE CAN GO TOE-TO-TOE
WITH SALLY.

I CAN TAKE SALLY
ONE-ON-ONE.

YOU'LL LOOK DEFENSIVE.

I AM DEFENSIVE!
SHE IS ATTACKING ME!

FIRST LADY IS NOT A JOB --
IT'S A TITLE!

IS GRAND MARSHALL A JOB?

NO.
NO, IT IS NOT.

NO, IT IS NOT,

BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT

WE WANT TO BE MAKING
RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW, WE NEED TO ADDRESS
THE VERY REAL CONCERN

THAT YOU ARE TOO CLOSE
TO THE PRESIDENT.

I AM MARRIED
TO THE PRESIDENT!

I WANT TO HEAR
WHAT ABBY HAS TO SAY.

OH, WELL, I DON'T --
THIS ISN'T MY AREA.

I'M JUST LISTENING
FOR TALKING POINTS.

ABBY.

MA'AM,
RIGHT NOW BEING MARRIED

TO THE PRESIDENT
IS A LIABILITY.

YOU NEED TO DISTANCE YOURSELF
FROM YOUR HUSBAND.

YOU NEED TO REASSURE VOTERS
THAT YOU ARE INDEPENDENT,

THAT YOU MAKE
YOUR OWN DECISIONS,

THAT THE TWO OF YOU
DON'T WORK TOGETHER,

EVEN THOUGH
YOU LIVE TOGETHER.

WE NEED TO TELL THE WORLD
WE LEAD SEPARATE LIVES.

ALSO, SALLY IS SUGGESTING

THAT THERE IS A LEGAL ISSUE
WITH YOU RUNNING FOR SENATE

WHILE YOUR HUSBAND
IS PRESIDENT.

THERE'S NOT, IS THERE?
NO.

RIGHT?

HAS ANYBODY CHECKED?

[ SIGHS ]

ABBY: We need you
in the White House.

I CAN'T RIGHT NOW.

IT'S URGENT.
I can't. I'm...sick.

Sick with what?
I HAVE A SORE THROAT, ABBY.

YOU STAYED HOME
WITH A SORE THROAT?

IT'S BLEEDING.
What?

IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN.
IT COMES AND GOES.

THE BLEEDING COMES AND GOES?
It doesn't matter.

Why do you need me
in the White House?

WE NEED YOU TO WEIGH IN
ON WHETHER IT'S LEGAL

FOR SOMEONE TO RUN FOR SENATE
WHILE MARRIED TO THE PRESIDENT.

Well, uh, yes, it's legal,

but only because no one ever
considered the idea

THAT A FIRST LADY
WOULD EVER RUN FOR OFFICE.

I'M BETTING IF THEY HAD,
THERE'D BE A LAW ON THE BOOKS.

THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS
ALONE --

BUT IT IS LEGAL?
Yes.

BECAUSE NO ONE EVER IMAGINED
THAT A WOMAN

WOULD EVER GET AN IDEA
IN HER PRETTY, LITTLE
HEAD TO RUN FOR OFFICE.

YES, ABBY.
So, Mellie Grant's run
for Senate

IS LEGAL
BECAUSE OF MISOGYNY.

In this instance,
misogyny is our friend.

That's what you're saying?

NO, NO, I'M SAYING SOMETHING
LESS CONTROVERSIAL

AND LESS LIKELY TO GET
ME STONED TO DEATH BY
MY FEMINIST SISTERS.

I AM SAYING
THERE'S NO LEGAL ISSUE

with Mellie Grant's run
for Senate.

FINE.
I NEED YOU TO SAY THAT

TO EVERY REPORTER
I PUT IN YOUR PATH.

FINE.
JUST ROLL ME SOME CALLS.

[ SIGHS ]
HOW LONG ARE WE GONNA BE HERE?

NOT LONG.
COUPLE DAYS, MAYBE.

COUPLE OF DAYS?
I DID ONE OF THESE FOR 17 MONTHS
IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA.

CRAZY HOT.
DOCTOR HAD REAL SHAKY HANDS.

ANYWAY, THAT'S WORST CASE.

WE HAVE A GRAND JURY HEARING
ALL SET FOR TODAY.

NOT ANYMORE.
YOU HAVE TO POSTPONE IT.

YOUR FRIEND BOTH LUCKY
AND UNLUCKY.

KNIFE MISS MAJOR VESSELS --
LUCKY.

NOT MISS HIS LUNG --
UNLUCKY.

I HAVE TO DO SURGERY NOW.

FOR SURGERY,
I NEED MORE BLOOD.

WITHOUT MORE BLOOD,
WITHOUT SURGERY --

HE DIES.
CORRECT.

QUINN!

WE NEED BLOOD.

OKAY, THEN.
LET'S GO GET SOME BLOOD.

WAIT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN,
"LET'S GO GET SOME BLOOD"?

HEY --

? GET UP OFFA THAT THING ?

? AND DANCE TILL YOU,
SING IT NOW ?

? GET UP OFFA THAT THING ?

? AND DANCE TILL YOU
FEEL BETTER ?

