Jim and Mac talk about the San Pasquale situation. She knows that Sanchez clearly ordered it, and asks where Duran is now. Conveniently, he fled to Georgetown, so they are able to call him in so that Mac can ask for his advice. Jim gives a little approving smile.
A giant motorcade is making its way toward school. Remembering being driven to school myself and wanting to appear completely cool and totally unremarkable...that would kill me. I can actually sympathize with Becca right now. She's clutching her books to her chest like a shield, while Horace just looks kind of put out. Mac calls them to see how it's going. She asks Horace to pass her to Becca, and when he hands over the phone, Becca stares at it a moment like it might poison her. She says hi while rolling her eyes, and I'm back to thinking less charitable thoughts toward her. Mac wishes her a good day and begins to say something about later, but the kids pull up to school and see all the paparazzi just as Jim rushes in and tells Mac they've got intercepts from San Pasquale. Both hang up, and we never find out what Mac was thinking. At school, students are lined up, as are photographers; one girl holds an "I Love Horace" sign. Joan opens the door, and Becca turns to stone, saying through clenched teeth that she's not doing it. Horace is clearly eating it up and off-handedly assures her that it's going to be fine. He then actually climbs over Becca and out the door, looking delighted. Joan pleads with Becca and finally gets her out of the car. I kind of love Joan, who clearly cares a lot for the kids. Suddenly bombarded, Becca clutches her books and tries to make it inside.
Back at the homestead, Dolan is showing Mac transcripts which say things like, "They keep sending 'em, they keep dying." Mac points out that this is too easy, and that Sanchez clearly knows they're listening. He's sending them a message to mind their own business, and to get their agents out the country. She wants to know their options -- sanctions and embargoes take too long, so she needs something else. Dolan tells her, "Those are public options. Non-public, that's different. We've used private contractors before." "Mercenaries," Mac translates. Wait a minute, are you telling me that sometimes the American government does secret things that the public doesn't know about? I know some people who are going to be shocked to learn that. Wolfe shoots down those ideas, and Mac has finally had it: "So, citizens of our country were brutally murdered, and you're telling me there's nothing I can do about it. Right?" She wants a plan to arrest Sanchez and haul him into American court: "And I want it within the hour." I guess that's the bonus to being the President -- you can ask for and receive pretty much anything you want. ["In the same position, I might focus less on the harassment of foreign leaders and more on the acquisition of sundaes." -- Wing Chun]