Leo and Jordan have been walking all over the building; she wants to know where they're going. He says it's someplace quiet where they can talk. He doesn't tell her it's the secret love nest he and Fitz steal away to when they think no one's looking. Jordan sees it: "The White House Situation Room?" Leo put his palm on a handprint scanner and opens the door, saying, "We just call it that." They enter, Jordan wondering aloud whether she's even allowed to be in there: "Look at this stuff." Leo glances at the map display and says, "It's a map of North America." He asks her where she's from; she says, "Lincoln, Nebraska." He asks someone via intercom to "throw an Opal Drill up on the wall" for Lincoln. The map display illustrates a first strike nuclear attack from Beijing and North Korea. The state of Nebraska is blown up (visually enlarged, I mean; not bombed), and you can see that various cities are directly hit. Lincoln isn't, so Leo starts to comment on how it survives the first strike, but then it gets hit, so he says, "Aw...no, not so much." I really don't care for how manipulative this is. Jordan seems to want to get on with things, too. At nine zillion dollars an hour or whatever she bills, I would think he would, too. He stands on one side of the table, she on the other. He says that they have to go beyond normal attorney-client privilege. Jordan says there are no degrees of attorney-client privilege. Leo's talking about state secrets with the highest degree of classification: "If you told anyone, you'd be convicted of treason and sent to prison, probably for life." Jordan: "No, I wouldn't." Leo admits that it's nothing like treason, but says that if she told anyone, it'd be bad. She wants to know what is going on. He pulls out a chair for her;she comes around the table to sit down, as he asks if she remembers that in May, Shareef's private plane went down in Bermuda, and all passengers were dead. She doesn't. He seems surprised. He explains that Qumar is investigating "the accident" because they suspect foul play. Leo states that they know Qumar is planning to frame Israel and is producing phony evidence. She asks how they know. He does that "I'm sorry?" thing that forces the questioner to repeat his or her comment ,which is done way more on this show than I ever bother to mention any more because it's getting so incredibly tired, but I'm going to mention it here because it just seemed more gratuitous than ever. He says: "Because we do." She starts to argue about that, but he states very clearly and evenly: "Jordan, we know any evidence of assassination is manufactured." She asks, "How?" For a brilliant legal mind she's a wee bit slow on the uptake here. Leo says, "'Cause we destroyed all the evidence." At that moment, someone interrupts him on the intercom saying she has POTUS on the line. Leo takes the call. "Yes, sir?"
Episode Report CardDeborah: C+ | 920 USERS: B-
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