Francis Urquhart announces his intention to seek the leadership of the Conservative Party and become Prime Minister. It's six days until the first ballot and Urquhart plots against his rivals. One by one, the minor candidates fall by the wayside - the Health Minister who has an accident; an MP who had an encounter on a train with a young man. He finishes second on the first ballot and has another week to deal with his main rivals, Patrick Woolton and Michael Samuels. Woolton gets tripped up by the recording of him in bed at the party conference and throws his support to Francis. Mattie Storin is keen on Urquhart's candidacy and he convinces her to stop digging in the other candidates' background. She finally puts two and two together however forcing Urquhart to take action.
Did You Know?
When Francis Urquhart says "If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not" he is quoting Banquo from Shakespeare's play Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 3). See more
When McKenzie gets out of the car (after it knocks down a man in a wheelchair) and gets hit in the face with an egg, he's wearing a different pair of glasses. See more
[Blackmailing Patrick Woolton
Let's say it's a government health warning. In your case there's no such thing as safe sex. In your case the withdrawal method is the only viable alternative. I'm sure you understand.