Back outside, but still on the ship itself, some poor sucker asks in Russian where the American is. Sean and Vicky grab him, and he seems startled. They let him look through the porthole to see the dead people, and he says everyone was just hired for the job. After some harassment, he says that they were killed by the Spanish Flu. Suddenly Sean knows that the mummy was wearing a World War I uniform, because the Spanish Flu killed fifty million people back then. So he died of Spanish Flu and then got mummified in permafrost. Then he got thawed out and the Spanish Flu that was dormant in his lungs had somehow turned into something that kills 100% of people in seconds. Let's just say that's not entirely historically accurate. The Russian says the American that hired them must be on the way to the airport with the lungs. Oh, and it's Flight 38, Air Moscow. So they just used the ship for a place to remove the lungs? That doesn't make a lot of sense. Anyway, there's a new goal: stop that guy from bringing the infected tissue to the United States! And again, I'll point out that the aliens are way too America-centric. Why not just release the disease here in Russia? I have nothing against the Russians, but they do have lots of land. And the lungs are already there, which would make things easier.
Cabinet members assemble for the big moment. Jarvis is nervous. Sterling tells Peel that the carpet fibers were contaminated by the cleaning solution, so Peel says there's no actual evidence of wrongdoing. Sterling wants to give a presentation to the cabinet before they vote Jarvis into the presidency, but Peel says that he'd just look crazy.
Peel tells the cabinet that Martinez's condition continues to deteriorate. They need a majority vote to confirm Jarvis, and it has to be slow and dramatic to pad the episode out. We see Sophia staring into space next to a map. Two maps, actually. They're connected by a big arrow. Sterling is in the cabinet meeting because his title is "Director of National Intelligence" and, after a long pause, he votes, "Aye." He goes into his office and mopes. He puts his face in his hands and looks at the floor. He sees himself reflected in the coffee pot. Then he puts his glasses back on and sees the coffee stain on his own shirt cuff. The coffee stain from Martinez's coffee! BUM BUM BUMMMMMM!