'Political Animals' recap: Nuclear / Family
Once China gets wind of the rescue operation, things go downhill. They tell Garcetti that the men on board will destroy the ship rather than letting the tech fall into American hands, essentially setting off a dirty bomb in California waters. Garcetti and Elaine are, for once, on the same page. Together they craft a ballsy and probably unrealistic statement for the press that will force China to either go to war or stand down. They stand down. Elaine looks like she's regained some respect for Garcetti.
En route to the rescue site, a storm forces Doug and Susan's plane has to make a detour. This gives them an opportunity to verbally spar, flirt, drink wine and reveal that they're not exactly happy in their lives. Surprising no one, this ends in hot, sweaty sex. At the same time, Anne and Nana are ridding Elaine's house of T.J.'s stash. They decide to get rid of his weed by smoking it, which loosens Anne up enough to reveal she's not entirely happy with her life, either. When Anne tries to vomit up her pot-induced snack binge, Nana calls her on it.