Rod and Amy walk through the residence, holding hands. She asks whose furniture it is, and he uses his best "trying to act positive" tone and tells her that it's theirs. She says (and God help me, but I'm agreeing with her throughout this whole scene), "It doesn't look like the kind you're supposed to sit on." Rod tries to convince her that it totally is, and tells her to try it out. She flops onto the chair glumly, but even without the pouty face, it doesn't look like she (or anyone) would really sit there by choice. Amy: "I miss our couch." "Yeah, so do I," Rod says. Amy asks if there is a TV (another extremely valid question), but before we hear the answer, Becca walks in and tries to nonchalantly ask what would happen if something were missing. Rod's really unconcerned; he's sure it will turn up, and tries to find out what it is. She won't say, backs down, and leaves. Amy concludes, "You mean we're never going back." Rod says no; this is their home now. He seems a bit shell-shocked himself, but like he's trying to keep on a good face for the family.
Mac's in the Oval Office, on an important call with the Russian president and a translator. Kelly walks in with flat-ironed hair, looking a little bit lank. She and Mac have a nice moment where she hopes that one day they'll get back to their once-a-week lunches. They then talk some about the Press Secretary situation, and Mac asks Kelly's opinion of Deputy Colin. Kelly thinks he's good, but clearly isn't sure of what she's saying since she is playing with her hair. She then calls him "efficient." Kelly, you're a speechwriter; is that the best you can do? That is never a real compliment. It's the work equivalent to "Is she pretty?" "She's a great person." Regardless, Kelly asks if Mac is thinking of promoting Colin. She's stunned when Mac replies, "No, I was going to suggest that you keep him on. I'm making YOU press secretary." Kelly looks like she's about to throw up. She tries to argue that it's crazy, but Mac turns businesslike and lets her know that she wants someone on her side behind the microphone. Kelly asks, "When would I start?"
And if you've ever watched TV before, you're not surprised to see Kelly walking down a hall, Colin handing her a binder of notes she needs to study. She thanks him and tries to assure him that she didn't ask for the job. He brushes her off and tells her he gets it; oddly, I believe him. He warns her to stick to the talking points, the seating chart, and tells her Hale always picked Gilda first. This is going to go live -- cable will even be cutting in since it's Kelly's first briefing. And she's through the door, looking like a deer in the headlights. She begins with housekeeping business, really, really shakily. She takes a moment to say that she's proud to take over the job, and opens it up for questions. Every hand in the house shoots up and the room is filled with calls of her name. She calls on Charlie, but Gilda is having none of it and bossy ladys her own question over his, about the status of choosing a VP. Kelly nails a great answer: "With the deliberate speed of such a weighty decision." After a couple of more questions, the War Powers Act comes up again. She can't handle this; brow deeply furrowed and voice defensively unsure, she replies, "I wasn't in the loop on that."