Doug gets to Tom’s house and let’s himself in. He snoops around a bit and the place seems ransacked. There’s no sign of Tom. News of the abortion breaks. Claire makes a statement. The baby wasn’t viable. Claire is going through some pomp and circumstance with her new Cabinet. Mark is holding a press conference of his own to defend himself against the collusion accusations. A special prosecutor will be appointed. Tom and Janine are in a supply store. She saw someone in his house but there isn’t anyone there now.
Tom tells her not to worry about it. A few moments later her fax from Fred comes through. Tom grabs it so they can read it right away. Fred gets the originals back and shreds them. Bill has a pretty serious fever. Annette is taking care of him. She asks about canceling plans for the next day. He isn’t interested. She’s also concerned that she hasn’t heard back from Duncan. Jane is back in the States and she’s waiting for a debrief. Instead she gets a visit from a feisty Claire. Jane’s been burnt and should stop acting like a fool.
Seth is waiting when Doug gets to the hotel to hear a job pitch from the Sheperds. Cole and Amburg are there and were just on their way out. Once they leave, Bill starts his pitch but Doug doesn’t say anything. He just lets Bill and Annette talk about Francis and Claire. They want him to help take Claire down. Doug leaves and Seth follows. This was a setup so Doug could see he’d been working for the Sheperds all along.
Jane goes to see Mark and they fight about Claire and what to do next. Speaking of, she’s talking to Petrov about what their deal means. Mark is trying to find out more about who these new Cabinet members are to get ready for the special prosecutor. There’s something on the news about Yates and the press secretary, Kelsey. Claire goes to see Kelsey, who wants to quit. Claire tells her that she’s being hired permanently. Mark goes to see the Sheperds.
Bill isn’t taking visitors and Annette tells him he’s on his own. He needs to sort this Russia thing out because it’s bad for the country and it makes them look bad. Claire meets with Nathan and they talk about Mark and Tom. He doesn’t have a ton of information though which pisses Claire off. Bill wakes up and Annette starts to coddle him. He’s not having it. He’s mad and starts yelling at her and then Seth. They don’t know where Janine is.
She’s in a hotel room with Tom, who gets a phone call from Doug. They talk about Janine’s story and the fact that Doug has Tom’s dog. Annette tells Seth that from on everything that is told to Bill gets filtered through her. He asks about Duncan and she tells him to shove off. Jane meets with Claire in the Oval to talk about Mark. Jane wants to protect him and Claire tells him that impeaching him will do that. Claire asks about how much Jane helped Durant in her escape.
Jane leaves and calls Mark. She tries to convince him to walk away. Instead he threatens to use Yates’ body. She apologizes. Doug talks to Seth about Janine and the Sheperds. Then he meets with Tom. The story on Ohio is done. They talk about Rachel and Zoe and LeAnn and Francis and everything that has happened. Meanwhile, Seth is fighting with Janine. She’s asking for comment and he is trying to intimidate her. It doesn’t work.
Claire has gone to see Mark and is not about to back off there either. He’s ready to go down swinging though. She leaves and he calls Jane. She just keeps apologizing and telling him she has a migraine. She’s in a little pod. Tom gets a visit from Claire. She stopped by to tell Tom that Doug is delusional. She was not complicit with Francis’ scheming. Tom doesn’t buy it. He wants to have this conversation on the record.
Annette is at the hotel when Duncan comes back in. He’s the son of the housekeeper and wants to know why he wasn’t adopted and all sorts of other things. It’s emotional and then Bill comes in and makes it worse. Annette turns to him for help and he just says that Duncan isn’t “one of us.” It sets Annette off. She’s done with Bill and storms out with Duncan. Doug brings Janine’s article to Claire. It would prove that Bill can be held accountable.
Bill is set to be arrested and paraded out in cuffs. Doug tells Claire she doesn’t belong but she doesn’t care. She’s done listening. Tom is grabbing a late dinner across the street from his place. He sees someone coming that looks suspicious and he knows what’s up. He messes around with the collar on his dog as the person approaches from behind. Tom stands up and gets shot. A world away, Durant is also killed. And closer to home, things aren’t looking good for Jane. Janine hears it on the radio and starts to cry and yell. Claire tells Doug that Tom and Durant and Jane are dead. They are all that’s left. He steals something from her desk while she pukes in another room. She comes back and clears something up about the will. It doesn’t matter because of their prenup. He can’t pass on assets if he has an heir. And she’s pregnant.
Poor Tom. I really liked him. This is supposed to scare Janine but I hope it doesn’t. Nothing will come of her story now though. Jane and Durant didn’t deserve to go out that way either. I don’t understand what Mark having Yates’ body will accomplish. Also, she’s going to have a baby now? I have no use for that.