||Rating: 8.0/10 (36,861 votes)
Stars:Â Bellamy Young, Brendan Hines, Columbus Short, Dan Bucatinsky, Darby Stanchfield
Runtime:Â 60Â min
Released:Â April 05, 2012
|Plot:Â News reports go back and forth about what happened to the president as he made his way into his 50thÂ birthday gala. Gunshots rang out.Â President Fitzgerald GrantÂ was hit. Chaos overtakes the plaza as Secret Service agents toss Fitz into the back of a car that speeds off to the hospital.Â OliviaÂ meetsÂ CyrusÂ there. It’s bedlam inside.Â MellieÂ is freaking out. A doctor orders his president to stay alive. Olivia watches in horror as they wheel Fitz away to surgery. Olivia hears from Edison via phone that he’s headed for the bunker along with the entire Cabinet. She hangs up on him suddenly when she sees a small, bloodied U.S. flag pin on the floor. There are only 48 stars on it. The pin belonged to Eisenhower. Olivia bought it at an auction. We flashback to see her give it to Fitz the day of his inauguration. They said they would stop their affair when he became president. This is easier said than done. The president skips out of the inaugural ball to meet Olivia inside the Oval Office where they give in to their passion once more. In present day, we learn that the White House Press Secretary, Britta Kagen, was also shot during the attack. Vice President Sally Langston orders her chopper pilot to land on the south lawn of the White House where she declares that she is in charge of the situation, basically saying she is the President now! Cyrus flips out on her. We jump back to the first days of the Grant presidency where Verna Thornton learns that Sally gets first dibs on nominating a new Supreme Court Justice. This does not make her happy, especially considering that her part of the deal to get Fitz into office was that she’d be the first nominee during his presidency. She wants this problem fixed. Also in flashbacks, we see how Secret Service Agent Tom clues in his president about the hidden cameras that are in his new office space.