The scene opens with Elizabeth listening to a code. She decodes it. Phillip comes back from playing Racketball and finds Elizabeth in the kitchen. He says that he missed her. She tells him that they have to stop an assassin. It is one of theirs and that they have no information about the assassin except for the names of scientists who are the targets. Phillip tells her that they are having dinner with the Beemans on Wednesday. Later that evening, they watch as a scientist is helping his wife in the car. Phillip has planted a bomb in the engine. The scientist gets out because the car won’t start. He sees the bomb and gets his wife to safety. Phillip detonates the bomb to get their attention. At the FBI, Gadd talks to his team and tells them that they have to protect the scientists because the KGB might know about them. Amador says that they should protect everyone, but Gadd says that would take too much. They are ordered to work around the clock...Read the full recap
The title comes from the Cold War doctrine that neither side would start a nuclear war, since the other side would have time to respond in kind, with the inevitable result of each other's total destruction.