- "Back in the 1950s, Uncle Sam built a bunker beneath this resort for, uh, government officials to wait out the, uh, inevitable destruction that was coming. It was long forgotten, 'til Riley found mention of it in a newspaper article about the hotel's bankruptcy. I... Uncle Sam was smart about what was coming, just not about when."
- —Teddy to Alicia.[src]
In the 1950s, the US government built a doomsday bunker beneath the hotel for government officials to survive a possible coming nuclear war. The bunker was left fully stocked with enough food and water supplies to last survivors for years. However, the bunker was eventually forgotten about and the resort hotel ultimately went bankrupt. The bunker's existence was mentioned in a newspaper article discussing the bankruptcy.
After the destruction of the Holding, the Doomsday Cult moves into the bunker which was discovered by Riley in an article discussing the resort hotel's bankruptcy. Convinced that Alicia Clark is the right person to lead the survivors of the nuclear destruction that he is planning, Teddy locks her in the bunker with many of his cultists who are unaware of exactly what he's planning, only believing that they are moving into a well-stocked bunker.
A nearby nuclear explosion destroys the hotel and shakes the bunker underneath it.
The Franklin Hotel will appear in this episode.