WE ARE PLEASED NOW TO BE JOINED
BY ATTORNEY GENERAL DAVID ROSEN,

WHO HAS AGREED TO TALK TO US
ABOUT SOME OF THE LEGAL ISSUES

INVOLVED IN A MELLIE GRANT
SENATE CAMPAIGN.

MR. ROSEN?
MY PLEASURE, ASHLEY.

LET ME ASK YOU DIRECTLY --

CAN A FIRST LADY SERVE
AS A UNITED STATES SENATOR

WHILE HER HUSBAND
IS STILL PRESIDENT?

YES.

THIS IS REALLY A NON-ISSUE,
ASHLEY.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

Huck:
THE DROP'S HAPPENING.

IT'S MARY'S HANDLER.

He's leaving.
FOLLOW HIM.

We need a name
and a location.

ON IT.

ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3
OF THE CONSTITUTION

ESTABLISHES THREE QUALIFICATIONS
TO SERVE AS A U.S. SENATOR --

YOU HAVE TO BE
30 YEARS OLD,

you have to be a citizen of
the United States for 9 years,

and you have to be a resident
of the state you will represent.

That's it.

BLOOD!

BLOOD?

Uh, anyway, thank you.

THE DEPUTY UNDER THE SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE IS A RUSSIAN SPY?

HE WAS ONCE.

WE HAD AN AFFAIR ABOUT
A THOUSAND YEARS AGO.

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

[ CELLPHONE VIBRATES ]

YOU GOT SOMETHING?

HANDLER'S NAME
IS KOSTYA PASTERNAK.

HE OPERATES OUT OF A BUTCHER
SHOP ON "M" STREET.

? GET UP OFFA THAT THING ?

WHAT NOW?

I CUT HIM OPEN, CROSS FINGER,
HOPE HIS LUNG IS NOT TOO BAD,

AND THEN I SEW HIM BACK UP

AND PRAY HE DOESN'T BLEED OUT
ON TABLE AND DIE.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

BALLARD HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.

UNTRUE. FALSE.
[ CHUCKLES ]

A FIGMENT
OF YOUR IMAGINATION,

A VISION OF WHAT
YOU ASSUME HAPPENED

VERSUS WHAT
ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

JAKE BALLARD
IS VERY MUCH ALIVE.

NOT POSSIBLE. I --

IF HE WERE DEAD,

IF YOU ACTUALLY COMPLETED
THE TASK I ENTRUSTED,

BELIEVED YOU WERE CAPABLE
OF EXECUTING,

I WOULD HAVE FOUND MYSELF
ON THE OTHER END

OF A PHONE CALL
WITH MY DAUGHTER,

A CALL FULL OF VENOM, VITRIOL,
AND, SADLY, TEARS.

BUT MOST SIGNIFICANTLY,

PROMISES OF
WHITE-HOT VENGEANCE.

INSTEAD, SILENCE.

INSTEAD, SHE HAS
GONE UNDERGROUND.

YOU FAILED, AND JAKE BALLARD
IS VERY MUCH ALIVE.

If he's alive,
he's hanging on by a thread.

THEN FIND HIM
AND CUT THE THREAD.

[ CELLPHONE RINGS ]

[ SIGHS ] I'M BUSY.

SOMETIMES I PRETEND YOU SAY
NICE, NORMAL THINGS WHEN I CALL.

WHAT DO YOU WANT?
You know what I want,

'CAUSE YOU WANT
THE SAME THING.
Like I said...

ARE YOU BUSY?

Listen, I'll come over,

I'll bring a fancy bottle
of wine

THAT I'LL PRETEND
IS TRANSFORMATIVE.

YOU'LL GET TIPSY AND USE MY BODY
IN WHATEVER WAY YOU WANT,

AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT.

Conversation optional.

I'M SORRY.

DON'T BE SORRY.
COME ON.

I have to go.

[ SIGHS ]

NAME YOUR PRICE.
[ Russian accent ] PRICE?

TO RELEASE MARY PETERSON
FROM DUTY,

TO FORGET SHE EXISTS, TO ALLOW
HER TO GO ON WITH HER LIFE.

MARY PETERSON?
DOES SHE BUY MEAT HERE?

[ SCOFFS ]

YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW
WHO I AM, BUT --

I DON'T CARE
TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

BUT THIS CAN GO
ONE OF TWO WAYS.

THE FIRST WAY,
THE EASY WAY,

INVOLVES YOU
SAYING A NUMBER --

$100,000, MAYBE $200,000,

ALTHOUGH I WOULDN'T
PUSH YOUR LUCK,

JUST SOME NUMBER
THAT MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE

AND ALLOWS MY CLIENT
TO ENJOY HER RETIREMENT.

THE OTHER WAY,
THE COMPLICATED WAY,

INVOLVES ME CALLING IN FAVORS
WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,

MY FRIENDS AT THE CIA,
AND PEOPLE FAR DARKER, DIRTIER,

AND DEEPER UNDERGROUND
THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY FATHOM

TO MAKE YOUR LIFE
A LIVING HELL.

BUT THE RESULT
IS ALWAYS THE SAME --

MARY PETERSON
DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU

OR YOUR GOVERNMENT ANYMORE.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE BARK,
SOME PEOPLE HAVE BITE.

I HAVE BOTH.

SO WHICH IS IT, KOSTYA?

