Lockhart/Gardner represents a small drilling contractor in a contract dispute against a major oil conglomerate. Things seem straightforward at first, but quickly get out of hand when a South American dictator nationalizes the drilling company and takes over the case. Suddenly, Lockhard/Gardner is forced to cater to the dictator's whims, including taking orders from an aging actor who played a famous lawyer on television. Meanwhile, Peter and Wendi are neck-and-neck in the polls leading up to Election Day. In order to win over the people, Eli tells Alicia that she must enter the fray and show her support for Peter in a televised interview.