Emily was just grazed with the bullet. 13 stitches. Kirkman puts her out of commission until she’s healed up. Kirkman and Kendra meet with the attorney general, Ethan and congressional leadership. There will be charges brought up against Kirkman for what Hannah did if he doesn’t resign. He doesn’t plan to do that. After the meeting, Aaron updates Kirkman on the rest of his schedule. Lyor and Seth are on an official trip to deal with a territory nation that wants independence.
Aaron and Kendra talk about how to clear Kirkman’s name. Her suggestion is a statement from Hannah but that’s easier said than done. Hannah is in the wind. She’s touched down in London and had her first encounter with Damian’s less than friendly daughter. Speaking of kids, Kirkman meets with his own son, Leo. Kid got into Georgetown and Kirkman is thrilled. Mike interrupts their moment because Kirkman is needed at command.
Turns out an earthquake triggered a tsunami in the territory where Lyor and Seth are. They watch it on radar but can’t get through to anyone to warn them. Kirkman wants to send aid but Congress is stalling so he takes the deal from the attorney general. He isn’t looking to do that. Hannah checks in with Chuck and finds out where the daughter took off to. She tracks her down and talks about Damian. The girl believes her.
Kirkman gets through to Lyor and gets an update on the situation on the ground. It’s not good. And things are worse because Seth is missing. Hannah and the daughter talk. They are headed to Damian’s storage unit. The Russian is lurking nearby. Congress is blocking the aid package and the allies aren’t looking to help. At the storage unit, the safe is empty. There had been a list of names in it. The daughter memorized it. Leo stops in to talk to Emily.
He wants to go to Stanford, not Georgetown and his father doesn’t know. Kirkman tries an executive order to get the aid but Congress blocks it and the Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal. Moreover, Emily tried to get it on the docket which is misconduct unto itself. There’s one option left but it would risk impeachment. Moss brings in Ethan. It’s almost time for a changing of the guard and Moss wants Ethan on his team. Ethan is hesitant.
Chuck and Hannah for over the list Damian had. It’s all the British undercovers at work. If the Russian gets them, there will be trouble. Lyor finds Seth. He got a heads up and saw the tsunami from a rooftop. He got a tour of the island and they bring the information back to Kirkman. He has a different idea. If the territory signs the papers to be independent then Kirkman can treat them as a sovereign nation and act accordingly. He brings that to leadership and they just get annoyed.
Kirkman talks to Leo. He knew about Stanford and he wants Leo to do what makes him happy. They have a moment. Hannah sets a trap to catch the Russian. Kirkman goes to see Emily. The aid is en route. They are happy, at least for a moment. That’s when Emily hands in her resignation. This job has changed her and she needs to get out before it’s too late. He respects that. As Kirkman gets back to the Oval, Ethan is there. He tells Kirkman to hold strong to his values.
Across the pond, Hannah and the Russian fight. Hannah gets stabbed but ultimately gets the upper hand and kills the other woman. Kirkman and Aaron talk to the president of the territory. They are coming back into the fold. Seth and Lyor take off soon. They will watch the speech beforehand and don’t know what to expect. Hannah is headed home and Damian’s daughter tags along. Kirkman says goodbye to Mike in case this is the end of the line.
Then he goes to give his speech. He announces his candidacy for re-election as an independent. On the flight, Hannah watches a video on a USB drive. Emily was working with the Russian agent. Kirkman gets a call from the AG.
And that’s the end. The show was canceled. I’m glad Kirkman didn’t try and convince Emily to stay. She was off her rocker by the end. I don’t understand her ties to the whole Damian thing though. Also, his daughter can just move to America? Isn’t she like in school or something? That’s weird to me.