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE TOWN
OF VERKHOYANSK?

NO REASON YOU WOULD,
I GUESS.

IT'S A SMALL TOWN IN RUSSIA
WHERE THEY SEND POLITICAL EXILES

TO DIE FOR THEIR CRIMES.

IT'S THE COLDEST PLACE
ON EARTH.

IT'S ALSO MY HOME.

AS A KID,
I USED TO HELP THE KGB

DRAG THE FROZEN BODIES
OUT OF THE PRISON.

I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
TO TRAITORS.

SO, YOU HAVE TO PARDON ME

IF I'M NOT AFRAID OF SOME LADY
AND HER MUTT.

TRAITORS DIE, MS. OLIVIA.

AS THEY SHOULD.

BE SURE YOU REMIND YOUR CLIENT
OF THIS.

HE'S A TRUE BELIEVER.
HE CAN'T BE BOUGHT.

YOU KNOW, I WAS RAISED
WITHOUT RELIGION,

BUT WHEN I MET MY HUSBAND,
HE WENT TO CHURCH.

AT FIRST,
I JUST WENT ALONG WITH HIM

BECAUSE I LIKED MY HUSBAND.

I LIKED HIM VERY MUCH.
I LOVED HIM.

AND I LOVED MY DAUGHTER.

I LOVED BEING PART
OF A FAMILY AGAIN.

THEY DIED THREE YEARS AGO --
DRUNK DRIVER.

WHEN PEOPLE DIE LIKE THAT,
IT'S QUICK.

BUT AFTERWARDS,

AFTER THE FUNERALS,
NOTHING IS QUICK.

TIME STOOD STILL.

I HAD ALL THIS TIME.

I'D NEVER
REALLY THOUGHT BEFORE

ABOUT ALL THE JOBS I'D HAD
OVER THE YEARS,

ALL THE PEOPLE I KILLED,

PEOPLE WHO WERE
SOMEONE'S FATHER,

SOMEONE'S MOTHER,
SOMEONE'S HUSBAND.

I STILL GO TO CHURCH.
I GO ALL THE TIME.

AND I PRAY.

I PRAY TO GOD
FOR FORGIVENESS

FOR ALL THE BLOOD
THAT'S ON MY HANDS.

I CAN'T KILL THIS MAN.

I CAN'T KILL ANYONE.

I'M JUST NOT...
IT'S NOT WHO I AM ANYMORE.

[ Voice breaking ] PLEASE.
IT'S OKAY.

WE WILL FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS,
AND WE WILL SHUT THIS DOWN.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

AND THE LATEST POLLS?
NOT GOOD.

MOST AMERICANS STILL THINK
IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE

FOR A FIRST LADY
TO HOLD ELECTED OFFICE.

INAPPROPRIATE
BUT NOT ILLEGAL.

YEAH, WELL, WE'VE TRIED TO GET
THAT MESSAGE ACROSS, SIR.

WE'VE GOT DAVID ROSEN
OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

IT STILL DOESN'T SEEM LIKE
WE'RE CHANGING ANY MINDS.

[ CHUCKLES ]

WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?

I THINK IT'S TIME TO SEND
SOMEONE ON SALLY'S SHOW,

SPEAK TO THE COUNTRY
DIRECTLY,

CALL HER OUT ON HER
ANTI-FEMINIST VIEWS,

YOU KNOW, PUT HER IN HER PLACE
FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL.

GOOD. LET'S GET LIZ NORTH
ON IT TONIGHT.

SIR, DON'T YOU THINK [SIGHS]
A MAN WOULD BE BETTER?

I KNOW.
I HATE MYSELF FOR SAYING THAT.

I THREW UP IN MY MOUTH
A LITTLE BIT FOR SAYING THAT,

BUT WE BOTH KNOW IF SALLY'S
AUDIENCE HEARS A WOMAN

DEFENDING THE FIRST LADY
ON THE BASIS OF FEMINISM,

WELL, THEY'LL JUST
TURN THE CHANNEL.

BUT IF THEY HEAR A MAN
SAYING THOSE SAME THINGS...

WELL, IT CAN'T BE ME.
I'M THE PROBLEM.

NO, IT CAN'T BE YOU.
BUT...

[ SNIFFS ]

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

THANK YOU, RODERICK.

SO, DID YOU FIND JAKE?

THEY'VE GONE UNDERGROUND.

I CALLED YOUR DAUGHTER,
BUT SHE WOULDN'T BITE.

MM-HMM.

[ SILENCED GUNSHOT ]
[ GRUNTS ]

MAYBE NOW SHE WILL?

I CANNOT GO OUT THERE AND DEFEND
YOUR WIFE TO THE COUNTRY!

YOU CAN, AND YOU WILL.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S RIGHT.

THEN PRETEND YOU DO!

THEY'LL SEE
RIGHT THROUGH ME!

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CYRUS!

GET...ON...BOARD!

HAS SOMETHING HAPPENED,
SIR?

HAS THERE BEEN A CHANGE?

IS THERE SOMETHING
I'M NOT SEEING?

YOU DON'T NEED HER VOTE
IN THE SENATE.

DOES LIZ NORTH HAVE SOMETHING
ON YOU?

NO.

