The crew is mustered on the dock as planned, with Chaplin joining them, also as planned, all but daring anyone to take a shot at him. Or at least that's what the musical score wants us to think.
While the Colorado is underway, Anders says to Kendal that the list is bullshit. "I'm the senior nuclear chief on this boat. He's not going to let me go no matter what... Look at me, I'm indispensable." He doesn't seem as happy about that as a lot of people would be. You know, in this economy.
Things are back to normal in D.C., meaning it's nighttime again. Christine becomes aware of a media circus setting up outside her house. Elsewhere, in a very nice mansion that I assume belongs to Mr. Sinclair, Kylie and her dad are watching a news report about the "Bolton Doctrine," meaning preemptive nuclear force. I don't know if that refers to John Bolton or Michael Bolton; they both have a lot to answer for, if you ask me. He turns it off, and Kylie's still upset about her specs being gone, even as he tells her to let it go. Well, and then he confesses that he was the one to told Robert to take it in the first place, at the president's request, insisting that he was protecting their family's future. "There are a lot of nervous, powerful people in Washington right now so we are going to sit this one out." She agrees to trust him, whether she means it or not.
In the island hospital, King gives his hurt friend Hopper a shot of morphine and starts asking him about what happened and why they killed someone. Hopper says something about orders changing, but the morphine kicks in and he's done talking. Even opiates are part of the conspiracy now.
On the Colorado, Chaplin gives Shepard the conn and announces the beginning of the drill.
Paul Wells shows up at Christine's house. Remember him, the guy who swooped in to rescue her from the government spooks, saying he was a friend of Kendal's, but secretly working with the bad guys? To, I guess, find out how ignorant she really is about all of this? She's out of cash, gas, groceries, and support, so she reluctantly accepts the $217 in his wallet. He warns her that it's going to be tough, but he's there for her. She accepts a comforting hug, but not his advice to not go out onto the yard swinging a baseball bat at the noisy reporters. Which she does. Someone also spray-painted the word "TRAITOR" on her garage door, so she goes up to that white van and starts trying to break the windows and demanding the occupants come out. Neither of which succeed. Then she turns to the cameras and says the government is lying about what happened with the Colorado. "I want the truth, and you should too!"