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.