Denmark needs a new fighter aircraft, and Minister of Defence Hans Christian Thorsen has been looking forward for a long time to announcing that Denmark has chosen the F-26 Defender as its future solution. But Birgitte has stipulated that all such decisions from all ministries must be cleared with her, and she becomes suspicious when Thorsen, the Army’s man and a former businessman, has chosen an expensive aircraft which at the same time ensures big orders for Danish companies. Birgitte is however forced to give way, and the government chooses to invest in the Defender. Birgitte then discovers that one of the Danish companies that stands to profit through the order is Via Electronics, where Phillip has just been made an executive. When it is also revealed that Thorsen has been on paid hunting trips with the aircraft manufacturers, and the media, led by Katrine and TV1, start an investigative campaign towards the government, Birgitte is forced to ask Phillip to resign from his new job. This is too much for Phillip; he leaves the house, and for several days Birgitte has no contact with him. Eventually, she is so desperate that she goes to see Freja, one of Phillip's former students, of whom Birgitte has previously been jealous. But Phillip is not there, and Birgitte is on the verge of collapsing with sorrow. But as her government too is in a deep crisis, she needs more than ever to appear positive and energetic. Birgitte therefore launches a major new plan for open government, and Kasper arranges a live interview with Katrine the same evening.