COMMENT: I had just been thinking how irrelevant Remy Danton had been to this season - a token black man in a white series. And suddenly this show tackles the race issue head on with a stop and search. Will it have the balls to follow up this storyline, though? Or will it just be a crush to get Remy and Jackie Sharp back into bed together? Otherwise the Stamper storyline creaks it's wheels into the final act & the Russian-Israeli diplomatic fracas seems to be plausibly escalating. Less insider political chicanery than I would've liked but a good tense and subtle episode.
PLOT SUMMARY: Russian casualties in the UN peace-keeping mission cause a diplomatic crisis. FU needs Yates to finish the book more than ever now as part of his campaign but he notices something is off. Petrov refuses to allow the allies to investigate the attack so Claire asks the Russian Ambassador to help her back-channel the diplomacy. The Ambassador accuses Petrov of having engineered the attack to isolate the Russians, as he never wanted the peacekeeping force.