During this exchange, Jim takes a call from Keaton's office: Keaton doesn't like being second banana, and cancels his phone call with the President. Jim is back on the phone, and Mac looks exhausted. Jim: "The General's aide says we should move on." Mac: "You've got to respect the guy's arrogance." Jim urges Mac to start considering others, even going to far as suggesting Baynes on their own terms. Has he been out with a friend sharing a couple of bottles of wine? I'm speculating here, but very curious. She's having none of it, and just wants to give Keaton time to cool off. We're supposed to appreciate her persistence, I think, but this is really starting to seem more pig-headed on her part than anything. This could either pay off or bite her in the ass, which is probably not what you want your first week in office. Mac: "'Move on' is not the same as 'no.'"
Mac leaves to go upstairs before her interrupted meeting continues. In Amy's room, she kisses her daughter and finds a melted sundae on her bedside table, which she picks up and nibbles at. When she walks out into the hall, she runs into Horace. They whisper a conversation about what the rooms are like and how strange it is for the residence to be just like the old house. I like the rapport between the two of them. Mac tells Horace that she's going in to see Becca, but he says that she's crashed for the night. It seems like he's covering for her, but that's never revisited, so I might just be jumping to conclusions from watching too much television. It does turn out, though, that Becca is on the phone in the yard. (I doubt that they really refer to it as "the yard" at the White House, but doesn't that sound homey?) Mac tells Horace, "Sleep good." Mac! You are the President of the United States! Let's not give our school system a worse reputation than it already has! "Sleep well"! "WELL"!
Outside, Becca's trying to have someone pick her up, but her phone keeps cutting out, and she's busted by her Secret Service lady, who explains that the phone thing is a security measure. SS wants to know what Becca's doing. Ah, I mean Joan Greer wants to know what she's doing. Thank you, Commander in Chief, for the printed name! Which I've learned is known as the "lower third." I prefer, however, to call it the "recapper's friend." Becca is freaking out and has suddenly turned into a much more believable teenage character. She wants a cab or some way to get out of there, and Joan tries to calm her down. Becca finally says, in a desperate voice, "Look, they left it there, all right? And I've got to go back and get it before someone else does." "Okay," says Joan. "Left what? What are you talking about?" "My diary." Dum dum dum! "And...it's got stuff in it." Oh no, not stuff! NOT STUFF! Joan asks what kind of stuff, and Becca tells her it's stuff about her mom.