Synopsis by Josh Ralske
The show flashes back again, this time to August 27, 2003. Francisco (Roger Guenveur Smith) is visiting Bergstrom (Elliott Gould) in New York, to find that the eccentric gentleman is seeing his doctor again, worried that the recent blackout has affected his health. Bergstrom wants Francisco to keep him updated on what's happening at his D.C. firm. Mary Matalin and James Carville are preparing to move into Bergstrom Lowell's fancy new digs. Tommy (John Slattery) is also in New York, where he meets with Sophia Al Sabih (Sophia Ali) about Bergstrom Lowell taking on the Council for Middle-East Progress as a client. He also has an assignation with Anna (Jennice Fuentes) that ends in tragedy. It's also revealed that he was the first member of the firm to be approached by federal agents. Maggie (Mary McCormack), meanwhile, opens up emotionally to Gail (Talia Balsam), only to find Gail pulling away. Everyone is discussing the impact of the reprint of a potentially embarrassing interview on Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign.