"He is desperate and is trying to figure a way to get of this," Perry tells TVGuide.com. "If he can even get out of this."
It helps that Tom (Brian Letscher) is also locked up in the same prison, and Cy tries his damnedest in Thursday's episode to reach him to recant his confession. One big problem (you know, besides being in solitary confinement): The guard has it out for the VPEOTUS, refusing to give him pen and paper, let alone talk to Tom.
But this is Cyrus we're talking about here. He's never met a situation he can't manipulate.