In the aftermath of T.J.’s overdose, Elaine finds herself torn between staying by her son’s side and handling the rescue of a Chinese submarine. Bud discovers the truth behind T.J.’s suicide attempt last December, and takes matters into his own hands. In exchange for keeping Susan quiet on T.J.’s overdose, Elaine grants her unlimited access to the submarine rescue mission, placing her at the front of the action, and leaving Douglas to cross a boundary that could jeopardize his future.
Episode number: 1x5 Airdate: Sunday August 12th, 2012
The episode begins with Douglas listening to a news report, about how the Chinese crew from the sunken submarine is being rescued by the American Navy. Meanwhile Elaine along with the President and the rest of the cabinet is also waiting with bated breath for the navy to rescue the crew. Earlier, Bud informs Elaine at the hospital that TJ will remain sedated till the cocaine is out of his system. Douglas then tells Elaine that there are witnesses who saw the whole fiasco at the club; hence they can’t cover this one up. Elaine then asks Douglas to call Susan. Later, she tells Susan that TJ had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic that was prescribed to him, and went into anaphylactic shock, and hence had to be rushed to the emergency room. ..