Meanwhile, Tom confesses to the murder of Frankie, something he did by way of direct orders from Cyrus. Frankie is livid when Cyrus admits that he orchestrated the attack. He turns on the television and learns that he is considered a suspect in the murder of Frankie Vargas. Did anyone else think the show was really going to kill Cyrus off? Present day, Cy tells Michael he is in trouble. But later, he tries to rein in Tom, telling him not to harm Vargas. The powers that be really pulled the rug from under us. Fitz does not answer because the camera pans to Tom in a facility having confessed to the murder.
Fitz is in the oval office signing papers with Abby in silence. Tom then admitted to the murder of the president and said Cyrus paid him. Michael asks him if he killed. He tells Cyrus he is disgusted by him and that he is done with him. He tells Michael that he didn't do it. He was shocked, but you could tell he was entertaining the idea of becoming the president. Huck goes to meet one of Jennifer's friends.
Charlie, Quinn and Jake are together, putting together a timeline. But while Tom is psycho, he's not dumb. Olivia tells Mellie that Tom confessed and that Mellie will be becoming the next President of the United States. Tom says that Cyrus belongs at the top of the ticket. The two of us are done! Back in time, Cyrus meets with Tom at a diner. But we still haven't answered how Jennifer knew that Cyrus was guilty, and who blew up her cabin? Cyrus tries to call but can't get through.
Cyrus, who's being seduced by Tom, agrees that he also wants Frankie out of the way because he wants to be president. Olivia realizes that Frankie and Jennifer were sleeping together, and that Cyrus knew it. Not a hair on his head. Meanwhile, Cyrus meets privately with the president. This is the argument captured on Jennifer's video camera. Which means that Cyrus is Suspect No.
Cyrus was right to call her out straight away. Of course, Cyrus has to tell Michael that Tom is back. Tom could have easily pulled the trigger and gave him the easy way out, but I'm glad he's heading to jail to rot. You are dead to me. He offered Cyrus a deal to get off with it. Cyrus cruelly withholds his affection from Tom - again. Nonetheless, Cyrus welcomes her to the team.
Cyrus has noticed the closeness between Jennifer and Frankie, and is worried that the affair will bring the campaign down. The shocking thing about all of this was that Cyrus did not want Vargas dead. Furthemore, he shares that it was under direct orders of Cyrus Bean. He has a tightness in his chest. There was not as much Olivia as usual, but it was intriguing to find out who the murderer was so early in the season.
Cyrus says that he is being setup by. Eventually, Cyrus came clean to Michael and decided to sort things out. He should run far away and never look back. I do not want you. This night finds Cyrus outperforming his opponent Jake Ballard. Which, of course, means the electoral college will have no choice but to vote for Mellie Grant. The gist of the conversation is Jennifer Fields is a problem, and he needs her handled.
That was a thrilling twist. There is a noise outside. However, things go awry when Cyrus tries to pull a gun on Tom. The offer Fitz gave him to step down was a good one. Cyrus has been the one to assert his power over Tom for all of these years, so Tom being the one in control was a breath of fresh air. Back in the present day, Michael comes home with a grocery bag that also has a gun for Cyrus in it.