“If it were up to me, we’d be putting up drywall on your vagina building today.” – President Caldwell
Selina arrives at Yale for the library groundbreaking and President Caldwell informs her they are halting construction due to a Washington Post story about its problematic location. Catherine’s water breaks, and she, Marjorie and Richard rush to the hospital.
Twenty-four years ago: Selina gives birth to Catherine, but is uninterested in being a mother. Gary, a candy striper at the hospital, gives Selina ice chips. After the birth, Selina decides to run for Congress.
Selina gets to the hospital after Catherine delivers. Bombarded with photographers as they leave, Selina grabs the baby and makes a statement, using the child to express her disappointment in Yale's history of slavery. When Leon West asks about the spa, Selina talks about both her mother’s and daughter’s struggles with mental health.
Amy apologizes about the library and Selina tells her she leaked the library story to Leon West because she’s not ready to be a former president; instead, she wants to run again. The team celebrates and Selina credits Tibet for her political revival. Seduced by political opportunity, Selina breaks up with Jaffar because of his “baggage.”
Selina gives a speech, written by Leon West, at the Madison Monroe dinner and Amy tells Dan she’s pregnant with his child. Jonah announces he’s running for president. Mike, now fired, teaches at a community college.