When the President of the United States goes into a coma, a temp agency owner is put in his place. He takes the opportunity to speak honestly about his role over the interim time period and reflects on the true responsibility of the President of the United States, which is to serve the people unselfishlessly.
Mark records a video log in which he discusses a challenge to his survival: he'll run out of food unless he grows more. He needs to figure out a way to grow 3 years worth of food on Mars, where nothing grows. Instead of feeling hopeless, Mark shows that he is ready to take on the challenge.