Abdullah's tactic of letting Al-Qadi go is having its intended effect of neutralizing both him and Barry, the latter who has declared Al-Qadi ineligible to run in the election because of his "tie" to the Caliphate. The Caliphate are facing their own internal struggles as many of those in the top echelon accuse Rashid of wanting to get back into Abuddin solely as revenge against Samira's death, as opposed to forwarding Caliphate ideals. Abdullah believes Rashid can overcome this objection with one decisive action. Barry is feeling increasingly frustrated, which is not helped by having nightmares and hallucinations of Emma, those hallucinations which accuse him of not doing enough to avenge her murder. With only two months until the election, he feels he is running out of time to achieve his primary goal of killing Rashid. Now that Leila has resigned from the government, she takes a calculated risk by joining forces with an enemy to strengthen her campaign. She and Cogswell also have to...