BECAUSE YOU'RE WASTING A LOT
OF POLITICAL CAPITAL.

IS THERE SOME REASON
AND YOU CAN'T TELL ME?

YOU CAN TELL ME
IF YOU CAN'T TELL ME.

IS IT OLIVIA-RELATED?

'CAUSE I'M -I'M LOOKING
FOR SOME SORT OF ANGLE HERE!

NO, CY, THERE'S NO ANGLE.

THERE'S NO AGENDA.
I'M SUPPORTING MY WIFE.

AND YOU ARE, TOO.

YOU WILL GO ON
THIS PROGRAM TONIGHT,

YOU WILL DEFEND
MELLIE'S SENATE RUN,

AND YOU WILL GET ON BOARD.

THIS IS HAPPENING, CYRUS...

WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

GOOD EVENING.

TONIGHT WE WELCOME
A VERY SPECIAL GUEST,

THE CURRENT WHITE HOUSE
CHIEF OF STAFF

AND MY DEAR FRIEND,
MR. CYRUS BEENE.

THANK YOU FOR COMING,
CYRUS.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

LET'S JUST GET TO IT.
LET'S.

MELODY GRANT,
THE FIRST FIRST LADY

WHO HAS DECIDED TO RUN
FOR ELECTED OFFICE

AND, IN TURN,
ESCHEW HER SWORN DUTY

TO HER HUSBAND
AND THE COUNTRY.

SALLY, LET ME STOP YOU
RIGHT THERE.

THE FIRST LADY HAS NO SWORN
DUTIES TO ESCHEW, AS YOU SAY.

SHE NEVER TOOK AN OATH.

DID THE FIRST LADY NEVER SWEAR
TO HER HUSBAND

TO STAND BY HIM
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE,

IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH?

OF COURSE SHE DID.
OKAY, THEN.

WE CALL THAT AN OATH,
A SWORN DUTY, DO WE NOT?

WE CALL THAT A VOW,
A MARRIAGE VOW.

BY SEEKING THIS JOB,

THIS UNNECESSARY BUSINESS
OF RUNNING FOR SENATE,

THE FIRST LADY IS RENOUNCING
THAT VERY OATH.

AS SENATOR, MRS. GRANT

WILL SPEND REMARKABLY LESS TIME
WITH HER HUSBAND,

THE PRESIDENT,
A MAN WHO, NO DOUBT,

NEEDS THE LOVING SUPPORT
OF HIS WIFE

WHILE SERVING
AND RUNNING HIS NATION.

BECAUSE BEING FIRST LADY,
CYRUS,

IS AN ACT OF PATRIOTISM.

IT IS A LONG-STANDING
TRADITION.

EXACTLY -A TRADITION,
NOT A LAW OF THE LAND.

NO ONE SHOULD BE ABLE
TO TELL ANY WOMAN

SHE CANNOT HOLD A JOB,
SALLY.

IT'S SEXISM OF THE PURIST
AND UGLIEST FORM.

[ CHUCKLES ]
BUT MRS. GRANT HAS A JOB.

BEING A MOTHER IS THE HARDEST
JOB IN THE WORLD, AND SHE --

YOU KNOW...

I KNOW PEOPLE LOVE
TO SAY THAT. I DO.

AND IT'S WELL-MEANING,
BUT BEING A MOTHER ISN'T A JOB.

BEING A MOTHER
IS WHO SOMEONE IS.

IT'S NOT A JOB.
YOU CAN QUIT A JOB.

YOU CAN RESIGN,
AS YOU DID

WHEN YOU DECIDED TO QUIT
BEING VICE PRESIDENT.

BUT YOU ARE
A MOTHER FOREVER.

BEING A MOTHER
IS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT.

LET'S NOT DIMINISH IT
BY CALLING IT A JOB.

[ Chuckling ] IF YOU WOULD LET
ME FINISH MY SENTENCE, CYRUS,

YOU WOULD HAVE HEARD ME SAY

THAT MRS. GRANT IS THE MOTHER
OF OUR COUNTRY.

AND AS SUCH, HER TRUE JOB
IS BEING FIRST LADY.

STILL, NOT A JOB.

PEOPLE GET PAID FOR JOBS.
DON'T THEY, SALLY?

THE FIRST LADY GETS ANY NUMBER
OF PERKS --

A CLOTHING ALLOWANCE.

THAT'S A MYTH.

FIRST LADIES [CHUCKLES]
PAY FOR THEIR OWN CLOTHES.

A PRIVATE CHEF?

NOW, I'VE TASTED
THAT FRIED CHICKEN MYSELF,

AND I CAN PERSONALLY VOUCH
FOR ITS VALUE.

SO,
YOU'RE SAYING THAT WOMEN

SHOULD GET PAID
IN FRIED CHICKEN NOW?

ARE YOU BEING PAID IN FRIED
CHICKEN TO HOST THIS SHOW?

[ LAUGHS ]
YOU TEASE, CYRUS BEENE.

LOOK, THERE ARE LARGER ISSUES
AT PLAY HERE.

IF MRS. GRANT GETS ELECTED
TO THE SENATE,

SHE WOULD ENJOY
IMPROPER PRIVILEGE

AND WIELD UNDUE INFLUENCE
ON HER HUSBAND,

THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES.

