Together with her Minister of Economic Affairs – the highly educated, intelligent and very beautiful Henriette Klitgaard – Birgitte introduces a historic bill, under which it will be compulsory for the boards of Danish companies to have 50% women members. The controversial proposal is not exactly given an enthusiastic welcome in the government ranks. Bent Sejrø fears the reaction of the biggest companies, who are strongly opposed to gender quotas – mostly because they have almost no women on their boards. Pernille Madsen of the Labour Party, Birgitte's Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality, is also dissatisfied: she is aggrieved because Birgitte has chosen to bypass her and introduce the bill via the Minister of Economic Affairs. Pernille Madsen threatens to create unrest in the government unless Birgitte promises her access to all meetings and a place first in the queue to the government's powerful co-ordinating committee, the C-committee. Katrine still hasn't got over the death of Ole Dahl. She torments herself with too much exercise, too little sleep and unhealthy food. Her indoor cycling instructor, Benjamin, notices this and offers to help. Katrine rejects him – she cannot cope with more men in her life – and especially not when it is becoming increasingly clear that Kasper still has feelings for her.