Lyor seems to get a kick out of being contrary to those around him. He likes to disagree and occasionally cause conflict. He's stubborn and doesn't yield easily, so is something happening that he doesn't agree with? If so, he's making it known with his body language.
Kendra and Emily are the Head Women in Charge at the White House. They're the most powerful and influential ladies who serve at the hand of the president. Now that Alex is gone, the First Lady duties have to be delegated to someone. I wonder if they find themselves taking on more tasks to keep the White House afloat.
Or, maybe this has nothing to do with the Cuban situation and everything to do with an investigation into Alex's death. There is no way the First Lady should have been t-boned. The car crash couldn't be a coincidental, freak accident. It had to be intentional, right? Maybe this is one of the agents who was assigned to Alex and she loses her job because she dropped the ball somewhere. Can we expect an investigation into the First Lady's death?
Lyor is having to juggle more than his fair share during this difficult time in Kirkman's life. Unfortunately, it has been ten weeks and the country cannot run itself. Is Lyor speaking to someone about the Cuban conflict that has to be addressed? Perhaps he's the one suggesting that Aaron and Hannah do some field work and resolve the issue.
Emily and Lyor have a fun but often contentious relationship. Both of them want to do what's best for Tom, but neither of them can agree about what the best course of action is 100% of the time. It leads to them often butting heads, which is probably what they're doing here.
With Alex's death, the country withstanding such a tragedy, Kirkman balancing his grief and raising his children alone, and a new problem on the horizon with Cuba, a lot is going on. Whatever it is this woman is discussing with Kirman, Lyor doesn't appear to be in agreement.
Emily, Kendra, and Lyor are the most powerful members of the White House Staff at the moment, and they always have Kirkman's best interest at heart. The problem is sometimes they don't all agree on how to troubleshoot problems.
Although it has been ten weeks since Alex's death, the White House Staff feel that Kirkman should seek professional help from a therapist to guide him through is grief. If they confront him about it, how will he react?
Just when it appeared as though they had overcome the debacle with Alex and her mother, Alex is t-boned in a freak accident. Alex and Tom were disputing a great deal leading up to her death, but their love was boundless, and they were true partners. How will he carry on without her?
The Kirkman children say their goodbyes to their slain mother for the last time. Leo has notoriously been protective of his younger sister, and now, more than ever, he'll likely take her under his wing. There is no telling how the Kirkman children will be from this point forward. Everyone grieves differently.