IT'S A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

MRS. GRANT'S RELATIONSHIP
WITH THE PRESIDENT

WOULD REMAIN
EXACTLY THE SAME,

WHETHER SHE'S A SENATOR
OR NOT,

NO PRIVILEGE,
NO INFLUENCE.

[ SNIFFS ]

YOU SEEM BITTER.

DO I?

YES. YOU DO.

WHY WOULD I --

BECAUSE YOU KNOW
THAT YOU WOULD MAKE

A BETTER SENATE CANDIDATE
THAN MRS. GRANT.

DID I SAY THAT?
YOU DID --

WITH YOUR EYES.

OH, THEY ARE WINDOWS INTO
YOUR SOUL RIGHT NOW, CYRUS.

DENNIS, ZOOM IN ON MR. BEENE'S
EYES, WOULD YOU?

[ SIGHS ]

What are you doing?

I WANT MY AUDIENCE
TO SEE THIS.

YOUR EYES ARE TELLING US

THAT YOU BELIEVE
IT SHOULD BE YOU OUT THEE

PANDERING TO THE GOOD PEOPLE
OF VIRGINIA.

AND I HAVE TO SAY,
I DON'T DISAGREE, CYRUS.

IT'S YOU WHO POSSESSES
THE POLITICAL CHOPS

FOR A SENATE RUN,
NOT MELLIE GRANT.

AM I RIGHT?

I'M AFRAID YOU'RE WRONG,
SALLY.

MRS. GRANT IS THE BEST PERSON
FOR THIS JOB.

BUT IF YOU'D JUST,
FOR ONE MOMENT,

STOP COWERING BEHIND
THE MISOGYNY OF YOUR VIEWERS

AND ADMIT THAT TODAY,

IN THE 21st CENTURY,

A FIRST LADY SHOULD BE ALLOWED
TO DO MORE

THAN TEND TO
THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN

OR WEAR THE LATEST
AMERICAN DESIGNER

WHILE SENDING HER HUSBAND
OFF TO WORK EACH MORNING,

YOU'D BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE
THE FIRST LADY'S COURAGE,

PRAISE HER DETERMINATION,
AND REVERE HER STRENGTH.

IF THIS WERE A MAN
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT,

IF THIS WERE
THE FIRST GENTLEMAN,

THAT'S EXACTLY
WHAT WE WOULD BE DOING.

I MEAN, TELL ME, SALLY,
IF YOU'D BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT,

WOULD YOU HAVE STOPPED
DANIEL DOUGLAS,

REST HIS SOUL, FROM WORKING
OUTSIDE THE HOME?

[ SIGHS ]

IT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL
HAVING YOU HERE.

THE PLEASURE IS ALL MINE.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

[ MONITOR BEEPING ]

OLIVIA, YOU CAME.

WHAT HAPPENED?
WHO'S THIS GUY?

TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED
TO YOU.

UH, I WAS WALKING
TO MY APARTMENT

AND TWO GUYS CORNERED ME.

I THOUGHT THEY WERE GONNA
ROB ME AT FIRST,

BUT THEY JUST GRABBED ME.

SOMEHOW I GOT FREE,
STARTED RUNNING.

I HEARD A GUNSHOT.

NEXT THING,
I WOKE UP IN AN AMBULANCE.

WHERE'S YOUR PHONE?

I DON'T KNOW. MY PANTS?

HEY!
HOLD STILL.

LET'S MOVE.

THIS DOESN'T END
UNTIL WE GO OR ROWAN GOES.

WE CAN'T JUST HIDE FOREVER.

WE NEED TO GO
ON THE ATTACK.

HOW?! HE'S ON HIGH ALERT.
WE CAN'T GET TO HIM!

SO WE JUST SIT HERE
WHILE HE TRIES TO MURDER
ANYONE WE'VE EVER MET?!

STOP IT NOW!

LET ME THINK!

I HAVE A NEW OFFER.

GO ON.

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH B613?

OF COURSE.

HOW MANY OF YOUR AGENTS

HAS THAT ORGANIZATION KILLED
OVER THE YEARS?

HOW MANY OF YOUR COUNTRYMEN?

I DON'T SEE WHAT B613 HAS TO DO
WITH ANYTHING.

WHAT IF I GAVE YOU THE NAME

OF THE MAN WHO RAN B613
FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS?

[ SCOFFS ] A NAME
DOESN'T DO ME MUCH GOOD.

THIS WILL.
[ CELLPHONE SLAMS ]

HIS BURNER PHONE.

HERE'S HIS NUMBER.
HE'S IN THE CITY.

I HAVE TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE
THE RESOURCES TO DO THE REST.

MY COLLEAGUE HERE CAN HELP YOU
IF YOU DON'T.

YOU GO TO PUTIN
WITH THE HEAD OF COMMAND,

YOU'D BE A NATIONAL HERO.

AND IN RETURN,
I LET MY AGENT RETIRE?

NO MORE MISSIONS,
INCLUDING THE CURRENT ONE.

KILL COMMAND,
SET HER FREE.

YOUR CHEST HURT?

IT SHOULD.
I PUT 100 STITCHES IN YOU.

