Duncan attempts to spend quality time with his son Fred, but finds it difficult in the face of Sarah's open hostility. Holly struggles to separate her personal grievances from her professional ambitions and adds to Duncan's troubles by threatening to publicly expose his relationship with Kristina, the sex worker with whom he has a longstanding arrangement. James reopens communication with Jon Brooks, an MI5 source who is ready to blow the whistle on the government's "Resonance" programme. When Amina and Holly learn what the programme entails, they are convinced that the story will be the most important The Herald will ever run. Emmerson presents Duncan with a seemingly impossible task, and Ed is forced to examine his own journalistic ethics.