The staff is conducting an exercise on what would happen if there's a nuclear attack. But the computer plays out a scenario that is almost hopeless for anyone to survive. And that's when they realize that surviving a nuclear attack is not the answer but preventing it.
- The staff participates in a nation-wide nuclear-war simulation designed to test the state governments' abilities to cope with such an event. As Clayton faces a simulated death, the Governor faces the simulated scenario that Katie comes down with floppy fever. An unsuccessful simulated evacuation of Capitol City and Springfield leaves hundreds of motorists vulnerable to the nuclear blasts.