Ellen presents the High Star case to senior partners at Nye, Everett and Polk and Jessica Lowry, a widow of a High Star contractor. Chris learns his therapist was killed by a gas explosion, and he's paranoid someone is after him. Ellen offers to provide security for him, but he declines. Jerry Boorman orchestrated the explosion against Howard Erickson's knowledge. Erickson insists Chris isn't a threat, but Boorman insists on handling the situation his way.
Patty is still searching for a nanny. Patty warns Ellen the firm won't take her case, but Ellen surprises her when she announces they've already accepted it. Howard Erickson drops by Chris's house to check on him. Offers him the chance to renew his contract, but Chris insists he's not in good enough shape to go back. Victor Huntley, now looking for Michael, gives Patty an update which is little to nothing. Michael has left no trace of activity in the past two years.
Ellen learns the partners have changed their minds and won't take the case. Boorman seemingly tortures a Muslim captive to get him to say he was tracking Chris Sanchez. Boorman takes Chris to see the captive man who tells Chris he was responsible for killing a mullah's brother in Afghanistan. He claims he was trying to kill Chris to avenge the death. Boorman keeps Chris from killing him, and after Chris leaves, Boorman pays the man $10,000 for playing along. This pushes Chris to redeploy.