The White House. That new Chief of Staff (Richard. He's Richard. Remember that. Richard.) says that the missile launch cover story worked and it's fallen off the news cycle. See, I told you that was going to happen. I think his job is to be someone who either delivers exposition to the president or stands there while the president delivers exposition to him. In this case, the exposition concerns new character and plot-in-the-making Senator Catherine Lewis, who is an Alaskan Senator filling her dead husband's seat until a special election. She has two kids and was a stay-at-home mom. So who's with the kids now? She wants to meet with President Martinez, and he allows it.
We see the meeting and she talks about some fiscal accountability bill. President Martinez agrees that it's good. She'll be running for her husband's seat in the special election. And she likes transparency. Oh! And she found an appropriations report about Mount Inostranka, in which ninety million dollars were assigned to do something. Ninety million dollars a year? That's weird, considering the facility's already been paid for. That's a lot of upkeep. And she wasn't allowed a visit because the project has been abandoned. Martinez covers poorly. Senator Lewis says that she'd love to know where that money went so that she can assure her constituents that it wasn't wasted. You know, most Senators want money funneled to their states. But Senator Lewis seems to think it's her job to make sure that Alaska doesn't get more money than it's entitled to. She's ushered out. Once out of the Oval Office, she asks her aide Eric if he made a copy of that report. And her extensive poker background tells her that Martinez is bluffing. She's folksy!
Sophia asks Simon if anyone got hurt when they broke Michael out. He claims they were careful, which I think is a lie. They ran that van off the road and threw smoke bombs in. They certainly didn't check on the driver or anything. Michael says he doesn't expect to be forgiven for flying that plane, but he needs Sophia to know that he didn't know she'd be there at Coral Gables. Sophia skeptically asks, "If you had, you wouldn't have gone through with it?" He avoids the question, which means he probably would have done it anyway. "They had my daughters," he explains. Sophia is mad that he even had daughters, especially while she was sitting there in jail. He was supposed to be avoiding all involvement. Simon's probably a little bitter, too, since he was a good, dutiful soldier and broke up with that one surfer lady. Sophia exposits that Michael was helping Thomas with the array. He was flying them around and getting things past customs. He can help her find the middleman who can presumably get to Thomas, but Michael wants help finding Leila and Samantha. Simon says he could help a bit, since Sean was in contact with an FBI agent. Sophia says that Simon will do no such thing, and that Michael will help immediately. Michael doesn't accept the orders: "You help me find my daughters and I will help you find your son. Those are my terms."