When Sullivan Pope interviews for a job as Chief of Staff, Dag convinces Mrs. Whitman to hire him on the spot, but by the next day he regrets it. Meanwhile, Camilla decides she doesn't want to go to college.
The Rock pays a visit to the Oval Office in order to research a role in an action film, and quickly gets on Dag's last nerve. Dag, meanwhile, fears the loss of his new job when Judith is discovered missing and Agent Morton threatens to report it. What they don't know is that Camilla, feeling neglected after Judith canceled a lunch on her, dragged her mother out for a make-up lunch-as well as some quality time together away from the secret service.
Judith plans to launch a children's literacy program. Sullivan convinces her to start it with the highly popular former First Lady, Katherine Twigg, who was responsible for her own literacy program in the past. Feeling inferior, Judith goes out of her way to impress Katherine, but Katherine hates her anyway for trying to steal her campaign.
While Christmas shopping at a department store, Judith becomes angry with President Whitman when he tries to make her pick out a present for his mother. The First Couple's feud soon turns personal for Dag and Agent Morton when they are forced to relay messages after Judith and the president stop speaking to one another.
Dag gets annoyed with Judith after she ruins the end of a book he was reading. Sullivan tries to fit in with the rest of the B-Team by joining them for a round of drinks in their favorite bar, Mikey J's, where Sullivan and Dag share anecdotes about Judith's quirks.
Dag hopes to get back in the saddle after becoming hot under the collar for Judith's fiery temp secretary, Gina Marie. Trouble is, Agent Morton's got his eye on her, too. When the pair find themselves competing for Gina's attention, they make a deal that neither will go out with her to preserve their friendship-a deal neither keeps.
The theft of a secret government document could either ensure Dag's return to the President's detail or make him the prime suspect in its disappearance. Meanwhile, Agent Baxter retires and shares colorful stories which mask personal issues.