In the season 1 finale, Martinez and Peel are pitted against Jarvis and his ally; Leila struggles to survive; tremors are sent across the globe as the portal begins to open.
President Martinez returns to the White House, determined to punish those who conspired against him; Sophie struggles with guilt while forging ahead with her plan.
Sterling finds an unlikely ally in Simon; Jarvis authorizes an air strike without the chief of staff’s approval; Sophia draws unwitting Leila into her plan; Sean and Vicky try to prevent many deaths.
While the White House deals with the unfolding tragedy, Sterling investigates his primary suspect; and Sophia manipulates the traitor. In other events, Leila and Michael try to rescue Simon; and Sean and Vicky set out to identify Sophia’s secret courier.
Vice President Jarvis agrees to meet with an adversary; Sen. Lewis reports the results of the staff’s blood tests; Sophia continues her search for the superweapon; Leila questions her place; Sean and Vicky find the person they’ve been seeking.
The Sleepers mourn their losses after negotiations are derailed; Sterling tries to test Simon’s loyalties; President Martinez asks Sen. Lewis (Virginia Madsen) to find any remaining moles in the White House.