It is summer, and just like in the rest of the country, things are quiet at the Castle. The only real news item is Michael Laugesen's new book, which promises to reveal everything from his time at the Castle. This worries Kasper Juul, as he was the one who leaked the documents to Michael Laugesen that destroyed the election for both Lars Hesselboe and Laugesen. Kasper does not receive much support from Birgitte, who makes an awkward attempt to take a holiday with her family – but there is precious little time for fun with the children or marital togetherness when Mum is the prime minister of Denmark. While Kasper Juul desperately tries to get hold of a copy of Laugesen's book, a mysterious woman turns up at the Castle.