With the Socialist Party in shambles, Philippe joins Michel Vidal’s "The People Stand Up.” As the regional election approaches, Philippe sees it as a golden opportunity to pull some strings, but Vidal is not fooled by his double game.
During a trip to Spain, Vidal tries to secure Philippe’s loyalty and make him renounce his Elysian ambitions. As revelations about Amélie’s personal life thwarts her plans, she announces a surprise referendum that shakes Philippe’s alliance.
After the violence in the polling stations, Philippe is on the road to convince people that he can rally. If Amélie has given up running for reelection, Philippe is determined to unite the left, but Vidal does not want to give in to blackmail.