Cleaver's been hiding out in the country posing as a writer, but his cover's blown when Barney appears on Australian Story, complete with images of his best friend. It isn't long before Thompson's goons arrive on the scene.
Wendy reluctantly takes Cleaver in when he's evicted, while Barney is reeling from the costs of his rescue. David and Scarlet's romance is slowly being scuttled by her children; and Missy is desperate for drugs.
All aspects of Cleaver's life goes totally in the shitter with his job, ex-wife and ex-girlfriend, and decides to run for the senate. Nicole is left at the alter. Jack gives Cleaver an interesting proposition.
Jack pushes Cleaver's campaign beyond expectations. Barney and Cleaver find closure over the balloon rescue, but Cleaver has one more surprise for his old friend. Potter stands for Senate, but Cal has other ideas. Wendy weighs her options.