Jang Tae-jun is interviewed about his role as chief of staff and tries to defuse a crisis threatening Song Hui-seop’s political career -- and his own.
Han Do-gyeong joins the staff as a new intern. Tae-jun makes a controversial proposal for the upcoming government audit, which has everyone on edge.
Tae-jun contends with a rival staff member. Yun Hye-won volunteers to talk to a key witness. Kang Seon-yeong becomes concerned about Lee Seong-min.
Oh Won-sik makes a move that jeopardizes Tae-jun’s standing with Song Hui-seop. Seon-yeong gets a surprise visit. Do-gyeong learns about Hye-won’s past.
Tae-jun grapples with a dilemma. Song Hui-seop’s impatience grows as Seon-yeong shifts her strategy. Do-gyeong asks Hye-won a delicate question.
Tae-jun and Seon-yeong enjoy an evening out together, but soon find that someone knows about them. News of a factory worker’s death alarms Do-gyeong.
Hui-seop invites Seong-min to join his party. Seon-yeong gives Tae-jun a stern warning, but he doesn’t waver. Do-gyeong makes a costly misstep.
As the confirmation hearing gets underway, Tae-jun is caught off guard by Hui-seop’s self-serving machinations and scrambles to survive.
Tae-jun struggles with the ramifications of Seong-min’s decision. Do-gyeong has information that may help Tae-jun. Won-sik grows suspicious of Hye-won.
Seon-yeong’s career is in peril, rumors unsettle Won-sik, Do-gyeong returns to the team, and Tae-jun determines to go down a path that he may regret.
With eyes on the target, Tae-jun sets the wheels in motion. Seon-yeong looks into a suspicious death, and sees Lee Ji-eun return as her chief of staff.
Seon-yeong requests the truth from Tae-jun, and joins forces with him to go after Lee Chang-jin. Hui-seop deals with a betrayal.
Shaken up by Chang-jin's tactics, Seon-yeong and Tae-jun search for more evidence against him. Choe Gyeong-cheol launches an investigation.
A scandal threatens to derail Tae-jun. Gyeong-cheol stays out of Hui-seop's political plays. Seon-yeong puts Joojin Chemical under further scrutiny.
Things seem to be back on track for Seon-yeong and Tae-jun as they prepare for the parliamentary inquiry. Feeling the heat, Hui-seop retaliates.
While Tae-jun works on a new plan to turn Chang-jin and Hui-seop against each other, Yun Hye-won and Han Do-gyeong try to pin down a mole.
Needing more information on Hui-seop's slush funds, Tae-jun and Seon-yeong place Oh Won-sik in a sticky situation.
Knowing the consequences, Seon-yeong holds a press conference. Hui-seop treads on thin ice with Sung Yeong-gi. Won-sik runs out of options.
Vowing to finish what Tae-jun started, Seon-yeong pushes for a special probe into the slush funds, but Hui-seop tries to stop her.
While Hui-seop does whatever he must to save himself, Tae-jun, Seon-yeong and their staff get ready for his hearing. Gyeong-cheol seeks justice.