President Grant tries to start a peace process in Middle East hosting a state dinner for president Rashad of Bashran. Anyway Olivia is secretly thinking about a back-up plan. Meanwhile QP&A is trying to gain more clientele.
While Liv is busy running the free world, the team at QPA works with an unexpected client to solve an important case. At the White House, Mellie prepares for the upcoming nuclear summit with President Rashad and Prime Minister Nazari.
Mellie's plans to name Jake as her new chief of staff only propels Olivia to do whatever it takes to make sure that does not happen. Back at Papa Pope's house, Quinn becomes restless, wondering just how long Rowan intends to keep her and Robin hidden from the outside world. Meanwhile at QPA, Abby, Huck and Charlie decide that it's time to move forward with new clients when their first case leads to surprising intel.
When Charlie is taken into custody for the hijacking of Air Force Two, Quinn is faced with an important choice. Meanwhile, Cyrus is pulling the strings behind closed doors and sets out to recruit Jake to join him on his quest for the White House.