FENTANYL DRIP FOR PAIN.

NOW, YOU WANT TO TAKE
TUBE OUT, DON'T.

IT HELPS YOU
UNTIL YOU'RE STRONG ENOUGH

TO BREATHE ON YOUR OWN,
SO LEAVE ALONE.

AND STAY HERE
FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

YOU MOVE TOO MUCH,
YOU DIE, OKAY?

BLINK EYES
IF YOU UNDERSTAND.

GOOD.

NOW BACK TO SLEEP.

[ GRUNTS ]

[ ALARM BEEPING ]

Ilya: WHAT HAPPENED?

HE JUST STARTED
FREAKING OUT,

TRYING TO GET OUT
OF THE RESTRAINTS!

CHARLIE,
PUT PRESSURE RIGHT HERE.

IS HE A GONER?

I TOLD YOU NOT TO MOVE.

KEEP PRESSURE ON.
I NEED TO PUT THIS TUBE BACK IN.

[ BEEPING CONTINUES ]

[ COUGHING ]
HOLD IT.

HOLD, MAN. HOLD.

YOUR FRIEND'S BLOOD PRESSURE
UNSTABLE,

OXYGEN LEVEL LOW.

CHANCES OF INFECTION
MUCH HIGHER

IN A PLACE LIKE THIS.

I DO EVERYTHING KEEP HIM
COMFORTABLE, BUT WHO KNOWS?

YOUR OTHER FRIEND,
HIS ARM IS BETTER.

I KNOW DR. ZHIVAGO
IS DOING THE BEST HE CAN,

BUT WE NEED TO GET JAKE
TO A REAL HOSPITAL,

ONE WITH ACTUAL NURSES
AND ACTUAL DOCTORS

WHO, I DON'T KNOW,
HAVE ACTUAL LICENSES.

WE CAN'T DO THAT. AS LONG AS
ROWAN IS STILL OUT THERE,

JAKE NEEDS TO STAY HERE.

ARE WE WORKING UNDER ANY KIND
OF TIME FRAME?

SOON. WE'LL ALL BE ABLE
TO LEAVE VERY SOON.

I GAVE KOSTYA --

KOSTYA?

OLD-SCHOOL KGB.
THE REAL DEAL.

I GAVE HIM MY FATHER'S
BURNER PHONE.

HE'S GONNA USE IT TO TRACK HIM
DOWN AND KILL HIM.

AND THEN THIS
WILL ALL BE OVER.

CHECK IN WITH KOSTYA.

I WANT TO KNOW THE MOMENT
IT'S DONE.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

THE MAINSTREAM PRESS
AND PUNDITS ALL AGREE

THAT CYRUS MORE THAN HELD
HIS OWN AGAINST SALLY TODAY.

AMERICA SEEMS TO AGREE.

48% OF THOSE POLLED
AFTERWARDS

THINK THAT CYRUS BEENE SHOULD
HAVE HIS OWN TALK SHOW.

YEAH, BECAUSE THAT'S
THE AMERICAN DREAM.

HOWEVER, 67% OF THOSE POLLED
STILL THINK THAT THE FIRST LADY

SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO RUN
FOR SENATE.

IT'S BETTER
THAN WHERE WE WERE.

AND, UNFORTUNATELY,

THE PRESIDENT'S
APPROVAL RATING

IS NOW DOWN 5 POINTS
FROM WHERE WE WERE

BEFORE THE FIRST LADY
ANNOUNCED HER CANDIDACY.

SO I'M HURTING
BOTH OF US NOW.

THE GOOD NEWS IS,
IT'S NOT THE IDEA

OF YOU AS A CANDIDATE
THAT PEOPLE OBJECT TO.

IT'S THE CONFLICT
OF INTEREST.

SO MAYBE NOW ISN'T THE TIME
TO RUN.

I MEAN, IF THIS WEREN'T
A SPECIAL ELECTION,

WE'D HAVE TIME TO CHANGE
THEIR MINDS,

BUT RIGHT NOW,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO.

THERE IS ONE THING.

IT'S RISKY,
BUT IT'LL DEFINITELY

END THE DEBATE OVER THE CONFLICT
OF INTEREST.

WE LEAK THAT YOUR MARRIAGE
IS OVER.

WHAT?
Cyrus: EXCUSE ME?

THAT IT HAS BEEN
FOR A LONG TIME,

THAT WHILE YOU TWO
RESPECT EACH OTHER,

YOU HAVE DIFFERENT
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHIES

AND THERE'S NO CONFLICT
OF INTEREST WHATSOEVER.

WITH THE RIGHT SPIN,

MRS. GRANT WOULD DEFINITELY

LOCK UP THE VIRGINIA
CONSERVATIVES.

AND AS A WOMAN AND A SINGLE MOM,
SHE'D GET THE MODERATES.

MAYBE EVEN
A FEW PROGRESSIVES.

WE'RE NOT DOING IT.
MELLIE.

I AM NOT LYING TO THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE ABOUT OUR MARRIAGE.

FITZ AND I ARE A TEAM.

WE CAME IN AS A TEAM,
WE ARE GOING OUT AS A TEAM.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]

FITZ: Liv?

I'M HERE.

EVERYTHING OKAY?

Why are you calling me?

HONESTLY...

I didn't think
you'd pick up.

I PICKED UP,
SO WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME?

Mellie's not gonna win.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

APPARENTLY
THE COUNTRY THINKS

A FIRST LADY
CAN'T BE A SENATOR, SO...

MELLIE'S NOT GONNA WIN.

Really?
That's why you're calling?

LIV.

TO ASK FOR MY ADVICE
ABOUT YOUR WIFE?

I want to hear
what you think.

WHAT I THINK.

I THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED
TO BE AN OPTIMIST.

[ CHUCKLES ]

I'M SUPPOSED TO BE
A LOT OF THINGS.

I ALSO THINK
YOU SHOULD BE WORRYING

ABOUT YOUR OWN PRESIDENCY.

WHERE ARE YOU?

If something was wrong,
you'd tell me, right?

NOTHING IS WRONG.

I WANT TO HELP HER.

I'm trying to do
the right thing.

I have a chance to make up
for the sins of my past.

I'M TRYING TO BE BETTER.

Okay, well...

thank you for picking up.

Good night.
WHO CARES WHAT I THINK?

WHO CARES WHAT
THE COUNTRY THINKS?

THIS IS ABOUT VIRGINIA
RIGHT NOW.

YOU'VE BEEN DOING
THE EXACT OPPOSITE

OF WHAT YOU
SHOULD BE DOING --

TRYING TO WIN THE MINDS
OF THE NATION

INSTEAD OF THE HEARTS OF
THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY MATTER.

THE VOTERS OF VIRGINIA.

Mellie being elected
to the Senate

is a clear
conflict of interest.

There's no
getting around it.

SO MAKE IT
YOUR SELLING POINT.

A SENATOR IN OFFICE WHO SLEEPS
JUST INCHES FROM THE PRESIDENT,

A SENATOR WITH
UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS

TO THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON
IN THE WORLD --

THAT IS WHAT'S INVALUABLE
TO VOTERS.

THAT IS WHAT YOU USE.
THAT IS HOW MELLIE WINS.

[ CHUCKLES ]

Good night.

[ Click ]

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

[ BREATHES DEEPLY ]
THIS IS FUNNY.

I MEAN, IT'S NOT FUNNY,
BUT...

IT KIND OF IS, I GUESS.

YOU'VE SAVED MY LIFE
MULTIPLE TIMES,

AND ALL I CAN DO
IS SIT HERE AND...

HOLD YOUR HAND
AND HOPE THAT YOU DON'T DIE.

I'M SORRY, JAKE...

FOR ALL OF THIS.

YOU WERE RIGHT.

WE NEVER SHOULD HAVE LEFT
THAT ISLAND.

[ CHUCKLES ]

HI.

[ CHUCKLES ]
[ GURGLES ]

OH, RELAX.

JUST -IT'S GONNA BE OKAY.

WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE --
WHAT'S GOING ON?

I THINK HE'S TRYING
TO TELL ME SOMETHING.

I'M GUESSING
HE'S PRETTY OUT OF IT.

HE PROBABLY DOESN'T EVEN KNOW
WHO WE ARE.

I CAN'T FIND KOSTYA.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]

[ RINGING CONTINUES ]

AAH!

[ RINGING CONTINUES ]

WHAT HAVE I ALWAYS TOLD YOU,
OLIVIA?

AGAINST ME,
YOU WILL NEVER WIN.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON,
IT IS OVER.

WE ARE DONE.

WE ARE NO LONGER MOVING FORWARD
AGAINST B613.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

YOU DON'T --
WHAT'S THE WORD? --

YOU GO BACK ON YOUR DEAL.

MY FRIEND, SHE IS DEAD.

YOU DON'T PAY LIKE YOU SAY,
SO I GO.

BUT JAKE'S --
HE NEEDS A DOCTOR!

YES. HE DOES.

BUT NOT ME.

I'VE DONE ALL I CAN
FOR HIM,

WHICH SEEMS MORE THAN YOU DID
FOR MY FRIEND.

IF HE DIES, HE DIES.

OKAY. WE ARE GETTING HIM
TO A HOSPITAL NOW.

FAKE NAME,
WHATEVER IT TAKES.

HE WON'T LAST
THROUGH THE NIGHT.

YOU NEED TO CANCEL
THE GRAND JURY.

ABSOLUTELY NOT!
WE'RE ON A PATH.

JAKE'S IN NO SHAPE
TO TESTIFY.

SO WE'LL WAIT UNTIL HE IS.

LET ME PUT IT ANOTHER WAY,
DAVID.

JAKE WILL NOT BE TESTIFYING.

WHAT ABOUT ME?
WE HAVE HUCK AND CHARLIE!

YOU DON'T HAVE ME.
I HAVE ME.

AND THE ME I HAVE
ENJOYS BEING ALIVE. NO.

WE HAVE HUCK.
WE HAVE QUINN.

SHE WAS IN B613
FOR LIKE FIVE MINUTES.

SHE BARELY QUALIFIED
FOR THE HEALTH PLAN.

SO MAYBE HUCK'S TESTIMONY
IS ALL WE NEED.

FOR WHAT, DAVID?

YOU HONESTLY THINK SOME
EMPANELLED GRAND JURY

IS GOING TO BRING DOWN
MY FATHER?

HE WILL KILL
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US

WITHOUT HESITATION
OR REMORSE,

AND B613 WILL THRIVE,
STRONGER THAN EVER.

SO WE ARE DONE!

I'M GOING TO CALL MY FATHER
AND TELL HIM IT'S GAME OVER.

HE'S WON.

IT'S THE ONLY WAY
WE'RE GOING TO SURVIVE THIS.

AND IF ANY OF YOU
HAS A PROBLEM WITH THAT,

YOU NEED TO TELL ME
RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE IF EVEN ONE OF YOU

TAKES A SINGLE STEP AGAINST
MY FATHER, WE ARE ALL DEAD!

DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?
YOU WILL HAVE KILLED US ALL.

SO, ANYONE?

GOOD.

THEN LET'S GET JAKE
TO THE HOSPITAL.

RUSSELL'S COMING WITH ME.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHAT
IT FEELS LIKE TO BE TOLD

"YOU CAN'T DO SOMETHING" BY
THOSE MEDIA TYPES IN NEW YORK.

PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW US,
WHO DON'T SHARE OUR VALUES,

WHO SOMEHOW WERE NEVER TAUGHT
BY THEIR MAMAS AND DADDIES

THAT MARRIAGE IS NOT JUST
THE CORNERSTONE OF THE FAMILY

BUT OF THE NATION, AS WELL.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

WHEN I AM A SENATOR,
I'LL COME HOME EVERY NIGHT

AND TALK TO THE PRESIDENT
ABOUT MY DAY,

JUST LIKE HE COMES HOME
EVERY NIGHT AND TALKS TO ME.

AND, LIKE ANY MARRIED COUPLE,

WE'RE GONNA DO WHAT WE CAN
TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

I HOPE Y'ALL HAVE ENJOYED THIS
TIME TOGETHER AS MUCH AS I HAVE.

AND FITZ AND I BOTH HOPE

THAT YOU WILL VOTE GRANT
ON ELECTION DAY!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

SHE'S KILLING HERSELF,
NATIONALLY.

CRASHING IN THE POLLS FROM
KANSAS CITY TO KALAMAZOO.

KANSAS CITY AND KALAMAZOO
AREN'T IN VIRGINIA, CYRUS.

IT'S LIV, ISN'T IT?

I KNOW LIV, AND THAT --
THAT'S LIV.

COME ON. YOU KNOW YOU'RE A FAN
OF HER WORK.

THIS IS AMAZING, CYRUS.

"VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE
I HAVE MY HUSBAND,

THE PRESIDENT,
WRAPPED AROUND MY FINGER."

THE SPIN TO END ALL SPIN.

IT IS,
AND IT'LL PROBABLY WORK.

MELLIE WILL PROBABLY
GET ELECTED, AND THEN...

EVERY MINUTE OF TIME EITHER ONE
OF US HAS WORKED

FOR THIS MAN
AND HIS LEGACY

GOES RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN

BECAUSE ALL
HE'LL BE REMEMBERED FOR

IS HIS WIFE TELLING
THE WORLD HE'S WHIPPED.

IT'S ALL ANY OF US WILL BE
REMEMBERED FOR, SO...

ENJOY THIS JOB
WHILE IT LASTS, RED.

IT MIGHT BE THE LAST ONE
YOU EVER HAVE.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

THEY SHUT IT ALL DOWN.
EVERYTHING. I SAW IT.

ROWAN:
Yes. She told me.

BALLARD IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

IT IRRITATES ME TO KNOW
Should I finish the job?ATHING.

THE JOB HAS CHANGED, SON.

WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD,

onward and upward.

FOXTAIL?
Yes, we initiate Foxtail.

KEEP ME ABREAST
OF MY DAUGHTER'S MOVEMENTS.

SHE'S...UNPREDICTABLE.

Yes, sir.

HMM.

? I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU
TOO LONG ?

[ CHUCKLES ]

I'M SORRY ABOUT ALL THIS.

I KNOW HOW CRAZY IT'S BEEN.

I GOT TO CONFESS, OLIVIA.
IT'S BEEN PRETTY CRAZY.

ALEX.

? YOU WERE TIRED ?

? AND YOU WANT TO BE FREE ?

? OH ?

CLOSE YOUR EYES.

? OH, OH ?

? I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU
A LITTLE TOO LONG ?

[ SIGHS ]

IMAGINE WHAT IT'S GOING
TO FEEL LIKE

WHEN YOU RUN YOUR HANDS
UP AND DOWN MY BODY.

? OH, OH ?

? DON'T MAKE ME STOP NOW ?

ALEX.

I COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUT.

HOW DID MY DAD KNOW
ABOUT THE RUSSIANS?

AND THEN I REALIZED
IT WAS YOU.

YOU WERE THERE.
YOU WERE SENT TO KILL JAKE.

YOU'RE B613,

AND NOW YOU'RE GONNA TELL ME
WHAT THE HELL FOXTAIL IS.

YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE,
ALEX.

AAAH!

IT'S OLIVIA.

AND THIS IS DEFINITELY
GOING TO HURT.

[ GRUNTS ]

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]