It's March 23rd and a history-making face-off plays out on Italian television between Silvio Berlusconi and Achille Occhetto. Behind the scenes, Leonardo does everything he can to help the "Cavaliere" win the joust.
Veronica is now officially a Member of Parliament for Forza Italia but she discovers that many are prejudiced against her. So, to combat that, she pulls up her sleeves and gets to work on an important bill that addresses violence against women.
Under his friend Maroni, Pietro becomes the Home Office Minister Under Secretary, but the government immediately falls prey to difficulties: will Maroni surrender to the lures of Berlusconi or will he follow the dictates of his party leader Bossi?
Scaglia searches for a thread that links a kickback, paid to a finance police officer, to Mondadori, the major media company owned by the Prime Minister. However, he accidentally discovers that someone close to him has skeletons in their closet.