In the present, the President and Olivia listen to the sex tape, which is actually the night their affair began and not a tape of the President and Amanda Tanner. Meanwhile, Gideon and David conduct separate investigations into the death of Amanda Tanner. Gideon arrives at the conclusion that the Vice President's Chief of Staff, Billy Chambers, was Amanda's lover. When Gideon confronts Billy with this information, Billy attacks Gideon.
Through a flashback, the beginnings of both Olivia's relationship with the President and her team are revealed.