Situation Room. Jarvis gets to be in charge! And his first order of business is to claim that he serves "in the shadow of the honesty and integrity that exemplified [President Martinez's] term." And with that out of the way, he has some policy changes to announce. Specifically, he feels that Sophia has unbridled power that they have no hope of defending against, so he's going to begin negotiating a peace with Sophia. And the only way to do that is to show good faith and stop hounding them and treating them like enemies. "Effective immediately, all military and intelligence personnel who have been pursuing Sophia and her people will cease and desist." Sterling is outraged, because they still don't know what the aliens might be planning. Jarvis points out that that's kind of Sterling's fault. He's got a point, if you ask me. Sterling has had a lot of Number One Priorities so far on this show, and I don't think he ever achieved any of them. If nothing else, it'll be nice to get everyone back to the home office so they can compare their various tasks. Like, do you think there are still people assigned to that jet in Yuma? The way things have been going, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody's still in charge of cordoning off that coffee shop from when Sophia got away. Sterling doesn't see it my way. Jarvis emphasizes that they'll be letting the aliens live in peace, "so that we may do the same."
Sterling and Peel have a discussion while they walk through the hallways of the west wing. It's not very Sorkin-y. Peel says he can't do anything without proof, but Sterling has a plan. He had a coffee stain on his shirt, which he sent to the lab. What lab? You can't just say "the lab" when you're in charge of like fifty of them. Anyway, if the tox screen comes back positive, Sterling will start to build a case against Jarvis. Peel tells him that until that happens, it's their sworn duty to follow Jarvis's orders and stand down against Sophia.
Carlos is reporting to Sophia. He has a bandage on his nose, which I choose to believe is a shout-out to my naming this place Alientown. Anyone who wants to try to correct me on the grounds of "shooting schedules" or "plausibility" or whatever is hereby invited to go jump in a lake. Carlos says that right now, Simon is being guarded by Jason and Cameron. So are the aliens still using the same names as they were when they crash-landed seventy years ago? Because there weren't that many Camerons back then. I'd actually still like some explanation on why they speak English and have regular human names. If they're fake names, you'd think they'd start calling each other "Quazar Mark Five" as soon as they're in private, right? But the fact that they still dress, talk, and act like Americans in private makes me think that they might do that on their home planet. Carlos is dismissed so Sophia can answer a phone call from Aaron. You remember Aaron, right? He's in Russia somewhere. He tells her that all the humans on the ship died within hours, which she admits could indeed be a problem. They'll need to run more tests. Aaron says that their courier is hand-carrying the lungs onto the flight as they speak. "The plane is on its way from Moscow to New York." Moscow? That's over nine hundred miles from Murmansk! Anyway, Aaron says, "Alex can be trusted." So the courier's name is Alex.