Philip poses as a Swedish intelligence officer to seduce Annalise (Gillian Alexy) and convince her to discreetly photograph the office of Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. A meeting is to take place in three days between Weinberger, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her defence secretary John Nott to discuss the Americans' proposed Strategic Defense Initiative. Philip and Elizabeth have orders to infiltrate and bug the office; using the photos, they decide to plant the bug in a clock. They coerce the Weinbergers' cleaning lady, Viola (Tonye Patano) into helping in the plot. Meanwhile, Stan blackmails Nina (Annet Mahendru), a Soviet embassy clerk, to spy for the FBI. She sees the Soviet ambassador celebrating his own undercover agents' work. Meanwhile, Soviet embassy officials listen to a conversation about the SDI.