An African political activist who was wrongly convicted of murder arrives at LAX to board a flight which will return him home for execution. As protesters try to prevent his departure, the airport becomes the sight of political unrest forcing Harley and Roger to keep the peace. However, when Roger's city council aspiration prompt him to make a bold move, the two airport chiefs stand on opposite sides of this political powder keg. Meanwhile, Nick must confront a past decision when a former passenger returns begging for his help.
Roger has an affair with his wife's divorce attorney. The teenage daughter of a senator has brought home an illegal souvenir from Amsterdam. Harley thinks about an offer she received to run the Dallas International Airport.